Game of Thrones S07E07 Review: The Dragon and the Wolf

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

Season 7 of Game of Thrones comes to an end with the powerful finale “The Dragon and the Wolf.” Throughout this season we’ve witnessed exciting action sequences created through a combination of well thought-out direction, groundbreaking visual and special effects, and remarkable performances. In “The Dragon and the Wolf,” Game of Thrones focuses on character interaction and storytelling, giving us a strong episode filled with emotion, subterfuge, and grand drama. Continue reading

Game of Thrones S07E06 Review: Beyond the Wall

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Jon Snow in snow Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall

Jon Snow (Kit Harington)

“Beyond the Wall” reminds us who the real enemy is in Game of Thrones—a convoluted storyline. Writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss did give us some fun character-driven dialogue, but implausible storytelling undermined “Beyond the Wall.” After a season of stellar episodes, last week’s “Eastwatch” set us up for a fall. “Beyond the Wall” introduced some new reveals, but the condensed narrative and contrived plot devices strained the story’s credibility. Continue reading

Game of Thrones S07E04 Review: The Spoils of War

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Missandei Daenerys Targaryen Game of Thrones The Spoils of War

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