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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
The Mountain and the Viper
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
Game of Thrones
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
Game of Thrones
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
Game Of Thrones
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
Game of Thrones
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
Game of Thrones
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
Game Of Thrones
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
Game of Thrones
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 ...