Category Archives: Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones Review: “The Iron Throne”

Game of Thrones has always presented a distorted and phantastic version of European history. The finale’s earliest scenes echo history of recent vintage. The post-battle scenes rival what we’ve seen in the last hundred years, and we even experience a fascist rally.

The second half of the finale feels more like the Renaissance again.

Obligatory: “And now our watch is ended.”

Expect spoilers.

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Game of Thrones: “The Last of the Starks”

The Battle of Winterfell has ended, so it’s time to honour the dead, throw a kegger, throw off clothes, and then travel to King’s Landing (which takes a lot less time lately) to confront Cersei.

We have a discussion this week, rather than a full-fledged review (those will return for the final two), so pull up your Starbuck’s Coffee (being sure to clear it off the set before filming starts), and let’s discuss this transitional episode, in which we say good-bye to some characters who made it through last week just to die last night, follow Jaimie to what may be the final confrontation with his sister, and cheer on the reunited team of Arya and the Hound.

Expect Spoilers.

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Game of Thrones Review– “The Long Night”

Game of Thrones seems determined to keep its title as the darkest show in fantasy. The week’s ep is really dark. No, really, as in, can anyone tell me what’s going on? Who just died? Do we have another light in the house we can turn off? Wait, let me adjust the screen settings a little…

On the plus side, the total cast will be easier to track in the remaining episodes.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 21 April 2019

Another busy week as we rush headlong into the ending of the regular broadcast seasons.  The American Gods give us some Mad Sweeney backstory.  We get a calm evening at Winterfell on Game of Thrones.  In the Decidedly Comprehensive corner, Supergirl reads Dostoevsky’s first great novel, Arrow focuses on Diggle, the Legends send unsolicited emojis, the Flash brings back their winter villains, and Doom Patrol lets Cyborg perform an upgrade.  In Riverdale, the Easter themed little sister is still missing, and on Cloak and Dagger, Tyrone rolls up a new character sheet.  Orville has to deal with the fallout from last week’s temporal shenanigans.  For fans of slightly less genre specific shows, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is scheduled to make a return, and Cobra Kai kicks off season 2 this week, also!

[All synopses (and titles) from or IMDB below the cut, except when there really aren’t any.  (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click More…)]

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 14 April 2019

This week, we return with a new post title with 20% more DC and 100% more dragons!  I didn’t even know Doom Patrol had started, and we are already 10 episodes in, but they will also appear here along side the warring armies of Westeros.  Out homegrown deities explore what happened to one of the more popular in the pantheon, the hammer wielding Donar.  Except for Supergirl, the other Disguised Champions are back on patrol alongside their doomed streaming exclusive friends.   Arrow’s Laurel redemptive arc hits a rocky patch, Mona reads some classic literature, and Flash gives us answers on Nora’s motivations.  The junkies in Riverdale find themselves deeper into the clutches of a cult.  Marvel gives us Cloak fighting his past while Dagger fights a sex trafficking ring.  The Orvile’s description seems like we get our classic time loop episode.  My most biggest anticipation this week however is watching Star Trek: Discovery boldly goes into its season finale.

[All synopses (and titles) from or IMDB below the cut, except when there really aren’t any.  (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click More…)]

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Game of Thrones Returns

The fourth season of Game of Thrones, the HBO’s epic adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s ongoing A Song of Ice and Fire premieres tonight. I had considered reviewing Season Three as a single entity, then decided against it. Meanwhile, here’s an hilarious Honest Trailers look at the show (warning: it contains spoilers, and is not especially SFW):

Below is the place to discus the series, which has generated rave reviews overs its acting and production values, controversy over race, sex, and general rapiness, fandom for George R. R. Martin and Peter Dinklage, and adult-oriented fantasy acceptance with the general public.

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