Tag: Game of Thrones (TV Program)

Who Is Sophie Turner Without Sansa Stark? We’re About to Find Out

After years of tragedy, upheaval and cataclysm, Winterfell is now secure and on the way to recovery in the capable hands of the new Queen in the North, Sansa Stark. But on a bright spring afternoon, the actress who plays her surveyed a new kingdom. From a high-rise hotel at the southern tip of Manhattan, […]

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How Bettors in the Know Cashed In on ‘Game of Thrones’

This article contains spoilers for Season 8, Episode 6 of “Game of Thrones.” The hero, Jon Snow, had been revealed as the grandson of a slain king. Daenerys Targaryen had a loyal army and the kingdom’s only dragon. Sansa Stark had proven her guile and toughness, while her younger sister, Arya, had saved the day […]

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Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Says Trump’s Iran Threats Are a Good Case for More Golf

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. Game of Woes On […]

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Sophie Turner on ‘Game of Thrones,’ Sansa’s End and ‘Disrespectful’ Fan Reactions

In the earliest days of “Game of Thrones,” Sansa Stark was a bratty youngster with romantic dreams about princes and princesses and of someday wearing a crown of her own. In the end, she got one, though it came after more hardship and loss than young Sansa or anyone else could have predicted. Sansa had […]

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Critic’s notebook: ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Going Out Fighting. So Will Its Audience.

Who will win the Iron Throne? Who should win the Iron Throne? Should there even be an Iron Throne? The plot of “Game of Thrones” will be settled Sunday night. The arguments, if history is a guide, will never be. HBO’s swords-and-dragons fantasy drama, about a multifactional battle among royal houses to rule the mythical […]

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Think You Know Who Will Win ‘Game of Thrones?’ Fans Are Betting They Do

The “Game of Thrones” character who will rule Westeros at the end of the series finale on Sunday didn’t fend off the army of the dead with a sword in Winterfell. Nor did they lead the charge through the gates of King’s Landing during the scorching butchery of the last episode. Instead, the ruler will […]

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Critic’s Notebook: I Ignored ‘Game of Thrones’ for 8 Years. Then Inhaled It in 5 Weeks.

It’s too bad we call it bingeing. “Bingeing” is panicked pleasure. It’s pleasured shame. It’s disordered snacking. It’s 12 scoops of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Core when one is rumored to suffice. I say too bad that watching multiple episodes of a show in a single sitting has been stamped “bingeing” because I watched “Game […]

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‘Game of Thrones’ Theories Ranked: Which Are Still in Play?

This article contains spoilers for Season 8, Episode 5 of “Game of Thrones.” “Game of Thrones” fans don’t just watch the show, they theorize. About everything. About prophecies or would-be prophecies from even the most minor characters. About plot lines and details from the books that aren’t even hinted at on the show. About unresolved […]

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Critic’s Notebook: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and the Long Goodbye: How Swan Songs Are Changing TV

Two of the biggest shows on TV are ending this week: “The Big Bang Theory” finishes its 12th season on Thursday, and “Game of Thrones” ends its eighth season Sunday night. One’s a multicamera comedy that fits squarely within network traditions, the other’s a flashy fantasy epic chockablock with violent murder. One is symbolic — […]

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New York Today: Record Cold Hits the City (This Is May?)

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Tuesday. There’s a special election today for the New York City Council seat vacated by Jumaane Williams, who was elected as the city’s public advocate in February. Here’s information about the eight candidates, and here’s where to find your polling site if you […]

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Is Daenerys Just Upset or Are the Targaryens Really That Crazy?

This article contains spoilers for Season 8, Episode 5 of “Game of Thrones.” Varys justified his betrayal in Sunday’s episode of “Game of Thrones” with a vintage Westerosian observation: Every time a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin and the world holds its breath. Sound familiar? It should; Cersei entertained a similar thought […]

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At the Red Keep, ‘Game of Thrones’ History Repeats Itself

This article contains spoilers for Season 8, Episode 5 of “Game of Thrones.” Cersei made a curious comment during Sunday’s episode of “Game of Thrones,” explaining why she lingered so long at her perch in the Red Keep to observe the coming siege. “The Red Keep’s never fallen,” she tells Qyburn. “It won’t fall today.” […]

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‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Avengers’: 2 Times Critics on the Power and Pain of Endings

It’s been a blockbuster-filled few weeks. Aside from, perhaps, the song “Old Town Road,” the two biggest stories in popular culture have been the eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” and the box-office behemoth “Avengers: Endgame,” which marks the end to a 22-film cycle of Marvel superhero movies that began in 2008 with […]

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