Posts Tagged ‘Tyrion Lannister’

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Episode: 609
Airdate: June 19, 2016
Directed by: Miguel Sapochnik
Showrunners: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
Written by: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss (creators); George R.R. Martin (“A Song of Ice and Fire” by); David Benioff & D.B. Weiss (written for television by)

Tonight may have just seen the best single episode of television ever. High praise? Hyperbole? Perhaps – but in my current state of jangled nerves and adrenaline hangover, I am leaning toward saying that no, it isn’t hype at all. Click through to get my full review of tonight’s penultimate episode of Season 6 of Game of Thrones.

<<Spoiler Alert: The following review will discuss at length plot points of Game of Thrones S06E09, “Battle of the Bastards” – spoilers ahead; read more at your own risk.>>
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Episode: 503
Airdate: April 26, 2015
Directed by: Mark Mylod
Showrunners: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
Written by: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss (creators); George R.R. Martin (“A Song of Ice and Fire” by); David Benioff & D.B. Weiss (written for television by)

Three episodes into the new season, and tonight we see a definite ramping up of tension across several storylines. While last week gave us successes for some fan-favorite characters – Dany reuniting with Drogon, Jon gaining rank and authority – tonight we begin to see what the result and cost of new power can be, in at least one of these two cases. Another strong episode – the strongest of the season so far – and a more focused, integrated approach, means a rapt hour passed by far quicker than most. Click through for my full review and synopsis.

<<Spoiler Alert: The following review will discuss at length plot points of Game of Thrones S05E03, “High Sparrow.” In discussing events, I will be quoting some lines with colorful language – read more at your own risk.>>
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Episode: 502
Airdate: April 19, 2015
Directed by: Michael Slovis
Showrunners: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
Written by: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss (creators); George R.R. Martin (“A Song of Ice and Fire” by); David Benioff & D.B. Weiss (written for television by)

Last week’s premiere served to reintroduce us to several storylines left hanging at the end of last season. Tonight, we caught up with one more – a personal and fan favorite – as well as catching a glimpse of what is sure to be one of the central new powers throughout Season 5. Others got a bit more time, and more than one character has already been dumped into the proverbial fire already, just two weeks in. Click through for my complete review and synopsis.

<<Spoiler Alert: The following review will discuss at length plot points of Game of Thrones S05E02, “The House of Black and White.” In discussing events, I will be quoting some lines with colorful language – read more at your own risk.>>
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Episode: 501
Airdate: April 12, 2015
Directed by: Michael Slovis
Showrunners: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
Written by: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss (creators); George R.R. Martin (“A Song of Ice and Fire” by); David Benioff & D.B. Weiss (written for television by)

“Eagerly anticipated” sounds not only trite, but is almost an understatement when it comes to Game of Thrones. In fact, each new season is so “eagerly anticipated” that several hundred thousand people (more likely over a million by now) couldn’t wait until the show premiered tonight, watching the first four episodes after they were leaked online late last night (read my take on this leak here). But none of that for us! After the long wait, winter is finally coming – again. Click through for my review and full synopsis on tonight’s Season 5 Premiere.

<<Spoiler Alert: The following review will discuss at length plot points of Game of Thrones S05E01, “The Wars to Come.” In discussing events, I will be quoting some lines with colorful language – read more at your own risk.>>
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The first four episodes of the highly anticipated Season 5 of Game of Thrones have been leaked online in the past twenty-four hours. Before reading any further, let me just say: You will NOT be getting any spoilers or links to those episodes here. I’m going to go into the details and share my thoughts on the leak following the break – click through if you want to read more.
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Episode: 401/31
Airdate: April 6, 2014
Directed by: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Written by: George R.R. Martin, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

To see my review of this episode, click here.

Yesterday I previewed Season 4, taking a look at the three trailers released by HBO, and making a few guesses on general story arcs for the big five Great Houses we’re likely to see vying for power. Today, I take a closer look at the first episode of the season, which will be airing in just two days’ time. To see my thoughts on what we’re going to see in “Two Swords,” click through after the break.

<<Spoiler Alert: This preview of Game of Thrones S04E01 – “Two Swords” – will discuss major plot points and events suggested by previous events and the events shown in the Promo video; read further at your own risk!>>
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It’s been a long nine months since the end of Season 3 of Game of Thrones, and we’re finally about to embark on Season 4 beginning this coming Sunday, April 6. Weiss and Benioff, the showrunners, have stated publicly that the series will run a total of seven seasons, meaning that episode 405, just five weeks from now, will mark exactly the halfway point of the series’ run (if they continue doing ten shows per year, that is). In this article, I’m going to examine the three official trailers released by HBO over the last couple of months, and do a rundown of what I expect to see for each of the major Houses this season. Weiss and Benioff have consistently shown a willingess to depart in minor ways from Martin’s narrative, but they do remain true to his major plot points. It will be interesting to see how far this season takes us, given the self-imposed limitation on the overall length of the series. Click through after the break to see my breakdown of the three trailer videos, as well as my suggestions for what will be happening over the next ten weeks. Any spoilers from the books will require that you actively scroll over the text in order to render it visible.

<<Spoiler Alert: This preview of Game of Thrones Season Four will discuss major plot points and events suggested by previous events and the events shown in the three official trailers; read further at your own risk!>>
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