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Lords Aaron and Joshua of House Sarnecky are here for the April entry of their 2021 TV anniversary celebrations – Game of Thrones 10th Anniversary aka The Iron Anniversary.
Game of Thrones ran on HBO from April 17, 2011 to May 19, 2019, for a total of eight seasons and 73 episodes. Created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, it is an adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire. In the series a multitude of characters vie for control on the continent of Westeros. Most factions in Game of Thrones are commanded by noble houses, chief among them the Starks of the North, the Lannisters of the South, and the exiled Targaryens who used to rule the Seven Kingdoms. Meanwhile, in the uppermost region of Westeros, humanoid Ice creatures called White Walkers build their army, enslaving the dead to their will.
During its run Game of Thrones became the most popular show in the world and garnered 160 Emmy nominations and 59 wins, including four Outstanding Supporting Actor wins for Peter Dinklage (X-Men: Days of Future Past) for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister and Outstanding Drama Series wins for Seasons 5 through 8. The latter fact comes in spite of the extremely divisive final season.
In the series premiere, “Winter Is Coming,” King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy, The Full Monty) asks his friend Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark (Sean Bean, Snowpiercer) to become Hand of the King, the second most powerful person in Westeros. Complicating matters for an already reluctant Ned is a conspiracy involving the murder of the previous Hand. Over on the continent of Essos, Princess Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke, Last Christmas), daughter of Westeros’ overthrown “Mad King,” marries warlord Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa, Zack Snyder’s Justice League) in hopes that his warriors will help her family reclaim the Iron Throne.
In the podcast Josh and Aaron talk about “Winter Is Coming” before going into their feelings on the series as a whole. The brothers go into their favorite parts of the show, its low points and controversies, and whether or not they’re interested in the Game of Thrones spinoffs in the works.
Don’t forget to check out Pop Break’s interview with Kristian Nairn aka Hodor.