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Vanessa Cate

Vanessa Cate is a writer and editor for Stage Raw and @THISSTAGE magazine. She is the founder and artistic director of True Focus Theater and fantasy performance group Cabaret le Fey. She is also a diehard geek and fantasy lover.

Game Of Thrones season 7 episode 3 review: “The Queen’s Justice”

I’m going to cut to the chase as fast as the latest episode of Game of Thrones did: Jon Snow meets Daenerys Targaryen. Finally. Emilia Clarke may be a notoriously bad actress, and Kit Harrington notoriously brooding (as referenced by Tyrion in a sort of wink to the audience), but having these two together just […]

The Game Of Thrones’ kiss between Yara and Ellaria was improvised, says Gemma Whelan

Leading up to season 7, Game of Thrones fans dissected the trailer in a flurry of speculation. Where are the battles taking place? Who is fighting who? Looks like Dany’s in Dragonstone! And… woah – Yara Greyjoy and Ellaria Sand make out!? While the kiss could have been the start of some deeper Greyjoy-Sand romance, […]

Game Of Thrones has just hinted at a major theory about Samwell Tarly

One popular Game of Thrones fan theory is that Samwell Tarly amounts to much more than just an aspiring Maester, chamber pot cleaner, and grey scale severer. Even killing a White Walker pales in comparison to writing what would become a beloved fantasy series. And that’s just what some fans believe to be true. Ever […]

Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 2 Review: Stormborn

It’s full speed ahead now on Game of Thrones, and the tempo for “Stormborn” is immediately set by a tempest raging against the walls of Dragonstone. The whole episode, even in its more subdued or talky moments, seems rushed, and that is of course out of necessity. No more slow-burn character development, subtle dialogue, or […]

Game of Thrones showrunners announce their controversial new HBO series Confederate

Game of Thrones creator/writer/producer/showrunner duo David Benioff and Dan Weiss have announced their newest project. The public release describes that Confederate “chronicles the events leading to the Third American Civil War. The series takes place in an alternate timeline, where the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union, giving rise to a nation in […]

Latest Game of Thrones episode makes us rethink the “Prince that was promised” theory

The latest Game of Thrones season 7 episode saw Melisandre turning up at Dragonstone to give advice to Daenerys Targaryen. After Jon Snow banished her at the end of last season, viewers wondered what was next for the Red Priestess. Would she ride off into obscurity (hopefully leaving her necklace on while she did so)? […]

Game of Thrones season 7 premiere has been pirated a staggering 90 million times!

Game of Thrones’ season 7 premiere, “Dragonstone” shattered viewing records last Sunday across HBO and streaming services. The episode clocked in at over 16 million views – the most for any premiere in the history of HBO.  As impressive as that figure is, it doesn’t compare to the number of times the episode has been […]

Game of Thrones season 7 premiere smashes HBO viewership records

Sunday night’s season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones has shattered records for most viewed episode. According to TV by the Numbers, 10.1 million people tuned in to watch “Dragonstone” live during the evening of the highly anticipated premiere. Before that, the record for most live viewers for a Game of Thrones episode was the […]

Latest “Inside the Episode” videos give us more details about the season 7 premiere, “Dragonstone”

Several videos are now available on HBO’s official YouTube channel that give a greater insight into the season 7 premiere, “Dragonstone”. Some of these videos are unlisted, so you won’t be able to find them by searching HBO’s playlists. Luckily, we have them all for you here. First, HBO has uploaded the behind-the-scenes video that […]

Euron Greyjoy: Game of Thrones’ newest leading psychopath

Can we just talk about Euron Greyjoy for a second? For those of us who need a recap: Euron first appeared in season 6. While that might be considered late in the game, Euron wasted no time and after arriving in Pyke during a storm was able to make short work of Balon Greyjoy, his […]

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