The HBO logo shines through the TV screen, the intro credits roll, the camera pans to Michael Gove hurling a sword into Boris Johnson while Theresa May looks on. David Cameron sits gleefully on a throne watching the chaos he created unfurl around him. The only thing the current political landscape needs is a teenager with some large lizards invading the Isle of Wight and we've got a fantasy drama of our own.
It's been six days since Britain voted against every rational person in the world and flicked the V-sign over the channel. Frankly, it's been a slow news week. The PM resigned, his aides climbing over each other to try and fill his shoes. Labour MPs, in their infinite wisdom, thought this would be an excellent time to kick themselves repeatedly in the face for no reason.
Ukip's Nigel Farage, reinvigorated on his own sense of self-importance, became the face of the downtrodden, screaming his nonsense into Brussels like a violent fox shrieking in a bin. The Lib Dems keep popping up now and again to remind the viewer that this side story is still going but it's too boring for a full episode. If there weren't enough houses fighting at once our favourite two-year storyline continues with the Queen in the north gunning for independence.
So it's been quiet.
At this stage the writers of the show have just gone wild, the storylines are writing themselves, and there doesn't look like there is going to be a decent way of tying up all the subplots before the season finale. The audience will be left with cliffhanger after cliffhanger.
In the off-chance that you are one of the few people who haven't been caught up in the show that everyone is talking about, here is a brief summary of the latest season.
Michael Gove stars as Cersei, more than willing to destroy parts of his own kingdom and assassinate his colleagues for a shot at power.
Nigel Farage is Walder Frey who, while holding no power himself, managed to bring about events so powerful that they shook the entire land. Still, no one takes him seriously and everyone knows he's just a bit of a bastard.
Nicola Sturgeon, with her remote kingdom in the north, wants to ignore the rule of the south and leave them to deal with things on their own.
Jeremy Corbyn, the high sparrow, after amassing an alarming following from the population, was taken down by those who he underestimated around him.
Theresa May, Olenna Tyrell, hasn't had a storyline to herself in quite some time, so has taken to finding support from other places to take down Gove.
Cameron, the former king, when seeing that his kingdom was falling around him, decided to fling himself out of a window to avoid any unnecessary responsibilities. The season ends with impending doom coming from across the sea, but in all fairness, with this many storylines we won't hear from that one for at least another two years.
In the last episode of season six we also see a significant rise in female-led storylines, a comforting change from the male-dominated narrative of the last few seasons. The land across the sea gathers behind a woman against an orange beast, the houses at home turning to potential new leaders as the men squabble among themselves about which of their reputations are bigger.
The similarities to Game of Thrones are quite evident at this point, British politics is becoming so beyond parody that it is outdoing real television writing for twists, turns, subplots and shock endings. We are closer than ever to having to start Prime Minister's Questions with a "Previously on..." caption.
Now, if you need me I'll be taking this elaborate metaphor to the next level by getting drunk on wine while the world seems to fall around us.
Aaron Gillies is an author and comedy writer, more commonly known as @TechnicallyRon