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  1. Thanks to 'Game Of Thrones', Fantasy TV shows have proven to be a massive success. Now that the show has seen massive success, we've seen other studios also invest in future fantasy tv shows that will hit their respective distribution platforms. It will be a sad moment when 'Game Of Thrones' ends; it will be the end of a franchise that has been the most successful TV show in history. Even though HBO is working on a prequel series of GOT, it still won't be able to garner as much excitement as the current season. © New Line Cinema Having said that, we do have a bunch of new fantasy TV series that are in the works as we speak. One of them being a Lord Of The Rings (LOTR) TV series that will release on Amazon Prime. It's said to take place in the mid to late second age when the ring of power is first forged. It is the period when we see Sauron rise to power and may end where Peter Jackson movies start off. 'The Lord Of The Rings' by J.R.R Tolkien is often considered to be the father of modern epic fantasy books and it will be exciting to see Sauron's origins on our TV screens. The movie adaptations by Peter Jackson were a huge success and ushered in an era where fantasy movies and TV shows became a part of pop culture. The Amazon LOTR tv series is said to begin shooting in August and way get to see the first season on Amazon Prime in early 2020. © CD Projekt Red The second fantasy TV series we're most excited about is Netflix's 'The Witcher' adaptation. The show will be a drama series based on Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski's 'The Witcher', a collection of eight novels. Henry Cavill will play the iconic character 'Geralt of Rivia' while Freya Allan will play the character of Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, and Anna Shaffer as Triss Marigold. © Netflix The novels have already been adapted into a series of video games by CD Projekt Red and have now garnered a cult-like following for the franchise. Andrzej Sapkowski has obviously created a very rich and memorable world that has dark undertones, drama and action. If the upcoming TV series is anything like the game, expect ***, battles, betrayal, prophecies, romance and magic as the primary theme of the series similar to GOT. 'The Witcher' TV series is expected to release later this year and we couldn't be more excited for this show. It's a great time to be a fantasy fan as our favourite franchises are being brought to life in the form of TV series or movies. Being a fantasy series, we can't expect any of the shows to be completely faithful; however, it's still exciting to see these two amazing worlds brought back to life.
  2. The final season of 'Game of Thrones' premiered yesterday amidst a lot of hullabaloos all over the globe. Known for its incredible cliff-hangers for the season finale(s), the first episode saw 'GoT' fans in the country waking up at 6:30 am to catch the episode before all the spoilers and theories clogged their social media feeds throughout the day. © HBO However, with the cast's worldwide popularity skyrocketing now more than ever, it got us wondering how much salary each of the leading actors is pocketing in the final season of the series. © HBO According to an Evening Standard report, lead actors Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), who were taking home 500,000 US dollars per episode before season 8, have now received a good hike for the final season with an additional boost of 210,000 US dollars. Here is how much the leading 'Game of Thrones' cast is earning per episode in season 8: 1. Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) © HBO Salary - $ 710,000 or Rs. 49,131,867 ( Rs 5 crores approx.) 2. Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) © HBO Salary - $ 710,000 or Rs. 49,131,867 ( Rs 5 crores approx.) 3. Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) © HBO Salary - $ 710,000 or Rs. 49,131,867 ( Rs 5 crores approx.) 4. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) © HBO Salary - $ 710,000 or Rs. 49,131,867 ( Rs 5 crores approx.) 5. Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) © HBO Salary - $ 710,000 or Rs. 49,131,867 ( Rs 5 crores approx.) 6. Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) © HBO Salary - $ 210,000 or Rs. 14, 528,853 ( Rs 1.5 crores approx.) 7. Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) © HBO Salary - $ 210,000 or Rs. 14, 528,853 ( Rs 1.5 crores approx.) 8. Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) © HBO Salary - $ 210,000 or Rs. 14, 528,853 ( Rs 1.5 crores approx.)
  3. We're only half way through April and already sweating like a pig in the scorching heat, but for some people 'winter is here'. A winter that includes lots of dragons, swords, *** and brutal deaths. © HBO Just like most people, I too was waiting for 'Game of Thrones' final season to air. Not because I am a die-hard fan or something, but to laugh at memes and jokes that will probably make no sense to me, and yet are damn funny. Also, because I am done with the barrage of tweets and posts on my timeline, talking about the Starks, Lannisters, Jon Snow, betrayals, reunions, and the White Walkers. © HBO Yesterday, when I walked into my office, everyone was busy discussing the first episode of season 8. My friends stared at me in disgust that how can someone not watch GOT. I could hear the bells ringing and people shouting 'Shame' in the background. But, at least I had a good sleep since I didn't wake up at 6:30 AM to watch the episode. Plus, I can check social media to my heart's content, without worrying about spoilers and send spoilers to people I hate. Sadly, the GOT fandom couldn't infect me at all. How I'll sleep tonight knowing I've never seen an episode of Game of Thrones pic.twitter.com/tQXpXnnwrj — Ryan Schocket (@RyanSchocket) April 15, 2019 Honestly, I have never really understood the hype around the show. I won't lie, at one point I did give in to the cultural pressure of missing out on something more important than 'global issues'. I tried watching an episode (actually I was forced by my colleagues who probably run a GOT fan club), but I just couldn't sit through it. Not even for Priyanka Chopra's 'devrani ji'. © HBO But, what I did understand was that I am not the only one who has never watched 'Game of Thrones'. There are people like me who have never seen the show and probably never will, and neither do they care about who sits on the throne. AND looks like the society HAS accepted people like us. by not watching game of thrones did i miss out on a big cultural moment? probably - but none of you guys listen to enough jazz so whatever — Natalie Weiner (@natalieweiner) April 14, 2019 Ever since HBO confirmed the final season, internet is divided between those who watch it, and those who troll people for not watching it. If you haven't already noticed, tired of the GOT spoilers and hashtags, people started posting 'I don't watch Game of Thrones'. you guys really fucking love game of thrones. which is great. it is great to love things. I honestly thought it was the last episode ever or something, I've never seen humans so collectively excited. i am happy for you I really am. excited to find my game of thrones one day — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 15, 2019 When you see your entire TL is talking about Game of Thrones but you don't watch it..... pic.twitter.com/xiDgUL8ykO — A R I A (@DuchyofSuccess) April 15, 2019 not at Coachella don't watch Game of Thrones can i still use twitter today?? — Shonduras (@Shonduras) April 14, 2019 people who don't watch game of thrones on the tl rn pic.twitter.com/zpAXdKSjN6 — antoine (@asxhaa) April 15, 2019 How I feel when everyone watched Game Of Thrones except me pic.twitter.com/r5dt1EJJmN — ~Quan J~ (@Qjacks13) April 15, 2019 Me retweeting Games Of Thrones spoilers cuz I don't watch it and I'm a terrorist pic.twitter.com/tVe5KSjCQD — Darnish (@ASVP_Dee) April 15, 2019 how do i block these game of thrones posts. i only hate GOT because of the cultures obnoxious obsession. i hate matted fur, winter settings, long beards, and dragons that are not of asian descent — ðð¶ðð¾ðð (@ariespotatohead) April 15, 2019 All 7 of us in the world who don't watch Game of Thrones should get together to not watch Game of Thrones every week while everyone else is watching it — Zach Wallen (@Zach_Wallen) April 6, 2019 Anyone not watching Game of Thrones: we're meeting in Times Square in a half hour to run the opening of "A Chorus Line." — Tim Federle (@TimFederle) April 15, 2019 My twitter feed lately: game of thrones golf half naked people at coachella old town road tiger woods random depressing tweet — gabby (@gabbyrking) April 15, 2019 I dunno why people are so jumpy about spoilers, everyone's Game of Thrones tweets are just completely inscrutable stuff out of context like "BOY HE BOUT TO DO IT" — Zack Budryk (@BudrykZack) April 15, 2019 I've only seen up to Season 2 of #GameofThrones, so I find this really annoying... pic.twitter.com/mEgdWpFZHj — Ryan N (@RNatEWU84) April 15, 2019 I didn't go to Coachella, I don't watch Game of Thrones, but I did file my tax extension, so I guess I exist? — Erica Rhodes (@ericarhodes) April 15, 2019 But, for every tweet from a non GoT person, there were at least 10 fans trolling them. running out of trophies to give to the people who don't watch Game of Thrones! — Audrey Porne (@AudreyPorne) April 14, 2019 People out here talking bout they don't watch Game of Thrones. I got one question... Who asked you? — miserable (@xneeci) April 15, 2019 “I don't watch Game of Thrones” Me: pic.twitter.com/b9gXURWMMU — Game of Thrones Memes (@Thrones_Memes) April 14, 2019 I'm sorry if you don't watch #GameofThrones. Also, I don't care if you don't watch Game of Thrones. You don't have to remind us how you've never watched it. There is no medal that comes with your non-watching. Thank you. — Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) April 9, 2019 The so-called 1% woke people that don't watch #Got .I just wanna say Valar Morghulis . #GameofThrones #GameofThrones #Got #GOT8 pic.twitter.com/2amjnm4pQZ — OIM|Only in Mzansi (@OnlyInMzansi) April 15, 2019 “Ew, I don't watch #GameOfThrones, I have a life. Everyone tweeting about GoT is SO ANNOYING.” You tweet about The Bachelor, sit down Denise. — SleepyRebs (@TheSleepyRebel) April 15, 2019 We (and here I speak on behalf of all those who don't watch the show) don't judge you for watching GOT, so neither should you judge us for not watching it. I mean, someday we might have our own GOT moment and go batshit crazy over a show, but after seven seasons and S8: Episode 1, we can say it's not going to happen with this one.
  4. Kunal Kamra, over the years, has gathered a good amount of fan following, with his edgy political stand-ups and his famous podcast 'Shut up ya Kunal'. The comedian has an authentic style that delivers content in the best satirical way possible, leaving the audience in splits of laughter. Recently, the comedian has gone on a spree of criticising PM Modi and how he shouldn't come back in to power and it's hilarious to say the least. We all eventually become who we hate the most... Art by @maseeh_ur_rahmaan A post shared by Kunal Kamra (@kuna_kamra) on Mar 26, 2019 at 1:05pm PDT Kunal has trolled the PM earlier too with various hilarious posts on his Twitter account. Main fakeer hoon Main chaiwala hoon Main Maa Ganga ka beta hoon Main majdoor hoon Main Swayam Sevak hoon Main chowkidar hoon... Haan par aap Pradhan Mantri bhi ho kabhi uska kaam bhi kar liya karo — Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) 18 March 2019 Yeh chowkidar wala idea dekh ke toh BJP ki marketing se bhi bharosa uth gaya hai... — Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) 19 March 2019 A month ago, Mumbai-based Kamra dropped a video suggesting that industrialists like Mukesh Ambani and Ratan Tata replace political figures like Narendra Modi. While the video got hysterical laughs, there was an important point he made- that people in UP still don't use toilets. The video did really well, getting about 7 million views. © Instagram Recently, a day before the first phase of polling Kamra posted a Tweet, holding a placard which said 'Don't vote for Modi'. He got hate-filled responses out of it, but surely enough the hilarity of it got enough attention, especially when he morphed an image of himself in one of the scenes in 'Game of Thrones', where Bran is supposedly staring at Kamra holding the placard which says 'don't vote for Modi'. Well, winter is certainly coming for the country too, or so Kamra believes and he took his opinion on Modi's campaign beyond the wall this time. Take a look! Don't vote for modi — Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) 11 April 2019 *Haters will say these are Photoshopped* pic.twitter.com/VtAg0i8hH1 — Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) 15 April 2019 Obviously, his Twitter handle was bombarded with both Modi lovers and haters alike. Well, we love you ð Kunal Kamra immensely & promise never to Cast our Vote for MODI! I have already made my choice & have one of my own personal favourite to share with you. Hope, you enjoy watching as much watching as we love ur pics. pic.twitter.com/38w1aT73EI — Chowkidar CHOR Hai - PARI (@paree7861) 15 April 2019 After seeing Kunal's post Sodumb Patra: mujhe kya main toh bhukha hoon. ð pic.twitter.com/dYaTOi4bGw — KARAN THAPAR DESI (@DesiStupides) 15 April 2019 No never it's real and rare.. pic.twitter.com/G5Q4iYyJQW — KARAN THAPAR DESI (@DesiStupides) 15 April 2019 Dekho ye chand pe pauh gya ðððð pic.twitter.com/HBgSCZ4hgQ — Shikho Ahmed. Ø´Ûک٠احÙد (@ShikhoAhmed1) 15 April 2019 already voted for him and also taken my 50 neighbours to vote for Modi ji.ð®ð³ð¸ — Chowkidar Manish Soni ð®ð³ (@mksoni281) 11 April 2019 Most people were seen cheering for his campaign, while some took serious offence to it but the lad doesn't seem to care one bit. "I thought why are we hiding behind words like inclusivity and secularism, why leave anything to people's imagination" he said in an interview with ToI. Well, whether or not people vote for Modi is besides the point. What's absolutely funny and on-point is that Kamra's 'Don't vote for Modi' has finally reached 'Game Of Thrones' as well.
  5. After making people wait for almost two years, the final season of 'Game Of Thrones' is finally here and looks like no one is as excited about the show as us. But, it's the Indian parents who are the happiest today. Why? Because what they or the alarm clocks couldn't do for years, the makers of 'GOT' did it in a single day - make people wake up at 5 AM. © HBO Until last week, people were looking for ways to deal with Monday blues and finding excuses to sleep a few more minutes. But, today things have changed and the only blue people are concerned about are the Night King's eyes. © HBO Turns out Indians are super excited to watch the first episode of season 8, but for free. So, instead of logging into Hotstar premium, they were busy looking for free alternatives. For that most people woke up around 5 AM to try downloading the episode for free from Torrent. © Quartz According to a report in Quartz, between 5 AM and 9 AM, Google Trends showed that 'Torrent file' was a more popular keyword than 'Hotstar' in India. © Quartz In fact, torrent sites like 'DIRECTV' and its misspelling 'direct tv' were among the rising trends. Honestly, the fact that people are looking for free alternatives to watch the episode does not surprise me as much as the fact that they woke up at 5 AM to do it. I mean, people across the country were setting alarm for 5 AM and 6:30 AM, not to catch an early morning flight or study for exams, but to watch the first episode of 'Game Of Thrones' season 8. And not just any day, a Monday. If you think I am exaggerating and the insane craze is a big lie, check out the tweets here where people are posting screenshots of alarms. The alarm is set #ForTheThrone #GameofThrones @GameOfThrones @HotstarPremium pic.twitter.com/GFE4Aegblp — Pavan Advani (@pavankoomar) April 14, 2019 Alarm set!! One last sleep ðð#GameofThronesSeason8 ð¡ð¡ð¡ð¡#GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/5mjddp4auL — Ñα¢Ð½ιи (@Nanu_P09) April 14, 2019 #GOTonHotstarPremium Had a quite crazy alarm schedule!!#GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/YQtfymc5hd — Soumya Mallick (@SoumyaM83344653) April 15, 2019 To all GOT fans parents, alarm does work. See at 6.30 am. P.S. Have not watched GOT yet.#GameofThrones — Anuj Pansari (@anujpansari06) April 14, 2019 I sat my alarm for 6:25 am in the morning just to watch The premiere of #GameofThrones S8 at 6:30 n Here i am Now after 4 hours Of sleep , full awake at 4:25am... Should I sleep now ? ( Proper First world Problem i have ever had ) #GoT — Vivek Sharma (@IMViiku) April 14, 2019 * sets alarm at 6.30 to workout* Doesn't wake up * sets alarm at 6.30 to study* Doesn't wake up * Sets alarm for #GoT * At 5.30: pic.twitter.com/id1c1sfIc2 — Mirra (@tinseltimes) April 15, 2019 She: You could have watch #gameofthrones later also. What was the hurry of disturbing your sleep and waking up at 6.30? Me: pic.twitter.com/8hYgUs7hHE — Amit Kantode (@unsettledmortar) April 15, 2019 Me waking up at 6:30 AM and watching #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/3TGYuSUtmY — Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) April 14, 2019
  6. Cersei Lannister's famous dialogue, “when you enter the game of thrones, you either win or you die” rings a bell now more than ever. As we settled down to sit through the viewing of the premiere episode of the final season of a global phenomenon called the 'Game of Thrones', years worth of journey with the main cast relayed before our eyes. © HBO Death and gore happen to be one of the dominant themes in the series, wherein people have been burnt alive, skinned to death, their heads crushed, stabbed in the eye and what not. While the body count at the beginning of the show rested at 26, it has undergone tremendous dips and rises over the last 8 years of its existence with the body count rising to a whopping 58 in season 6 following the destruction of the Great Sept of Baelor by wildfire. © HBO So talking of death, we couldn't let go of the nagging feeling that death is indeed waiting to rear its ugly head even in the final season of 'GoT', and just like millions of fans across the world, we would not help but wonder which of our favourite character might end up dead in season 8. © HBO While speculations and memes have already started to fill the internet, we decided to do some digging and got our hands on this survey conducted by Morning Consult, who asked die-hard 'GoT' fans to vote for the character who is most likely to die in the final season of 'Game of Thrones' which premiered earlier today. View this post on Instagram April: the month that kills your favorite charactersâ #gameofthrones #avengers #endgame #9gag A post shared by 9GAG: Go Fun The World (@9gag) on Apr 15, 2019 at 12:00am PDT Now, while that is just a speculation, the survey has shown that, fans believe these 5 characters from the series are mostly likely to die by the end of season 8. *Insert Drumroll* 1. Cersei Lannister © HBO 36 percent of fans believe that Cersei, the cunning and extremely ambitious Queen Mother of the realm of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros will bite the dust this season. Known for her haughty, conniving persona, she is above the feelings of empathy, and bears a tongue laced with poison. Her betrayal of Daenerys and Jon was in keeping with her true nature. How many of you want her dead? 2. Night King © HBO Next up, almost 34 percent of fans feel the Night King will be dead by the end of this season. The supreme master and the first of the White Walkers is all set to lay siege to Winterfell, armed with a terrifying army of White Walkers, wights and an undead Dragon. Will he succeed? Or will he die trying? 3. Euron Greyjoy © HBO Currently the King of the Iron Islands, and uncle to Theon and Yara Greyjoy, Euron is cunning, highly intelligent, barbarous and dangerous in a number of ways. Having a reputation as the worst of all the Greyjoys, Euron fights on Cersei's side and 32 percent fans want him to be the one saying goodbye this season. 4. Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane © HBO With 31 percent fans voting for Sandor in the survey, this original House Lannister ally might just be the one. While fans are also anticipating that the final season will see him kill off his brother Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane, we will have to wait and see how that unravels. Having shifted his allegiance over the years, we're still not too sure about believing him even now. 5. Theon Greyjoy © HBO Having grown up with the Stark children like a brother, he is also the prince of the Iron Islands. Theon has been on a quest to save his sister, Yara from the clutches of Euron Greyjoy, their uncle. 30 percent believe that Theon might be the one to warm the grave before the curtains fall this season. That is not all, fans have also voted for 20 other characters from the show, who might end up dead instead of the top 5 listed above. Take a look at the stats here: © HBO Who do you think will be dead this season?
  7. Finally, the wait for 'Game of Thrones' season 8 premiere is over and most of us have already witnessed what goes on ahead in the series. If you haven't seen the episode yet (and I wonder why), then let me warn you this article contains heavy spoilers and you may want to consider reading it. The first episode of season 8 has everything elemental. From Jon Snow's return home, with the queen by his side, to infamous dragon rides across Winterfell, everything was placed in a manner that was in accordance from one revelation to another. The revelations made may have been small in gravity for now, but they were very impactful to further build the story and the characters. © HBO The most obvious element of episode 1 were the string of dysfunctional family reunions that took place, once Jon entered Winterfell with his troop. Some were very overwhelming (like imagine seeing your brother after seven years), while some were just oddly strange. Here's a list of the most looked-forward to reunions in season 8, episode 1 of 'Game of Thrones'. (1) Jon Snow & Arya Stark © HBO This was one of the most overwhelming parts of the episode, at least for me. When Jon was standing in front of the Weirwood tree, Arya sneaked up from behind and gave him a hug. It hits you the most when you realise the last time the two saw each other. It was before Jon left for the wall and handed Arya her sword, Needle. This time around when he noticed Needle on her, he asked her if she's ever used it and she said 'once or twice'. Well, it's only time till Jon finds out how many times Arya has actually used Needle. (2) Jon Snow & Bran Stark © HBO Jon and Bran last met before Jon left for the wall and at the time Bran was on bed rest, recovering from his fatal fall. Jon wasn't allowed to spend sufficient time with him before leaving as his mother, Catelyn Stark didn't allow Jon the time. So you can only imagine the emotion that went into this reunion! When Jon saw Bran, he went straight for his forehead to kiss it but realised the reunion was stunted considering Bran is now the Three-Eyed-Raven. Even so, we could see Bran was happy to see Jon and also shared his fair warning about the White-Walkers marching to Winterfell. (3) Arya Stark & Gendry © HBO The last time the two were seen together in season 3 were when they joined the 'Brotherhood', before Gendry was taken by Melisandre to Stannis Baratheon. But this reunion was playful and flirtatious and both seemed rather content and happy to find each other alive. Arya also asked Gendry to make a weapon for her and I think it's the most romantic thing an assassin can ask her crush to make, especially if he happens to be a blacksmith. We're not sure yet what the weapon entails but we do know it has two pointy-ends, according to the design Arya handed over to Gendry. According to GoT's weapon master, Tommy Dunne, there's one creation in season 8, which is an absolute showstopper and I wonder if it's the weapon Gendry makes for Arya. (4) Arya Stark & Sandor Clegane aka The Hound © HBO Arya and The Hound have had a rather love-hate relationship but by the looks of it, The Hound is glad to see Arya alive and that's what he tells her too- "You're a cold hard bitch, aren't you? Guess, that's why you're still alive". The last time the two were seen together was in season 4, when a duel between The Hound and Brienne of Tarth left the Hound completely wounded. Arya escaped his companionship soon after, leaving him to die. (5) Jon Snow & Samwell Tarly © HBO With great difficulties, after escaping the Citadel, Samwell, Gilly and Little Sam come to Winterfell to fight for Snow. Sam learns about the death of his father and his brother by the hands of the queen and disappointed and dejected, he runs in to Jon, who he last saw at the Night's Watch. Their reunion is the most pivotal part of the show, as Sam reveals Jon's true identity, that he's not Ned Stark's son and neither is he a bastard. He is in fact Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen's legitimate child and the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. This scene surely gave us goosebumps! (6) Sansa Stark & Tyrion Lannister © HBO This is one of the most rewarding reunions in the episode as it was bound to happen and Tyrion had to see how Sansa has actually evolved. And he does notice that and states "I underestimated you". The two were last seen in season 4, at the memorable wedding of Joffrey with Margaery Tyrell, after which Sansa fled with Littelfinger. Their conversation is short-lived in this episode but quite impactful. It tells us Sansa has truly evolved and that she knows Cersei better than anyone else. Even her own brother. That's because while Tyrion is convinced Cersei is on their side and that the Lannister army will march to Winterfell, Sansa is well aware of her schemes and knows for certain Cersei won't do such a thing as she has her own motives and she tells Tyrion the same. (7) Yara Greyjoy & Theon Grejoy © HBO Their reunion wasn't an elaborate deal but it was surely something to look forward to. When Theon arrives to rescue Yara from Euron Greyjoy's clutches, she's relieved to see him alive but also gives him a mighty head-butt (because he abandoned her in the past), before giving him her hand to stand up again. The two flee and head towards the Iron Islands, a definite place where she can stand guard for the folks in the North, as the White-Walkers supposedly can never reach the Iron Islands. She figures Theon wants to go back to Winterfell and assist Snow in the war and she tells him to do just that. (8) Jaime Lannister & Bran Stark © HBO Leaving the best for the last, this one reunion was the most superimposing and anticipated one. The two obviously met in season one, where Bran, a little boy climbed one of the towers of Winterfell to find Jaime & Cersei in a, well, a compromising position. Fear of their relationship being revealed to the rest of the family, Jaime pushed Bran down the tower, making him loose both his legs. I am not sure what the two will even talk about, or if they ever will, but I have a feeling Bran will tell Jaime he isn't that little boy anymore and that he's the Three-Eyed-Raven and that it probably doesn't matter, hopefully forgiving Jaime?! Well, Jaime's character has been the most evolving one out of the lot, so maybe he should be forgiven. So, there you go! 8 most endearing, overwhelming yet strange reunions in the first episode of the final season. We're awaiting some more reunions by the second episode, namely Jon and the Night King. But we're not going to go more in to that. For now, let's just take a week or less to digest this episode first!
  8. With a brand new season of 'Game Of Thrones', comes a brand new opening sequence that holds a few clues about forthcoming events. The new season comes after almost two years and this time around, the opening sequence has been overhauled completely. The opening sequence does focus on key locations like previous sequences, but there were plenty of additions to the opening sequence in the premiere episode of the final season. If you haven't seen the first episode of the final season, this is your only warning about spoilers that we will talk about below. © HBO It's probably the most detailed opening sequence we've ever seen and the creators may have embedded a few clues that might unfold in future episodes. Here are some of the new spots we noticed and what they might mean: The Wall Is Broken © HBO We all know that Viserion broke The Wall last season under the Night King's control and the broken wall comes right in the beginning of the opening sequence. However, we all knew that moment from the previous season and the clue seems to be somewhere else. © HBO As soon as the animation of the wall falling is completed, we see the Last Hearth overtaken by ice extremely quickly. This may just be a clue to show how swiftly the Last Hearth will fall to the Night King in the next episode. The Winterfell Crypts © HBO This is the first time an opening sequence of GOT shows the interiors of Winterfell. In fact, it's also the first time we get to see the crypts below Winterfell for the first time. There have been leaks in the past two years that suggest the crypts have a major role to play during the Long Night. In the season premiere of the final season, the crypts are also the location where Samwell Tarly tells Jon about his true identity. The crypts are also where the Starks keep their dead and it may play a larger role when the Night King finally arrives at Winterfell. It is quite possible that the Night King may resurrect the dead Starks if things aren't going his way. It's just a theory but it is a very plausible one. These tunnels are going to be important this season and we can't wait to find out why. The Weirwood Tree © HBO The opening sequence then moves to the Weirwood Tree once it is done showing Winterfell in all its glory. The signature tree with red leaves is where many major moments of GOT took place. Jon reunited with Sansa and Bran spends most of his time there to have visions. The tree is also said to have the power to destroy wights which may be the reason for its importance in the opening sequence. We don't know yet how the magic of the Weirwood Tree works but it may just come handy in the upcoming battle. King's Landing © HBO When the opening sequence pans to an animated version of King's Landing, there are three dragon heads shown right before we get a glimpse of the Iron Throne. This may be a hint towards one of the two Targaryens possibly ruling over the capital of Westeros. The baffling bit is that the intro shows three dragons, and we already know that Viserion is under Night King's control. Is the third dragon's head just symbolic or has it been added purposely for a reason? © HBO We also get to see inside King's Landing in the opening sequence with a special focus on the Iron Throne. There is a sigil of a lion right above the throne denoting the current house Lannister's rule. This sigil may change in future episodes once Cersei loses power and is overthrown by one of her enemies. We can only know for sure when the final seasons ends in five weeks.
  9. The wait has finally ended. Winter came at 6:30 am IST on Hotstar, with the 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 premiere airing after more than 500 days since last season concluded. Almost all living characters got screen time as multiples storylines seem to be coming together for one last time.' Please don't read any further if you haven't watched the episode yet, as this post contains heavy spoilers. As usual, there was death, there was *** and there certainly were dragons. Whitewalkers remained out of sight but did send some strong messages. The internet, no wonder, was abuzz with multiple theories, predictions and memes. But one particular Reddit user called DukeOfTheVines drew parallels between the pilot of the first season and the latest Season 8 instalment. Here it goes: “The opening shot of the King/Queen arriving with the same music” According to the redditor, the same track plays in the background of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen's arrival in Winterfell as to the one at the time of Robert Baratheon's entrance in Season 1 Episode 1. © HBO The tunes do bear resemblance, and why not? The Iranian-German composer Ramin Djawadi, who had composed 'The King's Arrival' in the show's debut season, has returned to lend tunes to the final one as well. “Arya being a kid watching the King coming vs her letting a kid get a good view of the Queen coming” Arya Stark is shown rejoicing at her brother (not by blood anymore) Jon Snow's return. The duo was thick as thieves while growing up and has reunited after their lives have come full circle. In fact the 'girl with no name' still carries the sword (Needle) that Jon gave her as a kid. © HBO “Both episodes ending with Bran and Jamie, except this time Jamie looks scared” This has to be my favourite scene from the season. A cloaked Jamie Lannister arrives on a horse to Winterfell only to find Bran Stark, now the greenseer and also the boy who Jamie pushed out from a tower, waiting for him. You can actually feel the fear in Jamie's eyes at the sight. © HBO “Both episodes have amputated limbs from the white walkers spread out in a gory way to send a message” The heir of Hosue Umber, Ned was found decapitated with limbs all around him in this episode. Remember the first ever GoT episode where the White Walkers make their first "artwork" and create a symbol in the snow using the dismembered body parts of the slaughtered wildlings? “In the pilot, Cersi and Catelyn Stark talk about their kids possibly getting married while looking at them from a distance, while in this episode Varys, Tyrion, and Davos talk about Dany and Jon getting married while looking at them from a distance” While the idea of Jon and Dany's potential romance is exciting (and really not taboo considering the incestuous history of House Lannister), the foreboding metaphor in the episode is 'nothing lasts forever.' Let's see how this one goes, especially after Sam's conversation with Jon (or Aegon?). “The kid from the beginning was climbing on trees to get a good view, similar to Bran climbing the castle to get a good view. He also looked similar to Bran in the Pilot” Will the kid also end up losing limbs? “In the Pilot, all the shots of Winterfell showed the grass but now it's all snow” Winter has come? Other interesting observations made by Redditors: /u/Itsgreenarrow: Also S1E1 Ned's farewell to Jon he says “the next time we see each other, We will talk about your mother. I promise.” Then S8E1 while Jon is staring at Ned's tomb Sam tell him about his parents /u/friggindiggin: First episode Jon is distraught over his identity crisis as a bastard. This episode Jon is distraught over his identity crisis as a king. /u/enfinnity: The brothel scene with Bron is similar to Tyrion's first scene /u/JaqueStrap69: Also Jon asking Sansa "Where's Arya?" When he arrived, just like Ned asking "Where's Arya?" /u/ChavaF1: The current ruler of Winterfell saying “Winterfell is yours” to the arriving monarch /u/sarahj2010: Also loved the line from Robert Baratheon in the pilot to Ned 'I have a son, you have a daughter, we shall join our houses'. It's gotta be Arya and Gendry. /u/SaiyanAintSo: Also Sansa being more than wary of Dany, much like Catelyn was of Cersei. She really seemed like her mother in that meet and greet. © HBO /u/Dualstack: Also Robert asking Ned to be his hand in the crypts kind of similar to Sam telling Jon he is king in the crypts /u/Skeetronic: Don't forget Cersei putting out to someone she's not 'loyal' to But isn't that the norm for Cersei? What were your big observations from the premiere5? Let us know in the comments.
  10. Before you start reading about one of the most important symbols in 'Game of Thrones', this is your last chance to turn away as there will be spoilers ahead. If you've already seen the previous seasons of 'Game Of Thrones' and the premiere of the final season, carry on reading. We don't know much about the White Walkers, their origin and the Night King's intentions; however, we've seen the dead army's stamp time and time again. It's called the “Death Swirl” and we got to see it again in the first episode of Season 8. It is probably the scariest swirl we've seen yet as it consists of limbs and Ned Umber bang in the centre. The swirl gets discovered by Edd, Beric and Tormund and we get to know more what it may mean. Beric tells us that it may just be a message from the Night King. But before Beric could tell us more about the swirl, Ned Umber comes back to life and interrupts Beric's explanation. We all know that the Night King was created by the Children of the Forest thanks to the Three-Eyed Raven's visions of the past. The swirl was created by the Children of The Forest as confirmed by David Benioff in an interview. © HBO "There are certain symbols and patterns that recur throughout the show. The first time we saw that was in one of the very first scenes in the pilot when Will the ranger sees the Wildling body parts in an odd pattern displayed by the White Walkers. We see it again north of the Wall with the dead horses displayed in a spiral pattern, and then you see it again here and learn where these patterns come from, that they're ancient symbols of the Children of the Forest used in their rituals, and the Children of the Forest created the White Walkers,” said Benioff. From what we can gather, the pattern is symbolic to The Children of the Forest and the message the Night King is trying to send is that he remembers, he knows his purpose and he won't stop until he achieves it. The Night King's intentions and purposes are still shrouded in mystery so we will know for sure when it's revealed. This is not the first time we've seen the swirl as the symbol has made an appearance in various scenes before. We see the symbol for the very first time in the very first episode of Season 1. It was made up of wildling bodies and limbs that were arranged in the pattern of the Death Swirl. © HBO The next time we see the swirl is in the third episode of season three when Jon revisits “Fist of the First Men”. His fellow Night's Watchmen were murdered by the white walkers and their horses were mutilated to form the pattern of the symbol. The horse's heads were arranged in a spiral giving us a confirmation that this symbol plays some form of significance in the Night King's story arc. The last time we saw the Death Swirl before Season 8's premiere was in Dragonstone and was discovered by Jon Snow. It was discovered when Jon was mining for Dragonglass under the forgotten outpost. This discovery is probably the most crucial hint towards the symbol's significance as murals on the walls of the cave depict the Children of The Forest working together with the First Men at the first battle of the Long Night. They were the first to defeat the White Walkers and the death swirl is carved in the cave paintings with much significance. The prominence of the swirl painting on the walls is a major hint that it played a vital role even during the first Long Night. The death swirl according to some theories has to do with some form of magic and maybe some kind of a reminder about how the White Walkers were created. Other theories suggest that the symbol has something to with the weather. The further south these symbols are created, the further winter would envelop these lands. Other theories suggest that it may hold the secret of defeating the Night King. © HBO The Night King was created by the Children of The Forest by piercing a man's chest with Dragonglass. Dragonglass is one of the materials that can also destroy white walkers. If this swirl played a role in the creation of the Night King, just like Dragonglass, it may just also hold the secrets of defeating the Night King. We can't entirely be sure what the Death Swirl means until it is finally revealed in the final season but we can be certain that it plays a crucial role. It may be related to the Night King's ultimate fate or it may just be bigger than that altogether. Remember, George RR Martin has already said in past interviews that the ending to the series will be bittersweet. It's best we forget the traditional “Good Vs. Evil” concept and start preparing for some major shock in the final season of 'Game of Thrones'.
  11. After making us wait for almost two years, the final season of 'Game Of Thrones', one of the greatest shows ever made, is going to drop in a few hours. Finally that time is here when people will exit all their Whatsapp groups, delete their social media apps and stop answering phone calls, JUST to avoid getting any spoilers. This is the time when your real fandom will be tested. HBO While everyone is busy asking, "Who will sit on the throne?" if there was one for the greatest fan, we know who would sit on it. This guy who recreated the dragon egg from scratch and made it look better than the one used in the show. YouTube This might be a 5-minute long video, but the hard work that went behind making this is over 40 hours. This dragon egg was made by Rextorn Metalwork, a design shop in Poland. YouTube This guy, whom I will now call the biggest fan of GOT, used various techniques like repousse and metal spinning, to turn a copper sheet into a gorgeous and flawless dragon egg. There is honestly no dearth of talent in the world and almost every other day, someone somewhere is proving it right.
  12. The final season of 'Game Of Thrones' is coming sooner than we thought after a very tedious and a long wait. While we sure will miss the action and the nail-biting anticipation we have been experiencing through the years, let's look back at the biggest betrayals we witnessed during the course of these seven seasons, which basically just left us shook: 1. The Red Wedding- Horrific, aesthetically very disturbing and the fact that it was a wedding that turned gory left us gasping for breath. 2. Eddard Stark- Ironically enough, the season began with the Stark patriarch beheading someone and later getting the same fate for himself. It was heartbreaking to see the helpless father being beheaded by the family he thought was his ally. 3. Baelish & Sansa- While Karma came calling for Baelish correctly by the hands of Sansa herself, it was pretty sad when he promises to shield the lost girl and take her home safely but has his own ulterior motives behind the help. 4. Jon Snow And Night Watch- When Olly pushed Jon to his fate, the viewers felt the blow to their heart as well. The finale of season 5 broke hearts of all GOT lovers. 5. Stannis & Shireen – This betrayal was a low blow, even by GOT standards, as it was darker than we could actually think. Stannis agrees to oblige Mellisandre's wish for a sacrifice and his selfishness for his rule overcomes his love for his own daughter. Very hard to witness this one. 6. Theon & The Starks – When Balon is successful in pitting Theon against Robb, there is no looking back for this traitor. His insecurity takes over the better side of him and you kind of want to just punch him in the face at times. 7. Shae & Tyrion Lannister- The man who claims to know things and just drink, never saw the betrayal coming from the one woman he loved the most in the world. Shae's ending was kind of fitting, wasn't it? 8. Cersei & The High Sparrow- The High Sparrow lures her into trusting her, but the relationship leads to her own arrest. However, you never mess with this queen. The fate which followed her enemies at High Septon was a visual treat for a Cersei but a complete shocker for us.
  13. After waiting for close to two years, the finale of the most-watched show on the face of the Earth, 'Game Of Thrones', is finally dawning upon us in less than 48 hours. Who gets the throne? What happens to the Night King? Does Arya finally find any happiness? Will Khaleesi's dragons survive the battle? These are just a few of the numerous questions we need answers to. It's quite possible that all your GOT nerd friends started way in advance and have probably caught up and brushed up their GOT knowledge, while others are now trying to connect the dots and read online summaries. However, fret not because we have the recaps for all the seasons ready for you right here, so just spare some time and go through them: 1. Season 1- This was all about the Stark family, the patriarch's murder, little Sansa growing up and Khaleesi marrying Khal Drogo amongst other things. 2. Season 2- Tyrion becomes the hand of the King, Theon reunites with Yara, Khaleesi ventures into the house of the undying and we spot the army of White Walkers. 3. Season 3- Joffery falls for the beautiful Margaery, Tywin Lannister tries his hand at match-fixing Tyrion and Cersei for his own good, and we finally see the dark side of Mellisandre, and the horror of the Red Wedding dawns upon us. 4. Season 4- This rollercoaster season is mostly about Ramsay torturing Theon like there's no tomorrow, Tyrion is betrayed by Shae, and Joffrey dies at his own wedding. 5. Season 5- King Tommen marries Margery, Baelish starts travelling with Sansa towards Winterfell, the High Sparrow wreaks havoc, and poor Shireen is burned alive followed by the shocker of Jon Snow getting stabbed to death as well 6. Season 6- Jon is back, King Tommen takes his own life, Bran Stark is being enlightened by his own new found wisdom, we lose the poor Hodor as well. 7. Season 7- Khaleesi loses her dragon to the Night King, The Wall has been smashed, Jon Snow and Khaleesi have apparently fallen in love and Cersei is pregnant with Jaime, who is now leaving her side. The season ended on a gritting note and obviously, the battle for the throne begins now! So, there you go. You're all brushed up and prepared for the ultimate showdown. Let the finale begin!
  14. While we're going to witness the end of an era soon, we're actually waiting with bated breath for the Game Of Thrones finale to hit our screens on the 14th of April 2019. It's true we've formed our true and personal association with every character and sometimes in our head, we think "what would Jon Snow do if he was in my place?" Well, maybe it's not that intense but it's true the characters have grown on us in some way or the other. © HBO While we take away the betrayals, the plot line, the relationships, the wars and what not, let's also soak in some girl power from the show. What I mean is, some fantastic women actors have played very relatable and beautiful roles in the series and if we don't mention them, then there's really no point in watching GoT at all. They're brave, independent, storytellers, who have their own reasons to pull off each and every action, through the dilemma they face. Does it ever make you wonder though, what if they were someone you'd want to date? © HBO The character sketches of the women in GoT all have powerful elements hidden away and I bet sometimes, apart from the physicality, you wish you had someone who could maybe cast spells or be an absolute kink in bed, or always aim big in life! So, here are 7 women from GoT every man wants to find in the real world because they're absolutely fascinating: (1) Daenerys Targaryen aka Khaleesi © HBO "When my dragons are grown, we will take back what was stolen from me and destroy those who wronged me" Dany, as she's popularly called by her family is an actually a storm born, whose stubborn nature gets her what she wills, most times. She's ruthless with her goals but gentle in her approach and shows empathy at the right places. She's the kinda queen who'd rule your heart while ruling the world, and you'd never tire from the adventures she takes you on. Besides, she'd have great control over dragons and she can save you in case your house catches fire. (2) Cersei Lannister © HBO "Tears aren't a woman's only weapon. The best one is between her legs" She's conniving and sharp and no one can challenge her scheme of things or even her brain for that matter. She's sharp and sometimes that gets the better of her, but if you do end up with someone like Cersei, know for sure she's born to be a mother and will protect your kids from any sort of evil that looms around them. Just don't egg her on to give you tears of Lys and end your life. Other than that, she'll definitely find a way to make anything you wish for, possible, as she's one of the strongest women in GoT. We all love strong women, don't we? (3) Melisandre © HBO "The night is dark and full of terrors, old man, but the fire burns them all away." The 'Red Priestess' is quite fascinating to be with. She has this deep seeded darkness that you have to dissect for your own good and trust me, once you do, she'll always resurrect you from the dead! The woman can cast spells, bring back someone from the dead and perform some highly kinky and dark magic voodoo in bed! Apart from that, she does have a brighter side to her once she realises the mistakes she has made and she'll go through any length to try and rectify those mistakes. So, if you do happen to meet someone dark and enchanting, keep her happy is all. (4) Yara Greyjoy © HBO "Anything with a c**k is easy to fool" Tough, righteous and an iron-willed woman, Yara isn't easily fooled and she'll probably need a man who can match up to her innate strength as a leader. Although she prefers the same ***, she's not at all averse to men who recognise women for who they really are. So, if you're looking for a strong independent woman who actually has a mind of her own and can single headedly direct the iron fleet, she's your woman! (5) Ellaria Sand © HBO "It's always changing, who we're supposed to love and who we're not. The only thing that stays the same is that we want who we want". This woman is full of raw passion and does what her heart desires. She loves passionately and will go to any lengths to protect her lover. Clever and tranquil, Ellaria is your favourite fantasy girl, you've always wished you had but couldn't find. She's not opposed to threesomes, open relationships or even orgies for that matter and she will never let go of you, once she's absolutely yours. Ugh, the world isn't full of Ellaria's anymore! (6) Missandei © HBO "All men fear death" Missandei is the prudish beauty you can easily get mesmerised by. You'll fall in love with her instantly because she's beautiful and she's very loyal. If a woman is loyal and wise, there is really nothing else you need now, do you? Hard working, dedicated and a loyalist, this woman will surely understand all your needs and wants and love you for whoever you are (like she loved the unsullied!) So, here are the 6 most eligible women in 'Game of Thrones who'd best suit your preference'. If you go about looking for these characteristics in women in your city, you may just find a mix and match of everything, as everyone has one unique character you can absolutely relate to. So, what're you waiting for? Go get her!
  15. Artificial Intelligence, as we all know, is slowly changing all of our lives as we know it. They're slowly taking over our jobs, have started driving our cars, and who knows what else. And guess what? A group of researchers just decided to let an AI program decide who will survive to rule the seven kingdoms in the 'Game Of Thrones' finale. The AI program in question here is the same one which predicted Jon Snow would live and Tommen Baratheon would die. And now, as we all are preparing for the final season to premiere in a couple of days, the AI is back at it again. © HBO This particular AI program, in case you are wondering, was created by the students of the Technical University of Munich. The algorithm has analyzed the data of over 2,000 characters with the help of information obtained from 'Game of Thrones' Wiki and The Wiki of Fire and Ice. A particular character's house, gender, marriage history, and things like character significance are among the deciding factors. “When you play the game of thrones you win… OR YOU DIE”. So, whoever manages to survive until the end gets to sit on the iron throne. According to the AI, Daenerys Targaryen has the highest chance of surviving till the end and sit on the iron throne. Tyrion Lannister is next in line with a promising 97-per cent survival rate. Varys, Samwell Tarly and Jaimie Lannister are some other characters who are most likely to survive. The great war was here. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/hWSeyHVIPe — Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) April 2, 2019 Now, coming to the characters which the AI thinks will die, Bronn is high up on the list with 93-per cent likelihood of dying. Bronn is followed by Gregor Clegane (The Mountain), Sansa Stark, Bran Stark and Sandor Clegane (The Hound). Anyway, we all have our own predictions, and we'll get all the answers when the games will begin again, for the last time, this Sunday.
  16. The creators of 'Game Of Thrones' have come up with a pre-release treat for fans. With Season 8 right here, most people are anxious to find out who will sit on the Iron Throne and who is going to be slaughtered. With an unending supply of elaborate theories on the internet, it's hard to scour for the truth. But if you too, like us, can't wait to figure out how this season is going to pan out, then read ahead. Courtesy of creators of GOT, the pair David Benioff and D.B. Weiss helped create a new Spotify playlist, 'Game of Thrones: The End Is Coming', to accompany their show's final season—and even included hints as to how the beloved series will conclude. © Instagram “The answer to the ending is one hundred per cent hidden in the playlist choices,” Benioff and Weiss told a publication in an email. “No one will believe us, but it's true.” © Spotify Obviously, the intention was much more than to have their fans guessing who is going to die next. It was also about sharing their love for rock, metal, and several other music genres. The tracks that Benioff and Weiss added in the new playlist include: “Her Black Wings” by Danzig, “Sleep Now in the Fire” by Rage Against The Machine, and “Girl from the North Country” by Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan. This new playlist was made to get 'Game of Thrones' fans hyped in the last few days before the final season's premiere on April 14.
  17. People didn't wait for their exam results as desperately as they are waiting for the final season of 'Game Of Thrones' to drop. And with each passing day, the wait is only getting harder. © HBO While season 8 is still a few days away, the GOT fever arrived early for Mumbaikars all thanks to the Aarambha Dhol Tasha Pathak. On Saturday, people in Maharashtra and most parts of the country were submerged in the celebrations of Gudi Padwa. So was the Aarambha Dhol Tasha Pathak but in their own way. How? By making everyone groove to the beats of dhol-tasha with 'Game Of Thrones' music in the background. © YouTube Who could have thought of playing dhol to the intro track of GoT, on Gudi Padwa? Well, this group did and their performance gave goosebumps to everyone, including the people who watched it on the internet later. © YouTube The band is famous for their energetic performances during Ganesh Utsav, Makarsankranti, Navratri and more. And this time, they chose to surprise everyone with their GoT performance and we're glad they did. The video's description reads, "Aarambha dhol tasha pathak performing on (Game of Thrones) in Dombivli Gudhipadwa shobhayatra with fusion of traditional instruments #Bulbul (Benjo) and Dhol Tasha." Desi fans are so impressed with this cover that some even joked that they want Daenerys to do Lavni while fighting the White Walkers.
  18. 'Game of Thrones' is hands down one of the most popular TV series of recent times, and one simply cannot ignore the ardent fan following the show enjoys. From mind-boggling fan theories to crazy fans going out of their way to prove their loyalty, 'Game of Thrones' can boast of it all. © InstruMen However, much like it is the case with most fandoms, GOT fans have also proven their allegiance to the show time and again. Now with the eighth and final season fast approaching its premiere date on 15th April, the webscape is buzzing with excitement like never before. Amidst all this hubbub we stumbled upon IntruMen's capella version of the 'Game of Thrones' theme song, and boy does it sound more than nice! A group of six young men have gotten together and put instruments to rest while calling themselves 'InstruMen' and creating music that's more than pleasing to the ears. Comprising Arish Bhiwandiwala, Nathan Miles, Shaurya Singh, Aseem Trivedi, Akshar Oza and Dean Sequeira, InstruMen takes inspiration from myriad styles and genres such as Jazz, Hip-Hop to Classical, Reggae, RnB and even Indian Classical and Sufi. However, the inspiration to cover the GOT theme song dawned upon them while “we were at a practice session, in one of our breaks we were discussing what might happen in the finale season, and then it struck us that we absolutely have to cover the theme song of the show,” Dean Sequeira told MensXP. © InstruMen Without a doubt the guys are ardent GOT fans. Dean tells us, “All of us love GOT and we often have debates among ourselves as to who is the best character on the show. And well, needless to say, sometimes we forget that we're in the studio to practice and not to discuss GOT.” Even with their acapella rendition of the theme song, it's a mix of everything you expect, yet it's more. There is a freshness and upbeatness about it that is almost catchy. But alas, there is no way we can recreate what they have done! © InstruMen The response they have received so far on this video has been amazing, and Dean tells us that, “the amount of love and appreciation we have received since the video has dropped is incredible. We were absolutely stoked looking at the messages we were getting on our Instagram page and on our personal accounts.” We wish them the very best for their future projects and look forward to their creations.
  19. While you may assume 'Game of Thrones' is only about death and war, you're definitely forgetting the most basic nuance that binds the show together- love. Subtle and fierce underlines of transparent and opaque love have been ruling the premise of the series since season 1 and many of us, if not connected or related to it have definitely been drawn towards the enigmatic relationships the characters have shared amongst them. (HBO) For instance GoT has gone crucially transparent in displaying Ygritte's love for Jon with her popular dialogue "I am yours and you are mine. If we die, we die but first let's live", telling us that love still strives within uncertainties and the harshest of situations. In the same breath, the subtle dynamic between Grey Worm and Missandei has an involuntary opposed view, as none of them really come forward with what they feel for the other, even though they do indulge in intimacy. (c)HBO 'Game of Thrones', besides war and triumph, has given us immense lessons in love, which some of us may have overlooked in time. But if you really think about it, these lessons are lifelong and altering enough to pay some amount of heed towards them. Here are 5 crucial yet controversial things about love Game of Thrones taught us. (1) You Can't Help Who You Fall In Love With That's the beastly truth about life and it's all over the GoT narrative too. For instance, Cersei and Jaime's intense love affair is an indignant proposition for others who know of it, because the two are siblings. But Jaime's heart bleeds for Cersie, even though he knows her actions aren't just. In the same lieu, Tyrion's love for the brothel worker Shae, who betrayed him even though he wanted to protect her. (c)HBO We really can't help who we fall in love with because love is the most definite and uncontrollable emotion we have amidst us. We can reap from the consequences or we can regret everything we've felt but controlling it is not in our hands and that is something GoT stresses on time and again, with multiple equations indulging in daring love. (c)HBO (2) Unrequited Love Is Painful Yes, we all know one-sided or unrequited love is very painful. It's worse when it doesn't just go away and becomes a lifelong baggage to deal with. Most of us have been there but maybe because we're so blinded with the theory of love, we seldom forget what it does to us. GoT has officially made us realise the repercussions of unrequited love and they aren't very pleasant. (c)HBO Don't get me wrong, most of it is beautiful. To be in love with just one person and feel so strongly for someone is beautiful at its own cost. Like how Jorah Mormont was in love with his Khaleesi for eternity. But sometimes obsessive and tainted love breeds toxicity, just like how Littlefinger's love did for Catelyn Stark. He may have loved her all his life but because he couldn't have her he ruined families and destroyed lives, as subtly as he could. But unrequited love is a powerful thing and GoT certainly teaches us that. (c)HBO (3) True Love Does Exist If you've turned cynical about love from one bad relationship, then you weren't really in love. Because true love, even if it doesn't work out, remains as the most special endeavour you've been through because it's a journey no one else can experience for you. So, if you're heartbroken and have turned against love, maybe true love is yet to hit you. That's the relationship that Ned Stark shared with his wife Catelyn Stark tells us, to a great extent. They loved each other immensely, respected each other's wishes and desires and honoured each other tremendously. If that isn't true love, we're not sure what is. (c)HBO (4) You Don't Fall In Love Just Once While love is a unique feeling, it doesn't occur just once. If you've been in love with one person and are spending your life with them, then that's a different thing altogether. But if you've been in love before and have drastically come out of it, there are chances of falling back in to it, with someone else and there isn't a hard and fast rule about it. (c)HBO (c)HBO It's true when we think of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. Both were in love with different people and both lost them in some form of battle, and yet, they came together and fell in love with each other, years later. So, if you're going through a heartbreak and think you'll never fall in love again, think again! (c)HBO (5) *** Doesn't Govern Love While *** is important in a relationship or in true sanctimonious love, 'Game of Thrones' teaches us that it's not the most important factor ruling how you feel for someone. It shouldn't be positioned that way, to say the least. *** might be enjoyable and something to look forward to but when an unsullied man and a woman of importance fall in love, *** has nothing to do with it. (c)HBO When Missandei decided to give Grey Worm English speaking lessons, she had no idea what was in store for them. Her assumption of the fact that he's an unsullied soldier without a ***** will never let him see her in the way she probably wants to be seen. But even so, Grey Worm stares at her naked body when she's taking a bath and eventually they get intimately attached, even though they can't have ***. This tells us that all relationships start with a purity that can't be defined or be adulterated by assumptions and expectations and even with the lack of ***, it's still mighty beautiful and meaningful. 'Game of Thrones', even though set a million years ago, has definitely thought us a lot about modern day love. A will to stay and make a relationship work, the will to deal with one-sided love and the will to stay strong with the wrong kind of love and every time we delve deeper in to the projection of each relation, we realise it truly reflects what society has become today. So, take a minute and think about these 5 essential things, that will help you when you do decide to understand what love really is.
  20. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, better known as The Mountain from the hit HBO franchise, 'Game of Thrones', is a big man. Weighing in at 195 kg, Björnsson, has not only made us skip a beat with his massive structure in the show, but is also making headlines all over, as the strongest man in the world. That is not an exaggeration. In 2018,'Thor' Björnsson went on to win the Arnold's Classic, followed by Europe's Strongest Match. He capped the year by winning the most prestigious competition of them all, 'The World's Strongest Man', as he became the first person to win all the three highly reputed competitions in a single year, according to his website. While The Mountain set a world record in deadlifting last year when he did a WR Elephant Bar Deadlift (471.69 kg/1039.9 lbs), he decided to outdo himself by an extra five pounds at the 2019 Arnold's Classic, as he shattered his own world record, which now sits at an impressive 474 kg/1044.9lbs mark which is nearly two and a half times his body weight! View this post on Instagram Pretty casual new WR Elephant Bar Deadlift 474kg/1044.9lbs Very happy with day 1 here at The Arnold Strongman Classic even though 501 will have to wait for another day. Looking forward to day 2. I appreciate all the support guys, thank you! @roguefitness @nuunhydration @sbdapparel @legionath @stanefferding @theverticaldiet @australianstrengthcoach @stefansolvi @andrireyr @kelc33 @dianahrund @bjornthorr @ragnheidurmj @valthecoach A post shared by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (@thorbjornsson) on Mar 1, 2019 at 3:30pm PST "Pretty casual new WR Elephant Bar Deadlift 474kg/1044.9lbs," writes the monster of a man, Björnsson in an Instagram post after registering the record. "Very happy with day 1 here at The Arnold Strongman Classic even though 501 will have to wait for another day. Looking forward to day 2. I appreciate all the support guys, thank you!" Yes, you guessed it. Around the same time next year (or even sooner), Björnsson might try to deadlift weights worth half a ton! Just to put things into perspective, that's how much an elephant weighs in his teenage days. In another Instagram upload after the win, Björnsson thanked his sponsors, best friends and nutritional coach for their constant support during his exceptional journey. He did not forget to thank his wife Kelsey Henson, who he considers to be the lucky charm for him. View this post on Instagram Arnold Strongman Classic Champion 2019 - Huge thanks to my wife @kelc33 and my best friends @stefansolvi and @andrireyr for all the incredible help that I cannot thank you enough for! Also massive thanks to the rest of my family and friends!!! ï¸ - Thanks to the best coach in the world @australianstrengthcoach , the best nutrition coach in the world @stanefferding - Massive thanks to all my sponsors for sticking behind my back and believing in me @roguefitness @sbdapparel @nuunhydration @legionath A post shared by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (@thorbjornsson) on Mar 2, 2019 at 8:43pm PST "Crazy fact... since Kelsey and I have been together I haven't lost a competition, I've just been on a winning STREAK!!!" When he is not out in the real world proving himself to indeed being the strongest man alive, you can watch his zombified version brutalising the commoners on 'Game of Thrones'.
  21. Okay, it's like an excitement bomb dropped at us. It's dinner time and most of us are either on our way back home or planning what to eat for dinner on a mundane Tuesday night . However, everything changed a few minutes ago because guys, please drop everything as the much awaited trailer for the final season in now here! The final war of Winter is embarking upon us. Arya Stark is obviously not scared of death and wants to stare right back at it, everyone's anxious about what the Night King's army is getting towards them. Khaleesi and Jon Snow make a tiny appearance in the trailer, Cersei is obviously not the one who gives up so easily so its good to see her conniving smile again. Well, a man is going to rewatch that insane trailer which leads us to so many questions! Winter is FINALLY coming and we actually cannot wait now. Well the trailer sure leaves us on a cliffhanger and obviously it's the only thing people are talking about on social media. “the trailer is here. #GameOfThrones “ everyone: pic.twitter.com/TJnA0mgHMW — katy (@kxty11) March 5, 2019 «I know death, he's got many faces, I look forward to seeing this one...»#GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/YP24VwRon6 — â Víctor M. â (@Victorhml) March 5, 2019 Everyone is thinking the same thing, right? This Missandei-Greyworm love story is gonna end in tragedy isn't it #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/u3Yb5rm5jk — Sham Easu (@Psychedelicorn) March 5, 2019 While we are shook already, lets continue to keep our calm because the actions begins on 14th April.
  22. 'Game of Thrones' is hands down one of the most popular TV series of recent times, and we simply cannot ignore the ardent fan following the show enjoys. From mind-boggling fan theories to crazy fans going out of their way to prove their loyalty, 'Games of Thrones' can boast of it all. © HBO However, much like it is the case with most fandoms, GOT fans have also proven their allegiance to the show time and again. So it is only expected that the makers of 'Game of Thrones' be gracious towards this outpouring of faith and support from fans all around the world. Well, seems like the GOT team has taken note of its fans' undying love for the show, and they decided to share it with the rest of the world. So HBO recently released its own 'Fan Anthem' #ForTheThrone on GOT's official YouTube channel, ahead of the premiere of the last season in April. The video is a visual montage of tributes GOT fans paid to show, and the best part is that it includes the musical tribute of a 18-year-old Kashmiri boy. Sufiyan Malik from Srinagar in Kashmir can be seen in the video, playing the traditional Rabab, which has been taken from his Game of Thrones tribute video called 'The Cure'. As if the haunting and soulful musical tribute itself was not enough, the video play out is absolutely stunning with its picturisation, and choice of location. But what's more, Tyrion and the Night King also make a cameo appearance in the tribute video! You gotta check out the tribute, 'cause Sufiyan Malik did all of us GOT fans out there real proud.
  23. With the closing season of 'Game Of Thrones' almost here, Adidas has launched a collaboration of Ultra Boosts that have been inspired by the iconic show. The Game Of Thrones x Adidas pack was unofficially dropped this week and they clearly indicate the House they've been inspired from or the character. Here are some of the most obvious pairs that fans have pointed out. Take a look: 1. The Night's Watch © HBO © adidas At the north point of Westeros, the Night Watch guards the seven kingdoms like the army guarding the borders of a country. The patrol the Great Wall wearing the thickest furry coats in black. The inspired shoes take a cue from their uniform to make a black upper prime knit upper surface and give a white sheen in the white mudguard, Boost midsole, and outsole that symbolize the never-ending snow in the North. A leather lace cage puts the shoe together which represents the leather armour of the Night Watch. 2. The House Of Lannister © HBO © adidas The Lannister sigil prides itself with a lion and a "Hear Me Roar" tag line and a confluence of gold and crimson. These indicators are clearly visible in this shoe. Take a look. The red primeknit is a marker of their house, and the three gold lines mark the wealthy reputation of the Lannisters that always makes them say: via GIPHY 3. The House Of Targaryen: Daenerys © HBO © adidas With white, cream and silver accents on the laces, lace cage, heel cup, and heel tag this shoe is probably the most elegant of the lot. Targaryen is considered the noblest House of the lot, their family has distinct features of pale skin and silver hair which are accounted for in this Ultra Boost. 4. The House Of Targaryen: Dragons © HBO © adidas The House of Targaryans: the former ruling House of Westeros' sigil is appropriated for this shoe. Their slogan, "Fire And Blood" is used both here and for Dany's Ultra Boosts. 5. The House Of Stark © HBO © adidas House Of Stark is the warden of the North and their sigil entails a grey direwolf on a white background. Black and grey that represent the house have been visibly used on the prime knit surface and touches of black on the lining, mudguard, Boost midsole, rubber outsole, heel cup, and their signature three stripes. The heel has a very significant and nostalgic tagline, "Winter Is Coming" because Winter is here, and people will die. via GIPHY 6. The White Walkers © HBO © adidas The White Walkers represent the destruction that is going to consume Westeros. The White Walkers are icy dead creatures that turn people into walking zombie-like digits that initiate destruction. For its Ultra Boost, ice blue is used on the prime knit surface, white Boost mid-sole and white rubber out-sole continue the theme with hints of black and the tagline, "Winter Is Here" to send a chill down your spine. via GIPHY
  24. 2019 is a visibly significant year for the world of television as the most famous show of the 21st century is now nearing its end. Fans are gearing up for the premiere of 'Game of Thrones' Season 8, which would also mark the grand finale season of the series. via GIPHY The fandom for the show is unmatched which makes this legend a greater one from every aspect. Other than 'Game of Thrones', many potential stories are brewing and will hit the small screen this year. Here is a look at all the HBO shows which must be on your list, maybe just to get over with the GOT hangover: 1. Big Little Lies - Season 2 Based on a story by best-selling author Liane Moriarty, the first season of 'Big Little Lies' was a prudently plotted tale of murder and yummy mummies topped with a masterly twist on soapy American Drama. The show will be back with Season 2 and unearth the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and vicious ferocity of sound parenting. via GIPHY The main characters Madeline Mackenzie (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste Wright (Nicole Kidman) and Jane Chapman (Shailene Woodley), Bonnie Carlson (Zoe Kravitz) and Renata Klein (Laura Dern), are all set to reprise their roles with Meryl Streep joining the cast as Celeste's Mother-in-Law. via GIPHY Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are back as Executive Producers with David E. Kelley tackling the script. We wait to watch if 'Big Little Lies' sequel continues to explore the dark waters without popping the soapy bubbles. 2. True Detective - Season 3 The long-anticipated third season of the police drama debuts in January 2019. The show portrays the story of Detective Wayne Hays (Mahershala Ali) who worked on the case 35 years back. Wayne and his partner Roland West (Stephen Dorff) investigate the disappearance of two kids. via GIPHY The Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali leads a stripped-down cast of characters, with similar partner dynamics to Season 1, through a Southern setting and a time hopping mystery. Directed by Nic Pizzolatto, the third season looks far more interesting and we are already expecting a good number of twists this time. 3. Watchmen Damon Lindelof (the showrunner of HBO's 'Watchmen') believes that the series will be influenced by contemporary politics and would resonate much with the film version. This plot will introduce newer characters and an almost similar storyline. Based on the comic book by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, the American drama series may echo the lives of Trump or Putin. © Warner Bros The Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons portrays an older version of Adrian Veidt along with Emmy-Winner Jean Smart as FBI agent investigating the murder. Nearly a decade after the controversial film adaptation, this is one HBO show which is slated to open to an anticipated audience. 4. Euphoria 'Euphoria' is a teen drama starring actor-singer Zendaya. The series is written by Sam Levinson, with Drake and Future The Prince joining as the Executive Producers. Based on the Israeli series of the same name created by Ron Leshem, Euphoria follows a group of high school students as they navigate through drugs, ***, social media, depression, love and identity crisis. © HBO Directed by Augustine Frizzell, the ensemble cast includes Sydney Sweeney, Jacob Elordi, Maude Apatow, Storm Reid, Eric Dane, and Algee Smith to name a few. 5. Veep - Season 7 The Primetime Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Comedy Series, 'Veep' will premiere in Spring 2019. Though, ostensibly an American version of the 'Thick of It', creator Armando Iannucci allowed a fresher look at the machinations of politics across the pond. via GIPHY This Political satire comedy series stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus who deftly essays the role of Selena Meyer, the Vice President of the United States (or "Veep") leading her to win five consecutive Golden Globe nominations and six consecutive Emmy awards. via GIPHY Also starring Anna Chlumsky (Chief of Staff) and Gary (Tony Hale), the series went on hiatus in 2017 after Julia was diagnosed with breast cancer, the series is making a comeback with its last chapter. Relish each episode as this is the final season of the HBO Comedy. 6. Barry - Season 2 Created by Alec Berg and Bill Hader, this series seamlessly amalgamates crime drama about contract killing, hits, and mobsters with a comedy about a lonely, lost guy who accidentally ends up on stage and happens to like it. Bill Hader stars as the title character, a hitman in the Midwest who moved to Los Angeles to indulge his acting aspirations. via GIPHY However, the best part of the show is Henry Winkler essaying the role of Bill's acting teacher who won his first-ever Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in Comedy Series. via GIPHY The first season won critical acclaim and strong ratings but left an unanswered question for the viewers, what happened to Detective Moss? The second season is back to explore that cliffhanger while the assassin-turned-actor protagonist keeps trying to put his bleak past behind him. 7. Chernobyl Produced by Sister Pictures and The Mighty Mint, 'Chernobyl' is the first HBO/Sky project to be greenlit through an international partnership to build a big-scale drama. This project was adopted under a $250 million multi-year co-production investment deal. via GIPHY Directed by Johan Renck, this series retells one of the world's worst manmade catastrophes, the explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant in Ukraine in 1986. via GIPHY Stellan Skarsgard plays Boris Shcherbina, the Soviet official charged with handling the fallout, Emily Watson is a nuclear scientist who wants to unveil the reason behind the explosion and Jared Harris plays Valery Legasov, the Soviet's man on the ground after the crisis. The series will outline how people tried to deal with the immediate aftermath and how it was planned to cover up. 8. Succession - Season 2 Jesse Armstrong's comedy-drama, 'Succession' Season 1 was undoubtedly a must watch series last year. Set in New York, the dysfunctional drama follows the dynasty's disintegration and is based on the lives of international media icons like Rupert Murdoch, Robert Maxwell and William Randolph Hearst. via GIPHY Brian Cox plays family patriarch Logan Roy, a broadcast magnate. In his quest to hand over his business to his first born Kendall (played by Jeremy Strong), it turns out that his son accidentally kills a waiter. Logan agrees to take care of the situation if Kendall quits his aggressive takeover plans. The second season is slated to pick up the aftermath of the first's finale and viewers can continue to enjoy the high family's antics on HBO. 9. Catherine The Great The first look at Oscar-winner Helen Mirren's historical limited series, 'Catherine the Great,' is promising. 'Catherine the Great' commanded supreme power throughout Russia for almost half of the 18th century and her reign was laced with political upheaval. The series displays her politically tumultuous rule coupled with her sexually charged court. © HBO Her passionate affair with Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke) comes into the frame too. Amid scandal, intrigue and immense conflict, they develop a devoted relationship, overcoming their adversaries and together serving as the architects of modern-day Russia. The drama has been written by Nigel Williams and directed by Philip Martin whose body of work includes 'Prime Suspect' and 'The Crown'. This is the latest project in the partnership between HBO and Sky. 10. Divorce - Season 3 Sarah Jessica Parker can easily take the credit of gifting HBO '*** and the City', which has remained one of the most popular shows ever. Years later she is set to bring the fans a treat as Frances, a woman in New York with a squabbling marriage. via GIPHY HBO has given a nod to 6-episode Season 3 of 'Divorce' and Sharon Horgan renders heartfelt touch to the drama. The plot develops when France's good friend Diane (Molly Shanon) fights with her husband Nick (Tracy Letts) at her 50th birthday party making Frances realize that she cannot allow her own marriage to turn this horrific. via GIPHY Both Horgan and Parker are intent on exploring the pain of a failed marriage. 'Divorce' is painfully accurate with the profound message that hope must be omnipresent, at least on the telly.
  25. Last week, HBO released a 1-minute 44-second teaser for the eighth and final season of 'Game of Thrones' with Sansa, Jon, and Arya walking through Winterfell crypts. We can also hear Ned and Catelyn's voices as the camera eerily follows the three Stark children. Amidst the dark tunnel, they see statues of their parents and then, to their surprise, statues of themselves. This could only mean something bad is going to happen right? But first, in case you've missed it, take a look: via GIPHY Usually, statues are symbolic of the occurrence of death, chaos and destruction on the show, as GoT fans would know. We mean for a show that's been labelled with most deaths so far, and counting. via GIPHY No surprises, right? But this is Jon, Sansa and Arya, the characters we've grown to love over the past 7 seasons. We don't want them to die. We want them to defeat the White Walkers and have a happy Stark family reunion, as impossible as it sounds. Dany would be an annoying addition. But if no one dies, that is. via GIPHY And while fandoms have been predicting Jon as the last man standing in the Stark family or Bran as the Night King and everyone else dying via GIPHY turns out, the promo, in fact, might not be true at all. Sophie Turner had once revealed that one of the promos is a total lie, explaining that this teaser wasn't a scene from any storyline or even the show. Game of Thrones fan site Winter Is Coming dug up an old interview of Sophie from the New York Comic Con last year, where she said, "We did this promo for season eight where—I don't know if I can say this, actually. Well, actually, no." via GIPHY "It's got nothing to do with the series; it's just a promo. It was this big kind of statue of me, of Sansa, and I wanted to have it in the garden of my new house. But they obviously wouldn't ship it from Belfast to New York, so…" It's obviously sad that Sophie Turner couldn't get her statue in her garden. But otherwise, more importantly, why are we being fooled? But here's the catch? Was it this promo? Or a promo that'll come after this one. What if there are 5 odd promos that release after this one and we never know which one it is. Or what if all of them are lies and they never want us to know the truth? via GIPHY
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