HBO has been well regarded in TV programming for decades now, with hit shows like The Sopranos and The Wire included in their impressive library. Currently, however, their series Game of Thrones and Westworld have become massive pop-culture hits. The former is an R-rated fantasy series that has remained one of the most-watched and discussed shows on television for six seasons now, while the latter just completed its freshman season, blending the Western and sci-fi genres to dramatic success, leaving viewers anxious for its second season.
Many viewers, including Thrones creator George R.R. Martin himself, have joked about what it would be like if the two series existed within the same universe as each other, with Thrones possibly being just one of the many worlds created as an amusement park for guests. After seeing the kinds of things that Westworld offered its patrons, the world of Thrones certainly seemed to fit the bill of requirements.
A new YouTube mashup created by Shahan Reviews imagines that scenario taking place as well, focusing specifically on what he calls the “Jon Snow narrative.” Following Kit Harington’s King in the North, the video shows Snow living through his life as the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, up until his eventual assassination at the hands of the other Night’s Watchmen as a loop that guests can participate in at points. The video even goes into detail about which characters could be hosts, and which could be guests visiting the park. Take a look for yourself at the video above.
Out of the many fan-suggested TV show crossover ideas, this is one of the most interesting out there. Even just the game of guessing which characters in your favorite shows would be hosts and which would be guests can lead to interesting discussions about the character dynamics of the stories themselves. Plus, it only seems fair that after a life of constant suffering and death, Jon Snow might have a Dolores-esque turn and become aware of his narrative manipulations, before revolting and eventually taking over the entirety of Westeros for himself. With the help of Sansa, of course.
Now, many have speculated as to what the ending of Game of Thrones will be, if it’ll end with Jon Snow or one of the other characters sitting on the Iron Throne, if Westeros will just be thrown back into chaos once again, or if it’ll end with Dragons taking over the world. But who knows? Maybe there will be a large camera pull out, only to reveal that the entire world of Westeros is just a diagram in a DELOS facility, as a bunch of narrative loops are prepped to start over. Obviously not, but it’s a fun crossover idea nonetheless.
Game of Thrones returns for season 7 in the summer of 2017 on HBO.
Source: Shahan Reviews
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