Regardless of how you feel about the ending of Game of Thrones, it was the world’s favorite TV show for a long, long time. Popular for its twists, intrigue, characters, and great dialogue, Thrones is still endlessly quotable years after any given episode aired.
Westeros was a wild, terrifying place, and the kinds of people who lived there had a hard wisdom about them, some of which is pretty applicable to those who don’t live in a zombie and dragon infested wasteland with weird seasons and an unyielding dedication to the feudal system.
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We know the final season of Game of Thrones did not exactly go the way most fans hoped, but that doesn’t mean we can just ignore the fact that the series completely gripped the world for years.
Those memories are precious, and they deserve to be celebrated. You could go back through and watch the whole thing again, but that is going to take a lot of time and energy, particularly if you put yourself through that final season again.
Game of Thrones may have ended, but the rivalry between Daenerys Targaryen and Sansa Stark lives on.
On Wednesday’s episode of The Tonight Show, dragon queen Emilia Clarke addressed Sophie Turner’s implication that she was behind the infamous coffee cup that appeared in Game of Thrones‘ final season.
The Queen of the North had pointed the finger at Clarke when she spoke to Fallon back in May. However Clarke has claimed innocence, and is now accusing Conleth Hill, who played Varys, of being the true culprit – an accusation backed by some pretty compelling evidence.
“It was Conleth’s coffee cup! He said so!” Clarke exclaimed to Fallon. “He’s like, ‘I think it was, I’m sorry darling, I didn’t want to say anything ’cause it seemed, you know, the heat was very much on you,’ and I was like, ‘WHAT!?'” Read more…
Despite disappointing many longtime fans of the show, the “Game of Thrones” series finale set a new record for HBO as the most viewed episode in the network’s history. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the episode reached 13.6 million viewers during its initial airing on Sunday night, which rose to 19.3 million once replays and early streaming was included. The record was previously held for a short time by the season’s penultimate episode, which drew in 12.48 million viewers when first aired and a total of 18.4 million during its first night.
The eighth and last season of “Game of Thrones,” which premiered in 2011, averaged 44.2 million viewers through Sunday after streaming, on-demand, DVRs and replays were added in, or 10 million more than the season 7 average, said HBO .
The previous HBO series finale with the most viewers was “The Sopranos” with 11.9 million viewers, though that was in 2007, before streaming and other digital services took off.
If you can see through your tears, the scenes for next week on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4 is here. And it is all about the bloody aftermath that will seemingly follow the Long Night we just survived.
“We Have won the Great War,” Daenerys says. “Now we will win the Last War.”
Surprisingly, this strongman tactic appears to work on the ice cold northerns, who seem to finally be warming up to their new dragon king. Read more…
Watchers on the Wall reported on the now-deleted Instagram post from a Game of Thrones assistant director, Jonathan Quinlan. The post featured a letter from “The Producer Types” on the show, thanking “the Night Dragons” (aka the cast and crew) for shooting in “the cold, the snow, the rain, the mud, the sheep shit of Toome and the winds of Magheramorne” for 55 consecutive nights. Read more…
Davos Seaworth has basically been the lone voice of reason on Game of Thrones since his introduction in Season 2, graduating from advising the terminally stubborn Stannis Baratheon to advising the suicidally stubborn Jon Snow (aka Aegon Targaryen).
Both of those roles were pretty thankless, and now that Jon has decided to unite — politically and, um, physically — with Daenerys Targaryen (aka Jon’s aunt), life’s about to get a lot more difficult for everyone on Team Snowgaryen heading into the final season.
Mashable spoke to Ser Davos himself, Liam Cunningham, in the wake of the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale, to discuss his thoughts on Westeros’ newest incestuous power couple, who will survive Season 8, and whether we’ll finally get to see Cleganebowl. Read more…
Turns out that most of the biggest political maneuvers in Game of Thrones Season 7 finale were a farce. For all her apparent fear of the wight from beyond the Wall and waffling over whether or not to join the Great War, Cersei was full of it the whole dang time.
That was one of the bombshell revelations from the episode’s concluding sprint across Westeros: Cersei still gonna Cersei. She’s been a vile, duplicitous monster for seven straight seasons and, hey… she’s still got it!
Although she agreed to stand beside Dany, Jon, and their assembled forces to fight in the Great War, Cersei never intended to do anything of the sort. Instead, she sent punk rock pirate boytoy Euron Greyjoy off on a secret mission to retrieve the Golden Company mercenaries: 20,000 warriors — with elephants — who can defeat dragons, I guess? Read more…
But enough of all that. The fact is we still have one deliciously long episode still to go. So rather than waste time worrying about next Monday, let’s focus on those sweet, sweet predictions. Read more…
Taylor Swift has been sorted into Slytherin, and she’s bringing a new banger to their house parties.
If the snake videos weren’t enough of a clue, Taylor’s enemies have driven her to a poisonous place — or so she’d have us believe. “Bad Blood” will go down as a bratty tiff compared to “Look What You Made Me Do,” a message from the all-new Taylor Swift, a first offering from Reputation that’s dripping with lethal venom.
“I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now,” she sarcastically snarls during the break. “Why? Oh! ‘Cause she’s dead!”
RIP sunny, lovelorn Taylor. Long live dark, vengeful Taylor. Read more…
The hackers responsible for the massive breach of HBO haven’t let up, and reached out to Mashable to share their latest exploits. And while the latest data dump doesn’t include any Game of Thrones spoilers, it definitely contains some information that the network wouldn’t want out in the open.
Specifically, what appears to be the login credentials for almost every single HBO social media account. Passwords for everything from @HBO, @GameOfThrones, and @WestworldHBO to various Instagram and Giphy accounts were in a text document provided to us by the so-called “Mr. Smith group.” Read more…
This season’s episode 6, due to air Sunday, has leaked online after HBO Spain accidentally made it available to subscribers for an hour before it was removed.
Reddit user Kingrdgz posted a screenshot of the episode on (SPOILERS!), a popular Game of Thrones discussion board that isn’t moderated. He even posted a 2 minute video from the leak (WARNING, SPOILERS!)
Other users in the thread shared links of the episode being livestreamed on Instagram, YouTube, and Twitch. All the links have been removed at the time of publication. Read more…
Handily, she still has the reliably creepy Qyburn as her political fixer, and after facilitating the mass murder of several hundred rival nobles and priests at the Sept of Baelor last season, the disgraced former maester has come up with an equally subtle approach to help Cersei defeat Dany’s dragons, should they come knocking:
Sneakily, there’s some Season 6 footage spliced in with the Season 7 shots, which makes it hard to tell which visual effects are old and which are new — but the video does feature Daenerys Targaryen riding one of her dragons into battle against a greenscreen backdrop, and judging by her costume, this is part of her battle against the Lannister army, which was previewed in the Season 7 trailer and this photo of a dragon roasting some unwitting Lannister soldiers. Read more…