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Why “The Children” is the best episode of Season 4

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by Yi Li As Game of Thrones nears the end of published book material, it’s fitting that “The Children” is all about the future. It’s the end of the line for Tywin Lannister, a patriarch of the old order if … Continue reading

Why “The Watchers on the Wall” is the best episode of Season 4

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I’m impressed with Benioff and Weiss’ sure-handed ability to juggle—let me get technical with the terminology here for a moment—a crapton of storylines. I may whine about the relative lack of Stannis from time to time, but in my heart … Continue reading

Why “The Mountain and the Viper” is the best episode of Season 4

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The underlying theme of “The Mountain and the Viper” is vulnerability. Everyone who gets a spotlight in this episode has a tear in the armor made from their own flaws. Far from being weakness, however, vulnerability proves that one of … Continue reading

Why “Mockingbird” is the best episode of Season 4

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One of the more impressive choices that Game of Thrones has made as a production is to preserve the round robin point-of-view chapter format in the show. It’s not easy to juggle double digit storylines in a show that only gets … Continue reading

Why “The Laws of Gods and Men” is the best episode of Season 4

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What makes Game of Thrones great? There are many symbolic reasons that get cited: swordfights, sexuality, battles, dragons, and huge scenes. For me, those things help, but they’re not where the greatness comes from. In order to have a foundation … Continue reading

Why “The Lion and the Rose” is the best episode of Season 4

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By now, we’ve become accustomed to a certain predictability when it comes to each season of Game of Thrones. The first episode of a new season is usually less intense, a catch-up of where we left off and setting-up of … Continue reading

Why “Two Swords” is the best episode of Season 4

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“Two Swords” opens with “The Rains of Castamere”. It opens with Tywin Lannister melting down Ice, the blade of House Stark. The first time you see his face, the camera is low, staring up at the Lannister patriarch. It is … Continue reading

WiCnet Awards: Best Episode of Season 4

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Happy holidays, readers! We’re ending the year on the biggest category of them all: What was the best episode of Game of Thrones from 2014? As our staff was going through the episodes, we noticed that strong arguments could be made for … Continue reading

WiCNet Awards: And the winner of Best Actor in Season 4 is…

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…Aidan Gillen as Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish! This is Gillen’s second WiCNet Award for this season, as he previously won for Best Performance as a Politician. Gillen joins Alfie Allen and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in winning the award. Congrats Aidan! I wrote … Continue reading

The Small Council: Who’s your pick for Best Actor in Season 4?

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It’s the penultimate category of the 2014 WiCnet Awards! This week, we’re making our picks for Best Actor. Ani Bundel: The caliber of its cast is one of Game of Thrones’ greatest strengths. There’s been more than one casting choice where I … Continue reading

Game of Thrones year-end list roundup: highs and lows

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December means list season! All across the web, publications are putting together their Best TV of 2014 lists, and Game of Thrones, is a regular onmany of them, as it has been since it started airing. Let’s take a look at some … Continue reading

Game of Thrones lands single Golden Globe nomination

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The nominations just keep on coming, as the Golden Globes announced their finalists today. Game of Thrones landed its first nomination in a few years for Best TV Drama, where it’ll be competing against Downton Abbey, House of Cards, The Good Wife, and The … Continue reading

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