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Game of Thrones season 7, the sometimes spellbinding and sometimes frustrating penultimate season of the most popular show on television, is over. If the rumors are to be believed, we may not see the final season until 2019, which means we have a long wait ahead of us. And a lot of time to bicker over silly questions like “Which character is currently winning the game of thrones?” Yep, it’s time for our annual Game of Thrones power ranking.

Jacob Hall and Ben Pearson, two of /Film’s resident Game of Thrones aficionados, decided to take this question to heart. Below, we have assembled a list of the major surviving characters (or at least the ones who matter), ranked from “doing quite poorly at the game of thrones” to “probably going to be sitting on the Iron Throne when all is said and done.” This list was devised via techniques mastered by the Maesters of the Citadel – it is completely and scientifically accurate.

Naturally, there are major spoilers throughout this article.

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George R.R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire novels are so dense and rich with detail that they’ve inspired hundreds of theories from fans over the years as they’ve scrutinized and re-scrutinized the text in the years between novels. HBO’s television adaptation is no different.

While Game of Thrones has dodged as many fan theories as it has embraced (where art thou, Cleganebowl?), this week’s season finale just quietly dropped something big on our laps. It turns out that one of the wackiest theories of all may be true. Or we’re just being trolled.

Naturally, spoilers for Game of Thrones season 7 begin right now.

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Game of Thrones season 7 finale video

The sun set on the seventh season of Game of Thrones this past weekend, and while HBO just announced a post-season behind-the-scenes show dedicated to revealing how the season came together, they’re still releasing separate videos with fun little details and interviews with the cast and crew. Check out two of those below, in which actors like Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Kit Harington, and Peter Dinklage discuss the major meeting that took place in “The Dragon and the Wolf,” as well as the romance between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen.
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Game of Thrones Final Season Release Date

The finale for the shortened seventh season of Game of Thrones only just aired this past Sunday, but rabid fans are already wondering how long they’ll have to wait until the final season begins. Unfortunately, we might be looking at the longest gap yet between seasons.

Reportedly HBO is looking to begin production on the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones sometime in October. But despite the fact that this final season is supposed to last only six episodes, apparently shooting could run as late as August 2018, which means the series likely won’t be able to start airing new episodes until 2019. That means fans will have to wait at least 16 months for the final season to begin. Read More »

The Game Revealed

HBO has been good about releasing cool behind-the-scenes videos after major episodes of Game of Thrones, but this morning, they announced a new project that takes that to a whole new level. The Game Revealed is a new post-season behind-the-scenes series for HBO subscribers that dives into the making of each episode, and the first entry is available to watch for free on YouTube right now.

Plus, there are whispers of a new Game of Thrones video game, and if they’re true, this could end up being the best Thrones game yet.
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Game of Thrones Season Finale Review

(In our coverage of Game of Thrones season 7, we’ll be examining each episode with one simple question in mind – which character is winning the game of thrones this week?)

And like that, Game of Thrones season 7 has come to an end. Who has survived? What’s left of them? Where do they go from here? And, most importantly, who’s “winning” the game of thrones? All very important questions. Let’s dive in.

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Winds of Winter Release Date

Update: You know it’s easy to get your wires crossed when you read things on the internet? Well, it happens to the best of us. Anyway, it turns out that George R.R. Martin does watch Game of Thrones – he’s just behind on the current season.

Our original story, which also includes a nutty conspiracy theory that you should read about anyway, continues below.


Now that Game of Thrones has sped long past where A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin last left us with A Dance With Dragons, Martin has admitted that he no longer watches the show. Or, at least, the seventh season.

It’s not out of spite for the show making different choices with his characters than he — though Martin has long held a grudge against fan fiction of his work — but because he simply doesn’t have time. Martin is chipping away at his thousand-page sixth novel in the Song of Ice and Fire series, and it’s taking all of his Sunday nights to get it done. Although there’s an interesting conspiracy floating around that Martin may or may not be already done with The Winds of Winter.

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hbo hack timeline

Update August 25: The hackers released a data dump that they claim contains details of the end of the Game of Thrones season 7 finale. The Mr. Smith group also claimed to have sold all the data stolen from HBO, which they claim amounts to 5 terabytes, to three customers on the dark web.

Update August 21: HBO’s hackers threatened to release the finale of Game of Thrones Season 7 “as soon as possible.”

More will be included below.


Since HBO’s security was breached at the beginning of August, the cable network has been plagued by leaks (some through their own mishaps) and hacks from all sides.

In the two weeks since the massive HBO hack, which resulted in the theft of 1.5 terabytes of data, the company has seen Game of Thrones scripts leak online, episodes of Ballers and Room 104 make their way to the web prematurely, and recently, a breach of HBO’s social media accounts, including ones for their individual shows. To keep up with ongoing saga of the hack and the network’s other recent misfortunes — which will surely continue as long as Game of Thrones has unaired episodes — we’ve compiled an HBO hack timeline and will continue to update accordingly.

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Finding Dory - Morning Watch

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, despite Pixar’s track record, a video essay explores how they think Finding Dory went wrong. Plus, check out a slew of Easter eggs and comic book references you might have missed in The Defenders, and watch Sansa and Arya Stark (Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams) from Game of Thrones in their own Carpool Karaoke segment from the Apple original series. Read More »

Game of Thrones season 7 finale images

It feels like HBO’s Game of Thrones is just getting revved up again, but this year’s shorter season of only seven episodes means that we’re already only a few days away from the season finale, which airs this Sunday night. The premium network has released a batch of Game of Thrones season 7 finale images, so let’s take a closer look and see what they might tell us about what to expect in the 80-minute episode, the longest of the series thus far.
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