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Game of Thrones: “The Night Lands”

Posted by therebelprince on April 6, 2012

Aiden Gillen as Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish

Cersei gets all the best lines, but there are great moments all around in The Night Lands.

(As with last week’s review, I’ll save any potential spoiler-y comments for a section after the review proper.)

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Game of Thrones: “The North Remembers”

Posted by therebelprince on April 2, 2012

Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister

Welcome back to Game of Thrones. Is there a more hyped series of 2012? Hot on the heels of my rewatch of season one, below are my thoughts on the second season premiere, The North Remembers.

[For ease of reading, the review proper will be spoiler-free – beyond events of this episode, obviously. At the very end of each week’s review, I’ll post any thoughts for those who have read the book series.]

“It must be hard for you… to be the disappointing child.”
— Tyrion Lannister

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Game of Thrones: “Fire and Blood”

Posted by therebelprince on March 19, 2012

Kit Harington as Jon Snow

Game of Thrones concludes its season with an intriguing, decidedly aformulaic instalment.

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Game of Thrones: “Baelor”

Posted by therebelprince on March 12, 2012

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister

As the first season heads toward its climax, Game of Thrones powers through a breathtaking instalment.

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Game of Thrones: “You Win or You Die” and “The Pointy End”

Posted by therebelprince on March 5, 2012

Charles Dance as Tywin Lannister

After introducing us to all the pieces, Game of Thrones‘ seventh and eight instalments spend most of their time pushing them into place for the events of the finale (and, really, beyond…)

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Game of Thrones: “The Wolf and the Lion” and “A Golden Crown”

Posted by therebelprince on February 27, 2012

Aidan Gillen as Littlefinger

Welcome back, as we continue our rewatch of the first season of Game of Thrones with two largely-successful instalments.

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Game of Thrones: “Lord Snow” and “Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things”

Posted by therebelprince on February 20, 2012

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark

Last week, I took a look at the first two episodes of HBO’s soaring epic, Game of Thrones. As we countdown the days until Game of Thrones‘ second season, let’s check out the third and fourth instalments:

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Game of Thrones: “Winter is Coming” and “The Kingsroad”

Posted by therebelprince on February 13, 2012

 I’m not usually a fantasy fan. But I’m also not really a fan of Westerns, cop shows, or mafia movies. So when HBO – which had already used those genres as the templates for some of the greatest TV series ever made – announced they were adapting a major fantasy series, with Peter Dinklage (of my favourite indie flick, The Station Agent), I quickly sought out the published volumes of George R.R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire, and devoured them. The scope, tone, and dense politics and characterisation, make the books a joy. In the lead-up to the second season of HBO’s Game of Thrones (and after the release of the series’ fifth novel, A Dance with Dragons), I thought I’d rewatch the ten-episode first season.

This week, we tackle the first two episodes:

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