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‘Game of Thrones’: In Defense of Believable Timelines and Logic Even on a Fantasy Show With Dragons

48 minutes ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Game of Thrones” Season 7, Episode 6, “Beyond the Wall.”]

The penultimate episode of “Game of Thrones” Season 7 has been a divisive one for fans, and not because of the usual politics of who should win, who should lose, and who should possibly sleep with her long-lost nephew.

Instead, many viewers came away frustrated because even though “Beyond the Wall” was entertaining, so much of it was unbelievable. This, on a show with magic, dragons, zombies, and even a zombie-dragon. Although some detractors had pointed to plot holes and character inconsistencies, the biggest offender across the board was time.

In the episode, an emergency rescue mission had to go into effect when Jon Snow (Kit Harington) & Co. were surrounded by an army of the undead who were stopped by a moat of a partially frozen lake. Their only hope of surviving lay in a three-part plan: Gendry (Joe Dempsie) had to flee on foot back to Eastwatch, his message would »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Game of Thrones’: In Defense of Believable Timelines and Logic Even on a Fantasy Show With Dragons

48 minutes ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Game of Thrones” Season 7, Episode 6, “Beyond the Wall.”]

The penultimate episode of “Game of Thrones” Season 7 has been a divisive one for fans, and not because of the usual politics of who should win, who should lose, and who should possibly sleep with her long-lost nephew.

Instead, many viewers came away frustrated because even though “Beyond the Wall” was entertaining, so much of it was unbelievable. This, on a show with magic, dragons, zombies, and even a zombie-dragon. Although some detractors had pointed to plot holes and character inconsistencies, the biggest offender across the board was time.

In the episode, an emergency rescue mission had to go into effect when Jon Snow (Kit Harington) & Co. were surrounded by an army of the undead who were stopped by a moat of a partially frozen lake. Their only hope of surviving lay in a three-part plan: Gendry (Joe Dempsie) had to flee on foot back to Eastwatch, his message would »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6 Review – ‘Beyond the Wall’

15 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Villordsutch reviews Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6 – ‘Beyond the Wall’…

Written – David BenioffD.B. Weiss

Directed – Alan Taylor

Beric Dondarrion – We’ll meet again, Clegane.

Sandor ‘The Hound’ Clegane – Fucking hope not.

We’ve arrived at the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones Season 7 and my it’s gone so fast – nearly as fast as travel across Westeros has become.  At the end of Eastwatch we witnessed Jon and Co. head into the snowy North to capture a Wight – a member of the living dead army – and now here in “Beyond the Wall”, we shall hopefully find out how they are getting on with their suicidal quest.

The stench of mistrust is haunting the halls of Winterfell, between the Stark Sisters, Lady Sansa and the surrounding Lords, and also Brienne of Tarth toward (quite rightly) Littlefinger.  This mighty house is plagued with paranoia and you can’t help but feel »

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This Seemingly Small Detail Could Be the Key to the Night King's True Identity

16 hours ago | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Although the Night King has been terrorizing Game of Thrones for three seasons now, we still don't know who he was before he became the White Walkers' leader. We have a few ideas, of course, but it's hard to ignore all the evidence piling up that the Night King is actually Bran Stark. Sound insane? We thought so too . . . at first. Reddit user Turm0il26 recently proposed the idea that once Bran comes to terms with the fact his powers are the reason Wylis becomes Hodor, who then goes on to one day save his and Meera's lives, Bran will wrongly assume he can go back in time to stop the White Walkers from ever existing in the first place. With the Night King and his army already doing serious damage to Jon Snow's forces, it's possible that Bran will get the idea in his head in season eight that »

- Quinn Keaney

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‘Stranger Things’ Creators Want to End Series After Four Seasons

16 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Brothers Matt and Ross Duffer — creators of Netflix’s streaming hit “Stranger Things” — have done like “Game of Thrones’s” D.B. Weiss and David Benioff and slapped an expiration date on their popular series. During an interview with Vulture, the Duffer brothers explained that they envision “Stranger Things” ending after four seasons.

According to the brothers, Netflix has already renewed the series for a third season. But by the end of that season, the preteens of Hawkins, Ind., will be headed toward college.

“We’re thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out,” Ross said.

“We just have to keep adjusting the story,” Matt continued. “Though I don’t know if we can justify something bad happening to them once a year.”

Netflix declined to comment when reached by Variety.

While the news will undoubtedly disappoint some “Stranger Things” fans, they still have Season 2’s upcoming premiere to look forward to, which »

- Erin Nyren

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How Benjen Stark's Tragic Return on Game of Thrones Connects to Bran

16 hours ago | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

While sitting down to write the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones season seven, showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff clearly couldn't have cared less about our tear ducts. Not only is one of Daenerys's beloved dragons killed off (and then resurrected), "Beyond the Wall" also features the reappearance and subsequent death of the mysterious Benjen Stark. Toward the end of the episode, he arrives just in time to save Jon Snow from the army of wights, taking out a ton of the ice zombies with his flaming flail before being overcome by a large pack that jumps on top of him. In the books, Benjen is more of an important figure in Bran's story (if you subscribe to the theory that he and Coldhands are one and the same), but it initially appeared that his true purpose in the TV adaptation was to help Jon Snow fulfill his destiny (i. »

- Quinn Keaney

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Game of Thrones: "Beyond The Wall" Behind The Scenes Featurette

18 hours ago | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

As Sunday brings us what hopes to be an epic finale of HBO’s Game of Thrones, the pay cable giant has released a behind the scenes look at the making of the most recent episode, “Beyond the Wall.” The episode used a mix of CGI and on location shots to bring us the horrors of one of the northern most points in Westeros. I always really enjoy behind the scenes featurettes such as this, I love the finished product, but I have always been fascinated by the process of movie and television magic. While the show does utilize CGI and green screens, the cast of Game of Thrones gets to visit some of the most fantastic locations in the world. David Benioff explained the advantage of shooting at physical locations.

“No matter how great your visual effects are or your art department, I would think there’s just nothing »

- Seth McDonald

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Game of Thrones: Season Seven Ratings

18 hours ago | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Last year, after creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss announced their plan to end Game of Thrones with its eighth season, HBO programming boss Casey Bloys confirmed that would be indeed the end. There's no need to worry that the show will be cancelled so, why track the ratings? Well, it's fun. It keeps us off the street. And most of all, it's a high water mark against which we can measure the success of other HBO TV series. Based on A Song of Ice and Fire, the best-selling George R.R. Martin book series, Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Diana Rigg, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams. The cast also includes Alfie Allen, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jerome Flynn, Iain Glen, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Conleth Hill, Kristofer Hivju, Hannah Murray, Carice »

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‘Game of Thrones’: Top 10 insults of all time include three by Olenna Tyrell (Diana Rigg)

18 hours ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Game of Thrones” has reaped five Emmy nominations for writing, winning in both 2014 and last year for episodes penned by showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. These Emmy favorites — “Mothers’ Mercy” and “Battle of the Bastards” — were episodes focused on the fierce fights at the center of the show. However, other […] »

- Paul Sheehan

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How ‘Game of Thrones’ Finally Made Its Zombie Polar Bear (Video)

21 August 2017 9:37 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Sunday’s episode of “Game of Thrones”) Apparently, “Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been obsessed with the idea of a zombie bear for a long time. Luckily, the concept finally paid off in Sunday night’s episode “Beyond the Wall,” where the ragtag group of misfits that included Jon Snow, the Hound, Jorah Mormont and others went to capture themselves a wight to bring back for Cersei. A featurette released by HBO Monday showcases the multiple special effects that had to be done throughout the episode (including a. »

- Carli Velocci

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'Game of Thrones' Creators Explain That Big Death

21 August 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for the sixth episode of Game of Thrones' seventh season, "Beyond the Wall."]

For most Game of Thrones fans, the death of a dragon was a total blindside. For the Game of Thrones creators, it was a long time coming.

In their latest "Inside the Episode" video for HBO, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss reveal that they have been building toward the death of Viserion, one of Daenerys' (Emilia Clarke) three dragons, for quite some time now. "The whole path of the show in some way has been trying to »

- Josh Wigler

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Game of Thrones: Is This Season Sacrificing Logic for All-Out Action?

21 August 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

No show on TV does spectacle quite like Game of Thrones. And Season 7 has certainly delivered on that front, from the fiery carnage unleashed by Daenerys’ dragons in “The Spoils of War” to this week’s icy white walker melee. Fans who tune into GoT solely to see bad-ass battle scenes are surely happy with Season 7… but for those of us who also enjoy things like character development and logical consistency, this season has been a surprisingly frustrating one.

RelatedGame of Thrones Recap: Iced, Iced Baby

All of the nagging problems that have plagued GoT this season — implausibly rapid travels across Westeros, »

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Game of Thrones' Power Couple? The "Powerful Feelings" Between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen Are Real, Y'all

21 August 2017 6:51 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Game of Thrones has some fans quoting Dido's "White Flag" when it comes to Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke): "I will go down with this ship…" In season seven, episode six of Game of Thrones, Dany came to Jon's rescue, lost a dragon in the process, and felt a lot of emotions throughout the whole thing. It looks like Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen—Jany? Danow?—are on the path to power coupledom. "She's always been willing to risk her life to do what she thinks is right. In terms of going North to rescue them, the number of people up there have a number of claims on her heart," co-creator David Benioff said in a behind-the-scenes video »

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Game of Thrones Bosses on the Heartbreaking Death and What It Means for Daenerys Targaryen

21 August 2017 6:19 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Pour one out for Viserion. Game of Thrones had a heartbreaking death (well, there's always a heartbreaking death on Game of Thrones) when Daenerys Targaryen's (Emilia Clarke) dragon was slain by the Night King. Not only slain, but transformed into a weapon for the other side. Gulp. "The whole path of the show in someway had been trying to map out all the episode end points and with this one it was the dragon opening its blue eye and realizing the Night King has finally gotten his own weapon of mass destruction," co-creator David Benioff said in the behind-the-scenes video below. Yeah, it's not good for Dany and Jon Snow (Kit Harington). "We knew that killing the dragon was going to »

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Finale Trailer: Jon Snow Prepares for the Greatest War Yet

21 August 2017 5:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

After last night’s epic dragon battle, “Game of Thrones” is saving its longest chapter for next week’s finale, and a new trailer reveals that fans are in for another epic battle.

“There’s only one war that matters. And it is here,” Jon Snow warns in the brief spot, which shows all sides bracing for combat.

Read More:‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff Series Will Be ‘Recognizable as a Past Event’ to Readers, Says Screenwriter

Our sister site Bgr reported that the Season 7 Finale will be 81 minutes long, which promises feature film-length battles. Jeremy Podeswa, who helmed the season premiere “Dragonstone,” will be directing, but further details are kept under wraps at this point. Hopefully HBO can avoid further hacking to keep secrets from spilling between now and then.

After the finale, the “Thrones” cast is scheduled to head back to film the final season in October, with a Season 8 premiere date still Tba. »

- William Earl

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Finale Trailer: Jon Snow Prepares for the Greatest War Yet

21 August 2017 5:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After last night’s epic dragon battle, “Game of Thrones” is saving its longest chapter for next week’s finale, and a new trailer reveals that fans are in for another epic battle.

“There’s only one war that matters. And it is here,” Jon Snow warns in the brief spot, which shows all sides bracing for combat.

Read More:‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff Series Will Be ‘Recognizable as a Past Event’ to Readers, Says Screenwriter

Our sister site Bgr reported that the Season 7 Finale will be 81 minutes long, which promises feature film-length battles. Jeremy Podeswa, who helmed the season premiere “Dragonstone,” will be directing, but further details are kept under wraps at this point. Hopefully HBO can avoid further hacking to keep secrets from spilling between now and then.

After the finale, the “Thrones” cast is scheduled to head back to film the final season in October, with a Season 8 premiere date still Tba. »

- William Earl

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Game Of Thrones season 7 episode 6 review: Beyond The Wall

21 August 2017 12:32 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ron Hogan Aug 21, 2017

The action scenes in the latest Game Of Thrones episode are a masterpiece of choreography. Spoilers ahead...

This review contains spoilers.

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7.6 Beyond The Wall

Tension. Teeth-grinding tension. Whether it's the other side of The Wall or in the ostensibly friendly confines of Winterfell, there's no real reason to relax in Westeros. There's definitely not reason to let your guard down. Even if the person you're having an argument with is your own flesh and blood, that doesn't mean she won't put a knife in your belly and then steal your face with the help of strange foreign magic.

Beyond The Wall is two different stories running simultaneously, which is pretty standard on Game Of Thrones this season. The Magnificent Seven are north of The Wall, »

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​This Season of Game of Thrones Would Have Benefited from More Episodes

15 August 2017 9:31 AM, PDT | TVGuide.com - Features | See recent TVGuide - Features news »

The common refrain from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss over the past year was

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- Kaitlin Thomas

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​This Season of Game of Thrones Would Have Benefited from More Episodes

15 August 2017 9:31 AM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

The common refrain from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss over the past year was that they didn't have enough story to fill two 10-episode seasons of the HBO fantasy series, which is why the final two seasons are shorter than the previous six. But following Sunday's "Eastwatch,"

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- Kaitlin Thomas

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Game Of Thrones: First Promo For Season 7’s Penultimate Episode Brings Jon Closer To The Night King

15 August 2017 8:11 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

“Hardhome” and “The Battle of the Bastards” are hard acts to follow, but if this first-look promo for the penultimate instalment of Game of Thrones season 7 is any indication, “Death Is the Enemy” will be remembered as one of the show’s greats, even if it doesn’t feature quite as much action as its peers.

Nipping at the heels of Sunday’s “Eastwatch,” which featured a smattering of crucial character moments in quick succession, “Death is the Enemy” has been slated for a premiere on August 20th, and it’ll stretch over the one-hour mark. Ever since it was announced that the seventh season of Thrones would span a total of seven episodes – down from the usual allotment of 10 – showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss vowed to keep the cameras rolling a little longer to accommodate all of the many storylines in play.

And over the next fortnight, Game of Thrones »

- Michael Briers

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