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Boy Broken – Season 5 Re-watch

See the original article and its discussion here: https://towerofthehand.com/blog/2019/03/22-boy-broken-s5e5/index.html Kill the Boy Season 5, Episode 5 We open on a candle next to Grey Worm on a bed and Missandei. Ugh. She’s crying. Then to the body of Ser Barristan. Dany is looking over him, with hundreds of candles. The little people and the queen. […]

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Kissed Climb – Season 3 Re-watch

See the original article and its discussion here: https://towerofthehand.com/blog/2019/02/15-kissed-climb-s3e5/index.html Women in Power “Kissed by Fire” begins with Thoros of Myr evoking the Lord of Light. He is the primary focus of the camera and you can see how his faith has warped him. He looks kind of sinister. And then… Shoom! Flaming sword Dondarrion! This […]

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You Win, The Pointy End- Season 1 Re- Watch

This article was orginally posted on the ToweroftheHand as part of their Series Re-Watch. The other Season 1 analyses can be found on the website. The Point of No Return What a rollercoaster it’s been! After the first season of Game of Thrones, I had to run to the nearest book store and buy the […]

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Summer and Shaggydog May Never Die

Those who know me know the seething rage I have at times with Game of Thrones. It’s not that I dislike the show (well Seasons 2 through 5 can go in the garbage), it’s that I know it could be so much better than mere “entertainment.” The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. […]

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Loathed Characters #24 Stannis Baratheon

In many great stories there is a character that fans will go to war over. Someone about whom everyone has an opinion. A character that rends the fan base in two, creating new battle lines where they’ve never existed before. Fans typically aligned with their favorite houses: Stark, Targaryen, Baratheon, Lannister, etc. But over the […]