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“Fire and Blood”: WiC Remembers Season 1, episode 10

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One of the unsurprising themes to emerge over the course of these reviews is the disruption of viewer expectations. This is obvious with Ned’s death, as most shows don’t kill their heroes so abruptly. But I think even that doesn’t … Continue reading

“Baelor”: WiC Remembers Season 1, episode 9

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In the end, Ned Stark looks confused. Why wouldn’t he? Everyone around him, save Joffrey and Ilyn Payne, is confused. Sansa is screaming. Cersei is desperately raving at her son. Varys dashes across the platform to plead Ned’s case. And … Continue reading

“The Pointy End”: WiC Remembers Season 1, episode 8

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Through most of these reviews I’ve discussed the adaptation issues between book to screen, but that isn’t the only external expectation that Game Of Thrones was saddled with. The show was also airing on HBO, which creates its own expectation. … Continue reading

“You Win Or You Die”: WiC Remembers Season 1, episode 7

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“You Win Or You Die” is a monumental episode of Game Of Thrones, perhaps the defining hour of the show until “Blackwater” if not the Red Wedding. There are several story reasons for this: Drogo’s speech, Ned’s confrontation with Cersei, … Continue reading

“A Golden Crown”: WiC Remembers Season 1, episode 6

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“You’re talking about war.” “I’m talking about justice.” Theon Greyjoy and Robb Stark sit and talk about what Robb should do after Ned was attacked and Jory killed last episode. Theon is rash, Robb, careful. But Robb seems at least … Continue reading

Review: New Game Of Thrones beer Valar Morghulis

By Rowan Kaiser on

Starting tomorrow, Brewery Ommegang and HBO are selling their newest Game Of Thrones-inspired beer, Valar Morghulis. In a previous release, they’ve described it as: “A Belgian-style Dubbel was chosen to capture the sweetness of revenge as well as the dangerous consequences that … Continue reading

“The Wolf And The Lion”: WiC Remembers Season 1, episode 5

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Here, five episodes in, Game Of Thrones becomes Game Of Thrones, dammit. With both fast-paced action and slow, meandering conversations, “The Wolf And The Lion” announces to both fantasy fans and television viewers that this is not the sort of … Continue reading

“Cripples, Bastards, And Broken Things”: WiC Remembers Season 1, episode 4,

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The specter of history overshadows everything in “Cripples, Bastards, And Broken Things”, an episode whose direct engagement with the recent past of the Seven Kingdoms was probably necessary, although maybe not entirely welcome. After all, the core problem for most … Continue reading

“Lord Snow”: WiC Remembers Season 1, episode 3

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“Just so!” “Lord Snow” suffers from many of the same problems of the other early episodes of Game Of Thrones, where trying to produce an authentic adaptation of the novels and a coherent television show often clash. But you can … Continue reading

“The Kingsroad”: WiC Remembers Season 1, episode 2

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“The Kingsroad” has three interconnected themes running through it, making it arguably the most fascinating and pleasantly difficult episode of the early run of Game Of Thrones for experts, although it wasn’t for many of the newbies I knew watching … Continue reading

“Winter Is Coming”: WiC Remembers, Season 1, episode 1

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There may be better pilots than “Winter Is Coming.” But there aren’t many that succeed with such a high degree of difficulty. It ain’t a perfect pilot, but it could have been much, much worse. “Winter Is Coming” has three … Continue reading

Reddit Review: The Saddest Red Wedding Reaction, a new Batman and Robin, and more

By Thoros on

Welcome back Reddit and Non-Reddit lovers. This week we have an action packed post for you! Featuring a lot more fan art, montage videos, an extremely sad Red Wedding reaction video, and of course, cake. Jump below the break for … Continue reading



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