Game of Thrones Recap

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Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 1: Atmospherics, Scene-Setting

f anything, “Game of Thrones” is known for tedious hours of scene-setting followed by a spattering of action. That’s changed with each seasons as budgets grew larger and the cast was thinned of characters, making plot development easier. Even so the first episode of Season 7 was all about atmospherics and scene setting as armies gather and fates are sealed....
Game of Thrones: Death Begets Meaningless Death on Season Finale 2

Game of Thrones: Death Begets Meaningless Death on Season Finale

"Game of Thrones" season finale lived up to its hype with the stunning deaths of several main characters, but they seemed to die more for shock value without regard to meaning, logic, or self-interest, annoying fans in the process. The show, of course, is a fantasy, which gives writers lots of leeway to do whatever they want with their characters. Still, viewers expect characters at the very least to act, if not totally rationally at least in their own self-interest. Both were lacking in the finale. ...
Game of Thrones: Death Begets Meaningless Death on Season Finale 4

Game of Thrones: Lust for Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely in Episode 9

“Game of Thrones” has always been about the lust for power; there’s no mistake about that. But it reached new heights–or is that depths?– in Episode 9 with another shocking turn involving Stannis Baratheon, the King Lear of the HBO medieval fantasy series. Could he be any dastardly? Stannis (Stephen Dillane) is the Lord of Dragonstone and brother of the late King Robert Baratheon. He claimed the Iron Throne after discovering that then-King Joffrey was a bastard son. But his attempts to seize the throne have been nothing short of disastrous....