Television has never been more exciting.
2016 has been a hell of a year for television. The Primetime Emmy nominations earlier this year were packed with a mass of incredible TV shows both brand new and ongoing, and it's not stopped there either. Whether it's a limited series of a long-running franchise, television has never been more loved.
Here are our favourite TV shows of the year:
Fleabag is written by and stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge
This year's Primetime Emmys left us with a lot of unforgettable memories.
The headlines are all about the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards today after 'Game Of Thrones' smashed records, 'The People v OJ Simpson' flattened the competition and the cast of 'Stranger Things' made all attendees want to adopt them at the weekend. Definitely TV's higlight of the year.
Peter Dinklage was nominated for 'Game Of Thrones'
'Game of Thrones' made Emmys history last night (September 18th 2016) by breaking the record for the most awards ever for a fictional series, with the full Emmys total now at 38 which has beaten previous record holder 'Frasier''s 37. The show won three accolades this year; Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.
Sunny weather is no longer a part of this epic franchise.
Thank goodness the season 6 finale of 'Game Of Thrones' didn't leave us with too many loose ends, because now it looks like we'll have to wait longer than usual for the next season to arrive on our screens. And you can blame it all on the weather.
The winter is coming for 'Game Of Thrones' season 7
Season 7 has to begin from where season 6 of 'Game Of Thrones' left off, which was tenth episode 'The Winds of Winter'. This means that filming needs to take place in such chilly conditions, and that means starting a bit later than usual. It's probably the only time you want the sunny weather to go away, right?
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 To Be Delayed For Winter Filming
This might be the new height of text-based warfare.
The last thing anyone wants to read is ‘Game Of Thrones’ spoilers, but now plot reveals might be even harder for some viewers to avoid. A new app called ‘Spoiled’ allows users to get revenge on their enemies in the worst way possible, by anonymously texting them ‘Game of Thrones’ spoilers.
Is texting ‘Game of Thrones’ spoilers the ultimate evil deed?
After paying a one-off fee of $0.99 (roughly £0.67) all you need to do is type in your ‘victim’s’ phone number and sit back and watch them have the entire season spoiled episode by episode. The app promises to ‘anonymously and ruthlessly text spoilers to your unsuspecting friends after each new episode airs.’
This season's going to be a tough ride for these characters.
It seemed like forever but the first episode of 'Game Of Thrones' season 6 finally arrived yesterday, and Jon Snow didn't suddenly snap his eyes open and rise from his chilly grave. Nope, he's dead. But 'The Red Woman' still presented a lot to take in for a premiere episode.
It turns out Melisandre isn't such a beauty after all
Of course, the fact that Snow hasn't returned in the very first episode doesn't mean anything; conspiracy theorists certainly haven't given up yet. But let's move away from that for now and look at what else is going on in George RR Martin's wartorn world.
Where are all the characters right now?
The weekend is nearly upon us and for 'Game Of Thrones' fans that means the day they've all been waiting for; the premiere of season 6. Speculation about the fate of the main characters have been plaguing the internet since the cliffhanger of season 5, but we can now relax in the knowledge that all will soon be revealed.
Sansa Stark and Theon Greyjoy must survive as fugitives
Is Jon Snow really dead? Is Arya really blind? What does Bran Stark's return mean for the story? So many questions, but we'll soon know the answers. More teaser images from the new series have been unveiled ahead of the first episode, 'The Red Woman', on Sunday, giving us a glimpse of some duos back in action.
We still can't decide what Jon Snow's situation is.
Waiting for 'Game Of Thrones' season 6 to arrive is emotional turmoil for fans. First they had to go through the grief of Jon Snow's death, then speculation that he's actually still alive (or, at least, coming back to life), then Kit Harington and his co-stars' insistences that he's very much dead, and now this; a string of mysterious moments in a new trailer that could spell that it isn't the end for Snow after all.
Bran Stark is having visions
What new clues have added to the possibility that Jon Snow (Kit Harington) will be returning to life? First off, we see Davos (Liam Cunningham) wielding Snow's sword as he prepares to defend his corpse alongside the Night's Watch against Alliser Thorne (Owen Teale), whose cronies are battering down the door. It's possible that Davos and co. are trying to stop Thorne and his men burning Snow's body (which they might do to ensure he doesn't become a White Walker), but why would they need to do that if he was really dead? Of course, it could be a dignity thing.
Continue reading: A New Trailer Brings More Clues For 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6
The first episode will be entitled 'The Red Woman'.
If, like us, you're part of the 'Jon Snow isn't really dead' collective, you may finally have your assurances dashed as HBO release the synopsis for the premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' season 6. A title has also been announced for the first episode, but there's nothing to suggest that Snow will be resurrected.
It seems Jon Snow really is dead
Kit Harington couldn't have been more clear when he insisted that his character was dead in recent promotional appearances, but it's still been difficult to believe. Now though, the official synopsis has been unveiled and it seems to confirm every 'Game Of Thrones' fan's worst fear.
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 Premiere Details Confirms Jon Snow's Fate
Their onscreen romance becomes a reality - hopefully without the tragedy.
If Jon Snow returns to 'Game Of Thrones' alive and well, it will just be the cherry on top of this delightful cake. If anything, because we'll get to see more romance between him and Ygritte which will be all the more satisfying now that we know the actors (Kit Harington and Rose Leslie) are together in real life too.
Rose Leslie and Kit Harington prove their love
His character's mortality remained ambiguous during his recent appearance on 'The Jonathan Ross Show', despite taking a lie detector test to answer some important questions. But one thing remained blindingly clear: his love for co-star and onscreen lover Rose Leslie.
He won't apologise for his recent spoiler slip.
Ian McShane is super laidback when it comes to acting. So much so, that he's totally unapologetic about spoilers, as proven by his latest interview. He reacted to 'Game Of Thrones' fans' anger over his recent slip-up with disdain, branding the TV series as 'only t**s and dragons'.
Ian McShane has something to say to GoT fans
The 'Deadwood' star has managed to offend literally the entirety of one of the world's most avid fandoms. Clearly not a die hard fan of the show himself, McShane opened up about his one-episode stint in 'Game Of Thrones' recently on BBC Breakfast. 'I bring back a much-loved character who everybody thinks is dead', he said, which is hardly as ambiguous as he meant it to be.
Season 6 is coming on April 24th 2016.
There isn't much longer to wait for 'Game Of Thrones' season 6 now, and a new trailer has just arrived to tease us about the revelations that will be revealed in the coming episodes. It takes a few watches to grasp some of the big clues but, as Tyrion says, it really is turning into 'a great game' now.
Bran Stark is back
Everyone seems to be up for a fight; there's a climactic force in the air and there's plenty of surprises in store. Of course, during the 1 minute and 40 seconds of lightning-speed action and brief dialogue intertwined with an eerie cover of Chris Isaak's 'Wicked Game' by James Vincent McMorrow, they still haven't confirmed whether or not Jon Snow has actually left us for good.
Continue reading: 8 Clues From The New 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 Trailer
Spoiler Alert! You have been warned.
‘Game Of Thrones’ actress Sophie Turner may have revealed a little too much on last night’s Oscar red carpet, when she let slip a massive spoiler for the show’s upcoming sixth season. The 20-year-old plays Sansa Stark in the HBO series, but despite her character’s struggles her future seems pretty safe according to Turner.
Sophie Turner let slip a ‘Game of Thrones’ spoiler on the Oscars red carpet.
Speaking to E!'s Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet, Turner discussed reading through the season six script to discover her character’s fate. "Flicking through, I'm like 'death, death, death... Okay, I'm good for this season,” Turner said.
Continue reading: Sophie Turner Drops Major 'Game Of Thrones' Spoiler On Oscars Red Carpet
SPOILER ALERT! George R.R. Martin says that a plotline for his upcoming novel will involve a character who's died in 'Game of Thrones'.
Author George R.R. Martin has revealed that he’s decided to include a major plot divergence in his new novel ‘The Winds of Winter’ that won’t be able to happen in ‘Game Of Thrones’, because the character in question has already been killed off in the TV adaptation.
In a new interview with IGN, Martin admitted that he’d been pondering whether to include the plot twist for some time. “I have decided to do it,” he revealed. “Will you know it? I don’t know. It is fairly obvious because it is something that involves a couple of characters, one of which is dead on the show, and not dead in the books. So the show can’t do it, unfortunately, because they have killed someone I have not killed.”
George R.R. Martin has revealed there'll be a plot twist in his sixth novel
News on Bran, Dany and Arya in these latest images.
It's an exciting day for 'Game Of Thrones' fans because HBO have just unveiled some new images from the upcoming season 6 which have already got the cogs in our minds working. They don't really confirm an awful lot about what to expect from the next season, but it certainly teases a few ideas.
Bran Stark is back and accompanied by the Three-Eyed Raven
First of all it has to be said that there are no new images of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) since that ambiguous blood-stained face picture, but there are more of his younger brother Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) who we haven't seen for a whole season, not since the Season 4 finale 'The Children'. He looks like his standing up too, contrary to what he was told by the Three-Eyed Raven that he wouldn't be able to walk again and that he'd only be able to fly. He's actually accompanied by the Three-Eyed Raven too, played by new actor Max von Sydow.
Continue reading: Get A Glimpse Of 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 - Pictures
'Game of Thrones' returns to HBO on April 24th.
‘Game Of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke has promised that the sixth season of the medieval fantasy drama will be bigger and more exciting than ever before, but revealed that filming it “legitimately almost killed” the cast and crew.
The HBO series will be returning at the end of April, with Clarke starring once again as Daenerys ‘Mother of Dragons’ Targaryen, in the next adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s series of epic novels. The plotlines are probably the most closely guarded secret in the entertainment industry at the moment, particularly as the timeline will overtake where Martin has actually gotten to with his books.
Emilia Clarke spoke a little about 'Game of Thrones' season 6
It comes a little later in the year than usual.
Things just got real for 'Game Of Thrones'. Fans were sent into a frenzy last year with the season 6 poster featuring an ambiguous image of Jon Snow, and then the subsequent teaser trailer saw the return of his little brother Bran, and now we can finally unveil the official air date for the first episode in April.
What happened to Jon Snow?
All any 'Game Of Thrones' fan really cares about right now is what's going to happen to Kit Harington's character Jon Snow, so the as yet untitled first episode better deliver. There's almost a certainty in the air that he somehow survives his vicious slaughter at the hands of his callous Watch comrade in the final season 5 show 'Mother's Mercy', but, as Bran put it in the brief trailer last month, we have 'no idea what's going to happen'.
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 Air Date Finally Scheduled
Apparently, we have no idea what's going to happen.
The excitement for 'Game Of Thrones' season 6 is out of control now; not only are we seeing signs of Jon Snow potentially being alive, but now his brother Bran has returned despite us having seen nothing of him for an entire season. What can this mean for the sibling duo? And just what mysterious secrets has Bran learnt from the three-eyed raven?
Will Bran save Jon Snow?
We thought the appearance of Kit Harington on the promo poster for 'Game Of Thrones' was exciting enough, with it apparently confirming fan suspicions that he survived his betrayal in season 5 which only grew with the actor being spotted on the show's set in Wales, but now that his little brother Bran has returned we don't know where to start with the anticipation.
This guy isn't as dead as he looked last time we saw him.
The death of Jon Snow at the end of season 5 of 'Game Of Thrones' was one of the most heart-breaking events of the fantasy series so far, and has had fans agonising over the situation for months. Viewers can breathe a sigh of relief now though, because it looks like the handsome Night's Watchman is back.
It'll take more than a stab wound to kill Snow
Panic not, 'Game Of Thrones' lovers; Snow is not dead. Not that the real fans ever thought he was gone for good, anyway. But now we have proof. HBO took to Twitter to tease us with what to expect when the first episode of season 6 begins in April 2016, including a photo of Snow with a face full of blood. It's clearly meant to be ambiguous; is he lying on the ground dead with his eyes closed or is he standing with his head to one side, looking down at the ground?
Continue reading: Jon Snow Is Coming Back For 'Game Of Thrones' Season Six
The smash hit series will go for 8 seasons altogether, an HBO executive hinted at a Television Critics Association meeting.
It’s just wrapped its fifth season, but ‘Game Of Thrones’ fans will be pleased to know that their favourite show won’t be ending for a while yet. An HBO network executive has claimed that the medieval fantasy drama is likely to continue for a further three seasons.
Michael Lombardo, president of HBO programming, imparted on Thursday (July 30th) that executives are planning to run with ‘GoT’ for at least seven series, and will discuss with the show’s creators about how much longer they would like to go after that.
HBO's 'Game of Thrones' is likely to run for three more seasons
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' To Run For Three More Seasons, Claim HBO
Fans have been told to “Follow the Three Eyed Raven.”
‘Game Of Thrones’ fans have undoubtedly been busy playing a new 10 second teaser trailer on loop, looking for hints and clues about the series’ fifth season. The clip was unveiled on Tuesday (November 25th) via the official 'Game of Thrones' twitter account along with a message telling fans to ‘Follow the Three Eyed Raven. Gain the power of #TheSight’.
The trailer for Disney's Cinderella is out and Richard Madden is very charming
Robb Stark has been resurrected! But, alas Game Of Thrones fans, not in the capacity that you may have all been hoping. Instead, the Scottish actor, Richard Madden, who played the GOT character from 2011 - 2013, has popped up in a different fantasy ... this time as Prince Charming in Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Cinderella.
Richard Madden plays a convincing Prince Charming in Cinderella
With six months to go before the next series of 'Game of Thrones', 'A Song of Ice and Fire' author George R R Martin has released a guide to his fantasy world of Westeros.
'Game Of Thrones' has taken the world by storm. With 60 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and 14 wins throughout its four seasons, the HBO fantasy drama has overtaken the popularity of the original books. Yet it still continues to gain fans every day, in part due to the show's viewers being desperate to discover what happens next; once you begin reading the books, however, it becomes clear that 'A Song of Ice and Fire''s world has more history that HBO suggests.
George R.R. Martin at the cast of HBO's Game Of Thrones
The series' writer, George R R Martin has helpfully compiled much of that history in 'The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones'. In promotion for the guide, Martin visited the New York cultural and community centre at 92nd Street Y, and answered questions about his fantasy world. While announcing that the HBO series is currently filming in Spain, Martin offered that "I think ['Game of Thrones' is] probably the best looking show on television". That said, it isn't what he originally intended the lands of Westeros to look like. He made this point by drawing attention to the iconic Iron Throne, and how his version from the books is uglier and bigger than the version 'Game of Thrones' viewers are familiar with. "It was put together by blacksmiths," he explains, "not by craftsmen and furniture manufacturers."
After playing the bad-ass Khal Drogo in the first series of 'Game of Thrones', Jason Momoa has landed several interesting new roles, but how did he get this break-out role in the first place?
At this point, almost everyone has wondered what it takes to get in to Emmy Award-winning HBO show, 'Game Of Thrones'. On the one hand, you have classic and legendary actors such as Charles Dance and Sean Bean, and on the other, you have people like Kit Harrington, who's only acting role before 'Game of Thrones' was on stage in a performance of 'War Horse'.
Jason Momoa is set to play Aqua Man in 'Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice'
But how do you land the role of a hulking, brutish barbarian lead that only says one word of English - "no" - in the entire series? Well, according to Jason Momoa, you perform a haka. In a recent interview with AOL, Momoa revealed that the audition sent to him consisted of a script with the word "no" written six times. After asking a friend if he should just do the haka, he decided that it was perfect for the powerful leader, Khal Drogo. For those who don't know, a haka is a traditional New Zealand war cry - perfect for the Khal of a Dothraki Khalasar. Oh, and now that audition tape has gone viral on YouTube.
Continue reading: Jason Momoa's 'Game Of Thrones' Audition Tape Goes Viral [Video]
The upcoming season of 'Game of Thrones' will see Cersei (Lena Headey) walk naked through the streets of King's Landing. Unfortunately, the scene will not be shot in Dubrovnik, Croatia as sources claim a church in the city has opposed filming.
Lena Headey has been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards for her role as Cersei Lannister in Game Of Thrones. But if you thought her role in season four of the hit HBO show was a challenge, there's worse to come for the incestuous Queen.
Lena Headey stars in GoT as Cersei.
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The stars stepped out onto the red carpet for one of the glitziest ceremonies of awards season: the Creative Primetime Emmys.
Having previously won for NBC's political drama 'The West Wing' as White House press secretary C.J. Cregg, Allison Janney’s award for outstanding guest actress in a drama series for her role in Masters of Sex, which also stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, was a particular highlight.
Backstage, Janney highlighted that playing Margeret Scully was certainly challenging at times. "I felt that Margaret Scully challenged me in ways that I've never been challenged before as an actress on so many levels - on an emotional level, on a physical level - and having to do sex scenes was extraordinarily nerve-wracking and stressful for me and something that I didn't think I'd have to do at this age, frankly," she explained.
Continue reading: Creative Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 [Pictures]
Simon Cowell and the other judges meet in battle for new series
The latest series of the X Factor looks set to be the most epic one yet - if the first promo is anything to go by. While every year The X Factor judges battle it out on our television screens, Simon Cowell and co have gone one step further this year, by starring in a Game Of Thrones-inspired commercial.
The minute-long promo shows Cowell and the other judges lead individual armies of hopefuls into battle for the X Factor throne, ahead of the much-anticipated new series this Autumn.
X Factor judge Simon Cowell arrives at the London auditions of flagship ITV talent show
Continue reading: X Factor Judges Star In £1million 'Game Of Thrones Promo'
Much of TV is now a geek's dream, we look at the shows loved by both geeks and the wider mainstream.
Geeks: once the deeply awkward and much-maligned members of society- ridiculed by Jocks and long stereotyped on TV and film as socially inept weaklings with a love of bow ties, thick-rimmed glasses and high-waisted slacks. But oh how things have changed. Ever since Adam Brody’s intensely loveable Seth Cohen appeared on screens in the mid noughties as the lonely, quick-witted, Death Cab For Cutie loving geek on The O.C, the tables have been well and truly turned. ‘Geek Chic’ prevails, the once laughable clothing choices of society’s most brainy and introverted have been re-appropriated by the masses. Everyone is falling over themselves to replicate a look that twenty years ago would have posited the wearer of such garments as a human punch-bag for meat-headed bullies.
Adam Brody has been credited with helping makes geeks cool through his O.C character Seth Cohen
In the world of TV, sci-fi shows such as Star Trek and Stargate are geek staples but the recent role reversal of geeks as the cultural vanguard posits fantastical shows that would have more likely been derided several years ago as universally acclaimed hits. Game Of Thrones is arguably the biggest TV show in the world whilst The Big Bang Theory, which maintains the long-held geek stereotypes has made veritable superstars of its cast. Here then, is a list of those geeky TV shows that we just can’t get enough of.
Continue reading: The Geek TV Shows We're Not Afraid To Love
Beg, borrow or steal, but get into these TV-related panels. Note: actually stealing is probably a bad idea.
It’s that time again! Time for Comic-Con to make life a little bit weirder – and better – for four full days between July 24 and 27. It’s arguably the biggest entertainment convention in the world at this point, so attendees will practically be bombarded with panels, signings, exclusive content and, of course, merchandise for the full duration of the con. Some of it might even trickle down to those, who couldn’t make it, for whatever reason. With so much to do and see, we’ve rounded up the five absolutely unmissable events for any self-respecting TV nerd, starting with:
You really don't want to miss the Constantine panel [Getty/Frederick M. Brown]
5. Constantine – A preview screening of the full first episode, NBC’s Constantine event will also feature a panel discussion with stars Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford, along with executive producers David Goyer and Daniel Cerone. Do not miss. Saturday, 5.15pm – 6.15pm. Room 6BCF.
Continue reading: Comic-Con 2014 For TV Nerds: Five Unmissable Panels
'Game of Thrones' writer George R.R. Martin has made his attitude towards those questioning whether he will die before he completes the beloved fantasy series. Never one to mince words, 65-year-old Martin tells those who question his health "f**k you".
George R.R. Martin is 65. Let's just repeat that - only 65 years old. And, so it appears, in relatively good health. So if you're worried about Martin departing this mortal coil any time soon, don't be and certainly don't bring it up with Martin as the Game Of Thrones writer is tired of hearing about it.
George R.R. Martin at the Game of Thrones season premiere in New York.
The season four finale of Game of Thrones caused uproar when a seemingly vital part of the plot was absent. Actress Michelle Fairley, in a recent interview, has discussed Lady Stonehouse and why her character, Catelyn Stark, is definitely dead. WARNING - SPOILERS!
Catelyn Stark is dead. Dead as a dodo, a doornail, her son Robb, her husband Ned, Sansa's wolf, Geoffrey... We could go on but you get the idea. So why were Game Of Thrones fans (mainly those who had read the series) so irritated by the lack of one major feature in the finale of season four?
Michelle Fairley played Catelyn Stark on GoT.
It involves zombies and resurrections so it's not all that simple to explain. It's still not entirely clear what's going on when you read the books so it would be an even greater difficulty explaining it in the series. But we shall try:
Continue reading: Michelle Fairley Will Not Return To 'Game Of Thrones' As Lady Stoneheart
Lena Headey appeared on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on Monday (16th June) and channelled her 'Game of Thrones' character Cersei.
"You have such a way with words, I wonder if you'll be so clever when I have your tongue ripped from your throat," are not the sort of sentiments one would expect when tuning in to watch Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unless you're Lena Headey and happen to play one of the most evil female characters on television, Game Of Thrones' Cersei Lannister.
Lena Headey stars on Game of Thrones as Cersei
The 40-year-old British actress appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday (16th June) and channelled her character Cersei. Headey spends the majority of her time as Cersei drinking wine and insulting whoever crosses her path. And, as Kimmel pointed out, "No one drinks a goblet of wine like you do on Game of Thrones - in character of course."
Continue reading: Game Of Thrones' Lena Headey Channels Cersei On Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Michelle Keegan, in a recent interview, revealed she would be happy to go nude for a role on the hit HBO series 'Game of Thrones'.
Some viewers may have problems with the amount of nudity in Game Of Thrones but not former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan. The 27-year-old actress revealed she would be happy to go nude for Game of Thrones, if they ever offered her a role that is!
Michelle Keegan is a fan of Game of Thrones.
Keegan is best known for playing Tina McIntyre on the British soap from 2008 until this year. Her character's untimely end caused a stir in the soap opera world as Tina McIntyre was clubbed to death by Rob Donovan (played by Marc Baylis) at the beginning of June. Keegan, who is dating The Only Way Is Essex's Mark Wright, spoke to the Daily Star about her future career.
Continue reading: Michelle Keegan "Huge" Game Of Thrones Fan & Would Go Nude For Role
While GoT proves its muscle, The Sopranos can never be truly usurped
The inevitable news that Game Of Thrones surpassed The Sopranos as HBO’s most ‘popular’ show arrived, rather pertinently, via a Tweet. "Raise a glass of Arbor gold. #GameofThrones is the most popular series in @HBO history. Thanks to the worldwide realm for all your support," it read.
James Gandolfini died in 2013
The Tweet is pertinent because it neatly frames Game of Thrones in history. HBO’s epic, multifaceted fantasy drama has thrived in a culture of sharing, spoiler warnings and episode discussion. As an online entertainment writer, I hear about GoT probably 8 million times a day. Those not involved in the industry will only see it cross their radar a few thousand times.
Continue reading: Game Of Thrones Vs. The Sopranos: Is Popularity Indicative Of Quality?
The show, that has been breaking torrent records, will finish up in style
‘Game Of Thrones’ is a cultural phenomenon, whatever you think of the qualities it does or doesn’t possess. HBO’s fantasy drama is as widely watched as any of the big-hitters of the past decade – your Breaking Bads, Walking Deads, etc – as it continuously brings big screen production values to the TV sets.
The show is becoming bigger and bigger in scale (no pun intended) Picture: GoT S04E01
Season Three’s infamous ‘Red Wedding’ set mouths agape and tongues a-wagging when some major character all met their maker in the space of one, one-hour episode. But one of GoT’s directors, Alex Graves, who was behind the camera for the most recent episode, ‘The Lion And The Rose’ said the season 4 finale could be even bigger.
Continue reading: Can 'Game Of Thrones' Get Any Bigger? Alex Graves Says It Already Has
Hey 'Game of Thrones' fans, you're a bunch of pirates.
Games of Thrones season 4 episode 2 - The Lion and the Rose - broke torrent records for most people simultaneously sharing a file through BitTorrent, attracting more than 193,000 downloads on the evening that it went out. By the end of the first day after its initial broadcast, roughly 1.5 million people had downloaded the episode.
"A few hours after the second episode came online the Demonii tracker reported that 193,418 people where sharing one single torrent," TorrentFreak reports. "145,594 had a complete copy of the episode and continued to upload, while 47,824 were still downloading the file.
Continue reading: 'Games Of Thrones' Season 4 Episode 2 Breaks Torrent Records. Big Time.
The least surprising news in TV has been confirmed
Ratings behemoth Game Of Thrones has been handed a further two seasons as HBO build upon the success of their popular fantasy drama. Following the first episode of season 4, which garnered 6.6m viewers, seasons 5 and 6 have been confirmed.
Emilia Clarke relaxes with her big dragon
“Game of Thrones is a phenomenon like no other. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with their talented collaborators, continue to surpass themselves, and we look forward to more of their dazzling storytelling,” Michael Lombardo, president of HBO said in a statement on Tuesday.
Fans were given the opportunity to sit on the 'Iron Throne' at the Game of Thrones season 4 event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where rapper Common performed his mix-tape.
George R. R. Martin was the surprise attendee of a Games of Thrones fan-experience at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday night (March 20, 2014), where 7,000 fans turned out to watch the fourth season premiere two weeks before it airs on HBO.
George R. R Martin Attended The Game Of Thrones Event in Brooklyn
One for the real die-hards, the event gave fans the opportunity to sit on the 'Iron Throne', drink 'Game of Thrones' beer and get close to the costumes worn by their favorite characters, according to the Huffington Post.
With the premiere of 'Game of Thrones' season 4 only a fortnight away, it's not a surprise thousands of fans couldn't wait and flocked to the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn for a sneak preview. For those of us who have to wait, here are 5 reasons why we love 'Game of Thrones'!
Season 4 of Game Of Thrones is due to air on April 17th and the build-up has just begun. Some fans of the show were lucky enough to catch a sneak preview of the first episode at a special event at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn.
Kit Harrington stars in Game of Thrones as Jon Snow.
Thousands of the aforementioned fans were greeted to a preview of the premiere episode and were surprised by the arrival of a number of the show's actors; the writer George R.R. Martin; and a marching band performing the theme song. The Huffington Post reports fans also indulged in "Game of Thrones Beer"; sat on the Iron Throne; and coveted the costumes of some of their favourite characters.
Being typecast is a worry for many actors, but not for Kit
The fantasy drama claims more actors’ lives than any other. But we’re not talking about anything serious like dangerous stunts leading to undesirable things like death; we’re talking about being typecast, something Kit Harington – who masterfully and with critical acclaim portrays the character of Jon Snow in Game Of Thrones – understands fully.
Kit Harington isn't worried about being typecast
"I think all actors get typecast at first," he explained. "I think they see you in Thrones and the industry says: 'We like what he does in that, so let's use him in this because it's the same genre.’ You're always fighting against being typecast as an actor, but if you look at any actors from the past, they've all fit into a certain role."
Continue reading: Typecast? No Sweat: Kit Harington On The Jon Snow Syndrome
Nairn isn't afraid of coming out as gay, but didn't want to force it.
Kristian Nairn – known to Game Of Thrones fans as Hodor - has opened up about his sexuality. He’s gay. But instead of keeping it a secret (and why should he?), Nairn was simply waiting for someone to ask him about it.
Kristian Nairn at the 2012 Memorabilia Show at the NEC, Birmingham
It was the fan blog, Winter is Coming, that gave Nairn the opportunity he’d been waiting for, asking the actor a question regarding the “gay community” and his popularity within it. “Well, in all honesty, when you talk about “the gay community,” you are talking about MY community, haha,” he said.
Jack Gleeson is very new to the celebrity world, but is already sick of it. He is now a star, but admits he would rather be anything else.
Game Of Thrones has made stars out of many actors, and one of them is Jack Gleeson. The actor plays King Joffrey, the much-hated boy king, but has gained a very bad view of the industry since landing the role.
Jack Gleeson shows up for 'The Saturday Night Show' in Dublin
In a video posted on Reddit on Wednesday (January 15), Gleeson said he has had to do some self-discovery since rising to fame.
It was a big day for HBO shows, and at least one will not be returning after their next season. So which show are fans most excited about?
It was a big day for HBO shows. The network makes their announcements on Thursday (January 9) about who will stay and who will go.
'Game Of Thrones' Emilia Clarke
Boardwalk Empire was one of the not-so-lucky names who were told they would be canceled after their fifth season, according to Reuters. The Prohibition-era mob drama stars Steve Buscemi and others, and will premiere their fifth season in the fall.
The Emmy Nominations have been released with a strong showing amongst the latest trend of 'smart' dramas. Here are our predictions.
This year 'smart' dramas Homeland, Mad Men and Breaking Bad dominate the Primetime Emmy Award nominations yet again and even for fans of the TV shows, it will be hard to predict which of their favourite series will carry off the most gongs. The Hollywood Reporter's Stacey Wilson highlights just how highly contested this year's 'best drama' category is: "If you win this year, it's going to be a real feather," she said to ABC News. The nominees list for each category is decidedly hefty but we've identified the ones that are toughest to call.
Bryan Cranston Voted Best Actor?
Having never won an 'outstanding drama' Emmy before, it looks like Breaking Bad could finally scoop the big gong this year having picked up five Primetime Emmy's before; 3 'best actors' for Bryan Cranston, 2 'best supporting actors' for Aaron Paul. With the first half of its final season currently airing, it looks like this could be the last chance for the show, as popular as ever, to scoop the night's biggest award. Downton Abbey, whilst having previously looked strong, has endured harsh reviews in its third season meaning it will be interesting to see whether this has had any impact on the voters.
The Emmy Award nominations were revealed yesterday (Thursday 11th July). Breaking Bad; House of Cards; Modern Family; Game of Thrones and Mad Men all received multiple nominations. Netflix made history by becoming the first internet network to be nominated for a number of awards.
The Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced yesterday (Thursday 18th July). The nomination ceremony was presented by Kate Mara and Aaron Paul via a live video stream on the Emmy's website.
Kate Mara at the Vanity Fair and Juicy Couture's Celebration of 2013 in L.A.
Netflix has managed to triumph with nominations for their shows: House of Cards; Hemlock Grove and Arrested Development. The company are developing this aspect of their business, which is proving hugely popular and profitable. The future does seem bright for the company which announced it was expanding into its 64th country. It also seems likely their awards over the next few years will increase especially with recent praise of Orange is the New Black.
Continue reading: Primetime Emmy Awards 2013: How Accurate Were Nomination Predictions?
The talk show host aired his parody of the hit show on Sunday night's (May 26) episode
Jimmy Fallon has a history of celebrating pop culture on his show in a thoroughly enjoyable way, and his salute to HBO's hit fantasy series Game Of Thrones brought no change to the rule. The nearly 10-minute long tribute is currently doing the rounds across the web, and following a bleak and barren Sunday without the hit series Fallon's parody did just enough to keep GoT fans going until the return of season 3 later this year.
The Late Night... gang went all out for the tremendously OTT sketch, which looked to show the similarities between the Late Night studio and the fictional realm of Westeros, with the skit titled 'Game of Desks.' Fallon took on a variety of guises, including Sean Bean's Ned Stark and Emilia Clark's Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen, with Late Night... regulars The Roots and even Jay Leno showing up for the 'behind the scenes' look at the Late Night... studio and the fight for the Iron Desk.
As House Fallon fought against House Fire Crotch in the bid to rule over the Rockefeller Kingdom, in the 'real' Game of Thrones world there has been a week off as the series draws towards it's penultimate episode of the third season. After this weeks laughs things will be getting serious again in the upcoming episode 'The Rains of Castamere,' which promises to be an all-action lead-up to full-blown conflict as the warring dominions of Westeros continue/begin their campaigns for the Iron Throne and the white walkers and wildings continue their marches down south.
A recap of what happened on Game Of Thrones Season 3, Episode 7: Brienne Vs. The Bear (Spoilers)
This weeks Game Of Thrones was, essentially, more of a carry-on from last week rather than the great plot un-ravellers that weeks four and six were, but still it did have some rather exciting twists and turns, and as the title dictates, it included another untimely run in with Brienne and a bear, not that she's had the best of times since beginning her journey with Jamie to King's Landing began.
Brienne's encounter with Locke and his band of misfits looked to be the end of the Brienne we know, but her run in with that bear looked as though it would be the end of the character all together. Good to know that Westeros' most unlikely will-they-wont-they love story will continue for a little longer, although it would be rather unlikely that Jamie Lannister would end up hooking up with Brienne, even if they are pretty much best friends/constant life savers at the moment.
Elsewhere Arya has left the Brotherhood Without Banners after Gendry was hauled away by Melisandre and co. last week, only thing is she ended up right into the arms of the Hound (the last place anyone wants to be). Gendry meanwhile found out why he has been so longed for most of his life, as his royal origins as the bastard son of Robert Baratheon were revealed to him. Speaking of sons, the biggest (inbred) sonofabitch in the seven kingdoms, Joffrey, was finally put in his place by big daddy Lannister Tywin, after getting a little too uppity. It has to be said, whilst his sadistic tendencies are still in check despite Margaery Tyrell best efforts, we may have a royal family bust up in our hands very soon (we hope).
How did season three, episode five go down with the critics?
Hello fantasy drama fans; it’s Monday, and you know what that means. It’s time to take a look at the reviews for the weekend’s delectations TV-wise. And on the menu today is some Game Of Thrones, served up, as is customary, with a side of blood and guts. Spoiler alert, obviously.
Five episodes in to season three now, and things are getting serious. “Seasons one and two were both good,” say Forbes, “but the third has been some of the best television I’ve ever watched. I’m riveted by nearly every scene, and Sunday night’s episode is no exception.” This episode sees political tensions rise as the myriad strands are sewing up tighter as the Sundays go by. “Wherever it goes, I’ll be watching. I’m firmly under the show’s spell at this point, whether in the icy north or the dusty sun of Slaver’s Bay. HBO has brought life many of the characters from the books who felt too flat, and have stayed true to the characters who were already fleshed out in the books,” add Forbes in there review. And they weren’t the only ones who were impressed. “Back to back episodes featuring Dany, what a treat for us fans. The dragons must have been off fishing, but Grey Worm hooked me right in when he decided to keep his slave name because of his recent change in fortune. You had to give it to the guy for staying so positive after everything he has been through,” say TV Fanatic, and with a name like that, they should know.
Game of Thrones season five is shaping up to be HBO’s crown jewel for summer broadcasting. The dark fantasy drama has garnered many fans since it debuted three years ago, and it doesn’t look like relenting with a fourth season confirmed.
Continue reading: Game Of Thrones Review Roundup – Season 3 Episode 5: Kissed By Fire
Critics are saying Game of Thrones episode 'And Now His Watch Has Ended' is the best yet.
Season three episode four of Game Of Thrones is all about revenge. The final minutes of the episodes were a stunning crescendo, with the masters of Astapor learning that "a dragon is not a slave," in the worst possible way. The episode was arguably the one instalment of the season that wouldn't have looked out of place on the big-screen - it had real cinematic moments, thanks to director Alex Graves.
In the episode - And Now His Watch Has Ended - Peter Dinklage's Tyrion discusses the Battle of the Blackwater with Lord Varys. Does Varys have proof that the Queen tried to have Tyrion killed? Elsewhere, Diana Rigg's Lady Elenna meets with Varys to discuss her interest in Sansa
In the North, Bran has another of his crazy dreams where he is running through the woods with Jojen Reed chasing the tree-eyed-crow. He climbs a tree in pursuit of the crow, but falls when he sees his mother who begs him not to climb again: but what does it all mean? Over in the Riverlands, Arya, Gendry and Sandor Clegane are being transported to the hideout of the Brotherhood without Banners by Thoros and his men. There, they are introduced to Beric Dondarrion, to calls Clegane a murderer - something he refutes. Arya tells the Brotherhood of Micah that Clegane killed.
Keen gardener Peter Dinklage sidesteps Playboy's question like a pro.
Peter Dinklage’s character in Game Of Thrones (Tyrion Lannister) is known for his way with women and numerous exploits of the many whorehouses within the Seven Kingdoms despite his diminutive stature. But these types of exploits aren’t mirrored in his day life by a long shot.
A video, which goes into detail about Dinklage’s sex life (entitled 'Peter Dinklage Gets So Much P***y') is the subject of a Playboy Magazine question to the actor. “By ‘p***y’ do they mean actual p***y? Or is it a metaphor, like for gardening?” he responds. “Because if that’s the case, then yes, I’ve been doing a lot of gardening lately. If they mean sex, they might be getting me confused with somebody else. But if p***y means wearing old-man sweaters and watering my herb garden, then absolutely, I’m getting so much p***y.” Considering Dinklage is a happily married man, the prospect of any extra-marital gardening going on is actually rather serious and we’re pretty sure he saves all his Lannister loving for his lawfully wedded wife. They’ve got a daughter, too, her name is Erica.
Dinklage and his Game of Thronies (cronies)
Lena Heady could do with that tax refund soon
Lena Headey plays an evil queen in Game Of Thrones, the popular fantasy drama on HBO/Sky Atlantic. But you’d be mistaken for thinking an actress doesn’t face financial problems, because this one does.
It’s not all Hollywood mansions, eating at fancy restaurants and lounging on a Caribbean beach, not for Headey anyway. In documents seized by TMZ, her husband Peter Loughran's demands for half of their $46,000 tax refund from 2011. She says she needs $6,000 from that refund as soon as possible, as she’s barely managing to get by, and has a 2-year-old son to look after. She also admitted to having less than $5 in her account. The Huffington Post gang got together on Huff Post live, and basically all agreed to not believing her in a jokey, but simultaneously serious way. One thing’s for sure though, she must have a lot of rich buddies who can lend her a hand from time to time, so as far as the sob-story goes, we’re not buying it. But we’re happy to believe she has a measly $5 in her account.
Heady smiles despite her alleged financial woes