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Kit Harington says he will rewatch entire Game of Thrones to say goodbye




Kit Harington says he will Rewatch Entire Game of Thrones to Say Goodbye

The final season of Game of Thrones is here, and beneath all the excitement there is the sad truth – it’s never going to come back. One way to cope with a GoT-less world is to rewatch the series all over again. That’s exactly what Kit Harington is going to do.

Game of Thrones made huge stars out of many a budding actors. Harington is perhaps the best example of this. In a recent interview with Mirror UK, the actor, who plays Jon Snow, shared his thoughts on life after Thrones, and how hard it was to say goodbye.

“I’m terribly sad about it ending and the words Game of Thrones are going to have the fondest feeling for me forever. I want to watch the final episode, go back and watch the whole thing once and then put it on the shelf and go, ‘Thank you’.

That’s how I’m going to say goodbye to it – watch what we did over eight years. It’ll take me hours and then I’ll really be done with it.” 

The 32-year-old actor has several reasons to be fond of Game of Thrones. In 2011, Harington was a rookie drama school major and Jon Snow was an important side character at best. Eight years later, Jon is Aegon Targaryen, rightful heir to the Iron Throne and at the front and center of everything. Harington too has gone from being a promising debutant to one of the highest paid actors on TV.

Harington is mindful of the time that has passed, and his transformation. He reflects,

“I look back at who I was when I started Thrones and it’s emotional because that Kit is so different from me today. That Kit was just amazed at everything but now when I’m on a red carpet and there are flashbulbs, I take it for granted.”

By now he is aware of both the perks and pitfalls of fame. In his own words,

“Fame is a really odd situation. There are times when I’ve been a p**k and been ­egotistical. But I have always had people around who have been truthful with me and put me right.” 

Kit Harington will Watch the Whole of Game of Thrones Again to Say Goodbye

One of those people is surely his wife Rose Leslie, whom he met on Game of Thrones sets. Leslie’s Ygritte was Jon Snow’s first, tragic love, but now he has moved on to Daenerys Targaryen, portrayed on-screen by Emilia Clarke. The fact that Leslie and Clarke are fast friends in real life did produce some awkwardness in their onscreen intimacy. Harington cheekily explains,

“Even though you’re actors and it’s your job, there’s an element of weirdness when the three of us are having dinner and we had a kissing scene that day.”

Game of Thrones has given him much, but what comes after that? Not another eight-years-long epic fantasy drama for sure! Harington is quite done with that format.

“I’m looking at theatre, limited series and movies. TV has really developed, which means I can do interesting drama. Just not with too many seasons!” Harington signs off.

What are you going to do to cope once Game of Thrones ends? Tell us in the comments!

Writer, translator, and high fantasy nerd based in Kolkata, India. Would dearly love to own a pet dragon some day, but the black market isn't really helping.

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When GoT finishes I will await the start of the prequalls..:-)


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau thinks fan criticism for Game of Thrones showrunners is “kinda silly”




Nikolaj Coster-Waldau thinks fan criticism for Game of Thrones showrunners is "kinda silly"

Game of Thrones Season 8 wasn’t the greatest hit. Of course, it pulled more views than before, and it was a hell of a spectacle, an achievement in itself, but the overall reception for the show was mostly negative. The more passionate fans ended up criticizing showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, quite a lot. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who played Jaime Lannister, the latest star to comment on this criticism, said that it was “kinda silly”. Read on!

This happened at a panel at Con of Thrones that had Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jerome Flynn (Bronn), Hannah Murray (Gilly) and Miltos Yerolemou (Syrio Forel), reports Winter is Coming. The full panel is available to be watched, here:

Nikolaj commented on the criticism that Season 8 has been receiving:

“We’re so lucky to be part of a show where people…care so much about it that you also get upset when it doesn’t go the way you want it to. And that’s fantastic, and I love it, and I love [laughs] that there was an online petition to have it rewritten.”

Nikolaj continued:

“The only thing I’ll say is that for anyone to imagine or to think that the two creators of this show are not the most passionate, the greatest, the most invested of all, and to for a second think that they didn’t spend the last 10 years thinking about how they were gonna end it, is kinda silly. And also know that they too read the comments, and even though you sit on your own and go, ‘Fucking stupid writers! Assholes!’…they really, like everyone on Game of Thrones…and there are thousands, we worked our asses off to make the best show we could for the ending.”

He also commented on the positive reception from the fans present at Con of Thrones:

“I just wish that Dan and David could be here to hear this, to understand that people really love the show. That suddenly they’re not the most hated people in the world, because that’s how they might…I know how they feel.”

Well, you gotta agree with the man. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!

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Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker gives his take on Game of Thrones Season 8




Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker gives his take on Game of Thrones Season 8

Game of Thrones Season 8 wasn’t very liked, and that’s not a secret at this point. We have seen the fans hate on the final season to a great extent, a hatred that is still going on. In the midst of that, the latest commentary on Game of Thrones came from the creator of Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker. Read on!

The fifth season of Black Mirror premiered recently, and the fans haven’t loved it as much as the previous ones. In a recent interview with NME, Brooker said:

“I will say. There was a thread I saw that summed up the difference between a seat-of-the-pants writer and a plotter, and George RR Martin is a seat-of-the-pants writer, creating complicated characters and scenarios and it’s hard to bring those stories to a resolution, hence why the books are slowing down in frequency. The producers of the show have this story created by a seat-of-the-pants writer but they decide they have to bring it to a conclusion, which presents a problem, because characters in plotter stories tend to be a bit thinner.”

It seems like Brooker was referencing George’s comparison between two kinds of writers, the gardeners and the architects:

“It felt to me like there were romances, for instance, that were built in because they had to happen for the purposes of the story. Having said that, I think there was a scene right near the end with the rearranging of the chairs stuff, that really reminded me of early episodes and was really enjoyable to watch. So overall, with the situation they were in, they did a good job.”

Brooker also admitted to rating the show a 68% on Rotten Tomatoes, where Season 8 has a rating of 58%, so it’s safe to say Brooker liked it better than the average fan. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!

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George R. R. Martin reveals five new facts about the Game of Thrones prequel, Bloodmoon




George R. R. Martin discusses five new facts about the Game of Thrones prequel

Game of Thrones has ended, and it’s time for the prequels to shine. As we had reported, a prequel to the show, set roughly 5000 years prior, has entered the pilot production stage. Titled Bloodmoon for now, the only things we knew about the show were leaked bits and pieces, until now. George R. R. Martin, the author on whose books these shows are based, recently revealed five new facts about this prequel, to Entertainment Weekly. Let’s get into it!

First off, GRRM revealed that the time in which this prequel is set, there aren’t seven kingdoms, but roughly a hundred kingdoms! He said:

“We talk about the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros; there were Seven Kingdoms at the time of Aegon’s Conquest. But if you go back further then there are nine kingdoms, and 12 kingdoms, and eventually you get back to where there are a hundred kingdoms — petty kingdoms — and that’s the era we’re talking about here.”

Secondly, he revealed that everybody’s favourite house, the Starks, will be present in this prequel, as well as their signature pets, the direwolves, among other mythical beasts. Martin explained:

“The Starks will definitely be there. Obviously the White Walkers are here — or as they’re called in my books, The Others — and that will be an aspect of it. There are things like direwolves and mammoths.”

George R. R. Martin discusses five new facts about the Game of Thrones prequel

While the Starks will be there, Martin also confirmed that the other big house, the Lannisters, do not exist at the beginning of this series. We will still see their home, Casterly Rock, but it will be held by the Casterlys.

George also said that this show will be an ensemble story, instead of having a “lead”, just like Game of Thrones:

“I hesitate to use the word ‘lead.’ As you know for Game of Thrones, we never even nominated anybody for lead actress or lead actor [during awards season] until recently; it was always for supporting [categories] because the show is such an ensemble. I think that will be true for this show too. We don’t have leads so much as a large ensemble cast.”

Last of all, Martin put a shadow of doubt over the name we have all been using for the show. Apparently, the working title, Bloodmoon, might not be the final name, as Martin revealed that officially, the show is still untitled. He also said that “The Longest Night” is a name he wouldn’t mind.

Well, that’s all for now. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!

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