If you know more than Jon Snow, you’ll know that religion in Westeros bears striking similarities to faith in the real world. Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has made it clear that the complex belief systems in his renowned...Show More Summary
Gay of Thrones is back with more hilarious commentary on all the goings on in Westeros. Find out what's happening with orphan ginge, evil Elijah Wood, Anne Hathaway, Munchers, the Lannister kids, Kim Kardashian, Christina Aguilera, Lionel Richie, blonde Cher,...
The current season of Game of Thrones saw the rise of a powerful sect in King's Landing, led by a down-to-Earth but ruthless leader bent on imposing religious law on Westeros's corrupt aristocracy. Read the rest
The Orange Couch’s Mad Men reviews are over, but we still have Game of Thrones. As a reminder, Marc and I are doing videos where we we answer some burning questions you might have about the larger world of Westeros. This week, we explain who that “Egg” was that Maester Aemon was...
Things are going downhill in Westeros — depending who you’re cheering for, of course. Warning: Spoilers within! More »
It’s always a fun experience to be laying on the couch next to my wife Amy watching something on our 90? TV when suddenly she grabs the remote, says “that’s awesome”, rewinds, and plays it again. It’s especially humbling when it has to do with grammar. Show More Summary
Winter may be coming in Westeros, but it is long gone from our TV viewing schedules. The NBA and NHL conference finals are wrapping up this week, while summer TV shows start to pop up on the schedule. That means reality dreck like The...Show More Summary
Westeros is fictional, sure, but it looks a lot like medieval Europe — so how much fantasy goes into battle?
It’s another Monday, so my usual column is up at Salon.com – this time, I examine the theme of sacrifice, and how far the main contenders in Westeros are willing to go to achieve their ends. FYI: the podcast will be a bit late this week due to the fact that I’m currently on a train […]
Game of Thrones gave a little more context to one of its more enigmatic characters in "The Gift". During a series of conversations with the high and mighty of Westeros, the character of the High Sparrow crystallized. It appears that the religious leader is genuine in his mission and beliefs. Show More Summary
Tonight’s episode of Game of Thones, "The Gift," felt a bit like a whirlwind tour of Westeros and Essos, making several stops along the way in a very dense hour. However, the blistering pace was worth it, because there were...
Spoilers ahead for Sunday night's episode of Game of Thrones. On Sunday night's episode of Game of Thrones, Maester Aemon joined an exclusive club, becoming the rare person in Westeros to die of old age. Congratulations, Aemon — in a world full of war, famine, and pestilence, you managed to... More »
Things aren’t looking up for anyone in Westeros this week.
The Lannisters and Sopranos have a lot in common — my feminist friends bailed, but "GoT" speaks to my gritty roots
Did you know that the Dothraki word for “Eagke” is Kolver, which was inspired by Stephen Colbert. From David J. Peterson, inventor of the various tongues used in Westeros: “When I needed a word for eagle, I thought, ‘What would be more...Show More Summary
After spending over 40 hours of air time in Westeros, viewers who have stuck with Game of Thrones this long shouldn’t be, and aren’t, surprised by the presence of sexual violence. A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin has spoken out about the role of rape in realistic fantasy, the contradictory-sounding genre his books pioneered. Some critics — … Read More
All men must sing. The Game of Thrones cast teamed up with Chris Martin of Coldplay to create a Game of Thrones musical in honor of Red Nose Day. In a documentary-style video, the team is hard at work, rehearsing their lines, warming up their voices and battling for the Iron Throne (so to speak). "All we need is George R.R. Show More Summary
While the Internet debates the gender politics of Westeros, real-life state legislatures continue a war on women. Third place in DoubleX's latest Worst State of the Week honors goes to Pennsylvania, where Republican legislators backed...Show More Summary
As fans of the show have come to know, when you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. Or, you use your donors' money to run a bizarre smear campaign against your opponent. In cases like the Red Wedding, or Ned Stark's fateful...Show More Summary
Experience the classic game of Risk with a Westeros makeover. This Game of Thrones Risk will be hours of fun for you and your friends. Who will win this game of thrones? You will soon find out. The Game of Thrones Risk board game allows you to see who is the strongest house in all […]