[WARNING: The following contains spoilers from the Season 4 finale of Game of Thrones. Read at your own risk!]
Trust Game of Thrones to put its own sick twist on Father's Day.
On Sunday's big finale, several characters bit the dust, but no one died with less dignity than ...
Game of Thrones has already broken many of its rules this season. What's one more?
Fans of HBO's epic fantasy series have been trained to expect a huge, possibly devastating game-changer in the penultimate episode of every season, followed by a more sedate 10th episode finale to deal with the aftermath. This year instead, major deaths and events have been peppered throughout Season 4, leaving its fans unsettled and unsure of what to expect. Alex Graves, who directed Sunday's finale (9/8c, HBO), promises more surprises in a 10th episode like no other.
[WARNING! The following contains spoilers from Game of Thrones' "The Watchers on the Wall" episode. Read at your own risk!]
Jaded Game of Thrones fans may have been braced for more loss after last week's brutal death, but that didn't make Sunday's episode any less tragic.
John Bradley, Kit Harington
Game of Thrones waits for no man, not even a Dornishman.
Although fans may still be reeling from last week's brutal trial by combat, Sunday's episode (9/8c, HBO) will barrel ahead with yet another deadly engagement. The wildlings have made their bloody way south and are now closing in on the Night's Watch in a conflict that will test everyone's mettle. "In this battle...
Hafþor Julius Bjornsson, Pedro Pascal
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's Game of Thrones. Read at your own risk!]
Oberyn Martell tried to conquer The Mountain with mixed success.
On Sunday's Game of Thrones, the fiery Dornishman known as The Viper (Pedro Pascal) went head-to-head with the massive Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane (Hafthor Bjornsson) ...
Peter Dinklage, Pedro Pascal
Trust a Dornishman to get excited by impossible odds.
On Sunday's Game of Thrones (9/8c, HB), Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal) will enter into trial by combat against Gregor Clegane, who is nicknamed The Mountain for his ridiculously vast size. The series cast massive Icelandic strongman Hafthor Bjornsson to dwarf his onscreen competitor. "He's nearly a foot taller than me. He's 6-foot-9; I'm 5-foot-11," Pascal tells TVGuide.com. "I think he's nearly three times my weight. He's 420 pounds of muscle. It felt like I was with a giant. And then put him in the armor, and his sword alone was exactly my height. It was incredibly intimidating but also really delightful because I think that the character Oberyn really relishes that kind of challenge."
Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley and Mary Murphy
Can So You Think You Can Dance's fancy footwork deliver another solid season?
The reality dance competition show returns for its 11th season Wednesday (8/7c, Fox) amidst a glut of reality shows that are all struggling to retain the audiences that once turned up in droves. "Like most shows, we've been losing viewers and the viewing figures have been going down," executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe told reporters on a call last week. "I would certainly like to bolster them up, if not keep them the same as last year."
Jena Asciutto has had quite the senior year.
Although the 17-year-old Farmington Hills, Mich., student didn't take home the title of American Idol Wednesday night, she doesn't begrudge the victory to Caleb Johnson, someone she now considers one of her best friends. "I am so happy for Caleb," she told reporters Thursday. "He deserves it all. The production team said that they haven't seen a connection like the one between me and Caleb. It helped with the stress being taken down a couple notches [during competition]."
Winning American Idol isn't the only surreal thing that happened to Caleb Johnson Wednesday night.
The singer from Asheville, N.C., also got to rock out with his idols KISS on not just one, but two songs. (Watch it here!) "It was really humbling and such an honor," he told reporters Thursday. "Literally they're icons of rock..."
Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson
American Idol has named its lucky Season 13 winner.
On Wednesday's two-hour finale of the Fox reality singing competition, the finalists had the opportunity to sing with some of their biggest idols in a star-studded extravaganza. Who found their musical soul mates? And more importantly, was Wild Card pick Jena or rocker Caleb crowned the winner? Read on for our breakdown of the night's performances or skip to the bottom for the results.