Overview GOT Season 8

The season finale of Game of Thrones is finally here. GOT Season 8, the fantasy drama series, will be entering its last and eighth season. Produced by HBO, this exclusive feature is all set to be aired on April 14th, 2019. The earlier seasons contained 10 episodes each. Thereafter, the seventh season had seven episodes and the now, the final and eighth season has only six. Created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, this 73-hour original HBO movie will have the first two episodes of the season at least 54 and 58 minutes long, respectively. The composer of the eighth season is Ramin Djawadi who is returning back. The initial promo preview was released on December 6th, 2018 and the second one on January 13th, 2019 as directed by David Nutter.

Reviewing Game of Thrones

Improvised from George R.R. Martin’s fictional novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, out of which, the first one was Game of Thrones. Filmed not just in the United States, but across Canada, Northern Ireland, Morocco, Spain, Scotland and other European states, the first episode of GOT was released on April 17th, 2011. Consequently, GOT Season 8 has scheduled the beginning of its last season on April 14th, 2019.

GOT Season 8

Cast and Story

With a hefty collaborative cast, the story is set across fictional subcontinents of Essos and Westeros, through which nine families fight for power. But an ancient and dormant enemy threatens their claim to the throne. The series follows the conflicts among the clans that are formed while even fighting for independence. The exiled descendant is simultaneously plotting to return and stake claim as well.

Awards

The series is well received even internationally and has a broad and active fan base. Dynamically acclaimed by critics, particularly for the complexity of the plot, scope of the story, choice of cast and their acting, the series has so far received 47 Primetime Emmy awards. For three years it was adjudged the Outstanding Drama Series in 2015, 2016 and then in 2018.

GOT on HBO

HBO is all set to host GOT Season 8 on April 14th 2019. HBO is considered as a premium channel that airs programming almost free of commercials. Advertisements are generally not visualized as programming ensues. This is primarily because the subscription fee encompasses the charge on top of your cable subscription thus letting the channel forego any commercials. HBO’s focus has largely shifted to original programming, their most successful being Game of Thrones that ran a solid eight seasons.

HBO NOW

With an unmatched library of top-notch content, HBO Now also hosts GOT Season 8 along with a subscription. The channel provides high-quality on-demand videos, originals that are made available on a wide range of devices. A smoothly navigable interface delivers an impressive lineup and catalog of movies and shows. Filter all new releases and watchable by using parental controls that limit viewing for children, thus allowing them to view only recommended content. Even without a TV provider’s contract and a simple subscription to HBO, users get to enjoy over 125 original series besides Game of Thrones.

HBO Go vs. HBO Now

Both services HBO Go and HBO Now don’t seem very disparate insofar as content is concerned. For one, both of them are broadcasting GOT Season 8 and other premium content. The only variance lies in subscription patterns. HBO Go is available when you subscribe to a cable provider or to Amazon Prime while HBO Now is an a la carte standalone streaming option that can be purchased separately.

Add-on benefits

  • Both the services come with additional viewer benefits where you can watch a show where you left off
  • Moreover, if you have watched part of the show on your smart TV at home, then pick up the rest as you head to the airport on your iPad

Ways to watch GOT Season 8

  • For diehard fans of Game of Thrones, you must get a streaming device such as a Roku or Amazon Fire TV to watch GOT Season 8 airing April 14th, 2019
  • Otherwise, get HBO Go, a free service available with your HBO subscription through the cable or satellite
  • You can also get HBO on your laptop or mobile device
  • Alternatively, for those who do not wish to pay for cable/satellite, you must get HBO Now, at around $15 per month
  • Catchup on individual shows on Amazon Video or iTunes for around $3 or $4 per episode; the entire season may cost you anywhere between $30 and $45

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