Game of Thrones loves nothing more than killing off its characters. There have been literally too many slaughters to count. However, no matter how numb you might have become to a bloody battle scene, there are always some characters’ deaths that really hit you hard. Here is our rating of Game of Thrones deaths from most upsetting to most celebration-worthy.
If you’re a Game of Thrones fan then you’ve known about Maisie Williams for a while now. But recently, she has gotten a lot of attention online for being a beautiful lively actress. As a huge GoT fan and an even bigger fan of her character Arya, I just adore Maisie. She is one of the most fun actresses I have ever followed on Instagram. Here’s a little peek at the wonderful Maisie.
Here’s a look at Maisie’s new love in her life, her adopted dog Sonny:
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Adopted this little guy from Bristol Dogs and Cats home just after Christmas. Now that he's finally settled, I wanted to show you all the best companion I could have asked for. If you are looking for a dog and you are in the position to rescue, rather than buy, then PLEASE do- you never know what you might find. @bristoldogsandcatshome Instaworld meet Sonny #adoptdontshop
And don’t even get me started on her fashion sense. I am beyond jealous of how many different styles she can pull off.
She’s all about supporting other women and is very active in the Like A Girl campaign.
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All in all, Maisie is one of the most positive celebrities on social media today. She admires her character Arya just as much as the audience does and she tries really hard to make the world a better place with her position as a celebrity.
I’m a huge Game of Thrones nerd, so anything related to the book and/or television series will always catch my attention. This hand-painted ceramic canister resembles one of the Khaleesi’s beautiful dragon eggs (the one that hatches to become Rhaegal, in case you were wondering).
This container will make you feel like you’re in Westeros, only without all of the stabbing and murdering. If only they had an entire line of cooking supplies so I could make my kitchen Game of Thrones themed…but then everyone would be scared to attend my dinner parties. You can also use it to keep your baby dragons cozy at night so they won’t get out and bother your cats.
The Daily Quirk caught up with Game of Thrones star Finn Jones at C2E2 2015, where the star later presented a joint panel with co-star Jason Momoa. Jones clued us in to what’s in store for Ser Loras Tyrell as well as his favorite death so far on the show. Watch the video to check out our exclusive interview with Jones and stay tuned for more coverage from C2E2!
If you’re anything like me, you are counting down the days until the newest season of the HBO hit series Game of Thrones premieres. Many have been swept up by the epic fantasy series which tells the story of four main families (the Lannisters, the Starks, the Baratheons and the Targaryens) as they vie for control of the kingdom of Westeros. The TV show is based on the book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. There are currently five books in the series with two more slated to be published in coming years. Continue reading
Game of Thrones is the most popular show in HBO history, and when millions of fans sit down to watch the riveting fantasy drama each week, the excitement begins with the first note. The Emmy-winning title sequence for Game of Thrones is a three dimensional map detailing the locations to be visited in the particular episode while also explaining the location of each House and a bit of Westeros history. It is one of the most creative opening credits sequences and has naturally sponsored a lot of parodies. Here are five of my favorites to provide you your Game of Thrones fix while we await the new season: Continue reading
At the Game of Thrones panel, there were only two rules: don’t ask about what’s going to happen next and don’t spoil things from the books that haven’t yet happened on the show. And when an audience member broke those rules, moderator Craig Ferguson ordered a very Westeros-like fate: “Someone stab him.” Continue reading
Dear Sansa Stark,
I have to admit that when I first met you, I kind of hated you. You were so prissy and annoying. I always sided with Arya when you two argued, and the way you fawned over Joffrey just because he was a prince nauseated me.
But now I’d like to say, on behalf of all the other readers, viewers and George R.R. Martin, that I’m sorry. As obnoxious as I originally found you, it soon became clear that you were not the master of your own circumstances. You put your trust in people you really shouldn’t have trusted (a certain blonde, sadistic prince comes to mind). You thought that life was a fairy tale, and you lived in this naïve little world in your imagination. You thought a brave knight would come for you or a prince would whisk you away.
Instead, the prince you loved demanded the death of your Direwolf after your sister’s wolf bit him and ran away. Then he killed your dad while you watched. Then everyone in Kings Landing manipulated you. Somehow you were the key pawn in everyone’s plot. Cersei, Littlefinger, Tyrion…the list goes on and on. I like to believe you understood that they were using you and you played along for your own safety, but it’s hard to be sure you didn’t really just believe they had the best intentions.
Regardless, you are the most poorly treated character I have ever come across. No one deserves to go through everything you’ve faced. I admit, I haven’t caught up to where you are at the present time, but I hope you learn how to take charge of things. Being an awesome person seems to run in the Stark blood, so I know you have what it takes to become a powerhouse. You just have to realize your inner badass and figure out that you can be feminine and ladylike without letting everyone walk all over you.
I’m not sure if they have self-improvement classes in Westeros, but maybe someone could teach you how to be a bit more assertive. I think you could really benefit from reading The Help, because you really should be telling yourself every day that you’re kind, smart and important.
So, buck up, Sansa! I believe in you! You don’t have to let everyone else push you around. Come up with a plan and run with it – just please let it somehow involve exacting revenge on all of the horrible people who have treated you horribly.
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Hi! I’m Abbie. I’m a Wisconsin girl who just completed a degree in journalism, which I hope will help me achieve my goal of reading books and writing about them for a living. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching Doctor Who and hanging out with my boyfriend and his two cats.
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Let’s face it sometimes the midseason premieres are better than the regular season premieres due to networks like HBO and AMC premiering their best shows in spring. They want to ensure you watch each of their quality programs entirely before the next amazing show appears. I am thankful for the strategy otherwise I might not be able to fit all the quality television in my schedule. Here are my picks for the best of midseason television shows:
Winter is coming! No seriously, Punxsutawney Phil said we’re still in it for the long haul just extended enough to usher in a new season of Game of Thrones. After watching a couple trailers and a featurette, it is clear to me that this season will be full of action unlike last year. We won’t be strung along with paltry tidbits only to be led to a lion’s den (aka, the Red Wedding). So my fellow Thronies, since we’re only a few weeks away from the season 4 premiere – here are a few reasons why we’re so excited and we just can’t hide it: Continue reading
As an entertainment-focused society, we all grow to love certain things about the television shows we watch. It might be the characters, the story arcs or the actors, all of which are more than believable choices. But sometimes, what really hooks a viewer, or holds meaning to a devoted fan, is the theme song. It’s something you can sing along with, rock out to and remember for the rest of your life. Check out the five theme songs I’ve picked out as being particularly memorable below!
Although there hasn’t been a specific date set for the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 4, I can deduce from previous seasons it’ll probably start just as Girls Season 3 is ending – aka, late March. Production started back in late September, which you can read all about on makinggameofthrones.com – the official production diary of the show. Of course there are a million websites promoting spoilers already for the new season but any GOT fan already knows they can find everything out if they simply read the books. Some fans even refuse to watch the show until they’ve caught up via the books instead (I have one of these friends). I, on the other hand, refuse to read the books until I’ve seen the show – I like the suspense! A few things I’m looking forward to in the next season since Season 3 was so traumatic: Continue reading
Like many people, I absolutely love the HBO hit Game of Thrones. After binge-watching every available episode in one week, I got on the waiting list at my local library (behind 127 other people) so I can read the books while I wait for Season 4 to arrive.
You can imagine my delight when a friend shared a link to these Game of Thrones–inspired coasters with me on Facebook. Each coaster is decorated with a different imaginary beer label to represent the different characters and families of GoT. Growing up in Wisconsin, beer is a very important part of my culture, so I love that the artist went with fictional beer labels for these coasters rather than the more predictable route of the Game of Thrones family sigils. Continue reading
After last episode I wasn’t sure I wanted to watch the finale, what other horrors would they subject us Stark fans too? The episode starts off with The Hound escaping Lord Frey’s castle with Arya who unfortunately sees her brother’s body being carried around with the dead wolf’s head attached. Continue reading