The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones is currently in production, with fans eagerly awaiting what promises to be a thrilling climax. Based on George RR Martin’s Song of Fire and Ice series of fantasy novels about the warring Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, DB Weiss and David Benioff’s HBO adaptation has passed from word-of-mouth hit to worldwide phenomenon, with the scope of its ambitious world-building growing with every successive instalment Since first airing in 2011, the show has made stars of its previously obscure lead actors like Peter Dinklage, Richard Madden, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner and shocked audiences with its unexpected narrative twists and ground-breakingly grisly acts of barbarism. After 67 hours of exhausting, big-budget television, you would be forgiven for having lost the thread. Here’s a reminder of the story so far. Season 1 Members of the … [Read more...] about Our season-by-season guide to Game of Thrones
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Warning: the following review contains spoilers A fully operational Ice Dragon, Littlefinger bloodily hoisted on the sharp end of his own machinations, a hastily-undressed Jon and Daenerys rocking the boat… The longest Game Of Thrones episode yet was also among the most breathtaking and incident-packed. At the end of a spectacular yet uneven season, The Dragon and the Wolf was also a stirring return to Westeros' first principles as the Hollywood bombast of recent weeks was replaced by a solid 80 minutes of betrayal, nudity and skulduggery in dimly-lit rooms. Not that it had ever truly been away but it was good to welcome the old, happy-stabby Game of Thrones back with a vengeful gleam in its eyes. More than that, the series seven finale pushed past recent awkward plot points – Wight kidnapping and so forth – and saw the show reconnect with the grim majesty of George RR Martin’s original vision. The silliness with the purloined undead was … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones, season 7, episode 7 review -The Dragon and the Wolf: betrayal, nudity, and game-changing twists
4 The first episode in a new series of Game of Thrones (Sky Atlantic) is, traditionally, a comparatively calm one designed to catch us viewers up with everything that had been going on in this deeply complex, multifaceted series. So with this thrilling second episode, we were back to normal service with a bang. Or, in the case of the last five minutes, many many bangs. Only 11 more episodes remain, and the plot is now zipping along, with this episode giving us a clutch of events that we’ve been awaiting for years. And it was the first contact between Daenerys and Jon Snow (via letter) and between Grey Worm and Missandei (via a very steamy sex scene) that share the title for most exciting. For the latter, we’ve long been wondering when the sexual chemistry between Daenerys’s trusted adviser (Nathalie Emmanuel) and the commander of the Unsullied army of warrior-eunuchs (Jacob Anderson) would finally be “acknowledged” – not to … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones: Stormborn, season 7 episode 2 review
Warning: contains spoilers Have you scraped yourself off the floor yet? Who’d have imagined Jon Snow meeting Daenerys Targayren for the first time would be the third or fourth most interesting thing (at best) in the episode of Game of Thrones in which Jon Snow meets Daenerys Targaryen for the first time? But this was a spring-loaded visit to Westeros that ticked every box and then invented some new boxes and ticked them also. Lady Olenna met her maker – but not before sticking a figurative dagger in Jaime’s ribs with the reveal that it was she who had poisoned horrid Joffrey. Bravo Queen of Thorns – drawing blood to the very last. Clever Tyrion was meanwhile outfoxed by the tag-team of Jaime and Euron, his cunning raid on Casterly Rock playing straight into the chainmail mitts of his enemies. Oh and Ser Jorah is over that nasty bout of Greyscale and so shall resume his life’s mission of mooning around after Daenerys. Welcome back Ser … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones, season 7 episode 3, The Queen’s Justice
GAME Of Thrones fans are settling in for the Long Night as Dragons and White Walkers prepare to do battle in Westeros. Fans will be pained to know that although winter is here in Westeros, season eight is still some time away. Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming series. Tyrion and Daenerys still have a rocky road ahead to take the Iron Throne When will Game of Thrones season 8 start and how many episodes will there be? Unfortunately for fans desperate to find out who takes the Iron Throne, we don't yet know the exact start date for Game of Thrones' final series. However, it has been confirmed the much-anticipated show will not return until 2019. Fans may face an even lengthier wait than first anticipated, as the show's visual effects supervisor, Joe Bauer, revealed that the show has missed the May 31 cut off for the 2019 Emmy Awards. He said: "In two years we'll be eligible for the Season 8 work. "We're going to be toiling away on season 8 until May of 2019, so it's … [Read more...] about When does Game of Thrones season 8 start, how many episodes will there be and how long are they?