Jordan Morrissey

Minor spoilers from the TV series to follow, primarily up to the end of Season 3 (specifically, the ‘Red Wedding’ event). Following on from the success of the excellent The Walking Dead series, Game of Thrones is one of the latest franchises to be given the cell-shaded, decisions-based treatment from Telltale Games. Overall, the decisions […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

A certain segment of the viewing population probably felt very satisfied by that last scene because holy crap dragons! But where I fell in love with a last minute appearance from the most obviously name of Danearyses dragons, Drogon, was in how perfectly it encapsulated this week’s theme. The best episodes of Game of Thrones […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

The night may in fact be dark and full of terrors – but I don’t know about them. As an avid, although forgetful, book reader, I’ve mostly known where the series was going thus far. I’ve known when Kings were going to topple, when brats were gonna get murdered, when weddings were going to turn […]

  Saiya Floyd

Brooklyn Nine Nine (FOX) After binge-watching this comedy series over the summer, I eagerly awaited the second season. It did not disappoint. The characters are zany without being obnoxious. The strong ensemble cast was only enhanced by some brilliant guest stars (including Kyra Sedgwick, perfectly cast as Captain Holt’s nemesis). There wasn’t an episode so […]

  Saiya Floyd

At one point during the pilot episode of Netflix’s newest series, Marco Polo, Marco’s father shares a nugget of wisdom. Niccolò Polo, a seasoned merchant and traveler, tells Marco the key to surviving long journeys is knowing where home is, and knowing that you can always go back. Marco Polo should take a bit of […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

We’ve made it through another season. Or not, if you’re name is (SPOILERS) Oberyn Martel, The Hound, Tywin, Shae, The Mountain (probably), Jojen, Joffrey, or probably more whom I’m simply forgetting in the red-tinted madness. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. To be honest, I didn’t know how this season was going to […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

It’s been awhile since I’ve written my thoughts about Game of Thrones Season 4. But I was compelled to touch base now, after the action packed 8th episode, to say: bravo showrunners. After the premiere, I wondered how a show like this moves forward from the Red Wedding. Despite a few missteps (hello, unnecessary rape […]

  Zach Drummer

In the second instalment of a just now conceived three-part examination of HBO Sunday – the most juggernaut line-up since Must-See-TV NBC Thursday contained Friends, Seinfeld and George Clooney ER – allow me to bite off a little more than I should chew. During the hour and a half that precedes Silicon Valley, which continues […]

I decided to wait a week before commenting on the episode of Game of Thrones that will probably live forever as “That One With The Unnecessary Rape Scene.” For fans of the book, in particular, the showrunner’s decision to have Jamie rape his sister next to the dead body of his son seems misguided at […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

A lot of coverage of last night’s episode of Game of Thrones (and a very necessary SPOILER ALERT just in case you haven’t watched it) is going to focus on that ending. There will be a lot of punning about why men should be very afraid to get married in the world of Westeros. There […]

  Kelly Bedard

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Continuing to be untraditional, the season three finale of Game of Thrones didn’t wrap up any stories, nor did it end with any type of shocking realization like the first two seasons finales. In this season, the Red Wedding was the shocking moment and the finale was more like a collection of previews involving each […]

“The Rains of Castamere” is a bit of a blur. I know what I saw, but I haven’t fully comprehended the magnitude of the situation. Even for those who read A Storm of Swords, the devastating betrayal in this week’s episode tops just about every other scene from the show, or any other scene on […]

  Brock Swinson

Tyrion and Sansa’s wedding is a family reunion that no one wants to attend. Devastatingly awkward, the lavish event involves a drunk uncle, an uneventful wedding night, and an attempt to cut off someone’s genitalia. Despite the awkwardness, the episode itself seemed more focused than usual, mainly revolving around Yunkai, Dragonstone and King’s Landing. All […]

In “The Bear and the Maiden Fair,” viewers are invited to find out who bends and who breaks within the Seven Kingdoms. Robb Stark plans upcoming battles as well as a family while the Lannisters continue to work endless hours planning for future battles on both sides of offense and defense. Daenerys advances her game […]

  Brock Swinson

After watching countless conversations, viewers finally get to see Jon Snow and the Wildlings climb the 700-foot, vertical mammoth that is The Wall. Rightfully entitled “The Climb,” episode six is about more than just a few men climbing up a wall. The real climb seems to be the social climb happening between those in power […]

  Brock Swinson

Over the past few seasons, it’s clear that sex is equivalent if not more powerful than money in Westeros. In the latest episode, we’re reminded that sex, love, and marriage are also weapons for securing lands and destroying potential enemies. Like plucking the first weed in a garden, offering a son or daughter up for […]

In the fourth episode of season three, audiences were invited to examine some of the most substantial acts of betrayal ever featured within the Game of Thrones. In a sequence of remarkable moments, the show is becoming slightly harder to follow, unless you have been a die-hard fan of both print and film from the […]

  Brock Swinson

Various stories within the fantasy realm will mention riches and gold, but Game of Thrones once again surpasses the genre with specific details about the economy within the Seven Kingdoms, making the series feel more like historic fiction that dragon-slaying fantasy. Ships, slaves, and soldiers are not simply acquired like they are in other books […]

  Brock Swinson

Written by Vanessa Taylor (Alias, Hope Springs), the new episode of Game of Thrones spotlights the female roles of the series. Like the first episode, the audience is invited to catch up on all of the characters and clean the cobwebs of the interconnecting storylines from last season.  In “Dark Wings, Dark Words,” actions focus […]

  Brock Swinson

Twenty hours into this epic, with enough corpses and orgies to make Achilles blush, we, as an audience, seem to still be closer to the beginning than the end. Seasons are moving along like a blind tortoise as characters are still separated by oceans and ego. While this may seem unappealing, it is in fact […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

After last week’s (sadly unreviewed by me) action battle awesomefest, I spent most of this week’s Game of Thrones wanting to hug the characters. Maybe that’s not the right reaction to have to characters so completely embroiled in the Game of Thrones, but tell me you didn’t get a bit teary eyed watching Tyrion come […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Last night’s Game of Thrones focused a lot on a character who I think gets thoroughly shafted in the books*: Robb Stark. Since he’s not a point of view character, we rarely really invest in Ned’s heir, even as he’s heralded as the great hope of the North and the only real option for the […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Sometimes writing weekly about a show whose every major plot point I know in advanced is difficult. This week is one of those times. There are certain developments that I don’t want to even touch, for fear that I might spoiler-ify those of you choosing to go the all-TV route. So if it seems like […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

This episode was almost entirely invented. It all works, obviously, within the confines of the book, but I found the fact that most of it was made up for the TV show distracting throughout. Which is absurd, since all of Game of Thrones was made up (that’s what fiction is, Nisenkier), but there you go. […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

For the first few episodes of their second season, Game of Thrones focused on one unifying theme to help bring their episodes cohesion. The last two, however, were pulled together much more chronologically. As such, they featured way more of the characters we know and love and way more of the expensive locations that really […]