We have to let things go after a point even when we want to hold on to them forever. The HBO network’s most popular show of the last decade, Game of Thrones bid us goodbye before the advent of the 2020s. Although there’s no need to drop GoT from our memories, the audiences have begun to look forward. With the launch of WarnerMedia’s streaming service platform HBO Max on May 27, new horizons have come upon. The most popular show on HBO Max within the first four days of its launch was not Game of Thrones or other adult hits such as The Sopranos or Sex and the City. It was Looney Tunes Cartoons, which was followed by The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo on the second spot; both aimed at kids. Read on to find out more.
Looney Tunes Cartoons is an animated web TV series; created as a reboot from the characters of the classics, Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (from the 1930s-1960s). It premiered on May 27, 2020, along with the debut of HBO Max. Parrot Analytics, a global data firm, estimates the most popular shows in terms of social media, fan ratings, and piracy. The stats for the shows on HBO Max told us that Looney Tunes drew a demand that was 19.4 times higher than an average show.
This was more than the demand for the top shows of Quibi and Apple TV+; within the first four days of their respective launches. But the interest pales in comparison to Disney+’s The Mandalorian, which had generated an interest of 46.1 times higher than an average show; when it debuted in November 2019. At the end of the first week of HBO Max, Love Life (a rom-com anthology series) took the second spot after Looney Tunes Cartoons; with a demand of 9 times more than an average show.
The report by Bloomberg hints that the latest trends on HBO Max suggest a necessary diversification in terms of the audience demographic. HBO has produced some great, premium content for its adult viewers over the years; while there hasn’t been much variety available for the kids. However, with new streaming services such as Disney+, Apple TV+, and the already established Netflix and Amazon Prime, a wave of family-friendly content has emerged. Thus, HBO Max also seems to be making the cut in the race of growing competition.
The path of HBO Max has been far from smooth as the COVID-19 pandemic has halted the production of any new exclusives. Also, not everyone is aware of the differences between HBO (already has 40 million subscribers) and HBO Max. The quality of HBO shows has never been questioned. Giants like Game of Thrones, Succession, Chernobyl, and Barry have carried HBO with great value and reception. But the new streaming battle will have to be fought with a great mix of new originals and old classics; which would pave a way to get HBO Max in front of a large number of viewers.
So, yes, Game of Thrones might not interest everyone who is watching these news shows on the streaming platforms; perhaps because they have already watched the biggest fantasy-drama ever. However, the interest in Westeros will certainly rise when the upcoming prequel, House of Dragon arrives. And with more spinoffs in the pipeline, plus two monumental books in the ASOIAF series still in progress, Game of Thrones is here to stay; with one face or the other.
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When you are recognized for your hard work and dedication, it’s like a dream come true. Zack Snyder is known as one of the most hard-working directors of Hollywood. DC fans have long awaited the release of his cut of the superhero movie Justice League. After years of waiting, it is finally happening. One of the trailers for the movie feature Game of Thrones’ Jason Momoa, who shines brilliantly. Watch the trailer below!
The trailer opens with the original introduction of Arthur Curry in Justice League just after his first encounter with Bruce Wayne. Bruce was already assembling the Justice League in preparation for the arrival of Steppenwolf. The bit was prominently-used in the marketing for the movie’s theatrical version, but for some reason, it was re-shot. The video also uses footage from Aquaman, including Arthur’s reclamation for the Trident of Neptune, which Vulko urges him to claim in the narration. In Justice League, however, he’s used a different pike, Jason Momoa called it ‘a quindent‘ which was loaned from Mera.
DC fans are hopeful and believe the Snyder’s cut is much better than the theatrical mess. The Snyder Cut will be streamed on March 18 on HBO Max. Are you excited about the director’s cut? Tell us in the comments below!
Game of Thrones featured some of the most iconic warriors in television history. Among the great warriors of the show, there was one who was feared by all, The Mountain. The Mountain was played by the strongman Hafthor Bjornsson, who impressed the fans with his frightening demeanour.
Bjornsson took official retirement from the world of competitive powerlifting last year. He cemented a legacy in the sport which included 10 consecutive wins at Iceland’s Strongest Man event. Since then, he has lost 110 pounds in the last seven years. He is pivoting his training to focus on boxing as he prepares for his long-awaited fight with rival Eddie Hall.
The workout consists of just three exercises like kettlebell swings, sandbag throws, and deadlifts. In 2020, Bjornsson broke the world record for heaviest deadlift after pulling 501 kgs (1,104 pounds). Bjornsson’s new deadlift routine is 5 sets of 3 reps at 225 kgs (496 pounds), but in the video, by Men’s Health he puts on a belt to see how much further he can push himself. Bjornsson incrementally adds more weight until he’s pulling more than he initially predicted: 360 kgs (794 pounds).
Bjornsson is stepping forward to face his long time rival Eddie Hall in the World’s Heaviest Boxing Match in Los Vegas on September 2021. Are you excited about the fight? Tell us in the comments below!
In today’s fast-pacing world, mental well-being is often an overlooked prospect. Mental health can affect the social, emotional and physical health of a person. It is responsible for how one copes with life.
Game of Thrones stars Nathalie Emmanuel and Jacob Anderson (Raleigh Ritchie) are reuniting to host a virtual pub quiz. They have starred together on the HBO series as Missandei and Grey Worm. They will be teaming up again for raising funds for Place2Be. Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support and training in schools.
Check it out Thronies! https://t.co/7o5zlKasuG
— Nathalie Emmanuel (@missnemmanuel) February 23, 2021
Clearly excited to join forces with her former co-star, Nathalie tweeted: ‘Aaayyyeeee the crewdem reunites!’
Both actors were among the few to make it all the way to the final season of Game of Thrones until Missandei was brutally decapitated in front of her lover in a death that struck a nerve with the fandom. As one of the only non-white characters throughout the series, when her grisly end arrived, many viewers criticised the writers for ending her journey.
The former Hollyoaks star told Vogue.co.uk she would often talk to Jacob about representation in the series.
“We were always really conscious of how much our being part of Game of Thrones mattered to people. It made us really protective of Missandei and Grey Worm,” she said.
The show will be airing on Sunday, February 28. Those willing to take part will be able to ask a question to the Game of Throne icons. If you get a chance to ask a question what would your query be? Tell us in the comment below!
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