Posts Tagged ‘Episode 2’

Game of Thrones – Season 3 – Episode 10 – Mhysa? I hardly know ‘er!

by SeanPWallaceon 10/06/2013
And so we come to the end of this series, a somewhat momentous television occasion overall. I doubt many people have ever hated a character / villain so thoroughly as Joffrey, and I am certain there has never been a television event like the Red Wedding. This has been a masterful series overall, in spite […]

Game of Thrones – Season 3 – Episode 9 – It Never Rains

by SeanPWallaceon 03/06/2013
Rather than go through the individual scenes or discuss the underlying themes of this, the ninth and thus traditionally most shocking and plot-intensive episode of a Game of Thrones series, I wanted to discuss the actual event which dominated this episode: the Red Wedding. I only came to the A Song of Ice and Fire book […]

Game of Thrones – Season 3 – Episode 8 – Coupling

by SeanPWallaceon 20/05/2013
One thing I try very hard to do is to see beyond my privileges as a white male, and beyond what society expects of me and everyone else on the gender spectrum. When raised in normal society with abnormal personality qualities – that is to say, when you find yourself to be a geek – […]

Game of Thrones – Season 3 – Episode 7 – Allegory

by SeanPWallaceon 14/05/2013
Sometimes you feel as though Game of Thrones’ episode titles are lost on people. They are not highlighted or shown on screen for even a few seconds and yet they always highlight and foreshadow what the episode will be about. There was a fantastic lack of subtlety in this week’s title, The Bear and the […]

Game of Thrones – Season 3 – Episode 6 – Chaos Delays the Climb

by SeanPWallaceon 12/05/2013
If you’ve been reading my regular reviews of Season 3’s episodes then you’ll have noticed they come out very, very close to the release date for each episode… and that this episode was delayed somewhat. This is because I prefer to watch the episodes at my leisure and forgot to tape this week’s, leaving me […]

Game of Thrones – Season 3 – Episode 5 – Kissed by Fire

by SeanPWallaceon 29/04/2013
Alternative title; a Song of Water and Fire. The title of this episode alerted me to the presence of fire in most scenes; either burning between characters, separating them, or quietly lighting a room. In many cases, it was painfully obvious but in some, when I went back and checked, it was subtle. But not […]

Game of Thrones – Season 3 – Episode 4 – Loss and Gain

by SeanPWallaceon 22/04/2013
I was discussing with someone how the writers and producers of Game of Thrones will possibly be able to work with books five and six of the Song of Ice and Fire series if they have to turn the third book into two series. The conclusion we came to was that there would have to […]

Game of Thrones – Series 3 – Episode 3 – A Literal Game of Thrones

by SeanPWallaceon 15/04/2013
A narrative contains peaks and troughs, great steep rises and tumbling descents, all of which building to one great crescendo before a final denouement. Sometimes, these troughs are well-realised, a tantalising display which keep the main narrative at bay or on pause just long enough to have you baying for its return. Other times, you […]

Game of Thrones – Season 3 – Episode 2 – And They’re Off

by SeanPWallaceon 08/04/2013
I own a ’99 Skoda Octavia. It is not the most fashionable, expensive or even functional car sometimes. One of its quirks is how long it can take to get going; chugging away for a while before the engine eventually catches and bursts into life, becomes a still respectable machine. Season 3 of Game of […]