Tag Archives: A Song of Ice and Fire

Watch This Space

Greetings, readers! I just wanted to write a quick post as a heads-up that my usual Game of Thrones and Doctor Who review posts may be most likely will be delayed this week and next due to travel. This week I’m travelling … Continue reading

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“Chaos is a ladder”: ‘The Climb’ Review

As I’ve said before, I’m a fan of the theory that all of the political maneuvering in A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones can really be boiled down to the rivalry between Varys and Littlefinger. Once again the show … Continue reading

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‘Kissed by Fire’ Review

Writer Bryan Cogman knows his stuff. The title of his episode, “Kissed by Fire,” is the Wildling term which describes Ygritte and other Wildlings with red hair. Given their comparative rarity, this is seen as a sort of blessing and therefore … Continue reading

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‘And Now His Watch Is Ended’ Review

Another week, another excellent installment of Game of Thrones. In “And Now His Watch Is Ended,” the fourth episode of the third season, the themes of justice and revenge are beginning to show themselves in prominence.  Given where the story … Continue reading

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‘Walk of Punishment’ Review

Fair warning: Major, character-arc-defining spoilers ahead. In years to come, if we talk about ‘Walk of Punishment,’ we’re going to talk about two scenes: The Small Council Meeting and the Jaime’s “be-handing.” The former coming early in the episode and the … Continue reading

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‘Dark Words, Dark Wings’ Review

Now we’re getting into the meaty character stuff, which is what great TV drama is all about. Episode two of season 3, “Dark Words, Dark Wings,” followed episode 1 in continuing to reintroduce all of the main characters scattered across … Continue reading

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Gotta Serve Somebody: Review of ‘Valar Dohaeris’

Author’s note: I didn’t intend for both of my reviews this week to be Bob Dylan quotes, it just sort of worked out that way. Funny how that happens. Beware of spoilers (and dragons). Just as a disclaimer, I have … Continue reading

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