Game of Thrones Season 5

Game of Thrones: Lust for Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely in Episode 9 2

Game of Thrones: Lust for Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely in Episode 9

“Game of Thrones” has always been about the lust for power; there’s no mistake about that. But it reached new heights–or is that depths?– in Episode 9 with another shocking turn involving Stannis Baratheon, the King Lear of the HBO medieval fantasy series. Could he be any dastardly? Stannis (Stephen Dillane) is the Lord of Dragonstone and brother of the late King Robert Baratheon. He claimed the Iron Throne after discovering that then-King Joffrey was a bastard son. But his attempts to seize the throne have been nothing short of disastrous....
Game of Thrones Becomes Three Ring Circus of Religion, Power, Death 4

Game of Thrones Becomes Three Ring Circus of Religion, Power, Death

"Game of Thrones" is becoming more like a three ring circus of religion, power and death. In the latest Season 5 episode, desperate times call for desperate measures, including embracing a higher order--if it can be used for strategic advantage. Even Cersei has become a believer... With the demise of her father (and rescuer), Tywin Lannister, at the hands of son, Tyrion, she's feeling more isolated and vulnerable than ever. Margaery’s marriage to neophyte king Tommen certainly didn't help. ...
Game of Thrones Season Five Sneak Peek: More Black Arts Ahead (watch!) 6

Game of Thrones Season Five Sneak Peek: More Black Arts Ahead (watch!)

“Game of Thrones” Season 5 is still months away but a brief clip released released on Twitter suggests that black arts will figure prominently in the story line and Arya, played by Maisie Williams, could be the beneficiary. Or maybe not. You may recall, in the Season 4 finale, Bran Stark and his troupe finally arrive at the large Heart Tree from his visions. But the clip focuses not on Bran, but his older sister, Arya. It opens with a premonition: An eerie female voice says, “I see a darkness in you.” ...