Tracy and Dude break down the final episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones season 6 in all of its glory. Dude postulates that there were no surprises in season 6, but Tracy disagrees. They cover the neat packaging of myriad storylines into three relatively neat packages, have a moment of mourning for Maergery’s hottness, and discuss whether aunt/nephew incest is creepier than sibling incest. Last but not least, Dude points out that Gilly is Game of Thrones’ cute pet rock. Continue reading
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This review will be discussing plot points which may be considered spoilers. Consider yourselves warned.
So that was… quiet. The Game of Thrones season premiere was not at all what I was expecting, but it gently immersed us fans back into the world of Westeros and the Free Lands.
In case you had forgotten how much you hated Tywin Lannister, I would like to have a moment of silence for Ice, the great sword wielded by Starks time immemorial, that was taken from and used to behead Lord Eddard Stark and has now been melted down into two Valyrian steel swords. I know that Jaime has not yet become a truly good man, but there is a little part of me that is still bitter over Ned’s death, and that part is angry. There is only one place that Tywin Lannister could have gotten enough Valyrian steel for two swords. Jaime would have known that. But at the same time I understand that there was no way for what Tywin had done to be undone.
Not my usual, but nice.
Oberyn Martell… looks nothing like I pictured, but he plays his role so well that I can already feel my imagined Oberyn turning into the TV show Oberyn. He’s very suave. Also, the Dornish love wine and sex. Seriously. Tyrion should really consider moving to Dorne. Continue reading