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Game of Thrones By the Book: All Choked Up by the Purple Wedding

Game of Thrones

Hello, friends and bannermen. Game of Thrones finally paid off the promise of its Purple Wedding. How did it match up with the books? How did it differ? read more

Game of Thrones By the Book: The Red Viper and Sexy New Daario

Pedro Pascal, Indira Varma

Hello, friends and bannermen. Game of Thrones kicked off its fourth season with plenty of swords and a few new players. How did it match up with the books? How did it differ?

This weekly chat series is for fans of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books, upon which HBO's fantasy drama is based. It's meant to be a safe haven to discuss spoilers and changes from the novels and how they have played out or will play out in the TV series. Hanh Nguyen and Sadie Gennisare longtime fantasy fans of varying levels of geekiness who will sound off on all things Westerosi (and beyond!).

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Game of Thrones By the Book: Season 4 Expectations, Hopes and Fears

Emilia Clarke

Hello, friends and bannermen. HBO's Game of Thrones kicks off its fourth season soon (Sunday, April 6, 9/8c), which means that it's time for more tragedy, treachery and Tyrion! But how will the series match up with the books? How will it differ?

This weekly chat series is for fans of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books, upon which HBO's fantasy drama is ... read more

Game of Thrones By the Book: A Greyjoy Family Member and Arya's Revenge

Alfie Allen

Hello, friends and bannermen. Sunday's Game of Thrones finale proved Arya finally learned how to stick 'em with the pointy end while poor Theon lost his most-prized sword. How did the episode match up with the books? How did it differ?

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Game of Thrones By the Book: We've Got the Red Wedding Blues!

Richard Madden, Oona Chaplin

Hello, friends and bannermen. On Sunday, we finally attended the dreaded Red Wedding that we RSVP'd for when Game of Thrones first debuted. Was it all that we dreamed it would be?  How did the episode match up with the books? How did it differ?
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A Message to Game of Thrones Haters

Emilia Clarke

Are you baffled by the love for Game of Thrones?

The fantasy drama has been an unqualified success for HBO, but even as it's entering the home stretch of its third season, not everybody is on board the Westerosi train. Take, for example, this Thrillist writer who insists that women hate Game of Thrones. Crazy as Mad King Aerys, right?

As bona fide women, TVGuide.com's Hanh Nguyen and Sadie Gennis (of the Game of Thrones By the Book chat series) would like to very respectfully discuss some of the biggest issues that the detractors have with the series. read more

Game of Thrones By the Book: Did Daario Have You Feeling Blue?

Emilia Clarke

Hello, friends and bannermen. Sunday's Game of Thrones was all about the red stuff -- wine and blood(-filled leeches)! How did the episode match up with the books? How did it differ?
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Game of Thrones By the Book: Theon Gets Cut Down to Size, Joffrey Fears Dragons

Alfie Allen

Hello, friends and bannermen. Sunday's Game of Thrones gave us sex, creepy feelings and sometimes both in the same scene! How did the episode match up with the books? How did it differ?

This weekly chat series is for fans of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books, upon which HBO's fantasy drama is based. It's meant to be a safe haven to discuss spoilers and changes from the novels and how they have played out or will play out in the TV series. Hanh Nguyen and Sadie Gennis are longtime fantasy fans of varying levels of geekiness who will sound off on all things Westerosi (and beyond!).

read more

Game of Thrones By the Book: Gendry's Fate and Shae's Possible Doom

Joe Dempsie

Hello, friends and bannermen. Sunday's Game of Thrones gave us some graphic skin (de-skinning, not nudity) scenes and some bad feelings about the fate of our favorite bastards and whores. How did the episode match up with the books? How did it differ?

This weekly chat series is for fans of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books, upon which HBO's fantasy drama is based. It's meant to be a safe haven to discuss spoilers ...

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Game of Thrones By the Book: Bottoms, Baratheons and Betrothals

Rose Leslie, Kit Harington

Hello, friends and bannermen. Sunday's Game of Thrones exposed several of its characters -- and not just while they were bathing! Plus: More machinations and creepy fetuses were revealed. How did the episode match up with the books? How did it differ?
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