When did it start Game of Thrones, in 2011, Emilia Clarke was a 25-year-old English wench just out of a theater school whose curriculum fit on a napkin: two pieces of just two sentences in a BBC series and a telefilm. Suddenly, this stranger became Daenerys Targaryen, the mother of the dragons, and her naked body was imprinted on the retinas of millions and millions of spectators. That, of course, destroyed his life. Major stress caused two aneurysms. He tells it now because, eight years later, he has already done his job: he has survived his own success, something that almost nobody gets.
I imagine Pablo Iglesias, number one fan of the series, reading the story of Clarke and identifying with her on the weekend of his heroic return, the first mass bath after his war of Troy diapers and bottles in Galapagar.
In his paternal retirement, Iglesias will have had time to meditate that failure is also a force that crushes, swallows and defecates human beings, with effects very similar to those of success. Losers (Netflix) is a documentary series that tells stories of athletes who grazed a moment of glory and crashed catastrophically afterwards. Icarus, the wings and the sun. Mythology has already told everything, including the Spanish elections.
It seems that humans are not designed neither for triumph nor for defeat, but neither does the idea of a quiet and discreet life, without euphoria or tragedies. Actually, what we can not stand is life itself. We do not know what to do with it, it is big or small, we rarely wear one of our size, it is often inherited and wears spots and seams of our parents and older brothers, and we envy those of others because we believe that, unlike our zarrios, yours are made to measure. Not even throwing them out and leaving the world naked saves us, as Emilia Clarke learned.