April 2nd, 2012
10:33 AM ET
Editor's Note: This post contains spoilers for the April 1 episode of HBO's "Game of Thrones," as well as season 1 of the show and the George R.R. Martin novel of the same name.
A little incest, a little bloodshed and a whole bunch of folks scheming to sit on an uncomfortable steel chair - welcome back, "Game of Thrones."
The season 2 premiere, "The North Remembers," starts and finishes by driving home a point most viewers probably were already well aware of: new King Joffrey is a rotten little bastard (literally).
The episode begins with Joffrey celebrating his "name day" (think "birthday in a place where they're not sure babies are going to live") by making his loyal subjects fight to the death for his amusement. After his servant, The Hound, tosses an opponent to his death, Joffrey decides aging, drunken Ser Dontos would be more amusing with a funnel stuffed down his throat, literally drowning in wine.
January 30th, 2012
09:58 AM ET
After whetting fans appetites with a few teasers for the second season of "Game of Thrones," HBO's ready to unleash the real thing.
The network unveiled a more complete trailer for "Game of Thrones" over the weekend, one that includes glimpses of Daenerys, King Joffrey, and Peter Dinklage's Tyrion, who declares before the clip ends, "I understand the way this game is played."
Even though it's just a minute long, no doubt many of you agree with Cinema Blend that the second season is "poised to be even grander than last year."
December 30th, 2011
09:36 AM ET
This was the year that TV and Twitter truly joined forces.
Hashtags could be seen during shows like "Glee," "Fringe" and "The Voice," and CBS, Fox and USA were among the networks where actors live-tweeted while episodes aired.
One doesn't just watch TV or DVR their favorite shows anymore. They interact about what they're viewing on social media (and encouraging live tweeting certainly doesn't hurt ratings).
Let's take a look at the shows and moments that set Twitter on fire this year:
October 21st, 2011
11:19 AM ET
Writer George R.R. Martin didn’t just create the books behind HBO series “Game of Thrones,” he’s also highly involved in the small screen adaptation. New York Magazine's Vulture got the famous fantasy author to spill on which actors he thinks are really working for the show.
It turns out Martin, 63, has a few top choices. “Certainly Peter Dinklage did an amazing job with Tyrion, who is one of my favorite characters in the books,” the author reveals, adding, “we always wanted Sean [Bean] and he was incredible in that role.”
Martin also praises the show’s “three terrific" child actors.
August 18th, 2011
06:08 PM ET
Jason Momoa, known for his role on “Game of Thrones,” saw his character killed off this season. But the actor wants back on the show, and he’s plotting to bring Drogo back, according to an interview with New York Magazine.
“There’s a possibility you’ll see me do him again,” the actor said of his Barbarian warrior Khal Drogo. And the fact that he’s dead? Minor detail. “It’s a fantasy world, sweetheart.”
“I wrote some scenes and they might try to use them,” Momoa reveals of his crafty plan. “George [R.R. Martin] can only write so much. Something could happen. Drogo could have a twin. You never know!”
April 19th, 2011
06:29 PM ET
With the massive amount of hype and subsequent positive reaction, can you blame HBO for already lining up a second season of “Game of Thrones”?
The highly-anticipated series premiered on the cable network Sunday and snagged a gross audience of 4.2 million, HBO said in a statement.
“We are delighted by the way David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have brought George R.R. Martin’s amazing book series to the screen, and thrilled by the support of the media and our viewers,” HBO president Michael Lombardo said. “This is the continuation of an exciting creative partnership.”
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