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“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

Headey, Dormer join “Because I Am A Girl” campaign

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Game Of Thrones stars Leda Headey and Natalie Dormer have joined global children’s charity PlanUK in their “Because I Am A Girl” campaign to stop violence against young girls. According to PlanUK: Face Up is part of the Because I Am … Continue reading

Jeers from Croatia

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Yesterday we saw the royal litters around King’s Landing, and noted that this was the first time Season 2 that it looked like the lords and ladies of the capital were going to be around town. With the war over, … 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

Charles Dance discusses return to Game Of Thrones Season 5…wait, what?

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When we last saw Lord Tywin Lannister, he was not, shall we say, in a condition that seemed conducive to further appearances on Game Of Thrones. Yet today, MTV, interviewing the actor on the Dracula Untold junket, asked the seemingly innocuous question, “Are … 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 Small Council: Which character improved most from book to screen?

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Welcome to a new weekly feature, The Small Council, where the staff and contributors of Winter Is Coming discuss and debate questions the most pressing questions of Game Of Thrones and the Seven Kingdoms. This week, we’re asking Which character do you think … 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

Conflicting Reports on Cersei’s Walk: Croatia Does About Face

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There’s reports out this afternoon that the Croatian Film Commission has done an about face on Cersei’s walk. Faced with the sudden bad press that they and the Church of St Nicholas were denying the show the ability to film a pivotal … Continue reading

Season 5 nudity shooting snag resolved

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Entertainment Weekly’s James Hibberd (warning: spoilers) is reporting that an essential fifth-season scene involving public nudity has had its filming issues resolved. The problems, according to earlier reports (warning: spoilers, TMZ), was that local church policies against “public displays of sexuality” in … 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



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