Game of Thrones: Realistic, Too Realistic

The Iron Thrones

In a medieval-like set, several families fight – or are unwillingly caught in the fight – for political power. The plot inevitably leads to murders, reveals bizarre relations between siblings, allegiances are formed and then undone, children are killed, bastards are cast away, women are raped, men are emasculated. Hostages are taken. There’s courage, challenge. […]

Sex Games with a Twist

Robert, Cersei and her Joffrey

Sex is a staple of successful filmmaking. And no, I don’t mean pornography, as if the value of sex in cinematography were given by explicit content exclusively. Being able to create tasteful sex-infused contexts without revealing, let’s say, a mere nipple and whatnot is an art few master. Is that the case with Game of […]

A Possible Flashback

Margaery Tyrell and Cersei Lannister

In a recent interview, the Game of Thrones producers said that they didn’t want to use any dream sequences, any prophecies, and any flashbacks. But since we have seen both the dreams and the prophecies, why wouldn’t the trifecta be completed and have flashbacks too? And the 5th season of Game of Thrones will bring […]

The Future Plans of Maisie Williams

Maisie Williams is Arya Stark

While this may seem like old news, since it appeared for the first time at the San Diego Comic Con, Maisie Williams was approached to star in the adaptation of the hit video-game The Last of Us. But, since then, Maisie had quite a few interviews, so something new must have appeared. For example, just […]

Memento Mori

Arya Stark - Valar Morghulis

While there are quite a few fictional languages in the books and in the TV series, George R.R. Martin said that he never intended to create full languages like J.R.R. Tolkien did for Middle Earth. So that is why, for the TV show, a linguist was hired in order to create these artificial languages. So […]

Kissed By Fire…

Jon and Ygritte Kiss

I am extremely pleased with Season 3 to date.  The amount of information, character development and exposition they have to fold into this season is mind-blowing for those of us who have read the books.  There’s so much, in fact, that Season 3 , based on the third book in the series, A Storm of […]

Season Three: Relationship Building

Jorah Mormont

We’re a few episodes into season three, and things seem a bit slow.  That makes sense, since, according to Martin himself, this covers roughly the first half of book three and book three did start out a little slow, if you ask me.  But we do see some changing relationship dynamics that Martin set up […]

GoT 3.2 – We Don’t Get To Choose Who We Love!

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I was overjoyed seeing my other faves last night:   Arya, Bran, Jamie, Brienne, even The Hound who showed up just in time to recognize Arya hanging with the Brotherhood Without Banners.  Not to give away much not shown on the series yet, but if it’s true to the book, our little she-wolf and that […]

The Fastest Hour In History – GoT 3.1

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The clock was ticking away as I sat there, unblinking, waiting for it to strike 9.  HBO used that time wisely to plug ALL their series because nobody was going to move an inch.  Tick, tick, tick….wait a minute!!  It was 9:01 – WHAT!!  Then it starts and there is nothing but white noise (as […]

Lord Varys: Master of Whisperers, Friend or Foe?

Master of Whisperers

At the end of Season 2 we have Lord Varys visiting our wounded Little Lion after the battle of Blackwater.  Varys has no words of comfort for Tyrion, but does bring Shae to him in an act of kindness. I got to thinking about Varys and came to the conclusion that he is one of […]