07:07 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 05/20/2012 11:00AM
HBO's Game of Thrones features a roster of down and dirty men – guys like mud-soaked Jaime Lannister – but they clean up rather nicely.
The latest issue of VMAN magazine features the actor who plays Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, looking more like Prince Charming.
Whether his King-slaying character is dirtied and beaten-down or scrubbed up for the palace, playing him is a joy, the actor says.
"Working on Game of Thrones isn't difficult – it's challenging, which is great," he tells VMAN. "When you do a show where the writing is weak, it's difficult. But on Game of Thrones we have such brilliant writing. The challenge here is to not f––– it up."
Originally posted 04/01/2012 10:05PM
The long summer is ending, winter is coming, and don't even think about spring. The second season of HBO's thrilling fantasy drama Game of Thrones has arrived.
Episode one, "The North Remembers," was a typically seat-of-your-pants, edge-of-your-seat tour of the geography of Westeros, from deserts to ice-bound forests, as we witnessed rival camps preparing to go to war for the Iron Throne.
Here are the developments (spoiler alert) that most intrigued me and will have me hooked for the whole season:
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:
Originally posted 01/30/2012 09:15AM
Who is the rightful ruler of Westeros?
HBO has just released the first teaser trailer for Game of Thrones season 2, offering a tense taste of things to come. We see Lady Stark pointing a dagger at Littlefinger, Joffrey threatening to kill Sansa, and Tyrion – played by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage – acknowledging how "the game is played."
"One of the great challenges of the second season is that the world just expanded enormously," David Benioff, executive producer and writer, said recently. "Not only do we introduce a great number of new characters, but we're journeying to all new locations."
The Game returns April 1 on HBO.
– Tim Nudd
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