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'Game of Thrones' 4.4: Glimpse of the Ultimate Battle

April 29th, 2014 10:33pm EDT
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Well, Game of Thrones 4.4 confirmed what I said in my review of 4.2 - that Oleena was the one who pulled the strings on Joffrey's killing. And also what I hoped for after 4.3 - that Jaime would in some way come to his brother's defense.

Tyrion is of course still not out of danger, but with Jaime now somewhat on his side, and non-Lannister forces maneuvering for power in and around King's Landing, Tyrion's prospects looks a little less dire. Indeed, in 4.4, the most dire and amazing things are happening way up north.

That scene with the blue-eyed baby at the very end of the episode was ch...

'Game Of Thrones' Recap: Why Book Readers Are Suddenly Feeling A Lot Less Smart

April 28th, 2014 8:23am EDT
'Game Of Thrones' Recap: Why Book Readers Are Suddenly Feeling A
It says a lot that a powerful scene like Danerys Targaryen surveying her newly conquered city as her family's flag waves above a sea of freed slaves is one of the opening shots of an episode in this season of "Game of Thrones." A devastatingly epic moment like that seems reserved for a pre-credits gut-punch, but if there's one thing the show is doing differently this year, it's subverting the mechanics of typical television story structure. It's a thing the books are famous for, too (the Red Wedding happens about two-thirds of the way into "A Storm of Swords"), but it's nice to see how that...

'Game Of Thrones' Review: Season 4 Episode 3 'Breaker Of Chains'

April 22nd, 2014 8:37am EDT
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The iconic scene of Game of Thrones season 3 was Dany’s triumph in Yunkai when the Yunkish lifted Dany into the air and proclaimed her ‘mhysa’—‘mother’—after conquering the city and setting them free. Dany’s march of freedom continues towards Meereen at the end of “Breaker of Chains.” When she arrives, the Meereenese send out a champion to fight her champion. The Meereen champion insults the Unsullied, Daenerys, and soon suffers death at the hands of Daario Naharis. The Meereenese rulers look shocked. They rise angrily from their chairs while their slaves peer curiously over the walls and d...

'Game of Thrones' 4.3: Who Will Save Tyrion?

April 21st, 2014 4:00pm EDT
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Well, it looks as if Little Finger, who had diminished to almost no role in last season's action, was behind the murder of King Joffrey last week. His saving Sansa, which also suits his own goals of making someone other than him look like the killer, certainly supports the view that he was responsible for the poison.

Not that other major characters are not without powerful motive. As Tyrion aptly says, everyone other than Cersei, who if nothing else loves her children, is suspect. Certainly Stannis Baratheon is well served by Joffrey's demise, and, who knows, maybe that worm he consig...

'Game Of Thrones': The Best And Worst Of 'Breaker Of Chains'

April 21st, 2014 10:14am EDT
'Game Of Thrones': The Best And Worst Of 'Breaker Of Chains'
After last week’s incredible and shocking episode of Game of Thrones, it was expected that the next chapter would be a bit of a cool down. The aftermath of one of the most satisfying deaths in television history should have been more chaotic, with people scrambling to find their place in this new order. However, most the characters seemed to be pretty blasé about the death of their king. It would have been interesting to see one episode of total disorder before everyone got to fixing the kingdom. Still, the episode had its fair share of good and bad moments. Here are the best and worst part...

'Game Of Thrones' Spoilers: Director Says Season Four Finale Will Be 'The Episode To End All Episodes'

April 16th, 2014 9:01pm EDT
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The director of HBO's hit fantasy series Game of Thrones has promised that the finale of the show's fourth season will be a doozy.


Fans might find that hard to believe since the penultimate episode of season three saw the gruesome end of Robb (Richard Madden) Stark and his mother Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) (and Robb's dire wolf Grey Wind!) and now, only two episodes into season four another huge death has played out.

The show's biggest villain, King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson may be gone, but the plot is definitely set to thicken.

"Episode 10 of the season is, you know,...

Does 'Game of Thrones' Reverse Sexism in 'Lion and Rose'?

April 16th, 2014 10:59am EDT
Does 'Game of Thrones' Reverse Sexism in 'Lion and Rose'?
After last week's "Two Swords" and watching every single female sexually offer herself to a man or have a man threaten to sexually assault her, I wrote 'Game of Thrones' off as a sexist piece of misogynistic garbage. But, then, this week's "Lion and Rose" happened. Rather than watching women define themselves through marriage or through sexual relationships with their guardsmen/twin brothers/dwarf lovers/vengeance-oriented lovers while baring their breasts, I received an AWESOME hour of TV. Warning - there be spoilers ahead!

This week improved not only because it didn't show female nudity,...

'The Lion And The Rose' Earns 'Game Of Thrones' Another Piracy Record

April 15th, 2014 7:03pm EDT
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Game of Thrones has smashed its own record for piracy.

According to BitTorrent news site TorrentFreak, 1.5 million people downloaded Sunday night's episode "The Lion and the Rose" in the 24 hours that followed it.

At the peak of activity, almost 200,000 users were sharing the episode at the same time to break the previously record, also earned by Game of Thrones, at 171, 000.

It's possible thousands of users downloading the file also have an HBO subscription – the last two episodes of the hit drama caused the channel's GO service to crash multiple times. The only alternative (other than ...

'Game Of Thrones': Who Is Responsible For The Shocking Purple Wedding Death?

April 14th, 2014 11:45pm EDT
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At last, a satisfying and shocking killing in Game of Thrones for everyone to enjoy. After death coming down on Stark after Stark, and the villains suffering only a lost hand, we get to celebrate the poisoning of one of the most despicable characters in the series and indeed in all of television: the just-married King Joffrey. George R. R. Martin tweeted "You're welcome" after the show last night, and millions were thankful indeed that we won't have to see this sick vicious twit of a character again.

But two intriguing questions ensue - actually one question, in two parts: What will happe...

'Game Of Thrones': The Best And Worst Of 'Lion And The Rose'

April 14th, 2014 4:20pm EDT
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Last week’s premiere of Game of Thrones was a return to what the show does most mediocre. There were overly long scenes featuring the least interesting characters, unnecessary sexposition, and only brief glimpses of the real power players. Worrying for the opening of what should be the most thrilling season of the show yet, to say the least. However, it also did a bit of what it does the best, including the amazing dynamics between fascinating characters like Arya/The Hound, Sansa/Tyrion, and Jamie/Cersei. This week’s episode also served up much of what the show does well and what it does p...

'Game Of Thrones' Recap: The Wedding You've Been Waiting For

April 14th, 2014 8:43am EDT
'Game Of Thrones' Recap: The Wedding You've Been Waiting For
Karma, they say, is a dish best served cold. In King's Landing, it's a dish served with live birds and a side of poisonous wine. Lucky for us, the cupbearer is TV's biggest twerp. And lucky for us, the poison worked.

It's hard to think of a more satisfying outcome for Joffrey Baratheon, the most reviled character on a show full of characters worth reviling. Joffrey wasn't just a rotten king – he was a monster, plain and simple. A little blonde monster with a sh!t-eating grin.

Who poisoned Joffrey Baratheon? Is this the new Who Shot J.R.? Or Who Killed Mr. Burns? Doubtful, since book-reade...

HBO Renews Game Of Thrones For Two More Seasons Following Monster Premiere

April 8th, 2014 6:33pm EDT
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It was a given, but HBO made it official when they renewed hit show Game of Thrones for seasons five and six after the season four premiere became the most-watched episode in the series.

HBO president Michel Lombardo said in a press release, "'Game of Thrones' is a phenomenon like no other. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with their talented collaborators, continue to surpass themselves, and we look forward to more of their dazzling storytelling."

The season four premiere was watched by an average of 6.6 million viewers, making it the most watched program on HBO since the series final...

TV Theory Of The Week - 'Game Of Thrones': Samwell Tarley, Wildling Prey?

April 8th, 2014 3:28pm EDT
Samwell Tarley
But he’s so lovable! HBO’s Game of Thrones is back with a new season and many complications threatening some of our beloved characters. Like our favorite member of the Night’s Watch, Samuell Tarley, who might soon be meeting his end in a horrifying way. Sure, it’s kind of a miracle that Sam is still alive what with his complete lack of physical prowess, but he has definitely become a likable and sympathetic character and one of the better aspects of the Night’s Watch/North segments of the series. Let’s face it Jon Snow ain’t that engaging, he is whiny and knows nothing, whereas Sam knows a ...

'Game Of Thrones' Continues Reign As Most Pirated TV Show

April 8th, 2014 8:35am EDT
'Game Of Thrones' Continues Reign As Most Pirated TV Show
HBO's hugely popular fantasy series "Game Of Thrones" remains the most illegally downloaded television program in the world. Out of 100 torrent websites, the drama accounts for 25 percent of pirated downloads.

According to The Telegraph, GoT was downloaded 1.4 million times between January and February 2014 - 50 percent more than the second highest downloaded series, "The Walking Dead."

Other popular pirated programs include "Homeland," "Breaking Bad," "Dexter" and "Girls."

Users in Brazil and France downloaded GoT the most, and in the United States it was watched 123,455 times.

In Jan...

'Game Of Thrones' Review: Season 4 Premiere: 'Two Swords'

April 7th, 2014 10:51pm EDT
'Game Of Thrones' Review: Season 4 Premiere: 'Two Swords'
The war is over. The king is set for a long and prosperous reign. The Lannisters have established absolute power throughout the Seven Kingdoms. Men wearing the King’s color feel they can act however they want, leaving a trail of bodies on the way to taverns and inns. Tywin splits Ned Stark’s great beastly sword into two. The war is never over, though. The Hound and Arya travel in the riverlands and see beyond miles of burning land, burnt by King’s men, those men led by The Mountain. Jon Snow prepares the Night’s Watch council for Wildlings’ assault on The Wall, risking penalty-by-death for ...

'House Of Cards' Celebrates Return Of 'Game Of Thrones' With Challenging Tweet

April 7th, 2014 10:03pm EDT
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Frank Underwood ascended onto the Iron Throne in an amusing tweet sent by House of Cards' PR team celebrating the return of Game of Thrones.

The show's official Twitter account sent a photo of Kevin Spacey's character sitting on the infamous throne of swords with the words "Long Live the King" alongside him.

Welcome back, @GameofThrones. May the best House win. #FU

— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) April 7, 2014

The two shows aren't fighting for ratings; House of Cards releases its entire season at once on NetFlix while Game of Thrones airs on HBO. The two ...

HBO Website Crashes During 'Game Of Thrones' Season Premiere

April 7th, 2014 8:00pm EDT
HBO Website Crashes During 'Game Of Thrones' Season Premiere
Fans had a difficult time watching the season four premiere of "Game Of Thrones" online on Sunday night because the online streaming service, HBO Go, crashed.

The network apologized to fans on Twitter, writing: "Looks like there's trouble in the realm. Apologies for the inconvenience. We'll be providing updates, so please stay tuned."

HBO later issued the statement: "HBO Go did experience issues due to overwhelming demand around the premiere of Game of Thrones. The service has returned to several platforms and we are working hard towards full recovery, which we expect soon."

It isn't the...

'Game of Thrones' Season 4 Premiere Important Points

April 7th, 2014 7:35pm EDT
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Here are some of the salient points of the Season 4 premiere of Game of Thrones on HBO -

Daenerys does not have complete control over her dragons, which have gotten older, and are now presumably in the rebellious teenage phase. Should make for some unforeseen developments when they go into battle.

Tyrion continues as the most decent human being in the Lannisters, and indeed in the entire series. Only John Snow has anything approaching Tyrion's morality, which is significant, insofar as both are outsiders in their own families.

Jamie continues getting, I don't know, less despicable. ...

'Game Of Thrones' Is Back With A Vengeance: Season 4 Premiere

April 7th, 2014 12:43pm EDT
'Game Of Thrones' Is Back With A Vengeance: Season 4 Premiere
So. That last scene, am I right?

"Game of Thrones" came back with a wallop last night, but what struck me as most interesting – and what should really set this season apart if it keeps up – was the weight of every key moment. Thrones premieres have a tendency to skip around at breakneck speed to remind us where everyone is, but "Two Swords" had the gall to do… not that. We still got a fair amount of skipping, but it was focused, drawn out, and the biggest scenes – like the last one – had room to breathe. And mount a lot of dread. And kill a lot of bad guys.

But let's backtrack to the begi...

7 Reasons We Hate Joffrey Baratheon

April 6th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
7 Reasons We Hate Joffrey Baratheon
With Season 4 of HBO's hit series Game of Thrones about to get underway, there continues to be no love lost between fans of the show and the Lannister family, especially in the wake of the Red Wedding. But as much as fans may hold a grudge against the likes of Tywin or Cersei for the way Season 3 ended, there is one Lannister in particular who tends to be the target of most fans' venom.

King Joffrey Baratheon is a spoiled, cruel, and just plain evil little brat who may very well be one of the most hated characters in television history. Fans have openly exclaimed that they can't wait for ...

'Game Of Thrones' Star Natalie Dormer Goes Topless For GQ And Says She's A 'Bed Monster'

April 2nd, 2014 11:03pm EDT
'Game Of Thrones' Star Natalie Dormer Goes Topless For GQ And Sa
Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer says she's a "monster" in the sack, but it's not what you're thinking.

The 32-year-old actress, who plays the soon-to-be queen of Westeros Margaery Tyrell on the show, says that she loves to sleep. "I'm a bed monster," she tells GQ magazine.

Dormer exudes sexiness in the shoot, posing topless in several shots and revealing lots of leg in others.

The actress recently shaved the side of her head for her role in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" parts 1 and 2, in which she plays TV director Cressida, an ally of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence). The first...

5 New & Returning Spring 2014 TV Shows We Can't Wait To See

April 1st, 2014 5:00pm EDT
5 New & Returning Spring 2014 TV Shows We Can't Wait To See
Spring 2014 signals the return of some of our favorite TV shows as well as the introduction of a new series based on one of Hollywood's most twisted films.

HBO's massively popular fantasy series "Game of Thrones" returns on April 6. Based on George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, season four will cover the second half of the third book, "A Storm of Swords."

Last season, Robb Stark, his mother Catelyn, his young wife and unborn child were brutally murdered at the "Red Wedding" by Walder Frey on the orders of Twyin Lannister, putting a proper end to the War in the North and R...

Kit Harington Says 'It's Only Right' To Get Naked For 'Game Of Thrones'

March 29th, 2014 10:55pm EDT
Kit Harington GQ
Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has landed the cover of the April issue of GQ magazine, sharing his thoughts on the show's nudity and sex scenes, the violence, and buffing up for his big screen debut in Pompeii.

"It's only right, if you're going to make a show where nudity and sex is a large part of it, that you be a part of that," Harington says about the brief love scene he shot for season three with co-star Rose Leslie.

But don't be fooled -- while that was Rose standing nude in front of him, it wasn't Kit's behind that viewers were seeing.

"When it came down to it I had a broken a...

9 Things You Didn't Know About Game of Thrones

March 23rd, 2014 12:00pm EDT
9 Things You Didn't Know About Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones is one of the most popular series on televison, arguably HBO's biggest hit since The Sopranos. As we move forward towards Season 4's premiere on April 6, the hype surrounding the show based on A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin just continues to grow. Here are 9 fun facts about Game of Thrones to help tide you over. And remember, winter is coming.

Thrones pays homage to other famous fantasy worlds

Take a good look at the famous throne in King's Landing the next time that brat Joffrey is shown in a close up. The designers planted some cool Easter eggs in plain vie...

12 TV Shows You Need To Binge Watch

March 21st, 2014 7:00pm EDT
House of Cards
When Netflix released House of Cards on February 14, many fans spent more time on Valentine's Day weekend with series character Frank Underwood than they did with their significant others.

If you've managed to get through all of House of Cards Season two episodes and are looking for something else to sink your teeth into, we've come up with a list of a dozen great shows that are worth a good binge. All of these shows are available on either Netflix, HBO Go or Amazon Instant Video.

Orange is the New Black

If you're coming fresh off of House of Cards, why not take a look at Netflix's o...

George R.R. Martin Teases Possibility Of 'Game Of Thrones' Films

March 20th, 2014 4:03pm EDT
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George R.R. Martin, author of Game of Thrones, believes his A Song of Ice and Fire series may be too large to contain on the small screen.

While chatting with The Hollywood Reporter at the season-four premiere of the HBO series based on his books, Martin said, "Do we run for seven years? Do we run for eight? Do we run for 10? The books get bigger and bigger."

It was previously revealed by the show’s producers that they know the ending to the series and imagine the show lasting seven or eight seasons.

However, Martin teased a few films may be in order to really wrap things up after the sh...

Photos: Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Lena Heady & More Attend The 'Game Of Thrones' Season 4 Premiere

March 19th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
Photos: Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Lena Heady & More Attend T
The "Game Of Thrones" season four premiere took place in New York City on Tuesday night, and the majority of the cast showed up to promote the upcoming season.

There is apparently no real-life bad blood between Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, and Jack Gleeson, who plays her former bethrothed Joffrey Lannister, on the HBO fantasy drama. Despite their on-screen friction, the pair posed together and smiled for the cameras.

Sansa's GOT husband Tyrion Lannister, Peter Dinklage, attended the event with his wife. Lena Heady, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams and other cast members also made a...

'Game Of Thrones' Set To End After Seven Or Eight Seasons

March 12th, 2014 7:01pm EDT
Game of Thrones Vanity Fair
The fourth season of HBO's hit series Game of Thrones is less than a month away, and Vanity Fair magazine's April issue features an in-depth look at the show through the eyes of its creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, along with some of its cast and author George R.R. Martin, whose "A Song of Ice and Fire" book series is the basis for the show.

“It doesn’t just keep on going because it can,” Weiss says of the show, revealing that he and Benioff would like to wrap things up after seven or eight seasons.

"I think the desire to milk more out of it is what would eventually kill it, if we g...

'Game Of Thrones' Actor Kristian Nairn Comes Out

March 11th, 2014 11:39pm EDT
Kristian Nairn as Hodor in Game of Thrones, right
Game of Thrones regular Kristian Nairn has come out as gay, but he says he never tried to hide it.

The actor, who plays Hodor, the vocabularily-challenged protector of Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the series, was asked about his views on homosexuality during an interview with Thrones fansite

When told he has many fans in the gay community, Nairn says that he's a part of that very group of people.

"Well, in all honesty, when you talk about 'the gay community,' you are talking about MY community, haha," he said.

"I’ve never hidden my sexuality from anyone, my...

Third Trailer For 'Game Of Thrones' Season Four Is Released (Watch It!)

March 10th, 2014 7:30pm EDT
Third Trailer For 'Game Of Thrones' Season Four Is Released (Wat
As the anticipation builds for the upcoming fourth season of Game of Thrones, which is less than a month away (!), HBO has released a third new trailer for the show.

The latest teaser adds a little new footage to the mix and reveals a little more than the previous three, including a great look at Daenerys' three dragons.

Season four premieres on HBO on April 6.

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