The third season of Game of Thrones was both amazingly good, and amazingly bad. And although the “amazing good” aspect was on screen the majority of the time, those spikes of badness have left a bitter taste in my mouth that’s hard to ignore. And the worst thing about that bitterness, that disappointment? It’s all […]
One of the strengths of A Song of Ice and Fire is its willingness to play with and subvert fantasy narrative tropes, especially with its female characters. The warrior woman is also a naive romantic who has never killed a soul. The scrappy young girl becomes an emotionally damaged child hell-bent on revenge. Cersei and Catelyn […]
I’ve been waiting for this episode since the title was announced (I’m a shipper, what can I say?), but ultimately, The Bear and the Maiden Fair was a bit of a disappointment. It had some excellent scenes and excellent character moments (including the aforementioned shippiness), but also plenty of things that were questionable at best. Tread […]
Catelyn Stark is one of the major point of view characters in A Song of Ice and Fire. She’s the character with the second most chapters in A Game of Thrones. She has more chapters in the first three books than Daenerys. And she certainly has more focus than Robb Stark, who never has a […]
Kissed By Fire was a lot more lowkey than the past few episodes, but after the drama of last week, I think that was just what the show needed. Character development, emotional connections and not a brothel in sight. Oh, and Jaime and Brienne had their famous bath scene. That might have biased me slightly […]
Is Game of Thrones parodying itself? Is it trying to be as offensive as possible to annoy its critics? Because those are the only reasons I can think of why someone would think that some of the scenes in this episode were OK.