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The finale for HBO‘s Game of Thrones sixth season blew the roof off the series ratings record from the fifth season finale with 800,000 more viewers setting the new record at 8.9 million for the on air broadcast. When HBO tallies the numbers for those that watched the finale on DVR, encore, On-Demand, and those that streamed the finale on HBO GO and HBO NOW estimates put the number at 23.3 million total viewers. That’s enough people to make up the entire population of Taiwan. There’s no doubt the show is popular and with two seasons left, and only 15 episodes between them, fans are excited to see what’s coming. Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had a couple of things to tell fans about the upcoming two seasons. (more…)

King in the North

Winter has finally come! Last week we were left with Jon Snow vs Ramsey Bolton and all of its great epicness. On this week’s season finale of Game of Thrones we not only got to see the aftermath of that glorious battle, but we also got a whole lot moving in the rest of the seven kingdoms. Pretty much every story going on moved forward and either reached some sort of conclusion or helped set up something cool for next season. Everything from Cersei’s trial, to multiple deaths, to finally confirming a long-running fan theory, this week’s Game of Thrones did not disappoint.

Warning: This article contains spoilers from the “Game of Thrones” Season 6 episode “The Winds of Winter.”

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westworld

It’s happening, it’s actually happening! In a case of life imitating art, the production of HBO‘s new series Westworld has been as glitchy as the robots that run amok in the titular theme park, but the question is have they finally been able to work out all the bugs? Viewers will be able to judge for themselves when Westworld finally debuts this fall, and in a pretty big confidence boost for the show, HBO put its trailer on before the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones last night. But if you were otherwise occupied, or maybe just watching Game 7 of the Cavs and the Warriors, you can find the trailer posted below. (more…)

Jon Snow

To quote Beyonce: “Who Runs The World? Girls!!

This week’s Game of Thrones gave us the epic battle of Jon Snow against Ramsey Bolton (Snow): The Battle of the Bastards! The Thriller In The North!! So did it live up to the hype? This probably was one of the finest, well shot, well edited, tense, and satisfying episodes of television ever!! They laid everything on the table this episode, and the last 20 minutes left you speechless! While we spent most of our time in the North with #TeamSnow, we also got to see Dany also hold it down with her triumphant return to Meereen.

Warning: This article contains spoilers from the “Game of Thrones” Season 6 episode “Battle of the Bastards.”

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We’re quickly drawing to a close another season of Game of Thrones, and with it being the sixth season, and considering recent discussions about the show only has maybe 13 episodes of story left in it, it’s all but guaranteed that the next few hours of the show are going to be highly consequential. Not much is known about the final two hours of season six to air on June 19 and 26 respectively, but we do know this, the show is going to be squeezing every minute of action it can out of them. On top of that, you’ll have to make sure your DVRs don’t cut off the last 10 minutes of the finale.  (more…)

Jamie Lannister

In this week’s Game of Thrones, a whole lot happened. Jon and Sansa began to put their plan of retaking Winterfell into action. Jamie Lannister went to the Riverlands and involved himself in the war of the Tullys and Freys. We got to see yet more politicking between the Lannisters and the Sparrows. Arya now that she no longer is No One, met up with the Faceless Men for a brief confrontation. Theon and his sister stopped for a little R&R and a quick pep talk. Finally, we got to see what an old friend’s been doing since his, ahem, unintended sabbatical from the story, but will they be back in the mix with all the problems involved in Game of Thrones? While this wasn’t as a high-stakes episode as the past two episodes, the ball moved forward and we got yet another great episode of the show.

Warning: This article contains spoilers from the Game of Thrones Season 6 episode “The Broken Man.”

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Game of Thrones‘ is only halfway through its sixth season, but there have already been some memorable moments. The HBO series, which airs Sundays at 9pm, keeps a grueling schedule as it can take up to a month or more to completely shoot episodes for the hit show. This is due to travelling to locations, schedules of the actors, and just who is involved in the scenes to be filmed.

Jack Bender, director of ‘Game of Thrones’ season six episodes “The Door” and “Blood of My Blood,” recently spoke with Vanity Fair about his work on the series and he revealed a point of interest regarding next season. Bender claims that next season will only consist of seven episodes. (more…)

‘Westworld’ Back on Track at HBO, Premiering this Fall

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It’s one of the most anticipated TV projects of the last couple of years, and that’s saying something. With an accomplished creative team, an all-star cast, and a berth on HBO, everyone’s been looking forward to Jonathan Nolan‘s revisionist take on Westworld, based on the Michael Chrichton book and movie about a Wild West theme part full of robots gone mad. Behind the scenes though, there’s been trouble plenty. Cost overruns, creative conflicts, reshoots, and let’s not forget that rumor about using actual prostitutes… But are things all set for Westworld to finally premiere? HBO seems to think so. In fact, they’re now saying the show will premiere in the fall. (more…)

Hodor

This week’s Game of Thrones episode “The Door” continues the streak of captivating episodes this season. We got to meet a new Red Lady, who seems to know more than Melisandre. Civil war is brewing for in the North, and they are definitely developing in the Iron Islands. Arya got a taste of her life as a comedy play. Danny had to say goodbye to one of her closest advisers, and we all tearfully said goodbye to someone near and dear to us all

Warning: This article contains spoilers from the “Game of Thrones” Season 6 episode “The Door.”

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Jon Snow

Jon Sow is back! Yes, that happened last week, but we are still breathing our collective sigh of relief from the end of last week. This week we get to see if the new and improved Jon Snow will be the same person as the previous, or if we are going to meet a totally new person. We also got to see Danny’s new home (hopefully not for long). A few more people we haven’t seen in a while (even a guest star all the way from Season one). While this week’s episode of Game of Thrones was bundled, it helped set up even more for what we will see this season.

Warning: This article contains spoilers from the “Game of Thrones” Season 6 episode “Oathbreaker.”

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