Taking Tormund To Task


At the conclusion of the seventh season of Game of Thrones, the laconic leader of the White Walkers directed his resurrected dragon to attack the Wall, the primary barrier between the North and the Even More North. Zombie Viserion’s eldritch blue breath weapon blasted a huge hole in the Wall, allowing the Night King’s undead legions access to the Seven Kingdoms. Things are heating up in Westeros.

Plotwise, I mean. Otherwise things are getting chillier.

Besides ushering in a ghoulish invasion of Westeros, the destruction dealt to the glacial border-fence had other consequences: it also eliminated Eastwatch-By-The-Sea, one of the few manned fortifications of the Night’s Watch. Of more importance to some fans was the fate of Tormund Giantsbane, who was atop the Wall at Eastwatch at the moment of the attack.

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Jacob Anderson, John Bradley & castmates recall season 7 and tease characters in “alien environments” for season 8

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With today’s release of the seventh season box set (you may be interested to win a copy, or even one of the entire show,) the Game of Thrones cast has come out in full force to promote it, bringing us new insights into the roads their characters have traveled so far and where the last season may take them. Below the cut, you will read and watch interviews with Jacob Anderson, Isaac Hempstead Wright, John Bradley, Pilou Asbæk, Aidan Gillen, Liam Cunningham, Rory McCann and Daniel Portman.

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Explore the history of the Dragonpit, look behind the scenes at Euron’s sea battle, and more in special features from Season 7 ‘Game of Thrones’ Blu-Ray/DVD box sets

The once formidable Dragonpit in King's Landing served as the meeting place between Cersei, Daenerys, Jon Snow, and many others in the Season 7 finale of "Game of Thrones."

The once formidable Dragonpit in King’s Landing served as the meeting place between Cersei, Daenerys, Jon Snow, and many others in the Season 7 finale of “Game of Thrones.” A special animated feature on the Season 7 Blu-Ray/DVD set will explore the history of the iconic landmark.

The highly anticipated release of Season 7 of Game of Thrones on Blu-Ray and DVD is today, but if you can’t make a shopping trip until the workday is done, you can make the interminable hours pass at least a little more quickly by perusing some more clips of some of the special features your box set will contain.

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Win Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season on Blu-ray!

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Welcome to our second huge giveaway of the day here at Watchers on the Wall! Earlier this afternoon we kicked off the holiday festivities by starting our giveaway for the Game of Thrones Seasons 1-7 Blu-ray Box Set, and now it’s time for another giveaway, with even more winners.

Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season arrives in stores tomorrow December 12 and we’re celebrating by giving away the latest season to THREE of our readers! The Complete Seventh Season is packed with exclusive new bonus content including audio commentaries for every episode (sometimes two!), two new behind-the-scenes specials, and, for a limited time, a bonus disc featuring Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms, a 45-minute, never-before-seen extension of the Clio Award-winning Histories & Lore, narrated by some of the show’s biggest stars! And of course the Blu-ray includes the Histories and Lore once again, with a new series of intriguing animated featurettes to expand our knowledge of Game of Thrones.

What do you have to do to enter to win? Tell us your favorite moment of Game of Thrones, from Season 7! Post it in comments here and you’ll be entered in the giveaway. We’re accepting entries for the next seven days, and we’ll draw a winner next Monday afternoon. For the complete rules and even more ways to enter, keep scrolling!

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Win the Complete Game of Thrones Seasons 1-7 Box Set!

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Seven is the magic number in Westeros, and it is as well for this incredible Game of Thrones box set! The brand new Game of Thrones: Seasons 1-7 Box Set, in stores everywhere tomorrow December 12, includes every season of our favorite TV show, with all the special features and bonus content we love- over 30 hours of it, in fact! It even has the newest addition, The Complete Seventh Season, so you’ll be up to date on the freshest audio commentaries, histories and lore, and extras featuring the cast and crew of Game of Thrones. You can even check out the Season 7 Blu-ray with our exclusive preview of the Histories and Lore featurette, “The Rains of Castamere.”

Any fan would want to have this in their collection, right? Of course. So that’s why, in the spirit of the holiday gift-giving season, we’re giving it away to one of our readers. One fan will be taking home the Game of Thrones: Seasons 1-7 Box Set on Blu-ray! The Blu-ray edition also includes a Digital copy, for the viewers on the go who want to watch anywhere.

What do you have to do to enter to win? Tell us your favorite moment of Game of Thrones, from any of the seven seasons! Post it in comments here and you’ll be entered in the giveaway. We’re accepting entries for the next seven days, and we’ll draw a winner next Monday afternoon. For the complete rules and even more ways to enter, scroll on down!
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Game of Thrones grabs Golden Globes nomination for Best Drama Series!

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Nominations for the 75th Annual Golden Globes Awards were announced this morning, and wouldn’t you know it – Game of Thrones is on the list! It has been nominated for Best Television Series – Drama for the fourth time, although it has yet to bring home a win in this category. Award season is looking good for our favorite fantasy show so far, with Game of Thrones already having secured Best Drama nominations from the Writers Guild of America and The Critic’s Choice Awards.

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Exclusive Preview From the Game of Thrones Season 7 Blu-ray: “The Rains of Castamere”

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The long wait is nearly at an end- Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season arrives on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow, December 12th! Many of you will already have your copies pre-ordered and ready to go on Tuesday, but if you haven’t made your decision yet, we’re here with a new exclusive preview off the Season 7 Blu-ray that will whet your appetite and leave you dying for more!

Game of Thrones‘ Histories and Lore are a perennial fan favorite on the Blu-rays, with the animated featurettes offering special insight and bonus history to supplement our understanding of the show. This year, we’re proud to exclusively unveil the featurette “The Rains of Castamere,” narrated by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister). The video offers rich background detail about the Lannisters and the family who inspired the infamous, ominous song that still rings in the halls of Westeros.

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Watchers on the Wall Awards: Best Battle & Best Fight of Season 7

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Nothing like a spot of violence on Sunday afternoon, right? It’s time to celebrate the best of Game of Thrones‘ many action moments! Season 7 may have been shorter than usual but provided even more battles, with twice the firepower and body count. That’s why it’s no easy feat deciding what was the best of the best this year, but this is one task we enjoy.

Our action categories are split into two distinct sections, to keep things tidy- one for smaller-scale fights called Best Fight, and one for the big battles and huge setpieces, called Best Battle! That’s fairer, and then we get to give out two awards instead of one, which is fun, right? Alright, enough with the talking- let’s get to our categories! Check out our finalists, watch the scenes, and vote in the two polls at the bottom of the post.

The top five in each category are:

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The 2017 Game of Thrones Holiday Gift Guide!

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It’s that most wondrous time of the year- when Game of Thrones nerds bask in all the glorious new toys and merch the show and the fandom have to offer! But shopping can be overwhelming during the holidays, so we’re here to make the process easier and more fun for you with our annual comprehensive guide to the best holiday gifts the Game of Thrones world has to offer.

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A sneak peek of the Game of Thrones Season 7 Blu-Ray/DVD special features including creating dragon skulls and beyond the Wall


The Season 7 Blu-Ray and DVD set of “Game of Thrones” includes a behind-the-scenes look at how the Dragon Skull Room was created, including the construction of the skulls themselves.

The holidays are rapidly approaching, so it’s no coincidence that HBO is releasing the Blu-Ray and DVD sets of Game of Thrones Season 7 on Dec. 12. As usual, the sets will include a bevy of special features to tantalize the fandom, which we previously reported on — everything from audio commentaries to “Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms,” narrated by several cast members. Today, we got a sneak peek at some of those other features.

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