GAME OF THRONES Recap: “The Watchers on the Wall”

     June 8, 2014

Like in “Blackwater,” which chronicled the massive Battle of Blackwater Bay, Game of Thrones allowed “The Watchers on the Wall” (also directed by Neil Marshall) to exclusively focus on a battle.  It also topped “Blackwater” in terms of expense, but …

GAME OF THRONES Recap: “Mockingbird”

     May 18, 2014

I’m filling in for Allison this week, and to quote Oberyn, “I will be your champion!” Okay, probably not so much, but I will be going through this unusual episode of Game of Thrones [side note: I haven’t read the …

GAME OF THRONES Recap: “First of His Name”

     May 4, 2014

Sometimes it’s important, between the Wites and Wights and dragons and twincest corpse desecration, to slow things down.  That’s exactly what Game of Thrones did, for the second week, with “First of His Name.”  The game of thrones itself, after …

GAME OF THRONES Recap: “Oathkeeper”

     April 27, 2014

In the wake of the Purple Wedding, Game of Thrones has been examining changing alliances.  But what “Oathkeeper” showed, in the wake of “Breaker of Chains,” was that while the world of Westeros is one that is quickly changing, it …

GAME OF THRONES Recap: “Breaker of Chains”

     April 20, 2014

Any Game of Thrones episode with a name like “Breaker of Chains” is undoubtedly going to star Dany, Mother of Dragons and Freer of Slaves.  But “Breaker of Chains” also did a lot more, orienting characters and viewers in the …

GAME OF THRONES Recap: “The Lion and the Rose”

     April 13, 2014

Game of Thrones’ most lasting impression may be its changeability.  No show has perhaps ever been so difficult to predict, even for those who have read the books.  The stories go in ways that are unexpected.  It’s what George R. …