Game of Thrones

TV trends - history meets fantasy    

Photo above: HBO

The new age of quality TV gets huge ratings and critical kudos. But the needs it meets are old: our lust for sex and excitement

Far-fetched stories based on historical events are in. Here are three series worth checking out if you’re looking to brush up on your “faction”. 

Game of Thrones 

The biggest show on TV (and online) right now is Game Of Thrones, which was inspired by the War of the Roses. The 5th series has already been confirmed by HBO and it is set to premiere in 2015.
http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones

Vikings

Vikings depicts the legendary, semi-factual Norse ruler Ragnar Lodbrok, one of the best-known mythological Norse heroes. A 3rd series of the popular show is currently in production. 
http://www.history.com/shows/vikings

Reign

Reign romanticises the early life of Mary, Queen of Scots in 1557 France. The 2nd series is set to premiere on October 22, 2014. 
http://cwtv.com/shows/reign/ 

 

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09 2014 The Red Bulletin

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