Does anyone know High Valyrian for “All Men Are Watching?” Because that seems to be the case for HBO’s Game of Thrones, as it is officially entering the Guinness Book of World Records next year for airing the largest worldwide, simultaneous television drama broadcast in history.
According to Entertainment Weekly, episode two of last year’s fifth season was aired in 173 countries at 2 AM on April 20. So what did the world get during this record-breaking episode? An intense encounter between Brienne of Tarth and Littlefinger (where it seemed like Podrick was about to be die and life would stop cease to have meaning). This was also the episode where—in an emotional speech—Sam nominated Jon for Lord Commander, cementing the Northern bastard’s decline of Stannis’ offer to be named Jon Stark, Lord of Winterfell.
Maisie Williams, who plays Arya, was on hand to accept the award on behalf of the show:
It is not surprising that Game of Thrones was the show to break this record; record numbers of people have been breaking the law for a chance to watch it. The show was the most-pirated in TV for 2014, a title it will probably hold again at year’s end.
Which episode from the last five seasons would you like the world to sit in unison and watch? Don’t you think watching Joffrey—uh, spoiler alert, we guess?—choke to death have brought about a bit of world peace? Swear it to the old gods and the new in the comments below.