How Game of Thrones Has Left A Lasting Legacy – Despite Its Disastrous Final Season

Leaving A Huge Impact

If there’s one subject sure to elicit anger from any erstwhile Game of Thrones fan, it’s the series’ dire final season. From Jon Snow failing to kill the Night King to Dany’s inexplicable and sudden descent into madness, it disappointed millions and most of us are still feeling salty about it.

You might think this would inevitably mark an end for the once record-breaking TV show, but a slew of spinoffs – both on screen and off – suggests otherwise. …

A Spinoff Supremo

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past six months, you’ve undoubtedly seen the trailer for House of the Dragon, the Game of Thrones prequel set 200 years before the show we knew and loved. Starring Matt Smith – the Doctor Who and The Crown heavyweight – alongside lesser-known actors like Olivia Cooke and Emma D’Arcy, it’s set to explore some of the backstories of the infamous Targaryen dynasty.

But here’s an obvious question for you: how has it managed to secure screen time when Game of Thrones ended so disastrously? The answer is an easy one: before the “season we do not speak of”, we must remember the clout the series carried. According to the official Rotten Tomatoes rankings of all the seasons’ ratings, the show not only set rating records but repeatedly broke them too, making it a sterling investment for HBO.

Not only that, but we all know it came from some incredible source material. Though he might be taking his time to finish the series, George R. R. Martin’s books have been captivating readers for decades and the man sure knows how to tell a great story!

It’s not only Game of Thrones that’s proved this to us, but the many spin-offs and sequels he’s authored alongside the main event. As this Entertainment Weekly article discusses, it’s this material the many spinoffs that are currently in development will cover.

Beyond The Small Screen

 

Game of Thrones was a TV record breaker, but the books that inspired the show have been no less well received. Captivating readers across the globe, they’ve also played a part in creating a lasting legacy for the series.

This has extended beyond the small screen and into other forms of media, and we’re not just talking about the world-building author George R. R. Martin has done himself. This effect has been supported and built upon by other content creators, from board game designers to slot developers.

For example, casinos like Casumo offer players the chance to enjoy a Game of Thrones online slot, with modifiers inspired by the Houses of Westeros. The symbols include house sigils too, with the aim of the game being to ascend to the Iron Throne. You can find more information at Bonusfinder.ie, who have rated a lot of casinos with fast payouts.

There are also several video games set within the world of the seven kingdoms, from 2007’s Blood of Dragons through to 2020’s Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows – a strategy game that was made available to iPhone and iPad users.

Combined, all this material has one effect: to continue the legacy of Game of Thrones and ensure that – however much we might want to forget the final season – it remains in our consciousness forevermore.

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