Get ready to hear the Lannisters roar.
If the Starks are Game of Thrones' heroes, then the Lannisters are the series' villains -- even though we all admit to loving Tyrion, yes? Before diving into the Season 3 premiere on Sunday (9/8c, HBO), here's a check-in with those solvent Lannisters to see where we left off and what's next.
Winterfell may be burned to the ground, but (most of) the Starks are alive and well, as long as you loosely define "well."
Although Game of Thrones is filled with characters of ambiguous loyalties and motivations, it's clear that the Starks are the series' central heroes. Before the Season 3 premiere Sunday (9/8c, HBO), we check in with Winterfell's wolf pack to see where we left off and what's ahead.
The Emmys red carpet isn't just about fashion: TV's hottest stars arrive with lots of scoop to unload. Stars including Emmy winner Damian Lewis, Once Upon a Time's Ginnifer Goodwin and The Big Bang Theory ladies Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik unburdened themselves to TVGuide.com about such subjects as Homeland's new troubles, a Halloween extravaganza and a long-awaited reunion. Get the scoop below!
Jack Gleeson, Alfie Allen
The cast of Jersey Shore or the Real Housewives franchise may seem too over-the-top to be real, but these outrageous characters are precisely why we watch. As Game of Thrones approaches its second season finale Sunday (9/8c, HBO), the cast reflects on which colorful series character could give Snooki or Nene a run for their reality money.
Wonder Woman, Peter Dinklage
Even if you don't end up murdered like Ned Stark or Jon Arryn before him, acting as the Hand of the King is a thankless job.
As Game of Thrones approaches its Season 2 finale Sunday (9/8c, HBO), the cast of the period-fantasy series weighs in on arguably the most powerful job in the Seven Kingdoms: The Hand of the King (or Queen, as it were). The Hand acts as chief advisor, executes the ruler's commands, is in charge of the army, drafts laws, dispenses justices, handles the day-to-day running of the kingdom, sits on the small council and even sits upon the Iron Throne to act on the king's behalf when he is indisposed (or hunting wild boar).
Game of Thrones, Richard Madden
Robb Stark has been lucky on the battlefield and now he's lucky in love.
On the most recent Game of Thrones, Robb (Richard Madden) and healer Talisa Maegyr (Oona Chaplin) finally gave in to their impulses and tore each other's clothes off in a passion-filled romp. Although fans may have cheered for the hookup, it's not the wisest turn of events for the King in the North who has a war to win and an impending arranged marriage with one of Walder Frey's daughters.
Michelle Fairley, Game of Thrones
Lady Catelyn is just as noble and upstanding as her late husband Ned Stark. And we all know how that ended.
On Sunday's Game of Thrones, Catelyn continues to be torn between her wartime duties to the King in the North, her son Robb (Richard Madden), and being separated from her four younger children. "Robb is the only one that she has any sort of communication with at this time, and she doesn't know where the others are," Michelle Fairley, who plays Catelyn, tells TVGuide.com. "Her whole drive for the second season is to...
Game of Thrones's Jaime Lannister may have carried on an incestuous affair with his twin sister Cersei, but it comes from a noble, if misguided, place.
Gethin Anthony, Game of Thrones
On Sunday's Game of Thrones, Renly, Brienne and Catelyn encounter an unexpected element that forever changes the rules of the game in the War of Five Kings.
"It's all fallen on me," says Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) in Episode 2 of Game of Thrones' sizzling second season.