HBO’s Game of Thrones: The Mountain and the Viper

Initially I was revolted and disheartened by the ending of this week's episode--but after I thought about it, I decided I liked it. (Warning: Spoilers!)

Westworld: Unanswered Questions for Season Two

Westworld's season one finale left some questions unanswered, and raised new ones. What are we still waiting to find out?

HBO’Game of Thrones: Some Surprises in WaPo’s Infographic

The Washington Post's new infographic charts every on-screen death in the HBO series so far. It's a great way to kill your productivity at work, and includes a few surprises.

Game of Thrones: Further Thoughts on “That Scene”

Since I wrote up my thoughts on the most recent episode, a lot more has been written about “that scene,” and I wanted to follow up with a little more.

Game of Thrones: Mother’s Mercy

Read on and you may encounter spoilers from the show, the books, Winds of Winter sample chapters, and fan theories. You have been warned. Okay, for starters: We can all agree that Season Five was...

HBO’s Game of Thrones and the Purple Wedding

Watching Episode 2 of Game of Thrones' Fourth Season left me annoyed that a favorite part of the books had been cut out--until the Internet reassured me that it was all there. I just had to look closer.

HBO’s Game of Thrones: Breaker of Chains

A few terrific scenes, a terribly problematic one, and no dragons. My thoughts on Season Four, Episode Three of HBO's adaptation.

HBO’s Game of Thrones: Oathkeeper

Oathkeeper is an ironic title for an episode that so boldly abandoned the novels, and may have (surprise!) dropped a major spoiler on readers waiting for the next of Martin's novels.

HBO’s Game of Thrones: “House of Black and White” (S5E2)

WARNING: As usual I play fast and loose with spoilers, so if you aren't caught up on the TV series AND books (including the Winds of Winter sample chapters) you may want to sit this one...

HBO’s Game of Thrones: “The Children”

Sunday's episode was 66 minutes of incredible television, and in my view probably the best all-around episode the show has ever done. It also made numerous significant departures from the books, in my view largely for the better--aside from one conspicuous absence.

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