(HBO)When you play the Game of Thrones, you either win or you die saying something dramatic — consider the latter a consolation prize for exiting the violent festivities a few seasons/books early. Sure, some of the characters on HBO's epic fantasy drama don't always know their way around a sword or a fire-breathing dragon, but they sure as hell know their way around a punchy final phrase. If their lives won't be remembered, at least their deaths will be.
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People don't survive in Westeros by being nice. Nice people get unexpectedly stabbed in the stomach. That's just how it works in the Game of Thrones universe. Which is why so many of the GoT characters range from difficult to downright evil. Just about everyone on the show has an unflattering, unlikeable side to their personality, so we decided to map those qualities in Venn diagram fashion. Welcome to the "Game of Thrones Hate-Ability Index." (Click to enlarge)More than 30 of the show's most...Read Full Story
(From HBO)Prestige TV drama lives and dies by its most memorable, most shocking moments. Not even Mad Men, which so successfully fulfills its audience through full immersion into a place and time, can resist the occasional lawn mower or suicide or kitchen knife on a stick. But more than any other show, Game of Thrones' shocking moments really are shocking.Thanks to the sustained success of the show's source material, and the books' fans' obvious devotion to the characters, Game of Thrones...Read Full Story
Game of Thrones, Season 2 is about to start filming while fans are still reeling from Sean Bean's leaving the show on account of his character, Ned Stark, losing his head. Fans had become comfortable with Sean as a leading man who acted as a voice of reason in the corrupt city of King's Landing, and he joked in a recent interview with New York magazine about how much he's going to miss working on the show.When asked by the magazine whether he thought Ned could be written back in through some...Read Full Story