Game of Thrones: How to Speak (and Curse!) Like the Dothraki

Athchomar chomakaan, khal vezhven! (Welcome, great khal!) After last week's Game of Thrones stayed firmly in Westeros, Sunday's episode (airing at 9/8c on HBO) returns to the land of the Dothraki, those nomadic warriors across the Narrow Sea who value a good piece of horseflesh for both riding and eating. But we're not here to discuss Dothraki livestock recipes, as delicious as they may be. Instead, we shall delve into their language, a liquid-sounding tongue inspired by the limited Dothraki vocabulary, as seen in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels on which Thrones is based. Executive producers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, with the help of the Language Creation Society's mononymous Sai, selected David J. Peterson to create and expand the Dothraki language, which now stands at 2,763 words at the last count, for the HBO series.

Houses Collide: Game of Thrones Discussion — Tyrion's Brutality and Wait, Renly Is Gay?

Now that we're halfway into the Game of Thrones season, the action has really become meaty (much like the roast venison that graces King Robert's table). In Sunday's episode, everyone gets in on the killing (even The Imp!) and there's so much intrigue to be had, the action actually stayed in Westeros the entire time. To balance out the multiple deaths and brutality, we got a whimsical helping of grotesquery thanks to original scenes written specifically for the HBO series. Shall we delve into "The Wolf and the Lion"?

GAME OF THRONES “The Wolf and the Lion” Episode 5 Preview

Episode  Synopsis : Incensed over news of Daenerys’ alliance with the Dothrakis, Robert orders a preemptive strike on the Targaryens that drives a wedge in his relationship with Ned. A captive Tyrion helps Catelyn, but receives a cold reception  at the Eyrie from her sister, John Arryn’s widow Lysa (Kate Dickie). Sansa is charmed by the dashing Ser Loras Tyrell (Finn Jones), aka the Knight of Flowers. Arya overhears a plot against her father.

Game of Thrones Preview: "The Wolf and the Lion"

By now hopefully you've seen last week's episode of Game of Thrones and read our review, because it looks like the action and speed start picking up next week.  Fans of the book series know what to expect next after Catelyn captured Tyrion, but for you first time fans of the television show, you're in for a treat. We'll finally get our first battle as Catelyn and her mercenaries take Tyrion hostage, more fighting in the tournament, and even more political intrigue as Robert plots to assassinate Daenerys' unborn child.  Watch an official promo from HBO for next week's episode, "The Wolf and the Lion", below:

'Game of Thrones' 1.05 Preview: King Robert Orders a Murder

Ned Stark and King Robert's relationship is taking a bad turn in the upcoming episode of " Game of Thrones ". The two are clashing of the king's order of a preemptive strike against the Targaryens, a defiant stand that leaves the Hand in a precarious position.   While Ned refuses to be involved in the assassination planned by the king, Arya overhears a conversation that threatens her father's life. Tyrion receives a rude welcome at the Eyrie from Catelyn's sister Lysa, and Sansa catches the eye of a handsome knight.    Read More...

'Game of Thrones' preview: Families are hard

Family is one of the primary themes in "Game of Thrones," and Sunday's (May 7) episode of the series comes at the idea of family ties in several ways.There's a pretty big development at the end of the hour that we won't spoil. But the two clips below illustrate a couple of the numerous ways that the episode (and the series) explore what those ties mean.In the first, Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and her governess Septa Mordane (Susan Brown) discuss what will happen when Sansa and Prince Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) get married and start having children, who will then become heirs to the throne ... provided they're boys. It's a humanizing moment for Sansa, who thus far hasn't been portrayed in the best light.The second clip shows a conversation between Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) and the Starks' ward Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) at Winterfell. Tyrion was expecting to be greeted by Catelyn (Michelle Fairley), and...