I don’t watch Dancing With The Stars often (Okay, that’s a lie. Wife forces me to watch every week), but when I do, it’s because of moments like this. Dancers Corbin Bleu (of High School Musical fame) and Karina Smirnoff dressed as Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen and performed the Viennese Waltz to the Game of Thrones theme song. It had the all the blood and fire you thought it would… none whatsoever. Okay, there was maybe a little fire; literal flames on set and some hotness on the dance floor. Oi! I may have to turn in my nerd card for having admitted that.
I prefer a jaunty Red Wedding-inspired foxtrot, but this was pretty cool. It’s obvious that whoever put this together was a Game of Thrones fan. The Drogo and Khaleesi Daenerys costumes we’re spot on. There was a big Iron Throne upstage, between two big things of fire. Corbin’s “Drogo” even dies at the end, appropriately mourned by Smirnoff’s Daenerys.
To further add to the nerdification – not seen in the video – there was jumping up and down when Corbin saw the assigned music and then enthusiastically trying to explain the characters to his partner because he couldn’t contain his love of the show.
Source: The Mary Sue
Category: Nerd Culture