Category Archives: Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones: Mother’s Mercy

This is a day that should go down in history. Mark your calendars Game of Thrones fans. June 14th, 2015. For this was the day when the show watchers caught up with the books readers, and spoilers were no more.

For four long years, in the summer of 2011, as most of my friends were, for the first time, reading the Red Wedding and marveling at the horrors to come, I was reading A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 69: Jon XIII, and wondering how the books had for the third time, pulled the same goddamn trick on me. Fool me once with Ned, shame on you. Fool me twice with the Red Wedding, shame on me. Fool me three times?

Jon: I’m glad the end of the world is working out for someone.

The end of the world isn’t working out for most people. This episode was about as bleak as they come. Nothing went the way it was supposed to. Not for Stannis, not for Sansa, not for Dany, Jaime, Doran or for Jon. Even more minor characters, like Myranda, found themselves coming to a bad end. And when things did go well–in the very few instances where someone succeeded in their end goal–Brienne, Arya, Cersei, Ellaria–the price to pay (or in the case of Dorne, the price that will be paid) is steep.

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Game of Thrones: A Metaphor For Climate Change?

An interesting theory.

One of the things that confounds critics about Game of Thrones is why it’s so popular. The fantasy bubble, after all, has burst. Whatever coattails The Lord of the Rings provided back in the very early aughts long since evaporated, and that’s before Jackson made his ill fated decision to go the Lucas route and do prequels. And yet, somehow Game of Thrones continues to be ridiculously, freakish popular.nightsking

 

Unlike the Marvel movies, which can easily and obviously be traced to the country’s collection psyche working out 9/11, there’s no obvious thing Game of Thrones is helping the general public work out in that way. Unless… could it be climate change?

Watch below.

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Game of Thrones “The Dance of Dragons”

This week we’ve got videos from the writers perspective, the producer’s perspective and the actor’s perspective. Let’s dig in.

First up, Benioff and Weiss discuss the terrible fate of Shireen. Then it’s on to Arya’s lies, and Jorah’s and Drogon’s return to Meereen via the fighting pits.

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