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Game of Thrones: a masterpiece of long-form TV

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A few weeks ago, on my way to the station, I saw a billboard for a streaming service. Sign up today, it said, and watch every episode of Game of Thrones, right from the beginning. I thought: is that an offer? Or a challenge?

After all - and I say this as a fan - it is quite a lot to ask. Because there's just so much of it.

Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, two characters in Game of Thrones.

And Game of Thrones is not just long, but intense. Mercilessly intense. I'm not sure it's something I could have binge-watched. You'd need not only enough time to work your way through the seven seasons to date, but a healthy break between each one, in which to lie down, recuperate and steel yourself for the next.

So, if you are planning to start now make sure you clear a big enough space in your diary. If no other options are open, it might be worth considering a little light breaking and entering. The resulting six-month prison sentence........

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