Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and icy horrors beyond.
Game of Thrones is the last popular show. It is the last show that you can ask anyone about and they will know something about it. It captured a wide audience before video streaming services with their massive libraries catapulted into ubiquity and fragmented viewers that shows like Lost once united.
GoT is a complex and sprawling epic that tapered off at the end, but no one will doubt its ambition and cultural impact. Its legacy will be cemented in television history.