The Harry Potter and the Game of Thrones universe are pretty similar, both are based in a different realm, dragons, cauldrons, medieval architecture and the background are somewhat similar. But when you have a major TV series throw a reference of Harry Potter you make those thousands and probably millions of Harry Potter aficionados sit up and take notice, notwithstanding that you have a Harry Potter actor appear in the reference. The Game of Thrones Season 7 premiered recently and fans are up with a magnifying glass to scrutinize and talk about the nitty-gritties of the show. In one such minute scrutiny, one such scene caught the fancy of the fans when they found Samwell Tarly wishing to enter the Citadel library’s ‘restricted section’ and actor Jim Brodbent stops him from entering it.
If you remember Jim Broadbent played Professor Horace Slughorn in the Harry Potter movie series and had a scene with Tom Riddle (original name of Lord Voldemort and the name he used at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry when he was student there) where the latter asks the former about horcruxes and mentions that he did not find the information in the restricted section of the Hogwarts library. Now, Hermione Granger of the Harry Potter trio was always in the Hogwarts library and even managed to get Harry Potter and Ron Weasley in there but restricted section was a whole different ball game, because in the Harry Potter universe you will require a teacher’s written permission to enter it. Stephen King and JK Rowling had an epic Twitter conversation after Donald Trump blocked him, Twitterati can’t keep calm over the exchange!
The ever vigilant Twitterati spotted the Harry Potter and Game of Thrones connection and just couldn’t stay calm, after all when does it happen that two big fandom connects at such a level. Twitter was full of jokes and memes. Professor McGonagall And Gandalf The Grey Had A Magical Time At Wimbledon Watching Roger Federer Play
Sample a few below:
Game of Thrones Season 7 just gave us some more reasons to watch the series, what say Potterheads? This is pop culture at its best.