The most popular television show in the world has a pretty decent budget, as it turns out, and it shows. One of the biggest chunks of Game of Thrones' production budget is no doubt the CGI implemented in every episode to help make Westeros feel more like a real (yet still fantastical) place. While Daenerys' dragons are the most obvious utilization of these effects, pretty much everything in the show -- from battles to scenery to blood and gore -- has been tweaked by a computer at some point or another. Let's take a look at how Game of Thrones looks before (and after) it's gussied up by digital effects artists.
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(okay okay, this is an SNL bit)