Game of Thrones Lannister

Nerd Protein: Wizards, Dragons and Iron Thrones

Saturday, September 29, 2012Aaron Reese

To quote my bestie, "one of the best things in life is something to look forward to."  Now what is it that I'm looking forward to you may ask? Well to simply put it, nerd TV. Two of my favorite series (HBO's Game of Thrones and BBC's Merlin) are coming back with what some would say a vengeance.

Irish native Collin Morgan stars as BBC's eponymous character Merlin. With Merlin on its fifth season, the fantasy cult-series has an unwavering fan following. Merlin, wizard of Arthurian legend fights to live up to his prophecy by protecting King Arthur Pendragon (played by Bradley James) against the multiple dark forces of Camelot. The series has quite an interesting spin on the legend; magic in this realm is banned, and for Merlin to effectively protect Arthur he has to practice his magic in secret. Season 5 promises a darker, edgier take on the series. Now that Arthur has ascended the throne Merlin's  magic and bravado has intensified, and it may not be for the best. With a newly crowned Guinevere taking a more paramount role this season, and a revenge hungry Morgana, season five is sure to be a favorite for all of the fan boys/gals. Make sure you tune in to BBC on October 6th for the Merlin season five premiere!

Angel Colby as newly crowned Guinevere

Katie McGrath as the villainous Morgana
Bradley James as King Arthur Pendragon

Game of Thrones season three has just begun filming on set in Croatia! I am just about done with the third book (A Storm of Swords) in the A Song of Fire and Ice series. To even try to began summing the G.O.T series in a paragraph would be an interesting challenge, but if you'd like to read my version of a synopsis for the series check out this post here. From the looks of it, Queen Cersei Lannister, King Robb Stark of the North, Queen Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister the Imp and all of your faves from season two will be back. Just from reading the books I can tell you this season will be a shocker, and true to G.O.T form some of your faves will more than likely...well let's not go there. There will be more war, even more blood shed and a little bit of magic in season three. I don't want to give away too much here, so check out some of the onsite pics below from Croatia. Who's your fav in the fight for the Iron Throne? Mine personally, Lannisters all the way!

Lena Headey as one of my personal faves, Cersei Lannister sporting Lannister crimson here of course.

Peter Dinklage returns as Tyrion Lannister/The Imp , a total fan favorite.

Sellsword and Tyrion's right hand man Bronn played by Jereome Flynn returns.

Lena once again accompanied by Aidan Gillen who plays Peter Balish/Littlefinger. You may not be able to tell but this set is the same set where Cersei and Little Finger had their "debate" on power in the season two premiere. 

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