One of the most anticipated new roles for the upcoming season four of “Game of Thrones” has been cast! Prince Oberyn Martell, aka theRed Viper, will be played by Chilean actor Pedro Pascal.
Sweet! Okay, so who is the Red Viper, exactly? Well, if you want to know what happens to him in A Storm of Swords, we’ve covered that already. (Don’t click if you don’t want any spoilers for the upcoming season.) As of now, we can say that, in the book, Martell has a lined face with thin eyebrows, black, snake-like eyes, black hair, and a sharp nose. He’s pretty good-looking as well. Read more on The Stir…
Yesterday, while Julie and I were discussing the season finale of “Game of Thrones,” both of us knelt down and said a prayer that some genius — i.e. someone who’s handy with Final Cut Pro — would do a supercut of “Saturday Night Live”‘s “Dick In A Box” just for Theon Greyjoy. (Theon’s wang, of course, was cut off by the Bastard Bolton and sent — in a box! — to his dad and sister.) The internet always — ALWAYS — delivers. [YouTube]
For those of you that don’t know (as I did not just a mere 10 minutes ago), “cosplay” is when people dress up like characters from fictional stories, usually in the anime, sci-fi, or fantasy genre. It is both as geeky and as awesome as it sounds, especially when it is matched up with “Game of Thrones” and the piano. And a dragon. What more could you really want if you’re trying to waste time at work? So, if you’re already feeling some “Game of Thrones” withdrawal after last night’s season three finale, this can help tide you over! [The Mary Sue]
Compared to last week’s bloodbath of an episode, the season finale of “Game of Thrones” was rather subdued. Yes, it certainly set things up for next season, but the ep was minimal on climactic moments, save for Khaleesi gathering even more loyal troops for her army, Theon’s sister vowing to avenge her brother’s lost penis, and Arya proving she’s hardly a little girl anymore. [Update: I totally forgot to mention that I got weirdly teary when a certain couple was reunited at the end of the episode.) The only moment that really had me leaping out of my chair and screaming at the TV screen was when Ygritte tracked down her deadbeat boyfriend Jon Snow. While I was seriously worried we would never ever see them on screen together again — George R. R. Martin is, after all, a cruel mistress — I was also terrified Ygritte was going to kill Jon for betraying her. I mean, he’s the worst boyfriend EVER, but I don’t want him to die. Watch what happened above!