Game Of Thrones
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.
If you’re one of those people that enjoyed following along HBO‘s Game of Thrones and comparing that to the written words of the A Song of Fire and Ice series by creator George R.R. Martin, these are frustrating times. Season 6 of the show was the first to proceed without a published novel as a blueprint, and while the showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, have the benefit of Martin’s insight, fans have got to know that the way Martin’s going to lay out his story will be different from the way Benioff and Weiss laid out their TV version of it. Will this be the year we find out how? (more…)
It’s a terribly kept secret that there’s too much good TV to watch; for every series you manage to finish watching, there’s two more already queued up and ready to binge. It’s an embarrassment of riches, as in you’re embarrassed when people ask you if you’ve seen the hot new show and you’re forced to answer “no” because, hey, there are only so many hours in a day… That’s what you need semi-professional critics for. In reviewing the last 12 months, and looking at the plethora of sci-fi, superhero, horror, and other genre TV shows, we’ve paired it all down to a Top 10. Here, in our humble estimation, are the Top 10 Nerdy TV Shows of 2016! (more…)
The extra few days off the west gets over the festive period for Christmas and New Year is a time that every nine-to-five worker looks forward to all year round. A few days off to hang out with friends and family, eat the homeliest of hot dinners, drink without concern for the consequences and spend a little while putting the world’s problems aside for a bit and just relax, settle into the couch and let time slip by. This year, HBO is making all your chill out time easier to mange to filling, well, all of it with a Game of Thrones marathon. (more…)
Westworld seems to be the show that HBO fans have been waiting for, an expansive world with dozens of characters with their own separate ambitions, desires, and obstacles to overcome. What else does that sound like on HBO? Yes, it’s probably pretty easy to draw comparisons between Game of Thrones and Westworld, or at least they have more in common than say Game of Thrones and Vinyl. In a sense, they’re both about fantasy worlds that are as dangerous as they are lovely to look at. So how about it? Could Westwold’s cowboy robots meet Thrones’ white walkers? The creators have talked about it. (more…)
There are certain things that come with being British like an accent, allegiance to the Queen, and a fondness for bizarre sounding foods like “blood pudding” being examples. If you’re a British actor though, the entitlement extends to an appearance in the franchise of your choice whether it’s Harry Potter, Downton Abbey or Game of Thrones. Of course, sometimes those actors can appear in any combination of the three, and indeed there’s been a lot of crossover between them already. But how about this: What if Harry Potter himself were to appear on Game of Thrones? Well Daniel Radcliffe is game if the right opportunity came up. (more…)
As you’re undoubtedly already aware, there are only 13 hours of Game of Thrones left, and they will be spread out over two seasons to prolong the agony of fans. With an endgame in mind for the series, it should come as no surprise that HBO would be looking for a way to keep this lucrative franchise going in some way after the series finale, and one of the ways to do that would be with some kind of prequel series. The show, and the books it’s based, refer back to a rich history in the imaginary land of Westeros, just don’t expect the guys behind the current show to want to come back and explore it further. (more…)
Members of the realm, if you can’t get enough of Game of Thrones, fear not a nationwide concert tour will be coming to a city near you! Starting in 2017, Live Nation will be producing a nationwide tour featuring the music from the HBO show.
Just when you’ve come to terms with the fact that Game of Thrones won’t be back in April – Due to the long-awaited arrival of winter in the season six finale, filming has been pushed back for season seven, with a return date at some point late summer – HBO announces that the hit series will officially end at season 8. The show about warring factions, family disputes, power plays, and….and… bewbz, it will all be over. *insert sad face here* (more…)
Game of Thrones is a super serious show. For a live action fantasy series, it’s rife with violence, torment, politics, death, and copious amounts of nudity. There’s warring factions, family disputes, power plays, and survival…. but all that is an illusion shattered when you watch this behind the scenes Blooper reel from Game of Thrones season 6.
Be warned that minor spoilers lie ahead if you’re not caught up. (more…)