Game Of Thrones season 5 episode 9 review: The Dance Of Dragons

Game Of Thrones season 5 episode 9 review: The Dance Of Dragons

5.9 The Dance Of Dragons When you have a show as good as last week’s episode of Game of Thrones, it’s going to be hard to top. I thought Hardhome was flawlessly executed, exciting, well-staged, featured great-looking special effects and did a wonderful job of adding character to a bunch…

Game Of Thrones season 5 episode 10 review: Mother’s Mercy

Game Of Thrones season 5 episode 10 review: Mother’s Mercy

The acting is as impressive as the violence in Game Of Thrones’ eventful season 5 finale. 5.10 Mother’s Mercy Game Of Thrones doesn’t really have event season finales, but the fifth season is the one that’s apparently going to break the mould. Sure, there’s always some cool Daenerys-related tidbit (birthing…

Game Of Thrones season 5 episode 8 review: Hardhome

Game Of Thrones season 5 episode 8 review: Hardhome

Week nine has come early in Game Of Thrones’ fifth season, judging by this blistering and chilling battle episode… 5.8 Hardhome There’s something of a tradition on Game Of Thrones that the ninth episode is the centerpiece of the season, the default finale if you will, with an episode afterward…

Game Of Thrones season 5 episode 7 review: The Gift

Game Of Thrones season 5 episode 7 review: The Gift

A personal vendetta backfires spectacularly against its orchestrator in this week’s slow-building Game Of Thrones… 5.7 The Gift They say that success in life is all about who you know and who you are more than anything else. Very few people in Westeros are self-made men. Bronn was nothing but…

Game Of Thrones season 5 episode 6 review: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

Game Of Thrones season 5 episode 6 review: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

Underneath all the scandal and shock, Game Of Thrones season 5 is an exquisite exercise in pace and planning… 5.6 Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken At certain points in a season, all the careful pacing in the world doesn’t pay off and you get what I like to call a chess match…

Game Of Thrones season 5 episode 5 review: Kill The Boy

Game Of Thrones season 5 episode 5 review: Kill The Boy

Even this far into its lifespan, Game Of Thrones is still brave, bold, gutsy television that has taken the fantasy genre to new audiences… 5.5 Kill The Boy There comes a moment in every episode of Game Of Thrones where I inevitably groan angrily at the television. That’s when the…

Game Of Thrones season 5 episode 4 review: Sons Of The Harpy

Game Of Thrones season 5 episode 4 review: Sons Of The Harpy

All praise goes to the fight scene choreography in this week’s Game Of Thrones, a show where fighting defines character… 5.4 Sons Of The Harpy I am not sure who creates the fight scenes for Game Of Thrones, but they clearly need a raise. From what I’ve been able to…

Game Of Thrones season 5 episode 3 review: High Sparrow

Game Of Thrones season 5 episode 3 review: High Sparrow

Game Of Thrones’ true mastery is in its precise balance of multiple engaging plots and locations, as High Sparrow shows… 5.3 High Sparrow Sometimes it’s difficult to sit down and start writing about Game Of Thrones without immediately launching into praise. So much of what the show has done over…

Game Of Thrones season 5 episode 2 review: The House Of Black And White

Game Of Thrones season 5 episode 2 review: The House Of Black And White

5.2 The House Of Black And White Game Of Thrones is one of the funniest shows on television. It’s strange to say that about a show that revels in violence, that has no problems cutting down its lead characters, its moral centers, its charming rogues, and its love-to-hate villains, but…