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Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 1: Dragonstone

“DRAGONSTONE” felt very much like exactly what it was: the beginning of the end. The pieces are moving, the old plot threads are coming home to roost.

Overall, I liked this episode. I did. It set up the remaining six episodes of the season, it had some memorable scenes, and generally moved pretty smoothly.

Here’s what I really liked.

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Game of Thrones S6E9: bubble of the bustards

spoilers below the cut. also I feel like I should say – every week I do these. And they’re pretty much my first impressions. usually a week later i’ve changed my mind on some stuff.

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Game of Thrones S6E7: “The Broken Man”

Melisandre would have you believe that if an onion (or a show) is all bad, you should throw it out entirely. Samwell Tarly, though is perfectly happy to chop off the rot and enjoy the good bits of the onion. Let’s be more like Sam, when we talk about Game of Thrones. It’s not The Ultimate Television Show, but it also isn’t The Ultimate Betrayal. We move from one incredible scene to one baffling scene; great decision to questionable decision. And it’s those strong scenes that make the weak ones weaker. When you know how good this show can be -writing, directing, production – seeing it not be that good is even more disappointing/frustrating/whatever.

Alright, I think that’s enough of a spoiler shield. SPOILERS!

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Game of Thrones S6E3: “Oathbreaker”

After the vortex of Establishing in the first two episodes, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from Episode 3. Overall? Felt pretty good, coming out of this one. There were definitely weaker points, but I also want to highlight some of the stuff that I thought worked ultragoodlywell. (Strap in, folks, this might be a long one).

Alright, my spoiler-blocking paragraph is done…spoilers follow below the fold.

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Secrets of the Red Ritual – EXPLAINED!

Fair warning: this post will contain some pretty heavy spoilers for both A Song of Ice and Fire  and the latest episodes of Game of Thrones Season 6. If you have a weak stomach/athsma/serious spoiler aversion, this is your last warning. Turn back!

THAT MEANS YOU!

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Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 2: “Home”

Fun fact: today, it’s two weeks until my birthday! I’ll be turning 23. Which means I am only three years older than A Game of Thrones. The series has been out for nearly 20 years – 20 years this August, in fact.

Tonight was a pretty big night in that 20-year-run.

Spoilers below the cut! Read at your peril! Filler text! Lorem…

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Game of Thrones S6E1: “The Red Woman”

Hi all! This week, I also posted this as a guest post over at pudding shot, a blog where I help out as custodian and sometimes-contributor. So be sure to check out pudding shot as well!


Another year, another ten thousand words on Game of Thrones.

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