While watching Game Of Thrones, we’ve all questioned our TV/ laptop quality or if you’re as paranoid as me, maybe your eyesight too.
So, after the third episode released, everyone had a hard time in figuring out what’s happening because it literally felt like the whole set was lit up using one candle.
So, while we squint beyond possible to figure out what’s happening, there’s a legit reason to this darkness. Robert McLachlan, a cinematographer of the show told Insider that the show is dark so that it can look as authentic as possible.
The earlier seasons were shot during the ‘Long Summer’ but since now ‘Winter’ is here, they’ve made the whole aesthetic of the show extremely dark to make it look natural.
He also added that the initial seasons were so artificially lit up that it started looking very obvious. But now, they want the episodes to appear as if the only source of light is coming from Mother Nature.
However, that didn’t stop people from cracking some jokes on Twitter.
My favorite scene from today’s episode of #GameOfThrones— Lil Stick (@iamAndeesh) April 29, 2019
ffs why is it so dark pic.twitter.com/mlOAF73pED
all jokes aside I’m very happy for the dark person shaped blur that did the thing with the other dark person shaped blur and [squints] a cat? I think? https://t.co/eu1aAHTJRA— Mark Berman (@markberman) April 29, 2019
Dear people making TV shows,— With Courteous Passion, Nic (@CloneNic) April 29, 2019
THE VIEWERS AT HOME WOULD PREFER IF THEY COULD SEE WHAT WAS HAPPENING ON SCREEN STOP MAKING EVERYTHING SO DARK.
Everyone watching tonight’s #GameOfThrones #GoT #BattleOfWinterfell
It’s kind of hilarious that after I spent the day expecting Twitter to explode with emotion during Game of Thrones, all that’s on my TL, from like 30 different people, is “Why is it so dark?”— Linda Holmes (@lindaholmes) April 29, 2019
Worst part of tonight’s episode for me was how damn dark the first 45 minutes were.— Jack “CouRage” Dunlop (@CouRageJD) April 29, 2019
I get it. They battled at night…but y’all couldn’t have upped the brightness a little bit? #GameofThrones
Article says GOT is dark because the show’s creators wanted it to be realistic.. ITS A SHOW ABOUT FLYING DRAGONS AND ZOMBIES, NO ONE IS HERE FOR REALISM – GIMME SOME LIGHT https://t.co/nPPGOUYL2b— Casey Neistat (@CaseyNeistat) April 29, 2019
HBO: Let’s make a show about dragons and zombies and spend a gazillion dollars on it— Jamie 🍑 (@JamieFiorito) April 29, 2019
Also HBO: Let’s make it so dark literally no one can tell what’s happening#GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/3enAjRQa0G
Where’s my brightness button?