Category Archives: Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 3 “The Queen’s Justice” Review

Spoilers Ahead on Game Of Thrones Season 7, Episode 3 

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Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 2 “Stormborn” Review: Let’s talk about that sex scene

Spoilers Ahead on Game Of Thrones Season 7, Episode 2 

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Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 1 “Dragonstone” Review

Spoilers Ahead on Game Of Thrones Season 7 Premiere 

“Shall we begin?” Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere entitled “Dragonstone” is immensely satisfying. After an extra long hiatus, it’s just a treat to get back into the Game of Thrones universe. The producers have promised a faster pace. One down and only 6 more to go this season. Even though there wasn’t a tonne of action in this premiere, the measured pace felt perfect for what it was trying to achieve. Okay, maybe for some viewers the pot montage is a bit much, I found it amusing.

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Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 6 “Blood of My Blood”: How the High Sparrow is a Master Manipulator

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Spoilers Ahead on Game Of Thrones S06E06

“Blood of my Blood” is a fitting episode title. Of course, it’s a direct reference to Dany’s speech to her Khalasar. It also relates to Sam’s kin and his new makeshift family of little Sam and Gilly even though they aren’t blood relatives. Family is a thread which also connects to Bran’s storyline where Uncle Benjen makes his return.

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Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 5 “The Door”: Discussing how Bran’s time travel power will impact the show and going in-depth on Hodor’s origin.

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Spoilers Ahead on Game Of Thrones “The Door”

The connective tissue throughout “The Door” is about explaining origins. It’s a common thread between many scenes: The children of the forest created the Night King. Jaqen H’ghar explains that the faceless men were once Volantis slaves. The red priestess sheds light about the night Varys became an eunuch. Hodor’s origin and why he repeats the same word is finally revealed. Some of these exposition points serve to deepen the mythology and address long-standing mysteries, while some may also prove to be significant in setting up future events. 

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Game Of Thrones Season 5 Finale: “Breaking Down The Big Shocking Deaths”

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Game Of Thrones Season 5 Episode 10: “Mother’s Mercy” Review (Spoilers)

It’s been said before that no one is safe on Game Of Thrones. Season 5 finale entitled “Mother’s Mercy” lived up to that adage. In what is arguably one of the most shocking deaths to date, we say farewell to another major character that’s been on the show from the very beginning.

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Game Of Thrones: The Best Underrated Characters

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When we think of the most important characters on Game Of Thrones there are several who immediately come to mind.  There are also many supporting characters who we can’t get enough of because they may not appear in several episodes in a row. Some are scene stealers. Some get the most quotable dialogue. And some are bad-asses.

Here are several of those characters we would love to see get more screen time or simply deserve some appreciation. Don’t worry if you haven’t caught up with the latest episodes, these are minimal spoiler descriptions.

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Game Of Thrones Season 5 Episode 9: “The Dance of Dragons” Review

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Game Of Thrones Season 5 Episode 9: “The Dance Of Dragons” Review (Spoilers)

Going by previous seasons, Game Of Thrones has conditioned viewers to expect the unexpected in its penultimate episode. High expectations can be bit of a double-edged sword. It adds to the intensity knowing a regular character could get killed off and in anticipating a season defining moment. On the other hand, setting the bar high could result in a let down if that game changing event doesn’t land as hoped. The good news is that on its own merits, “The Dance Of Dragons” is a solid episode. It just happens to be in the shadows of “Hardhome”, one of Game Of Thrones’ best episodes to date. A better way to think about these two episodes is that they’re not in competition with one another, rather it’s a great one – two punch to the final stretch of Season 5.

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Game Of Thrones Season 5 Episode 8 “Hardhome” Review

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A common sentiment is this season hasn’t had that wow factor. That moment or event were all fans are raving about around the water cooler. Sure, there was a highlight scene with Tyrion and Jorah versus the stonemen in Valyria. While the consequences of that scene is still reverberating on a personal level as Jorah comes to terms with grayscale disease, it’s implications won’t ripple into other storylines.

Then there was Sansa’s wedding night which garnered lots of heated discussion but was divisive of the fan base rather than something everyone could get behind. This all changed in a big way in Hardhome. As good as all the other scenes are, the epic battle against the undead army stole the episode and ramps up this season’s momentum several notches.

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Game Of Thrones Season 5 Episode 7: The Biggest Game Changer of the Season?

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Game Of Thrones doesn’t follow the structure of a typical season of television. However, in terms of the narrative arc, “The Gift” is still in the rising action phase as a number of storylines are building their way towards a climax (insert your Samwell Tarly joke here). The most notable series of events is the convergence of Tyrion and Dany’s storylines. We also saw Cersei’s smug grin get wiped off her face and discover things can actually get worse for Sansa. Speaking of Sam the Slayer, giving a shard of dragon glass to Jon appears to be setting up a battle with possibly a White Walker and their undead horde against the wildings in Hardhome.

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