Game of Thrones
A Song of Ice and Fire
When Game of Thrones, the HBO television adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s books, began airing in April 2011, many critics and viewers dismissed the series as “boy fiction.” And yet the show has been a tremendous hit. This is, in part, a testament to the way in which fantasy entertainment—fiction, television, movies, games—has moved ever closer to the center of mass culture over the past couple of decades.
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