As the end credits roll on the season finale, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss can be forgiven much after delivering an almost movie length episode.
Epic is one of those words that can be overused when describing a show like Game of Thrones. But in the case of ‘Beyond The Wall’, it really is the only word that comes near to what episode six delivered.
Winning a throne was never going to be easy for Daenerys Targaryen. She might have dragons, the Unsullied and the Dothraki.
It’s been a long time coming, but Winter is finally here and so is season seven of Game of Thrones. And if the season premiere is anything to go by, showrunners David Benioff and D.B Weiss are pulling out all stops to lay the groundwork for the final season, next year.
Epic. Monumental. Amazing. Jaw dropping. I think I’ve run out of words to describe Battle of the Bastards.
Ten minutes. All it took was ten minutes to break the hearts of Game of Thrones fans all over the world. Ten minutes of intense, heart stopping action that also managed to answer one of the most enduring questions of the entire book and TV series.
And winner of vilest character on TV.. Ramsay Bolton for deeds most foul on Games of Thrones.
The producers of Game of Thrones had to pull something out of the bag to wrap up season five. After all, we had the rise of the White Walkers in episode 8 and the double whammy of Stannis killing his daughter and Dany saved by her dragons in episode 9. What could they throw at us in the season finale?
Expectation can be a tough master, especially on a show like Game of Thrones. The fans have come to expect ‘big’ things as we near the end of the season.
You think Game of Thrones is ‘dark’, what with its violence, the Walkers, a Red Wedding and executions? Well, you haven’t seen anything yet. In episode six, we venture down dark corridors that make for disturbed viewing.
Say whatever you want about King Robert Baratheon, the Seven Kingdoms was held it together under his rule. Since his demise way back in season one, things have slowly been falling apart.
The last we saw of Arya Stark, she was sailing towards a new life in Braavos in the final episode of Season Four. Having survived her journey through Westeros with The Hound, Arya was looking to a new beginning.
Wow. Just wow. Let me say that again, wow. So, that was pretty intense, gripping…(insert adjective here). I think I need a moment to breathe. Or maybe I need to hit rewind.
Thank the Old Gods and New; Game of Thrones is back, even if it is just for a few more weeks. And in “The Mountain and The Viper”, story lines are starting to be tied up, while others are beginning to open up.
Years ago, when they first began casting for Game of Thrones, book readers worried WHO, if anyone, would be able to do justice to the character of Tyrion Lannister.
Half way through the season and still so many questions to be answered, yet so many questions HAVE been answered.
That noise you heard last night was the internet exploding. A collective cheer went up, as another player in the Game of Thrones was removed.
As a book reader, I’ll admit to mixed feelings about the show. I love it, but miss the complexity of the plotlines as laid out in George RR Martin’s novels. At times, the show has felt rushed and two-dimensional. Knowing what had been left out was aggravating.