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?
At this point, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss can pretty much write their own ticket. The HBO show based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice novels (still waiting for you to finish them George!) is in its 7th season and going strong after this week’s season premiere. As this is Game of Thrones’ penultimate season before the big climactic conclusion of the much-loved show, everyone is wondering what is next for the famed duo. After all, they managed to give us Martin’s brilliant work and have millions of people absorbed in the world of Westeros. Whatever they do next will have to be something just as big (and just as good).
The wait is finally over. Winter has finally come! Complete with an HBO countdown clock, Game of Thrones returned to the premiere pay channel Sunday night, and when last we left off, Daenerys was on her way to Westeros and had teamed up with the Greyjoy siblings, the Tyrells, and the Sands to take the fight to Cersei and claim the throne.
Cersei had not only defeated the High Sparrow, but after unleashing Wildfire like the Mad King did before her, she now has assumed the throne (thanks to her son’s suicide), and her brother-lover Jaime doesn’t look too happy about it.
Arya started to enact her vengeance and killed Walder Frey after serving him his own sons as part of a meat pie! Sam has made it to the Citadel to learn from the Maesters on how to stop the White Walkers. Jon Snow has been crowned King of the North by the Northern families, oh yeah, and he’s also Lyanna Stark’s bastard child, not Ned’s, which means Jon’s really a Targaryen! With so many running stories, Season 7 promises to be exciting!
Tonight (Sunday, July 16) Game of Thrones returns for it’s seventh and penultimate season. If you were planning on binge watching the entire series prior to the new seasons premiere but don’t have the 600+ plus hours to spare, you’re in luck! The fine folk over at HBO, the shows home network, have crammed the past six season into this slick little 5 minute refresher. (more…)
Is there a message in this second Game Of Thrones season seven trailer… a dire prediction? Of course there is! There are at least three huge armies roaming the seven kingdoms as the White Walkers look south and Winter settles in across the land. Can those factions unite to face the true enemy or will the undead claim the field after defeating the last army standing? July 16th can’t get here fast enough! (more…)
Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen comic is a timeless classic. The limited series graphic novel has a rich history as being one of the greatest graphic novels ever created. The alternative history murder mystery surrounding former superheroes employed by the government was a deconstruction of the idea of the superhero and was infused with politics as well as the idea of a “dark side” to heroes and has always been heralded as a perfect story. For a long time, the series was deemed “unfilmable” by its creators. Zack Snyder did a fairly accurate film adaptation of the comic back in 2009 that was met with mixed results. Some thought it was too much like the comic and others thought that the ending didn’t ring true to the original (changing the surprise at the end). The Director’s Cut of the film helped flesh it out even more than the theatrical cut. Either way, it was a worthy effort. Recently there have been talks about a reboot for the comic and it looks like we might get a TV adaptation.
Special effects hold a dear place in many of our nerdy hearts. Those folks that turn writers dreams into miraculous looking dragons on HBO‘s Game Of Thrones for instance. Emilia Clarke loves green yarn, but even thought the director couldn’t get her to put it down, the effects people were able to turn it into this: (more…)
Damn, it has been a long wait, but wait no longer. The first trailer for HBO‘s Game Of Thrones season seven is here in all its glory. There’s so much to see and so much to think about. Check it out below. (more…)
HBO‘s Game of Thrones Facebook page had a live event today that featured a block of ice with the Game of Thrones season seven premiere date frozen inside. Fans commented and shared to melt the ice and reveal the date. You can skip the wait and watch the video below and skip to the end where there is a nice teaser for season seven. Check it out and an interesting poster that is floating around the Internet that might just change the game in Game of Thrones. (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…)