Journey to the Throne, S8E4-6: The King’s Landing Episodes / Rewriting Jaime / The End

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

Journey to the Throne: S8E1-3; the Winterfell Episodes

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

Journey to the Throne: Ed Sheeran, Revisited

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

Journey to the Throne: S6E9-10; When the Show Peaked

SPOILERS UP TO GAME OF THRONES SEASON 8 FINALE Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 9: “Battle of the Bastards” HBO Official Synopsis: “Jon and Sansa face Ramsay Bolton on the fields of Winterfell. Daenerys strikes back at her enemies. Theon and Yara arrive in Meereen.” I’ve mentioned before in this series how when you try… Continue reading Journey to the Throne: S6E9-10; When the Show Peaked

Journey to the Throne, S6E5-8; When One Door Closes, Another Opens

SPOILERS FOR GAME OF THRONES UP TO THE SERIES FINALE Last post: Journey to the Throne, S6E1-4: Season 6 Lightning Round Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 5; “The Door” HBO Official Synopsis: “Tyrion seeks a strange ally. Bran learns a great deal. Brienne goes on a mission. Arya is given a chance to prove herself.”… Continue reading Journey to the Throne, S6E5-8; When One Door Closes, Another Opens

Journey to the Throne, S6E1-4: Season 6 Lightning Round

Game of Thrones is over, but I’m still writing my series reviewing every episode of the series! This post will have Game of Thrones spoilers up to the Season 8 finale. Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 1, “The Red Woman HBO Official Synopsis: “Season Six Premiere. At Castle Black, Thorne defends his treason while Edd and Davos defend… Continue reading Journey to the Throne, S6E1-4: Season 6 Lightning Round

Appreciation Post: Emilia Clarke

“I’m gonna say it.” “Say it!” “I think Emilia Clarke is quite a good actress!” One semi-popular take on the internet is that some people (far from everyone) don’t like Emilia Clarke’s performance on Game of Thrones. Some more people think she’s just okay. But with the penultimate episode in a number of hours, I’m here… Continue reading Appreciation Post: Emilia Clarke

Earning Death: What Game of Thrones Season 8 Forgot

SPOILERS UP TO GAME OF THRONES S8E4 I actually have been enjoying this season fairly well. Better than most viewers, it certainly seems. I thought the first two episodes produced wonderful character moments and were generally pleasant to watch; it felt like a marked improvement over Seaaon 7’s way of introducing characters to one another, which often… Continue reading Earning Death: What Game of Thrones Season 8 Forgot

Journey to the Throne, S5E9-10: Highs and Lows

Spoilers up to and including Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 4 Game of Thrones, Season 5, Episode 9: “The Dance of Dragons” HBO Official Synopsis: “Stannis confronts a troubling decision. Jon returns to The Wall. Mace visits the Iron Bank. Arya encounters someone from her past. Dany reluctantly oversees a traditional celebration of athleticism.” Y’know, I’ll sound… Continue reading Journey to the Throne, S5E9-10: Highs and Lows