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‘Game of Thrones’: ‘Beyond the Wall’ is Beyond the Pale (Review)

Tormund is absolutely right: smart people would be nowhere near the events of “Beyond the Wall” the penultimate episode in Game of Thrones‘ abbreviated seventh season. It’s probably why George R.R. Martin won’t do such a thing, with the Wight … Continue reading

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‘Game of Thrones’: ‘Eastwatch’ Does The Work Of Three Episodes (Review)

“Eastwatch” felt like the second season premiere of this all-too-short penultimate season of Game of Thrones. There were so many moving pieces and ground covered to set up the final two episodes that the whiplash left me hazy on the … Continue reading

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‘Game of Thrones’: A Feast for Fans in Season 7 Midpoint Episode ‘The Spoils of War’ (Review)

“The Spoils of War” refers to the ongoing conflict in Westeros but also to what fans got in the shortest episode Game of Thrones has yet aired. But runtimes are deceptive and the episode feels plenty full, with two heavy-hitting … Continue reading

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‘Game of Thrones’: Speeding Through The Good Stuff In ‘The Queen’s Justice’ (Review)

In an earlier season, the build-up to the meeting of “ice and fire” as the red priestess Melisandre describes the meeting of Daenerys Targaryen, exiled Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, and Jon Snow, the bastard King in the North. But … Continue reading

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‘Game of Thrones’: Narrative Branches Are Chopped Off In ‘Stormborn’ (Review)

There were several more war councils and strategy meetings in”Stormborn,” the second episode of Game of Thrones‘ abbreviated and penultimate seventh season. But unlike the premiere, which acted as an extended prologue, there was a significant amount of forward momentum … Continue reading

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The Board Is Set and the Pieces Are Moving In ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Premiere ‘Dragonstone’ (Review)

Box office is down at theaters this summer amidst tired franchise offerings. But on Sundays, at the same 9 p.m. hour, TV is proving how it has caught up to cinema. On one hand, there’s Twin Peaks, an auteur’s acid trip … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead 6.7: Heads Up – Review

Glenn’s alive! Too bad the whole #IsGlennDead storyline was a gigantic bust. Let’s recap: Glenn spared the cowardly Nicholas last season after his actions get Noah (Tyler James Williams) killed and he tried to kill Glenn. Then, just as Nicholas was … 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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