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CrimeHQ
August 29 2017

Vote for Who You Want to See on the Iron Throne

  Check out Joe Brosnan's power rankings for each episode!
JoeBrosnan
August 28 2017

Game of Thrones Season Finale 7.07: “The Dragon and the Wolf”

Move over Red Sox – Babe Ruth has officially been dethroned and a new “Worst Trade Ever” champion has emerged. When you boil it all down, Daenerys and Jon traded a dragon and...
JoeBrosnan
August 21 2017

Game of Thrones 7.06: “Beyond the Wall”

Like Jaime Lannister, “Beyond the Wall” was equal parts good and bad. And that has been the unifying theme of Season 7: good and bad. For every Drogon incinerating the Lannister army...
JoeBrosnan
August 14 2017

Game of Thrones 7.05: “Eastwatch”

For too long, Jon Snow has been the only character in Game of Thrones to properly grasp the gravity of the situation presented by the White Walkers – or at least the only character who understood...
JoeBrosnan
August 7 2017

Game of Thrones 7.04: “The Spoils of War”

Game of Thrones is the last great unifying television series. Everyone watches it. Everyone talks about it Monday morning. And everyone tries to out-predict their friends and colleagues. Game of...
JoeBrosnan
July 31 2017

Game of Thrones 7.03: “The Queen’s Justice”

Queens are to Westeros as cooks are to kitchens – things work best when there is only one. Unfortunately for Westeros, we currently have two. And as “The Queen’s Justice”...
JoeBrosnan
July 24 2017

Game of Thrones 7.02: “Stormborn”

“Stormborn” is as close as Game of Thrones will ever come to a full-on clip show. A clip show, for those who didn’t take Intro to Film, is an episode of a television series...
JoeBrosnan
July 17 2017

Game of Thrones 7.01: Season Premiere “Dragonstone”

The most highly-anticipated season premiere in television history began with a tomboyish teen committing mass murder, followed that up with some Ed Sheeran product placement, and concluded by fulfilling...
A3Writer
August 16 2016

Exploring the Religion of Game of Thrones Part II: The Fire and Ice Gods

It’s no secret that George R. R. Martin examined several religions and mythologies when creating his world in the series A Song of Ice and Fire—and the Game of Thrones HBO series. What...
A3Writer
August 9 2016

Exploring the Religion of Game of Thrones Part I: The Old Gods

The Old Gods in George R. R. Martin’s series are based on an interesting blend of the faerie and Norse mythology. While two different mythological cosmologies, the blending makes a great...
KristenHoughton
July 21 2016

Why We Are Fascinated with Hell, the Devil, and Monsters

Teddy Jameson awakens nude and confused in what appears to be a tropical paradise. His guide looks like Brad Pitt and the grounds look like a Sandals Resort. Nice, right? The only problem is...
JoeBrosnan
June 27 2016

Game of Thrones 6.10: Season Finale “The Winds of Winter”

I don’t know if it’s possible to properly explain just how perfect and rewarding “The Winds of Winter” was. In today’s binge-able society, instant gratification is...
JoeBrosnan
June 20 2016

Game of Thrones 6.09: “Battle of the Bastards” Episode Review

There are certain rules that will forever govern Game of Thrones: Tyrion will drink a lot of wine, Daenerys will burn slavers alive, the Lannisters will always pay their debts, and the 9th episode...
CrimeHQ
June 14 2016

Who Will Die in the “Battle of the Bastards” on Game of Thrones?

Season 6 of Game of Thrones has been one for the ages, as the television series has inevitably passed the books, and everyone is left theorizing the show’s next step. The teaser for this...
JoeBrosnan
June 13 2016

Game of Thrones 6.08: “No One”

“No One” marked a rare misstep for the otherwise steady sixth season of Game of Thrones. Though there were a variety of reasons that ultimately led to the mediocre episode, there were...
JoeBrosnan
June 6 2016

Game of Thrones 6.07: “The Broken Man”

For a series with as wide of a scope as Game of Thrones, there are some weeks where it feels like we’re destined to rotate between three settings: Meereen, The Wall, and King’s Landing....
JoeBrosnan
May 30 2016

Game of Thrones 6.06: “Blood of My Blood”

Despite its title, “Blood of My Blood,” the sixth episode of Game of Thrones’ sixth season, was decisively unbloody. Instead, we were treated to a hearty dose of plot progression...
JoeBrosnan
May 23 2016

Game of Thrones 6.05: “The Door”

“The Door” marked the official halfway point of Game of Thrones’ sixth season, and it did so with emphatic exclamation. We’ll get to the somber ending north of The Wall...
JoeBrosnan
May 16 2016

Game of Thrones 6.04: “Book of the Stranger”

“Book of the Stranger,” the fourth episode of Game of Thrones’ sixth season, solidifies that Westeros is, and will continue to be, a world led by women. And these aren’t...
JoeBrosnan
May 9 2016

Game of Thrones 6.03: “Oathbreaker”

As Jaime Lannister would attest, in the world of Game of Thrones, there are very few things worse than an oathbreaker. And in last night’s aptly titled “Oathbreaker,” we saw a...
JoeBrosnan
May 2 2016

Game of Thrones 6.02: “Home”

It’s not always easy returning to where you grew up, as Theon Greyjoy will undoubtedly learn in the coming weeks, but “Home,” the second episode of Game of Thrones’ young...
JoeBrosnan
April 25 2016

Game of Thrones 6.01: Season Premiere “The Red Woman”

Game of Thrones has officially ventured into uncharted waters (insert Gendry-still-rowing-his-boat joke here), and for the most part, I’m happy to be onboard, despite the glaring lack of...
CrimeHQ
March 31 2016

Game of Thrones-Inspired Map of Westeros

Winter is coming. In less than a month, HBO will air the premiere of Season 6 of everyone’s favorite family fight for the Iron Throne—just enough time to get your very own handmade map...
SadieTrombetta
March 27 2016

6 Book Characters You’d Like to See Resurrected

Books have the tendency to give you all the feels, good and bad, but there is no worse feeling than the one you get when your favorite character dies. No matter how foolish it may be, you secretly...
JoeBrosnan
June 15 2015

Game of Thrones 5.10: Season Finale “Mother’s Mercy”

Power is a dangerous thing, likely to attract the worst and corrupt the best, and as those in power learned last night on Game of Thrones, that statment really hits the nail on the head. “Mother’s...
JoeBrosnan
June 8 2015

Game of Thrones 5.09: “The Dance of Dragons”

During the last two weeks of Game of Thrones, the true players have emerged. No, it’s not the Tyrells, or the Lannisters, or even Littlefinger. George R.R. Martin’s series has always...
JoeBrosnan
June 1 2015

Game of Thrones 5.08: “Hardhome”

When Jon Snow’s Valyrian steel sword met the White Walker’s ice-blade, a melody nine years in making finally rang out – a song of ice and fire. And so it was fitting that afterwards,...
JoeBrosnan
May 25 2015

Game of Thrones 5.07: “The Gift”

“The Gift” left many characters of Game of Thrones in generous moods, and while some characters received perfect presents, others were left wishing they’d just gotten cash...
JoeBrosnan
May 18 2015

Game of Thrones 5.06: “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”

Game of Thrones has always been up front about the type of show it is – happy endings are nowhere to be found. “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken,” the sixth episode of Season 5, continues...
JoeBrosnan
May 11 2015

Game of Thrones 5.05: “Kill the Boy”

Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss love to give the episodes of Game of Thrones titles that work on multiple levels, and last night’s “Kill the Boy” does just that. It was...