Send a raven — spring is here, and that means one thing: the return of “Game of Thrones.” The fantasy drama series based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” needs little introduction — the quest to sit on the Iron Throne and rule the Seven Kingdoms has become a pop culture phenomenon since the HBO series first aired in 2011.
Debate about plot twists, direwolves, and ruthless deaths has captivated fans on Twitter. The platform has become the destination for dissecting various TV shows as they unfold, making The Ringer’s Twitter aftershow “Talk the Thrones” a perfect fit for the platform. Bringing together The Ringer’s pop culture experts, the show recaps the latest episodes, unearths things casual fans might have missed, and responds live to fan Tweets.
In honor of the eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones,” here are eight ways “Talk the Thrones” tapped into the conversation during season seven, and what we can expect this season from, as Chris Ryan, The Ringer’s editorial director puts it, the “pop culture Super Bowl.”