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Game of Thrones season 8: what do non-fans think about the show?

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What would office chat be like if you weren’t a Game of Thrones fan? We ask some less than enthused colleagues about the HBO show to find out. 

Game of Thrones: what a show, eh? If you watch it, you probably can’t think of world in which it doesn’t exist. We have been absolutely bowled over by the latest and final (sob) series, spending our days theorising why the crypts in Winterfell are the safest place to be and what the Night King’s death scene really means.

The series has been the staple of watercooler chat for, yes, the last decade, but especially in the last three weeks as the eighth season has been well and truly hotting up. But what is life like for those who aren’t consumed by thoughts of who will win the Iron Throne, when everyone around them can do nothing but debate who will live and die in the Battle of Winterfell?

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It took some digging, but we managed to find a few non-Game of Thrones watchers in the Stylist office to quiz on everything they know about the iconic TV show. 

Think of yourself as a die-hard fan? Here are some of the weirdest things about the show you might never have thought about, pointed out by those who don’t watch it, and definitely don’t get it. 

“I’ve never been a fan of incest on TV…or in real life”

Good. Point. We all managed to get over the relationship between Cersei and Jamie Lannister pretty early on, and seeing as we first found out about it back in season one (which feels like a million years ago), it’s not something we overly concern ourselves with these days. You know, especially as it’s not only common knowledge but that there are slightly bigger fish to fry like the impending doom brought on by an army of icy zombies. 

But on reflection, sure, this does feel like a pretty weird central relationship to the story – so we’ll give you that one.

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Game of Thrones: non fans give us their thoughts on the show

“Loads of shagging”

This is a theme identified by, well, nearly everyone we asked. When quizzing our colleagues on what they knew about Game of Thrones in general, it looks like “shagging” is the very first thing that springs to everyone’s minds. 

“That’s all I know about GoT: death and shagging,” said one Stylist employee. “Loads of shagging,” agreed another. Oh, and “loads of boobs,” was the third observation made by our fellow colleagues. 

Is it kind of weird that we’re all obsessed with a show mainly known for the sheer amount of sex in it? Hmm… 

“The girl with the dragons has to win”

And by ‘win’ we think they mean, oh you know, only taking control and ultimate power over the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, sitting on the Iron Throne, forcing all four houses to bend the knee and becoming victorious in the biggest battle to ever happen. 

They know not what they say. Yes, the idea that Daenerys is a Mother to Dragons, is not the most realistic storyline but this is thrilling fantasy drama people, it’s not meant to be! 

So we’re refusing to take that the Lady of Dragonstone, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms and The Unburnt is known as this to the outside world. We’ll forget we ever asked. 

Watch the full video above and see what other tosh Stylist and GoT-agnostics come out with when we quizzed them on some of the show’s characters and storylines. Then, settle yourself in for some serious Game of Thrones fan theory reading

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Megan Murray is a digital journalist for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about London happenings, beautiful places, delicious morsels and generally spreading sparkle wherever she can.

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