Articles for Game of Thrones Season 2

Let the battle begin! Game of Thrones season 2 premiered tonight, and the struggle for the Iron Throne is more violent than ever. It‘s also even better than before. Now that the show has established the characters, locations and stories in season 1, season 2 has the opportunity to really explore this world.  Read more »
If there‘s one thing every Game of Thrones fan can agree on, it‘s that King Joffrey must die. The twisted teen already got a butcher‘s son and a direwolf killed with his lies, ordered Ned Stark‘s execution, ripped out a minstrel‘s tongue and forced his future queen, Sansa, to stare at her father‘s head on a pike. He‘s essentially as bad as they come.  Read more »
Winter is coming, and so are plenty of new viewers to HBO‘s fantasy epic Game of Thrones. Sunday‘s season 2 premiere scored almost 4 million viewers, setting a new best for the show.  Read more »
Game of Thrones kicked off season 2 with a ton of storylines and locations, but this week some unlikely characters take center stage. Arya Stark and Theon Greyjoy get to shine, the death toll rises by one headless Dothraki warrior and Jon Snow tries to play hero.  Read more »
In a move that will surprise no one, HBO has renewed its fantasy epic Game of Thrones for a third season. The show recently began its second season with its highest ratings ever, 3.9 million viewers. The season‘s second episode nearly matched that with 3.8 million.  Read more »
This week on Game of Thrones, Lord Varys tells Tyrion a riddle about three great men and a common sellsword, the answer of which tells us everything we need to know about the show. The point of the riddle is that power is an illusion and that perception is more important than reality. If people see you as powerful, then you are. This is true at King‘s Landing, it‘s true of Renly Baratheon and it‘s true of a dead boy. It may or may not be true for Daenerys, but we don‘t know because she doesn‘t appear this week. Read more »
As Once Upon a Time progresses through its first season, new questions constantly replace the old. Fortunately, there are ways to get answers. We spoke to writer and producer Jane Espenson about what is to come on Once Upon a Time. Read more »
Much like an airplane flight, this week‘s episode of Game of Thrones should come equipped with a barf bag. We get some incredibly disturbing S&M action courtesy of Joffrey, some brutal rat torture courtesy of the Mountain and a gross and graphic birth scene courtesy of Melisandre. It‘s all brilliant, but it‘s very hard to watch.  Read more »
This season of Saturday Night Live will end with three consecutive new episodes. On May 5, football star Eli Manning will host with musical guest Rihanna, while SNL alum Will Ferrell hosts the May 12 episode with musical guest Usher. But who will host the season finale on May 19? That‘s still up for debate.  Read more »
War is coming on Game of Thrones, and this week everyone steps up their games to take control. Some betray their old friends (Theon), some collect wildfire (Tyrion), some get marriage proposals (Daenerys), and some decide to become assassins (Jon Snow). And after Saturday Night Live made a big joke about how this show is a male fantasy with naked ladies having sex, the female fans of Game of Thrones get some eye candy  of heir very own courtesy of Gendry.  Read more »
This week on Game of Thrones a riot breaks out in King‘s Landing and Joffrey gets slapped for the second time this season. There are also a pair of scenes where characters are faced with beheading a prisoner. One makes the wrong choice (killing a beloved man) and the other makes the right choice (and possibly getting a girlfriend out of the deal).  Read more »
This week‘s Game of Thrones is titled "A Man Without Honor," a name that could refer to any number of characters. There are the men who stole Daenerys‘ dragons. There‘s the Kingslayer, who makes his triumphant (and possibly final) return. Then there‘s Theon, who gets even worse.  Read more »
War is coming to Game of Thrones, and soon. Stannis Baratheon‘s ships are one day away from King‘s Landing, so this week we see everyone preparing for war. Joffrey and Theon are cocky, Tyrion and Varys are consumed with figuring out how to keep playing the game and Robb Stark finally gets laid. As for Jon Snow, I‘m pretty sure he‘s going to become Severus Snape.  Read more »
If you want to know what the best episode of Game of Thrones is, this is it. "Blackwater" is the drama‘s crowning achievement, an episode so singularly focused and brilliantly directed that it puts most movies to shame. There are no sideplots with Daenerys Targaryen or Jon Snow or Robb Stark or Theon Greyjoy. From start to finish, "Blackwater" is about Stannis Baratheon‘s invasion of King‘s Landing, and the winner is a bit of a surprise twist.  Read more »
The HBO epic Game of Thrones has more characters than any other show on TV, and in order to keep up with the book series, the drama will be adding even more faces to season 3.  Read more »
Game of Thrones has had remarkable skill in casting its younger stars. Maisie Williams as Arya, Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran, Sophie Turner as Sansa and Jack Gleason as Joffrey are all phenomenal. Now the show hopes to add to that with its first new casting for season 3.  Read more »
The Game of Thrones season 2 finale airs Sunday, June 3 at 9pm on HBO, and there are plenty of questions left to answer. Will Joffrey be able to stay in power after abandoning his men in battle? Will Theon Greyjoy be able to hold onto Winterfell? Will Daenerys get her dragons back?  Read more »
The season 1 finale of Game of Thrones brought us the arrival of Daenerys Targaryna‘s baby dragons, so the bar was set incredibly high. Somehow the show managed to top that with a visual so shocking and amazing that I was left flabbergasted. But aside from the arrival of the Whitewalkers, the Game of Thrones season 2 finale provided plenty of new directions for all of the characters, including a wedding, a facelift and a return appearance from a very dead character.  Read more »
Game of Thrones went out on a very high note. The show‘s season 2 finale was watched by 4.2 million viewers, making it the show‘s highest-rated episode ever. It beat out the season 1 finale by more than a million viewers.  Read more »
When award nominations go out, Community gets ignored. That‘s how it works, right? Apparently that‘s not precisely true anymore -- Community leads all shows in the Critics‘ Choice Television Award nominations with a total of six nominations. Check out all the nominees here! Read more »
If you‘ve been too cheap to get HBO and instead spent the last two and a half months illegally downloading episodes of Game of Thrones, you are not alone.  Read more »
People love getting their knickers in a bunch over the stupidest things, and this week there are two HUGE TV controversies that aren‘t really that controversial.In the one corner we have Game of Thrones, which let it slip in a DVD commentary that back in season 1, one of the heads one a spike was that of former president George W. Bush. So naturally, people are furious. Secondly, ABC Family‘s Bunheads premiered this week and Grey‘s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes tweeted her dissatisfaction at the lack of diversity.  Read more »
HBO will be offering a one-two punch of its two biggest fantasy shows this year at Comic-Con. Both Game of Thrones and True Blood will be at the annual convention, naturally, but for the first time, Game of Thrones will be featured in Hall H, the largest room at the event.  Read more »
As the United States heads into a heated political season full of political attack ads, the War for the Iron Throne is undergoing a similar struggle. Mother Jones magazine has created three political ads for the HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones that might make you support negative campaigning.  Read more »
So much TV news, so little time! Today‘s news snippets come from Game of Thrones, The Office and Men at Work. Plus, we have an update on the Glee-ful host for the roast of Roseanne Barr. Read more »
The San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, so it‘s time to get planning. We‘ve got all of the television-related panel and event information for Friday (July 13) right here, so check it out. Read more »
Game of Thrones is a show with an ever-expanding cast, and this year at Comic-Con 14 of the new faces for season 3 were introduced.  Read more »
It‘s good to be the king. The 2012 Emmy Award nominations were announced Thursday morning and four-time Drama Series winner Mad Men and two-time Comedy Series winner Modern Family remained the top nominees.  Read more »
Now that everyone has had a day to study the oddly diverse 2012 Emmy Award nominations, it‘s time to look to Sunday, September 23. Who will win?Comedy Predictions: Who Will Win?>>On the Drama side, there‘s so much greatness that it almost doesn‘t matter who wins. All six nominees for Outstanding Drama Series are huge critical successes and they all have at least nine Emmy nominations this year. In fact, in all categories, there are only a handful of nominees I wouldn‘t want to see win.  Read more »
The King Beyond the Wall finally has a face. According to EW, Game of Thrones has cast Ciaran Hinds as Mance Rayder, the leader of the Wildling army.  Read more »
The 2012 Creative Arts Emmy Awards were held Saturday night to honor the technical side of television. The big winner was HBO‘s fantasy epic Game of Thrones which won six awards, followed by Saturday Night Live with four.  Read more »
The People‘s Choice Award nominations for 2013 have been revealed, and oddly enough, the People‘s Choices have very little in common with actual ratings.  Read more »
Winter isn‘t just coming, it‘s here, and it may never end. HBO is gearing up for Game of Thrones season 3 with the very first teaser trailer that promises an epic battle to decide the fate of the world.  Read more »
The third season of HBO‘s epic series Game of Thrones promises to be the best one yet. The season doesn‘t begin until March 31, 2013, but Sunday night HBO debuted a new promo to get fans excited.  Read more »