Game of Thrones Review: Everything Has Its Price

Posted by on Jun 14, 2011 in Television | 16 comments

After this week in Westeros, nothing will be the same. Robb Stark moves his banner men forward on the Lannister camp, while Tywin splits his army between Jaime and himself, with Tyrion preparing for his first taste of battle. Elsewhere, things are not looking so great for Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and her place with the Dothraki and Jon Snow starts to doubt his calling with the Night’s Watch. But, if there’s one thing you can be sure of, it’s that the tides of war can turn unexpectedly fast.

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Game of Thrones Review: Two to Go

Posted by on Jun 6, 2011 in Television | 4 comments

This week in Westeros, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) gets a peek at the ugly side of war while the Lannister clan makes preparations to defend their hold on the iron throne. The Stark family continues to find themselves in dire straits. One brother sets off to war, with another longing to join him while on sister fights those challenging her family’s honor, and another desperately clings to the future she was promised. Oh, and their aunt’s still sort of crazed.

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Game of Thrones Review: With Even More Swordfighting Action

Posted by on May 3, 2011 in Television | 6 comments

The lot of talk, little action saga of Game of Thrones continued this week with a few welcome developments as families went there separate ways, with some arriving home and some going to strange, new destinations.

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Game of Thrones Review: Deception and Direwolves

Posted by on Apr 25, 2011 in Television | 20 comments

Game of Thrones isn’t a bad show, I just don’t think it’s necessarily a great one. Hear me out before you draw your sword, I actually don’t have that much to nitpick about the series. It’s just that for something so hyped that held such promise, I’m just slightly underwhelmed by what I’ve seen so far. It feels kind of like seeing Fight Club for the first time when you already know the twist. It also manages to be both different than any sword and sorcery story that’s come before, yet treads little new ground for the genre.

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