Game of Thrones opening sequence needs more of the characters, says Wil Wheaton.
Spoilers through season three in the video.
While the opening sequence of Game of Thrones is iconic, beautiful, and catchy, it doesn't really inform the viewer about anyone in its rather large cast. Wil Wheaton, Star Trek: The Next Generation's Wesley Crusher and all-around geek icon, decided to address this by way of The Brady Bunch.
The Brady Bunch, an early 70s sitcom, had one of television's most recognizable and parodied themes. Also, the show's theme listed out the characters of the show and their relationship to each other, which is exactly what Wheaton was looking for.
The clip aired on Wheaton's SyFy series The Wil Wheaton Project, a comedic show that dissects and discusses topical subjects in geek culture. Game of Thrones theme parodies are incredibly popular, so it's a fitting subject for Wheaton's show. While a Game of Thrones parody video wouldn't normally be newsworthy, Wheaton's unique position within pop culture makes this a little more exciting. Since we're on the subject, you might want to check out the "Peter Dinklage" version of the theme, which we can't stop singing around the Escapist office.