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, Hillary Busis and Thrones recapper extraordinaire James Hibberd — filling in for Darren Franich — talk changes at Craster’s Keep, tension between Arya and the Hound, and the Case of the Disappearing Dragons. (You know there’ll be spoilers for all the books and the show, right?) READ FULL STORY
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The First Cat of Westeros isn’t coming back to HBO’s Game of Thrones anytime soon.
Ser Pounce is off the show for the rest of the fourth season, at least. The king-guarding feline sparked a social media surge after interrupting Margaery Tyrell’s quasi-seduction of teenage King Tommen on Sunday’s episode. HBO told us Ser Pounce does not appear in any of the six episodes that remain this year. (Only Game of Thrones could spark a post-episode frenzy over man raping his sister one week, followed by a cat with a cute name the next week.) That said, Ser Pounce could potentially appear in future seasons, especially since he’s in George R.R. Martin’s later Song of Ice and Fire novels.
Here’s our exchange with Ser Pounce’s very unofficial Twitter feed discussing the subject when we broke this tragic news yesterday: READ FULL STORY
The 'Game of Thrones' TV Book Club: White Walkers? Craster's Keep? Hodor??? Talk the big changes on this week's episode!
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. And this week, Darren Franich and Hillary Busis have quite a bit of material to cover, since “Oathkeeper” featured a whole assortment of TV inventions that ran the gamut from “extrapolation” to “outright invention.” Join us on our journey into the ever-widening gulf between the Book-Westeros and TV-Westeros! (You know there’ll be spoilers for the books and the show, right?)
HILLARY: Darren. DARREN. I don’t even know where to begin. READ FULL STORY
Don’t let the completely engrossing saga of Game of Thrones make you a couch potato for the next seven weeks. The folks over at TotalBeauty.com have come up with a great way to stay in shape while you watch Daenerys liberate slaves and Tyrion sit in jail.
From the looks of this workout, there will be plenty of lunges in your future — and thankfully, you didn’t start during last week’s episode or else Jaime and Cersei would have had you lunging double-time.
Check out the fitness routine below: READ FULL STORY
Well played, HBO.
HBO has released a series of ads for its streaming service, and the whole set of spots attempt to drive home one message: For a lot of HBO programming, it’s really nice not to have to watch it with your parents. From the sex scenes on True Blood, to the sex scenes on Game of Thrones, to the sex scenes… well, basically, HBO has a lot of steamy programming. And if you want to continue to pretend that your parents aren’t also watching these shows, that’s your right. HBO is looking out for you.
Each of the seven ads — featuring different HBO shows — end the same way after a TMI encounter: “Might be a good time for HBO Go,” voiceover suggests. “HBO Go. The best of HBO on all your favorite devices. Far, far away from your parents.”
Check out a dad attempting to give some advice to his daughter during a cringe-worthy Adam/Hannah Girls sex scene below — and be thankful that you haven’t been there.(Right?) READ FULL STORY
Few shows on television cover greater distance than Game of Thrones, which currently spreads its action to the farthest reaches of two different fantasy continents. Of course, Thrones has impressive source material: George R. R. Martin has spent the last couple of decades meticulously exploring the various cities, towns, villages, and various geographical phenomena throughout his invented world. And now, you can explore that world — without fear of spoilers! READ FULL STORY
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 talk disturbing sex scenes, the value of adaptive changes, and just why Davos deserves better than his TV treatment. (You know there’ll be spoilers for the books and the show, right?) For more Thrones fun, check out James Hibberd’s full recap of “Breaker of Chains” and his interview with newly returned Thrones star Aidan Gillen.
In last week’s episode of Game of Thrones, King Joffrey Baratheon finally ended his reign of terror by ingesting poisoned wine during his royal wedding.
While most fans of the show couldn’t wait for the day Joffrey met his end, the horrific manner in which he died — by violently choking to death — was so disturbing, many viewers were almost conflicted about the young King’s passing…almost. The one person who didn’t find it all that disturbing was the actor who played Joffrey, Jack Gleeson, as illustrated by a photo on his Instagram. The image shows Gleeson rolling his eyes, pointing to Joffrey’s white, bloody-nosed corpse on the screen, with a smirk.
Thought we were done with Game of Thrones articles for a few days, given yesterday’s barrage? Think again! Today EW introduces 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 talk 77-course meals, the truth about Jon Snow’s parentage — and what Game of Thrones might do better than ASOIAF. (You know there’ll be spoilers for the books and the show, right?)
DARREN: It’s been about eight years since I first read Storm of Swords, and in rereading the chapters about the Purple Wedding, it struck me that there was one incredibly important aspect that the TV show left out: The 77 courses! Mushroom and snail soup, peacocks stuffed with dates, fish tarts fresh from the ovens: Eat your heart out, Top Chef! Was there anything that you missed from the Literary Purple Wedding, Hillary? Or, conversely, was there any new addition that particularly jumped out at you?
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