The past thirty years of American TV has seen the rise of what television scholar Jason Mittell terms ‘Complex TV’. These are TV series that prioritise narrative complexity, balancing between serial and episodic storytelling modes. This article explores the role that music plays in this serialized form, using Ramin Djawadi’s score for Game of Thrones (HBO) as its focus.
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