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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...
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...
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
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...
JoeBrosnan
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...
JoeBrosnan
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...
JoeBrosnan
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...
JoeBrosnan
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...
JoeBrosnan
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...
JoeBrosnan
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...
JoeBrosnan
March 27 2015

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

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...
CrimeHQ
November 25 2014

Could You Survive in Westeros? Game of Thrones Video Game Will Let You Know

A teaser trailer for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series debuted this week, and it has us all asking the same question: could we not only survive, but also thrive, in Westeros? Players...
JoeBrosnan
June 16 2014

Game of Thrones 4.10: Season Finale “The Children”

Game of Thrones concluded its fourth season last night with the aptly named episode “The Children”—a sprawling episode that jumped between the north and the south wrapping up...
JoeBrosnan
June 9 2014

Game of Thrones 4.09: “The Watchers on the Wall”

The strength of Game of Thrones comes from its sprawling stories, settings, and characters, but as “The Watchers on the Wall” proved last night, it can also thrive when it puts a singular...
JoeBrosnan
June 2 2014

Game of Thrones 4.08: “The Mountain and the Viper”

It’s time to start wrapping up storylines in this fourth season of Game of Thrones, and that process started with a crunch. To quote Ramsay Snow Bolton from last season, “If you think...
JoeBrosnan
May 19 2014

Game of Thrones 4.07: “Mockingbird”

Game of Thrones is officially in the home stretch, and it started this week with “Mockingbird”, the seventh episode in its fourth season. This episode had a perfect mix of scenes directly...
JoeBrosnan
May 12 2014

Game of Thrones 4.06: “The Laws of Gods and Men”

“The Laws of Gods and Men,” the sixth episode in Game of Thrones’ fourth season, had something missing from it, that up until now, had been a part of every episode—Starks...
JoeBrosnan
May 5 2014

A Matter of Perspective: A Defense of Cersei Lannister

After last night’s episode of Game of Thrones, “First of His Name”, I can finally write an article I’ve been wanting to for a while—a defense of Cersei Lannister....