It is that time of the year when virtual and real chat rooms fill with murmurs of the names we all love – Cersei Lannister, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryan..
Our hearts implode with excitement and opinions and descriptions fly across like Chinese fireworks. Not even Mahabharata unites people today like GoT does!
People usually like it because of the plot, the exposure (let’s not deny that!), the gore, the profanity.. and I think most of all, the grandeur of it. This is one show that seems to be satisfying all human sensory requirements.
I am a super big fan too. I got hooked on to it because of a very dear friend.
Usually, for something to have a long-term appeal on me, it has to have an unbeatably challenging perfection about it – something that I would love to achieve. I thing GoT has it, artistically speaking. The attention to detail is simply astounding. The clothing, the footwear, the hairdo, the make up, colours, the architecture, the sounds.. it is all so perfect.
For example the appearance of Cercei and Margaery when they were locked up and then produced in public, they are brought out in organically dirty looking cotton (or perhaps linen) fabric, with creases in the elbows and abdomen.
The director thrusts his opinion of every character on the viewer, so strongly; and we, the audience, concede without any hesitation. This is pure talent!
As a dedication to the art on this production, I decided to pour my thoughts on the various kingdoms, on paper. I would like to call them – “The Game of Thrones Mandalas”. Your opinions on the same will be much appreciated.
The Greyjoys of Pyle
The Lannister of Casterly Rock
The Baratheons of The Stormlands