Winter is coming (OK, it's here), and it's never too early to start stocking up on holiday gifts for your loved ones. If you've got a Westeros enthusiast in your life, then you're in luck: there's a ton of Game of Thrones-themed gifts for the geek in all of us. Whether your recipient is into the books or the hit TV show, he or she will be happy to unwrap something that lets them show off their favorite house sigil.
Thanksgiving is this week, and you might be grumbling about how much you have to cook or the fact that you will probably have to sit next to your aunt with bad breath. But rest assured, it could be worse, and these five TV shows prove it. If you need a little reminder of what you should be thankful for, scroll through to see why you probably have it better than the characters on these series.
Game of Thrones may be on hiatus, but you can bet that it's still going to be hot for Halloween. The fantasy series's many characters provide a ton of costume inspiration, from the dignified (Daenerys) to the downright creepy (the white walkers). Click through to check out the many Game of Thrones-inspired ways you can dress up this Halloween!
Game of Thrones has inspired more than a few parodies, but this week's bad lip-reading video may just take the cake as the funniest of them all. Reimagined with all the characters working at a theme park called Medieval Land Fun-Time World, there are some priceless, laugh-out-loud one-liners that make it a must see. We also found ourselves cracking up over a Cinderella and Carrie mashup, plus squirrel superheroes, a singing sloth, and Saturday Night Live's "Boy Dance Party." Take a look at the most hilarious videos and pictures to hit the Internet this week:
Game of Thrones as a Theme Park
The latest in the Bad Lip Reading series brings us Game of Thrones, this time reimagined as a hilariously lame, perfectly spot-on theme park called Medieval Land Fun-Time World. Between Joffrey's high-pitched voice and the laugh-out-loud one-liners, it may just be the best Game of Thrones viral video yet.
It's going to be months before we see season four of Game of Thrones, but right now we're getting a peek of the next season via some on-set photos. Emilia Clarke is back on set as Daenerys Targaryen, and we have a few pictures of her in the distinctive blue dress from last season. Hopefully we'll get to see more action on set, but it's still so exciting to get this glimpse of the hot HBO show.
Kit Harington stepped out on the red carpet at the Emmys to support Game of Thrones, and we caught up with the actor about what's next for Jon Snow. He couldn't give away too much about what will become of his onscreen relationship with Ygritte, but he did tease that there will be more fighting, more death, and another wedding in season four!
Game of Thrones had an emotional third season, and no one is feeling the pain as much as Kit Harington, aka Jon Snow. We chatted with the actor at Comic-Con about what it was like watching the tragic In Memoriam video during the show's panel and which characters he misses the most. He also told us about his funniest fan encounter — watch to find out more!
The biggest upcoming movies and hottest TV shows were represented at Comic-Con 2013, and one single day brought us a ton of scoop on The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Game of Thrones, and more. We were on the front lines to bring you all the highlights, so watch our video roundup to find out what you missed.
One of Comic-Con's most anticipated panels was Game of Thrones, and it did not disappoint. The showrunners, author George R. R. Martin, and lots of cast members were on hand, including Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, and Rose Leslie. Obviously, the Red Wedding was a hot topic of the panel, especially since Richard Madden and Michelle Fairley were also there. It wasn't just a big grief counseling session, though — there was celebration, too. Dinklage and Clarke were praised for their recent Emmy nominations, and there was no shortage of surprises, either. We were treated to a funny and sad "In Memoriam" video — and halfway through, former cast member Jason Momoa ran on stage and gave Clarke a big kiss. Keep reading to get more details on those moments and the other highlights!
An "In Memoriam" video set to Boyz II Men's "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" kicked off the panel, showing pretty much everyone who's ever been killed on the show (so, yes, it was pretty long). Though we revisited some of the goriest kills, we were spared from seeing Red Wedding footage and Ned's beheading — and instead we saw the greatest hits of those characters.
Martin was taken to task for killing off so many characters, and he joked that he creates "job opportunities for actors and actresses" and mentioned that some character deaths are at the discretion of showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff. He added that he would only take "some of the bloodthirsty blame."
Madden (who was treated to chants of "King of the North") had previously talked about crying on the plane after shooting the Red Wedding and leaving the show, and he added that he was also "ordering multiple drinks." Madden admitted that he's feeling the loss right about now: "It's July, and I think I should be doing something [and realizing], 'Oh I'm supposed to be doing Game of Thrones.' So I'm missing it."
Fairley was blunt about not being shocked about her character's death: "I knew how many years I signed for, so I knew it was coming."
Clarke got a round of applause for her Emmy nomination, but she said that she didn't expect it, "never in a million years." She admitted she hoped to see nominations for the showrunners, and she found out about her own nod when someone from HBO called her, mentioning it took them three phone calls to convince her.
Clarke and the audience got a fun surprise during the panel when Clarke's former onscreen husband Momoa (aka Khal Drogo) ran on stage suddenly and planted a big kiss on her! After he left, Clarke exclaimed, "My sun and stars!"
Martin didn't give us any scoop about his next book, but the literary source material was much discussed. On whether he had read the books, Dinklage said no, but he will someday. "In four or five years when this is all over, I want to go back and read all the books. I don't want to know what's coming. I want to know what's happened, but I don't want to see what's coming."