In case you didn’t know, and why would you, I have been binge-watching Game of Thrones. At this point, there is probably a mess of questions you would be asking me, first and foremost; “What has this got to do with wine?” Answer: They drink A LOT of it on the show. Beyond that, not much of anything.
Other than it got me thinking (dangerous), how much wine would I have drunk if I had been drinking wine during all 8 seasons? At ten shows per season, if math serves me correctly, that 80 episodes. Then you have to calculate that each episode is about 53 minutes, give or take, and that comes to around 71 hours of air time, or drink time as I’m exploring.
Without giving up too much info on how much I drink, let’s just say that in the course of an hour a “normal” person might drink say two glasses of wine. That leads us to the conclusion that they would consume over 140 glasses of wine from beginning to end. Let’s see, at seven ounces a glass (yeah right), that comes to, well, let’s round it to an even 1,000 ounces. At just over 25 ounces to a bottle, that would mean that someone would have consumed around 40 bottles of wine! An easier way of coming to the same conclusion would be to have just said I’d have two glasses of wine (about a half bottle) per episode; 80 episodes - 40 bottles! But I never do things the easy way.
My guess is that exceeds even what Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) drank through all the episodes, or at least close to it. He didn’t have real wine though!
40 bottles of wine! Looking back, I’m glad I watched most of the episodes early afternoon and not at night. I did that as I knew it would give me nightmares if I watch too close to bedtime, and it was a little too early to be drinking wine. With the knowledge I’ve now exposed and if I had been drinking and watching, there’s a good chance that there would be 40 fewer bottles of wine in my cellar, and all in less than two months!
“Don, what does all this extremely fascinating information come down to?” That’s what I hear you asking me. The answer? Not Much!
I think it was the melding of my highly analytical mind and the not so highly artistic side. Putting my time spent watching all those shows and the idea of wine and how many bottles I could have drunk during, just popped into my head that sent me scurrying to my computer to write this post. Not so epic as the show I guess, but still interesting, at least in my mind.
Don’t fret too much; the likelihood of me making similar comparisons with other shows is very slim. Besides, the next examination would have to center around 60 minutes. Why? With over 2,300 shows, it is one of the longest-running shows currently still in production, and more importantly, one that I watch. The total amount of wine consumed would boggle the mind. Okay, it’s over 1,000 bottles! Maybe I should start a calculation in bottles for different shows? Sort of like using dog years. Nah….