Game of Thrones Final Season Problems

Now that the dust has settled around what’s left of King’s Landing, there is room to examine why some fans have felt betrayed by season eight of Game of Thrones. The fan reaction to the episode has been divisive, with some overzealous and misguided fans petitioning for a “redo” of this season. While I’m certainly not among those folks, I found myself very angry at my favorite dragon show more than once this season. While it’s not uncommon for a series to drop the ball in the last inning, Game of Thrones final season has felt spectacularly disappointing.

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Starship Troopers Bug Science

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, take a scientific look at the bugs from Starship Troopers and see how close they are to representing the real science behind insects. Plus, listen to the expert behind Game of Thrones languages critique those who speak them on the show, and find out which Pokemon the cast of Detective Pikachu would be after they answer a little quiz. Read More »

A Cast of Kings S8E5 – The Bells

Varys GOT

All bell breaks loose! David Chen and Joanna Robinson watch the fifth episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, “The Bells.” Catch the Slashfilm Daily recap of the divisive episode here. Read the post on Medium about why pop culture fans feel threatened by disagreement here.

Watch David’s original meme “Snickers ad” here.

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game of thrones actor disappointed

As Game of Thrones nears its final episode, the debate over whether or not the show is gracefully wrapping up its sprawling storyline is reaching an all-time frenzy. Nothing better encapsulated that debate than this past Sunday’s penultimate episode “The Bells,” which is so divisive that it has some fans disowning the show altogether. But the one thing you can trust in is the cast and crew’s unflagging faith in the show right? Well, maybe not.

One Game of Thrones actor is voicing his own disappointment with the series. Conleth Hill, who plays the Master of Whisperers Varys, is doing his own whispering about the quality of the show, repeating the issues that some fans have had with the series.

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Game of Thrones Costume Design

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, learn how the costume design on Game of Thrones creates links between certain characters and conveys a sense of their power in the story in any given season. Next, see what happens when Ellen DeGeneres sends one of her writers to be a cashier at the last remaining Blockbuster Video store in Orgeon, and watch as Stephen Colbert travels into the Veep universe. Read More »

Slashfilm Daily GOT

On the May 13, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall and Nerdist staff writer Lindsey Romain for this spoiler-filled special edition.

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Game of Thrones series finale trailer

We’re still thinking about last night’s fiery episode of Game of Thrones and the fact that there’s only one episode remaining of the mega-hit series. HBO has released a quick trailer for the series finale along with a slightly lengthier trailer for Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, a two-hour documentary about the production of the last season that’s coming to HBO after the show concludes its run.

Check out both of those below, and don’t forget about this week’s edition of “The Game Revealed,” the in-depth behind-the-scenes videos devoted to each episode. That was one hell of an episode last night, and this week’s video shows off some of the unheralded work that went into bringing it to life – including building an entire new King’s Landing set.
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The Bells GOT

Well, that was certainly a thing.

The penultimate episode of Game of Thrones, titled “The Bells,” somehow managed to be more apocalyptic than the episode with the battle against the literal army of the dead. The body count was massive. Characters made ugly and horrible decisions. The landscape of Westeros was forever altered. And there is still one episode left.

/Film’s resident Game of Thrones experts Jacob Hall and Ben Pearson sat down to pick this episode apart and sort through the bodies and the rubble. What happened here? What comes next?

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Detective Pikachu Easter Eggs

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, run through a bunch of Easter eggs you might have missed in Detective Pikachu. Plus, watch as the opening of Pixar’s short film Bao is compared to the storyboards drawn up in pre-production, and check out Saturday Night Live‘s sketch mocking the coffee cup gaffe from Game of Thrones. Read More »

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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • John Lithgow joins HBO’s Perry Mason reboot.
  • Watch a trailer for the new season of The Detour.
  • Annapurna will produce a series on the college admissions scandal.
  • Hilary Swank will head to space for the Netflix series Away.
  • She’s Gotta Have It season 2 releases its trailer.
  • Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience will launch a 20-city tour.
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will have its own Black Mirror-style interactive special.

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