Watch Game of Thrones
HBO's Game of Thrones has brought epic fantasy into the mainstream. With interweaving storylines shot in multiple countries, this show is proving that magic and dragons can be sophisticated. Viewers love the complex plot, gorgeous backgrounds and ample nudity so typical of HBO shows.
Every week, Game of Thrones manages to shock viewers with incest, murder and betrayal. As five would-be kings battle for a single throne, royalty is killed, innocent men are tortured and dark magic is created in shadows. Heroes discuss assassinating teenage girls, monarchs kills infants and noble girls disguise themselves as pageboys. Even fans of the book series on which the show is based have been surprised by dramatic twists created by the show's producers.
Part of fans' love for Game of Thrones is due to the show's attention for detail. Producers hired a conlinguist to create a fantasy language for one set of characters. Lavish costumes and set pieces bring the medieval world to life. Truly ugly actors are cast for parts that demand unsightly appearances. A little person is one of the most popular characters. HBO truly brings the Game of Thrones world to life.
Magic is common on the show. Zombies and ice creatures threaten from the North. Dragons and a powerful princess are growing strong across the Narrow Sea. Face-changing assassins are penetrating the kingdom, and the Lord of Light's devotees are bringing fire and death to the capitol city.
Despite the dragons, shadow assassins and magical priestesses that populate Westeros, adults are enthralled by Game of Thrones. HBO's decision to gamble on a series of fantasy novels is paying off as the network infuses the show with frequent nudity and violence to keep viewers hooked.
Watch Full Episodes of Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones Full Episode Guide
An inside look at the creation of 'Game of Thrones'.
The fourth season comes to a close after an unexpected arrival north of the Wall alters the situation. Danny must face difficult realities, Bran discovers more about his destiny, and Tyrion finally sees the truth.
Jon Snow and the Night's Watch face the most dangerous challenge in the Wall's history.
Unanticipated visitors come to Mole’s Town; Littlefinger’s motivation seems questionable; Ramsay works to prove himself to his father; Tyrion’s fate is determined.
If You Like Game of Thrones, Then Try...
Game of Thrones News
It's easy to think of "Game of Thrones" as a very serious show full of sorrow and misery, what with all the deaths of the characters that we've just started to love, thank you very much George R. R. Martin. This special video for "Game of Thrones" fans shows us a different side of Westeros, though, one where people laugh and act silly everyone once in a while. Yes, the "Game of Thrones" season four blooper reel is out (or at least a minute and a half of it), and it's pretty great.
You might not recognize the name Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, but you probably know him by his other name: The Mountain. Bjornsson joined the cast on last season of "Game of Thrones" as the Mountain, taking over for another actor who had played the role briefly in previous seasons. In doing so, he became part of one of the most talked-about scenes of the entire series thus far, as the Mountain took on Oberyn Martell to decide Tyrion Lannister's fate. Bjornsson, as his character's name indicates, is huge.
It's here! The first official trailer for "Game of Thrones" season 5 is here...even though the means of release wasn't quite so official. The trailer posted to YouTube is a leaked copy, recorded off of a screen. The quality isn't the best, but we can still get a pretty good idea of what's going on, and what to expect from the upcoming season. In the trailer, we see the continuing stories of a few of our favorite (and least favorite) characters. Tyrion has a pronounced beard and seems to be back to wallowing in wine instead of reveling in his freedom from both his imprisonment and his father's shadow.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet the newest members of the X-Men: First Class. "Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner is one of three new cast members added to the upcoming feature film "X-Men: Apocalypse," the follow-up to "X-Men: First Class" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on the hit HBO series, has been cast as a young Jean Grey, one of the mutants in Charles Xavier's academy. Famke Janssen took on the role in the original trilogy of X-Men movies.
"Game of Thrones" fans, you now have a date to count down to. HBO has set official premiere dates for three of its biggest series: "Game of Thrones," "Veep" and "Silicon Valley" will all premiere on the same night, April 12. That potentially puts a lot of pressure on HBO Go, which announced last year that it would be implementing a version of the streaming service that users could sign up for without needing a cable subscription. It was widely assumed that HBO would attempt to get that service up and running before the premiere of "Game of Thrones," seeing as it's the networks biggest—and most pirated—show.
Pretty soon, you'll be able to watch TV's most epic show in entertainment's most epic format: "Game of Thrones" is coming to IMAX. HBO and IMAX have announced a partnership to screen select episodes of the hit series in IMAX theaters starting this month, along with a special sneak peek at the season 5 trailer. There will be two episodes screened, which will be remastered versions of the final two episodes of "Game of Thrones" season 4 adjusted to fit the IMAX format.
HBO's "Game of Thrones" is officially the winner of an award that it might not want, three years in a row. The hit series has been named the most pirated TV series of the year, according to torrent site TorrentFreak. This is the third year in a row that "Game of Thrones" has earned the title of the most illegally downloaded series. "GoT" earned 8 million downloads of its finale, a number that surpasses even the 7.1 million viewers that tuned in to watch the episode on TV.
Maisie Williams plays Arya Stark in "Game of Thrones," a character who laments the gender role she's been assigned as the daughter of a lord. But it seems that Arya's point of view doesn't necessarily reflect Maisie's. In an interview with The Guardian, Williams lamented "first-world feminism" and criticized Emma Watson's efforts as a UN ambassador with her #HeForShe campaign. "There are creepy things that people say online that I shouldn't have to read," Williams said, "but there are bigger things going on in other countries.
Winter is already here, but the holidays are coming...which means it's time to shop for gifts! One of the fastest ways to someone's heart is through their fandom, so it's no surprise that there are plenty of "Game of Thrones" gifts out there to choose from. Here are 10 of our favorites to add to your shopping list for the holidays: 1. "You Know Nothing, Jon Snow" Mug This one works double duty as something you can give to a buddy for some gentle mocking, or you can give it to a loved one as a unique way of saying "I love you.
The first "Game of Thrones" season 5 trailer is here! Kind of. The teaser trailer is a short one, and doesn't feature any new footage from the upcoming fifth season of the hit HBO show. It does, however, present a bit of a mystery to fans. In the video, we see some footage from the fourth season, mostly of Arya on her way to breaking free of The Hound and setting off for Braavos. Behind the images is the voice of Melisandre saying, "I see a darkness in you." Then, the video points fans to the wesbite ThreeEyedRaven.
From the looks of this audition video, Jason Momoa was born to play Khal Drogo. The physically imposing "Game of Thrones" actor auditioned for the role of Danaerys Targaryen's warlord husband in an unconventional way, as shown by this audition video uploaded to YouTube. Actors going out for the role of Khal Drogo were given a simple scene to read, but according to Momoa, it was limiting. The dialogue in the audition scene mostly consisted of Drogo saying "no" over and over again.
Cord-cutters: it's time to rejoice! HBO has officially announced that they will be releasing a standalone streaming service with their programming starting sometime in 2015. Currently, the premium network's streaming service HBO Go is only available to those who already have a cable subscription. However, due to the changing market, HBO has decided to start offering HBO Go (or a similar service) to people without cable as well. "That is a large and growing opportunity that should no longer be left untapped.
Caution: If you're not caught up on "Game of Thrones" or don't want to hear what might end up being a spoiler, stop reading now! We've talked before about a fan theory about "Game of Thrones" that answers one of the series' biggest mysteries: Who is Jon Snow's mother? But this new theory takes that one even further, potentially giving Jon Snow a new uncle. The Jon Snow theory suggests that Ned Stark's bastard isn't actually Ned Stark's bastard, but is actually half Targaryen.