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'Game Of Thrones' Season 4 Delivers Strong Ratings For HBO

June 17th, 2014 1:33am EDT
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"Game of Thrones" experienced a huge uptick in viewers for its season four finale on Sunday night compared to the previous season's finale, according to HBO.

During the 9 p.m. hour, 7.1 million viewers tuned in, a 32 percent increase from the third season finale in 2013. The tenth and final episode of the season, titled "The Children," aired twice more on Sunday night, bringing the total viewers to 9.3 million.

Overall, each 9 p.m. Sunday night episode of the fourth season averaged 6.8 million viewers, an increase of 37 percent from season three.

The fantasy drama has also drawn the larg...

'Game Of Thrones' Spoilers: Fans Freak Over The Exclusion Of A Certain Character

June 16th, 2014 11:28pm EDT
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Warning: Contains SPOILERS from the Season Four Finale of Game of Thrones and also reveals parts of George R.R. Martin's novel "A Storm of Swords," the third book in his A Song of Ice and Fire saga. Do not go on reading unless, of course, you've read the books.

Producers promised fans that the season four finale of HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones" would be "epic," and, of course, it was -- but there were troves of book readers crying out on Monday morning about the exclusion of a certain character from the show's finale.

*SPOILERS* While viewers saw the storyline of Brienne of Tarth and...

'Game Of Thrones' Recap: Best And Worst Moments From 'The Children'

June 16th, 2014 2:05pm EDT
'Game Of Thrones' Recap: Best And Worst Moments From 'The Childr
The Game of Thrones finale night is always one of the biggest televised events of the year. Sometimes the final episodes don’t live up to the hype of the full season, while others have made the hiatus an unbearable wait. This finale had a little bit of both. Here are the best and worst moments from “The Children.”

Best: Jon Snow Memorializes Ygritte and a Big Fat Hero Arrives

The introduction of Ygritte to Jon Snow’s life was a catalyst for his transformation from naïve, poor little rich boy to an actual leader worth following. Even though they spent the last season as bitter enemies, she...

10 Of The Most Beautiful Hollywood Movie Locales (That You Can Actually Visit!)

June 14th, 2014 10:00am EDT
10 Of The Most Beautiful Hollywood Movie Locales (That You Can A
Movies both stun and captivate audiences with beautiful locations. We've often times been told that the places we see or are brought to in movies are fake or some sort of fantasy, and that few places in real life will ever live up the expectations of Hollywood movies.

We're here to tell you that not ONLY is that not true - that places that REALLY exist are not only just as beautiful as the places we see in movies, in some cases, they are more so. So take a look at the ten most beautiful locales from movies that someday, you might want to visit.

The Red Keep (Game of Thrones) : Attard, Mal...

Grab The Tissues, It's The 10 Most Memorable TV Weddings Ever

June 13th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Grab The Tissues, It's The 10 Most Memorable TV Weddings Ever
From "GH's" Luke and Laura to "Game of Thrones'" Red Wedding, television fans love a good wedding ceremony! If the ceremony goes a bit awry, all the better! Weddings are a good way for the entire cast to unite (or reunite as the case may be) for one last time as in a series finale, or a way to push forward the story (as in the case of "Game of Thrones") a way that is unexpected. Grab the tissues, sit back and remember the 10 best weddings in TV history!

1. Luke and Laura, "General Hospital"

On November 16, 1981, as estimated 30 million guests tuned in to watch the most iconic TV weddi...

'Game Of Thrones' Shifts Focus To 'The Children' In Season Four Finale

June 12th, 2014 10:52am EDT
'Game Of Thrones' Shifts Focus To 'The Children' In Season Four
Just like that, the season four finale of Game of Thrones is already upon us, and after a whirlwind season only one episode remains, something the show's producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have promised will be the most epic finale to date.

Five new images from the episode, titled "The Children," have been released, but unfortunately, the new photos give little to go on as far as the episode's plot goes (unless you've read the books, of course!).

Even the teaser for the finale gives little to go on, giving small glimpses of scenes that focus on -- you guessed it, the children.


Puff Daddy Is King Of The North In 'Game Of Thrones'-Inspired Music Video

June 11th, 2014 5:01pm EDT
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Puff Daddy is hopping on the Game of Thrones hype train with his latest music video, "I Want The Love."

The video, featuring fellow rapper Meek Mill, takes place "in the Swiss Alps" - but it might as well be Winterfell. There, he hangs out with dire... huskies, sits on an Iron Throne of sorts, and cavorts with women we'd describe as Wildlings.

Warning: Profane Language

Perhaps Puffy is underhandedly seeking an appearance on the hit HBO series. After all, Coldplay's drummer Will Champion and Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody had cameos in the show.

Outside of the Thrones references, its a b...

'Game Of Thrones' Recap: Best And Worst Moments Of 'The Watchers On The Wall'

June 9th, 2014 12:48pm EDT
'Game Of Thrones' Recap: Best And Worst Moments Of 'The Watchers
Game of Thrones does its best work when focusing on the politics of living in the Seven Kingdoms. These characters live in a world where the mere thought of wanting to sit on a throne of swords is enough to wipe out their entire family line. There’s always a feeling that anybody could bite the dust at any minute, especially if you care about the character, as last week’s shocker proved.

However, an episode fully set at The Wall was a huge risk. The northern most part of this society is so disconnected from the majority of the storylines that it’s tough to rally the interest for a fully hou...

Most Shocking And Memorable Deaths On 'Game Of Thrones' (Spoilers!)

June 8th, 2014 10:59pm EDT
Most Shocking And Memorable Deaths On 'Game Of Thrones' (Spoiler
Writer George R.R. Martin isn't afraid to kill off any of the myriad characters in his best-selling fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, on which HBO's immensely popular series Game of Thrones is based.

Often leaving viewers (and readers) gasping and in shock, the series is set to wrap its fourth season and has the pedal firmly to the metal going into the final two episodes, for which seasoned viewers are now wonding WHO will die as opposed to IF anyone will die.

SPOILERS AHEAD... most who watched Prince Oberyn Martell grasp defeat from the hands of victory against Gregor "The Mountain"...

(SPOILERS) Bar Patrons React To Game Of Thrones 'The Mountain And The Viper' Ending

June 3rd, 2014 2:00pm EDT
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Warning : Spoilers

If you haven't seen Episode 8 of Season 4 of Game of Thrones, STOP HERE or prepare to be spoiled.

The Burlington Bar in Chicago, IL has found a great way to attract patrons, bring people together and foster a community; Game of Thrones. Every Sunday, patrons gather at the bar, fill their goblets with the finest Arbor Gold and crowd around a large set of TVs to watch how the newest episode of HBO's hit series 'Game of Thrones' will unfold.

This week was a serious downer for the bar-goers, and anyone who watched the show will know why. It was the much anticipated fight...

'Game Of Thrones' Recap: The Best And Worst Of 'The Mountain And The Viper'

June 2nd, 2014 7:05am EDT
'Game Of Thrones' Recap: The Best And Worst Of 'The Mountain And
If there was ever an episode of this show that served as a culmination of 4 seasons of growth, pain, and betrayal, it’s definitely “The Mountain and the Viper.” It was clear from the moment that scenes from the first season were shown in the opening clip package that this was going to be an episode full of revelations and heartbreak. Characters we’ve followed since the beginning—Tyrion, Sansa, and Dany—each had moments in this episode that irrevocably changed their lives. Meanwhile, other character we’ve barely known stole the spotlight from the rest. Here are the best and worst moments fro...

'Game Of Thrones' Season 4 Episode 7 Recap: 'Mockingbird'

May 20th, 2014 8:53am EDT
'Game Of Thrones' Season 4 Episode 7 Recap: 'Mockingbird'
“Mockingbird” may’ve been the kindest episode in the history of Game of Thrones. The episode’s kindness is tinged with brutality, uncomfortable truths, murder, but kindness lasts in every scene. Westeros is a truly shitty place to live. Well, the south may have its advantages. King’s Landing and northward, though, is nearly complete shit. Arya and The Hound wandered into the yard of a homeowner. Arya wonders about soldiers inside the house. The Hound walks forward, evidently unconcerned about soldiers. Sitting up, supported by a solid object, is a man recently stabbed in the gut. When asked...

16 Of The Coolest Swords From Pop Culture

May 19th, 2014 2:32pm EDT
The Last Samurai
Swords - what's there to say about them? Nobody uses them anymore, which is a real shame. Swords remind us of an age when men were men, and they focused on really manly things, like chivalry, honor and killing a man with a single blow. Alas, those days are gone, and swords have retired from the battlefield.

But they do live on in one place - our hearts and minds. There's something innately satisfying about the simplicity and elegance of a sword, and the ritual of one-on-one combat, of people testing their mettle mano y mano. To that end, they live on in our culture, and by extension in our...

'Game Of Thrones' Recap: The Best And Worst Of 'Mockingbird'

May 19th, 2014 8:24am EDT
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As one of the few, but rabid, Sansa Stark fans, “Mockingbird” was the episode I was most looking forward to this season. The title alone, which represents Littlefinger’s house sigil, promised a deeper look into her situation at the Vale with her crazed aunt and pedo-tastic white knight. But I was also skeptical. The show has a tendency to take some of the biggest non-wedding moments from the books and makes them smaller than they should be. Since the show has been switching around the timeline in order to stuff as much action as possible into a single season, it was a little disappointing t...

Slideshow: 22 'Game Of Thrones' Stars Out Of Their Costumes And In Regular Clothes

May 17th, 2014 8:01pm EDT
Slideshow: 22 'Game Of Thrones' Stars Out Of Their Costumes And
HBO's hit fantasy series Game of Thrones has made dozens of stars into household names, but rarely do we get to see what they look like in 'real life'.

Aside from familiar names like Peter Dinklage ("Elf"), Lena Headey ("300," "The Sarah Connor Chronicles") and Charles Dance (a very recognizable "that guy" from such films as "The Golden Child" and "Your Highness"), the world was introduced to the likes of Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington and Jack Gleeson.

We recently ran across a photo of Gemma Whelan, who plays Theon Greyjoy's sister Yara (Asha in the books), looking nowhere near as tough as...

'Game Of Thrones' Author George R. R. Martin Does All His Writing In A DOS Word Processor

May 14th, 2014 11:01pm EDT
'Game Of Thrones' Author George R. R. Martin Does All His Writin
George R.R. Martin revealed on Tuesday night's episode of Conan that he still uses a DOS operating system word processor to write all of his novels.

The Game of Thrones author guested on the show and shared his writing preference, saying that he's fond of the old computer system.

"I actually like it. It does everything I want a word processing program to do and it doesn't do anything else," Martin explained. "I don't want any help, you know?

"I hate some of these modern systems where you type a lowercase letter and it becomes a capital. I don't want a capital. If I wanted a capital I wou...

'Game of Thrones' Season 4 Episode 6 Recap: 'The Laws of Gods and Men'

May 13th, 2014 8:38am EDT
'Game of Thrones' Season 4 Episode 6 Recap: 'The Laws of Gods an
The trial of Tyrion Lannister is among the highest high points in A Storm of Swords, and of Games of Thrones’ fourth season. “The Laws of Gods and Men” shifts total focus to the trial after a few scenes that touch base with Stannis and the Iron Bank, with Dany and her new-found Queendom in Meeree, with Ramsey and his nonsense in the North, with Yara who wants to end that nonsense in the North, with a Varys and Oberyn exchanging pleasantries about false assumptions and true intentions, and with another scene, preceding the trial and the Oberyn/Varys scene, involving the small council, in whi...

'Game Of Thrones' Recap: The Best And Worst Of 'The Laws of Gods And Men'

May 12th, 2014 11:26am EDT
'Game Of Thrones' Recap: The Best And Worst Of 'The Laws of Gods
Here are the best and worst moments of this mostly great episode:

Best: Stannis Gets Told Off by the Iron Bank of Braavos

I’ll admit that I’m not fan of that loser Stannis. He’s the boring guy that shows up to a party and interrupts every conversation with his sad-sack boring life and ministry. He’s the type of dude who thinks he’s righteous, but kills his own followers. When he goes to the Iron Bank of Braavos for financial backing of his war against the Lannisters, it’s clear he thinks that proclaiming that Tommen is a bastard is enough to get all the gold he needs to win a war. But the...

The 'Game Of Thrones' Theme Song Played On A Water Jug, A Frying Pan & Other Household Items

May 8th, 2014 12:10pm EDT
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People are pretty amazing sometimes - they find art and music in just about everything, including (but not limited to) implements of cooking, office water jugs and buckets. The Game of Thrones theme song has been parodied by a capalla groups, rock groups and many others, but we don't think it's ever been done quite like this before.

Youtuber Dan Newbie makes a hobby out of creating music from household items, including the Super Mario theme song, and the Frozen hit, 'Let it Go.' You can head over to his Youtube channel (HERE) and listen to his other musical ventures there.

First Of His Name' Breaks Another Ratings Record For 'Game of Thrones'

May 6th, 2014 10:00pm EDT
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How often do you hear news that the fifth episode in a TV show's season broke ratings records? That's exactly what happened Sunday night for Game of Thrones.

The fifth episode of season four, titled "First of His Name" (recap here), attracted 7.1 million viewers for its initial airing. It marks the first time the hit HBO show topped the 7 million mark and breaks the record set by last week's episode at 6.9 million.

Including repeat airings, the episode was seen by 8.6 million by the end of the night, according to Entertainment Weekly. When all viewing platforms are included, primarily HBO...

'Game Of Thrones' Season 4 Episode 5 Recap: 'First Of His Name'

May 5th, 2014 1:30pm EDT
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The ‘previously on…” sequence at the episode’s beginning featured two season one scenes to remind the audience about Lysa’s existence and about Jon Arryn’s death. Jon Arryn’s death happened in the first episode. It was the inciting incident of the series. Arryn’s death moves Ned to accept the role of the Hand of the King. Ned suspected the Lannisters. The Lannisters, of course, did not poison Jon Arryn. The mystery was never solved. Season 4, though, is the season of answers to mysteries. Benioff and Weiss revealed Joffrey’s killer two episodes after his poisoning. So, a three and half seas...

Kristian Nairn Shares His Terrible Experience With A 14 Inch Prosthetic Penis

May 3rd, 2014 5:00pm EDT
Kristian Nairn Shares His Terrible Experience With A 14 Inch Pro
Some of you may remember a certain episode from the first season of Game of Thrones where the gentle giant Hodor, walks out from behind the Weirwood, with nothing but a towel around his neck. Osha, the wildling remarks at the gargantuan size of Hodor's...erm...sword. To be quite honest, it came as a shock to pretty much everyone.

If you forgot, well, here it is.

In interviews since, Kristian Nairn reveals that not ONLY was that not the actual size of his own...sword, but it was an inhuman, 14 inch prosthetic that caused him no small degree of embarassment. The interview below is likely...

Disney Characters Get Their 'Game Of Thrones' Makeovers

May 2nd, 2014 3:00pm EDT
Disney Characters Get Their 'Game Of Thrones' Makeovers
The internet is an awesome place. Before the internet, we probably would have never been able to see our favorite Game of Thrones characters turned into Disney Princes. But now, thanks to deviantart artist nandomendonssa we can see what two animated versions of our beloved Tyrion Lannister, and Jon Snow (and accompanying direwolf, Ghost) might look like.

There's Tyrion, in all of his inebriated glory.

And that's Jon Snow with an incredibly docile looking direwolf at his side.

We have to admit, these are the happiest versions of Jon and Tyrion we've ever seen, as neither has a whole ...

'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,...