‘Game of Thrones’ Inspires South Korea to Have Fun With Election Results (Video)

Nothing says more about the hope for the country’s future more than a show about violence and dragons

South Korea media clearly has the right idea when it comes to entertaining its viewers in the downtime while presidential votes are being counted.

The Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) found a way to reimagine the country’s recent presidential election: by turning the candidates into “Game of Thrones” characters.

The country elected Moon Jae-in as its new president, a former human rights lawyer who favors talks with the North instead of resorting to violence.

That doesn’t mean the photoshopped version of him in the “Game of Thrones” parody was against it, riding on the back of a dragon and participating in a joust — participating in typical “Game of Thrones” fare.

His rival Hong Joon-Pyo and other candidates also appeared in the animation, with the vote percentages displayed next to their heads.

SBS tried other ways to entertain its viewers while the votes were being counted. According to Time, the station also featured animations that depicted the candidates as Nintendo Mii avatars, curling players, and hip-hop musicians.

The country recently held the presidential election after a massive corruption scandal. Park Geun-hye was South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be removed from office due to connections with a cult and for allegedly pressuring companies to donate money.

“Game of Thrones” tells a story all about political corruption and intrigue, so the joke is telling.

Check out the clip above.

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