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Jeopardy! throws shade at George R. R. Martin over The Winds of Winter

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Writing a book is a huge task. Even more so, when it’s a novel of a fantasy fiction series on which the most popular TV show is based. And perhaps incredibly tough when you’ve been writing it for years, trying to finish what you promised long ago. Yes, we’re talking about George R. R. Martin. And yes, The Winds of Winter is on our minds. The author has earned a lot of fame and money through A Song of Ice and Fire. But the ghost of his unfinished penultimate novel in the series has got him flak from all corners of internet-crazy fan-territories.

The latest to join the caravan is Jeopardy!, a television game show popular for its questions being answers and answers being questions. In a recent episode, the show threw some shade on George R.R. Martin that caught a Reddit user’s eye who posted it on the Game of Thrones subreddit, titling it, “Jeopardy writers with the GRRM shade on today’s episode”.

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In the episode, under a category named “After All These Years”, contestants needed to find the question for the following answer:

“After nearly a decade of waiting, this author assures us “The Winds of Winter” is coming – there’s an excerpt on his website.”

Contestants who aren’t familiar with Game of Thrones may have had a hard time. But all of us know the question would be: “Who is George R.R. Martin?”. The writers on Jeopardy! clearly took a dig on Martin for not being able to finish the sixth book in the series that inspired the phenomenon called Game of Thrones. For perspective, the fifth book, A Dance With Dragons released in 2011, just when Game of Thrones began.

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Now, is the criticism fair or are we just dissing the author for no reason? While nobody likes getting hounded for their work, it becomes inevitable when you are this popular. With the attention that he has got, especially during the duration of the show, George has admitted that it’s been hard for him to finish what he started.

Despite that, he has had a long time and given hope about finishing The Winds on multiple occasions. So, if some of us are disappointed, they’re bound to be. Plus, it’s just testimony to the fact that how much they adore the saga. We don’t endorse the vitriol-filled wrath that people are subjected to on the internet; similar to what the creators of Game of Thrones got after the final season. But a silent, smart remark allowing your disapproval to flow casually, such as this one on Jeopardy would make even GRRM look up and smile embarrassingly. I think it lets him know that we’re waiting and watching. Indulgently, patiently!

The last we heard from Martin about The Winds of Winter, it was when he announced that he should be able to finish the book by the time he arrives in New Zealand for Worldcon 2020 (annual science fiction convention). If not, he said, the fans could lock him up in a cabin on White Island, overlooking the lake of sulphuric acid. Well, aren’t Jeopardy! writers just a wee bit tempted! The author has breached his deadlines before, he might do it again. But we’re hopeful. What about you? Do you think The Winds of Winter will release in 2020? Tell us in the comments section.

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The first month of the year 2021 is about to reach its end. People all over the world are trying hard to keep their hopes alive after the dreadful Red Wedding year 2020. Game of Thrones fans have a lot to look forward to. The epic fantasy kept them hooked for nearly a decade. The viewers are highly excited for the prequel to the TV show, House of The Dragon. HBO has confirmed the series by releasing a teaser in their upcoming movies and shows line-up. Seems like the television giant is keen on exploring the Game of Thrones universe even more. There are rumours of another prequel in the early development stage at HBO.

A series adaptation of Tales of Dunk and Egg, a prequel to the events of Game of Thrones, is in early development at HBO, Variety has learned exclusively from sources. The one-hour show would be based on the series of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy novellas. The story follows the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk) and a young Aegon V Targaryen (Egg) 90 years prior to the events of A Song of Ice and Fire.

EW is also saying that HBO is considering several other settings for Thrones spin-offs, like Robert’s Rebellion.

Tales of Dunk and Egg contains three novellas in the series to date: The Hedge Knight in 1998, The Sworn Sword in 2003, and The Mystery Knight in 2010. No writer or talent is currently assigned to the project as of yet.

What do you think about another prequel to Game of Thrones? Tell us in the comments below!

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The 21st century has witnessed an unprecedented rise in science and technology. These advances have helped bring fantasy to life. The last decade saw the bar for quality TV shows getting raised to never-before-seen heights. Game of Thrones played a major role in raising that bar even higher. Scientists have researched the show’s incredible success, relating it to real life. The fantasy epic still holds the record for most Emmy awards won. Once again the series proved that it still rules the heart of the audience. Game of Thrones was voted as the Greatest TV Show of 21st century by Digital Spy readers.

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Digital Spy shortlisted 150 shows for their readers, and they voted for their favourite shows. The shows were curated from viewing figures, popularity ratings, newsworthiness and online presence. As expected the cream rose to the top. Game of Thrones was favourited by the most number of voters, showing off its popularity even after it ended more than a year ago.

The list also included other famous shows like Breaking Bad and Peaky Blinders from the past two decades. Despite the controversial final season, the series seems to have maintained its fan base. It’s a big win for Game of Thrones fans from all over the world!

Are you happy about the voting results? Tell us in the comments below!

The New Year brings with it new hopes and opportunities for everyone around the world. People all over the world are trying to get back on their feet after everything that happened in the Red Wedding year. Many are trying to get a fresh start, including some of Game of Thrones stars. Emilia Clarke, famous for playing Daenerys Targaryen, recently sold off her lavish California home at $4.4 million.

The modern home in Los Angeles’ artsy beachside Venice neighbourhood was truly a fit for the Queen of Dragons. The 2,817-square-foot home was built in 2009. It includes two bedrooms and three full bathrooms.

The gated property features a courtyard with a 30-foot pool and multiple areas for lounging, including a covered space. The front patio has 80-year-old olive trees. The 0.12-acre property offers privacy behind its walls and mature greenery. It is also conveniently close to the beach and hip shopping and dining around the corner on Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

Clarke paid $4.6 million for the property in 2016, records show. She put it on the market for just under $5 million in August. It sold just before the end of the year after a price cut in November.

This might indicate Emilia plans to stay in England permanently. Earlier in 2020, Maisie Williams expressed her desire to move to France with her boyfriend. Do you have any such plans? Talk to us in the comments below!

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