Game of Thrones S07E05 Review: Eastwatch

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Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington)

In “Eastwatch,” Game of Thrones reveals the aftermath of the latest battle between Queen Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and Queen Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), while Jon Snow (Kit Harington) steps up preparations for the coming battle between the living and the dead. Season 7 of Game of Thrones continues to bring together all the characters we’ve come to know, each with their own agendas. Strategies small and large are being played throughout the Seven Kingdoms, and “Eastwatch” introduces some new maneuvers into the game. Continue reading

Game of Thrones S07E04 Review: The Spoils of War

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Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) at Dragonstone

Season 7 of Game of Thrones has been amazing us every week.  Now “The Spoils of War” gives us some of the best television we’ve ever seen. Directed by Matt Shakman and written by showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, “The Spoils of War” is grounded in the kind of character-driven storytelling that has kept us captivated over seven seasons. There are moments of revelation, joy, and conflict throughout “The Spoils of War,” but Game of Thrones doesn’t stop there. There’s nothing quite like a heart-stopping battle to really top off an episode of Game of Thrones. Continue reading

Game of Thrones S07E03 Review: The Queen’s Justice

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Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) greeting visitors to Dragonstone

“The Queen’s Justice” gives viewers another beautifully filmed episode of Game of Thrones while moving the plot along at previously unsurpassed speeds. Director Mark Mylod, who also oversaw “Stormborn,” weaves filmed scenes, CGI, and expository dialogue together into a rich 70 minutes of television. Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss wrote some fantastic dialogue that highlighted important moments between characters, but also provided a reference to the past and the future. “The Queen’s Justice” was not as emotionally rewarding as “Dragonstone,” nor as exciting as “ Stormborn,” yet it artfully showcased some highly anticipated events in Game of Thrones. Continue reading

Game of Thrones S07E02 Review: Stormborn

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Arya Stark sees Nymeria Game of Thrones StormbornA lot has happened in Westeros in the last few years. The War of the Five Kings ended with all five Iron Throne hopefuls dead. New players have positioned themselves on the board in Game of Thrones, and alliances are shifting and settling. “Stormborn” moves some characters forward on the path they’ve already chosen, while others find themselves taking an unexpected turn. “Stormborn” reminds us that even when things appear calm, they’re always in motion. Continue reading

Game of Thrones S07E01 Review: Dragonstone

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The Ironborn arrive at King’s Landing

Game of Thrones returns with the Season 7 premiere “Dragonstone.” Winter is here, and yet the spokes on the wheel keep spinning. “Dragonstone” gives us everything we love about Game of Thrones—power struggles, family conflicts, revenge, and supernatural terror. Continue reading

Our Favorite Friendships in Game of Thrones

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Davos Shireen 2 Game of Thrones Dance of DragonsThrough six seasons of Game of Thrones there’s been much treachery, terror, and misfortune. Despite the many hardships, there are still moments of camaraderie and kindness. Closeness among friends provides viewers with moments of humor and joy. Here are some relationships from Game of Thrones that create a bit of light in what can be a very dark world. Continue reading

Podcast Companions to Your Favorite TV Shows

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headphonesWe’re TV girls living in a podcast world. There are tons of funny, scary, insightful, and just plain cool podcasts out there. Some provide recaps of our favorite shows, while others are just great standalone podcasts that may be a fun complement to your viewing schedule. Here’s a look at some podcasts you might enjoy, based on the series you love. Continue reading