Game of Thrones TV programme by Benioff and Weiss, 2011

I am a huge fan of the excellent Benioff and Weiss TV programme Game of Thrones released in 2011. Even though it's been 13 years since it was released, I still regularly find my perceptual peepers hankering after this stone cold classic, or at the very least craving a wee read around the subject matter, perhaps open up the Wikipedia page or find a YouTube analysis of the TV programme.

Why is Game of Thrones so good?

As well as an unwavering sense of nostalgia that keeps me returning to this TV programme, there's also a hypnotic je ne sais quoi about Game of Thrones that keeps it fresh no matter how many times I revisit this work of art. Maybe it's that I was an impressionable young whippersnapper in the year 2013 when I first discovered Game of Thrones, or the fact that Benioff and Weiss were absolutely at the top of their game when they released said TV programme. It's hard to pinpoint something so transcendental. Once you love a piece of art you become faithful to it's ethos.

Game of Thrones is a TV programme that is still relevant

One thing's for sure though, Game of Thrones has stood the test of time and then some. It remains as powerful and relevant today as it did in 2011. And why wouldn't it? With compelling story telling like that, it's no wonder people return to this TV programme again and again. I can't imagine life without it John.

Benioff and Weiss knocked it out the park

But it's not just the compelling story telling that make this TV programme great. It's the overall package. The steadily escalating plot line is a tour de force. The strong character development (last 2 seasons not withstanding) is integral, as is the innumerable standout performances from its cast. And who can forget eminently hummable theme tune by the talented Ramin Djawadi. When Benioff and Weiss created this timeless classic, never mind the ball park, they knocked this one out of the solar system. This bad boy is in danger of bothering Voyager.

Has Game of Thrones stood the test of time?

Of course, there are other TV programmes out there to be argued for. Harder, better, faster, stronger. Some might argue that Battlestar Galactica is better than Game of Thrones, or that Glen A. Larson is better than Benioff and Weiss. They may well have a point. But for me, Game of Thrones will always hold a special place in my heart. And 13 years tickling the meridian response does not lie.

Game of Thrones in conclusion

To sum up, Game of Thrones is a wonderful thing, a TV programme of unrivalled quality. It's a TV programme that has etched itself into the psyche, distributing untold tingles up the spine, hogging synapses and monopolising neurons that could otherwise be put to use appreciating more important, or perhaps more useful information. But no matter what life throws at me, I know I can always rely on Game of Thrones to deliver the goods.

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