I’m completely and utterly absorbed in both the Game of Thrones book series, by George R. R. Martin, and the HBO show. It’s so imaginative! As I’ve been reading the books, I’ve been completely enthralled by some of the language Martin uses, both old-fashioned terms and unique turns of phrase that really roll off the tongue, and I am determined to introduce many of them into my regular speech. Here are 12 to start! Keep reading »
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“I find it really hard to relate to Arya because I can’t even imagine killing someone, but I think that first kill is completely lost on her now. Although that was a huge deal at the time, that’s just a tiny little piece of this whole madness that’s kind of going on in her life at the moment, and I think there’s more to come. She definitely feels that’s kind of the first of something, and when she realizes she’s capable of doing that, I think it almost scares her a bit, but gives her more confidence because she can stand up for herself.”
– The amazing, adorable Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on “Game of Thones,” with whom we’re obsessed. [ONTD]
If you’re anything like us, you’re balls deep obsessed with “Game of Thrones” right now. We can’t get enough of this show, and all of the incredible female characters on it. And while I happen to be particularly partial to Daenerys and her wee little dragon babies, it seems there are plenty of strong women to go around. And that’s what’s so liberating and exciting about watching the show. There’s just so many of them! As Salon writer Nina Shen Rastogi notes, “‘Game of Thrones’ persuasively demonstrates why some of us are always yammering on about the need for increased representation of women (and minorities) on television: Through the relatively simple process of upping the numbers, the burden on any individual woman magically lightens. No single character in ‘Game of Thrones’ has to be the show’s final word on womanhood, and that’s a freeing prospect.”
Click through for our guide to some of our favorite women of “Game of Thrones.”
It’s not that I have a thing, as it were, for little people. And, God, is that really the politically correct term? Are we serious about this? It’s not that I have some sort of fetish or something. But Peter Dinklage is hot. And I said it long before he was pn “Game of Thrones.”
I said it when I saw “The Station Agent,” back in the day, before college, even, when I went to see the flick with my lame boyfriend, and Peter Dinklage was so much hotter than him. And had so much more gravitas. And so much more charisma. And such a look of gentle weariness in his noble, manly eyes.
So when he showed up again, in “Game of Thrones,” I was willing to watch, despite all the casual rape and beheading and ripping out of throats and other body parts that no one should ever rip out. Keep reading »
I feel sort of sorry for Jack Gleeson. The 19-year-old Irish actor has been tasked with playing “Game of Thrones” villain Joffrey Baratheon, easily the most loathsome character on TV, well, ever. There is absolutely nothing to like about King Joffrey and he’s not even the kind of gleefully evil type you could maybe sort of root for. He’s a sadistic, vile little punk and I cannot wait to find out how he dies, because you know he must perish eventually. (He has to, right? I mean, evil like that cannot be allowed to live!) John DeVore and I have a new saying and that is, “He’s so Joff” which translates to “What a fucking dick.” Anyway, I am usually able to separate an actor from his character, but while I think I could control my desire to pummel Gleeson in the face on behalf of the Starks and those two prostitutes (for starters), I don’t think I could hold back my stink-eye. Really, this is a testament to just how good an actor Gleeson is and I hope he’s rewarded come award season. So what’s his story? Here are five things to know about Jack Gleeson. Keep reading »
I’m a big fan of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” I’ve seen every episode, carry a torch for Peter Dinklage’s character Tyrion Lannister, and revel in the show’s embrace of nudity, sex and violence. (I’ve even got the books tucked away for my upcoming trip to Mexico — woot woot!) But did anyone else think last night’s episode went, dare I say it, a bit too far? As Emily McCombs noted over at xoJane, that scene featuring King Joffrey – and if you watched, you know what scene I’m talking about — needed a trigger warning like WHOA. Mind you, sexual violence is nothing new on “Game of Thrones” — I swear, rape is threatened or referred to in nearly every episode — but this particular depiction, in which Joffrey forces one prostitute to beat and sexually torture another prostitute for his amusement (OMG, he is THE WORST!), was almost too much for me to take. And then I found out, via my own personal GoT Encyclopedia, John DeVore, that the scene didn’t even happen in the books! Though the TV series has basically stuck to George R. R. Martin’s material from the onset, the writers/producers decided to add that scene just for funzies, I guess? Because we didn’t already hate Joffrey enough? GoT fans, what did you think? [xoJane]
I’ve never questioned why there’s so much sex and nudity on HBO’s “Game of Thrones” — in fact, I wish there was more! But apparently, there are some people out there who find the abundance of fornication and naked titties to be a tad gratuitous. So “Saturday Night Live” went behind the scenes of the hit show – based on George R. R. Martin’s series of books — to find out why it’s so … horny.
Sure, I like dinner. Yeah, we can grab a few drinks, and maybe we’ll go see a movie. But if you really want to win my heart? Make me and root beer float, curl up next to me and put on “Game Of Thrones.” There is no better aphrodisiac. Fantasy, sex and adventure get the imagination racing, blood flowing and body aching all from the comfort of a couch … that you’re hopefully sharing.
If you haven’t seen “Game of Thrones” you have a few short weeks to catch up before season two begins on April 1st. Check out the trailer and our list of why this show will get you laid. You shouldn’t need more convincing. Read more…