Last week’s episode of HBO and George R.R. Martin‘s Game of Thrones had a controversial scene between Jaime and Cersei that had the Internet and Monday morning water-cooler conversation buzzing. Now George R.R. Martin has weighed in on the scene and the differences between the television show and the books it is inspired by. (more…)
Now that’ve we’ve gotten the first big death of Season Four out of the way, it’s time to move on and remember that Westeros is a big place, with seemingly every corner stuffed with stories.
‘The sprawl’ is one of the biggest attractions to Game of Thrones’ unconventional style of story-telling, and also what makes it somewhat frustratingly impossible to sum up in an easy fashion. After the longest prolonged scene in the series’ history last week (which concluded with us saying goodbye to one of its most hated characters), Benioff, Weiss & Martin’s proverbial omnipotent camera doesn’t just zoom out in Episode Four, it proceeds to pull a full-blow Don Siegel-style helicopter shot, in which we get a God’s Eye view of many goings-on. Despite resolving the cliffhanger we were left on by ‘The Lion and the Rose’ in its initial scene, ‘Breaker of Chains’ is a (possibly healthy) reminder that the world is what take precedence in Game of Thrones, not a singular, easy-to-circumscribe narrative arc.
Get your mind out of the gutter. We’re talking about ACTUAL dragons, not George R.R. Martin’s…um…
Anyway, Game of Thrones mastermind George R.R. Martin has spoiled just how big Daenerys Targaryen’ dragons could get when they aren’t tiny, scaly, fire-burping babies anymore. Martin posted the above image, along with an an excerpt from his upcoming companion piece, The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the World of Game of Thrones. The image shows Aegon the Conqueror riding his dragon Balerion the Black Dread and is quite explicit in its depiction of the beast.
With season four of Game of Thrones just starting, fans are eagerly waiting to see what happens next (or, perhaps more appropriately, who dies next). But George R.R. Martin’s Song of Fire and Ice is a long-ass series. So, naturally we’re going to need more than four seasons. Well, fear not! For the folks at HBO have officially renewed the show for two more seasons. (more…)
***Warning: Spoilers Be Nigh…***
All men must die.
The tag line for Game of Thrones’ fourth season doesn’t read like a warning so much as it does a maxim of inevitability. Last season saw the end of Robb Stark, along with his mother, Catelyn, his wife, Talisa, and an army of Stark banner-men, as they were slaughtered by Walder Frey and Roose Bolton (with a nice tactical assist from the Lannisters) at the now infamous “Red Wedding” (the second event, after the beheading of Ned Stark, that launched a thousand hilarious YouTube “reaction videos”). The Stark rebellion has been crushed, it seems, and there are no more imminent threats to the Iron Throne (unless you count that pesky “Mother of Dragons”, who still needs to cross a vast ocean in order to make a serious play). For once, the characters in the show (as well as the folks who root for them from their couches) can finally sit back and relax — nobody’s going to die anytime soon, it seems. The Lannisters are all in King’s Landing, settling into their domestic roles and midlife crises as their sneering boy king plans for his wedding.
But all men must die. And all peace, as well as the comfort that goes along with it, is only temporary.
Ever since I realized these people exist, I’ve been hooked on Screen Junkies and their ‘Honest Trailers‘ series. The latest addition to the ‘HT’ pile is none-other-than the soon to premiere Game of Thrones. And, in my opinion, this has to be some of their best work yet. Warning! If you haven’t seen the first three seasons of GoT, you need to avoid this completely (in other words MASSIVE FKN SPOILERS). If you have seen them (or read the books like us literate people), then please proceed. (more…)
As the April 6th premiere date for the fourth season of HBO and George R.R. Martin‘s Game of Thrones keeps creeping closer and closer, we’re getting some fantastic looks into the characters involved, as well as some great behind the scenes looks at the series. This time there’s one about the Bastards of Westeros and the costumes of season four. (more…)
The recent announcement that the Game of Thrones television series would not likely be running beyond seven or eight seasons has many fans wondering how the hell HBO plans on cramming everything that George R.R. Martin has created into so few years. Given that they’ve already split book 3 into two seasons, what’s going to happen further down the line, particularly when things come to a head? Well, Martin himself has offered up a solution to the problem – turn the last bit of the series into a multi-million-dollar movie. (more…)
The latest trailer for George R.R. Martin and HBO‘s Game of Thrones season four has hit the Internet and it promises that there are many more people besides the Lannisters pay their debts. The kind of debts that gold can’t pay, but only through pain, suffering, and blood. (more…)
Season 4 of that strangely popular television series known as Game of Thrones is just a few short weeks from hitting the airwaves. As part of the endless barrage of marketing that seems to be the Hollywood way these days, the GoT team has put together a featurette entitled Game of Thrones: Long Story Short. Check it out below and learn a little bit about how George R.R. Martin’s book series made its way from paper to television. (more…)