Have you ever wondered what Game of Thrones
would be like if the battle wasn't for the Iron Throne, but for Prom King? A new web series called School of Thrones
hopes to answer that question.
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Yes, created by Zach Grafton, School of Thrones
is a parody of HBO's Game of Thrones
that turns your favorite characters into high school kids lusting after power and each other.
As a general rule, I loathe web series, especially parodies, but this one is actually very well done and will make the hardcore Game of Thrones
fans laugh. There are so many clever jokes it's impossible to resist.
The first episode features plenty of great characters. The Starks (Sansa, Robb and Jon Snow, complete with crazy hair) wander through the school when they bump into new transfer student Dany Targaryen, who has a serious thing for dragons and flames. Jon Snow instantly falls in love with her.
Meanwhile, nerdy Sansa is hopelessly in love with Justin Bieber-esque d-bag Joffrey Baratheon, even though the Starks and Lannisters are rival cliques.
The final main characters introduced in the first episode of School of Thrones
are feuding brothers Stannis and Renly Barathon. They're both running for prom king (Stannis with his fiery gal pal Mel and Renly with his boyfriend Loras). My favorite moment is when Mel (who, along with Srannis, are akin to Christians pushing their Lord of Light on other students) warns that "prom night is dark and full of terrors."
Even the opening credits perfectly mimic those of Game of Thrones
Subsequent episodes will be released Sundays on the web series' official YouTube channel
, and you don't want to miss it.
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