Before last week’s season premiere of ‘Game of Thrones’, fans of the acclaimed HBO fantasy drama caught up or refreshed their memories in a number of different ways. Some might have done an entire series rewatch. Others might have read extensive recaps. But there are a few that turned to music to help them remember the plethora events and characters and storylines contained in the adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s beloved novels. Interestingly enough, if you’re a fan of show tunes and the smash hit ‘Hamilton’, then this is particular method of recounting events is most certainly for you since it puts the song in ‘A Song of Fire and Ice’. And let’s be honest, who isn’t a fan of ‘Hamilton’?
YouTuber Jason Feifer recently uploaded a video to his channel recounting the exploits of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. However, rather than talking it out with fancy graphics and fan theories, he borrowed a page from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s book and used the tune of the massively popular Tony Award-winning musical’s opening number titled ‘Alexander Hamilton’ to review what those two characters have been up to thus far in the series. Featuring plot points from season one to season six, it’s actually a pretty thorough examination of the basics when it comes to the new King of the North and the Mother of Dragons. You can check out the video below:
While that was pretty good, could you imagine some other ‘Game of Thrones’-themed ‘Hamilton’ songs? You could have ‘The Story of Tonight’ about the Red Wedding or ‘My Shot’ sung by Ramsay Bolton as he tries to shoot Rickon Stark before the Battle of the Bastards. One day we might hear ‘Ten Duel Commandments’ featuring Oberyn Martell and The Mountain. We could get a flashback of Jamie Lannister singing ‘Say No To This’ while his sister seduces him. Or more heartbreakingly, Cersei could fight through tears as she sings ‘Stay Alive’ as her children all meet their untimely demises. Seriously, there’s a wealth of material here, so if any YouTube or musical virtuosos want to run with these ideas, you’re welcome.