We’re currently going through “Game of Thrones” withdrawal, so we were extra excited to see the new “GoT” season three cast announced. The cute kid from “Love, Actually” will be on the next season, as will mod-tastic actress Diana Rigg.
New major characters include Lady Olenna Tyrell, aka “The Queen of Thorns.” She’s the grandmother of Margaery and Loras Tyrell. There’s also Bryndon “The Blackfish” Tully, a famous knight and the uncle of Catelyn Stark, and Thoros of Myr, a member of the outlaw band known as the Brotherhood Without Banners.
There are too many to name, so watch the video to check out all the new characters and the actors who will be playing them!
Can you tell we’re absolutely 100 percent “Game of Thrones” obsessed here? And apparently we’re not the only ones. Why not donate? For just $5, Khaleesi will promise not to smote you when she reclaims the Iron Throne. Remember, the project will only be funded if Daenerys reaches her goal before winter (which is coming). Check out the full faux Kickstarter after the jump. [Avery Edison]
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The recipe for a perfectly done Tumblr blog: 1) Take two things that don’t have anything to do with each other and put them together. 2) Laugh at the perfect randomness. For example, this new Tumblr called “Game of Bridesmaids” which is, you guessed it, smarty pants, “Game of Thrones” meets “Bridesmaids.” Check out a few more after the jump, and the rest at the link! [Game Of Bridesmaids] Keep reading »
What if all the excitement and magic of “Game of Thrones” was recast as a romantic comedy, with love triangles, gay subplots, and will-they-or-won’t-they (sleep with their siblings) drama? Find out in the rom-com version of “Game of Thrones,” coming soon (we wish) to a theater near you. [The Mary Sue]
Sharp-eyed viewers may have noticed a familiar head on a spike in the 10th episode of Season 1 of ”Game of Thrones”—George W. Bush’s. A prop head of the former president was used as one of the traitors’ heads on spikes, the show’s creators say in their DVD commentary, explaining that its use wasn’t political, io9 reports. “George Bush’s head appears in a couple of beheading scenes,” they say. “It’s not a choice, it’s not a political statement. We just had to use whatever head we had around.” Read more…
I’m currently in mourning for “Game of Thrones,” so this faux “Missing” poster is making me really happy. (Speaking of “GoT,” check out an awesome compilation of Tyrion Lannister’s best lines from season two after the jump!) Keep reading »
Last night’s premiere of “True Blood” featured a little nod to another HBO show, “Game of Thrones.” Or that’s what I like to think this scene featuring vampire Eric Northam fucking his sister is supposed to be. Shit ain’t sexy anymore unless there’s a dose of incest, amiright? Warning: the clip above is NSFW, so watch it over and over and over again when no one is around, ‘kay?
Last night on “Mad Men,” something MAJOR happened, but I am not going to talk about that because I am trying to be respectful of those who do not prioritize TV watching on Sunday night and still haven’t seen the episode. However, I am going to talk about the second major thing that happened on the episode: Sally Draper, my little spirit animal, got her period! Naturally, it happened during the most inconvenient time possible, i.e. on a secret date to the museum with Creepy Neighbor Glen, who debuted a new mustache. Sally was so freaked out that she took a cab all the way home from the city so she could be consoled by mom Betty. Because when a little girl first gets her period, no one else will do but the mom you usually hate.
Sally definitely had it better than poor Sansa Stark, who got her period only a few weeks ago on “Game of Thrones.” Sadly, her own mother is far, far away, and so she had to deal with future mother-in-law Queen Cersei’s version of “womanly wisdom.” Here’s a chart comparing Sally and Sansa’s tumultuous first periods.
“[Jack Gleeson who plays boy-king Joffrey] really is lovely. After our takes when he’s mean to me, he’ll come over and have a nice chat with me. It’s kind of surreal. I had one particularly horrible moment with Joffrey, and then he came over afterwards and he said [imitates male Irish accent], “Yes. How are you?” I kind of wish he would do more television interviews so that people can see what he’s really like, because there is so much hate for Joffrey, I feel protective of Jack now. If I were him, I’d be petrified that people would come up and slap me on the street! [Laughs.] I should be his bodyguard.”
–The lovely Sophie Turner, who plays poor petrified Sansa Stark on “Game Of Thrones.” Apparently when the series author George R.R. Martin met Gleeson, he told him, “Job well done. Everyone hates you.” [NYMag]
Producers of HBO’s hit “Game of Thrones“ were left in a bind when they had to plan the series’ memorable Battle of Blackwater, due to budget constraints. In fact, the first plan was to have the entire battle off-screen.
Much like stage plays, producers and writers were going to have battle updates coming from a messenger. The maidens of the castle gathered in Maegor’s Holdfast to wait out the battle with the castle’s executioner – who was there to give the women a clean death instead of leaving them to the occupying forces. Read more…