“Game of Thrones” is one of my favorite shows on TV, not just right now, but of all time. I must be some kind of magical unicorn, because by virtue of the fact that I have a vagina — I literally just double-checked and, yep, still packing lady parts — I am supposed to hate “Game of Thrones.” This is according to Thrillist’s Renata Sellitti, who wrote an article about why women “hate” the show and offered advice for how “Game of Thrones”-loving men can entice their girlfriends into watching it with them. It is, as you might expect, the biggest pile of direwolf excrement I’ve seen on the internet this week. I am tempted to print out her article, pull down my smallclothes and make water all over it, that’s how bad it is. I’m breathing wildfire I’m so pissed. As Cersei Lannister would say, if she were a woman of the 21st century, BITCH, PLEASE.
Now, I don’t disagree that there are certainly some women out there who hate “Game of Thrones.” (I just don’t happen to know any of them so they clearly weren’t in Renata’s control group. … She polled a wide variety of women in order to determine that basically all of us hate the show, right? I’m sure she did.) But there are also some women who hate “The Bachelor,” “The Real Housewives” franchise and whatever other female-targeted TV shows likely litter Renata’s DVR queue. (I’m not hating on your boob tube choices, girl, I watch those shows too.) And there are certainly men who hate “Game of Thrones,” possibly even for some of the reasons Sellitti claims women are turned off by the show. Oh, yes, the reasons. Let’s review and refute them, shall we? Keep reading »
Last week on “Game of Thrones,” we learned the one thing Jon Snow knows — cunnilingus — and this week, Ygritte, the lucky recipient of his tongue lashing, made it clear she’s not letting him go. Prepping for this climb up the giant ice wall, Ygritte calls Jon out, saying she knows he is really still loyal to the crows and not Mance Rayder, despite the fact that he took her dare and gave up his oath of celibacy. Ygritte doesn’t seem to care who Jon is ultimately loyal to, so long as he stays loyal to her. “You’re a proper lover, Jon Snow,” she compliments him, saying the other men she’s been with haven’t treated her as well, “Or done the thing you did with your tongue.” But later: Keep reading »
Zach Galifianakis first “Saturday Night Live” hosting appearance was maybe one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen (“That’s so Raven?”), so I had high hopes for his second stint this weekend. Alas, the show was off-kilter and random, and not in the good way Zach is generally known for. But one sketch in particular made me crack up — watch as Zach plays a dragon costume-clad “Game of Thrones” fan on the show “Game of ‘Game of Thrones’,” who keeps getting the, well, hardest questions for a “GoT” fan to answer. Jaime Lannister himself makes an appearance. Swooooon!
George R. R. Martin has announced a new book about Lord Tyrion called, The Wit And Wisdom Of Lord Tyrion. According to BookSeller.com, “The hardback title will gather together ‘clever and naughty quips’ from the popular character from A Song of Ice and Fire series, played in the HBO series by actor Peter Dinklage.” I don’t know if we need an entire compilation of Lord Tyrion’s quotes when we all have Google and are absolutely obsessed with the show but, hey, why not? In case you were wondering what kind of “wit and wisdom” you might find in the new book, we’ve rounded up the 10 best Lord Tyrion quotes to get you in the mood for some “half-man sass.” Read more on College Candy…
Whoa, TV passions collide! While hanging out at Calgary Comic-Con, my BFF, “The Walking Dead”‘s Norman Reedus (When are we getting those tacos, boo? Call me!) made a fan pic with “Game Of Thrones”‘ Cersei and Tyrion Lannister even more nerdtastic by jumping in with a middle finger photobomb. Dream life status all up in this pic. [Uproxx]
I wasn’t sure if “Game Of Thrones” could get better than Khaleesi raising fire-breathing dragon hell, but last night’s episode might have been even better than the week prior. First of all, SO MANY BARE ASSES. And taut ones at that! Forget getting a bikini body, I want a winter is coming body, mmkay? Anyway, let’s review some of the better moments from last night’s episode. Spoilers (and some NSFW GIFs) after the jump! Keep reading »
In case you weren’t aware, the fluent High Valyrian we’ve been hearing in Season 3 of HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones” is completely made up. Much like the Dothraki language, author George R.R. Martin had a few words of the lost city’s tongue in his novel series but it’s David J. Peterson who made it speakable. There’s just one problem, us fans aren’t as fluent as we’d hoped.
While watching the latest episode and hearing actress Emilia Clarke speak the word “Dracarys,” I thought to myself, “Oh, hey, that sounds different than last time, I wonder if that has anything to do with them formalizing Valyrian for use this season.” And sure enough, that’s the case. Peterson started on Valyrian early after trying to come up with a Dorthraki word. Since Valyrian is akin to Latin in our world, he simply borrowed the new word for Dothraki. Read more on The Mary Sue…
“They’ll say, ‘Oh, he’s sexy,’ but women still go for guys who are 6’2. It’s nice that people are thinking outside the box, but I don’t believe any of it for a minute.”
– Peter Dinklage, from HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” tells Playboy that he isn’t buying claims that he’s a sex symbol on the basis that women generally don’t go for men of his diminuative height. Oh, Peter. Yes, you may be right that generally women are attracted to men who are tall or at least taller than them, though I think that has more to do with conditioning than an inclination we’re actually born with. But that certainly doesn’t apply to all women and even those women are generally attracted to taller men can be attracted to men who are short. Sex appeal has to do with so many factors. So trust me. You are a fucking sex symbol, Dink. I would throw myself at you if I ever encountered you on the street, but you’re married and I am a lady. And if you still don’t believe me, believe this woman. She’s hot for you too. P.S. You know what else is hot about you? Your humility. [People]
I could write a whole article on how amazingly awesome Brienne of Tarth is just from my own perspective but in this case I’ll leave it up to the actress who plays her on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Gwendoline Christie did an interview with TV Guide recently where she said some interesting things about gender roles in Westeros.
“Brienne has seen this woman exhibiting strength in an intellectual manner with Renly, and also exhibiting strength of love and motherhood that I think she sees as equal to her own physical strength,” Christie said of the character Lady Catelyn Stark. “And perhaps it’s the first time we see Brienne consider something beyond the strength of the physical in a woman as a means to be equal to a man.” Read more on The Mary Sue…