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Game of Thrones: Blood of My Blood and No One

Two weeks late on the account of a wedding, this Game of Thrones review is a double feature: Blood of My Blood and No One. For Blood of My Blood, there was also an unheard of death count of zero, which was followed by a massacre in No One. But many happy returns to our…

S6E3 Oathbreaker Breaks the Usual Bones and Minds

The third episode “Oathbreaker” finally zeroes in on three main story lines: the further misadventures of Daenerys,  the further misadventures of the Lannisters, and Jon Snow’s resurrection and guilt ridden revenge. Unfortunately, only the Lannisters were interesting this week, and that was mostly because Oleanna Tyrell and Kevan Lannister put the devilish duo in their…

Game of Thrones: This Week On Deadliest Home

Despite the water cooler discussion of Game of Thrones reaching fevered pitches, this season hasn’t been really doing it for me. Charitably put, season six episode two “Home” still feels like the chessboard is being set up. Uncharitably put, it feels like a whole bunch of disparate randomness that doesn’t take advantage of five seasons…

Season 6 Episode 1: The Mystery of the Red Woman

Did you know in Westeros that blood is a woman’s favorite color? While one would think that the Red Woman would be an episode all about Melisandre (Carice van Houten), there are quite a few ladies who are wearing a little red. It was a pretty good taster of an upcoming season, and the only…

It’s All the Same to the Many Faced God

The title of the blog post is taken from Jaqen H’ghar (Tom Wlaschiha). In a slightly different show, I would say that comment was directed to the audience. Marriage, murder, triumph, or tragedy, it’s all the same to the spectacle-starved masses. But with its several dozen storylines, hundred or so named characters, I don’t think Game of…

Poisoned Gifts, Literally! on Game of Thrones

After last week’s hour of sparkles and sunshine (read my review of Unbowed, Unbent, and Unbroken), I dragged my feet in watching this week’s episode of Game of Thrones. Titled “The Gift,” we’re shown with a series of presents, each more ghoulish than the next until we finally end the episode on a semi-happy note…

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