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

Game of Thrones S06E10 Review: The Winds of Winter

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Loras Tyrell (Finn Jones) is ready to confess

Game of Thrones gives us one of their best season finales with “The Winds of Winter.” If you are like us and assumed after such an amazing episode in “Battle of the Bastards” you were bound to be disappointed, “The Winds of Winter” probably turned out to be a pretty great surprise. The key to life is low expectations. “The Winds of Winter” resolves several Game of Thrones storylines while giving us a couple of fun surprises. Continue reading

Game of Thrones S06E09 Review: Battle of the Bastards

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Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) leads his troop into battle

In “Battle of the Bastards,” Game of Thrones gives us the epic battle scenes we’ve been waiting for, along with a very satisfying ending. The focus on the battle for Winterfell and the siege in Meereen allows the viewer to experience the bloody nature of war along with the satisfaction that comes with victory. Even if the buildup leading to these battles left something to be desired, “Battle of the Bastards” was all we hoped for and more. Continue reading

Game of Thrones S06E07 Review: The Broken Man

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Bannerhood of Brothers Game of Thrones The Broken ManNo one said redemption was easy. In “The Broken Man,” Game of Thrones shows us people can change, but the road is difficult and, in some cases, lethal. Who is the broken man? The bigger question would be who isn’t broken? And amongst those broken, how many have found a way to re-create themselves? In “The Broken Man” battle lines are being drawn amongst a chessboard of evolving characters, as Season 6 of Game of Thrones heads towards its final three episodes. Continue reading

Game of Thrones S06E06 Review: Blood of My Blood

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HIgh Sparrow Margaery Game of Thrones Blood of My BloodSeason 6 of Game of Thrones has been full of surprises and “Blood of My Blood” is no exception. Each episode gives us some interesting new reveal about the past and hints about the future. Some of these moments are genuinely exciting or emotional, while others answer questions about the status of certain characters. It’s been a pretty fun season so far. Continue reading