‘Game of Thrones’ Deaths Ranked from Most Upsetting to Most Satisfying

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(Image Credit: HBO)

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.

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Quirky Item of the Week: ‘Game of Thrones’ Dragon Egg Canister

game_of_thrones_dragon_egg_cookie_jarI’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.

If you want one for yourself, you can buy it here at ThinkGeek along with some other cool official Game of Thrones merchandise!

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VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Finn Jones at C2E2

Finn Jones (Image Credit: Nick Slotten / The Daily Quirk)

Finn Jones (Image Credit: Nick Slotten / The Daily Quirk)

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!

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5 Things We Know About ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5!

GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: HBO)

GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: HBO)

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

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The 5 Best Game of Thrones Title Sequence Parodies

GAME OF DESKS (Image Credit: NBC)

GAME OF DESKS (Image Credit: NBC)

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

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Gwendoline Christie for GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: Gage Skidmore)

The Best of the ‘Game of Thrones’ panel at San Diego Comic-Con!

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Gwendoline Christie for GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: Gage Skidmore)

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Gwendoline Christie for GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: Gage Skidmore)

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

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark in GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: HBO)

An Open Letter to Sansa Stark

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark in GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: HBO)

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark in GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: HBO)

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.

Sincerely,

Abbie Reetz


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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Michiel Huisman as Daario Naharis in GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: HBO)

Why We’re Excited about ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Michiel Huisman as Daario Naharis in GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: HBO)

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Michiel Huisman as Daario Naharis in GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: HBO)

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

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: HBO)

What to look forward to in ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4!

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: HBO)

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: HBO)

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

Game of Thrones: Season 3 Finale ‘Mhysa’ Recap

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: HBO)

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: HBO)

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

Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 309 ‘The Rains of Castamere’ Recap

Richard Madden as Robb Stark and Oona Chaplin as Talisa Maegyr in GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: HBO)

Richard Madden as Robb Stark and Oona Chaplin as Talisa Maegyr in GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: HBO)

Holy crap this was the worst episode EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Robb Stark is finally listening to his mother’s advice after realizing she was right about Greyjoy not being sent to negotiate with his father.  Catelyn Stark looks over his plan and points out the flaws in his and he takes the advice.  Robb also apologizes to House Tully for turning his back on the marriage pledge with his house.  Walder Frey is a dirty old man who decides to dissect the reasons behind Robb’s broken oath, aka, publically sexually harass Robb’s wife.  There is something very off about this situation. Continue reading

Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 308 ‘Second Sons’ Recap

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: HBO)

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: HBO)

Arya and Joffrey’s dog are together and Arya is sure he is going to hurt her until he reveals his reason for snatching her; he plans to take her back to her mom and brother for a fee.  So their journey begins to the Frey house wedding.

Khaleesi and her advisors meet with the Captains of the Second Sons (mercenaries) whose leader is the most disgusting sex hungry pig in the realm.  They agree to think upon her proposal to join forces.  Upon exit, Khaleesi and the young Second Son lieutenant exchange a look.  Ooh la la.  In private, the captains decide to kill Khaleesi while her unsullied sleep; the young one draws the fateful chip. Continue reading

Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 307 ‘The Bear and The Maiden Fair’ Recap

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jamie Lannister in GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: HBO)

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jamie Lannister in GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: HBO)

Jon Snow and Ygritte are getting to know each other better on the road to the North wall.  He realizes how little education she’s had and he realizes how much tougher she is than him.  Nonetheless, the sexual tension between them runs hot much to the delight of GOT viewers.

Robb Stark and his crew are still trying to work out how they’re going to please Lord Fray so they can become strong allies.  After discussing strategy, Robb and his wife get down to business then the could-be Queen confesses she is pregnant.  The pair is ecstatic, Robb Stark now has a lot to lose and I’m guessing he will lose one of them eventually. Continue reading

Games of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 306 “The Climb” Recap

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark in GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: HBO)

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark in GAME OF THRONES (Image Credit: HBO)

This week on the HBO goliath Game of Thrones, we learn that it pretty much stinks to live in Westeros. But that’s really nothing new.

North of the Wall: Kindhearted and totally naive Sam tries to woo an uninterested Gilly by campfire light, but in order to do that Sam has to know how to build a fire in the first place. No luck there. But the less-than-impressed Gilly does seem intrigued by Sam’s highborn status and his intriguing lullaby (who knew the seemingly skill-less crow could kind of sing!) so she gives him a small amount of attention when he’s showing off his dragonglass arrowhead that Sam thinks is useless. (Hello! Pointy thing shaped like a weapon! I wonder what it could possibly be used for?) Continue reading