Game of Thrones finale: What did the critics think?

Game of Thrones finale: What did the critics think?

The seventh series of Game of Thrones has come to a dramatic conclusion. Fans are torn between being stunned by the major plot developments and heartbroken that the episode could be the last one on our screens until 2019. That’s when the fantasy epic, based on George RR Martin’s books, is rumoured to be coming back one last time. The finale was shown in the US on Sunday, and broadcast in the UK on Monday….

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Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke on character’s ‘heartbreaking’ loss

Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke on character’s ‘heartbreaking’ loss

Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has commented on her character’s “heartbreaking” loss in last week’s episode. In an unexpected turn – even in a show known for its ruthless axing of characters – Daenerys Targaryen, mother of dragons, lost one of her children. Viserion was struck mid-air by the Night King’s spear, died and then returned to life – but apparently under the White Walker’s control. “It’s a heartbreak,” Clarke told Entertainment Weekly. “Not…

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Police cracking down on illegal streaming as Game of Thrones piracy grows

Police cracking down on illegal streaming as Game of Thrones piracy grows

Police are developing new techniques to disrupt piracy online as illegal streams and legitimate viewership figures for Game of Thrones both break record levels. Last week’s episode of Games of Thrones was viewed by even more people globally than the season’s opening episode – a record at the time, with 4.7 million viewers watching on Sky. That record viewership came despite the season opener being pirated by more than 90 million people around the world,…

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Game of Thrones breaks ratings record despite hacking attack

Game of Thrones breaks ratings record despite hacking attack

The latest episode of Game of Thrones has broken viewing records despite it being leaked online. The hit TV show was targeted by hackers last week, with the script for Spoils of War, the fourth episode of the seventh season, leaked online. That did not stop more than 10 million viewers in the US from tuning in on Saturday night, HBO’s best-ever live ratings. It was a 10% increase on last week’s episode, according to…

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