There’s always a favourite character in popular TV shows – for most fans, it’s usually the main protagonist.
For most Game of Thrones buffs, it might well be Jon Snow, but there’s likely to be a place in their hearts for other characters with less screen time.
The Hound, for example, is someone people hold in high regard, not so much for the storylines he’s involved in, but rather his quick-witted one-liners.
Because of this, a cut of his best bits in GoT has been made, with most beginning with “fuck the…” as you’d expect.
It’s not just what he’s saying, it’s the delivery, too. Anyone can say “fuck the king,” but not everyone can really inject the same depth of expression into it.
Beyond the Wall, the sixth episode of the seventh season of the show, sparked calls for the Hound and Tormund to get their own spin-off series.
The back-and-forth between these two is nothing short of brilliant, as viewers on Twitter have been keen to point out.
HBO hasn’t been shy in talking about setting up a spin-off show once Game of Thrones comes to a close with the next season. The network claims to be considering five potential shows, but will most likely pick just one. HBO president of programming Casey Bloys told Entertainment Weekly: “The bar set… is so high that my hope is to get one show that lives up to it.”
He also mentioned that GoT show creators David Benioff and D B Weiss most likely won’t be a part of that potential project. He said: “In conversations with them, they feel if their name is on the prequels – even in a passive way – it conveys some sort of expectation or responsibility.
“They want to enjoy the show as fans and don’t want to worry about the scripts or production issues. We were hoping to have their names on it out of respect for them, but we understand why they don’t want that.”
I’m totally on board with a Tormund and the Hound series. It even rolls off the tongue nicely. Can you imagine the wacky adventures the pair would get up to, with Brienne of Tarth as the love interest?
We can only dream.