Game of Thrones. The new fashion in TV and entertainment.
A story so blatantly void of meaning that it needs hundreds of characters to make you feel that you are seeing “something”.
And sometimes just kill the half  in order to make more… fuss about the series and gain some more viewers.
The era where plot was everything for the movies is long gone. Who would understand the plot anyway? Just have 241 people killing each other and there you go! Gone with the Wind…