Trendspotting: Game of Thrones

As someone tuned into pop culture, I fully acknowledge that the popularity of’ Game of Thrones is not exactly groundbreaking news. However, I am so excited for HBO’s upcoming third season of Game of Thrones that I wanted to share a few fun links that have popped up recently with the new season imminent.

George R. R. Martin, the author of the Game of Thrones series, has recently released his own readalikes list. These are not necessarily all teen-appropriate, so be aware of that. However, if you have teens who love high fantasy, this may be a great piece to check out. Additionally, Kimberly of STACKED has written a great genre guide to high fantasy that is perfect for any Game of Thrones pop culture enthusiast, teen or adult.

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YouTube has a fun new series out that mimics the Game of Thrones series (in some ways). School of Thrones has laughs and high teen appeal. The title sequence itself is a work of art!

And speaking of title sequences, what would have happened if Game of Thrones appeared on TV in the mid-1990s? Well, instead of the truly awe-inspiring title theme that Game of Thrones currently uses, we may have been subjected to this. (And as a woman who grew up in the 1990s, well, it brought back some great nostalgia for me). This video has been floating around Facebook and Twitter but if you haven’t seen it yet check it out for the laughs alone.

There’s a short roundup of some fun Game of Thrones links. If you have more, I would love to see them in the comments. And here’s hoping March 31 arrives ASAP!

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  1. Beware that School of Thrones does contain some spoilers for those who haven’t read the books and only watched the TV show!

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