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 – ‘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)

ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Book of the Stranger’ (Season 6, Episode 4)

“You’d have to have a cold, cold heart not to have been moved by that scene where Jon and Sansa embraced in the courtyard at Castle Black. The only way it could have been better is if Ghost had bounded along, stood on his hind paws and joined in for a group hug.” Our take on the air-punch inducing, fourth outing of the Season.… Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Book of the Stranger’ (Season 6, Episode 4)

ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Oathbreaker’ (Season 6, Episode 3)

“It’s so intriguing that they brought up the difference between what Ned told Bran and the rest of his children about that fight at the Tower of Joy, and the fact that it bore no resemblance to what actually happened. Particularly now. So much of what we know about the past in this World comes from oral history, and if Ned Stark can’t be relied upon to tell the truth then everything else should be called into question too.” Our look back at the third episode of Season 6.… Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Oathbreaker’ (Season 6, Episode 3)

ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Red Woman’ (Season 6, Episode 1)

“[Jon’s] clearly a version of Checkov’s gun now, shown in the first act and bound to be ‘fired’ by the third, especially as Melisandre has seen him in the flames helping to win a great victory at Winterfell. Sure, her flame-watching skills have been brought into question over her wrongly believing Stannis was the horse to back, but her ‘spidey sense’ has been tingling ever since she first laid eyes on the currently deceased Lord Commander.” Our analysis of the Season 6 premiere. … Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Red Woman’ (Season 6, Episode 1)