We are so close now! It won’t be long now before we finally get to know how Game of Thrones ends. This is a really massive finale considering that the show first aired in 2011. It’s also been a long wait since we last saw the whole Westerosi crew back in 2017. The production company has been hard at work spending something like a billion dollars on just half a dozen episodes that are hopefully going to wrap all of this up. I bet they won’t wrap up everything, but hopefully they wrap up enough that we can start obsessing about something else.
Why so much Thrones content at The Solid Signal Blog?
A recent Fun Friday article was about GoT and here we are with another article. So you might be asking yourself, what gives Solid Signal? Why all the attention? Well there are two good answers. First of all this is all anyone is talking about right now in the world of entertainment. Not surprising really since this is the most expensive TV show in the whole history of time. It’s also one of the most successful ones. It’s driven HBO to a whole new level. Since we’re big TV fans over here, it makes sense that we’d be interested in a show like this.
There’s another reason. We’ve been DIRECTV dealers for almost 15 years. DIRECTV is part of the AT&T family, and so is HBO. So naturally we’re going to root for another member of the team. Not that they need our help of course, since HBO is the most successful pay TV channel in basically they whole history of history, whether you’re in North America or Westeros.
My favorite theory: It’s all on another planet and the characters are all alien pigs.
Think about it for a second. This show doesn’t take place on Earth. I mean, how could it, since we don’t have dragons or magic, and we don’t have continents that look like that. Also it’s only like 1,000 miles from King’s Landing to The Wall. Yet the weather changes really severely, more than it does here. The winters are also years long. This isn’t Earth, plain and simple.
And if it’s not Earth, the creatures aren’t necessarily human. The story is being told with humans because that makes sense to us, but I think that all the characters are pig-like aliens. That makes a lot more sense to me.
It also kind of intrigues me that the map in the credits is on the inside of a globe, not the outside. That could mean that Westeros and Essos are on the inside of earth, like Tolkien’s Middle-Earth, or that they’re part of an elaborately constructed sphere. Or it could mean nothing and that it’s just a map. Who knows what the pig aliens are doing and how any of that makes sense to them.
Another weird theory
I think George RR Martin wrote himself into the books somehow. It’s easy to think that the character of Sam represents him, since they’re both about the same body type and Sam is obsessed with books. This theory says Sam is going to write the books in-universe, so it’s not too hard to imagine that he’s Martin himself, in a way.
But I think George RR Martin isn’t Samwell Tarly. I think he’s Melisandre. Obviously they don’t look very much the same but she’s an interesting character and I wonder if she represents some of the more distinct aspects of his personality. I’m not saying he’s a woman who wears red, is possibly a zillion years old and keeps telling people that the night is dark. But, she is one of the few minor characters to have a real story arc, to go from alliance to alliance while actually doubting herself. She has a lot more depth than a guy like Davos who just shills for the person he works for.
Maybe all the books came about because when he was a kid, his nights were dark and full of terrors.
Then there’s this guy
I ran across this video with four equally weirded out theories. It’s worth a quick watch.
Does Euron have a dragon horn in his back pocket? These are the craziest Game of Thrones theories to date.
Posted by Thrillist on Wednesday, August 16, 2017
You decide. Only decide fast since you only have about one more week.