In this bloody and unfair world, the only thing more shocking than the deaths is the survival of some characters over others. Here, we salute the ones who perished not
Some Game of Thrones deaths are deemed unimportant enough to happen off screen (sorry, Blackfish). Others are treated with a dignity befitting their status, such as Ned and Stannis, both of whom got a tasteful cutaway the moment before the gruesome stuff happened. But the deaths of baddies (and, for some reason, poor Oberyn) are shown in all their gory, purple-faced glory.
The one thing they have in common is that they are all shocking. But even more shocking is the survival of characters we would never have expected to make it this long in a bloody and unfair world. Minor characters who really should have been shock-death fodder long ago, but just keep on trucking, oblivious to their precarious position. To those who have somehow made it this far, we salute you.
Read more: <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/jun/28/game-of-thrones-the-survivor-awards">http://www.theguardian.com/us</a>