Look, not everyone watches Game of Thrones. Just because its grand finale outperformed even the much-better-liked closing of The Sopranos, or that it’s pretty much all anyone can talk about on Twitter, doesn’t mean absolutely everyone is a follower. Cast in point: Someone took to social media to ask if someone, anyone, could summarize the entire eight-season, 71-episode run in a single tweet. Some fans took that as a challenge.
That person was Amy Cuddy, a psychologist and bestselling author. It’s not clear whether she had never seen Game of Thrones, or if she was just throwing down an impossible challenge to see if there would be anyone foolish enough to try. Well, there were.
The above were serious and ambitious, taking full advantage of the 280-character space. Others were succinct.
Some were Ian McShane-level snarky.
And some were by William Shatner, whose most famous show famously never got a spectacular send-off that aggravates longtime fans.
Anyway, what will we do when without Game of Thrones? At what point will the discourse around it even slow down, let alone disappear? What show could ever fill the Drogon-sized void in our souls? Perhaps it will be that forthcoming program based on books that inspired a failed franchise with fighting polar bears and a flying Eva Green.