Thinking Thrones

Thinking Thrones: Beyond the Wall, Briefly

Thinking Thrones: Beyond the Wall, Briefly

For most of its seven season run, the pacing of Game of Thrones has been anything but rushed. Fifteen episodes elapsed between Jon Snow going beyond the Wall with Jeor Mormont in the season one finale and climbing back over it with the wildlings in season three....
Thinking Thrones: The Destroyer of Worlds

Thinking Thrones: The Destroyer of Worlds

“It made the prospect of future war unendurable. It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass; and beyond there is a different country.” -J. Robert Oppenheimer As Daenerys Targaryen’s first set foot on the mainland of Westeros, the would-be queen of the...
Thinking Thrones: Let’s Play Dragon Matchmaker

Thinking Thrones: Let’s Play Dragon Matchmaker

“I named them after my brothers, Viserys and Rheagar. They’re both gone now.” While Cersei’s machinations and Jamie’s military maneuvering tilted the scales in favor of #TeamLannister, those crucial developments got second billing to a meeting six years in the making....
Thinking Thrones: Cutting through the screen

Thinking Thrones: Cutting through the screen

The conclusion of “Stormborn” offered a taste of the impending carnage destined to unfold as Cersei attempts to rebuff Daenerys’ bid for the Iron Throne. Euron laying waste to Yara’s fleet (and the Dornish onboard) was likely just the hors d’oeuvres in terms of...
Thinking Thrones: Humanity in Westeros

Thinking Thrones: Humanity in Westeros

The premiere of Game of Thrones penultimate season was mostly spent arranging the pieces for the endgame bid for the Iron Throne of Westeros. Dany arrives at Dragonstone, Cersei enlists Euron Greyjoy and his Iron Fleet, and Jon Snow attempts to fully unify a North...
Thinking Thrones: Hear me roar

Thinking Thrones: Hear me roar

It’s somewhat difficult to pick just one thing to talk about with regards to last night’s Game of Thrones season six finale given that ALL OF THE THINGS HAPPENED. Two decade old fan theories were finally confirmed, revenge (and Frey Pies) was served cold, old Hands...
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