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My Favorite Scene: Game of Thrones Season 6 (2016) “The Light of the Seven”

Game of Thrones’ sixth season was probably the strongest, offering up nothing but epic payoff as the show begins to do what George R.R. Martin clearly never will: finish the story.  Martin’s sixth book is still nowhere in sight, and he had another planned after that. I’m willing to bet the sixth book eventually comes out, but I’d be surprised if he actually ever finished the series.  HBO has done too good a job for him.  Now they’re looking at four different avenues of prequel series for after GoT is finished, and Westeros is certainly deep enough in lore to support ONE (not all four are going to get greenlit).  The seventh season and eighth season are going to be a split finale for the show, with eight episodes this year and seven episodes in 2018 (maybe 2019 now as they are apparently ballooning to feature-length). Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Game of Thrones Season 6 (2016) “The Light of the Seven”

My Favorite Scene: Game of Thrones Season 5 (2015) “Drogon Rescues Dany”

Game of Thrones Fifth Season was, to me, it’s weakest, and it broke the record for number of Emmys won, so see what I know.  Fans of the show are frantically re-upping their HBO subscriptions so they’ll be ready for the return of the drama.  Season Six, which begins this Sunday night, will take us beyond the written material published by George R.R. Martin.  Book 6, The Winds of Winter, still is nowhere on the publication schedule and writer’s block is understandable, but Martin has no one but himself to blame.  The definitive version of this epic for most fans will be the TV show.  Sales of the rest of the series will no doubt be hurt by Martin’s inability to keep pace.  Even though the show and books have wildly diverged in some places, people will figure, “Why bother?” when faced with an 1100 page book to which they’ve already seen the adaptation.  It’s tragic and unprecedented, and part of me wonders if he really can ever finish it at this point.

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We’ve been waiting five years to see these dragons really show what they can do.  One of season five’s major plot lines involves Dany losing control over the city of Mereen.  Trapped and cornered by enemies and betrayals, it looks like her reign is at an end.  She is the Queen of Dragons indeed, and HBO did not disappoint in giving fans what they’d been waiting all these years to see.
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Official Poster for Game of Thrones Season Five: “Vengeance is Coming” PLUS Stills from the Trailer

game-of-thrones-season-v-posterYou have to say this for Game of Thrones, if nothing else, they know how to put out a teaser poster.  Last year, we had the fantastic one with crows and this year we have a bloodstained rose.  For fans of the book, that’s an indication that we’re going to finally see one of the best twists in the saga.  Personally, I’m excited to see Arya’s story this season.  Maisie Williams is so fantastic she’s made her my favorite character on the show.  Included below are some stills from the fantastic first trailer (click here to watch).  Game of Thrones returns April 12, 2015 at 9 p.m.

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GAME OF THRONES SEASON 5 TRAILER #1 HAS ARRIVED!

Last night, Game of Thrones debuted select episodes in select IMAX theaters and along with the awesomeness of seeing Westeros on an IMAX screen, fans were treated to the first trailer from season five of Game of Thrones.  The fifth book in George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series (and the last one he’s managed to finish) is called A Dance with Dragons.  The fifth season has been integrating the fourth and fifth books since as far back as the third season.  It keeps getting better and better and I will have to find some way of acquiring HBO again so I can see the premiere of season five on April 12, 2015 at 9 p.m.  And I have to say…..it looks fantastic!
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TV Review: Game of Thrones 4.06 “The Laws of Gods and Men” *SPOILERS*

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Our long national geek nightmare is over!  Game of Thrones has returned for 10 weeks of fantasy awesomeness and this is the sixth installment in our lively talk-backs and reviews of each episode.  A warning, and the only one before we dive in, this column is specifically for people watching the show live week-by-week so if you don’t want spoilers, don’t continue. Continue reading TV Review: Game of Thrones 4.06 “The Laws of Gods and Men” *SPOILERS*