10/16/2019 0 Comments
Sophie Turner became subject to Game of Thrones trolling while attending an NFL match after showing her allegiance to the Chicago Bears. The 23-year-old actress, who plays Sansa Stark, turned up for the NFL match on Sunday (6 October) in London which saw the Chicago Bears face the Oakland Raiders. Sophie made her presence known by posting a video on the Chicago Bears social channels, saying: ‘to all the Bears fans, I’m here, I’m repping you, shout-out Chicago Bears.’ Unfortunately for Sophie, the Bears lost out to the Oakland Raiders 24-21, which prompted some casual shade from the winning team’s social channels. Sharing Sophie’s video, the Raiders tweeted: ‘That game had a better finish than Thrones.’
Game of Thrones came to a controversial end in May this year, sparking fan petitions which called for the show’s final episodes to be remade. The cast have since been subject to many questions about the quality of season eight, most noticeably at San Diego Comic Con– which showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss pulled out of two days prior back in July.
Despite the backlash, the show recently picked up two Emmys on the night after a whopping 32 nominations, winning Best Drama Series and Best Supporting Actor for Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister. Focus is now turning towards the planned spin-offs in the pipeline, which include a show set in the Age of Heroes and one revolved around Targaryen history.
10/15/2019 0 Comments
Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall has backtracked on criticism that he levied against the final season of the show – namely that it felt ‘rushed.’ Marshall – who helmed the famous Blackwater episode – had previously admitted he was unhappy about the actions and endings of certain characters featured in the show.
‘Ultimately all the characters ended up where they were meant to be,’ he told The Sun. ‘But I think some of them got there in a bit of a rush. I agree that it was a bit of a rush. It felt like things weren’t set up well enough. ‘Now, however, the filmmaker has backtracked on his comments. Speaking to NME, Marshall said that backlash to the final run of the show was inevitable.
‘I don’t necessarily think the backlash was justified,’ the filmmaker continued. ‘But it was unavoidable. I for one wouldn’t fault [showrunners David Benioff and D.B Weiss]. It was an unbelievable achievement and ten years of their lives that they’ve devoted to it.’ Marshall’s career on the HBO epic was relatively short, he only directed two episodes, but they happen to be two of the best in the history of the show; second series highlight Blackwater and Lord of the Rings-esque The Watchers on the Wall during the fourth season. As we all know by now, Thrones’ last-ever run of episodes was divisive, to say the least.
The eighth instalment of the high-fantasy epic got a massive backlash from fans – from the lower episode count to the choices certain characters made, the general consensus was that the last eight episodes sprinted to the finish line with little care or love given to the show’s central characters or how they ended up in their pre-determined fates in the final. The criticism was so intense, that a petition to re-write and re-shoot season eight managed to accumulate a record-breaking one million signatures, although network HBO have categorically said the show will not be re-shot. One hope left for fans, however, are the source books. Author George RR Martin still hasn’t finished writing his high-fantasy epic, and has already spoken out about the ‘traumatic’ and unfaithful ending of the TV adaption.
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Season 8 episode 6 of “Game of Thrones” has arrived — the final installment in the HBO series, answering the longtime question of who will rule over the Seven Kingdoms. We break down the hints, hidden meanings, and references in this final installment of season 8, including 22 details you might have missed. Beware: Spoilers ahead.
We learn the ultimate fate of the series most important characters like Jon Snow, Daenerys, Tyrion, Sansa, Arya, Bran, and Brienne. The finale might be divisive among fans, but there’s a lot to unpack that led up to this ambitious finale.
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Game of Thrones is roughly based on the storylines of A Song of Ice and Fire, set in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and the continent of Essos. The series chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the realm's noble families for the Iron Throne, while other families fight for independence from it. It opens with additional threats in the icy North and Essos in the east. Dive deep in the big world of Westeros or Essos.With us, you will learn all the history and geography about all houses castles and much more.