‘Game of Thrones’: A wolf in sheep’s clothing

Game of Thrones
“Dragonstone”
July 16, 2017

Dragons, giant ice zombies, mass murder, bedpan montages, the Hound calling people “cunts,” Ed Sheeran, Lil’ Lady Badass telling dumb men what’s what, Brimund … IT’S ALL HERE! GAME OF THRONES IS BACK, Y’ALL! BE EXCITED!

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‘Game of Thrones’: Yas, Queens

Game of Thrones
“Battle of the Bastards”
June 19, 2016

Alright, so the Battle of the Bastards was amazing, no doubt, but the real story this week is how sisters are doing it for themselves. Sansa, Daenerys and Yara: none of them are playing, y’all. Look out, Westeros, because these ladies are getting in formation and they slay. They got hot sauce in their bag, swag, indeed. DAMN.
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‘Game of Thrones’: This girl is on fire

 

Game of Thrones
“Book of the Stranger”
May 15, 2016

This episode had everything: reunions, good feels, romance, Sansa being a badass, death, FIRE!, fire boobs, dead misogynists, and hopefully the birth of what will be everyone’s new favorite ship: Torienne. Or Briemund? Which do you like better? I’m leaning toward Briemund, myself. BRIEMUND 4LYFE.

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‘Game of Thrones’: Promises, promises

Game of Thrones
“Oathbreaker”
May 8, 2016

So, last week we were teased in the previews that Game of Thrones was going back to the past, to the Tower of Joy to finally confirm that theory — you know, THAT theory — once and for all. The Tower of Joy, “R +L = J,” you know nothing Jon Snow, THAT theory. I mean, now that Jon Snow is magically back to life, we might as well get on with it, and learn about who he is and where he came from and what makes him so special, right? RIGHT? Surely they aren’t going to take us all the way to the Tower of Joy, the most anticipated location in all of Game of Thrones history, and NOT tell us what happened there.

… They wouldn’t do that, would they?

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‘Game of Thrones’: Through a glass darkly

Game of Thrones
“The Red Woman”
April 24, 2016

So, I guess I’m going to recap Game of Thrones, y’all? This isn’t an easy decision for me. I love this series, and have read all the books, but I’m no supernerd when it comes to the Known World of A Song of Ice and Fire. It’s part of the reason that I avoided recapping this series until now: we’ve finally come to a place where the series has outpaced the books, and I can’t be harangued for getting something wrong from the text, or misremembering something. Another reason, I love the series so much, I want to do it justice and bring something interesting to the loud conversation already taking place about it, but worry that I will disappoint. And the other reason I avoided it was that my dear friend and former Tubular colleague, Andrew Dansby, has a history with the book series, and I was hoping against hope that he would take up his blogging duties once more. Alas, like Sansa, I’m beginning to realize that there is no white knight out there to save me, and I’m just going to have to take care of myself.

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