A television channel in South Korea has found a way to make this year’s presidential election coverage a bit more interesting for audiences by summoning the dragons of Westeros.
By incorporating elements of the universally loved “Game of Thrones” in its vote-counting reports, broadcaster SBS injected some “epicness” in their segments, Daily Mail reports.
During the station’s coverage of the election results on Tuesday night, presidential candidates Moon Jae-in, Ahn Cheol-soo and Hong Joon-pyo were turned into characters from the massively popular HBO program. The production, made entirely in CGI, looks certainly impressive for a news segment. It even used the “Game of Thrones” theme.
With liberal candidate Moon Jae-in projected to win as he had won the exit poll results, the election was made to look like a race for the Iron Throne. Moon’s face was first depicted as a knight riding a horse before he was shown flying on a dragon. The images are interspersed with vote-counting results.
Moon’s victory marks the country’s first liberal rule in a decade.
Watch the epic vote-counting report here:
Centrist Ahn Cheol-soo and conservative Hong Jun-pyo were also featured in their scenes, occasionally paired with Moon showing the voting stats of each South Korean region. They were shown engaging in a dramatic jousting at the Tourney of the Hand and later, perched on the tree of the Three-Eyed Raven.
SBS also placed the five main candidates in a variety of other scenes in the lead up to the final count.
They were shown as boxers:
Or in some other surreal scenes: