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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
May 4 2015

Game of Thrones 5.04: “The Sons of the Harpy”

It was Game of Thrones' Melisandre (Carice van Houten) who said everything boils down to the war between life and death. That best sums up “The Sons of the Harpy.” As Bronn (Jerome...
April 27 2015

Game of Thrones 5.03 “High Sparrow”

Game of Thrones turned into Game of Tug-O-War this week in “High Sparrow,” and a few unfortunate characters found themselves being pulled in two distinctly different directions. Sansa...
April 20 2015

Game of Thrones 5.02: “The House of Black and White”

It’s easy to imagine Game of Thrones as a sprawling game of chess, and “The House of Black and White” moved some major pieces around, but we’re still left trying to figure...
April 13 2015

Game of Thrones 5.01: Season Premiere “Wars to Come”

Game of Thrones kicked off its fifth season by doing something it had never done before – showing a flashback. “Wars to Come” did a wonderful job of setting the table for our...
April 10 2015

Game of Thrones Season 5: A Recap of the Realm – Part Three

Game of Thrones returns worldwide for its fifth season on April 12th, and with it comes the dozens of familiar (and sometimes not so familiar) faces, as well as a few newcomers, and it can be pretty...
April 3 2015

Game of Thrones Season 5: A Recap of the Realm – Part Two

Game of Thrones returns worldwide for its fifth season on April 12th, and with it comes the dozens of familiar (and sometimes not so familiar) faces, as well as a few newcomers, and it can be pretty...