HBO wants to wish Dad’s everywhere a Happy Father’s Day, and also: don’t forget to tune in for the grand, sweeping season finale of Game of Thrones.
Like we really needed the reminder. As season four of the epic fantasy series wraps up, show creators Dan Weiss and David Benioff have been persistent in letting people know that this finale is the “best finale [they’ve] ever done, bar none.” In fact, the episode in question — chillingly titled “The Children” — has been submitted for two Emmy’s: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup. Though every episode of this phenomenal season has set a new viewing record every week, “The Children” is the first ever submitted for Emmy consideration. Clearly, Weiss and Benioff are fairly confident that the cast and crew have truly outdone themselves this time. In a statement, the duo praised the hard work of everyone on set saying, “The performances from our cast, the direction from Alex Graves, the VFX work, the new cues from Ramin Djawadi – all of it came together in perhaps the finest hour we’ve produced.”
All this to say, get your Father’s Day priorities straight and be ready to tune in for the 66 minute finale, this sunday on HBO at 9pm/8c. Happy Father’s Day…Winter is Coming.
So you’ve never read the series (A Song of Ice and Fire), but you love Game of Thrones
…yet no matter how thorough, the show creators can’t give you all the details of that rich background George R.R. Martin has created. It just can’t happen in 10 episodes at an hour long each. Which is something of a shame because there’s a lot of really fascinating subplots which occur in the book that, naturally, don’t make the cut to adaptation. Sometimes that’ll leave you with questions, and sometimes it leaves you entirely ignorant of pretty cool extraneous info.
Prime example? The Wildlings. There’s plenty which is hinted at and revealed about the self-titled “Free People” during Jon Snow’s time with them in season 3, and so far in Season 4, we’ve even met with those freaky cannibalistic Thenns. But did you know the Thenns aren’t actually Wildlings? Or they are to people South of The Wall, but they don’t identify with The Free People. Sound confusing? Check out our youtube rec of the week from Emergency Awesome! This guy does a phenomenal job breaking down the complex nature of society North of The Wall and filling viewers in on all those tidbits which just weren’t relevant to the Game of Thrones narrative.
Sunday night’s episode of “Game of Thrones” featured one particular scene which called into question an entire character arc and left several outraged. In the most recent episode of Game of Thrones, “Breaker of Chains,” viewers watched as, in the midst of a candlelight vigil for her son, King Joffrey Baratheon, Cersei Lannister was raped by her twin brother/lover/father of her children, Jaime Lannister. Several bloggers have taken to the internet to express their opinion about the scene, and how it deviated from the original content. Since…
When pushed to the brink, one particular teacher found an ingenious and simple solution for keeping the classroom in order. They talk too much: he reveals the next Game of Thrones character to die. On Dans Ton Chat, the french equivalent of Reddit, one student detailed the genius method devised by his math teacher for keeping 100 students under control. “My math teacher is a genius…Basically, the class was being really noisy and after several unsuccessful attempts to censure us, the teacher told us to shut…
Since George R.R. Martin spoke with The Hollywood Reporter, speculation persists the Game of Thrones series will end not with a final season on HBO but a movie (or movies) instead. Since the publication of that infamous Vanity Fair article, emphasizing how the show was quickly catching up with the (as-of-now) unfinished series, discussion has exploded all over the internet. What will show creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff do if (when) they begin to surpass the story which George R.R. Martin has published? There’s a lot…