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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.
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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.
While on the road, Brienne and Podrick find a new lead. Tyrion teams up with an unanticipated ally. Jon voices his concerns regarding the Wall's weaknesses, which are disregarded. Daenerys considers giving Daario more responsibility.
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Are you dying for a little more "Game of Thrones" already? Yeah, me too. Casting information for season 5 will just have to tide us over... for now.
It takes a special video to make King Joffrey seem like an okay guy. This is that special video. The "Game of Thrones" season four bloopers were screened at Comic-Con and subsequently released online by HBO, giving fans a chance to see that things aren't always so serious in Westeros. The antics include some funny faces from Joffrey, swordplay mistakes from Arya, and Cersei and Tywin loosening up a bit for once.
Caution: Both real and theoretical "Game of Thrones" spoilers are ahead! The question, "Who is Jon Snow's mother?" is one of the biggest of the "Game of Thrones" series. In fact, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were granted permission to adapt the books into a show by George R.R. Martin only after they correctly deduced who Ned Stark's bastard's mother is.
Some shots in "Game of Thrones" require obvious special effects. After all, you can't just go out to Petco and get a dragon. But others are far more subtle, as this video from CGI effects studio Mackevision shows. The video is essentially a highlight reel of the special effects that the studio did for the show over the fourth season, with a focus on the incredible environments created through VFX.
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The U.S. team may be eliminated from the World Cup, but at least we got something good out of it. Yesterday, the USMNT took on Belgium in the World Cup knockout round, holding the game scoreless until extra time. That wasn't for a lack of chances for Belgium, though, as the team took plenty of shots on goal. But the U.S. had Tim Howard. Howard, who plays with English club Everton outside of the World Cup, set a new record in saves in the USA-Belgium match.