So, I’m a bit late this week, but I’ll blame it on needing a bit of extra time to process EVERYTHING that happened in the season six finale. And when I say everything, I mean everything from things I totally expected, spoilery things like Continue reading “And THEN! Review Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale” »
There’s SO much that happened last night!
Let’s start with the dragon in the room. Remember last week when I said Continue reading “Awed at the End of an Era, Review Game of Thrones s6e9” »
Warning – Spoilers
Can you believe it’s been over a year since I posted ANYTHING on Game of Thrones? I had to go back and check to be sure. I mean I guess I should be glad that my GOT thoughts haven’t been locked up as long as Edmure Tully, but it’s gotten to that point where despite busy-ness, after last night’s episode I can’t not post. Continue reading “Game of Feels, Review Game of Thrones S6e8” »
So it took a while to get to this blog, primarily because despite how exciting Game of Thrones is,either in print or on screen, this opener felt like it was all about reminding us who’s who and was, as a result, all in all relatively uneventful.
Cersei is upset that Jaime set Tyrion free, and is beginning to unravel when it comes to her paranoia about Margaery (a paranoia that we didn’t need flashbacks to understand). Speaking of Tyrion, our favorite Lannister is now a world away with Varys who’s scheming, as Varys only can. But at least now Varys is being open about who he’s scheming for, Danaerys Targaryan.
However Dany has problems of her own, what with ruling Mereen and dealing with disobedient dragons. When it comes to the violence in the streets and against her eunichs, along with the political pressures to reopen the fighting pits I (despite having sentiments similar to hers) feel like she should be aware that when she decided to rule she should have been aware that there would be headaches like these.
Speaking of headaches, John Snow is stuck between a Wall and a hard place when it comes to dealing with Stannis, and Mance Rayder. I truly don’t understand why Stannis thought it would be that easy to convince Mance to kneel, but I also don’t understand (spoiler alert for non book readers here) why we got no indication in the show as we did in the book that it wasn’t Mance, but Rattleshirt burning, glamored by Melisandre’s powers, unless of course they’ve actually killed of Mance entirely.
But you know what can’t be killed? Pod’s spirit, despite the crushing blow to their mission of finding the Stark girl’s last season, and Brienne’s brooding, you gotta love Pod’s insistence to Brienne that they press on, and search for Sansa.
Finally getting to Sansa’s storyline, it was so frustrating to see her and Littlefinger passing an unaware Brienne and Pod in a carriage, but the best part of her storyline was the removal of Little Robin (Robert in the books) from the picture, hopefully for good. He was the only character that irritated me more than Joffrey, yes more than Joffrey. So wherever Sansa’s storyline goes I’m sure that this is one deviation from the books (which this season is supposed to have a lot of) that I’ll love.
Any thoughts on the episode, leave a comment.
It’s been a fortnight since the finale and originally I was going to name this post with some pun related to “How to Train Your Dragon” or a comment about farm boys because of Grenn, or something relating to Father’s Day because Tywin’s was less than optimal. That being said there wasn’t a particular scene that I thought was better done than others (well there’s one exception… sort of) and every actor (even in the scene I loved least) played their role so well, hence the title. So, let’s dive into the finale of season four! Continue reading “Game of Roles, Game of Thrones S4e10” »
So last Sunday was our second to last episode for season four of Game of Thrones, and I have to say that I was quite shockingly underwhelmed and bored by it, considering it was, on the whole, the most action packed episode of the season, and in all fairness, incredibly well done. It was not what I’d consider a poor episode, and not the weakest of the season, but it didn’t do it for me, and here’s why. Continue reading “Shoot Me Now, Game of Thrones, S4e9” »
As I mentioned in my post for the mid-season finale of Mad Men, life’s been crazy busy, so this post is later than usual. My plan though is to be on schedule for blogging about the GoT finale this Sunday. That being said, let’s look at why I laughed so much during “The Mountain and the Viper”.
Now don’t get me wrong, it was an intense episode, and distressing for several reasons, but if this episode taught us anything it’s that sometimes when things are so bad that you could laugh or cry, it’s definitely better to laugh.