Friday, March 28, 2014

Winter is (Finally!) Coming

Winter is coming, and not a moment too soon, as Game of Thrones fans around the world hyperventilate for the release of season four on April 6th. If we weren’t sure about how well the series based on George R.R. Martin’s fantasy novels was doing, the cover of the April issue of Vanity Fair confirms it. Even Downton Abbey hasn’t achieved that. Yet.

If you need a hit of Game of Thrones’ goodness to keep you going until the series opener, you don’t have to look far. There are tributes, parodies and other tie-ins everywhere. There’s even a Belgian math teacher who is using the television series as a threat. According to Mashable, the teacher, who has read the books, threatened the students with spoilers if they didn’t quiet down.
Unsurprisingly, the teacher saw immediate results. When the skeptical pupils tested his nerve, he promptly wrote out all the names of the characters who perished in Season 3. Any students who hadn't seen the Red Wedding yet were undoubtedly traumatized.
The Vanity Fair piece on the series is online here. We wrote about the possibility of a big screen version here.  You can view the Game of Thrones Meets House of Cards parody video here.


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