I’m a fan of both #TheExpanse & #GoT and I think it’s a silly comparison. But since it’s out there...
let’s take a look at how the TV shows of #GameOfThrones & #TheExpanse are the same, and how they aren’t.... (A thread 🧵)
3/Both #TheExpanse & #GoT are based on beloved book series. Eternal gratitude to @GRRMspeaking and the team behind @JamesSACorey - Ty Franck & @AbrahamHanover -
for giving us both worlds
But where #GoT is a fantasy inspired by medieval European history of warring feudal houses...
#TheExpanse imagines a very realistic possible future of an overpopulated and environmentally damaged Earth and its colonies in our solar system: on Mars and “The Belt” between Mars and Jupiter

(Note: Map found on imgur. If you know the creator, pls LMK so I can credit)
On Game of Thrones, mystical religions and prophecies form the base for supernatural beings and events...
While on #TheExpanse , the realities (and science) of life in zero gravity make mundane things like pouring water and moving from one point to another seem magical.
(But then the protomolecule comes along and changes all the rules... but that’s later. Don’t want to get ahead of ourselves)
Both #GoT & #TheExpanse are good at showing how broad political agendas are rooted in very personal terms...
Earth might be the imperialistic “Kings Landing” of The Expanse, struggling to maintain its control over the Solar System...
That includes a hostile relationship with the independent and technologically-advanced Mars colony, putting the solar system on the brink of interplanetary nuclear war
While the Belters struggle to unite as the Outer Planets Alliance (OPA) - which is treated like a terrorist group by the Inner Planets - to gain independence from both Earth & Mars. Anderson Dawes & Fred Johnson are leaders vying for control over the loose-knit alliance
Belters on #TheExpanse are a lot like the Wildlings on #GoT - fierce, tough and not to be underestimated
Like #GoT’s fictional Valaryian language, #TheExpanse’s Belters also speak their own “Belter Creole” - a combination of English, French Creole and sign-language

To pochuye ke, kopeng mi?
There is no Tyrion Lannister or Daenerys Targaryen on #TheExpanse. But Chrisjen Avasarala uniquely combines the best of both characters...
The unofficial queen of #TheExpanse, Avasarala is a politically savvy, foul mouthed and fabulous deputy UN undersecretary who preaches “Earth first”
If you need a Jon Snow, the “Rocinante’s” coffee-loving Captain James Holden comes closest, always fighting the good fight & trying to get people who hate each other to work together
Martian Marine Bobbie Draper could be the honorable and tough Brienne of Tarth you’re looking for...
The Mao family - crusading Julie Mao, vengeful sister Clarissa and their profoundly selfish father Jules-Pierre Mao - are about as close to GoT’s dysfunctional House Lannister as you can get (Bonus points: No incest!)
Calling that bastard Errinwright another Littlefinger is kind of a fair comparison
And you could put the “Rocinante’s” ship’s mechanic and muscle Amos up against The Hound...
...but Amos would put down both The Hound & The Mountain without blinking - and somehow also make your heart break while doing it #murdersnuggles
(Actually, Amos is every kid in Baltimore on Season 4 of The Wire. Just trust me on this one. Oh, Those kids! 💔)
But you’re going to have a hard time finding anyone in GoT quite like Roci engineer Naomi Nagata. Strong-willed, smart, kind, Naomi knows her shit and doesn’t take any
And no where in Westeros will you find a more noble man Martian Alex Kamal - pilot extraordinaire, loving cook and the heart, soul and conscience of the Roci family
And you’ll have a very hard time finding anyone quite like Josephus Miller a hard-luck Belter Investigator who becomes obsessed with the case of a missing Earth heiress and becomes the person who changes, well, everything
And I could go on for days about Drummer, our “Plant Guy” Prax, heroic UN spy Cotyar, ( #myimaginaryboyfriend) kindest woman in the world Pastor Anna Volovodov, and OPA pirate Klaes Ashford...
...but you’ll have more fun discovering all the amazing things about #TheExpanse for yourself
(End 🧵)
“...a more noble man THAN* Alex Kamal...”

*This typo brought to you by Proofreading Blindness - when you’ve Re-read your post so many times you can’t see the typos anymore
Here’s a much better pic of Bobbie Draper
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