02:40 PM EDT 12/17/2014
Originally posted 06/15/2014 10:45PM
If you haven't watched Sunday's epic finale of Game of Thrones, stop reading now.
Originally posted 05/30/2014 04:05PM
Thanks to the popularity of Game of Thrones, more people are naming their babies after Daenerys Targaryen than ever before. In 2013, more than twice as many parents chose to name their baby girls "Khaleesi" than chose its soundalike "Kelis," according to data from the Social Security Administration.
Which got us thinking: In ten years or so, parents are going to have a very hard time determining whether their children's new friends are named after a dragon queen from a fantasy series or a female rapper who was once married to Nas. So, future parents, here's a refresher on Kelis vs. Khaleesi. (And yes, we know "Khaleesi" is only a title. We'll have no complaining from book readers on this point.)
Originally posted 03/16/2014 02:00PM
Is that the Mother of Dragons or the Queen of Pop?
In a move that could unite George R. R. Martin book worms and dance club-goers alike, Madonna channeled Game of Thrones's Daenerys Targaryen to mark the celebratory Jewish holiday of Purim.
"Happy Purim!!!!! All Hail All Queens! ##certainty," she wrote on Instagram, sharing the festive snapshot on Sunday.
Originally posted 01/13/2014 11:00AM
Winter is here, and with it comes a new trailer for the upcoming season of Game of Thrones.
All the characters are back – except for a few ill-fated wedding guests – in this clip for the show's fourth season. The trailer was released Sunday and is quickly racking up views from eager fans ready for more drama between the Starks, Lannisters and other power-hungry residents of Westeros.
Originally posted 04/07/2013 04:20PM
HBO's Game of Thrones, now at the start of its third season, seems to have been weighted into a catapult and sent soaring through the air: What was already a massive hit has become a buzzed-about, addictive phenomenon.
The show is – as one says, of such epic productions – teeming with characters. It swarms with plots, subplots and side-plots. If you missed the first two seasons, you might be afraid to just jump in. Don't be.
Just remember that everyone's motive is essentially the same: Win the Iron Throne and control all the kingdoms. (Think of Jerry Seinfeld chasing down the marble rye, but there are hundred of Jerrys and only one loaf.)
Oh, and everyone wants to avoid being brutally slaughtered.
You'll be hooked fast enough, and you'll develop your own set of obsessions to anticipate each week. These are mine:
Originally posted 03/30/2012 07:15PM
When Game of Thrones concluded its first season last June, viewers were left wondering about the fate its characters and their quest for the coveted Iron Throne.
Now, with the show's highly anticipated second season premiering Sunday (9 p.m. ET) on HBO, Westeros watchers will finally get to see what will happen next for the kingdom's most troubled citizens.
Here's where the hit fantasy left off:
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