You’ve Been Throned

If you wanted to find a poster town for the wrath of Spain’s economic crisis, Osuna would be a good place to start. Unemployment soared. The young people left. The once idyllic setting was left at least partially in ruins. But then Game of Thrones showed up. And everything changed … dramatically … at least for a while. GQ’s Mickey Rapkin with the miraculous (and odd) tale of how HBO’s biggest hit brought a tiny Spanish town back from the dead. The transition probably won’t be quite as dramatic, but my living room will definitely experience an upturn when the show returns on Sunday night.

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