TL;DR – The storm is here,
the storm is coming for you, the storm bites.
Score – 5 out of 5 stars
Have you ever watched a show where over seven seasons of story led to one
moment, thinking back for me only maybe Deep
Space Nine, or possibly Fringe
funnelled everything into one moment. Well, today we have another example to
add to the mix, with just about every single person left alive in Game of Thrones all in the same location
waiting for the oncoming storm.
So to set the scene, during last week’s A
Knight of the Seven Kingdoms we got a chance to sit back and revisit
all the characters that we had gotten to know over the last few seasons, which
would have been great if this didn’t have the feel of one last happy moment before
the end. Jon (Kit Harington) told Danni (Emilia Clarke) about who he was which
yep shocker did not go down well. Arya (Maisie Williams) made it with Gendry (Joe
Dempsie), Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) and Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) plan out
their post-conflict lives and we get drunk by the fire. However, at every
moment there is the threat of death that will be with them before the morning.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, that time is here, and oh wow, just wow. Now from here, we will be looking at the episode as a whole, so
there will be some [SPOILERS] ahead.
TL;DR – In the first episode of
the final season all the characters are moved into place, before the onslaught
of the coming doom.
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
And so it begins. When that first episode aired back in 2011 everything was different,
and it changed the television landscape in a way we are still feeling today. It
is with this that I come to the final season with a little trepidation. I don’t
know how the show will end, but I know a lot of the characters that we have
come to love over the years probably won’t make it and if any show has prepared
us for an unhappy ending, this is it. Well, today we delve into the first
episode of the final season as the growing disaster looms.
So to set the scene, at the end of The
Dragon and the Wolfall hell broke loose as the big bad used Daenerys’
(Emilia Clarke) reanimated dragon to blow a hole in The Wall allowing the
undead to march through. As we prepare for what is about to hit, armies are moving
into place as John Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys arrive in Winterfell with
their Unsullied and Dothraki armies … oh and two dragons. Word has reached Winterfell
of The Wall’s fall, so Sansa (Sophie Turner) has ordered all of her bannermen
to retreat to the capital as the last stand because that is where all the
armies, even the coming Lannister’s will go to, but then Cersei (Lena Headey)
has other ideas. Now
from here, we will be looking at the episode as a whole, so there will be some
TL;DR – Tonight is the beginning of the end, as people come together and others get wrenched apart
Score – 4.5 out of 5 stars
So today we have reached the end of Game of Thrones’ penultimate season, and more than probably any than have gone before the game has changed completely again, though the more things change the most they stay the same. Now, this is the final episode of the season, so now more than ever There Will Be [SPOILERS] Ahead, if you have not seen the final episode then I would recommend not reading any further. Continue reading →
TL;DR – In the Battle of Queens you win or you die
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
So at the end of last week’s Stormborn (review) a lot went down, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) lost a big chunk of her forces when they were attacked on the way to Sunspear, we lost some Sand Snakes, Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma) was captured and Theon (Alfie Allen) said to Yara (Gemma Whelan) “Euron your own”. In the North Jon (Kit Harington) left Sansa (Sophie Turner) in charge to go treat with the Dragon Queen, but also didn’t kill Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) which is a mistake at least half of the characters in the show has made so far. So what will tonight’s episode hold for use, will people’s mistakes come home to roost, will someone kill Littlefinger, how will Sam (John Bradley) gross us out, let’s find out. As always there will be [SPOILERS] ahead. Continue reading →