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Without dragons and ice zombies: 3 serial ‘clones’ of ‘Game of Thrones’ that failed miserably

Without dragons and ice zombies: 3 serial ‘clones’ of ‘Game of Thrones’ that failed miserably
Without dragons and ice zombies: 3 serial ‘clones’ of ‘Game of Thrones’ that failed miserably

Photo source: Still from the series “Game of Thrones”

Without dragons and ice zombies: 3 serial ‘clones’ of ‘Game of Thrones’ that failed miserably

Photo source: Still from the series “Game of Thrones”

Even years after the terrible ending, competitors are trying to repeat the success of HBO’s biggest hit.

In 2011, the world of TV series was divided into ‘before’ and ‘after’ with the release of the debut season of ‘Game of Thrones’. After the film adaptation of the first book in the series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” all attempts to film a multi-part ancient fantasy almost always ended in failure, as the showrunners tried to create a product that would bring viewers to Westeros to remind. . But it didn’t work.

MTV’s “The Shannara Chronicles” was a strange mix of “Game of Thrones” and “Smallville” for teens, and the description alone didn’t bode well for viewers.

Instead of a book epic (and the original source for the series was strong – the novel series of the same name became a bestseller), we got a love triangle, well-worn tropes, a minimal lack of intrigue – as the first season this was forgiven in advance, you could say, and after the mediocre second the project was closed forever.

‘The White Queen’ was based on the novel ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’, but even the charming Rebecca Ferguson couldn’t save the project. Efforts to attract the ‘Game of Thrones’ audience to the series became apparent when the number of sex scenes in ‘The Queen’ was increased specifically for television shows. The verdict from BBC One bosses was predictable: it was closed after the first season.

The political intrigue and level of combat performance of The Bastard Executioner surpassed its predecessors, but the FX project never managed to reach the heights of Thrones. Riots, betrayal and a lot of violence are a good combination for medieval settings, but the rather empty plot gave the series only one season.

But the makers of Game of Thrones themselves have been repeatedly criticized for failed ‘borrowings’ from books. For example, Bennioff and Weiss could not properly transfer the book Petyr Baelish to the screen.

Author: Alexey Pletkin

Source: Popcorn News

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