Rachael Nisenkier

What exactly terrorizes Westeros? Tonight’s episode focused on this question. I was kind of dreading tonight’s episode of Game Of Thrones, “Garden of Bones.” Like most weeks, I was excited to watch the show, but I knew that sooner or later an episode would end exactly how this one did: with Melisandre stripping down naked […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

This week’s episode of Game of Thrones is obsessed with the question of power. Saying that is kind of the equivalent of saying “this week’s Game of Thrones has a lot of boobs in it.” It’s true, of course, but it’s also true every week. This week, however, the question of power rises to new, […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

The second episode of Game of Thrones felt a lot more complete than the previous one. The renewed focus on Arya and Tyrion, currently the two best characters on the show, doesn’t hurt, but even new-to-TV Stannis and Melisandre, as well as a particularly icky scene with Theon Greyjoy, managed to set up events to […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

For much of Game of Thrones‘ first season, I lived in an HBO-less cave where I could only read about episodes and critical reaction days after on the internet. It was a tough time, winter-like, if you will. But now, in a curious inverse of the narrative on Game of Thrones, an HBO-fueled spring has […]