My schedule these past few days has been as all over the place as the episodes have been, so let’s get a shake on with a couple of points before I’m even later at posting content.
This episode had all the qualities of a filler with the only shining exemption being that of the class act called Thandie Newton.
Another season and the small joy of clicking “I’m not a robot” on imgur while posting every recap has not waned a single bit. (It asked me twice this time!)
The Bolvangar episode was aptly named, well contained, and though slightly rushed in its conclusion probably the best episode we’ve seen so far.
I’m torn between loving our introduction to Will and hating how rushed Billy’s storyline was.
I’m back, we’re in the North, and people have already died.
I can still root for her right?
This episode turned the whole universe on its head, both on an individual character level and as far as the world building is concerned.
New TV season; New Show! The optimist in me is choosing to label it promising, mostly because I’m still on the fence about certain elements. Also, I should mention that I’ve read the first book, but that was nearly two decades ago, meaning I know a couple of plot twists but very little else. This, therefore, is not a review that will ever get into book to screen comparisons and I will not be making any deliberate spoilers. Calling me out on spoiling something especially in the recaps is most likely to spoil me, dear reader.
So. One of the biggest cultural events in entertainment has ended. It’s no secret that I don’t exactly adore the adaptation, but it introduced me to a book series I love, led to many interesting conversations and a few bonding sessions with new friends, and made me appreciate storytelling in ways I mayhaps would never have explored.
This could have been a great hour of television if I hadn’t actually followed the story for a decade. There were spectacular visuals, but very little emotional substance to be found beyond frustration and pure flaming hot anger. (Though the Arya scenes were excellent)