On the face of it, Game of Thrones might seem like it’s about dragons and zombies. Actually, it’s all about political – read workplace – conflicts and rivalry, writes Caroline O’Donoghue in The Pool.
Daenerys and Cersei want the same job; Sansa can’t deal with her position; Jon doesn’t understand his; and Olenna Tyrell just got ousted in some inter-departmental warfare.
Then there’s the depiction of the “involuntary mentor” – people like Littlefinger who pull the strings and make it their mission to “steer the careers” of younger women in the right direction. And their typical advice? Be a non-threatening yes man. Then there’s Ser Jorah Mormont, who, when you really get down to it, might just be a fawning creep. Beware.