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Which show are you more excited to see return: 'Game of Thrones' or 'The Walking Dead'?

"Game of Thrones" and "The Walking Dead" might have different premises, but both acclaimed epics are standard-bearers for serialized drama on cable TV. Dueling geek fandoms are what keep both shows alive. Even with a drop in ratings, "TWD" remains one of the most popular shows on cable, and fans are ready for season nine. But mobilized Thronies are patiently waiting to shut it down with the epic season eight premiere of "GoT" in 2019. Which return are you more excited for? 🐉💀📺

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Below is the synopsis of "Game of Thrones," per IMDb:

Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros; A forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years.

If you have never seen "Game of Thrones," or fell off during an earlier season, then you are basically an outsider. AN OUTSIDER! Everyone is always talking about the show. It's always interesting to see who's going to take over the Iron Throne, kill or be killed. Yep, this is a show still on top of its game, even while fans wait for season eight in 2019.

According to Deadline, HBO president Casey Bloys spoke on the final season of "GoT:

In regards to the final season of GOT, Bloys said at TCA “I’m not going to say what to expect (in the final season) through it’s pretty great” and that the premiere date is “Sometime in 2019…first half.”

No spoilers, but in season seven, the Iron Throne came down to Cersei Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, and Jon Snow. So again, the show has only become more ruthless. While there were initially a few spin-offs in the works, there is now only one being produced, but we'll take it. But Thronies have been patiently waiting for season eight to premiere in the first half of 2019.

But in the meantime, let's check out what makes this show great—the many characters who have met their doom because of the Iron Throne and the harsh medieval-like setting. Here are WatchMojo's top 10 deaths on "GoT" below.

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Below is the synopsis of "The Walking Dead," per IMDb:

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma, to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

"The Walking Dead" premiered before "Game of Thrones," back in 2010, and started to build up its fanbase way before "GoT" premiered in 2011. There's nothing wrong with a head start, but this only means "TWD" fans have been invested just a little longer.

While fans were pissed about the brutal deaths of Glenn and Abraham at the hands of the bat-wielding sociopath Negan during the controversial seventh season, "TWD" remains one of the most popular shows on cable TV.

Back in 2017, The Hollywood Reporter reported AMC's CEO isn't worried about "TWD."

"It's pretty alive and vital and there's a long time that we're going to be playing with The Walking Dead," Sapan told the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit in New York City during a session that was webcast. He conceded the seventh season ended with "some minor erosion" in overall audience ratings, but the zombie drama remains strong creatively.

That's because horror geeks love the zombie-apocalyptic thriller. "TWD" manages to break the hearts of its fans and keep them engaged at the same time. Fans get pissed at falling in love with certain characters over the course of a few seasons before they are brutally killed off, but "TWD" wouldn't be that great without the shocking and gory deaths of beloved characters. It's a harsh reality of the apocalypse.

And let's be for real here—fans👏🏽 are👏🏽 going👏🏽 to👏🏽 watch👏🏽TWD,👏🏽period. After eight years, people are invested. And fans can't stop watching to see what big shock or character death is next.

There a lot of changes coming to "The Walking Dead" in season nine. The Hollywood Reporter details what to expect come October. 

Andrew Lincoln is exiting The Walking Dead in season nine. His departure was first reported in May, along with news that Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) will see a major pay increase as he becomes the new number one on the call sheet. Kirkman confirmed news of Lincoln's departure, and the actor himself addressed the elephant in the room during an appearance Friday at San Diego Comic-Con: "This will be my last season playing Rick Grimes." An emotional Lincoln added that season nine features two of his favorite episodes since the pilot, though that should hardly soften the blow for viewers who have come to love The Walking Dead predominantly because of the Rick Grimes experience. The actor has already returned to London and shaved off Rick's signature beard, so expect the beloved character's exit to come in the first half of the season — which remains in production in Atlanta.

Check out the top character deaths from "TWD" below.

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Which show are you more excited to see return: 'Game of Thrones' or 'The Walking Dead'?
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