Game of Thrones left a f***en Starbucks coffee on the set and the Internet lost it
One of the many things that’s made Game of Thrones the successful television juggernaut that it is, happens to be the incredible attention to detail that’s been one of the hallmarks of the show’s mise en scène, set design and props. Deadset, from intricately wrought weapons and armour, to cleverly disguised Ikea rugs, the set designers never usually miss a beat. Of course, with the show now winding down, it’s not unlikely that some people have started to check out. Case in point, whoever was supposed to make sure Daenerys’s royal Starbucks didn’t end up on-screen.
Yeah, as you’ve probably seen, the latest episode has caused a little consternation with its accidental inclusion of a cup of the Seven Kingdom’s finest coffee. The accident happened during the episode’s boisterous – and drunken – celebrations after victory over the Night King and the white walkers.
In fairness, we’d probably fancy a cup of coffee after a monumental battle like that, but you have to say it’s probably a little unusual that the series missed that one in editing. Although, given that editing might have occurred after everyone had f**ked off home and filming was done, you can’t really blame the editors for letting it slip through to the wicket-keeper.
Anyway, while most of us are probably a bit like who gives a direwolf dookie? you have to respect that for some people, who may be a little more particular in their tastes, a cock-up like this does break the verisimilitude the show has worked so hard to construct. Somehow, these cheeky buggers have convinced us that in a world of ice zombies, dragons, magic, shapeshifting assassins and wargs the most unbelievable thing is a bloody coffee cup.
That in itself is probably a sign that the show’s done more than a few things right. And, on that note, if you’ve seen how piss-poor the adaptations of similar fantasy epics – like the Sword of Shannara – are, there’s a lot to be said for the show’s success. After all, those novels give George RR Martin’s a run for their money within Fantasy circles.
Anyway, if you haven’t seen it, check out the images – and the online furore that followed. You’re gonna love the fact that knowing it had to take one on the chin, HBO even makes a mockery of the situation through the Game of Thrones Twitter.
Final thought: Anyone who’s watched a bit of television knows that mistakes like this are actually pretty f**ken common. Unfortunately, in a world of instant spoilers and viewers with fingers that tweet faster than Donald Trump’s, this s**t is broadcast near and far. Without that, we’d already have forgotten about it. What do you blokes and blokettes reckon? Does it spoil your enjoyment of the show?
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