Connect with us

General

This is what binge-watching Game of Thrones can do to you

Avatar

Published

on

This is what binge-watching Game of Thrones can do to you

Game of Thrones is one of the biggest shows on the planet, and it’s responsible for revolutionizing television, making it the cash cow that it has become. Although binge watching has become mainstream with the likes of Netflix that release all episodes of a season, together, Game of Thrones still remains one of the most binge-able shows ever. However doing that might not be the best thing for you. Read on!

The study was conducted by Patient.info, and included over 2000 people, all studied with regards to binge-watching TV shows, of which Game of Thrones is a definitive part. Speaking to The Sun, Patient.info clinical director Dr. Sarah Jarvis said:

“We have long been aware of the physical effects that come along with being a couch potato, but we should also be conscious that if we don’t moderate our TV-watching habits it can also be highly detrimental to our, and particularly our children’s, mental wellbeing.”

Apparently, 27% of the subjects admitted to delaying sleep for between 1.5-2 hours to keep bingewatching. 22% admitted they delayed sleep for 2.5-3 hours, and even after all that delay it becomes hard to fall asleep when tried.

“It affects latency – the time it takes to get to sleep – as the bright light disrupts the body’s circadian rhythms by suppressing the evening rise of melatonin.”

Says Lisa Artis, from The Sleep Council, who talked some more about the study:

“While it may seem harmless to veg out in front of the TV, excessive screen time has an impact on sleep.

It affects the time it takes to get to sleep – as the bright light disrupts the body’s rhythms.

Violence, gore or suspense may leave you feeling anxious and could contribute to tossing and turning.”

That’s not all, 34% of the subjects said they experienced “feelings of emptiness” after finishing a show, while another 20% felt “low mood and depression.”

Kit Harington totally bids Game of Thrones a goodbye by trimming his hair

So maybe space out your viewings next time around, fellow Game of Thrones fans! After all, it’s a long time till the final season hits, so time will not be a constraint.

Talk to us in the comments, down below!






Continue Reading

General

HBO releases new footage from Game Of Thrones Season 8

Avatar

Published

on

HBO releases new footage from Game Of Thrones Season 8

Game Of Thrones Season 8 premieres on 14th April and we are less than 50 days away from the premiere date but so far HBO hasn’t released the trailer and the fans are definitely getting a bit restless. It’s been close to 2 years since season 7 got over the wait has been excruciatingly long. Luckily for the fans, HBO has given a sneak peek of some new footage from Game Of Thrones Season 8.

HBO releases new footage from Game Of Thrones Season 8

The tiny footage is part of the video titled “It All Starts Here,” and it gives fans a glimpse of what they can expect from HBO in 2019. For us the center of attention is the Game Of Thrones footage in the video and we can see the Unsullied and Dothraki marching into Winterfell, with Drogon flying above and the Northerners are really scared to see a dragon for the first time in their life, but not Arya.

HBO releases new footage from Game Of Thrones Season 8

Arya is awe-struck when she sees Drogon and it will be wonderful to see her meeting Jon Snow for the first time after season 1. Take a look at the video below.






Continue Reading

General

Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere cast revealed. Two surprising cast members return

Avatar

Published

on

"The Dragon and the Wolf" becomes the most watched Game of Thrones episode ever jon_snow_and_dany

Game of Thrones Season 8 is coming to our television sets in less than two months. While Jason Momoa might have hinted at the red carpet premiere date on April 3, 2019, which is eleven days before the actual airing date of the new season, a new announcement has been made by HBO which reveals the cast of the premiere. Taking into account what actually has been announced by HBO we have two cast members who – much to our surprise may return back for the Final Season of Game of Thrones.

The list announced on the website of HBO gives us detail about which characters will be back during the first episode of season 8 and these include main cast members like Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Peter Dinklage, Gwendoline Christie, and more!

Other stars included in the list are Ben Crompton (Edd Tollett), Kristopher Hivju (Tormund), Joe Dempsie (Gendry), Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy), Daniel Portman (Podrick Payne), and others.

This tells that the first episode of this season will be in fact exactly 60-minutes-long as revealed earlier. But, before we give away the names of those cast members – please proceed with caution in case you want to be spoiler-free for Game of Thrones Season 8.

Peter Dinklage says Game Of Thrones Season 8 battles will be better than ‘the Battle of the Bastards’Talking about the two cast members who will be back in the season 8 premiere episode, pretty much confirming that they are reprising their roles in season include:

Tobias Menzies: The actor who plays the role of the long- lost uncle of the Starks – Edmure Tully who was last seen being used as a bait by the Lannisters and the Freys in Season 6 to win back Riverrun.

Lino Facioli: Lino Francioli – the actor who plays the role of the last heir of House Arryn – Robin Arryn. He was last seen practising archery in Season 6 with Ser Yohn Royce at Vale. He appeared briefly in the scene where the deceased Littlefinger had Vale align with Starks and had gifted him a Gyrfalcon.

This gives us some hope for two major houses surviving the events in Game of Thrones Season 8 unless the showrunners have decided to bring them only to kill them later. Here’s a full list of the cast members who will be a part of Game Of Thrones season 8 premiere:

Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere cast revealed. Two surprising cast members return

Yet, we’ve got no news of Michiel Huisman (Daario Naharis) and, sorry Stannis fans – he’s not coming back! What were your thoughts on this great news? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below.






Continue Reading

General

Sophie Turner reveals Sansa is getting an armour in Game of Thrones Season 8

Avatar

Published

on


With us being in the mid of February, Game of Thrones Season 8 seems to be arriving sooner than ever. While we wait for the official trailer which we expect to drop soon, more and more cast interviews have started surfacing. And this time it is Sophie Turner – who has revealed to Entertainment Weekly that her attire is getting a new upgrade in Season 8 with added armour. Read on.

Sophie Turner to be the lead star of the next X-Men movie

Sansa Stark – the true lady of Winterfell has undergone a rather darker change in her as compared to the other characters we’ve known over the seasons. Of course, the kind of trauma she has suffered especially witnessing the assassination of her father – she has undergone is the biggest propelling factor.

Additionally, this drastic change has also been contributed by her experiences with antagonists and power played like Joffrey, Cersei, Ramsay, and Littlefinger who’ve used and abused her over the last seven seasons. Without diving much deeper in her character arc, now let’s discuss in detail what Sophie told Entertainment Weekly.

“This is the first time I’ve had armour,” she revealed.

This armour according to EW, isn’t a regular armour worn by Knights and Kings but ‘a jet-black ensemble made of thick leather or similar material’. Sophie also said:

“We [had] the idea of it being very protective and she buttons herself up…I wanted her to have a bit of armour and be a bit more warrior like. She’s like the warrior of Winterfell.”

What the second official teaser – Crypts of Winterfell showed us has already created a lot of hype in the fandom – talks about Sansa doing her hair like Daenerys and much more. Yet, we can’t ignore that Sansa has drawn her personality from the women she has learnt a great deal like Cersei Lannister.

Where, she once did her hair in a style similar to Cersei and wore more bright colours, after returning to Winterfell – she now dresses in a darker colour like several other characters. Maybe, we’re up for an armoured Sansa much like Cersei who too has got an attire upgrade in the new season.

We haven’t got any teaser or behind-the-scenes photos that reveal Sansa’s new costume yet if Entertainment Weekly has brought us this news – the smoke obviously comes from some fire around. So, what were your thoughts on Sansa’s costume change in Season 8? Tell us in the comments.






Continue Reading

Trending

Subscribe To The Citadel Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from the Citadel.

You have Successfully Subscribed!