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 […]

The Mind Versus the Screen

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Anytime you watch a show or a movie based on a book you’ve read, there are things that match, and others that don’t.  And what’s really fun is that it’s different for every person, so that what looks familiar to one person looks way off to someone else.  It’s the boundless possibilities of imagination, and […]

GOT3 Is Coming…Come On Already!

Daenerys GOT Season 3

Okay, I don’t know about you guys, but I am really getting very impatient waiting for GOT Season 3!  I’ve read practically every thing I could get my hands on, watched Seasons 1 and 2 until I can recite all the lines by heart, and started A Storm of Swords.  So I do have some […]

That Old, Old, Old Time Religion

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Faith lays heavy on the shoulders of those who live in the Seven Kingdoms like an extra sweater I insist my children take just in case it should get chilly later. George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones world is enormous.  And I love the fact that it’s so filled with people and places and familial […]

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.    […]

Mommy Issues in the Seven Kingdoms

Mothers of the Seven Kindoms

When you play the Game of Thrones keep Dr. Freud’s number on speed-dial because there are some serious Mommy Issues running throughout the Seven Kingdoms. Motherhood is a complex experience on television and in real life and Game of Thrones does a good job of creating mother characters who are multidimensional as opposed to the […]