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Game Of Thrones Season 5 Episode 3: The Top Five Most Intriguing Scenes

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Game Of Thrones: Season 5, Episode 3 “High Sparrow”

Heads are rolling fast and furious in as many episodes. And there was a wedding that the writers deftly glossed over. “High Sparrow” does a good job at moving certain story lines along, giving characters a new sense of purpose in ways that we haven’t seen from them so far. The best example of that is in Sansa’s choice to avenge her family by getting in cahoots with the enemy. Littlefinger has a way of making things appear like a choice when it’s really him pulling the strings. Littlefinger does care for Sansa is his own twisted way. If there was an award for Best Creepy Character that leaves you wanting to take a shower every time they are on screen it’s the way Littlefinger always stands so close to Sansa.

Okay, let’s discuss the top five best storylines of this episode.

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Game Of Thrones Season 5 Episode 2: The Good and Bad of Daenerys’ Big Decision

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Game Of Thrones: Season 5, Episode 2 “The House Of Black And White”

This week’s Game Of Thrones did not have an epic death like the 2nd episode “The Lion and The Rose” of last season but it was certainly eventful. We saw the introduction of Prince Doran who will be featured prominently this season. For some interesting tidbits about Prince Doran and Dorne, including how the Dornish resisted the Targaryen dragon invasion, take a look at “What You Need To Know About Dorne” post.

Moving on to Bravos … Arya is back! I’ll be putting up an exciting Arya related post later in the week, so don’t worry if I don’t talk much about her here. ;)

The focus of this post is on Daenery’s decision at the end of the episode. Is Daenerys’ act of blind justice a political blunder? Game Of Thrones is great at creating scenarios that force our characters to make tough decisions which have significant consequences. These are often thought provoking scenarios, leaving us with lots of different angles to consider. In defense of Daenerys, I want to add to the conversation about why she made her decision, as well as why this could bite her in the ass. There will be full spoilers from here on.

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Game Of Thrones: What You Need To Know About Dorne, House Martell and The Sand Snakes

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Game Of Thrones: Prince Doran, The Sand Snakes And How Dorne Resisted The Dragon Invasion 

The fiery Oberyn Martell as played by Pedro Pascal quickly became a fan favorite character on HBO’s Game Of Thrones. Many viewers are clamoring to find out if the “Red Viper” will be avenged and on learning more about the Martell family.

With one of the largest cast in television history and many story lines to service, the executive producers are selective on which new characters will be introduced and which will be cut from the show. Surviving the cutting blocks are several characters from House Martell. After sitting quietly in the sidelines, the rest of the Martell family are becoming a prominent focal point of the season and could possibly play a role in the series’ end game.

Now is a good a time as any to highlight some interesting facts about Dorne and take a closer look at Oberyn’s family, including his deadly daughters known as The Sand Snakes.

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Game Of Thrones Season 5 Premiere Q&A: Cersei’s Flashback and The Sons of the Harpy Explained

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 Game Of Thrones Season 5, Episode 1 “The Wars To Come”

After a very long wait, Game Of Thrones is back with a brand new season of murderous scheming, prophecies unfolding and dragons raging.  This post is open for full spoiler discussions on the premiere. To get the conversation going, we’ll breakdown several key plot points as well give a brief overview of the episode. Share your own thoughts on the premiere and feel free to ask any questions in the comments below. 

For the Question & Answer segment, we’ll give our thoughts on the meaning behind Cersei’s flashback, explain the Sons of The Harpy, and share our predication on which characters who are still alive in the books might be killed off this season. If you don’t want to know who’s alive in the books you can skip over the last question in Q&A.

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Game Of Thrones Season 5 Trailer: What You Might Have Missed

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 A Sneak Preview of Game Of Thrones Season 5

The trailer for Season 5 of Game Of Thrones is filled to the brim with tantalizing snapshots, intriguing sound bites and all around awesomeness. Because there’s quite a bit of information to take in and make sense of, let’s take a closer look at what might be going on in Season 5.  

This post contains spoilers for previous seasons and speculation & possible spoilers for Season 5 based on the trailer and promotional photos. No Book Spoilers.  

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Game Of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 10, Season Finale “The Children” Review

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Hello Game Of Thrones fans! “The Children” is my favourite season finale of my favourite television show on air. I haven’t been recapping any episodes this season but I wanted to share some general thoughts on the finale. This write-up will be more of a conversation starter than a complete breakdown on everything that happened in this super sized episode. I’ll try to limit my thoughts to the show itself without direct comparisons to the books. If you’re looking for great reviews of each episode without any book spoilers, I’d recommend you also check out and follow The Triple Option blog. If you like book comparisons and full recaps, be sure to check out Cinematic Corner.

Everything after the break will contain spoiler filled thoughts for Game Of Thrones Season 4, Episode 10.

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Game Of Thrones: King Joffrey’s Top Ten Worst Moments

HBO’s Game Of Thrones: King Joffrey’s Top Ten Worst Moments

Spoilers Ahead for HBO’s Game Of Thrones, including Season Four’s “The Lion and The Rose”.

Game Of Thrones fans have taken their love of hating King Joffrey to another level. It’s become an amusing phenomenon.

The hate-fest started soon after the second episode when gifs and videos of Tyrion face-slapping Joffrey popped up on the internet. More recently in HBO’s promotion of Season Four, #RoastJoffrey was billed as the world’s first social media comedy roast of the most hated character on television. Take a look at the compilation video below of the best slaps and funniest tweets including “Joffrey is actually High Valyrian for douchebag.”

To top it all off, Sky TV in New Zealand created a fun campaign for fans to topple a seven meter tall statue of Joffrey. When fans tweeted using #bringdowntheking, a rope around the King’s neck gradually lowered the statue until it fell over.

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Game Of Thrones: House Stark’s Ten Biggest Mistakes

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HBO’s Game Of Thrones: House Stark’s Ten Biggest Mistakes

Spoiler Alert: This article discusses major plot points in HBO’s Game Of Thrones, Season One to Three.

The long grueling wait in between seasons offer fans plenty of time to reflect upon the intricate plotting and fascinating characters that populate HBO’s Game Of Thrones. Of the major houses vying for the Iron Throne, many fans championed House Stark Of Winterfell above all by virtue of the Stark’s deeply rooted values of honor, love, family and loyalty.

An ongoing theme of Game Of Thrones is how good, well-meaning leaders make poor choices as best exemplified by House Stark. Years of bad decision-making culminated in their tragic, shocking demise at the end of Season 3. What makes the Stark’s downfall compelling is that as a viewer, we always understand the context of why characters make the decisions that they do. Some decisions are only mistakes in hindsight, others are terribly misguided, a few are better described as a turning point than as a mistake, while many set off a chain reaction of unforeseeable events.

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Game Of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 9 “Rains Of Castamere” Review

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Winter is here and it’s a nice day for a red wedding! Only read this article after watching HBO’s Game Of Thrones Season 3 Episode 9 titled ‘The Rains of Castamere’.

Continue reading ‘The Rains of Castamere’ review and recap … final warning, major spoilers ahead.

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Game Of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 3 “Walk Of Punishment” Review

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Game Of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 3 “Walk Of Punishment” Review Hand Of The Kingslayer! (Note: This review is suitable for fans that only follow the TV show; no books spoilers.)

With the narrative stretching out further across the continents, down the family tree, interweaving strands of history with the present day, it’s no small feat how the weight of its ambition doesn’t collapse upon itself. A sign of intricate storytelling is how dangling threads start to fold back in, forming the infrastructure from which more offshoots can thrive.

There are a couple of developments in Walk Of Punishment that are fine examples of plot points planted long ago that are beginning to take shape. The Hound is on Arya’s nightly death wish list because he slaughtered her friend Mycah, the butcher’s boy she was sword-fighting with back in Season 1, Episode 2.

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