If there’s one thing I can’t get behind when it comes to the era of Prestige TV™, it’s the theme songs. More specifically, how bloody long they can be. And because Netflix has added a “skip theme” button, I know I’m not alone here. But Orange is the New Black is just one of the culprits, and Game of Thrones has it beat by about 30 seconds. Yes, at more than 90 seconds, the Game of Thrones theme is just long enough to hit the head and wash up. But if you’ve been sitting through it every week, at 62 episodes, that means you’ve spent more than 90 minutes watching the maps of Westeros unfold.
Yes, someone on Reddit did the math.
The thing is, if you’re deep into the Song of Ice and Fire saga, you almost have to watch it. The intro changes week to week, season to season, and as we’re learning with the Wall, is often filled with secrets.