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'Game Of Thrones' Offers No Critic Screeners To Stop Leaked Episodes
‘Game Of Thrones’ Screeners Are Being Kept Out Of The Hands Of Critics And It’s For A Valid Reason Helen Sloan/HBO Game of Thrones isn’t a show to watch.
It’s a show to obsess over. How else do you explain folks tripping over themselves to endure that very silly melting ice block reveal? With a limited supply of episodes remaining, every little detail that can dribble out will be examined, unpacked and dissected with vigor. HBO’s approach to season seven is going to great lengths to protect secrets, spoilers and everything else from leaking out and it involves keeping critics in the dark. Or at least in as much of the dark as the rest of us. Entertainment Weekly reports that screeners of episodes will not be sent to critics in advance. Unlike when a movie passes on screening for critics, there’s traditionally a pretty straightforward reason for it: The finished product stinks.
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