'Game of Thrones' Gets the 'Xena' Theme It Always Deserved

Today in viral videos: HBO's nerdiest show has a '90s opening-credits remix, the Justin Timberlake media assault is relentless and relentlessly enjoyable, and the clumsiest penguins the world has ever seen. 

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We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cellphone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today:

Is it wrong that we kind of love this riff on the Game of Thrones opening credits, which are otherwise really nerdy and long with maps and have always kind of demanded a '90s action-comedy-drama makeover? It's part Xena, part Hercules, and maybe even a little Dr. Quinn, but it's great. Also: Why is this single video still better than any new show on NBC?

Justin Timberlake can't stop, won't stop. It's gotten to the point where we don't know where Saturday Night Live ends and all his other media appearances begin. But when it comes to Night Two on Jimmy Fallon, at least, we don't mind:


And finally, without comment, here is a supercut of penguins falling over and being more endearing than Anne Hathaway ever could:

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