Why Varys is my favorite Game of Thrones Character

*Spoilers up to and including the season 5 finale of Game of Thrones* Okay. So my title is misleading. There are the big characters that everyone loves – you have your Jons, your Tyrions, your Daeneryses, and Aryas, the ones everyone loves – and then you have your fan favorites, the personal favorites, the lesser known… Continue reading Why Varys is my favorite Game of Thrones Character

Mother of Madness: The Cersei Lannister Scene Thrones Fans Choose to not Remember

Every character on Game of Thrones has a tragic backstory before the series starts, except for, perhaps the Stark kids, who see their fair share of trauma early on in the series, and Joffrey, who doesn’t need a tragedy to act like a jerk. Other than that, just about everyone has a tragedy in their past: Daenerys… Continue reading Mother of Madness: The Cersei Lannister Scene Thrones Fans Choose to not Remember

Passing the Sentence: Public Execution as a Motif on Game of Thrones

“Violence, specifically, public execution, is quite possibly the most interesting concept in the series. Some of the show’s most critical moments come from execution. The lawful (and sometimes unlawful) termination of certain characters is a vein that runs through the series, and unites characters hundreds miles away. This is notion became particularly relevant, as Season 5 hardly had a shortage of such executions.”