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23 May 2019

Ending Game of Thrones

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Well, this is it. The series is done. I started writing these articles in 2016, right before season six started. It seems like such a long time ago, three years …

16 May 2019

The Absurd Trajectory of the Prophetic Veep

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I hated Veep when it premiered back in 2012. Armando Ianucci’s biting satire of American democracy felt to me like useless cynicism, a crass comedy of bad behaviour like It’s …

14 May 2019

Game of Thrones: “The Bells”

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Honestly, I don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you about this week’s episode. I had to watch it again immediately after it was over. There’s so much to process, …

07 May 2019

Game of Thrones: “The Last of the Starks”

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With two episodes left, it’s very clear to everyone involved – the producers, the audience, the actors and the set designers — that we need to pump the gas on …

01 May 2019

Game of Thrones: The Seven Deaths in “The Long Night”

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Yes, more than seven people died, but the episode was too dark to really see them. Yes, there’s a heavy amount of symbolism in that darkness, the fear of the …

23 April 2019

Game of Thrones: A Night in the Seven Kingdoms

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It’s the night before the army of the dead descends on Winterfell. Since we’ve got a lot of characters and issues to resolve before our 83 minutes of bloodshed next …

17 April 2019

Game of Thrones: Winterfell and Mirrors

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I’ve been thinking about mirrors a lot, recently. As symbols, mirrors are often interpreted as portals, doorways, access points to realms beyond or just different spaces. They’re also revelatory, providing …

10 April 2019

The Readiness is All: Reflections and Season Eight of Game of Thrones

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Well, this is it. One season left, then it’s off to whatever comes next…

28 August 2017

Game of Thrones: “The Dragon and the Wolf”

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The Dragons I can’t think of a better way to start talking about the season seven finale of Game of Thrones than by talking about Daenerys Stormborn. When we first …

22 August 2017

Game of Thrones: “Beyond the Wall” and Beyond the D&D Monster Manual

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It’s hard for me not to think of Dungeons and Dragons when I watch Game of Thrones…

14 August 2017

Game of Thrones: “Eastwatch” Me, Watch Me

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It’s hard for me to say, but this season of Game of Thrones is shaping up to be a vast improvement over its last two predecessors. Season five saw an …

07 August 2017

Game of Thrones: “The Spoils of War”

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For a fifty-two minute episode, this week’s installment of Game of Thrones was, as Mary Berry likes to say, “cram-jam full” of goodies, gasps and guffaws. It seems as though …

01 August 2017

Game of Thrones: “The Queen’s Justice”

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Episode three for a new season is a tough nut to crack. In season six of Game of Thrones, I told you that the third episode is where most TV …

24 July 2017

Game of Thrones: “Stormborn” and Restless

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When it comes to second episodes of a new season of Game of Thrones, you don’t expect them to be over an hour in length. Of course, it needs to …

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