The Sellsword and the Squire

Game of Thrones features multiple characters who facilitate analysis when comparing them to someone else. Arya and Sansa, for example, are two sides of the same coin with complementary abilities and survival mechanisms. Jon Snow and Theon Greyjoy are another pair whose shared history and contrasting decision-making generates deep discussions. I consider Podrick Payne and Ser Bronn […]

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Game of Thrones prequel projects an “embarrassment of riches,” says HBO CEO

Richard Plepler traveled to Cannes today to receive the Variety Vanguard Award for “his contribution to the TV business” as HBO’s CEO at MIPCOM, an international trade show. During a keynote discussion with Variety, the HBO boss discussed Game of Thrones or, more specifically, the spin-off prequels in development, in rather glowing terms.

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Game of Thrones – The Rock Musical: An Unauthorized Parody Smashes its Way to Fighting Form Off Broadway

A few weeks ago, I previewed the upcoming Game of Thrones musical parody, exclusively interviewing Allison Lobel, the production’s Sansa and a friend of mine from college. Having been lucky enough to see it live, I can say handily that it was worth the wait. Cast all your notions of “THIS IS A SERIOUS DRAMA” to the side, […]

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau might be exaggerating, and Liam Cunningham tells us who we won’t see in Season 8

Even though the leaks of the Season 7 scripts for Game of Thrones didn’t put a dent in its ratings — in fact, the season shattered viewership records left and right — the powers that be at HBO are trying every trick in the book to keep the upcoming Season 8 scripts on lockdown. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau seemed […]

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