Welcome back to Winterfell High!Read more
A Lannister always pays their debts…Read more
A true history of the world is a history of great conversations in elegant rooms.Read more
You’ve been mostly dead all day.Read more
A better title for this episode would have been “Butchers and Meat.”
First of all, I rather enjoyed this episode (except for Dorne, which still sucks). But, let me say this: the obvious through line the writers intended was gifts given between the characters, but that is only a mildly interesting connection.Read more
Now we’re getting somewhere.
Let’s start in the North and work our way south. Spoilers spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler. Spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler. Spoiler? Spoiler! Spoil-spoilery-spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler…Read more
Let’s not forget that Littlefinger is an enormous dick.
Many topics for discussion in last night’s episode, so let’s break it down this way. First of all, there’s Daenerys’s justice. Then, there’s Jamie heading off to Dorne, and Dorne itself. Sansa and Littlefinger continue to leave the novels behind. Finally, there’s the titular plot line of Arya in Braavos. One thing they all have in common, however, is that the novels are clearly just source material now and not a guide for the plot. The results of these shifts are, generally, still effective, but there are some places where the original is still vastly superior.Read more
…And we’re off!
Season five has begun. As usual, the first scene of the season is a powerful one, flashing back to Cersei’s childhood and the prophecy she forces the local witch woman to give her. But what’s clear in the scene is her cruelty, even at that young age.Read more
How has the HBO show strayed from the source material, and what does it mean for this upcoming season?
I’ve been waiting for the start of season four of Game of Thrones basically since the last episode of season three wrapped. I’m up to date on the books, but, unlike some, I’ve been at least indifferent to almost all of the changes the series has made to the books. I didn’t like seeing Jojen Reed go, and having Braun train Jamie made no sense at all, but generally the changes have been fine.Read more