Is it really that shocking that the folks over at Game of Thrones would make an unprecedented move? HBO has announced that no advanced screeners will be going out to any press outlets during season 6 of GOT. It’s a move sometimes pulled by film studios expecting poor critic reviews, but in the realm of major tv series, this is a first. Especially after the first 4 episodes of GOT‘s season 5 found its way to torrent sites last year, it’s understandable that HBO would amp up their security measures. Plus, with all of the loose ends we were left with last season (mainly the fate of Jon Snow), it would be a shame if any plot points were spoiled. (more…)
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Some fans are a little worried about spoilers going into this season of Game of Thrones; and understandably so. The HBO series has surpassed the events of the most recently released installment of the A Song of Ice and Fire series: aka, their source material. George R.R. Martin, author of the series, assures fans that there will be some events in the book that will be virtually impossible for the show to spoil. (more…)
Grim fantasy. Now there’s a term most nerds never expected to make it into the mainstream. By the early 00’s, if you ever told a fantasy nerd that the dark and pessimistic Song Of Ice And Fire would become a mega-hit series and make mainstream incest jokes a thing, you’d have been laughed off every convention but now, with Game Of Thrones ready to break new ground (what with the Song Of Winter‘s irrevocable delay) everyone is waiting for Season 6 to take the biggest narrative leap of faith yet! At least, if the recently released teaser is anything to go by…
Yesterday, HBO announced the return date for the Emmy Award-winning series Game of Thrones (that’s Sunday April 24 in case you missed it). Today, the talk is about the more distant future, life for Thrones beyond season six, and the talk is fairly certain that there’s still a lot of life left in this show. And why wouldn’t there be? It’s one of the most popular shows on television, it’s got a huge fan base, the adulation of TV critics, lots of awards consideration, and on top of it all, its the most pirated show on the internet. For all those reasons, and more, HBO isn’t ready to give up Game of Thrones yet. (more…)
George R.R. Martin Confirms: ‘Winds of Winter’ Is Not “Likely To Be Finished Tomorrow, Or Next Week.”
Writing fiction is hard work. Writing an actual fantasy hit series is probably very much like breaking rocks in the hot sun while being pelted with snarling ferrets. Despite claims made that the latest book in his Song Of Ice And Fire series would be published in time for Game Of Thrones’ Season 6 premiere in April, George R. R. Martin prefaced his latest blog post stating some not so good news. (more…)
Following a season-wide leave of absence, Bran Stark is scheduled to return to Westeros and throw in the gauntlet for Season 6. After following the three-eyed raven into an undead pit-trap and being saved by (what we can only assume to be) a wizened forest creature with access to fireball spells, the broken young Stark is scheduled to make a new appearance in the show. (more…)
Congratulations! You made it to the end of the year 2015. You’ve survived three years longer than the Mayans said that you would, and as your reward, you are treated to one Best or Worst of the Year list after the other. So welcome again to our annual compendium of the Top 10 Nerdy TV shows.
How was the year for sci-fi, fantasy, and horror fiction on TV? In a word, excellent. As you may be aware, we are living in an era of Peak TV, which makes the compilation for a list like this harder than ever seeing as how among the some 409 scripted series that premiered on the air this year, a great many of them fit our core audience. Depending on your point of view, this is either a gift from the gods, or you’re being tested by them to see how long you can go without breathing fresh air outside your home.
The top picks for this year’s best of nerdy TV include zombies (not those ones, the other ones), cannibals, speedsters, detectives, Nazis, vampires, battling artificial intelligences, and the biggest cast ever put together for a TV show in the history of ever. Shall we begin? (more…)
Game of Thrones is one of the best shows on TV, without a doubt. It’s large cast of complex and engaging characters make every season, every episode, a veritable dramatic feast for the millions of viewers that tune in on a weekly basis, plus, it’s got kick ass action, and follows age old themes about power and destiny. But suppose we were to make a list of things you don’t like about Game of Thrones, short though it maybe, what would be at the top? Chances are it might be the shows treatment of women, particularly the recurring use of sexual violence against them. (more…)
The year-end trailer that HBO posted to Twitter was an ode to all the amazing work they’ve been doing-something that the 43 Emmys they earned this year illustrated pretty well also. The footage also includes clips of returning shows like Silicon Valley, Veep, and Girls; new shows like Vinyl, Westworld and High Maintenance; and some upcoming movies such as All the Way and Confirmation. And, of course, Season 6 of Game of Thrones. Being as Game of Thrones isn’t the only HBO series that is featured in the clip, we really just get little peeks here and there. It’s not much, but it’s enough to hold us over (for now!). (more…)
We’ve known about The Shannara Chronicles as an upcoming TV series for a while, and now we’re getting our first good look at the opening sequence of the show. Based on the Shannara novels by Terry Brooks, television-producer and host channel MTV is hoping the series will be their Game Of Thrones. If the newly-released opening credits scene is any indication, I would say they’ve got a good chance at it. (more…)