ELSEWHERE: Where Were You When The “Red Wedding” Happened?

As someone who has read the books, can I just say that I found the reactions to the most recent episode of Game of Thrones -- the one with that scene -- to be quite entertaining and hilarious? Oh, my sweet summer children... it gets worse. … [Read more...]

Sex & Thrones: Four Christian Views on Sex in “Game of Thrones”

There are two things you should know about Game of Thrones (otherwise known as the epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire). It is among the best epic fantasy stories ever written (sorry, Wheel of Time) and it is for "mature" readers/viewers only, really.Ever since HBO premiered their adaptation of the first novel last April, the popularity of the series has grown tremendously. The first episode of Season One attracted 2.2 million viewers (Wiki). By the season finale of the second seas … [Read more...]

The Televangelists: Game of Thrones and the Postmagic World

Each Friday in The Televangelists, one of our writers examines the met and missed potential of television.It was no surprise that I really liked Game of Thrones when I first started watching it. In fact, I knew I was going to like it before I had even seen the pilot episode. I was, after all, the kid who had read a certain trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien time upon time -- getting into the thick backstory and looking at old maps of a place that never existed. I would later, of course, go on to see … [Read more...]

Winter Is Coming: An Introduction to "Game of Thrones"

On April 17, HBO will premiere what is arguably the largest fantasy film-making effort since Peter Jackson's adaptation of Lord of the Rings: the first season of Game of Thrones, an adaptation of the first book in George R.R. Martin's long-running Song of Ice and Fire series. I don't make the comparison to Jackson's epic adaptations lightly - the HBO press department has been rolling out teasers and "behind the scenes" featurettes on a pretty regular basis for the last few months, and from the … [Read more...]