ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Bells’ (Season 8, Episode 5)

“There’s no denying that ‘The Bells’ was a visual feast. You could see the blood, sweat and tears that went into making it, as well as every penny of the none too shabby budget. ” Our Round-Up of the divisive penultimate episode of the show.… Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Bells’ (Season 8, Episode 5)

ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Last of the Starks’ (Season 8, Episode 4)

“After the storm whipped up by the Night King, ‘The Last of the Starks’ seemed to offer us some much needed respite after such a monumental battle in the North. The characters grieved, they laughed, they drank, they lost their virginity. It was all going relatively well until we realised that Cersei had a chance at winning this war, and what’s more, we’re not sure how we feel about that now that Dany is revealing herself to be a less than worthy ruler.” Our Round-Up of the enjoyable, but jarring 4th episode…… Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Last of the Starks’ (Season 8, Episode 4)

ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’ (Season 8, Episode 2)

“For a show that’s set a rip-roaring pace for the last couple of seasons, this character-driven calm before the storm was as surprising as it was welcome. Bryan Cogman has described ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’ as a ‘love letter’ to the characters he cares so much about, and there doesn’t seem like a more fitting description.” Our round-up of the excellent second episode. … Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’ (Season 8, Episode 2)

Game of Thrones: Does Westeros have a Secret Weapon Against the Night King?

“How to approach the Night King’s army, a deadly mix of vast numbers of reanimated corpses and White Walkers with superhuman strength, is a tactical issue that we’ve been given hints about since as early as Season 1.” A look at the mortal danger facing the living in Westeros in the final season, and how they might beat them. … Read More Game of Thrones: Does Westeros have a Secret Weapon Against the Night King?

ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Eastwatch’ (Season 7, Episode 5)

“Pacing has become a huge, glaring issue in Season 7, and nowhere was it more obvious than in ‘Eastwatch’. Amidst everybody zipping across Westeros, and much anticipated reunions being given no time to sit in the moment and unleash their full impact, it feels like we’re losing touch with the emotional resonance of earlier seasons. In fact, it’s possible to go so far as to say it’s starting to feel like a different show. Viewers cannot live on CGI and fanservice alone.” Our Round-Up of the overly fast-paced 5th episode.… Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Eastwatch’ (Season 7, Episode 5)

ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Spoils of War’ (Season 7, Episode 4)

“You know you’re onto a winner when an episode ends, and immediately you want to watch it again, don’t you? With it’s spectacular visual effects and compelling handling of various reunions and almost reunions, ‘The Spoils of War’ easily fought it’s way to the top to rightfully sit beside the best episodes of the series, comfortably nestling amongst ‘Hardhome’, ‘The Rains of Castamere’ and ‘Battle of the Bastards’.” Our Round-Up of the spectacular, fourth episode.… Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Spoils of War’ (Season 7, Episode 4)

ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Queen’s Justice’ (Season 7, Episode 3)

“With Weiss and Benioff back in the driving seat as scriptwriters, Thrones┬áreturned to form with punchy, gut-wrenching and sometimes raucously funny dialogue in ‘The Queen’s Justice’. Likewise, the various storylines from one end of Westeros to the other slotted together neatly, adding to the impending sense that the pieces of the puzzle are all coming together, as some of the main players begin to turn their attentions to the real threat: the Night King and his army.” Our Round-Up of the ‘punchy’ third episode.… Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Queen’s Justice’ (Season 7, Episode 3)