On Wednesday, fans of HBO‘s The Sopranos momentarily lived with the understanding that they finally knew what had occurred (or didn’t) after the enigmatic cut-to-black at the close of the series finale.
George R.R. Martin, the author of the A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels — upon which HBO‘s enormously popular TV series Game of Thrones is based — let slip this week that the fate of some of some Thrones characters previously believed safe (-ish) could be up for grabs.
This past week during one of the daily changing of the guard ceremonies at Queen Elizabeth II’s home of Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s Guard surprised the assembled onlookers with a performance of Ramin Djawadi’s haunting title music from HBO‘s Game of Thrones
The creative team behind HBO‘s brilliant Veep disappointed us a tiny bit, but seemingly bothered no one else, by getting cozy with the very institution the show so expertly and savagely satirizes; making a cutesy-poo video with real-life Vice President, Joe Biden (PeekYou profile here), for Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.
Three words reign supreme above all others on the Internet this weekend; they are not “Major League Baseball,” nor “Saturday Night Live,” nor are they even “Home Box Office.” This weekend — as will be the case with weekends for the next couple of months, we’re guessing (sort of like football season for nerds) — belongs to Game of Thrones; debuting its fourth season on Sunday.