Opinion | “Game of Thrones” is HBO’s Best

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9 min readApr 6, 2020

It’s been close to a year since HBO’s static logo blackened for the last time in an ending of a “Game of Thrones” episode, and I had plenty of time to let the entire journey sink it. For years now Game of Thrones was the most anticipated event of every year for me, and the biggest TV passion I ever had. Now that the story came full circle and I had time to digest everything, I think despite having timeless masterpieces such as The Sopranos, Six Feet Under and the Wire under their belt, Game of Thrones might be the best thing HBO has ever produced.

Written by Dvir Ben Asuli.

It’s nothing new that HBO always have the most ambitious projects around, but from 2011 to 2019 they gradually built what I consider the epitome of quality television, and made history. The highly talented show-runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss took the unadaptable giant books by George R. R. Martin and transformed them into this beautifully constructed show, that something of it’s kind was never done before. There are so many layers to this story, so many characters and story arcs intertwining with each other that it seems impossible to grasp one man came up with it all.

I started the show rather late, after two complete seasons already aired. I heard a lot of talk about this show, everyone telling how amazing it is and, of course, an occasional huge spoiler here and there- so I decided to check what the fuss is all about. I enjoyed both of the seasons very much, but it was only at the ninth episode of the second season, that depicted the attack of Stannis Baratheon’s forces on King’s Landing, that I realized something as ambitious as that was never done before on TV medium. From this moment on I followed every news piece closely, followed the production and held my breath for each new episode that was about to air. Frankly it was a great experience on it’s own just to see what they had to go through every year to film these 10 hours seasons.

George R. R. Martin, author of “A Song of Ice and Fire”

The story Martin created is probably one of the better and most detailed and well-crafted stories of all times, and David and Dan’s transformation of the story to the TV medium was beautifully…

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