[TV] Game of Thrones – The Children (S4E10)

The finale of the fourth season of Game of Thrones changes the fortunes of the series’ characters. Salvation comes from the most unexpected of sources and often turns entire stories around. By this season’s end, our characters are more far flung than they have ever been and not just geographically speaking either; there is cautious … Continue reading [TV] Game of Thrones – The Children (S4E10)

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[TV] Game of Thrones – The Watchers On The Wall (S4E9)

Like 'Blackwater' two seasons prior, the penultimate episode of *Game of Thrones'* fourth season centres on a single, decisive battle. The similarities don't end there; in both cases, the season hyped up both events and the show dedicated movie-level budgets to the filming of the episodes. Unfortunately, 'Blackwater' was the stronger of the two, but … Continue reading [TV] Game of Thrones – The Watchers On The Wall (S4E9)

[TV] Game of Thrones – The Mountain And The Viper (S4E8)

The nature of hope is a strange one, isn't it? Even despite knowing what the outcome of this episode's trial would be, I couldn't help but wonder, deep down in my heart of hearts whether somehow, however impossibly; Oberyn might not just pull off a surprise win. Hope defies logic and rationality and instead clings … Continue reading [TV] Game of Thrones – The Mountain And The Viper (S4E8)

[TV] Game of Thrones – Mockingbird (S4E7)

There are many ways to ruin a perfectly good scene. Even without trying particularly hard, a scene can ruined by bad acting, by poor directing or by awkward dialogue. Any of one those things can ruin a scene but having those elements present right from the scene’s start signals to the audience that the scene … Continue reading [TV] Game of Thrones – Mockingbird (S4E7)

[TV] Game of Thrones – The Laws Of Gods And Men (S4E6)

The ending of this episode was quite possibly the strongest solo performance by any single actor in this show in any of the four seasons so far. I would go so far as to say that it might be the most captivating performance we’ll ever see from this HBO adaptation and that’s actually saying a … Continue reading [TV] Game of Thrones – The Laws Of Gods And Men (S4E6)

[TV] Game of Thrones – First Of His Name (S4E5)

We’re mid-way through Season 5 and our plotlines are shaping up pretty well. One of the challenges in doing these write-ups is that due to the segregated nature of the plot, it’s really difficult to get an overall, macro-level sense of how the season is being structured. To some extent, I think that’s a result … Continue reading [TV] Game of Thrones – First Of His Name (S4E5)

[TV] Game of Thrones – Oathkeeper (S4E4)

Fans have long dreaded the day that the show would officially and undeniably go past the source material. To most, it’s because they want to see the story they began originally through to its intended ending, without any cuts or considerations for format. Some others don’t really care – they’ve lost faith that the books … Continue reading [TV] Game of Thrones – Oathkeeper (S4E4)