The end is near for one of the greatest television shows of all time and society’s last piece of monoculture. Where will you be when HBO kicks off the final season of “Game of Thrones” this Sunday?
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been training for this moment ever since the finale of Season 7. It’s utterly ridiculous to head into the greatest television event of our time without physically and mentally preparing yourself.
Season 1 through 7 rewatch? Check.
Scouring the internet for fan theories and even coming up with a few of your own? Check.
Launching a new Thrones-centric podcast to share said theories? Check.
Creating an interactive mortality pool for your friends each week? Check.
1,000-piece puzzle that’s mainly black and gray?
To be determined…
But, the most important thing I can give to you all is this: a comprehensive guide to the greatest “Game of Thrones” reaction GIFs of all time. With a tool like this, you’ll be locked and loaded and ready to go the next time your favorite character unexpectedly dies, an aunt and her nephew start to get it on, or something truly wild inevitably goes down.
When you wake up and it’s finally premiere day
When your favorite character gets killed off unexpectedly
When said character’s death makes you finally give up
When something upsets you and you feel the need to hate tweet @ Benioff and Weiss
When you think you’ve finally figured out how it’s all going to end
When you see some of that good good incest about to go down
When you see some of that bad bad incest about to go down
When they finally kill off that character you hate
When someone you’re watching with won’t stop talking
When you tweet an unpopular opinion and know the trolls are coming
Your mood when it finally ends
Zach Goins is a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association based in Raleigh, N.C. Zach co-founded Inside The Film Room in 2018 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the website and co-host of the podcast. Zach also serves as a film critic for CLTure.org.