GAME OF THRONES: RECAP ‘HOME’

You guys, you guys. Game of Thrones does not disappoint. And for everyone that hasn’t watched Sunday night’s second episode, needs to go and do that right now.

If you’ve already seen it, then you’re probably having one of the happiest Mondays ever.

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Let us know what you guys think. Did that final scene live up to your expectations?? Comment below.

GAME OF THRONES: RECAP ‘THE RED WOMAN’

Okay, I’ve given you a day to catch up on your Game of Thrones episode from Sunday night. The premiere episode titled ‘The Red Woman’ was one of the most powerful season openers the show has ever done. Some of our cliffhangers were answered right off the top (Sansa and Theon), and some were explained further (Khaleesi and the witty Khalasar)

So instead of writing up a full recap, because the one EW has is pretty freakin’ awesome – you can check out our Recap Rewind weekly podcast.I’ll be uploading them every Sunday night so be sure to check back here after the episode!

TOP 10: GoT Season 6 What We’re Excited For

So we’ve had a few Game of Thrones teasers drop in the past week, can you guys believe it’s almost that time again? Instead of breaking down what we see or don’t see in the promos, let’s just go over what we’re really excited about this season.

The writers left off with our main characters turning a corner in their individual arcs and pointing them in a direction that will probably send them to the finale of the series. Having said that, GOT fans claim every season will top the last, but this one, I think, will have the biggest changes. Or maybe it won’t, I’m not a writer on the show but I really wish I was.

10. Where have all the dire wolves gone?

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Not that I’m a crazy dog lover or anything, but seriously, where are all the damn dire wolves? I feel like a huge symbol of the Stark family rising back up will be the return of the animal(s), we know Arya’s wolf is still out there, maybe Sansa will run into it since she’s all up on the North side. Then it’ll be like a part of her sister is always with her, or not. Because really nothing good ever happens to the Starks.

 

9. Where did the zombies go?

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The last time we saw all the white walkers they were full out zombie status at Hardhome, and Jon Snow and his crew barely made it out. That gave the zombies enough time to head to Georgia and fake kill Glenn. Ha. We haven’t seen the last of them, not that I’m particularly excited to see them again, I just have this deep dark feeling they’re going to f*** sh** up.

 

8. More wine nights with Khaleesi and Tyrion

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Seriously though, how amazing was that conversation between Khaleesi and Tyrion. Now that the two are ‘friends’ I’m hoping to see them have more deep conversations with Olivia Pope sized wine glasses. But first, let’s bring Khaleesi home!

 

7. Gendry, we know you’re still out there!

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I feel like as quickly as I remember Gendry, I quickly forget about him. But let’s not forget, technically, he is King of the seven kingdoms right now. But beyond that, I’m hoping he’s going to play some type of role this season. Last time we saw him, Davos was pushing him away into the water in the middle of the night. Maybe he’s Arya’s true soulmate and they can run the kingdom together, but again, nothing ever good happens to the Starks. I got my eye on you Gendry, even if Arya doesn’t. (Because she can’t see anymore – see what I did there?)

 

6. Cersei, on a scale of 1 to 10 how mad are you?

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But really Cersei, really, how mad are you? I cannot wait for this scene to go down when Jamie Lannister has to tell his baby mama aka his sister, that their daughter is dead. She died on the way home after being sent to a very pretty resort type of living arrangement in Dorne. That last scene with Jamie and his daughter, and how she really knew the story of her mother and him, it was beautiful. But bye Felicia, your momma has done too many horrible things for you to survive this. And another thing, you know that Amber Rose slut walk Cersei Lannister shame walk, did not even phase Cersei. But the news about her daughter is definitely going to break her. But on a scale of 1 to 10…how mad are you Cersei? (Side note: Amber Rose > Kanye)

 

5. Will Brienne finally accomplish one thing on her checklist? AkA Sansa.

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We all love Brienne, yay, girl power, feminism, cool. But real talk this girl has done nothing since the show has started, I mean she’s done a lot, she’s literally been moving all around the Game of Thrones world map looking for someone, or trying to protect someone she’s looking for. She’s on a mission but she never really completes the mission. Or like she completes the mission but Jamie’s hand is missing so it doesn’t really count. Anyways, we love Brienne, and I’m wondering if her week-long spy session on Winterfell will actually amount to anything. Is she going to save Sansa? Like maybe she needed to fail 300 missions to finally complete 1 and that’s to save Sansa. Again, girl power.

 

4. Has Arya reached Uma Thurman Kill Bill Status?

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Arya’s storyline last season was amazing. She was so Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, but she was also a little rebel. As her punishment she loses her vision, and I’m wondering if that’s going to last forever or are they going to let her prove herself and then give her vision back? Maybe she’ll never get to see again, but maybe she won’t need to if her dire wolf has 20/20. Love the dogs, but don’t think her story is going that way. Either way, I’m super excited for her story. I really just want her to meet Khaleesi.

 

3. Khaleesi and the pickle.

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This girl is in a pickle. She literally has her hand in the pickle jar, she’s totally f*****, I don’t know how she’s going to get herself out of the pickle jar. Her dragons wish they could eat a pickle, but there’s no food around and so they’re so weak, they can’t save their momma. Khaleesi is surrounded by the Dothraki, this is how we left her last season. I mean I’m not worried about her safety. I don’t think they would kill the mother of dragons (by they I mean the writers) But they might be okay with killing one of her dragons, aka proving the point that she might not be as invincible as she thinks. Is this a possibility? CAN this happen? Should we be worried? These are all very important questions.

 

2. How much progress has Bran made? / Is he a dragon yet?

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This one might be a little surprising for some fans, but really I’m legitimately worried/curious about Bran. I feel like even though we haven’t seen him in a season he’s done a lot of work in the background or more literally, underground in that cave thingy. I’m hoping that he might, or maybe he already is able to warg himself into Khaleesi’s dragons. Because you know, one of her dragons was missing for quite some time, so maybe he was roaming around the North and Bran was able to find a signal. Who knows, but it might make sense right? Like I’m not crazy for thinking that? Is that too ambitious for us to assume Bran has done that much work while he was away in season 5? I wouldn’t put it past this kid, he’s been making very smart decisions that even adults wouldn’t be able to make. Let’s not forget how noble he was in season 4 when he made the decision not to call out Jon’s name. Moving on.

 

1. WTF happened to Jon Snow?

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Alright, here we are. We know that Jon snow isn’t dead. But what is he? Where is he? When will we see him again? These are all questions we want answered, sooner rather than later. Not to say that we need Jon Snow back immediately, to be honest I’m a little over the entire Night’s Watch set, so I don’t mind if we don’t go back there for a while. But I still want to know wtf happens to him. Obviously the red woman Melisandre is going to play a big part in his ‘revenant-ing’ himself, can we use that word? I think everyone is excited to see and hear his beautiful voice again. Also, everyone’s like ‘see they didn’t kill him!’ And honestly, Melisandre, girl, just send us an email, or a Tweet, we just want to know that you’re working on him, and we’ll be good.

Did we miss anything? Is there something else you’re excited to see in the upcoming season? What you guys think of having a few flashbacks with Lyanna and Rhaegar?? I want to know more about those two lovebirds.

 

Tyrion: Dead or Alive?

—SPOILER ALERT—

So I don’t want to be the source of all spoilers, but come on guys. It’s episode 8 of the fourth season you should be watching these episodes ON THE IMMEDIATE. Every second counts until the end.

In a typical Game of Thrones jaw dropping ending, the Prince of Dorne aka The Red Viper aka Prince Oberyn lost the battle against Ser Gregor “The Mountain” in a grueling battle that determined the fate of Tyrion Lannister. At first everyone’s thinking the same thing, how can this little Prince of Dorne fight the huge and covered in armour Ser Gregor Clegane? Well, surprisingly, Oberyn was more confident, he was fast and doing twirls around The Mountain. For the most part of the fight it looked like Oberyn was about to win. He even shoved his spear right through Gregor’s belly, but Oberyn let his guard down too quickly…and this happened.

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Now the big question is, what will happen to Tyrion? Is this the end of the road for him? I feel like this can’t be the end but with Game of Thrones you just never know- we’ll have to wait and see. For now, let’s take it to the polls!

 

Game of Thrones: Game on!

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Just a friendly reminder that there’s no new episode of Game of Thrones this Sunday- new episodes will resume June 1 (we’re already on the 8th episode!!) Yikes, don’t kill the messenger. Do kill everyone on Arya’s wish list.

So last Sunday’s episode was brilliant, they’re all brilliant and special to watch but this episode was definitely one for the script writing books. The scene between Littlefinger and Sansa was amazing. When she walks out into the courtyard and there’s snow everywhere, suddenly it takes her back to Winterfell and she feels like a little girl again. Unfortunately, for her she’s not at Winterfell, pretty much her entire family is dead, and she has to live with the most annoying child ever. After her younger cousin smashes her snow castle, she smacks the boy up and it’s the closest we’ve seen Sansa become a more “Sassier Sansa”. We love it. Then, as the little boy runs off Littlefinger makes an entrance (how handsome did he look?) and he tells Sansa everything will be alright. She’s literally standing in front of the smartest man in the Game of Thrones realm (Khaleesi’s the smartest woman, duh).

He tells Sansa (paraphrasing), if the world was more about love than war and poltiics, she would probably be his daughter. Because he would’ve married her mother. But they don’t live in that world so it’s time to make out! He totally grabs Sansa and kisses her after telling her she’s more beautiful than her mother. Okay, this ish just got weird. He did kill Lysa later on so even though he might be vergring on pedophile status, we still think he’s the smartest man ever.

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This scene between Tyrion and the Prince of Dorne was my favourite of the night. Take a look.

Game of Thrones: Season 4 Awaits!

Guys can you believe this? Only a week left until the season 4 premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones! I feel like just yesterday our countdown read ‘4 months to go’ and now the time has finally arrived. I think this is the most anticipated season of Game of Thrones. With last season’s Red Wedding episode they got way more attention than HBO ever dreamed of…and next Sunday will definitely make ratings history.

Here’s yet another trailer for the fourth season. Keep an eye on the Game of Thrones YouTube page in the coming week, they’ve been uploading special behind-the-scenes videos and interviews…I feel like we’re going to the Superbowl but with dragons.

Check out the trailer.

Game of Thrones: TRAILERS REVEALED

LOL is someone trying to give us an anxiety attack? Last Sunday HBO released a 14-minute video that shares some insight on the upcoming fourth season of their ground breaking series- Game of Thrones. The trailers are usually 1-3 minutes, this one is surprisingly long and features interviews from the cast on their predictions for the new season.

As someone whose read the fourth book (A Feast for Crows) I can assure you it’s going to be a crazy start (they held off on some crazy moments from the third book). I love the anticipation leading up to the season premieres, let’s soak it all up before we know we’ll be talking about the season finale!

Here are the two trailers.

The newest one is a little shorter:

The fourth season of Game of Thrones premieres April 6th 2014.

Top 10 Toughest Women on TV

We’ve come up with a list of the Top 10 Toughest Women on TV. See who made the cut below.

  1. Arya Stark, Game of Thrones (HBO)

This girl is not yet a woman but she is definitely worthy of this list. Arya Stark has gone through a lot in her youth, she’s seen things no normal 13-year old should see. She’s been on her own since the first season (we’re now heading into the fourth. Throughout her everlasting search for her family, she’s had to pretend being a boy (up until this season where it’s clear she’s becoming a woman). She hasn’t gotten a full night’s sleep because she’s been busy protecting herself, even if protection comes in a very scary murderous beast- Sandor Clegane. When she does find her mother and brother…they’re being slaughtered at her uncle’s wedding and all she can do is hide in the shadows and watch. Although she’s spent most of her time running, she isn’t afraid of fighting, in fact she’s always been a fighter. She was raised a princess, but refused to let that stop her from playing with swords and shields.

The fourth book (and fourth seasn) holds more potential for the young Stark girl. She’s really going to find her path…this show is all about the underdogs and I can’t wait for Arya to rise up and unleash the direwolf inside her.

  1. Piper Chapman, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Piper’s the newest addition on this list; with a brand new show on Netflix- Orange is the New Black. Piper in the beginning of the season is not the same Piper at the end of the season. She goes through a huge transformation, but I think that’s what makes her such a strong character. No character is perfect, that wouldn’t make for great TV, but Piper’s journey is definitely an entertaining ride…she’s not as innocent as she seems.

Piper gets sentenced to a low security all female prison, her journey starts right when the guard asks her to bend over to check her butt for contraband. She’s seems like an innocent white girl, but we see Piper hone her survival skills. It’s all about the different challenges, whether it be with the other inmates or even the guards. Piper’s smarter and surprisingly stronger…as the season unfolds we see a whole new side of Piper.

  1. Fiona Gallagher, Shameless (Showtime)

Fiona Gallagher may be an emotional wreck…but she is one tough woman when it comes to taking care of her younger siblings. When her parents abandon her and her five siblings, Fiona steps up to the plate and makes it her mission to pay the bills and make sure everyone gets to school on time. On top of working two or three jobs, she makes a point to get her GED since she had to drop out of high school to take care of her siblings.

Fiona doesn’t have it all together all the time; it’s easy to forget that she’s just a 20 year old and ultimately has her own life to live. But she always comes back to the fact that if she wasn’t there, those kids would have nobody. And it’s not just the 16-year olds she’s taking care of, she’s feeding and changing diapers for their half black brother- baby Liam.  Such an amazing character, and we salute Fiona for being the best housewife even if she ain’t no wifey just yet.

  1. Mary Crawley (Downtown Abbey)

1920s English countryside was not a fair time for women, their roles were pretty straightforward, train to be a lady until a man comes along and decides to marry you. Or your family just arranges the entire thing. So it’s understandable that Mary Crawley of Downtown Abbey is a very snappy and unhappy young lady.

The first season opens up to the death of her fiancée and she really doesn’t give a hoot. As the season goes on she ultimately finds another love interest that warms her up a little. From there her storyline changes so drastically that create different opportunities for her, we uncover a whole new side of this woman who is now in a powerful position.

  1. Deborah Morgan, Dexter (Showtime)

I think it’s safe to say there would be no Dexter without Deborah. And there would be no Deb without Dex. Deborah is another emotional wreck, but she kept it together for the most part of the show….until the final two seasons, then she just goes cray cray. But she always remained good and she always played a strong support for main character Dexter.

If it hadn’t been for the series finale, Deborah wouldn’t be on this list. Yes she was fantastic throughout the entire series, yes she had been a tough cookie all along, but that finale just summed up everything she was, and gave her a really beautiful ending…even if it was uber cheesetastic. She always put Dexter’s happiness before hers and wouldn’t let anything come between Dex and his son Harrison. Althoug she had a rough exterior, she knew what it meant to be family and always kept them close.

We love Deborah for all the f bombs she’s dropped…we love Deb because she proved any woman can still be a main character and have horrible wardrobe…and that workplace relationships really do work. Deb you really were a tough woman in TV and you’ll be missed. Sorry we didn’t like the series finale.

  1. Joan Harris, Mad Men (AMC)

Joan is probably the big shocker on this list. I really contemplated whether she deserved to be here, and well…here we are. I think most people would consider Peggy to be the tough female in Mad Men, but Joan is a different kind of tough. First off, she’s had one if not the biggest improvement of any character on that show. She started off as the big boob secretary in the office that only had screen time when she was having an affair. Now she’s playing with the big boys, and the best part of it all is that she still knows how to act like a lady. She’s never tried to be ‘one of the guys’ she embraces her strengths and advantages as a woman in the work force, and gets what she wants. She is an independent woman honey! You go girl.

  1. Gemma Teller, Sons of Anarchy (FX)

Ridin’ through this world…with tacky blonde highlights…Yes people Gemma Teller has made this list. I mean really how could she not? I’m literally terrified at every time she raises her voice. She’s like the cool mom whose clothes you think you can borrow but when she finds out (and she will because she is that smart) she will literally cut you, kill you…and then cover it up.

You know what, I love Gemma she is the coolest grandmother on TV, she’s messed up, but she goes with what she has and family is everything to her. She’s a woman in a man’s world and that’s exactly how she wants it. She loves being the matriarch, and she’ll do anything to anyone if she feels her role is in danger. Don’t mess with her boys. She is a boss ass bitch.

  1. Olivia Pope, Scandal (ABC)

Because any woman who can deliver a 30 line monologue in under 30 seconds deserves to be on this list. It’s true, Olivia Pope isn’t just good at delivering epic speeches, she’s also a strong, smart, and sassy gladiator in a very expensive and fine tailored suit. She’s not really a gladiator, but that’s what her and her coworkers call themselves. They’re ‘fixers’ in Washington, and Olivia is on the ball round the clock trying to save what’s left of her clients’ reputation. But what really drives her? We don’t know too much about this motivated heroine, but we’re starting to learn more about her life in this new season. Furthermore, I don’t think anyone but Kerry Washington could’ve played Olivia Pope. These two women blend together so effortlessly, it makes the character that much more believable. Olivia always knows what to say, and more importantly…she knows what to wear. Girl has good taste.

  1. Lana Winters, American Horror Story:Asylum (FX)

Lana was a close first for me, in my opinion American Horror Story is the best show on TV right now. Not because of the blood or because it’s scary…or because of Jessica Lange…it’s because Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy have created such brilliant and beautiful characters against a dark and lustrous backdrop, something spectacular is bound to happen. Lana Winters had an amazing journey through the second season of AHS, it didn’t even matter what else was happening in the show- we just needed to know Lana was safe.

She was falsely admitted into a psych ward, she was rescued by her doctor only to be kidnapped and raped by him. When she did escape she realized she was pregnant and had his baby who turned out to be a psychotic killer like his father. She went on to write several novels about her crazy life which paid her in fame and money. In the end, after one of her interviews, she comes face to face with the killer that calls her ‘mommy’. And she doesn’t hesitate…she kills him right there on her living room floor. Lana Winters survived all of this…I think that makes her a pretty tough woman.

  1. Khaleesi, Game of Thrones (HBO)

I don’t think you have to be a Game of Thrones nerd to understand why Khaleesi will go down in TV history as the toughest character under 6 ft. She is the ultimate heroine, she is the mother of dragons, she will seek her revenge and it will be amazing.

She has a come a long way in a very short amount of time. There’s a lot that happens in the Khaleesi chapters in the novels. She on the rise, building her army, and now that her dragons are growing rapidly, she feels stronger than ever.Although she’s a mother, it doesn’t mean Khaleesi loses any swagger…quite the opposite. The birth of the dragons gives her a surge of confidence no man could ever replicate. Because of this, she knows how to work it to get what she wants from her soldiers, and for that we love her. I haven’t finished reading all the books, but I think it’s obvious she will end up being the one that conquers all. There is nobody tougher than her.

What do you guys think? Comment below!

 

Game of Thrones: REACTIONS!

So it’s been a few days since the worst wedding in the history of the world. It was deemed the “Red Wedding” I’m assuming because there was blood everywhere at the end of it.

Anyways, if you’ve seen Sunday’s episode of HBOs Game of Thrones, I’m sure you were as devastated as the people in this video. It’s a compilation of people’s reaction to the Red Wedding massacre.

RIP Stark Family.

Game of Thrones: RECAP

WhiteWalkerThese past 8 weeks have been extremely difficult for me….dealing with the new season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. I finished the 3rd book last summer and have been waiting patiently, sometimes impatiently for the show to catch up to my readings. It’s been a great challenge keeping what might be the best book out of the entire series in secrecy…until the season 3 finale. The third book is definitely the one that will change everything for everyone, I almost considered quitting the show because of what happens in the book, but then I thought Who am I kidding? Anyways, now that we have found a new love for Jamie Lannister…we can move on to his smaller sibling- Tyrion.

TyrionSansaIt almost seemed like Sansa was free of King’s Landing when Littlefinger offered to save her…but evidently the God’s have decided to continue making Sansa’s life a living hell. At this point, Arya is having a better time than her red headed sibling. Isn’t it so weird to think of them as siblings? They literally shared 2 or 3 scenes together in the first season and haven’t been together since. It seems like Arya is getting closer to a reunion with her family…….(we hope). So Sansa and Tyrion get married, nobody really gives a hoot. In the book it’s more apparent that the kingdom could give a rat’s ass about Tyrion’s wedding because they are too busy planning the wedding of King Joffrey. Tyrion gets hammered at his wedding, why wouldn’t he? His own wife can barely look at him, she doesn’t even bother kneeling to help Tyrion when he has to cloak her and make it oh-fish-yal. And by cloaking I mean literally cloaking her in an expensive looking blanket.

JoffreyThen comes the bedding, after Joffrey makes a mockery out of his uncle’s wedding, Tyrion in an attempt to make the night end sooner takes Sansa by the hand and walks her to their chambers. He tells her he won’t sleep with her until she is ready, Sansa asks him what if she’s never ready? Tyrion makes a mental note to never give up his secret time with Shay.

It’s obvious by now that Khaleesi’s story this season hasn’t been as interesting as the last 2. She’s building her army and in the meantime avoiding juicy drama like paying attention to Ser Jorah Mormont. I know he’s so old but who doesn’t wish something would happened between him and Khaleesi! The new guy is totally sexy and has his heart set on Khaleesi, but will Jorah Mormont let that fly?

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It was a good episode overall, especially for Arya Stark who finds a new friend in The Hound aka the nicest ugliest knight in the realm. The Hound has the smart idea of returning Arya safely to Robb and his mother for a big lump of moolah. It’s not just about the money, The Hound genuinely seems to care about Arya, just as he did her sister. There are two very important relationships that form within this third season, one being Jamie Lannister and Brienne and the second being Arya and The Hound. If the show follows the book word for word, The Hound will get a chance to prove how good he really is once more. I’ve been waiting for that moment for way too long.

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With only two episodes remaining I’m super excited to see how this season will end, so many questions remain- how much of book 3 will they show in season 3?…how many people will die?…and will we see the end of Joffrey…the ending we’ve dreamt of since the first episode?!

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