Game of Thrones: A Final Perspective

***WARNING! THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR SEASONS 1-8 OF GAME OF THRONES AND THE ASOIAF BOOKS!*** I've defended some of Game of Thrones's more questionable or controversial decisions, or, at the very least, accepted them, even if I didn't always understand them. Literature and television are different mediums, and translating one to the other is … Continue reading Game of Thrones: A Final Perspective

Game of Thrones Season 7 Highs and Lows

WARNING: This post contains SPOILERS for all 7 seasons of HBO’s Game of Thrones, all 5 ASoIaF books, and other related material/speculation. Game of Thrones season 7 has been a mixed bag, and it will likely take more than one watch-through to really let the events and revelations sink in. But now that the first flakes of winter have … Continue reading Game of Thrones Season 7 Highs and Lows

Recruiting New Members for “The Watch”

WARNING: This post contains SPOILERS for all 7 seasons of HBO’s Game of Thrones, all 5 ASoIaF books, and other related material/speculation. Last year, right before season 6 began its run, I assisted my parents along the journey of watching Game of Thrones after they expressed an interest in finally seeing what the hype was all about. Now, over … Continue reading Recruiting New Members for “The Watch”

The Ever-Shifting Hate-O-Meter: Game of Thrones

WARNING: This post contains SPOILERS for all 7 seasons of HBO’s Game of Thrones, all 5 ASoIaF books, and other related material/speculation. Game of Thrones features a lot of ambiguous "gray" characters, which makes it difficult to love them or hate them. Some of these also apply to the books; some either don't apply, haven't yet, or never will. … Continue reading The Ever-Shifting Hate-O-Meter: Game of Thrones

Tearjerker Moments (S1-6) on Game of Thrones

WARNING: This post contains SPOILERS for all 7 seasons of HBO’s Game of Thrones, all 5 ASoIaF books, and other related material/speculation. For this post, I'm going to examine five moments on HBO's Game of Thrones that made me (and may have made fellow viewers) a bit misty-eyed. I will, however, be selecting more subtle moments and will be … Continue reading Tearjerker Moments (S1-6) on Game of Thrones

Changes from Page to Screen: Game of Thrones

WARNING: This post contains SPOILERS for all 7 seasons of HBO's Game of Thrones, all 5 ASoIaF books, and other related material/speculation. I know there are sticklers and purists out there who dislike it when significant changes are made to the source material in order to bring a book or series to the screen, and … Continue reading Changes from Page to Screen: Game of Thrones