03:49 PM EDT 05/04/2015
Originally posted 05/03/2015 10:10PM
Chat, chat, stab-stab, chat, chat, stab-stab. This week's episode of Game of Thrones was largely a series of intimate, well-written character-driven discussions between two wounded souls in conflict – then fun stabby action scenes. And one of those fights resulted in the loss of a character who has been with the series since season 1 (AND is still alive in the books, because that's just how Thrones rolls now).
Originally posted 04/26/2015 10:45PM
The Great Convergence – and Divergence – has begun! This week's Game of Thrones jammed two sets of characters together for the first time, while taking a shocking turn from George R.R. Martin's novels. Plus, Arya (Maisie Williams) ditched her clothes, Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman) ditched his virginity, Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) ditched Sansa (Sophie Turner), Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) ditched his freedom and Jon (Kit Harington) ditched a man's head. All this plus prostitute cosplay(!) in our worship of the third episode of season 5, "High Sparrow."
BraavosBehold the inside of The House of Black and White! Thrones shows off this fancy new set with several shots so we can appreciate all the production detail. The House has the ambience of a gloomy spa's quiet room, where you would sit in a bathrobe sipping cucumber water waiting for your therapist.
Arya grumpily sweeps the stone floor with what looks like a Nimbus 2000. She's unimpressed with the set and annoyed with her janitorial duties. Jaqen H'ghar (Tom Wlaschiha) gives a desperate man a cup of water, then chastises Arya for her impatience: "A girl wants to serve herself."
Originally posted 04/19/2015 10:40PM
How did hissing ever stop being a thing? You still hear the expression "boo and hiss," but never really hear a crowd totally hiss in unison, just occasionally boo.
Originally posted 04/13/2015 07:10PM
It's the Mother of Dragons vs. John Connor.
Originally posted 04/12/2015 11:30PM
Sunday's eagerly awaited Game of Thrones premiere gave fans plenty to talk about: The fantasy hit's first-ever flashback scene starred Mean Girl Cersei, a game-changing conversation between Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and Varys (Conleth Hill) demanded a singularly unique recap, Daario's (Michiel Huisman) butt made a return appearance and one recurring character was subject to a brutal burning at the stake (a.k.a. what HBO's lawyers are planning to do to whoever leaked its Thrones screeners online).
Originally posted 04/12/2015 01:50PM
The first installment of George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series of epic fantasy novels was released a whopping 19 years ago.
When HBO launched Game of Thrones in 2011, the devoted fandom that developed in the intervening years had a lot to say about the adaptation of the source material – and they still do (as is the right and beauty of a thriving fandom).
As season 5 of Thrones begins, it's safe to say fans of Martin's series are basically going to lose their minds over the latest developments – for better or for worse. While purists may not enjoy that events from the books are conflated or dropped entirely from season 5, less literal devotees may find themselves enjoying a tighter, cleaner narrative.
Originally posted 04/12/2015 08:40AM
Game of Thrones is known for its most shocking moments – brutal massacres, gratuitous sex, horrific weddings, gut-wrenching tragedy (plus, literal gut-wrenching). But aside from shaking us to our core on a weekly basis, the HBO hit teaches us about what it means to be – and succeed as – a human being in a cruel, unforgiving world.
Originally posted 03/27/2015 12:10PM
She's got a British accent in real life and speaks fluent Dothraki as Daenerys Targaryan on Game of Thrones, but these days Emilia Clarke is working on a more American sound.
Gearing up to star in the upcoming movie prequel Terminator Genisys, to out this summer, Clarke says she's not new to the popular franchise.
"I was absolutely a fan. I watched Terminator growing up," Clarke told PEOPLE at this week's Game of Thrones Season 5 premiere in San Francisco.
Originally posted 03/25/2015 03:05PM
Pet dragons? No problem. Blonde wig? On it. Stripping down for Christian Grey in the Red Room? Err, pass.
Originally posted 03/04/2015 02:40PM
In a poison pen contest, George R.R. Martin has a pretty worthy adversary in Taylor Swift, but she's no match for the Game of Thrones author, whose kill count has now exceeded 5,000.
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