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Game of Thrones Season 7: Official Trailer Posted at 7:20 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Holy cow this looks epic!

Game of Thrones Season 6: Trailer Posted at 7:20 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Oh, yeah. Can’t wait.

Ramsay Bolton – the Kindest Man in Westeros Posted at 12:36 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

There are some touching human moments in Game of Thrones that often get overshadowed by the violence.

The Inglorious Bastards of Westeros Posted at 10:35 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Can’t wait for the new season to start!

Game of Thrones Season 5: Trailer (HBO) Posted at 2:58 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

So this is much better than that crap bootleg that’s been making it’s way around the internet that last few days. I can’t wait!  Tyrion with the beard is pure awesome.

Game of Thrones Season 4: Trailer #4 – Devil Inside Posted at 10:36 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

This just looks better and better! Love the dragon at the end.

Game of Thrones Trailer #2 – Vengeance Posted at 9:05 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Don’t think there’s much to say except I can’t wait for April!

Game of Thrones Season 4: Trailer #1 Posted at 8:09 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

So this look pretty good. I’m actually really excited by this season since they’re getting into parts of the story that I have not read. Which means I won’t have to patiently explain everything to my wife before it happens. She’s the kind of person who reads the synopsis and reviews of the episode before watching so she’ll know what to expect. Sorry, Honey, I don’t know this part at all. Bliss.

Game of Thrones: In Memoriam Posted at 2:28 PM by Jonathan McDonald


This video from Comic-Con is but a small slice of all the characters who have lost their lives. Or so I’m told; Dave’s the Game of Thrones watcher around here.

Red Wedding Reax Round Up Posted at 2:50 PM by Rico Simpkins


Okay, we waited a week to make this post, so we think we’re out of the most egregious parts of spoiler territory, and besides, WWEnd is a community of readers. Many of us have known about the Red Wedding for 13 years.  That said, if you haven’t seen last week’s episode and haven’t read the books, go correct that error and then come back.

Whenever I come across a plot point in Game of Thrones, the first thing that goes through my mind is “where did that come from?” It’s impossible to look at the broad strokes in Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire without recognizing The War of the Roses right away, but elements of this series are, in fact, cherry-picked from many different parts of history: ancient, medieval and modern.  So when I experienced the Red Wedding I immediately wanted to know where Martin lifted that particular atrocity.  Entertainment Weekly asked that very thing last week in their interview with the author.  He answered:

The Red Wedding is based on a couple real events from Scottish history. One was a case called The Black Dinner. The king of Scotland was fighting the Black Douglas clan. He reached out to make peace. He offered the young Earl of Douglas safe passage. He came to Edinburgh Castle and had a great feast. Then at the end of the feast, [the king’s men] started pounding on a single drum. They brought out a covered plate and put it in front of the Earl and revealed it was the head of a black boar — the symbol of death. And as soon as he saw it, he knew what it meant. They dragged them out and put them to death in the courtyard. The larger instance was the Glencoe Massacre. Clan MacDonald stayed with the Campbell clan overnight and the laws of hospitality supposedly applied. But the Campbells arose and started butchering every MacDonald they could get their hands on. No matter how much I make up, there’s stuff in history that’s just as bad, or worse.

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