10 of the Best Game of Thrones Inspired Videos


We were reminded how many fantastic Game of Thrones videos are out there after watching Game of Thrillers, a pairing of the riveting final scene in “Hardhome” set to Michael Jackson’s classic song Thriller. Jon Snow may know nothing, but some of those creating GoT-inspired videos are genius. Here are 10 of our Game of Thrones video favorites.

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iZombie S01E12 Review: Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat


crosstheroadThe penultimate Season 1 episode of iZombie—“Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat”—was directed by Mairzee Almas and written by show Co-executive Producer Diane Ruggiero-Wright. A rogue zombie of Liv’s own creation is causing some sloppy carnage, Blaine is on the warpath in pursuit of his purloined astronaut brains, and pretty much everyone gets themselves into some serious hot water. Continue reading

Game of Thrones S05E09 Recap: The Dance of Dragons


Davos Shireen Game of Thrones Dance of DragonsGame of Thrones “The Dance of Dragons” follows “Hardhome,” one of the best episodes in the series. Jon Snow has forged an alliance with the Free Folk built out of desperation and fear of a common enemy. On the other hand, the shared hopes of Daenerys Targaryen and Tyrion Lannister have brought them together with the goal of creating a better future. The status of King’s Landing remains a question that is further complicated by Jaime Lannister’s imprisonment in Dorne. The conflict between the Boltons at Winterfell and Stannis Baratheon’s army will decide the fate of the North, at least for now. The Stark sisters are on very different paths, but both are fueled by survival instincts and a desire for vengeance. “The Dance of Dragons” shows us that Game of Thrones continues to excel at suspenseful, emotionally-driven storytelling.

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Wayward Pines S01E04 Recap: One of Our Senior Realtors Has Chosen to Retire


Ben Theresa Mrs Fisher Wayward Pines RealtorThe banality of the title of the 4th episode of Wayward Pines, “One of Our Senior Realtors Has Chosen to Retire,” belies the strangeness of the town. In Wayward Pines violence may be framed with coded words, but it walks undisguised amongst the townspeople. Sheriff Pope’s haunting warning to Ethan in “Our Town, Our Law”—“You think you want to know the truth, but you don’t. It’s worse than anything you could even imagine”—and the revelation that some kind of frightening creatures live beyond the wall, deepens the mystery that surrounds Wayward Pines. In “One of Our Senior Realtors Has Chosen to Retire” the Burke family tries to fit into the Wayward Pines community.

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Monster of the Week: Kumiho

The Kumiho is a Korean nine-tailed fox. Image: Gumiho by canitiem at deviant art.

The Kumiho is a Korean nine-tailed fox.
Image: Gumiho by canitiem at deviant art.

The Kumiho (구미호), or Gumiho*, is a nine-tailed fox spirit. In Korean tradition foxes that have lived for a thousand years, accumulating a great deal of energy, turn into Kumiho. The Kumiho is similar to other fox creatures, such as the Japanese kitsune and Chinese huli jing. Though they have similar magical abilities and longevity, Kumiho are more malevolent than other fox spirits. Of these long-lived legendary creatures, the Kumiho is the only fox that kills and eats humans.

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