What is common between "Game of Thrones" (GoT)- one of the world's most popular TV series, shown in 170 countries and illegally downloaded more times than any other programme on the planet- and "Sasural Simar Ka", an Indian TV serial that over the years "has spiralled into a point of no return level of unwatchable"?
Thanks to the latter, a similar teaser. In a bid to recreate the magic of GoT's Hall of Faces teaser, "Sasural Simar Ka" has ended up miserably failing in its attempt. And in doing so, has left the social media in splits.
The sixth season of the super-hit American television series, chronicling the tale of the seven kingdoms, is all set to premier on April 24. The teaser of the season was a runaway hit with 11,364,719 views on YouTube at the time of writing.
Here is the "Sasural Simar Ka" teaser.
And this is the GoT teaser.
So "Sasural Simar ka" copies GOT teaser. WTF!â€” Susie (@Ethereal_Rayne) April 11, 2016
I wish @GRRMspeaking sends the makers of Sasural Simar Ka a nice, long legal notice and end it with "The Lannisters send their regards"...â€” Snehal Biswas (@Yes_Bee_) April 11, 2016