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TV Review: Game of Thrones, 2.9 & 2.10: Blackwater/Valar Morghulis

TV Review: Game of Thrones, 2.9 & 2.10: Blackwater/Valar Morghulis


Game of Thrones’ second season came to a close last week. This week, I finally get around to talking about it. How did season two measure up to one? Where is it taking us? What did it do well, and what could have been done better? Also: the folly of kings. Continue reading

TV Review: Game of Thrones, 2.2: The Night Lands

TV Review: Game of Thrones, 2.2: The Night Lands


Remember last week when I theorized that each episode of Game of Thrones‘ second season, following the pilot, would probably place more focus on a smaller number of characters? Seems like time’s proving me right. Maybe that’s not a boast exactly, since it’s just plain old logical, but expect this to be the routine with each … Continue reading

TV Review: Game of Thrones, episodes 9 & 10

TV Review: Game of Thrones, episodes 9 & 10


Well, I’ll say this for the marketing team behind Game of Thrones— they can’t be accused of false advertising. Baelor and Fire and Blood wrap up the first season of the series, and what a pair of episodes they are. I don’t think I need to warn anyone reading this of imminent spoilers, so with … Continue reading

TV Review: Game of Thrones, Episodes 4-5

TV Review: Game of Thrones, Episodes 4-5


(In which I talk of Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things and The Wolf and the Lion.) Well, things are picking up quite nicely in the enthralling political and social dramas unfolding in Westeros and the lands across the Narrow Sea, aren’t they? As I said in the last installment, Game of Thrones‘ first few episodes … Continue reading

TV Review: Game of Thrones, Episodes 1-3

TV Review: Game of Thrones, Episodes 1-3


“Quality” and “HBO original series” tend to go hand in hand, and for good reason. The Home Box Office has a well-established track record of excellence in its programming, from the iconic and hugely successful Sopranoes, to more short-lived but no less excellent shows such as Deadwood and Carnivale. So the idea of HBO offering … Continue reading