Did Game Of Thrones Finally Go Too Far?

You might have thought the question of Game of Thrones going too far would have been moot a long time ago. This is the show that gave us "sexposition" and Joffrey brutalizing sex workers, after all. But a lot of people seem to feel as though one moment in last night's episode was, finally, too much. Spoilers ahead... » 4/21/14 8:52pm Monday 8:52pm

A Quick And Dirty Refresher Course On Game Of Thrones' First 3 Years

It's been nearly a year since Game of Thrones was on our screens, and that's a long time to keep the complexities of Westerosi politics straight in your head. And there's less than two weeks left before the show returns. Don't have time to marathon the first 30 episodes before April 6? We've got a quick refresher for… » 3/25/14 4:43pm 3/25/14 4:43pm

George R.R. Martin Says Game of Thrones Film Being "Actively Discussed"

As we count the days until Game of Thrones returns to our screens, we're also obsessing about another ticking clock: How long until the TV show overtakes George R.R. Martin's books? How can the show end when the story hasn't ended on the page? And now, Martin says they're seriously talking about ending it with a movie. » 3/21/14 8:10am 3/21/14 8:10am

Two Reasons That Explain Why We're All Obsessed with Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones comes back to television in just a few weeks, and already we're feeling the imperative: All Men (And Women) Must Freak Out. But why is Game of Thrones such a huge cultural phenomenon, among all other fantasy series? It comes down to two huge cultural trends, that are rooted in our widespread anxieties… » 3/18/14 4:26pm 3/18/14 4:26pm

George R.R. Martin answers our toughest Song of Ice and Fire questions

When we interviewed A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin at Comic-Con, we decided to drill down and ask some intense questions. Like, is this series only seven books long because some subplots took over the story? Are the Dothraki one-dimensional stereotypes? What does he think of Sliders? Here's what he… » 7/23/13 7:18pm 7/23/13 7:18pm

Is Game of Thrones all about the war between Varys and Littlefinger?

Varys and Littlefinger may seem to be minor players — but the maneuverings of the noble families of Westeros often seem to come back to their ongoing chess game. Also, in last night's Game of Thrones, Varys and Littlefinger articulate two very different philosophies, which help illuminate the divided loyalties you're… » 5/06/13 3:14pm 5/06/13 3:14pm

Facebook is the Perfect Place to Play a Game of Thrones

Today developer Disruptor Beam launches the open beta for Game of Thrones Ascent for Facebook, and I couldn't imagine a more fitting platform. It's got social and political intrigue, it's regularly the staging ground for massive wars, and your family members are just a click away in case you need... military support.… » 2/21/13 1:55pm 2/21/13 1:55pm