“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)
“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)
“In spite of there being many enjoyable moments in ‘Winterfell’, not least of all some of the much anticipated reunions, Dave Hill’s script lacked some of the flair and subtlety that we’ve become accustomed to with the show.” Our Round-Up of the hit miss S8 premiere.… Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Winterfell’ (Season 8, Episode 1)
“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)
“Admittedly much improved on a second viewing, ‘Stormborn’ still had pacing issues which overall made the episode rather clunky. Nevertheless, there was plenty to chew on as various reunions were set up for the coming weeks, and clever callbacks reminded us of the journey we’ve been on with this show and its characters, and how far we still have to go.” Our Round-Up of the solid second episode. … Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Stormborn’ (Season 7, Episode 2)
“Writing our death pool predictions has become a lot easier after last season’s bloodbath. Many of Westeros’ Houses were almost completely wiped out, as Game of Thrones continued to earn it’s reputation as one of the most brutal shows on TV. Now, with the penultimate season upon us, the fight between the living and the dead comes into sharp focus. So who’s potentially going to be added to the Night King’s army? We give our rundown on who’s still standing, and whether we think they still will by the end of Season 7…” We take a stab at guessing which characters are living on borrowed time. … Read More Game of Thrones: Who’ll Bite the Dust in Season 7?
“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)
“…with that white raven winging it’s way over a snowy landscape, the birds they rear in the Citadel to send word across the Kingdom that the seasons are changing, it’s looks almost certain that Winter is finally here after 6 bloodthirsty seasons!” Our thoughts and predictions about the Season 6 finale.… Read More Game of Thrones: What might we see in the Season 6 Finale?
“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)
“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)