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 isContinue reading “Game of Thrones: A Final Perspective”

Game of Thrones Season Eight Predictions

Finally, winter is upon us… this Sunday, HBO’s epic fantasy Game of Thrones returns for its eighth and final season. And, to celebrate what is sure to be a dramatic conclusion, I thought I’d share eight predictions for the upcoming season! 1.) Dany will be, or already is, pregnant and will bear Jon’s child. TheyContinue reading “Game of Thrones Season Eight Predictions”

Expectations vs. Reality

Last week, I went into Star Wars: The Last Jedi knowing nothing save for the scenes included in the two trailers. Sure, after three viewings of The Force Awakens in 2015 I had concocted some theories about what was going to happen in the next installments. Though I’ve never been an active member of the fandomContinue reading “Expectations vs. Reality”

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 beContinue 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, andContinue reading “Changes from Page to Screen: Game of Thrones”