#Gameofthrones hits: Halloween edition!

Good afternoon Night’s Watchmen!
My apologies for the lack of updates last week, but personal drama, etc etc.  In good news, picked up some new camera equipment so the video content should be improving exponentially as I figure out how best to use it.
Let’s get onto the hits!
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Thoughts on Thrones 2: #GameofThrones Controversy edition!

Welcome back Night’s Watchmen! This post was supposed to come up yesterday, but as I was stuck at the doctor’s clinic for two hours, it kind of slipped my mind!

I’m back with the second edition of Thoughts on Thrones, this week has been a relatively slow week, so I think I’m going to go back and look at some controversial stories, from the lannister’s keeping it in the family all the way to the Chilean Tragedy of 2013!  Let’s have a look.
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Here’s you Wednesday #gameofthrones roundup!

Good afternoon Night’s Watchmen!

It’s been about a week since the blog has been updated, and there has been a bit of news since I’ve been absent (please forgive my absence, I’m moving in a week and that is taking all of my ‘me time’).  For the foreseeable future I suspect that this blog will be updated more sporadically with larger updates. Once my move is complete, however, I will do my best to gear back up.
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What a slow #gameofthrones news week!

Happy weekend Night’s Watchmen!

I’ve been keeping my eyes and ears to the ground looking for any scrap of News of Ice and Fire, but really outside of the announcement that season three of Game of Thrones managed to hit over 14 million viewers the only news has been Time Warner CEO coming out to variety magazine and suggesting that they are particularly proud of the piracy of Game of Thrones online.

Amazon revealed their alternate packaging for the season three bluray packages available in the US, Germany, Italy, France, the UK, and Spain , a three dimensional dragon against an embossed white facade.


I will admit, it looks awesome (even at over a hundred dollars) , but I can’t ever see a way to make it functional in a dvd stand. Pass.

It looks like filming is set to begin in Croatia by the end of the week, with characters being spotted on location, including at least one new actress in costume. This news along with cast sightings in Ireland are thanks to fan blog winteriscoming.

Also in the news is a nearly inevitable split for two of the shows more popular stars, Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie have broken up according to multiple sources. Hand’s up if news of Jon Snow and Ygritte breaking up surprised you. It almost makes you speculate whether Kit and Emilia were clasping hands as friends or if there was something more brewing at the TCA’S a few weeks ago.

This was a bad week for Thrones news capped off by a bad weekend for me personally. I wasn’t able to get the Games of Thrones post done, but I hope to have a good one for you next weekend, it won’t be a weekly segment but I hope to at least make sure it is semi-regular.

With luck, filming will bring with it more news from the set and as the show gets a little closer to season four exciting things will begin happening once more in the Thronesiverse. I’ll keep my eyes and ears open hoping to keep bringing you the best news as quickly as possible!

As always, please feel free to comment below or send us a tweet or email!

Big weekend in the #gameofthrones universe!

Good afternoon Night’s Watchmen,

Sorry for the lack of updates the past two days, this weekend was a holiday weekend where I am and there was no major breaking news to rip me away from relaxing in the summertime.

That said, this weekend was not without big news as the Television Critics Awards were held Saturday night, and to the surprise of nobody Game of Thrones brought home top honors in the “Outstanding Achievement in Drama” category.  Our favourite fantasy epic beat out fellow nominees The Americans, Breaking Bad, Homeland, and Mad Men.  Sadly, the team didn’t repeat as best overall as Breaking Bad took that award.  That’s okay, Walter White only has 8 episodes left, and Game of Thrones will still be around for years.  There will be plenty more awards for the show in the coming years!

Kit Harrington and Emilia Clarke were on hand at the TCA’s show, the former of whom went on the record to defend the surprising and controversial casting of Pedro Pascal as Oberan Martell, The Red Viper.  A lot of controversy surrounds the casting of the Chilean actor in the role as many fans and bloggers feel he does not look the part.  In Ice and Fire, Dorne and its people are very reminiscient of the Arabian Penninsula region and its people and many feel Pascal is too light skinned to portray what is very clearly (to them) a dark skinned prince of some pseudo Arabia or Eastern African land.

Personally, I’ve always imagined the Dornish as being Mediterranean more than African or Arabian.  The Spanish, Italian and Greek cultures may be very different, but the immense sun exposure has given all of the Mediterranean peoples an olive complexion that a Chilean actor should be able to pull off perfectly.  It would appear that George RR Martin would agree with me, as he said on his blog recently.  It has been said that Pascal absolutely smashed his audition scene, and I think that it behooves us to trust the producers: casting on this show has been phenominal for three years, there is no reason to believe they would completely drop the ball so suddenly and inexplicably.

While Jon Snow and Dany were living the life in Hollywood over the weekend, preparations are underway in Dubrovnik, Croatia for filming to begin in two weeks.  Dubrovnik is used as the location for the Kings Landing scenes; and in season four as much as any other, Kings Landing will be of particular importance.  Cast and crew have been overheard expecting to be filming in Croatia for approximately a month, which is twice as long as filming in Iceland.  Undeniably, Kings Landing will be the center of Game of Thrones just as much as it is the political and geographical center of Westeros.

I’d say that is a pretty good rundown of the weekend’s news in the Thronesiverse, as always please feel free to comment below or tweet at us @castinthedark.

Season Four Shooting location provides possible spoiler!


From fan site winteriscoming.net: It would appear as though season four of Game of Thrones is returning to the Vale!

From the post:

The Icelandic website Vísir reports they are shooting at Þingvellir today, one of the three known locations of this years two-week sojourn of the GoT team in Iceland. Nothing new in the article itself, but the beauty of it is that it comes with photos of the team and extras in armour.

Vísir has posted a video interview with Thrones producer Chris Newman from the set of today’s shoot, where he more or less confirms that this particular scene is set in the Vale. Interestingly, he notes that this scene is a part of Arya’s storyline and says that both Rory McCann (The Hound) and Maisie Williams were on set. I also like the bit at the end where he says they are using Icelandic horses but filming them from far away to pass them off as full-sized horses!

A possible spoiler warning is in the video postedof a costumed Gwendoline Christie and Daniel Portman standing by the side of the road.

You can cheeck out these awesome photos and this video providing hints about what we can expect next march at winteriscoming.net