by Alison H. Mayer
Not Literally — a performing group famous for their “Doctor Who” and “Harry Potter” music and comedy sketches — just released their brand spankin’ new “Game of Thrones” parody, and it is brutal(ly awesome). Based on Gotye’s single “Somebody I Used to Know” and the tears of every fangirl EVERYWHERE, performers Ginny and Dana reenact all the major character deaths in “Game of Thrones” Season 1:
Not only is the video well-produced and funny (with lines like “but you didn’t have to kill them off…I went through a whole tissue box”, how can you not giggle?), but Not Literally gets serious cred for articulating exactly what it feels like to be a “Game of Thrones” fan. If a small woman in a full beard-and-wig getup can tell George R. R. Martin that he’s sadistic bastard with stone-cold sober face, you know you’re doing something right.
Not Literally is also responsible for a number of “Harry Potter” music videos and sketches, a “Doctor Who” parody, and a “Rocky Horror” video complete with Muppets, all of which retain the same serious(ly silly) commitment to fan culture. For more awesome geeky videos, head on over to Not Literally’s website and Youtube channel…and be sure to check out the single “A Character I Used To Know” here!