SENIORITIS COMES TO WESTEROS

Making the public happy while ending a television series is a no cakewalk, just ask David Chase (The Sopranos), Matt Weiner (Mad Men) and and David Simon (The Wire). The American viewing public is needy, demands things be spelled out for them and prefers their television programs to be wrapped up in neat little bows. In this sense, […]

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THROWING IT ALL AWAY

Well, THAT happened. It seems that after 70 episodes of Game of Thrones, show runners David Benioff and DB Weiss have decided that character arcs are not important. The same goes for logic. Pacing can probably go to hell too. Tropes are cool though. Let’s start with the most glaringly awful development in the 80 minutes that […]

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Gender and Class in Westeros

Season 8 Episode 4 is in the books (well, not literally) and even though the Night King has been vanquished, gender and class still play a role in Game of Thrones. GoT has always been about class struggle and if prolific author Charles Dickens, whose works almost always centered around class, was born when Star Trek was on […]

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What’s Past is Prologue

The most interesting and substantial conflict in Game of Thrones is over. That’s right, the Night King is no more and the army of the dead has been defeated. We all assumed this day would happen and now that it has, the most interesting part of the story is over. With wrapping up the central […]

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