season 6

Game of Thrones S6E10: The Winds of Winter

You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!

Spoilers below the cut

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Game of Thrones S6E8 “No One”

This year, I’ve been watching Outlander alongside Game of Thrones. The STARZ show is based on Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, which is 90% historical fiction and 10% fantasy. It’s a tightly-focused character drama centering on Claire Randall, who is transported back in time to the Jacobite uprising centered around Bonnie Prince Charlie.

The advantage to Outlander is how focused it is. There are two main characters, Jamie and Claire. And that’s it. Oh sure, sometimes the show does scenes from other POVs, but it’s still just one story, as opposed to the six or seven in Game of Thrones. So for all you people hungering for in-depth politicking, drawn-out tension, and breathing room in general, go watch Outlander. The latest episode, “Prestonpans,” is a great example of the kind of battle episode that really works on TV.

Anyway, let’s talk about Game of Thrones.

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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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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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