It’s strange, really, that we’re five seasons into Game of Thrones.
Five series of death, violence, a little bit of sex, and some of the best story on TV.
What’s interesting is that it has become it’s own entity. All adaptations either define themselves, or become shadows of their source, and it seems inarguable that Game of Thrones has not done the former. I can’t be bothered to look up the viewing figures, but the series has once again topped the most pirated list.
Each series adds more layers, more characters, more plotlines like a spider to a web. I didn’t altogether rate the third season, but on the whole it has been a remarkably consistent upwards curve. And season five looks already set to continue that trend.