It’s Game of Thrones season and that means, for the growing swathe of uber-fans around the world, an encroachment of Westeros into their everyday lives. But what about at work?
One of the most lauded TV shows in history, Game of Thrones, returned to our screens this week, with fans finally getting the opportunity to see what’s in store as the series winds down.
With only two seasons remaining, there’s an awful lot of storylines still to tie in together, and no doubt plenty more characters left to kill off.
To get a grasp on just how popular the show is, it has consistently broken piracy records globally, as well as proving a huge success on HBO and Sky Atlantic.
In the space of five or six years, the show – most of which has been based on the series of books written by George R R Martin – has created a considerable amount of backstory, or lore, thanks to the sheer number of characters that appear on screen, if only for an episode.
The success is such that fandom has stretched into stranger and stranger strands of life. For example, countless maps, both interactive and otherwise, have been created online for fans to enjoy.
Of particular interest to amateur cartographers – or those who just can’t get enough of maps and what they can reveal about a location, fictional or not – are the opening credits, which feature an overlay of the Game of Thrones world, commonly referred to as the Known World.
Within this lies the three regions of Westeros, Essos and Sothoryos, as can be seen in this outstanding recreation.
There are games, video reviews and everything in between, too, but what about how the show relates to your working life?
Well, Reperio – a specialist IT recruitment company based in Ireland – has taken a stab at which characters are most likely working alongside you right now.
Some are a bit of a leap but, for Game of Thrones enthusiasts, perhaps not.