1. " Epic Fantasy Meets Award-Winning TV."
The award-winning HBO series "Game of Thrones" is based on George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy novel series, "A Song of Ice and Fire". The first novel in the series, "A Game of Thrones", has been adapted into the hit show, which has captivated audiences around the world with its intricate plotlines, complex characters, and stunning visuals. The series has won numerous awards, including 38 Primetime Emmy Awards, and has become one of the most popular shows of all time.
2. George R.R. Martin Not Behind Dothraki Language in 'GoT'
George R.R. Martin, the author of the popular book series "A Song of Ice and Fire" which the TV series "Game of Thrones" is based on, did not actually write any of the Dothraki language we hear in the show. Instead, HBO hired a company called "Language Creation Society" that specializes in creating imaginary languages to create the Dothraki language for the show. This company has also created languages for other popular shows such as "Star Trek" and "Avatar: The Last Airbender".
3. 160 baby girls named "Khaleesi" in America
In 2012, the hit show "Game of Thrones" had such an impact on American culture that over 160 baby girls were legally named "Khaleesi" - a title given to the character Daenerys Targaryen. This is despite the fact that "Khaleesi" is not the character's actual name. The show's influence was so strong that parents chose to name their daughters after the character, even if it wasn't her real name.
4. Fantasy Genre Soars in Popularity Thanks to Game of Thrones
The fantasy genre has seen a huge surge in popularity in mainstream media, thanks in no small part to the success of the big-budget television series Game of Thrones. The show has captivated audiences around the world with its intricate storylines, complex characters, and stunning visuals, and has become a cultural phenomenon. It has also helped to bring fantasy to the forefront of popular culture, inspiring a new generation of fans to explore the genre.
5. Natalia Tena: Mastery of Fantasy Genre
Natalia Tena, who plays the wildling Osha in the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones", is no stranger to the fantasy genre. She is best known for her role as Nymphadora Tonks in the Harry Potter film series, where she played a shapeshifter who could change her appearance at will. Tena's portrayal of Osha in "Game of Thrones" is just as captivating, as she brings a wild and unpredictable energy to the role.
6. " Captivating Global Phenomenon"
The global phenomenon that is Game of Thrones has captivated audiences around the world, with its expansive fan base spanning across all continents. From the United States to Europe, Asia to Australia, millions of viewers have tuned in to watch the epic fantasy series, with its intricate storylines and complex characters. The show has become a cultural phenomenon, with fans engaging in heated debates and discussions about the show's plot twists and turns. With its immense popularity, Game of Thrones has become one of the most successful television series of all time.
7. Blind Maester Aemon Targaryen brings realism to "Game of Thrones"
Maester Aemon Targaryen of the Night's Watch is a beloved character in the "Game of Thrones" novels, and his blindness is a key part of his character. In the novels, it is revealed that he is blind, and this is brought to life on screen by the actor Peter Vaughan, who is legally blind himself. This adds a unique layer of realism to the character, as Vaughan is able to draw on his own experiences to portray Aemon's blindness.
8. Game of Thrones Inspired Costumes from Around the World
The costumes in the hit show "Game of Thrones" are inspired by a variety of cultures from around the world. For example, the Dothraki outfits are reminiscent of the Bedouins, with one even made out of fish skins to resemble dragon scales. The Wildlings, on the other hand, wear fur side in and skin side out, similar to the Inuit. Additionally, the show draws inspiration from Japanese and Persian cultures, creating a unique and diverse wardrobe for the characters.
9. Game of Thrones Fans Are Devoted and Enthusiastic
The HBO series "Game of Thrones" has one of the most devoted fanbases in popular culture, surpassing even the most dedicated fans of Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Harry Potter, and Star Wars. According to a 2012 Vulture ranking, the series's fandom was ranked number one in terms of devotion and enthusiasm. This is a testament to the show's immense popularity and the dedication of its fans, who have been eagerly awaiting the show's return for the past eight years.
10. Michelle Fairley Joins Harry Potter
Michelle Fairley, the actress who played Catelyn Stark in the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones", also had a role in the Harry Potter franchise. She portrayed Mrs. Granger in the two-part finale, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows". Fairley's character was the mother of Hermione Granger, played by Emma Watson, and was a key figure in the climactic battle between Harry and Voldemort.
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