[This story and podcast contain spoilers through seven seasons of HBO's Game of Thrones.] Few characters have arrived in the Game of Thrones universe with quite as much impact as Oberyn Martell, the Dornish prince with a score to settle against the Lannisters. Oberyn, played by Pedro Pascal, the actor who would go on from the HBO drama to star on three seasons of Netflix's Narcos as DEA agent Javier Peña, is the first new face we meet in the fourth season of Thrones, entering the proverbial arena in memorable fashion. He's first seen at Littlefinger's brothel, about to embark on a long-awaited sexual adventure with his paramour Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma), among other participants, when a familiar tune fills the air from a few rooms away. "And so he spoke, and so he spoke, that Lord of Castamere..." It's a tune that should be well and fully ear-wormed for Game of Thrones fans at this point, given its prominence in season three at large, and specifically its most devastating event: … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’ Podcast: The Best Single Season Character, Revisited
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[This story contains full spoilers through seven seasons of HBO's Game of Thrones.] It feels like a futile exercise to rank the bad moves executed by the Starks over the course of Game of Thrones. Does Ned Stark (Sean Bean) refusing to back Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony) take the top spot? Does his litany of mistakes begin even earlier — accepting the role of Hand of the King at the start of the series? If we're factoring Jon Snow (Kit Harington) into the equation, there's a long list of missteps as Lord Commander of the Night's Watch to consider, not to mention his choice to stand in the middle of a battlefield with the entire Bolton forces storming right in his direction. Then there's the Red Wedding to consider, and the lead-up to the grisly event. Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance), Walder Frey (David Bradley) and Roose Bolton (Michael McElhatton) certainly deserve the lion's share of the credit for pulling off the biggest and most vicious blindside in Game of Thrones … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’ Podcast: The Worst Decision House Stark Ever Made
Stranger Things was the little show that could when it landed on Netflix, with no ceremony, back in 2016. Although there was very little hype or promotion leading up to its first season, it quickly became one of the most successful series on the streaming network, thanks mostly to word of mouth. Fast forward to two years later, and fans now just can’t get enough.While viewers anxiously await the arrival of season 3, rumors run rampant about might happen in the little town of Hawkins. Will the Upside Down come back to claim Will? Will Eleven finally grow into being a normal girl? Will Joyce and Hopper ever hook up? Will Steve continue to become one of the good guys? Will Dustin become the new link to the Upside Down, given his affinity for Dart, the Demodoggy? There are a lot of questions, and for each one, there is a rumor. Some of these rumors are just that: complete nonsense. But others have some traction and could turn out as true. But there are some that fans should hope are … [Read more...] about Stranger Things: 8 Season 3 Rumors Already Confirmed To Be True (And 7 We Hope Aren’t)
Rumor has it Stranger Things creators and showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer are leaving the Netflix TV series after season 3, in order to focus their efforts on other projects.The Duffer Brothers shot to fame after the surprise smash hit of Stranger Things season 1 on Netflix in 2016. As one of the first universally acclaimed Netflix TV shows, Stranger Things rocketed its cast and creators to universal stardom. By honing in on a strict 1980s aesthetic, they were able to capture a potent sense of nostalgia that is just inherently watchable. Season 2 was bigger and better than the first season (even the controversial episode 7 was, if nothing else, ambitious), raising the stakes in just about every way. Related: Stranger Things Season 3 Deals With ‘New’ Evil According to Moviefone‘s source, the Duffers are looking to move on from Stranger Things after the show’s third season. Supposedly, their deal with Netflix requires … [Read more...] about Stranger Things Showrunners Leaving After Season 3?
[This story contains full spoilers through seven seasons of HBO's Game of Thrones.] Another season has come and gone for "Winter Was Here," and not a moment too soon. Over the past several weeks, The Hollywood Reporter and Post Show Recaps have teamed together for the "Winter Was Here" rewatch of Game of Thrones, sifting through old episodes for guidance on new theories, not unlike Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) plowing through the ancient texts at the Citadel to aid in the war against the White Walkers. In many cases, the trip down memory lane has been an enlightening one. In the case of season two? It was a frustrating one. The second season of the HBO drama, a loose adaptation of the second book in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, "A Clash of Kings," is a game of highs and lows. Through twenty episodes of the series, season two contains the single best installment up until that point, and one that remains a serious contender even through seven seasons: "Blackwater," … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’ Podcast: One Last Look at Season 2