The controversial final episode for HBO’s Game of Thrones will undoubtedly be debated for years to come. There are both proponents and detractors, but what cannot be denied is the overwhelming cultural momentum the series carried through its entire final season. A show which conjures up such great passion can only do so due to the profound impact its setting, characters, and story have had on its audience. In this regard perhaps no show in history can stand toe-to-toe with Game of Thrones.

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