As always the wannabees do not do it very well. The main character in the Sky series is a Richard III figure, a Machiavellian dwarf called Tyrion Lannister. The story unfolds from the viewpoint of seven different characters, but Tyrion dominates, if only because he has all the best lines. Asked how he’d like to die by an axe-wielding thug, Tyrion replies, ‘In my own bed, at the age of 80, with a belly full of wine and a girl’s mouth around my…’ Well, you get the idea. He’s cynical and jaded, but also clever and ambitious. You root for him because he’s aware of his moral shortcomings — just like Richard, in fact.
Toby Young in the Spectator likens it to the Tory party. I disagree it has clear parallels with EUKIP. The link is http://www.spectator.co.uk/life/status-anxiety/8874071/game-of-thronesits-just-like-the-tory-party/
I envy those of you who can afford Sky and can watch this unfolding political drama.
I don't think the Tories can supply such a rich cast of characters but EUKIP certainly can. They flourish in the dank, dark world of EUKIP. Casting nominations please. My casting couch awaits.