In my post last week, I had mentioned that I wanted to cover two things from the last season of Game of Thrones – one which irritated me, and one which honestly, has me feeling a little hopeful. Last week’s post was something that irritated me; now we’re onto something that makes me feel hopeful.… Continue reading Davos’ Secret: What did GRRM tell Liam Cunningham?
This is a follow-up to my post Blogging Search Terms; or, My Greatest Hits where I used WordPress Search Terms to create a kind of a Q&A. How this basically works is that in some cases, WordPress analytics allows me to see what people searched on google to find this blog. So, below, I’ve compiled a… Continue reading More Greatest Hits: Blogging Search Terms Part 2!
Earlier this week, the cast and crew of Game of Thrones went to the Emmys one last time – with what was easily their worst season. I don’t have too too much to say about them, but there were a few highpoints I wanted to hit. Peter Dinklage won Best Actor in a Drama Series for the… Continue reading Game of Thrones at the Emmys
I saw a blog post from George R.R. Martin that a Game of Thrones prequel series which adapted certain elements from his Targaryen history book Fire & Blood might be moving closer to production at HBO soon. And I said to myself, “Oh, that’s interesting,” because as far as we knew, the only Thrones prequel that was anywhere near to production… Continue reading Winter is Coming Back: The Targaryen Prequel Series
I know I promised to begin moving away from Game of Thrones content, and I will, I promise. But the Emmy-nominated*** script for the final episode was released publicly, and there are some things to unpack. I don’t have too-too much to say about it, but there are some definite highlights low-points I want to… Continue reading The Game of Thrones Emmy Script is Real and It’s Not Spectacular. [Spoilers]
Game of Thrones, Season 8, Episode 4: “Last of the Starks” I wrote in April about Season 5’s “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken,” and how it was considered to unanimously be the show’s worst episode. Now, I think, we can safely say that “Last of the Starks” gives it a respectable run for its money. The scenes… Continue reading Journey to the Throne, S8E4-6: The King’s Landing Episodes / Rewriting Jaime / The End
Listen, with Game of Thrones off the air, we’re due for the next big fantasy adaptation. I’ve talked about this before; we’ve got a new Lord of the Rings series, a Wheel of Time series, the Kingkiller Chronicle, The Witcher, all of these highly-anticipated adaptations of popular sci-fi properties, looking to fill the same market that Game of Thrones proved exists. But some networks didn’t… Continue reading Looking Back at the Very First Game of Thrones Rip-Off
I’ve been reviewing every Game of Thrones episode, and at last, we are in the final season. This post has spoilers for the first half of Game of Thrones Season 8. Game of Thrones, Season 8, Episode 1: “Winterfell” This episode has a really cool sequence where it very intentionally mirrors the show’s pilot episode. As Daenerys arrives at Winterfell,… Continue reading Journey to the Throne: S8E1-3; the Winterfell Episodes
In my last Journey to the Throne post, I mentioned that the final two episodes of Season 6 – “Battle of the Bastards” and “The Winds of Winter” are arguably the show’s two best. In the title of that post, I identify this point as when the show peaked. Well, when you peak, there’s only… Continue reading Journey to the Throne: Season 7
A bit of a shorter post because I’m going on vacation this week – I’m actually going on a cruise that’s setting out of Bayonne, New Jersey, birthplace of George R.R. Martin. GRRM has described living there as a child and watching ships sail on the harbor and wondering where they were going, much like… Continue reading Journey to the Throne: Ed Sheeran, Revisited