PR, As seen from GOT branded polarized spectacles.
The mythical realm of Westeros, the Iron Throne, the Living Dead and fire breathing Dragons; sounds like a weird- unreal world yet is the plot of the most expensive and elaborately produced TV show ever- Game of Thrones. A series that has extraordinarily marked its position at the pinnacle of television history.
Based on the epic novel ‘A song of Ice & Fire’ by George R.R. Martin, at first glance it appears to be a medieval show that hardly offers any topical references other than violence & nudity but as it progresses one gets a clear vista of descending cultures whose rulers are completely absorbed by intrigue for power & influence. Their relations that bear remarkable parallels to prevailing socio- political fantasies and their survival tactics that threaten their own existence. They roar through explicit dialogues to bind the show in an exclusive yarn that forms a bold couture, definitely not for the faint hearted. And all of this becomes even better when the writers refuse to submit to a simplistic interpretational pattern.
While sketching the script, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss whoeffortlessly made us all believe in this brutal- dark tale jam-packed with baby- stabbing, rat torture, murder of molten gold, ruthless rulers & night creatures;would have never imagined the show to leave behind so many PR lessons to take learnings from. So, let’s take a close look on the windfalls of PR through our favourite- GOT stamped spectacles.
A direct glance on 3 characters who well exercised the PR muscle to rise beyond lengths & breadths of Westeros and other 3 who completely lacked the skill.