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Queen Elizabeth II visits 'Game of Thrones' set, doesn't sit on pretend seat of power

Queen Elizabeth II paid a visit to the Belfast set of Game of Thrones Tuesday, touring the series’ vast armory, perusing its racks of lavish costumes, and meeting actors including Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Conleth Hill (Varys), and Rose Leslie (Ygritte). The real queen of seven independent Commonwealth countries did not, however, attempt to gain control of seven fictional kingdoms by taking a seat on the show’s fearsome Iron Throne—a chair constructed by a thousand surrendered blades, “heated white-hot in the furnace breath of Balerion the Black Dread.”

Naturally, the wildest and most lawless kingdom of all—The Internet—was most displeased: READ FULL STORY

The 'Game of Thrones' TV Book Club: Dissecting a heartless (and Stoneheart-less) finale

Welcome, lords and ladies (and smallfolk) to the final edition of this year’s Game of Thrones TV Book Club, a discussion space for Thrones viewers who have also read the five books (so far) of George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series. This week, Darren Franich and Hillary Busis dive into season 4’s supersized ending, a feast of brawls and murders and missing minor characters. Check out James Hibberd’s full recap of the episode, then join us as we venture into the narrative borderlands of A Storm of Swords (and beyond) below. (You know there’ll be spoilers for both the books and the show, right?) READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones' review: All men truly must die


All men must die. That’s what the Game of Thrones posters warned us, even before the fourth season began. Back then, hard-core Thronies were probably still playing “The Rains of Castamere” on their lutes, mourning Catelyn and Robb Stark, and Talisa and her unborn baby, so the idea that more heads could get staked very soon shouldn’t have come as a surprise. And yet, it still felt like a shock every time we lost someone.

Maybe the hardest to grieve was Oberyn, who evolved from a silly impersonation of Inigo Montoya into a great hero by the season’s end. He was our best hope for happier episodes to come, until his dreams were crushed through the back of his eye sockets. Then there was poor little Jojen Reed, who sacrificed himself for Bran, and the Hound, whose tutelage of Arya made us almost like him, despite his cruelty toward her little redhead friend. It even felt slightly ignoble to let the once revered Tywin Lannister — the savior of Blackwater! — expire while sitting on a toilet. On the upside, Joffrey finally got what was coming to him. But his quick death was heartbreaking in its own way. You could be forgiven for thinking, That’s it? This evil moppet ordered babies to be killed, and all we got to see was a few meager blood tears squeezed from his eyes? READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones' finale: No Lady Stoneheart! And why that's a good thing (book spoiler)

Note: This contains spoilers from Sunday’s Game of Thrones finale AND a spoiler about a storyline in George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire novels which could conceivably still be appear on the show


PopWatch Planner: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Louie,' finales, 'Jersey Boys' premiere, and more

For Game of Thrones fans, today is arguably the most important day of 2014, because it marks yet another season finale, and furthermore, it will probably determine Tyrion’s fate. So to those of you who are obsessed with the show, I wish you good luck. But for the rest of you who are looking past tonight’s finale, there’s an entire week’s worth of possibilities that await you.

Here’s what your pop culture calendar looks like this week: READ FULL STORY

'Games of Thrones' star Rory McCann explains why he can't handle scary movies -- VIDEO


Yes, he confessed that he can’t help but do a Darth Vader impression when he walks onto the Game of Thrones set dressed as The Hound — but we  also dug deeper when actor Rory McCann visited EW to take our Pop Culture Personality Test. Watch the video below to learn what music gets him fired up (and what it’s like to film an action scene for Oliver Stone), why he thinks twice before watching horror movies, which Game of Thrones costar signed his most prized pop culture possession, and what’s his idea of the perfect summer popcorn movie. READ FULL STORY

Meet the man who will die in the next 'Game of Thrones' book

When you play the game of thrones, sometimes you win and you die.

ABC News reports that Dave Goldblatt, a 30-year-old Facebook employee, has won the highest prize in author George R.R. Martin’s most recent charity auction, which is raising money for Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and the Food Depot of Santa Fe. Goldblatt coughed up the Braavos-level sum of $20,000 to enter the “martyr” donation level — for which Martin promised to name a character after the donor (and then kill that character later in the series).


'Game of Thrones' meets 'The O.C.' in fan-made video


[SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading if you haven’t seen Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones.]

The internet might not always give us what we want, but it always gives us what need. And we definitely needed this mash-up of The O.C. and Game of Thrones. READ FULL STORY

George R. R. Martin joins Twitter, tweets about not tweeting

George R. R. Martin has just entered a land far more terrifying than the place beyond the Wall: Twitter.

The Game of Thrones maester has joined the social medium with the handle @GRRMspeaking, and his first tweet essentially laid bare his plans for, well, not tweeting. (Oh, you say that now, George, but just you wait…) READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones' TV Book Club: Watching 'The Watchers on the Wall'


Clatter! Clash! Sword fighting noises!! Welcome back to the Game of Thrones TV Book Club, a discussion space for Thrones viewers who have also read the five books (so far) of George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series. This week, Darren Franich and Hillary Busis take a deep dive into the episode-long Battle of Castle Black, an epic hour long on action but curiously short on just about everything else (whither Mance Rayder?). Check out Jame’s Hibberd’s full recap of the episode, then join us as we venture into the narrative borderlands of A Storm of Swords (and beyond) below. (You know there’ll be spoilers for both the books and the show, right?) READ FULL STORY

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