Since its very first scene, Game of Thrones set the stage for a great war between the living and the dead. For many fans, this seemed like it would be the show’s final conflict. But in season 8’s third episode, The Long Night, that battle came to an abrupt end. The Night King and his army were only one of the show’s main threats, but Game of Thrones is a story about people’s cruelty, not an ultimate evil power. And that’s exactly what we can expect from the show’s last three episodes. Rather than a war against a faceless, decaying enemy, we’re back to the land of the living — and who finally gets the Iron Throne. So, with the Night King beaten, the North's forces nearly wiped out, and Cersei in control of a massive mercenary army, what happens now? The North needs a plan As we see in the preview from episode 4, the North isn’t wasting much time celebrating their victory against the dead. Instead, its leaders turn their sights … [Read more...] about Where does Game of Thrones go from here?
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Game of Thrones never claimed to be historically accurate — it’s a fantasy show, after all — but even its showrunners wouldn’t go as far as to hide (or forget to digitally erase) a white pickup truck in plain sight. A Snapchat photo that was uploaded to Imgur claimed to catch a truck in the background of a scene in the latest Game of Thrones episode. Camouflaged into the snowy mountains it sat under, people proceeded to share the image, calling out those who worked on the show for leaving a truck visible in the scene. Sound fishy? Of course it does. This is a show where secrecy takes precedence over everything else. Fake scenes between different characters are filmed to throw off paparazzi who stalk the set and throw bloggers off the trail of what’s really going on. It’s a show where the actors have expressed how frustrated they become having to lie to the press about developments on the show. Secrecy is key to Game of Thrones doing what it’s … [Read more...] about No, there wasn’t a pickup truck in this week’s Game of Thrones
It’s easy to be a fan of Game of Thrones, up to and including the epic “Beyond the Wall.” The show has evolved into a montage of characters reuniting, meeting for the first time or just exchanging snappy, fan-pleasing dialogue between scenes of dragons swooping in to kill everyone. Remember how much you love Brienne and Tormund as a couple, even if Brienne doesn’t? Well, you’re going to get a lot of talk about that. You know how fun it is to see Arya kill her enemies? It’s time to introduce her to the Freys! That thing you want to see? You will get to see it, or hear about it. [Warning: The following contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season seven.] The current season feels so informed by what the fans want — or have reacted to positively in the past — that I keep thinking Jaime is going to turn to the camera and wink at us. Game of Thrones is good, but it’s good in a boring way None of this is objectively bad by itself. Game … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones is a victim of its own success
There's a lot to unpack in Altered Carbon, Netflix's sexy, noir science fiction, so you could be forgiven for missing this sly nod to everyone's favorite TV show, Game of Thrones. A Redditor has spotted a seven-pointed star in the background of a scene, and you can examine it for yourself below. It appears in episode 3, as Miss Prescott visits the police station. Game of Thrones obsessives will recognize the symbol and its meaning. The Seven-Pointed Star is basically the bible for followers of The Faith of the Seven, the main religion of the Seven Kingdoms, and the imagery has appeared through the HBO show. It's not the only way the two shows are connected either. Miguel Sapochnik has directed six episodes of Game of Thrones, including Battle of the Bastards, and stepped in to direct the first episode of Altered Carbon. Redditors also speculate that the use of a tune that sounds like a version of Reverie by Debussy in episode 3 is a nod to HBO's Westworld, where the … [Read more...] about Is that a Game of Thrones Easter egg we spy in Netflix’s Altered Carbon?
UPDATE: Maisie Williams recently took to Twitter to shoot down the story about the Game of Thrones release date many outlets had run: ORIGINAL: Just another winter to get through then. Game of Thrones season 8 is out in 2019, we already knew that. What we didn’t know was exactly when we’d be seeing the final six episodes of Westeros’ finest warriors and White Walkers. You can thank Maisie Williams, however. She’s probably said a bit too much on the subject… If Arya Stark dies in the very first scene of Game of Thrones season 8 then this Metro interview might have something to do with it. In it, Williams says, “We wrap in December and we air our first episode in April . That’s a four-month turnaround for these huge episodes.” So no midsummer madness for Thrones this time around. In fact, Game of Thrones season 7 aside, the show has history when it comes to debuting in April. Every season except seasons 7 and 3 (which debuted on March … [Read more...] about Maisie Williams lets slip that Game of Thrones season 8 returns in April 2019