Game of Thrones KFC Commercial

With Game of Thrones being one of the most popular shows on television, it should come as no surprise that it’s finally being exploited to help sell fast food.

Over the weekend, the Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food chain known just as KFC released a new commercial promoting a special meal deal available in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and they’ve used actor Kristian Nairn, better known as Hodor on Game of Thrones, to help sell it. In fact, they’ve used a key moment for the character from the most recent season of the HBO fantasy series as the inspiration. It’s a bit clever, but it will also remind you of just how sad the scene that inspired it is.

If you haven’t seen the sixth season of Game of Thrones, you likely won’t understand what’s on display here. It doesn’t necessarily spoil anything, but it might be best to wait to save this commercial until after you’ve watched that season. Otherwise, check out the Game of Thrones KFC commercial below. Read More »

Bran in Game of Thrones S5

Book readers have a good idea what might happen in the fifth season of Game of Thrones, but those who’ve waited to read until (a) the books are all out or (b) to give the show priority are happily in the dark. And even book readers don’t know it all, as the show has gone deep enough into the texts that things are being moved around, and even invented for the show.

Word came out last week that Kristian Nairn will be taking the year off, as the screen story of his character Hodor has caught up to what author George R.R. Martin has published. We assumed that could mean that Isaac Hempstead-Wright and his character Bran would also be MIA until season 6, but new comments from the actor suggest that’s not the case. Read More »

Bran and Hodor Will Sit Out ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5

Game of Thrones season 5 bran

Bran’s journey has taken him to some weird places so far on HBO’s Game of Thrones, but it looks like we’ll be waiting a while longer to see where else it takes him. According to actor Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor, neither he nor Isaac Hempstead-Wright will be back for the upcoming fifth season. Hit the jump to find out why.

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