If you watched Sunday night’s “Game of Thrones” season six finale “The Winds of Winter,” then you might remember the dramatic opening sequence. Director Miguel Sapochnik took 20 minutes to create a version of the famous baptism montage from “The Godfather,” as a characters settled in their place while Ramin Djawadi’s haunting composition played in the backdrop.
Well “GoT” fans, the track “Light of the Seven” is now available on Spotify and YouTube. With the season over, there’s at least this to help you through your time of mourning — or maybe it’ll make you cry some more. Even if you haven’t caught up to “GoT,” this piano-heavy track will make you feel like you’re right in the heart of Westeros.
Here’s a playlist of all of Djawadi’s music for “GoT” season six.
We’ve all wished at some point that “Game of Thrones” was more than just a fictional world. And every Sunday, no matter how many times you have to remind yourself it’s not real, you know exactly which house you’d pledge your allegiance to.
But if you’re from Austin and you’re not ready to be ruled by House Lannister, you may need to reconsider — at least, according to a study done by FindTheHome.
The real estate database used its data to see where the “GoT” characters would live if Westeros was the United States. They separated the country into seven groups: House Greyjoy, House Lannister, House Baratheon, House Targaryen, House Tyrell, House Stark and Night’s Watch.
It then created demographic, geographic and industry data for each group based off their characteristics on the show. FindTheHome then matched that data with that of regions in the U.S.
The site found that Austin, or Travis County, falls most strongly under House Lannister. But much of Texas would be ruled by House Baratheon and sprinkled with House Taragaryen.
Folks over at Thrillist created their own list of which characters would best fit each state in the U.S. It may not come as a surprise that they chose a Lannister for our great state — but at least she’s tough. Cersei would be Thrillist’s choice, complete with this little blurb:
Aesthetically pleasing debutante, comes from a ton of money. Can be hateful, and you don’t want to mess with her, but also pretty great if you’re on her side. Has no problem going it alone.
Just like any fan tortuously waiting to see who will rule over all of Westeros, the stars of “Game of Thrones” have their own hopes about how the war will end.
In a recent video by Entertainment Weekly, six of the show’s actresses discussed who they’re rooting for to win the Iron Throne.
Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) said she will get to Westeros riding on the back of her dragon with a few “beautiful men” in tow. Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) sees herself in power with Littlefinger as her Hand. Cercei Lannister (Lena Headey) also weighed in on how she foresees the show ending.
“Cercei would kidnap the red priestess,” she said. “She would resurrect all her dead children and they would live happily ever after.”
To see the rest of the actresses’ theories on how “GoT” will end, watch the video here.
No one knows how to break a person’s heart better than the creators behind HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Don’t even try to act like you’re not still reeling from the death of Ned Stark in season one.
But on Sunday, “GoT” took the devastation to the next level with Hodor’s death and moving on seems impossible. So last night, “GoT’ producers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to apologize for what happened on Sunday. Though, it’s not likely to make you feel better.
Weiss and Benioff showed no remorse for killing of the loveable character. Instead they apologized for the aftermath of the episode’s airing — the numerous bad jokes fans love to make. It’s important to note that fans also created Hodor door stoppers available for purchase.
“We’re sorry for all the idiots who from now on will be shouting ‘Hodor’ every time you go through a door,” Benioff said.
The trailer for the new season of the BBC’s “Doctor Who” just dropped, and it looks great (the series returns to BBC America on Sept. 19).
Star Peter Capaldi says, “Soaring through all of time and space, series nine sees the Doctor throw himself into life with a new hunger for adventure. The Cosmos is there for the taking, thrilling, epic and enticing, and his to play in. But he’s almost reckless in his abandon. It’s almost like he’s running from something, something that if it ever catches him will turn his life upside down.”
See if you can spot clues as to what the Doctor and Clara will be up to this season. The network promises that “the pair meet new and old monsters, and go on a journey that takes them to deadly alien planets, creepy underwater bases, Vikings villages, a global Zygon uprising, and leads them through hidden alien dens, to the very end of time itself.”
And while you’re at it, give us your best guesses as to the identity of the young girl played by Maisie Williams (Arya Stark on “Game of Thrones”) is at the end — the one who asks, “What took you so long old man?”
Sunday night’s “Game of Thrones” season finale was one for the ages, and in the HBO drama’s grand tradition of killing its darlings, not everyone made it out alive. Since we know that you’re spending all morning reading the litany of recaps, reviews and thinkpieces that have emerged online, we thought we would do you a solid and round up the best of the web’s Westerosi offerings.