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The 'Faith Militant' On 'Game Of Thrones' Were Inspired By A Real Religious Movement

19 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

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

The 'Gay of Thrones' Recap of S5xE7 Is Here - The Gift Card

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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,...

Game of Thrones' creepy cult was inspired by Catholic reformers, says G.R.R. Martin

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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

Sansa Stark proves the critics wrong on Game of Thrones

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

Game Of Thrones Season Five, Episode Seven Recap: The Gift

Things are going downhill in Westeros — depending who you’re cheering for, of course. Warning: Spoilers within! More »      

Stannis Baratheon – King of Westeros, Lord of Grammar

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

What's on your HDTV: 'Ultra Street Fighter IV', 'Halt and Catch Fire'

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

“Game of Thrones” in combat: How realistic are the show’s epic fight scenes?

Westeros is fictional, sure, but it looks a lot like medieval Europe — so how much fantasy goes into battle?

How Much Would You Sacrifice to Win the Game of Thrones?

It’s another Monday, so my usual column is up at – 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': Does the High Sparrow Have Ulterior Motives?

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

Meanwhile, In Westeros: 'Game Of Thrones' 05x07 [Recap] - SPOILERS

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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...

Aemon Targaryen, the Man Who Turned Down the Iron Throne

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 »

'Game of Thrones' recap: 'The Gift'

Things aren’t looking up for anyone in Westeros this week.

Westeros is the Garden State: Everything I love about “Game of Thrones” I learned from New Jersey

The Lannisters and Sopranos have a lot in common — my feminist friends bailed, but "GoT" speaks to my gritty roots

10 Surprising Facts About Game Of Thrones

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

How Can ‘Game of Thrones’ Earn Back Its Viewers’ Trust?

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

'Game of Thrones' musical is the biggest extravaganza in Westeros

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

What Was the Worst State for Women This Week?

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

Westeros gets political in 'Game of Thrones' attack ads

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

Game of Thrones Risk

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 […]

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