Game of Thrones

Watch Four Grizzled Game of Thrones Actors Cover Tom Waits’ “I Hope That I Don’t Fall in Love With You”

The four craggiest Game of Thrones actors circling up campfire-style for a gruff Tom Waits cover might seem too on-the-nose to be true, like a…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 1, 2017

The Game of Thrones Finale Crushed the VMAs

MTV's 34th annual Video Music Awards aired on Sunday, which was the same night as the Game of Thrones season finale. (There was also plenty…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 30, 2017

Game of Thrones Has Too Much to Wrap Up in Its Last Six Episodes

It's fun to joke that George R.R. Martin has actually not written more of the supposedly upcoming Game of Thrones books. His lack of productivity has also allowed…
Jeremy Gordon / August 28, 2017

Mastodon Showed Up as White Walkers in Last Night’s Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones co-showrunner D.B. (aka Dan) Weiss is a Mastodon fan. Weiss invited Mastodon to appear in season 5's "Hardhome," the episode in which the Army of…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 28, 2017

Arya Stark Is Annoying Now

By now, critics and fans of Game of Thrones are coming around to the undeniable truth: The HBO adaptation of George R.R. Martin's yet-unfinished fantasy series makes less…
Jeremy Gordon / August 21, 2017

Game of Thrones Won’t Stop Teasing Another Incestuous Relationship

Much of the plot of Game of Thrones was prompted by an act of awful curiosity in the show's very first episode, when Bran Stark was pitched from…
Jeremy Gordon / August 14, 2017

Ed Sheeran Probably Did Not Die in This Week’s Game of Thrones

Tough guy Ed Sheeran had a cameo as singing Lannister soldier in the season seven premiere of Game of Thrones last month, inspiring a… mixed…
Taylor Berman / August 8, 2017

Bran Stark Rules

Game of Thrones is a well-produced television show about dragons and incest, yes, but if you were being paid to teach a class about its themes…
Jeremy Gordon / August 7, 2017

Euron Greyjoy Sucks

As Game of Thrones has rapidly propelled towards its conclusion, the amount of characters appearing in the show has continued to be consolidated, with a few tertiary characters—Melisandre, the Sand Snakes,…
Jordan Sargent / July 31, 2017

There’s Still Time to Get Justin Bieber on Game of Thrones

The Ed Sheeran cameo on Game of Thrones, mocked by many but praised by a select elite commentariat, came about very charmingly: Sheeran is the favorite…
Jeremy Gordon / July 25, 2017

Game of Thrones Has Too Much to Explain and Not Enough Time

Millions of pedants have lived by this logic from the moment Howard Gaye suited up as Jesus of Nazareth in D.W. Griffith's Intolerance, but with Game of…
Jeremy Gordon / July 24, 2017

The Game of Thrones Creators Are Making a New HBO Show Set in a World Where the South Won the Civil War

HBO's Game of Thrones is winding its way down, with fans eager to see how the show's remaining mysteries will be solved. (Will the White Walkers…
Jeremy Gordon / July 19, 2017

Game Of Thrones Director Defends Ed Sheeran Cameo

Ed Sheeran’s appearance as a singing Lannister soldier on this Sunday’s Game Of Thronespremiere was the cameo heard round the world. Unlike previous musician cameos like Sigur Rós and Mastodon, Sheeran’s…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / July 19, 2017

Watching Game of Thrones Feels Like Doing Homework

The sprawling "Previously on" recap that began the Season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones was a quick reminder of how easy it is to forget the interminable,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 17, 2017

Game of Thrones Survived Ed Sheeran’s Musical Cameo

As promised, Ed Sheeran appeared on the Game of Thrones season premiere last night. You know what? It was fine. As part of a unit of twenty-something soldiers from Kings Landing,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 17, 2017
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