Valar Morghulis: A Statistical Guide To Deaths In Game Of Thrones


The famously grisly mortality rates of Game of Thrones are plenty fascinating enough on their own, and have infuriated viewers and readers alike for years now. It's a big part of the charm. But it's almost equally compelling from a global health perspective: Precisely how bloody is this universe? How do deaths… » 8/08/14 2:35pm 8/08/14 2:35pm

I Can't Stop Laughing At This Guy's Game Of Thrones Video Recaps

My colleague Samer just discovered this funny video of a southern gentleman giving his thoughts on the USMNT drawing Portugal. It turns out that this guy also posts quick video reviews of Game of Thrones episodes on his YouTube channel, and each one of them is a ridiculous treasure. I present a handful here, along… » 6/23/14 2:21pm 6/23/14 2:21pm

Game Of OMG's: How The Internet Became One Giant Spoiler Alert

I can't stop thinking about Ginsberg's nipple. While shearing off that irksome "valve" may have relieved some pressure and brought a measure of peace to Mad Men's resident alien, even a month later, it still stares at me from its dainty gift box as a symbol of sadness and frustration, and a reminder that computers… » 6/13/14 12:12pm 6/13/14 12:12pm

All The Best Larger-Than-Life Moments In Last Night's Game Of Thrones

This was Game Of Thrones' big battle episode, and it featured huge set pieces. HUGE. But you know what was really huge? The characters, and their incredible defining moments. There was sex, love, heroism, cowardice... and lots of killing. We've rounded up all of the defining moments in last night's insane showcase. » 6/09/14 11:18am 6/09/14 11:18am

On Game Of Thrones, We Learn The Hard Way Revenge Is Best Served Cold

Last night's Game of Thrones was like a marathon of rug-pulling. Time after time, we saw the truth revealed — only to have it turned on its side somehow. There were so many slippery moments where the truth became the biggest lie, it was only fitting when we saw a confession turn deadly. Spoilers ahead... » 6/02/14 11:17am 6/02/14 11:17am

Please, Let This Be The Death Of NBA-As-Game Of Thrones Foolishness

OK, you guys, seriously, you need to stop doing this. It's been more than a year since everyone decided that it was fun to lazily fist Game of Thrones into the NBA for no other reason than they are both things that people of a certain demographic are aware of, and now all that fuckery has trickled its way down to… » 5/16/14 6:30pm 5/16/14 6:30pm

Tyrion Is Among The Least Skilled Players Of The Game Of Thrones

Back in Game of Thrones season two, we heard a lot about how Tyrion was taking to court intrigue in King's Landing. How he was enjoying playing politics, and discovering he was quite good at it. The sad thing? He was horrible at it. Almost as bad as Ned Stark. Last night's episode pretty much proves it. Spoilers… » 5/12/14 12:35pm 5/12/14 12:35pm

Everyone On Game Of Thrones Is An Amateur Compared To Littlefinger

Last night's Game of Thrones had a lot of scenes where people tried to consolidate their power. Some people make alliances, others bully their followers, and still others try to send their enemies on suicide missions. When your hold on power isn't secure, you have to be crafty and ruthless as fuck. Spoilers ahead... » 4/28/14 12:30pm 4/28/14 12:30pm

Original Script For Controversial Game Of Thrones Scene Very Different

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the rape scene from the latest episode of Game of Thrones, in part because it deviated so dramatically from the way it was depicted in the book. Thanks to Dan Abromowitz and HappyPlace, we now know that the original script had the scene playing out very differently. » 4/24/14 2:46pm 4/24/14 2:46pm

Game Of Thrones: This Changes Nothing

Was last night's Game of Thrones cathartic for you? It seems to have been for a lot of other people. But don't get too excited — the huge event at the end of last night's outing changes nothing. Because the episode goes out of its way to show that we've only dealt with a symptom, not the disease. Spoilers ahead! » 4/14/14 3:10pm 4/14/14 3:10pm

We Reached The "Everybody's Broken Past Fixing" Part of Game of Thrones

Remember when all the characters on Game of Thrones were shiny and new? Now Tyrion Lannister can't get laid in a whorehouse. His brother Jaime has lost his groove. The Stark girls have death in their hearts. Jon Snow's a traitor forever. Last night's premiere showed these characters aren't just broken, but broken… » 4/07/14 11:58am 4/07/14 11:58am

What If Game Of Thrones Was A Classic Sitcom?

The opening credits would probably look something like this. We're so excited about the return of Game of Thrones on Sunday, we asked our friend Garrison Dean to imagine what the show would look like if it was a classic 1970s-1980s sitcom. But what he came up with was way more insane than we ever expected. » 4/03/14 3:39pm 4/03/14 3:39pm

Die Already, King Joffrey

This Sunday, 114 million global HBO subscribers and roughly 250 million web-savvy HBO non-subscribers will join hands and avail themselves of the fourth-season premiere of Game of Thrones, a quasi-medieval Prestige Cable Network Battle of the T's and A's with way more T's, A's, leering ultraviolence, peripheral… » 4/03/14 11:38am 4/03/14 11:38am

Two Reasons That Explain Why We're All Obsessed with Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones comes back to television in just a few weeks, and already we're feeling the imperative: All Men (And Women) Must Freak Out. But why is Game of Thrones such a huge cultural phenomenon, among all other fantasy series? It comes down to two huge cultural trends, that are rooted in our widespread anxieties… » 3/18/14 7:34pm 3/18/14 7:34pm

Game Of Thrones And Nutella Ads: How The Super Bowl Looked In Austria

We've barely withheld our admiration for Austria's love of the NFL, and official network PULS4 gave the Super Bowl its full attention on Sunday—complete with lengthy pre-game show, halftime analysis, and, yes, Super Bowl ads. Oh, and they updated that awesome Game of Thrones-themed intro for the game, too. » 2/05/14 3:40pm 2/05/14 3:40pm

7-Year-Old Girl Writes To Scientists Asking Them To Make Her A Dragon

Australia's got its very own pint-sized Khaleesi in 7-year-old Sophie Lester of Queensland, who over Christmas wrote a letter to the national science agency CSIRO asking for a dragon of her own. Both the letter and the agency's response are so cute you're going to feel like passing out. » 1/08/14 6:05pm 1/08/14 6:05pm