HBO has no parallel. HBO is the best at what it does- provide high quality cable TV entertainment… think Sex and the City, Sopranos, Game of Thrones. All other channels bite the dust. Why HBO is so successful? They are smart, they make good decisions.
It is not surprising Game of Thrones won numerous Emmy Awards and have us enthralled. We can’t wait to see what is going to happen in the final Season 8, in the last six episodes of the Game of Thrones! And then… we will definitely miss this TV Series. Can HBO come up with a better movie?
We are addicted to Game of Thrones. We enjoy the drama, we watch the decision making process and the consequences of the actions taken. We transgress our ordinary lives and merge with the lives of kings, queens and knights. We taste vicariously a more exciting life. Who is going to outsmart whom? Who is the strongest? What is the right thing to do?
Our fascination with the fictional characters is promptly translated into the number of award nominations and wins. The biggest winner of them all – Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), nominated 40 times, won 7 awards. That makes Tyrion Lannister, albeit not a king, the smartest and the strongest of them all.
Out of all the fictional characters: handsome, tall, strong, smart, powerful we chose Tyrion. He is far from perfect, but we see his good heart, his loyalty, his quick wit, his perpetual desire to help others and he has our vote.