HBO Max just gave me a good reason to rewatch Game of Thrones


HBO Max just threw a real party to get you excited for the Game of Thrones prequel, House of The Dragon. But this procession is not about someone shouting “Shame! Shame! Shame!” This time, HBO Max practically chants “Stream! Stream! Stream!”

On Monday, August 1, HBO Max added the entirety of Game of Thrones in 4K UHD quality. And it’s not just sharp either. The seasons are presented in HDR 10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. That means you’ll see – provided your TV supports those standards and you’re not as blind as Maester Aemon – all eight seasons of Thrones in high contrast and vivid colours. And it will sound immersive too.

Scroll Game of Thrones spotlight (opens in a new tab) section in HBO Max, I noticed that HBO Max has collected both a bunch of goodies and a list of episodes you might want to watch. For example, they have the ultimate screensaver for Thrones fans, with 30 minutes of “ambient video” that features landscape shots of houses, followed by the characters who lived there. It’s basically split into three sections, with wide shots of House Lannister, Stark, and Targaryen.

Personally, I saw this news as something quite exciting. While I was personally done with Game of Thrones, the prospect of HBO Max fixing the show’s biggest mistake (which didn’t happen in the writers room) gives me a good reason to return to Westeros before the start of the new season.

The Game of Thrones Remastered Episode I Want to Watch First

The news of Game of Thrones in 4K with HDR 10 and Dolby Vision made me think of an episode and a single episode. You may remember it: “The Long Night”.

Perfectly named for the epic number of complaints it has received (opens in a new tab)the third episode of the eighth and final season of Thrones was supposed being all about the massive battle between the Night King and his army and the forces of humanity. Instead, criticism of the episode’s dark lighting was foremost.

Kit Harrington as Jon Snow in Darkness

(Image credit: HBO)

The Long Night has a decent placement in the HBO Max app’s Game of Thrones spotlight. Not only is he listed in “Valar Morghulis: The Best Battles” alongside epics such as Battle of the Bastards and Blackwater, but it’s also on the “Most Watched Episodes” list.

And it seems I’m not alone. If the list is in order of popularity (it seems to be, as it starts with the first nine episodes, then a few episodes from season two), then the prominence of The Long Night – right after those first episodes – is noteworthy. .

I couldn’t watch Game of Thrones on a great TV like the one I have now (the LG 55 inch C7 OLED). I’ve always been curious to watch this episode with a better TV, so now is the perfect time to go back and answer the question that has always interested me. Was my TV at fault or is “The Long Night” just too dark?

Let me know in the comments below if you’re taking such an investigative journey as well.


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