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Game of Thrones

May 01, 2011 09:00 PM

TV Network - HBO

Good old Ned is going to be arriving at King's Landing tonight and you know what that means... party.  Well, probably not.  It could mean party, hypothetically speaking, but we don't really see this as the kind of series that is going to revel in the sort of drunken debauchery that such a party just would probably involve.  There is actually a whole lot of other stuff that's going to happen too and so even if there was a party (and we're not admitting that there will be a party) there won't be a whole lot of time to revel in it.

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    Ramin Djawadi - "Game Of Thrones (Music from the HBO Series) Season 4"

    Jul 01, 2014

    The soundtrack for the fourth season of the hit HBO Series.  We can't promise that you'll be the winner of the Iron Throne if you buy the CD, but perhaps you will understand a little more deeply the meaning of the phrase Valar Morghulis or what it means to run with the Dothraki... not that there were very mean Dothraki this season, we just like saying it, "Dothraki."

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    Game of Thrones

    Jun 15, 2014

    TV Network - HBO

    As you assuredly know if you've watched the first three seasons of the show, it is the ninth episode in most seasons where the climactic issues/battles take place and then here, in the 10th and final episode every season, we get a hint about where the series going to go in the future.  That means, if things hold true, that tonight we're going to get our look at what next season may bring and, man, if they keep getting bigger and bigger, it should be a doozy.

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    Game of Thrones

    Jun 01, 2014

    TV Network - HBO

    At this point it is a little difficult for us to say to you that we know what is going to happen on the show.  There are couple of reasons for this, and chief amongst them is the fact that the television show keeps changing things from the books.  We could tell you what we expect to happen, but then we might be wrong and you'd doubt that we read the book.  The second reason that telling you is difficult is because we're deathly afraid of what will happen to us if we provide spoilers.  For us, it is enough to say that the name of tonight's episode is "The Mountain and the Viper" and that you should draw what conclusions you will from that title.

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    Game of Thrones

    May 11, 2014

    TV Network - HBO

    We are, sadly, halfway through the fourth season of "Game of Thrones."  Tonight is episode six of the 10 episode season (which is just another way of telling you what we just told you, but it did seem worth providing specifics).  We hope that you've been watching thus far because, well, it's all been pretty awesome.  We don't know where things are headed, but we do know that the season finale is rapidly approaching as is the second-to-last episode of the year, and if you've watched the first three seasons, you know that the second-to-last episode has always proven crucially important.

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    Game of Thrones

    Apr 27, 2014

    TV Network - HBO

    Tonight we'll be getting to see Dany, Brienne, Bran, Jojen, Meera, Hodor, Jon, Jaime, and Brienne (of Tarth).  Maybe we'll get to see more folks than just those individuals, presumably we will, but those are the the people of which we're currently aware.  It is a tough balancing act having to handle so many stories at the same time, but we think they're doing quite the good job with it all.  So, tune in tonight, because while the game won't end, the pieces will move around the board and they way they move (or are moved) is just grand.

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    Game of Thrones

    Apr 20, 2014

    TV Network - HBO

    This week's installment of "Game of Thrones" is called "Breaker of Chains" and, amongst other things, will deal with Tyrion figuring out his next move, Sam realizing maybe Castle Black isn't all that, and The Hound teaching "Arya the way things are."  We imagine that last one could be pretty brutal.  The Hound isn't exactly known for his being nice and Arya isn't exactly known for respecting authority, even if said authority is completely misplaced.  Oh, one other thing we know will happen tonight -- nope, we're not going to tell you, sorry.  You're just going to have to watch.

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    Game of Thrones

    Apr 06, 2014

    TV Network - HBO

    Last season on "Game of Thrones," well you know what happened, and if you don't we're certainly not going to be the ones to spoil it for you.  As for this season on the series, that we'll happily tell you all about.  Oh, we kid. We would never spoil that sort of thing, it violates so many rules about what is good and just in this world.  We are not the sort to violate any ancient rules and upset the natural order of things.  No, our place is to maintain order, maintain justice, and keep out the dark things.  We, if you will, are the watchers on the wall.  The fourth season, as with the previous ones, will last a mere 10 seasons and it starts tonight.

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    Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)

    Feb 18, 2014

    The complete third season.

    Features Include:

    • A Gathering Storm - Look back at the stormy events of Season 3 in this 14-minute recap with cast and crew.
    • The Politics of Marriage - Cast and crew examine the institution of marriage and its place in Game of Thrones.
    • Inside the Wildlings - Go beyond the Wall with this introduction to the wildlings.
    • New Characters - Meet the new faces in Season 3: Olenna Tyrell, Missandei, Mance Rayder, Tormund Giantsbane, Orell, Jojen & Meera Reed, Blackfish & Edmure Tully, Thoros of Myr, and Beric Dondarrion.
    • Deleted Scenes/Extended Scenes - Five deleted and extended scenes.
    • Audio Commentaries - 12 audio commentaries with cast and crew including David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, George R.R. Martin, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Michelle Fairley, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, and more.
    • In-Episode Guide - In-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters, locations, and relevant histories.
    • Histories & Lore - Learn about the mythology of Westeros as told from the varying perspectives of the characters themselves.
    • The Rains of Castamere Unveiled - Get an in-depth look at the creation of the most pivotal episode of Season 3 in this comprehensive exposé featuring cast and crew.
    • Roots of Westeros - Explore the interconnected web of relationships, rivalries, and conflicts between the noble houses of Westeros with this interactive guide.

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    Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season - DVD

    Feb 18, 2014

    The epic third season of the HBO series is full of twists and turns and many generally unexpected moments.  The DVD releases today and the fourth season of the series starts up soon on the premium network.  

    As for this set, features include:

    • A Gathering Storm - Look back at the stormy events of Season 3 in this 14-minute recap with cast and crew.
    • The Politics of Marriage - Cast and crew examine the institution of marriage and its place in Game of Thrones.
    • Inside the Wildlings - Go beyond the Wall with this introduction to the wildlings.
    • New Characters - Meet the new faces in Season 3: Olenna Tyrell, Missandei, Mance Rayder, Tormund Giantsbane, Orell, Jojen & Meera Reed, Blackfish & Edmure Tully, Thoros of Myr, and Beric Dondarrion.
    • Deleted Scenes/Extended Scenes - Five deleted and extended scenes.
    • Audio Commentaries - 12 audio commentaries with cast and crew including David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, George R.R. Martin, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Michelle Fairley, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, and more.
    • In-Episode Guide - In-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters, locations, and relevant histories.
    • Histories & Lore - Learn about the mythology of Westeros as told from the varying perspectives of the characters themselves.
    • The Rains of Castamere Unveiled - Get an in-depth look at the creation of the most pivotal episode of Season 3 in this comprehensive exposé featuring cast and crew.
    • Roots of Westeros - Explore the interconnected web of relationships, rivalries, and conflicts between the noble houses of Westeros with this interactive guide.

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    Game of Thrones

    Jun 09, 2013

    TV Network - HBO

    Epic.  If you were to use one words to describe "Game of Thrones," you may very well choose the word 'epic.'  From what has taken place in Astapor to Jon Snow's ascent of The Wall to Jaime's issues to just about everything Tyrion has said and done, the season--and the series--is just epic.  We fully expect it to remain so on tonight's episode, the show's final one of the season.  We have theories about what will take place (we have read the book), but we aren't going to divulge anything.  Watch and see what takes place yourself.  We think you're going to enjoy it.

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    Game of Thrones

    Jun 02, 2013

    TV Network - HBO

    Tonight's episode of "Game of Thrones" is entitled 'The Rains of Castamere.'  As we understand it, that name is the name of a terribly popular Lannister song.  Actually, we heard it in season two, didn't we?  A few times as we recall.  To us that means that we may see Lannisters tonight.  But, on the other hand, has there been a single week of the series where we haven't seen Lannisters?  The season ends next week and "Game of Thrones" isn't a show which solely puts all the big stuff in the last episode (remember it was episode nine last season that featured the Battle of the Blackwater).  Tune in tonight, we expect big things to happen.

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    Game of Thrones

    May 19, 2013

    TV Network - HBO

    We have read the third book in the "Game of Thrones" series and... we aren't going to spill any of the beans here.  Come on now, you know the rules, you know we wouldn't do that.  What you should also know though is that there is no way they're not going to end the season with something truly amazing going down.  The only way that happens is by moving the pieces into place.  That movement continues tonight, with a whole bunch of other good bits going on.  Tune in and enjoy because, yes we're going to say it now (we love the Stark words), winter is coming.

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    Game of Thrones

    Apr 28, 2013

    TV Network - HBO

    Tonight marks the fifth episode of the third season for "Game of Thrones," which means that once it's done we'll be halfway through this season.  What can we promise you about this week?  Well, we don't want to say anything about actual plot points but our understanding is that the Hound, Jaime, Robb, and Tyrion will all appear.  We do not, however, expect them to be shearing meat and mead together.  Can you imagine what that would look like?  Oh sure, it would be great, but it really would involve some ridiculous plot machinations to make it take place as this point.  Maybe in a few years.

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    Game of Thrones

    Apr 21, 2013

    TV Network - HBO

    Tonight's episode is entitled 'And now his Watch is Ended.'  Presumably, therefore, tonight's episode will deal in no small part with the men of the Night's Watch.  Or, if you prefer, the rapists, killers, thieves, and generally dishonorable members of the watch.  Although, that isn't entirely true, now is it?  What of Jon Snow? What of Samwell Tarly?  What of Lord Commander Jeor Mormont?  There are good men in the watch.  Will one of those men end their watch tonight? 

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    Game of Thrones

    Apr 07, 2013

    TV Network - HBO

    Is it just us, or do you find it weird that the mayor of Baltimore lives in Westeros?  We totally don't find it weird that he runs a very sophisticated system of brothels, just that he lives in Westeros.  But, we only find it weird because we confuse actors with the characters they play.  In any case, the third season of "Game of Thrones" keeps going tonight.  The season is based on the third book in George R.R. Martin's series of novels, or at least a portion of the book.  Having read the novel, we can tell you that there are some great moments to come this season (and next depending on how they divide stuff).

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    Game of Thrones

    Mar 31, 2013

    TV Network - HBO

    On a regular basis (several times a day in fact) we tell you to watch this show or watch that show.  Let us be quite clear, however, when we tell you that "Game of Thrones" is a must watch, it is a must watch.  HBO currently puts out a whole lot of different originals, but "Game of Thrones" is different.  "Game of Thrones' is, well, it's "Game of Thrones."  It is a mammoth undertaking with a great cast and a massive scope, and that all comes across clearly.  You have heard people talk about the show and the books upon which the show is based.  Don't you think it's time you have it a chance (if you haven't)?

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    Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)

    Feb 19, 2013

    The complete second season of the highly acclaimed HBO series.

    Features Include:

    Creating the Battle of Blackwater Bay
    Game of Thrones: Inner Circle
    12 Audio Commentaries with Cast and Crew
    The Religions of Westeros
    Character Profiles
    In-Episode Guide
    Histories & Lore
    War of the Five Kings
    Hidden Dragon Eggs

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    Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season - DVD

    Feb 19, 2013

    The second season of the highly acclaimed HBO series based on the books by George R.R. Martin comes to DVD (and Blu-ray) today.

    Features Include:

    Creating the Battle of Blackwater Bay
    GAME OF THRONES: Inner Circle
    12 Audio Commentaries with Cast and Crew
    The Religions of Westeros
    Character Profiles

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    Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) (Collector's Edition)

    Nov 20, 2012

    This limited edition set offers Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy versions of the first season of the series and more. The collector’s box set is adorned with the sigils of the four main houses and comes with a premium dragon egg paperweight, a Blu-ray bonus disc of first episode of season two as well as all of the bonus materials and interactive features from the original DVD and Blu-ray releases.

    Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; and all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords, and honest men...all will play the Game of Thrones.

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    Game of Thrones

    Jun 03, 2012

    TV Network - HBO

    You would think that there would be some sort of respect, some sort of fealty given to those who have earned it, whether they're ironborn or not.  You would also expect that brothers could decide which should rule the kingdom.  There are, in short, things which one would expect to happen in the universe which simply don't occur.  We kind of feel like Sansa, always expecting to be saved by some lovely knight--just as in song--only to have our hopes repeatedly dashed, and we fear that we're in for dashed hopes tonight in the season finale.  Tune in, and remember the Stark words -- winter is coming.

     

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    Game of Thrones

    May 27, 2012

    TV Network - HBO

    We will not suggest to you that simply by watching this, the second-to-last episode of season two, that you can possibly hope to understand all the nuances of the series if you've missed every other episode -- that's not how "Game of Thrones" works.  However, we will tell you that if you're going to watch next week's season finale, you really can't afford to miss this week's episode.  This week the pieces get put into place, next week.. well, that would be telling.

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    Game of Thrones

    Apr 29, 2012

    When we were reading "A Clash of Kings," we loved the bits in Harrenhal.  The background story of the castle is excellent, and when... well, we don't really want to delve into it all that much, it would spoil things for those who haven't read it and if the show decides to change things up, you'll get angry at us.  In the end, all we can really say is that the episode ought to be bloody awesome.  But, then again, aren't all the episodes of "Game of Thrones" bloody awesome?  This is really a weekly must watch series.  

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    Game of Thrones

    Apr 01, 2012

    TV Network - HBO

    Man, have we waited a whole long time for "Game of Thrones" to return with season two.  There was this moment there when we considered reading "A Clash of Kings" so that we wouldn't have to wait for the series to resume, but then we realized that the book is over 750 pages long.  750 pages!  We figured that it would take us about as long to read the book as it would take for the second season to finish, so we opted to just wait.  Oh come on, it's not like we're sitting on that ridiculously uncomfortable Iron Throne while we wait, we've totally been making the most of our time as we're well aware that winter is coming.

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    Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray]

    Mar 06, 2012

    Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; and all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords, and honest men...all will play the Game of Thrones.

    Features Include:

    Making of
    15 Character profile clips
    Creating the Dothraki language
    Inside the Night's Watch
    From Book to Screen
    Creating the Show Open
    7 Audio Commentaries Guide to Westeros

    Blu-ray Exclusive Features- 
    Complete Guide to Westeros
    Hidden Dragon Eggs

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    Game of Thrones

    Jun 19, 2011

    TV Network - HBO

    We are not, by any stretch of the imagination, suggesting that the game involving the thrones is finished, but make no mistake, this is the season finale of "Game of Thrones."  The show will be back next season which certainly means that even if it looks like the game has ended tonight the truth of the matter is that it's only the round that is over.  Where exactly will the pieces end up at the end of the night?  Well, we'd guess that at least one will be knocked over.

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    Game of Thrones

    Jun 12, 2011

    TV Network - HBO

    We have some strong theories about what is going to happen during tonight's "Game of Thrones" episode.  The season has built in a certain way, next week is the finale, and, to top it all off, we've read the book (and that really does help).  We will not, however, be sharing our theories with you.  Truth be told, we would much rather be thrown to the direwolves than reveal to you our theory.  It is in fact for others here at HitFix to cover the theories, we keep our own counsel on such matters.

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    Game of Thrones

    Jun 05, 2011

    TV Network - HBO

    We will freely admit it, all the publicity about "Game of Thrones" has managed to convince us to download onto our ebook reader the first in the series of novels.  We'll further admit that we quite like the book thus far.  There are names that we unquestionably couldn't have pronounced had it not been for the TV show, but we really quite enjoy what we're seeing on both of our screens.  While we have a long way to go in terms of reading the series, the show only has a couple of episodes left in the season, that will be here all too soon.

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    Game of Thrones

    May 29, 2011

    TV Network - HBO

    This week's episode of "Game of Thrones" is entitled 'You Win or You Die.'  We like that sort of simplicity -- you're being presented with two choices, winning or death.  That's it, there's no third option, no way to weasel out of it (if the plot has been organized correctly), just winning or death.  We're not going to say here who is presented with the choice, but clearly someone will be.  We hope they choose winning, death is so much less fun and Charlie Sheen has pretty well convinced us that winning is excellent.

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    Game of Thrones

    May 22, 2011

    TV Network - HBO

    Motivations are the same the world over, aren't they?  Oh sure, the exact words used, and some of the rules may differ from location to location, but as things go, motivations are pretty stable.  There is some comfort in that notion.  "Game of Thrones," outside of being entirely about funny and hard to spell names, deals with the motivation for actions - love, money, power, hatred, you'll see them all here.  Not necessarily tonight mind you, but they're all on display and no matter how different their world is, we can understand where the characters are coming from.

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    Game of Thrones

    May 15, 2011

    TV Network - HBO

    We have been wondering, as this series progresses through its first season, how hard it would be to get involved in the game surrounding the various thrones at this point? Would you be too far behind?  Is the 'previously on "Game of Thrones"' enough to bring new people into the fold?  If you just started reading the books could you quickly figure out what was happening with Daenerys and the Targaryens and everyone else or would you grow so confused by the names themselves that it would be impossible?

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    Game of Thrones

    May 08, 2011

    TV Network - HBO

    There was once was this fellow named Ned.  Ned was out to search for secrets about a guy who is dead.  The guy who is dead was the predecessor of Ned...  Wow, that was a bad idea and we totally apologize for ever, ever, even heading down that road, it diminished both Ned and ourselves.  What we're trying to tell you is this -- the story continues tonight on "Game of Thrones" and does so in a much more literarilly acceptable way than our poem.

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    Game of Thrones

    Apr 17, 2011

    TV Network - HBO

    HBO has been touting the coming of this series for an awfully long time, but tonight it finally arrives.  For those not in the know, it is based on the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series written by George R.R. Martin and is a fantasy show which revolves a couple of scheming families trying to control all the land (the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros).  Featuring a large cast, expect this new show to have the same high production values one normally associates with an HBO series and, with any luck, some pretty great swordplay as well.

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