A Possible Flashback

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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 […]

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 […]

Girly or Not, That is the Question

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You might think it difficult for a male writer to accurately portray the struggles of women in a medieval world like that of Game of Thrones.  If you look closely, though, Game of Thrones does a masterful job of showing how women–especially strong women–struggle to find their way in a male-dominated society.  The series shows […]

3-31-13 Is Coming…Who Will You Miss Most?

The Iron Throne

Now that Season 3 is approaching, I got to thinking of how many characters GRRM has killed off in the first two seasons and am in a period of so-called mourning, if you will.  Because I’ve been watching and re-watching both Seasons 1 and 2 incessantly, I’ve bonded with some characters and I see now […]

When Bad Guys (or Girls) Aren’t All Bad

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Anyone who’s read more than one fantasy novel or watched the Lord of the Rings on the big screen knows that fantasy tends to be very black-and-white.  It normally assumes there are two sides to conflict: Good and evil.  Sauron versus the Fellowship.  Elves versus trolls.  You get the picture. George R.R. Martin, however, is […]

Kill The Braavosi…Bring The Girl!

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Arya Stark!!  Lady Arya Stark, that is!  She’s braver than Michael Corleone!  As a matter of fact, the entire series is reminiscent of The Godfather in many ways; power struggles, back-stabbing, theft – just to name a few.  And there are so many character similarities between those in GRRM-land and the world of Don Corleone. […]

Size Doesn’t Matter

A very small man can cast a very large shadow...

When all is said and done, I think one of the strongest and most resourceful characters in Game of Thrones is the Half-Man, Tyrion Lannister. The sad irony of being born into a royal family known for their physical beauty and having to overcome enormous odds with them is the tip of the iceberg with the dwarf.    […]