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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 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 Trailer – Thoughts n Stuff

At long last, the wait is over. 47 days before Season 6, HBO has dropped the real, genuine, no-foolin trailer for Game of Thrones Season 6:

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20(+!) New Game of Thrones Photos to Drool Over

CHECK IT NERDS – http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/exclusive-pictures-season-6

HBO has released 20 new photos from Game of Thrones Season 6, probably because everyone and they mamas is assuming there’ll be a trailer released on Sunday. Here’s my take on the 20 photos, grouped by type. SPOILERS ABOUND! I’ll be discussing some light rumors about Season 6, so if you’re trying to stay Unsullied, click somewhere else on your computer screen!

POST EDIT – scroll to the bottom for an update with the extra pictures from the GOT Facebook!

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Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 9: “The Dance of Dragons”

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