5 Ways ‘Game Of Thrones’ Redefined Fantasy And TV At The Same Time

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Quick, name me an epic TV genre project or historical drama from the last five years? I have my own list, but no matter what shows we come up with, they will all have one thing in common: they all owe their existence to Game of Thrones.

The number of shows are staggering: Vikings, Outlander, Marco Polo, Tut, Bastard Executioner, The Last Kingdom, Into the Badlands, The Expanse, The Shannara Chronicles, Of Kings and Prophets, and Preacher. A look at the calendar shows we also have the upcoming American Gods, Knightfall, Emerald City and The Handmaid’s Tale. That’s a powerful legacy for a show we can’t even get nostalgic about yet.

Game of Thrones has already left a big footprint. Here are 5 ways it’s changed fantasy and TV simultaneously. Click Next to begin the list.


Sam Flynn

Sam Flynn

Sam is a writer and journalist whose passion for pop culture burns with the fire of a thousand suns and at least three LED lamps.