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Peter Dinklage Doesn’t Watch Game of Thrones, But Why?

“Well, that was like a year ago for me” -Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister, when asked whether he was excited for the final episode of Game of Thrones’ third season.The Emmy winning actor went on to say “I don’t watch the show… I don’t have HBO” when prompted to give his opinion on the Red Wedding scene from “The Rains of Castamere”.

The news that Peter Dinklage doesn’t watch Game of Thrones isn’t all together surprising considering plenty of actors don’t watch their completed works.  On the other hand, this is an off hand comment, not from an interview, so Dinklage could simply be favoring brevity or sarcasm over the truth.  However, if Dinklage doesn’t watch simply because he doesn’t have HBO, I can only say that many people have managed to circumvent that particular obstacle.  Of course I doubt he would actually want or need to pirate his own show, unlike a record breaking number of viewers did last sunday.  A Lannister always pays his cable after all.

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  • Suzanne Larsen

    *laugh* Peter Dinklage is a busy guy, I’d be surprised if he has time to watch any tv.
    And as far as the circumventing goes, HBO kinda goes out of their way to make it as unavailable as possible. I totally get wanting to make their money from subscriptions, but if they think I’m going to pay an absurd cable fee for 150+ channels that I’ll never watch and an HBO fee on top of that for ONE show, they’re out of their minds. C’mon, HBO. Just make HBO Go (or whatever its called) a separate service, or make a pay-per-episode download, or something. It wont stop the piracy, but it would at least give people who wouldn’t mind paying for it a legal outlet to do so.

  • Anonymous

    See, this is exactly what I’ve been saying. Example – it’s possible to rent new Doctor Who episodes from Amazon Prime for 1.99 or 2.99 if you can’t live without HD. Except I live in a country where it’s not available. So instead of paying 2 euro every week (which even us, poor barbarians, can afford), I’m getting it from TPB. I’d happily pay 2 euro for a GoT episode as well, but I can’t. Is that a sensible business model?

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  • Elisabeth

    Not surprised. He has a baby daughter and is out of the country working several months out of the year. Makes sense that watching a TV show isn’t his top priority when he’s home. Might also be partially some combination of acting technique and self-consciousness — plenty of actors don’t really like looking at themselves on-screen.

  • Lady Viridis

    Exactly. Put it up on iTunes and Amazon downloads, and I’d be happy to pay a few bucks per episode (or $20-25 for a season pass) and watch the episodes that way. Or even pay to get HBO Go only. Instead your only options are pay for a pricey subscription for one show or wait for $40+ DVDs almost a year later. It’s just a bad business model.

  • Jill Pantozzi

    People have to remember it’s not just an HBO thing. They have longstanding contracts with the cable companies and they’re the ones who are making it difficult for HBO to offer GO separately.

  • Suzanne Larsen

    ah, that’s a good point, I hadn’t thought about that.

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  • Fisty

    Blame the cable providers first, then HBO.