By Munir Ahmed The Associated Press Wed., May 8, 2019 RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN—Until recently, a Pakistani waiter working in a small cafe in the city of Rawalpindi knew nothing about the TV series Game of Thrones — or its antihero character played by U.S. actor Peter Dinklage. But now, 26-year-old Rozi Khan has customers asking to have selfies taken with him and fields constant questions about his uncanny resemblance to Dinklage, 49. The American actor has played Tyrion Lannister, a witty and wily nobleman, since the series began in 2011. People even stop Khan on the streets, he says, also for selfies. Khan does not only have a similar look, haircut and beard as Dinklage, but the two share a genetic condition that results in small stature. The Pakistani waiter says his height is 1.33 metres, or 4 feet 5 inches. Dinklage’s Pakistani doppelganger confesses that he likes his newfound popularity and that he has hopes the resemblance could help pull him out of … [Read more...] about Pakistani waiter finds fame as Game of Thrones look-alike
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By Bethonie Butler The Washington Post Mon., May 6, 2019 Last week, scores of Game of Thrones fans complained they literally could not see the Battle of Winterfell because the episode was too dark. Things were brighter in Westeros this week, but some GOT viewers spotted something unexpected: a disposable coffee cup. The decidedly modern object appeared during a celebratory post-battle feast about 17 minutes into “The Last of the Starks.” It’s but a minor detail in an episode that saw the gruesome death of a major character, but the idea of a grande triple shot soy latte making its way into a medieval fantasy was too distracting for social media to ignore. The sighting prompted “Starbucks Cup” to trend on Twitter Monday morning, though eagle-eyed viewers noted it didn’t actually look like it was from the ubiquitous chain. Many fans thought the cup was a pretty major mistake for the big-budget show, which took two years to make its … [Read more...] about Viewers delight in spotting coffee cup in Game of Thrones scene
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 "The Long Night" aired earlier today and fans from around the world witnessed something extraordinary. The episode was an epitome of drama perfectly blended with all the right emotions. Major spoilers for Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3: The highly anticipated episode of Game of Thrones began where it ended in the previous episode. All the major characters in the show are ready to fight the biggest battle of their lives including Daenerys Targaryen's Dothraki army and her army of Unsullied. Ser Jorah Mormont, Bernie of Tarth, Jaime Lannister, and Jon Snow's Ghost are leading the army from the North and East side of the Westeros. At the very beginning, we see Melisandre coming back to the North as we earlier predicted. She uses her magic to light up all the swords of the Dothraki army and it boosts up their morale. Lord Varys and Tyrion Lannister are headed to the Winterfell crypts. Tyrion is shown that he is particularly not happy by this … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 review: Battle of Winterfell was magical
By Chris Barton Los Angeles Times Mon., April 29, 2019 So who had “Game of Thrones will just wrap up its whole Night King/humanity-unifying climate change allegory in 82 minutes” in their office pool? After all the talking that until now made up the final season of HBO’s fantasy blockbuster, the Battle of Winterfell arrived with a vengeance Sunday night. But for all the bad omens, fond farewells and seeming inevitability of mass casualties (imagined by at least one viewer, anyway), the great war ended on the side of humanity with Arya killing the Night King (and everyone else in his army) with her Valyrian steel dagger. Needless to say, Arya doesn’t pay for a meal anywhere in Westeros the rest of her life — at least until she meets whatever’s ahead in sunny King’s Landing. But before getting too far into the lethal blow that came at the precise, telegenic moment when all seemed lost for the humans of the North, it’s worth … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones’ Battle of Winterfell stuck its landing. What happens next?
By David Malitz The Washington Post Mon., April 29, 2019 There will be no recap of “Game of Thrones” this week on account of the episode being cloaked in complete darkness. Check back next week when maybe we’ll be able to see what is actually going on. Thank you for understanding. OK but seriously you’d think that after bragging about filming the longest and most expensive battle scene in the history of TV and cinema and whatever, you might want people to actually see what was going on. But Jon and Dany flying their dragons through a blizzard and not being able to see anything at all was a perfect metaphor for this episode. There was a lot of fighting, a fair amount of dying and an ending that will be talked about for as long as the Seven Kingdoms exist. Obviously the only place to start is at the end. The Night King — and therefore his entire army — is defeated thanks to the heroic actions of Arya Stark. This was a somewhat shocking … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones recap: Who won the Battle of Winterfell? (spoilers)