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Via: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
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HBO is offering a free 30-day trial through iTunes, after which each month of the streaming service will cost $14.99, but free you from the guilt of borrowing someone else's HBO Go password.

The service has arrived just in time for the premiere of season 5 of Game of Thrones.  Hopefully it fares better than HBO Go did for a lot of last season:

Via: HBO Game of Thrones
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Looks like the conspiracy-theorists are rallying around this and fleshing out theories from this new piece of potential book-spoiling details from showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss' knowledge about the final two books.

With the show and books starting to form more clearly defined story paths, do you think the HBO will spoil the book series before our faithful captain, George R.R. Martin can finally give us his ending?

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Via: The Atlantic
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The scene in question, which appeared in season six of the show and not in the book, set the PC community ablaze with outrage. It's been criticized as being aired for sheer shock value, and for having no narrative value. People are straight up pissed.

George R.R. Martin approves of the producers decision to air the scene, and told the press his novels were written with the intent to portray the unfettered brutality employed with acts of rape as a means to get what one wanted throughout ancient European history.

This is a dark show and fans need to consider toning down their violent reactions.