Game Of Thrones
The fourth episode of Game of Thrones season five is like a pressure cooker of budding conflicts across the map. Kings Landing is knee deep in political warfare as Cersei stacks her house of cards, Stanis Baratheon’s armies prepare to march against Winterfell, and the Dornish plot a war to avenge the death of their beloved Red Viper. Meereen is facing a threat from within, yet somehow Khalessi finds time to give a riveting interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Want to know what her favorite food is? Major spoilers after the jump! (more…)
The third episode of Game of Thrones season five wrestles with complex notions of religion, power, spirituality, virtue, and service. The titular plot is the introduction of the High Sparrow (also the name of this week’s episode), whose story is about returning the Faith of the Seven to a devout and holy state in King’s Landing, and bringing penance to the sinners of the Seven Kingdoms. If all this is true, why the hell would Twin of The Year Winner Cersei Lannister align with them? Forget Bruce Jenner, someone tell Diane Sawyer to interview Cersei! (more…)
It’s time to haul out the lanyards and dust off those comfy easy walking shoes because comic convention season is officially in full swing and just this past weekend one of the premiere events in Canada celebrated a milestone. The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo celebrated its 10th anniversary with an amazing line-up of guests and exhibitors for a record shattering 102,000 faithful fans.
First up, since many of you do not reside in the great white north, if you’ve never attended a Canadian con, you are really missing out. Just remember most of your favorite TV shows and movies are made north of the wall, and once again the Calgary Expo proved to be a fantastic place to celebrate this whole nerd/geek/pop-culture universe that we all live in and love.
What follows is a whirlwind overview of an amazing weekend. (more…)
The second episode of Game of Thrones season five picks up some familiar story lines from last year, most notably Arya Stark’s journey across the narrow sea to the House of Black & White (also the title for this week’s episode). Thematically it sets the tone for the entire episode, presenting characters throughout the story with seemingly dichotomous plot options – do you take one path or another? By virtue of this storytelling device, it also highlights the road often travelled in our favorite HBO program, the morally ambiguous grey path where incest, feticide, and most other concepts of right and wrong are so often blurred and thrown out the window. Oh G.R.R. Martin, what exactly happened to you as a child? (more…)
This time on The Mucho Mucho Robusto Fuego Hour, the squat one and the one who is too big to squat get political by aligning with America’s hot sister Anna Kendrick for her Game of Thrones dong campaign #DongsAcrossWesteros #FreeTheDragonFromTheCatacombs. Also, Jeremy and Jason battle over the worth of seeing the Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer in IMAX with some helpful tips for those of you who are without a nearby theater, talking tiger sidekicks become a thing thanks to the Wonder Woman directorial shift, and more!
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The first episode of Game of Thrones season five gives viewers a snapshot of how things have progressed since last season. Kings Landing is in mourning, Pentos see’s the arrival of a new guest, Slaver’s Bay has a murder mystery, the heir to The Vale finds a new home, and the Wall has quite a stirring bonfire. We even get our first flashback sequence of the series (Lost fans, rejoice)! What do we learn across the board? One’s enemies are just around the corner, so stand and fight or get a running start! Remember, there’s plenty of work to be done in service to the realm. Valar dohaeris – all men must serve. Beware, some spoilers after the jump! (more…)
The Internet is dark and full of illegal downloads. At least it was yesterday and earlier today when someone leaked the first four Season Five episodes of HBO‘s hit show Game of Thrones. You can be sure that HBO CEO Richard Plepler is calling for someone’s head over this one. Game of Thrones is already the most pirated show on the planet and HBO carefully timed the start-up of their new streaming service HBO Now to coincide with the start of Game of Thrones Season Five. How did it all happen? (more…)
Apparently being a burgeoning bad ass in Westeros isn’t good enough for Maisie Williams, nor is, apparently, appearing on just one big TV show. The Game of Thrones actress has been cast for a guest starring role in an episode of the long-running sci-fi series’ ninth season, albeit as what, we’re not exactly sure. She could be a hero, she could be a villain, or she could be some random person that The Doctor helps. On the other hand though, Williams looks quite comfy at the controls of the TARDIS in the picture above, so it begs the question, are we looking at a companion in the making? After all, everyone has two franchises nowadays. (more…)
Oh the tap dance we all do these days to avoid posting tripping over spoilers for our favorite shows. AMC felt the wrath of the well-timed spoiler when they posted one about a character death on their The Walking Dead Facebook page an hour before the West coast aired the episode. Another show that often has folks up in arms about spoilers and trying to prevent their book reading friends from spoiling for them is George R.R. Martin and HBO‘s Game of Thrones. Here’s the thing though, Martin doesn’t understand what everyone is so upset about when it comes to spoilers. (more…)
It’s been a running joke that George R.R. Martin needs to write faster. When the HBO Game Of Thrones series was first announced, after all the fanfare and rejoicing died down more than a few people wondered what would happen if the television series caught up to the books. It was a valid concern considering the time frames between books. Well, now we know. (more…)