This Sunday, July 16, marks the beginning of a new season of Game of Thrones. For the next 7 weeks, you’re either in TV fandom heaven, or you’re sulking about how overrated the show is.
Regardless of how you feel about it, this HBO series is a worldwide phenomenon. In 2016, it became the most pirated show in history (which makes sense for an HBO show: not everyone around the world can pay for a subscription). It also became the network’s most watched TV show after The Sopranos.
On top of that, each episode of the show costs more to make than some blockbuster movies. Each episode of season six cost $10 million to make. That’s a total of $100 million for just one season!
Now that you’re clear on just how massive Game of Thrones really is these days, let’s jump into a breakdown of the characters. If you’ve read the books, you know the show doesn’t exactly portray them accurately. Here’s what they should look like:
1. Jon Snow. When he’s first introduced as the bastard son of Eddard Stark, the 14-year-old and future Lord Commander of The Night’s Watch is described as having a lean build, long face, dark brown hair and gray eyes.
2. Daenerys Targaryen. Everyone’s favorite mother of dragons was meant to look slightly different than Emilia Clarke’s version on the TV show. She’s described as having purple eyes and silver-white blond hair.
3. Cersei Lannister. It seems that the blond characters in the show didn’t get to have the “fantasy” world shade of platinum silver blond hair from the books. Cersei was also meant to have this hair, along with “emerald green eyes.”
4. Tyrion Lannister. No one dares doubt the work of Peter Dinklage as the show’s wittiest character, but one thing was glaringly missing. After the Battle of Blackwater, Tyrion was meant to lose his entire nose.
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