If you thought the Battle of Winterfell in the most recent episode of Game of Thrones was way too dark, then you’re not alone. And since no amount of TV screen brightening seemed to remedy the it’s-so-dark-I-can’t-tell-what’s-going-on fight scenes, there were undoubtedly some missed details. Lucky for us, late-night hero Conan O’Brien stepped up with an illuminated (spoof) version of the Battle of Winterfell.
The 56-year-old host shared a disclaimer before showing his studio audience the clip he had his editors brighten with “state of the art technology.” He explained that the original Game of Thrones scene “takes place at night, in a snowstorm and a lot’s happening…I was like what’s going on.” (Same.)
So when O’Brien’s editors “lightened” the footage it was, as he described, “kind of surprising.”