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It has been an eventful season this year on HBO’s top rated drama Game of Thrones. The show is based on the epic fantasy saga A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin and each volume of the series is massive. I have had the pleasure of reading the five novels currently composing the collection and eagerly await the next. However, despite having read the books (and I’ve heard other bibliophiles say the same thing), I had no idea where the producers of the show were going to take us for the season three finale. In fact, the show has managed to please those who have read the series just as much as those who have not. But the events of the third book, A Storm of Swords, are something of a delicate matter for those that truly care about this story. How well did HBO do on bringing these events to the screen? Continue reading

The Rains of Castamere

Longtime fans of Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire know what it’s like to feel loss. We felt our hearts sink when Ned Stark lost his head. That should have been the only clue we needed to know that absolutely no one in George R.R. Martin’s epic saga or HBO’s adaption was safe. Still, we hold on to hope that we will see our favorite characters and houses prosper in the cruel and unforgiving world of Westeros. It has become a running joke among fans of the books in fact. I once saw a meme of George R.R. Martin sitting against a picturesque outdoor setting and enjoying a laugh. The meme read: “Have a favorite character?… Not anymore.” Now, fans of the series, upon seeing that the title of this episode was “The Rains of Castamere”, should have known that this episode was not going to end well. As it turns out, it ended a lot worse. Continue reading

The gears are in motion on HBO’s Game of Thrones and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it. Who will remain standing at the end is yet to be seen. Only one thing is definite, no one is going to escape this show unscathed. This week’s episode, “Second Sons”, focuses largely on the wedding of Tyrion Lannister to Sansa Stark. But we are not left without glimpses into what’s happening in other parts of the world. Continue reading

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There comes a time for all things within the world created by George R.R. Martin and then beautifully brought to life by HBO. And this season hosts a huge number of those things. Jon Snow lost his virginity, we learn that Cat Stark once showed affection for Ned’s bastard, we encounter giants for the first time, Daenerys Targaryen marches an army, and more. Last night’s episode contained one of our favorite firsts though, a scene that became the true turning point for one character which came directly from the book without change. SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT! Continue reading

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Is there ever going to be an episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones that lets us down? Is there every going to be a moment when the writers and directors and cast all just have a completely off episode? When I heard this saga was being made into a series I was thrilled that HBO was doing it, but terrified that they wouldn’t be able to do it right. This season has been a little off for me since I am a huge fan of the books and there is a bit that has changed and added in. Yet, the story stays true at it’s core and we have to respect that. Last night’s episode, “The Climb”, pushes us past the halfway marker for this season. It is an exciting, though sad time. We know there are only four more episodes until we have to wait until next year, but at the same time we are excited to see events unfold. SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT! Continue reading

Pre-Order the Season 3 Blu-Rays Today!

We can predict many things that will happen in the realms depicted in Game of Thrones, but peace will never be one of them. This show is rife with turmoil, pain, and conflict runs just as deeply through every character as it does between them. At times, it is nothing more than the stakes that keep the poor souls that populate this world moving forward. It is what makes us feel so deeply for them, as their suffering draws out our compassion. I mean who isn’t still reeling from Ned Stark’s death back in season one? Still, despite all this suffering, we trudge on through the muddy battlegrounds of Westeros not as a viewer, but as loyal followers of this immense story. And we’re only halfway through this season. Continue reading

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HBO has been drawing the story out this season as the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros fall deeper and deeper into civil war. Blood is boiling in the veins of the Northerners, the Southerners, the queen living in exile, the Wildings and giants, and the men of the Night’s Watch. Meanwhile, the blood runs cold in the veins of the White Walkers. Stakes are being raised, alliances made, and schemes plotted. The plot has not stuck strictly to the book, but they are adding new dimensions and possibilities in the show that we didn’t get from the massive volumes that compose A Song of Ice and Fire. How did this episode of HBO’s blockbuster series fair? SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT! Continue reading

The plot just keeps getting thicker and thicker in HBO’s take on George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. In the latest episode of Game of Thrones, aptly titled “Walk of Punishment”, offers some rather unexpected moments, both for fans of the show and for readers of the books. Of course, could we expect anything less? SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT! Continue reading