Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 6 Review

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.

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Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 5 Review

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)

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Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 4 Review

On one of the worst episodes of Game of Thrones ever written, and quite possibly one of the worst episodes of television ever allowed to proudly air as one of a show’s triumphant last, the Starbuck cup was there to distract us from what really mattered: Every problematic element of the show turned up to eleven.

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Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 5: Can’t Touch This

Does Daenerys come off looking like a little girl stomping her foot and killing people when things don’t go her way? Yes. Is she different than literally anyone else that’s tried to hold a position of power in Westeros? No. Welcome to an episode that should have been about how the monarchy is bad, but was instead about Daenerys the Mother of all Tyrants. (That’s what Cersei’s for you guys!)

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Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 3: Tainted Love

This was a great episode even though this was usually the point where pacing took a lunch break in previous years. I attribute this to the excellent decision to shorten each season to seven episodes. Since the show has done away with many of the complexities of the book, this leaner timeline means we don’t get filler (and usually cringe worthy) scenes.

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