Kids Reacting to Game of Thrones Is the Best Thing You'll Watch This Week

FBE via YouTube
FBE via YouTube

Game of Thrones is a far cry from family-friendly televisionwhich is made evident in the YouTube video below from Fine Brothers Entertainment in which kids showcase their knowledge—and hilarious opinions—of what they have been told told is “maybe the most popular TV show of [their] lifetime.”

The kids range in age from 6 to 13, and their comments while being shown the (relatively PG-rated) season 8 promo and some kid-friendly scenes (which the producers admitted they had a difficult time finding) are both hysterically funny and adorable.

A couple of the kids compared the show to more age-appropriate movies like How to Train Your Dragon and Pirates of the Caribbean. Unsurprisingly, the dragons were a hit with this particular age group.

In addition to capturing the kids' reactions, the producers also had kids answer questions about the show’s appropriateness and how their parents deal with watching popular shows that aren’t kid-friendly. One of the questions was, “As a kid, is it annoying when there’s something you’re told that you can’t watch but everybody’s talking about it?”

The responses varied from one very mature 13-year-old saying, “If I’m told not to watch it, I just don’t watch it … I’m keeping my innocence,” to one younger boy talking about how his parents barred him from being in the room while they were watching The Handmaid’s Tale.

Overall, the kids seemed to be surprisingly knowledgeable about Game of Thrones—even if the video's creators were only able to find about three minutes of all-ages footage from the past seven seasons.

[h/t Fine Brothers Entertainment]

Stranger Things Fans Can Now Buy a 6-Foot-Tall Demogorgon Sprinkler

BigMouth Inc., Amazon
BigMouth Inc., Amazon

Some fans watch a show and then talk about it. Others create art inspired by it. Others develop far-out theories. But sometimes, fans go even further than that—like when pool accessory company BigMouth Inc. revealed its massive Stranger Things-inspired, inflatable Demogorgon sprinkler, which is now available for any fan to purchase.

The sprinkler, the perfect gift for those wishing to combine their love of sci-fi monstrosities and thorough lawn irrigation, stands 6 feet tall and can be connected to any standard hose, allowing it to spurt water from its horrifying open face, according to House Beautiful. And for fans thinking it can only be found in the far corners of the internet, fear not: the sprinkler is available now at Target and on Amazon.

If you want a less flashy way to show off your Stranger Things fandom this summer, BigMouth Inc. also sells a plethora of other novelty items based on the show, like an Upside Down-themed pool tube, Scoops Ahoy floating cupholders, and a float based on one of Eleven’s trademark waffles. (See all the options on Amazon here.)

This marks the latest in a series of collaborations for the hugely successful Netflix series. Prior to its release, Stranger Things teamed with both H&M and Nike to release clothing and shoes inspired by the series. It also collaborated with Coca-Cola to produce a limited edition collection of New Coke cans inspired by a moment in the third season.

We’re glad there’s a plethora of Stranger Things merchandise available, even the terrifying Demogorgon sprinkler—it sounds just ridiculous enough to buy right away. It's available at Target or Amazon for $100.

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Three Major Game of Thrones Stars Submitted Themselves for Emmys After HBO Chose Not To

Gwendoline Christie and Maisie Williams in Game of Thrones.
Gwendoline Christie and Maisie Williams in Game of Thrones.
Helen Sloan/Courtesy of HBO

HBO dominated the 2019 Emmy nominations, which were announced earlier this week, with a record-breaking 32 nominations for Game of Thrones's highly contentious final season alone.

Ten of Game of Thrones's nominations came via the acting categories, several of which were hardly surprising: Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke landed nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama Series, respectively. Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams will compete against each other in the Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress categories. What did come as a surprise, however, were the first-time nominations for Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie, and Carice van Houten—not because they didn’t deserve them, but because HBO didn't submit them for consideration.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO confirmed that the network did not enter the three actors for consideration by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This means that the actors’ representatives shelled out the $225 entry fees themselves.

While this might seem unfair, self-submissions are a pretty common practice. As Game of Thrones has many, many characters, all of them played by great actors, it's simply not possible for the network to enter every one of them. As it stands now, four of the six nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actress are Game of Thrones co-stars (van Houten was nominated in the Guest Actress category), while three of the Outstanding Supporting Actor nominees are from Westeros.

Whether they made it onto the official ballot because of HBO or not, Game of Thrones fans are ecstatic that Allen, Christie, and van Houten are finally getting the Emmy recognition they deserve. Can one of them triumph? We'll just have to wait until September 22 to find out.

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