Raise the game: How Game Of Thrones has changed television

The world of television has been transformed after eight seasons of the hit HBO series, Game Of Thrones

For fans of Game Of Thrones, today is a day of mourning.

Not only is the show gone, but also the lunch-time arguments with friends and office buddies ("This season is awful!", "No, it was all foreshadowed!"), the theories posted on Reddit and fan forums, the geeky YouTube breakdowns ("Could Arya be the real Prince That Was Promised?") and the rash of Thrones-related podcasts that have sprung up.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 21, 2019, with the headline 'Raise the game'. Print Edition | Subscribe