“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)
“As much as we all wanted the Glovers to join the Starks against the Boltons, it’s understandable why they didn’t. Their allegiance to [Robb] cost them family members, and for a time due to the Greyjoy mainland invasion, their castle too. Attacking the very people who’ve just helped you to get back your ancestral home wouldn’t be particularly smart.” We take a look at this week’s returning familiar face filled episode.… Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Broken Man’ (Season 6, Episode 7)
“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)
With Season 6 now imminent, we take a look at who’s still standing in each major House and how we rate their chances of surviving the upcoming 10 episodes.… Read More Game of Thrones: Who’s Likely to Meet a Sticky End in Season 6?
“It’s still hard to buy the level of Roper’s naivety, as if Corky was the one person actually making him dangerous by keeping his judgement in check.” Our take on the explosive finale.… Read More RECAP & REVIEW: The Night Manager – Episode 6
” In spite of all the positive points about this penultimate episode, there was one major niggle. It seemed so obvious that Roper was going to use a dummy convoy from about the halfway mark that I was practically screaming at Burr and Pine to not be so flipping stupid.” Our thoughts on an eventful, penultimate episode.… Read More RECAP & REVIEW: The Night Manager – Episode 5
“Their polar reactions; her revulsion and disgust to the hideous loss of life on that day versus his sense of it being a business opportunity, seem to underline the fact the moral light and dark in this show emanate from Colman and Laurie’s characters respectively. ” Our take on Episode 4 of the espionage drama.… Read More RECAP & REVIEW: The Night Manager – Episode 4