For those who have a serious Game of Thrones addiction then series 4 is upon us.
It’s all about magic, mystery and escapism, just like time spent in a country house but with added drama!
What do we love about it so much?
In many ways it mirrors our lives and maybe the lives some of us would wish for; that is if intense fights and even intense sex scenes are your passion. It certainly taps into the main ingredients that compose an enthralling story. Beauty, treachery, revenge, in-fighting and the reality of decision-making are all in this next series. Sansa rues her marriage to Tyrion Mannister and Arya Stark is tested as the Hound is ever watchful. Already we are slavering at the thought.
Whatever happens we know we will be transfixed
Viewers will be transported to another world for the duration of the programme. No doubt many will turn back to their boxed sets too. Westeros has become very familiar and those who have already had a boxed set fest will be primed for the impending action .
Now is the beginning of this crucial central section
The series producers have hordes of loyal fans but they also have to keep the pace, excitement and surprise. Luckily George RR Martin’s books are packed full of all three. Luckily there is so much material to go at and seven series are planned. This means tonight is the beginning of this crucial central section.
Tyrion is humiliated and the dragons have been eating Pedigree Chum!
In an interview with a weekly entertainment publication Game of Thrones series spokesman David Benioff said that: ‘Seven gods, seven kingdoms, seven seasons…. feels right to us.’ So we have much more to look forward to as this series unfolds. Daenerys’ Dragons have expanded we see Tyrion humiliated as never before and there are newcomers too.
Game of Thrones themed country house party anyone?
At Landed Houses we think it’s about time someone threw a Game of Thrones themed country house party. Who would be invited and where might you set it? In the Landed Houses office there were talks of Yorkshire, Cumbria or a castle in Scotland. Imagine pitching up for an intriguing weekend party, re-enacting a few battles in the grounds and banqueting in the traditional halls.
It seems demand is high for this kind of thing.
University student societies based around Game of Thrones are proliferating. You can decide your own rules and regulations. At both Exeter and Sussex Universities as your starter for ten, Game of Thrones membership is open to all comers.
If you are thinking about a Game of Thrones themed party or weekend then why not click one of our Landed houses. You might well discover a country house or castle that might make a suitable backdrop for the action. Why not try try Scotland for starters? If you need help in planning any kind of county house party just contact us here.