Mad Men and Game of Thrones Battle For Sunday Night Boozing Supremacy

By: Josh Wolford - May 2, 2012

Does anybody else feel certain cravings while watching particular TV shows?

Wait, does that sound weird? Let me elaborate.

Every time I would watch The Sopranos, I’d want a cigarette. Watching Lost always made me thirsty for a giant glass of water. And whenever I sat down to watch Weeds, well, you know.

Since 2007, AMC’s Mad Men has been the unchallenged leader in on-screen vices. Copious amounts of boozing, chain smoking, infidelity, and even some recreational drug use. If you can sit through an episode of Mad Men without pouring yourself a glass of bourbon, power to you my friend.

But in the last year, Mad Men has seen a challenger in the realm of imbibing. HBO’s Game of Thrones has come along and put a goblet of wine in nearly every character’s hand at any given moment. I don’t think I’ve seen Tyrion Lannister in a scene without an adult accompaniment. Have you?

While that might be a bit of an exaggeration, the people of Westeros sure do love their drink. But do they love it more than the senses-dulling figures of the 1960’s New York ad scene? The folks over at Vulture have compiled a drink off – every instance of alcohol consumption from the first few episodes of each show’s new season. Before you watch it, take your guess. Which cast is hitting the sauce the hardest?

Surprised? It looks like our champion remains undefeated. While the people of Mad Men have noticeably cut back on the Lucky Strikes, the fifth season shows no sign of cutting back on the booze.

Josh Wolford

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Josh WolfordJosh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf

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  • JimT

    DVR for shows on at the same time. Missing started out good then went down hill. Game of Thrones is adicting!!

  • carl

    i don’t watch Madmen ,but i must say games of thrones is very addictive. I am going to missing them.

  • cleo banks

    Did I miss something??? Game of Thrones is going where?????I guess I have to get the books. I use to see them on my book list, but was not paying any attention. Now I’m really paying attention. I love the show!! Thanks to directv I can watch it over and over thru the week. I love it!!!