Twitter users mock people who brag about not watching 'Game of Thrones'
Game of Thrones is one of the most popular TV shows because it combines everyone's three favorite things: dragons, zombies and sex. Okay, that's not why the series is popular. It's popular because it presents a fresh take on the fantasy genre. Fascinating morally gray characters from different walks of life scheme for power, revenge and survival, with the threat of death possible at any moment. (But yeah, the dragons, zombies and sex scenes are pretty cool too.)
The first episode of Game of Thrones' final season drew 17.4 million viewers, according to Variety. Of course, that number is probably much larger, due to people sharing HBO accounts and hordes of cheapskates pirating the show online. With the final season airing, every episode has become a pop cultural event. On social media, excited fans share hilarious memes, obsessive theories and emotional reactions to shocking events. What a time to be alive!
But here's a weird flex: As the world goes wild for Westeros, some people are bragging about how they don't watch the series on social media. Yeah, not everybody watches or likes Game of Thrones, that's fine. But boasting about how you don't watch a thing other people watch is pretty obnoxious, don't you think? Imagine going to a line for The Avengers: Endgame and smugly telling everyone: "I don't watch Marvel superhero movies! I just don't care!"
Here are the best tweets mocking people who brag about how they don't watch Game of Thrones for online clout.
It is known
Beyoncé of the House Carter, the First of Her Name, The Bootylicious, Queen of the Destiny's Child, Khaleesi of the Great Jay-Z, Breaker of Becky With The Good Hair, and Mother of Babies
Yes, you are, you special, unique renegade
It's actually a very wholesome show, like Sesame Street
"Sorry, I don't have time to watch Game of Thrones. I'm too busy bragging about popular critically acclaimed television shows on social media because I desperately crave attention."
Welcome...to Dothraki Park
Hmmm...maybe you can give them a golden crown, like Prince Viserys?
Kind of a weird flex but okay
The things they do for hate
"Daenerys, my real name isn't Seymour Skinner. It's Armin Tamzarian!"
Remember, Game of Thrones snubbers, it's never too late to jump on the bandwagon. (And if fantasy isn't your thing, Breaking Bad, The Wire and The Sopranos are excellent cable dramas, too.)