For all those anxiously awaiting the return of HBO’s phenomenal ‘Game of Thrones,’ here’s a little something to help tide you over until the series returns in April. With the upcoming release of Season 4 on Blu-Ray (and DVD I’m presuming, I don’t think that format is as antiquated as it should be by this point, as I still know people who don’t have a Blu-Ray player), fans can enjoy a myriad of special features includes behind the scenes looks, appendices, and always a fan favorite, the blooper reel.
Warning, with a show like ‘Game of Thrones’ where everything is always so serious and the actors really becoming their characters, it might be a shock to see them flub their lines, forget their lines, fall down steps while saying their lines, or else break in battle and…well, break their sword. But it’s a fun clip nonetheless, showing off in ninety seconds numerous gags from Season 4, with a running theme of actors calling out “Line!?” Which makes sense when you think about it, as the world of ‘Game of Thrones’ is decidedly complex, with actors having to recite names and places in a world that has literally hundreds of characters and locales, and them needing to sound knowledgable about everything they say. As a reader I can’t even keep track of it all, which is why I’m grateful George R.R. Martin included maps and appendices in the source material.
The second recurring issue for the cast seems to be steps, as they show a number of cast-members stumble while making their way down the stone steps that litter Westeros, often while in the middle of important scenes. Which again, make sense considering the costumes the actors are required to wear (especially the ladies in those big dresses), and the sheer number of stairs in the ‘Game of Thrones’ world.
Below is the full ninety second clip, and get ready for ‘Game of Thrones’ when it returns to HBO on April 12th!
Source: Game of Thrones