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...
"Rolling Stone" released their list of the Top 50 Sci-Fi Movies of the 1970's, and some of the top choices have met controversy--but for the wrong reasons, considering how many of them aren't even science fiction.
One of the most interesting themes of HBO's series through Season Four is how family and legacy play in the lives of the characters, and particularly how Ned Stark's choices continue to impact his surviving family.
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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