A Game of Thrones

Last week marked the beginning of the end of Game of Thrones as all the pieces are moving into place. Cersei is shoring up alliances as she knows Daenerys will be coming for the throne. That means partnering with Euron Greyjoy and his massive fleet. After trying his best to insult Jamie, Euron promises a gift for the queen worthy of marriage. Arya is continuing her quest for vengeance, having taken out all the Freys. Jon finds out that his own sister might be a thorn in his side as King of the North. Sam learns the hard end of trying to become a master in The Citadel, cleaning up a lot of crap and the others not hearing him out on things. Of course, Daenerys finally lands at her ancestral home. Once again, the throne is up for grabs to whoever plays this game the best! So how did this week go?

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Fans of George R. R. Martin’s mega-hit series Game of Thrones are pretty accustomed to waiting a long time for new additions to the story. The next book in the series, The Winds of Winter, was supposed to be released sometime last year and has since been pushed to an unspecified time this year. With so many rabid fans chomping at the bit for anything out of Martin’s sadistic mind, it’s a bit surprising to learn that he is working on a short story set to be released later this year. Don’t freak out and slam the message boards just yet though, he is still working on The Winds of Winter and this appears to be a side-project fans of the series will likely enjoy.

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Winter has finally come! Last week we were left with Jon Snow vs Ramsey Bolton and all of its great epicness. On this week’s season finale of Game of Thrones we not only got to see the aftermath of that glorious battle, but we also got a whole lot moving in the rest of the seven kingdoms. Pretty much every story going on moved forward and either reached some sort of conclusion or helped set up something cool for next season. Everything from Cersei’s trial, to multiple deaths, to finally confirming a long-running fan theory, this week’s Game of Thrones did not disappoint.

Warning: This article contains spoilers from the “Game of Thrones” Season 6 episode “The Winds of Winter.”

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Game of Thrones manages to always bring the heat, no matter who’s involved in it (except for Dorne). While we didn’t get anything in the North, enough was going on elsewhere in Westeros and Essos. This week The Hound went on a rampage to exact his revenge against the Brotherhood Without Banners for their slaughter of his former village. Brianne and Jamie got involved in a little politics in The Riverlands. More and more politics happened between Cersei and the Sparrows. Tyrion bit off more than he could chew with The Masters, and Arya and The Waif once against got to meet up for their usual “dance.”

Warning: This article contains spoilers from the “Game of Thrones” Season 6 episode “No One.”

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This week’s Game of Thrones episode “Book of the Stranger” (still don’t get the title reference) continued to move the ball forward. Daario and Jorah continued their road trip. The Greyjoy siblings finally reunited, as did a few Stark siblings. The Small Council reunited to finally start to deal with the Faith of the Seven. The Meereen Small Council had a dangerous deal with the Wise Masters. We finally got a Littlefinger sighting. And of course, Danny finally got her mojo back! True to the title of “Ice and Fire,” this week’s Game of Thrones started cold and definitely ended with a fiery bang!

Warning: This article contains spoilers from the “Game of Thrones” Season 6 episode “Book of the Stranger.”

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Ok, folks, it’s been almost a year, and the wait has been brutal.  But there are only 5 more days!  After dashed hopes of holding Winds of Winter in our hands, Game of Thrones fans can finally have the next best thing: Season 6 of the HBO show.  It’s going to go where not even we diehard readers have gone before–we’ll all be as a blind as Arya is now.  And it’s kind of great!  Oh, the anticipation.  If the show is half as enticing as the latest trailer, fans should be pleased.  This new trailer, the last one before the season 6 premiere, promises death, war, romance, and more of Melisandre’s boobs.   (more…)

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Ugh, is it April yet? It feels like it’s been forever since Game of Thrones was last on TV. When we last left some of our favorite characters, a lot had gone down. People died, things burned to the ground, and clothes were dropped. In other words, it was just another Tuesday in Westeros. But now the time has come, and a new season is just over the horizon. This season should be quite the doozy because for the first time, the people that so many fans have grown to love won’t have George R. R. Martin around to help point them in the right direction. They’re now at the mercy of television writers.

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You gotta hand it to HBO. They always put every last drop of effort in everything they produce, even if some of their works never quite make it to the bitter end (Carnivale nerds, you may now nod your heads solemnly). With Game Of Thrones’ Season 6 just around the corner, the network has recently gone ahead and released a featurette video, showing the work behind the elaborate sets that have contributed into making the grim fantasy mega-hit of the decade…

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We’ve recently gone over the news of the inevitable delay of George Martin‘s latest installment in the hit grimdark Song Of Ice And Fire series, which vexed the author and legions of nerds alike. Its delay caused considerable controversy (and some conspiratorial whispers) about the possibility of the HBO series veering too far away from the source material, which was made worse by the cryptic and downright grim Season 6 teaser that was recently released. However, the author recently decided to ease his fanbase’s fears by making a pretty bold statement…

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Game Of Thrones is the HBO mega-hit, the fantasy series which made grim & gritty cool again and flooded the Internet with a deluge of nascent nerds and incest jokes. However, according to the show’s creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the TV adaptation of The Song Of Ice And Fire series was almost never made in the first place, thanks to their first, disastrous pilot episode. According to a recent interview by the creators on the ScriptNotes podcast… (more…)