ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Dragonstone’ (Season 7, Episode 1)

“With those extra budgetary dollars plain to see on-screen, and the twisted political intrigue alongside the more supernatural elements already jostling with one another to create the narrative tautness we’ve become so accustomed to with Thrones, it’s definitely not going to be a chore to see how all of these plotlines shake out.” Our Round-Up of the intriguing Season 7 opener. … Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Dragonstone’ (Season 7, Episode 1)

ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Winds of Winter’ (Season 6, Episode 10)

“This has been the best season finale in the history of Game of Thrones, in our humble opinion. Usually a weak episode after the strong and shocking 9th, this time the trend was bucked, with this particular instalment managing to make us hungry for the last two seasons at the same time as wrapping up older storylines, whilst also stylishly donning a winter coat of murder, intrigue and fun.” Our look back at the phenomenal Season 6 finale.… Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Winds of Winter’ (Season 6, Episode 10)

ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Battle of the Bastards’ (Season 6, Episode 9)

“As much as Jon does seem to have plot armour since his resurrection, it did feel like a real possibility he was going to be sucked under the pile of bodies and mud that had heaped up on the battlefield. Because of that, his second rebirth, that moment when he gasped a lungful of air after forcing himself through the clutch of his allies as they attempted to avoid being skewered by the surrounding Bolton, Umber and Karstark forces, felt much more powerful than his first.” Our thoughts on this spectacular, penultimate episode of the season.… Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Battle of the Bastards’ (Season 6, Episode 9)

ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘No One’ (Season 6, Episode 8)

“Cersei is definitely the one holding Jaime back from becoming the honourable man it seems he wants to be when he’s in Brienne’s presence. It really appears to be an internal struggle for him, and while his sister still has a hold over him, he will threaten to kill everybody who gets in their way, including Edmure’s son via catapult if he has to,… even if he’s not the type to relish violence, in stark contrast to his twin.” Our response to a rather bloody, but lacklustre episode. … Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘No One’ (Season 6, Episode 8)

ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Blood of my Blood’ (Season 6, Episode 6)

“Out of all of Arya’s scenes in the last couple of seasons… the exchange with Lady Crane was particularly strong. Not only did the actress’ observation that she has an expressive face ground her in her own identity, but the ‘Do you like pretending to be other people?’ question cemented in the youngest Stark sister’s mind that, no, she doesn’t. She will always be Someone.” Our look back at an episode filled with mind games, confrontations and glorious, and not so glorious, returns. … Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Blood of my Blood’ (Season 6, Episode 6)

ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Door’ (Season 6, Episode 5)

“Just as we saw with Bran when he witnessed first hand what really happened in the fight between his Father and Arthur Dayne, once again we saw the difference between actual events in the past and the way they’ve been retold in the present during the play Arya witnessed. Going forward, that seems incredibly important for the bigger picture.” Our look at the fantastic fifth episode of the season.… Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Door’ (Season 6, Episode 5)