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Let’s Look Forward To: Game of Thrones – Season 6

COMING SPRING 2016 ON HBO WARNING! SPOILERS FOR THE SHOW AND THE BOOK SERIES BELOW! This was a season of change, concision, and convergence for the biggest series in the world. Series showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss took over a … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.10: Mother’s Mercy – Review

Here we are. The end of Game of Thrones. It always flies by so fast. 10 episodes used to be a cakewalk for traditional shows, especially broadcast networks where they can pump out 22-24 episodes of NCIS. Or NCIS: Los Angeles. Or … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.9: The Dance of Dragons – Review

That was probably the most horrific thing I’ve seen on Game of Thrones, and that includes the Red Wedding. No coincidentally directed by the same man, David Nutter, this week saw Shireen of the House Baratheon and Stannis’ daughter burned … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.8: Hardhome – Review

Hardhome: Jon & Tormund What “Hardhome” saved for last, I’ll put up front: Game of Thrones just snuck in their yearly battle episode under our noses. While the coming Stannis vs. Bolton confrontation has been teased all season (that got … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.7: The Gift – Review

This season is the season Game of Thrones became it’s own creature. It is no longer appropriate to compare George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series that gives the story basis. It won’t be conclusively until we … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.6: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken – Review

This episode played, as more and more Game of Thrones episodes are wont nowadays, as five vignettes, concerning Arya, the King’s Landing ruckus, Tyrion & Jorah, the Dornish happenings, and another good ole fashioned Westerosi wedding, this time at Winterfell. … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.5: Kill the Boy – Review

Every season has a flavor and, for this one, it’s swiss chocolate. While many bemoan the (necessary) changes to keep the show going at its breakneck pace, this week, to me, proved that David Benioff and Dan Weiss are THE … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.4: Sons of the Harpy – Review

Game of Thrones continues its rampage of change in the fourth episode of Season 5 this week. The changes are good because the echoes in other plotlines are more pronounced. It makes for more concise storytelling, in line with the ‘convergence’ … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.3: High Sparrow – Review

Ah it wouldn’t be Game of Thrones without weddings and we got one today (between the boy king Tommen and the twice-widowed Margaery) and a promise of another (in a shocking swerve from the source material). The Wall: Jon & … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones 5.2: The House of Black and White – Review

More than anything, this episode was an important pivot point. Characters reached the end of journeys and began new ones. Book material ended and show invention began. I could feel the season’s groundwork being laid for payoff in the second … Continue reading

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