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'Game of Thrones': Jack Gleeson's picture-perfect reaction to the Purple Wedding -- PHOTO

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.

Perhaps he is mocking his character’s death or just thrilled to be retiring from acting now that his story arc is over. Check out the photo below: READ FULL STORY

The 'Game of Thrones' TV Book Club: 'Song of Ice and Fire' readers talk Purple Wedding and more

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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'Game of Thrones' stars Alfie Allen and John Bradley confess Spice Girl crushes and more -- VIDEO

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If you need some cheering up after this week’s Game of Thrones episode, look no further than the video below of costars Alfie Allen and John Bradley taking our EW Pop Culture Personality Test. There’s talk of the Spice Girls, The Sound of Music, and ShowgirlsREAD FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones': The 9 most satisfying deaths

The Red God of Death is no stranger to Westeros. Or Essos, for that matter.

When we talk about the Game of Thrones characters who have shuffled off (or, more accurately, been shoved off) this mortal coil, we tend to focus on the show’s most shocking demises — which often strike GoT‘s most noble, likable characters. (Think of the Red Wedding, or Ned’s brutal decapitation, or even the end of Qhorin Halfhand, which admittedly has more oomph in A Clash of Kings than it did on the show.) But those gut-punching sequences are only one piece of the puzzle. As anyone who’s watched “The Lion and the Rose” can attest, Thrones also excels in meting out justice to despicable folks in spectacular ways.

So on the occasion of The Big Thing That Happened Sunday, let’s take a look back at the Thrones deaths most likely to have viewers pumping their fists — instead of clutching their faces in sorrow. READ FULL STORY

Sunday TV showdown: What will you watch?

A Dramacalypse is upon us.

Mad Men. Game of Thrones. The Good WifeOnce Upon a TimeCalifornication, if you’re into that kind of thing. They’re all airing new episodes this Sunday — and so are comedies like Veep and Silicon Valley. And reality staples like The Amazing Race. And the MTV Movie Awards. All this, plus a new hour of NBC’s Believe — what’s a couch potato to do? READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones' spawns epic baby name boom

If you thought Apple and North were bizarre baby names, it seems that HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones has spurred  Americans to name their babies some strange ones. READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones': Pedro Pascal takes our Pop Culture Personality Test -- VIDEO

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If you’ve read our coverage leading up to Game of Thrones‘ season 4 premiere, there are some things you already know about Pedro Pascal, the actor cast as Prince Oberyn Martell (a.k.a. The Red Viper): Primarily that he was such a big fan of the show, he was scared he’d audition, not land the part, and then have spoiled himself for nothing. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: 'Game of Thrones' returns, along with MTV's 'The Challenge' and more

I can win over most of you with five words about this week: Game of Thrones is back. But if that’s not enough for you, we’ve also got a new Bill Murray film in theaters, a funny new read, and the start of the 25th season of MTV’s The Challenge. Let’s just say you’ve got a diverse and very interesting week of pop culture ahead of you. Here’s what your schedule looks like this week:

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'Game of Thrones': Which faction do you support in season 4? Take our quiz to find out!

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Game of Thrones is back, guys! All week long, EW’s James Hibberd has been providing round-the-clock coverage of the return of HBO’s somewhat popular fantasy mega-saga, which means you should just about be ready for the season 4 premiere. The players have changed a little bit in the wake of last season’s bloodbath, but the continent of Westeros remains a disputed territory. READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones' review: A good show enters its Imperial Phase

Confession: I’ve always been a Game of Thrones skeptic. Not to say a hater — not by a long shot. I like the show just fine. It’s got good actors chewing gorgeous scenery with ripe dialogue. Everyone’s got a funny sidekick or two, and a love interest or three, and at least four cosplay-worthy outfits per season. The show became famous for its daring plot twists — #RedWedding #SeanBeanDiesAgain — and even when it inevitably hits the mid-season place-setting lull, the show moves so quickly through its dozen different casts that it’s impossible to get bored. READ FULL STORY

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