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Quick Pitch: HBO should do Harry Potter series after Game of Thrones

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I’ve already got the promo art ready!

Hi HBO!

I know you guys are busy dominating the TV short season with Game of Thrones (although The Walking Dead franchise clearly has its eyes on the crown), but I’ve got a pitch for ya.  Once the race to win the Iron Throne is over, it’s only logical that you find another big project to turn into your next must see series (forgive me if I don’t think Ballers is going to make your subscriber rates jump) and it really ought to be Harry Potter.  Check this out:  Read the rest of this entry

5 Reasons Jon Snow will return in Game of Thrones Season 6

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The Death of Jon Snow on Game of Thrones’ Season 5 finale “Mother’s Mercy” has touched off memorials, angry hash tags and fan theories on how he could return to the show.  I don’t necessarily want or need him to come back, but the path to Jon Snow’s resurrection is clear  and foreshadowed throughout the show.  Read the rest of this entry

5 Things We Learned From Season 5 of Game of Thrones that tell us who will die in Season 6 (and other thoughts)

Like the show itself, my reactions to Season 5 and predictions for Season 6 are something of a mess.  Game of Thrones has used the last 10 episodes to set the stage of its darkest hour, but it has also inadvertently made some audience members swear off the show following the rape of Sansa Stark and the burning alive of little Shireen Baratheon.  Still, the show moves forward, so here are 5 Things We Learned From Season 5 of Game of Thrones that tell us who will die in Season 6 as well as some other thoughts.  Read the rest of this entry

Thoughts on rape and objectification in Game of Thrones

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The characters of Sansa Stark and Cersei Lannister have both been raped on Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones takes place in a fantasy preindustrial world filled with politics, human relationships, smoke monsters, dragons, giants, ice zombies and who the hell knows what else.  The show is so popular because we recognize something of ourselves in the stories they tell, but from day one, I couldn’t help but question the manner in which they tell those stories (I started a ‘boobs‘ tag which I loosely kept up for the first two seasons).  I don’t profess to be a GoT expert (and I certainly haven’t read the books), but now, I must take a closer look at both rape and the objectification of women in the land of Westeros and beyond.  Read the rest of this entry

ANOTHER Game of Thrones Season 5 prediction

We’re three episodes deep in Game of Thrones Season 5 and I’ve kinda changed my whole take on the show and what’s important, where it’s going, etc.  If I’m right, House Stark matters more than I realized.

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Thoughts on Game of Thrones s 5, ep 1: The Wars to Come

“Game on!”

Game of Thrones is back with another exposition filled episode to kick everything off for season 5.  Read the rest of this entry

Game of Thrones Season 5 predictions

Winter is coming!

Or rather, Game of Thrones Season 5 predictions.  Join me!

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“Winter is coming.”

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I may have Game of Thrones on the brain. Hard to tell…  I am glad that they stopped reminding us of every house’s motto in each episode.

Anyway, here’s some roses dying off for the winter until they reprise, phoenix like, in spring.

Game of Thrones beer from Ommegang Brewery tastes, you know, fine

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Ommegang is my favorite brewery and I’ve become a fan of Game of Thrones over the last few months, but I don’t have much to say about the union of these two franchises. Read the rest of this entry

Thoughts on Game of Thrones, episode 9, season 2

Episode 9 is described as the penultimate episode of season 2 and "Blackwater" certainly lives up to that billing. This is probably the biggest episode of Game of Thrones up to this point – all the potential, finally realized. It’s glorious! Read the rest of this entry

Thoughts on Game of Thrones, episode 8, season 2

I feel that I should, at least in part, rap a sentiment portrayed by Game of Thrones, Season 2, Episode 8. Lay down a beat, yo.

Ahem:

His name is Theon and he’s here to say, he likes being Prince of Winterfell in a major way!

For some reason, I feel that this sort of archaic rapping suits Theon perfectly. Read the rest of this entry

Thoughts on Game of Thrones, episode 7, season 2

Some dude’s @ss crack? And sort of in service to the plot? The nudity on Game of Thrones has taken a back seat to the plot, and it’s great!

I think my overall impression of season 1 was that it was fine… you know, just – fine. When season 2 started up, I was annoyed to find I was being served up a much more complicated version of season 1… but then, shiz got real. Read the rest of this entry

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