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Game of Thrones: 23 Revelations From The Last Watch Season 8 Documentary

Game of Thrones: 23 Revelations From The Last Watch Season 8 Documentary
Like Melisandre peering into the flames, Game of Thrones fans got an inside glimpse at the previously unknown when HBO aired The Last Watch Sunday. The two-hour documentary, helmed by Jeanie Finlay (Seahorse), offered a peek at what the cast and crew of the fantasy saga experienced during the filming of its eighth and final season.

In case you didn’t get a chance to watch the real-life look at Westeros — or if you’re making like Drogon and staying away from King’s Landing after last week’s polarizing series finale (read a full recap here) — have no fear:
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Six Things We Learned From ‘Game of Thrones: The Last Watch’ Documentary

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HBO gave fans a long parting look at the making of “Game of Thrones” on Sunday night in a two-hour documentary that focused on the Herculean efforts by the small army craft and technical experts who worked on the mammoth fantasy drama.

“Game of Thrones: The Last Watch” introduced viewers to the leaders of the below the line departments that breathed life into the “Thrones” milieu with costumes, hair, makeup, special effects, location managers, a fleet of extras and an entire department devoted to snow.

“Last Watch” gave a generous spotlight to Bernie Caulfield, the veteran producer who has been hailed by “Thrones” showrunners/exec producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss as the linchpin of the execution of the most expensive and ambitious series ever produced for television. British documentarian Jeanie Finlay was embedded with the show for a year during its location shoots in Northern Ireland, Croatia and elsewhere for its final season,
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Is Robert Downey Jr. (‘Avengers: Endgame’) the year’s Best Hero? It would be his 1st solo win at MTV Movie and TV Awards

Is Robert Downey Jr. (‘Avengers: Endgame’) the year’s Best Hero? It would be his 1st solo win at MTV Movie and TV Awards
Robert Downey Jr. launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe 11 years ago with “Iron Man” (2008). Is he about to take a victory lap at the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards? He’s nominated for Best Hero for his capstone performance in “Avengers: Endgame,” and if he wins it would be his first competitive victory as an individual actor.

This is Downey’s ninth MTV Movie and TV Award nomination. He has received all of those bids in the last 10 years thanks mostly to his career-defining role as billionaire industrialist Tony Stark aka Iron Man. But he has only won one competitive award at these kudos. He claimed Best Fight in 2013 alongside his fellow “Avengers” Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner for fighting off an alien invasion led by Tom Hiddleston. Two years after that he was awarded the honorary Generation Award for his career achievements. But he
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According to George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones Will End Differently in the Books

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According to George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones Will End Differently in the Books
Warning! This post contains some spoilers for the Game of Thrones series finale.

The series finale of Game of Thrones has invoked a lot of conversation and feelings in fans. Whether you loved it or hated it, the TV series is officially over. But that isn't totally the end of the story!

Author George R.R. Martin published a blog post promising that he's still working on the last two entries of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, which the HBO show is based on. "I'm still here, and I'm still busy," the 70-year-old author wrote, adding that he's hard at work on several TV shows, short films, feature projects, and a video game, in addition to the next entry in the series of books.

When it came to his thoughts on the TV adaptation's finale, Martin gushed about how grateful he was for the experience, though he didn't
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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Marks All-Time Low for Amount of Dialogue Spoken in the Series

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Marks All-Time Low for Amount of Dialogue Spoken in the Series
Diehard fans of “Game of Thrones” have been vocal about all the reasons why they’ve been disappointed in the final season, but most of the criticisms boil down to not enough storytelling to give characters their proper evolution. In fact, poor writing has been cited in the online petition to remake Season 8.

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on,” the petition states. “This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!”

Now it appears that there’s e data to show that the writing has changed from when the series first started to how it ended. According to data that GitHub member Mr. Quart crunched from OpenSubtitles.org, The words spoken per minute in each “Game of Thrones” episode has gone
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This Game of Thrones Theory Suggests That Daenerys's Story Might Not Be Over Just Yet

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This Game of Thrones Theory Suggests That Daenerys's Story Might Not Be Over Just Yet
Warning! Spoilers for Game of Thrones below.

One of the greatest tragedies of the series finale of Game of Thrones is the death of the Dragon Queen, Daenerys Targaryen. Not that it wasn't particularly well-deserved - she had just burned thousands of innocent people to death and was already making plans to do so all over the world - but it was still tough to watch her go down, especially at the hands of her lover and nephew, Jon Snow.

But what was especially heartbreaking was the scene that followed - watching Drogon realize that the man he allowed entry into the Red Keep had killed his mother. In his anguish, the last of Dany's dragons melts the Iron Throne into a bubbling, molten puddle with a powerful stream of flame. Having destroyed the symbol of power that led to the death of both his brothers and his mother, Drogon
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Killing Eve Season 2 Episode 8 Review: You're Mine

Eve and Villanelle end their mission in Rome - and season 2 - with a bang

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This Killing Eve review contains spoilers.

Killing Eve Season 2 Episode 8

Killing Eve set the tone for its season 2 finale early: Eve heard gunshots outside her room, kicking off a sequence that led to Villanelle slitting Aaron Peel’s throat while making him watch, all within the first fifteen minutes. Where do we go from here? the two women were left wondering while the audience glanced at the clock and had much the same experience.

This season started off strong and faltered a bit when Villanelle became too much a part of Eve’s world, their interactions too commonplace to have the kind of strange, stabby spark that makes the show so electric. I have a feeling that those who binge-watch or who see it week-to-week but are warned that their concerns are
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Game Of Thrones Fans Going Through Withdrawal With No New Episodes

As you may’ve heard, tons of fans have been canceling their HBO subscriptions in the wake of Game of Thrones season 8.

Indeed, Google searches for “cancel HBO” witnessed a sizeable spike after last Sunday’s series finale, “The Iron Throne.” And while it makes sense that a good chunk of subscribers would hit the cancel button once their favorite show has come to an end, given how divisive season 8 ended up being, there may be more to this data than meets the eye.

For one, this was the highest surge in search results for ‘cancel HBO’ since Game of Thrones began, while the second biggest spike corresponds to the end of season 7. Unfortunately, though, Google Trends only yields raw search data, which means we don’t know exactly how many people actually pulled the plug on their HBO subscription last week.

Be that as it may, it seems a
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Star Wars Fans Petition To Have Game Of Thrones Creators Removed From Their Trilogy

When Disney announced that Game of Thrones co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were heading up a trilogy of new Star Wars films, there was much rejoicing. After all, HBO’s hit series is the benchmark for quality fantasy, providing years of top-tier entertainment that’s packed full of fascinating and charismatic characters and with extremely satisfying plotting.

As such, many fans thought that if Benioff and Weiss could turn their talents to that galaxy far far away, then we might be in for something truly special. That was before the final season of Thrones hit the airwaves though, and we probably don’t need to tell you at this point that it didn’t exactly give viewers what they wanted.

Now, with things having wrapped up last weekend, fans are loudly yelling online that they feel that all those years they’ve invested in the series have been totally wasted.
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Game of Thrones: The 20 Character Eulogies We Never Needed in Season 8

Game of Thrones: The 20 Character Eulogies We Never Needed in Season 8
When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die — and quite a few characters learned that lesson the hard way across the show’s eight seasons.

But given the drama’s propensity for killing off major players (often in creative and brutal ways), we actually expected a higher body count as Thrones closed in on its final hour. Frankly, we were a bit shocked that the remaining Stark children all made it out alive. And those supporting characters whose arcs had seemingly run their course in Season 8? We assumed they were goners, for sure. (Looking at you,
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‘Game of Thrones’: This Character Was Supposed to Live and Would’ve Hated Daenerys’ Fate

‘Game of Thrones’: This Character Was Supposed to Live and Would’ve Hated  Daenerys’ Fate
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Game of Thrones” Season 8, including the finale.]

The final season of “Game of Thrones” has caused controversy over its rushed storytelling that didn’t allow for enough character development, among other complaints. Case in point are Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and her dark turn into the pyromaniacal Mad Queen and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) undoing his story of redemption at the 11th hour to die with his sister, even after his eyes had been opened to her selfishness.

Despite all of these perceived narrative failures, Entertainment Weekly reveals that the writers did indeed try to create stories that would stay true to the characters and not just feel contrived. In fact, they wanted desperately to keep one character alive through to the end, but eventually abandoned the idea because it made no logical sense.

“For a long time we wanted Ser Jorah to be there at The Wall in the end,
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Star Wars Petition Wants Game of Thrones Creators Axed from Upcoming Trilogy

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Following The Rise of Skywalker this Christmas, Star Wars fans won't have to wait long for another movie. Disney has announced that an all-new trilogy will kick off in December 2022, with the second installment coming in 2024 and the final chapter dropping during the holidays in 2026. These movies are being headed up by Game of Thrones showrunners and TV creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. When that news was first announced, most Star Wars fans were excited by the possibility. Now, many of those same fans believe that these two men totally botch the execution of Game of Thrones season 8, ruining the series with its final episodes. They don't want to see that happen with Star Wars. So a new petition has been launched to proactively get them fired.

This comes after over a million Game of Thrones fans launched a petition for HBO to completely rewrite and reshoot season 8. That's
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How to Watch Game of Thrones: The Last Watch

Winter has come and gone, but the watch is still not quite over.

Exactly one week after the Game of Thrones series' finale first aired, HBO is debuting a two-hour documentary about the making of the show's eighth and final season, titled Game of Thrones: The Last Watch.

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The Hot Zone: 5 Things to Know About Julianna Margulies' Ebola Thriller

Not even five minutes into the premiere of National Geographic Channel’s miniseries The Hot Zone, it’s startlingly clear that going viral isn’t always a good thing.

An ailing character sweats profusely. He stumbles. He desperately boards a plane in hopes of getting help in time. And then we watch in horror as his insides seem to liquefy in real-time. The sequence is harrowing and horrifying, particularly because — as we soon learn — it illustrates a 1980 outbreak of the Ebola virus in Kenya.

The thriller, which then skips ahead to chronicle the 1989 resurgence of the pathogen in Reston, Va.
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HBO boss defends Game of Thrones showrunners over final season criticism

Winter has come – and gone – with the series finale of HBO’s Game of Thrones airing last weekend to bring the curtain down on the hugely successful TV adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.

While it smashed records in terms of ratings, giving HBO’s its best ever numbers for a scripted drama, season eight also proved hugely divisive wand left many fans and critics disappointed, with the vast majority of the blame landing firmly on the shoulders of showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

Perhaps the biggest complaint is that the season (and the previous season) felt rushed, with Benioff and Weiss seemingly keen to wrap things up in order to turn their attention to the galaxy far, far away with their Star Wars project at Lucasfilm. However, that’s not the view of HBO boss Casey Bloys, who has defended the showrunners
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Game Of Thrones: 10 Most Difficult Fortresses To Penetrate

At the heart of this groundbreaking fantasy series lies the battle for the Iron Throne, a prize for which almost every Westeros ruler seems prepared to die for. From the Battle of Blackwater Bay to the Battle of the Bastards, every major conflict in Game of Thrones has had some influence over who retains power over the Seven Kingdoms, whether large or small.

One of the most important success factors in every battle is the fortress being held and the effectiveness of its defenses. Let's take a look at the most difficult fortresses to penetrate in Westeros, some of which remain impenetrable to this day... despite that no longer being the case for the show's plot.

Related: Game Of Thrones: 10 Dead Characters That Are Still Alive In The Books (That We Actually Miss
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From Living on $5 a Day to $1 Million Paychecks: How Life Has Completely Changed for the Game of Thrones Stars

From Living on $5 a Day to $1 Million Paychecks: How Life Has Completely Changed for the Game of Thrones Stars
They survived winter. While Game of Thrones came to a controversial conclusion last Sunday night, our watch isn't over just yet as HBO is set to air a two-hour documentary dedicated to properly send the historic series off. Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, airing on May 26, will take viewers behind the scenes of the polarizing eighth and final season, Airing Sunday, May 26, the two-hour documentary film will take viewers behind the scenes of the final season, with cast members like Kit Harington, Sophie Turner and Emilia Clarke reflecting on the immeasurable impact the series has had on their lives, as all were complete unknowns before being cast on the world's most popular show.  So just how...
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The Evolution Of Sansa Stark Throughout Game Of Thrones

Few characters on HBO's Game of Thrones underwent as truly amazing a transformation as Sophie Turner's Sansa Stark. When comparing the naive, spoiled little girl we met in the first episode with the strong, compassionate, brilliant leader we leave in the series finale, it's almost hard to believe that they are one and the same woman. But for eight long, grueling years, Sansa Stark routinely proved why she was one of the best of the best, both in terms of content of character and her sheer level of intellect and cunning in the game of thrones itself.

Related: Game Of Thrones: 5 Character Arcs Fans Loved (& 5 That Were Super Disappointing)

Sansa endured more hardships and tribulations than most other characters in the series, but she never let any of the abuse she endured break her spirit or stop her from achieving her goals and dreams. She remained kind
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Jon Snow: An Honorable Man's Journey Through The Game Of Thrones

Despite how many fans may feel about Game Of Thrones finally reaching its conclusion after nearly a decade, the show has, in fact, hit its final note. Game Of Thrones may have made a name for itself by getting fans to fall in love with its brilliant and diverse cast of characters before systematically destroying nearly every one of the beloved characters, but there are some, however, that have been lucky enough to escape the dreaded game without having to pay with their lives.

Related: Game Of Thrones: How The Ending Will Be Different In The Books

Jon Snow is not one of those people. While he may have come out (partially) intact, Jon Snow not only paid for his claim with his life, but also with the lives of nearly everyone he called family, friend, and even lovers. Jon Snow may have started out knowing nothing, but in the
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The week in TV: Hatton Garden, Summer of Rockets and more – review

Jeff Pope puts to bed the myth of the lovable cockney criminal, while Stephen Poliakoff gets off to a flyer with his latest period drama

Hatton Garden (ITV) | itv.com

Summer of Rockets (BBC Two) | iPlayer

Gentleman Jack (BBC One) | iPlayer

Thatcher: A Very British Revolution (BBC Two) | iPlayer

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Hatton Garden was not, thanks be to all the graces, ’Atton Gaaard’n. Finally, almost 50 years after the Pythons lampooned the tendency in their Piranha Brothers sketch, we would appear to have shed any romantic tosh about London gangsters being anything other than on a stunted, unlovely spectrum between backbiting weasels and violent scum.
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