A lot of Game of Thrones Fans were disappointed when the Battle of Winterfell seemed to be somewhat anticlimactic, particularly since most people felt that the fight between the living and the army of the Dead would be THE BIG BATTLE of this final season of the show.
Well, then last night happened. Season Eight, Episode Five: The Bells.
If there is ANYTHING you can say about last night’s episode with 100% certainty, it is that the episode was decidedly NOT anti-climactic. And it was one of those things that you just couldn’t stop watching. Like the Red Wedding, but orders of magnitude worse.
Continue reading “Game of Thrones and the End of Character Arcs”
Well, here we are – rapidly approaching the final season of my favorite TV show. HBO has released some teasers and such.
So I thought I might make some predictions for what we might see in the final season of the show, and specifically, who I think will live and who will die.
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This weekend, Episode Nine of Season Six will finally be out, and I have to say I have been looking forward to this for a long, long time. Die, Boltons, die.
So here are my predictions, based on the still photos and brief video clips from the episode that we have seen so far.
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I really didn’t know.
I had suspected that it would have something to do with the door to the House of Black and White, or maybe the door to the Great Sept of Baelor, or something along those lines. The actual meaning and significance of the name, and which door it meant, is something I could never have guessed in a million years.
Continue reading “Well. I had wondered why they called this episode “The Door”.”
OK guys, I get it. George just hasn’t been able to crank out the books fast enough, and now the TV show has caught up to the books, more or less. So now you no longer have all that juicy source material to work from, you just have whatever tidbits GRRM has given you about where the story is going. That’s fine.
But guys? I’m worried. Frankly, you are starting to scare me a little bit. Not having Book Six or Book Seven to work from does not mean that you should suddenly become nihilists. It’s not a race to see who can kill more characters. Moving the story forward does not mean taking a large metaphorical dump on the hopes and dreams of the fans, ok?
Continue reading “Dear Benioff and Weiss… WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!?!?”
Since I spent my last post talking about Stannis, I thought with this one I would talk a bit about what else is going on in the North, especially with the Night’s Watch, the Starks, and the rest of the North in general.
Continue reading “Catching up with Game of Thrones, Part Two”
This most recent episode, “Kill the Boy”, featured the goings-on in the North quite a bit, so needless to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. We seem to be moving ever closer towards the confrontation between Stannis and the Boltons. Winter is indeed coming.
Continue reading “The latest on Stannis and the North in GoT”
After I wrote my earlier commentary on Stannis, I found that I am not alone in feeling that Stannis has gotten the short end of the stick. Both Anna Silman at Salon and Thomas Fichtenmayer at Esquire also have not only a soft spot for the unappreciated Baratheon brother, but possibly think even more highly of him than I do, and I think pretty damn highly of him indeed.
Continue reading “More thoughts on Stannis Baratheon and the future of the North”
Tonight I was thinking about writing something about what has happened so far in Season Five of Game of Thrones, but then Kelly and I had a conversation about Stannis that made me think I should do a post about him.
Frankly, I think that Stannis is unjustly unappreciated by both the masses of Westeros and the masses of ASOIAF/GoT fans. Allow me to explain.
Continue reading “Some thoughts on Stannis”