Tag: Jon Snow

Watch the Throne: Game Of Thrones – “The Winds Of Winter” (Season 6 Episode 10)

Film & TV, Latest Reviews, Watch The Throne July 25, 2016

Originally published on Post-Modern Sleaze and still available in full (14/07/16).

“Wow!” is the first this that sprang to mind after watching the final episode of season 6. The second was “It was perfect.” It was paid into fan speculation and theory, surprised us and even underwhelmed us. The narratives of all the main players in this series were rounded up neatly (in this super-long episode!) as we feel the chill of the winds of winter.

We open at Kingslanding, and everyone is tense on the morning of the trials of Cersei and Loras Tyrell. Remember, previously, that King Tommen had abolished the right to a trial-by-combat under the instruction of the High Sparrow. This is a trial by the Gods, and we all know how fair that is. Loras (Finn Jones) goes first, overlooked by a court packed with people including Kevan Lannister, his father – Mace Tyrell – and his sister, Margaery (Natalie Dormer). He doesn’t hold out for long, confessing to sins such as homosexuality and laying with traitor Renly Baratheon. He swears to serve the Seven, denouncing his titles and right to sire children, a fact the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce) is quick to solidify by having the Seven Pointed Star carved into his forehead.

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Watch The Throne: Game Of Thrones – “Battle Of The Bastards” (Season 6 Episode 9)

Film & TV, Latest Reviews, Watch The Throne June 27, 2016

Originally published and still available on Post-Modern Sleaze (21/06/16).

BRR! BRR! You know the drill: spoiler time once again, and a couple of biggies this episode. Some bigger than Drogon.

Going against this season’s tradition of starting every episode up t’North, we find ourselves in Meereen which, at the end of the last episode, was being firebombed by the Master’s fleet of ships. Understandably, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) is not impressed; sure it’s been a while since she was spirited away, but it was barely any time in the grand scheme of things. It even served her well, as she acquired an army of Dothraki (read: every tribe) in the process. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) actually looks sheepish as he answers to his queen on the how’s and why’s of the city being bombarded. Together with Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) and Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel), the pair state their claims: that the Masters broke their agreement with Tyrion and, in attacking Meereen, they are being treacherous. Daenerys frees Rhaegal and Viserion from their prison – the pair are noticeably smaller than Drogon – and together the three destroy the Master’s army (all, somehow, without burning their fleet of ships. Convenient, right?).

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Watch The Throne: Game Of Thrones – “The Broken Man” (Season 6 Episode 7)

Film & TV, Latest Reviews, Watch The Throne June 27, 2016

Originally published and still available on Post-Modern Sleaze (10/06/16).

Spoiler spoiler everywhere, be wise or you’ll be in for a scare!

What’s that coming over the hill, chop-chop-chopping wood as he goes? It’s not… can it be… The Hound!? It’s a bold first shot for this week’s episode (can you believe that we’re on week seven already!? Where is the time going?), but depending on how much of a social media denizen you are, you may or may not have already seen some compromising theories pertaining to such over the peat week or two. I’ll link the Cleganebowl theory HERE should you be as much of a speculative and nosy and self-spoiling obsessive as I.

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Watch The Throne: Game Of Thrones – ‘Blood Of My Blood’ (Season 6 Episode 6)

Film & TV, Latest Reviews, Watch The Throne June 7, 2016

Originally published and still available on Post-Modern Sleaze (06/06/16).

Spoilers if you are lagging behind: beware. Or if you’ve given up on a spoiler-free existence, come right on through!

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Watch The Throne: Game Of Thrones – “The Door” (Season 6 Episode 5)

Film & TV, Latest Reviews, Watch The Throne May 26, 2016

Originally published on Post-Modern Sleaze (26/05/16).

OK, so, you know when you usually get told that this review is ‘MAJOR SPOILER’? Well this one is M.A.J.O.R  S.P.O.I.L.E.R! Please take heed and watch episode 6 before reading this; any damage done here is irreparable.

As so above. If you were situated on the wrong side of the Atlantic come Monday morning, then the Internet was a dangerous place to be, especially social media, and especially Twitter. There’s only so many times you can see the hashtag #HoldTheDoor before you clutch your face, delete your apps and put your phone on aeroplane mode, but alas, this is what we are dealing with here. It’s one of those ones.

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Watch The Throne: Game Of Thrones – “Book Of The Stranger” (Season 6 Episode 4)

Film & TV, Latest Reviews, Watch The Throne May 26, 2016

Originally published on Post-Modern Sleaze (17/05/16).

As is always, MAJOR SPOILER! If you’ve yet to watch, take heed; it’s a goodun (you’ll need a cuppa after this one).

After years of misfortune and misery, it seems dear Sansa (Sophie Turner) is on a stroke of luck. After escaping Ramsay Bolton’s clutches by jumping from Winterfell with Theon/Reek and being found by Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) and Pod, she has now been delivered (finally) to one of the remaining members of her family after 239751 false starts. Seeing Sansa and Jon set eyes on each other for the first time since Season 1 Episode 2 (yes, really) is surprisingly emotional; she’s all grown up whilst he is dead-undead. If the laws of nature were paramount, then their reunion would never have happened and we would have false-start-part-239752 on our hands – but alas, thankfully, they are not, and deservedly so; that poor girls needs a break.

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Watch The Throne: Game Of Thrones – “Oathbreaker” (Season 6 Episode 3)

Film & TV, Latest Reviews, Watch The Throne May 10, 2016

MAJOR SPOILER. Watch it before you read it, etc, etc.

After the rip-roaring, mass murdering (like, more than usual) affair that was last week’s episode it is only fair that we have a bit of a break to recover, so thank you, Beinhoff, Weiss and co., for giving us the comparatively lull-some “Oathbreaker”, and letting us gather our wits to speculate wherever this is going next.

Not to say that nothing happened, of course it did, and as any viewer knows by now, when there is a slowing down of action it is normally putting all of the pieces into place to boggle our brains thereafter. Episode 3 was packed full of important information, so let us begin the breakdown.

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Watch The Throne: Game Of Thrones – “The Red Woman” (Season 6 Episode 1)

Blog Posts, Film & TV, Latest Reviews, Watch The Throne April 26, 2016

MAJOR SPOILER: HEED THE WARNINGS

It’s been a whole nine months (give or take) and after burning speculation and arduous anticipation, Game Of Thrones is back on our screens. And not a moment too soon; there’s only so long Kit Harington can pretend that his continued curly tangle is a lifestyle choice and not a contractual one, but thanks to an interview from back in March we know that Jon Snow will definitely return in Season 6… as a corpse.

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Watch The Throne: Game Of Thrones – “Burning Man” (Season 5 Episode 1)

Blog Posts, Film & TV, Latest Reviews, Watch The Throne February 13, 2016

Originally published in April 2015 on my former blog (now Kayleigh Watson Illustration) and still available to read in full

In the past three years, the annual return of Game Of Thrones has become somewhat of an institutionalised event, if ever the hype had died down at all. Marketing campaigns are beginning ever earlier and are becoming more grand – if you were not getting Twitter DM’s from the Three Eyed Crow, then “Hello!”, where the hell were you? It didn’t get more impressive than the social media hype of ‘Catch Drogon’, a game whereby the collective followers of Game Of Thrones TwitterInstagram and Facebook accounts were invited to catch Daenerys’ biggest (and missing) beast. Luring Drogon – via photos, posts and GIFs and the power of the #hashtag – and re-tweeting or commenting before GIF Drogon “flew off” resulted in the lucky addict winning GoT prizes; whoever came up with this marketing campaign must’ve got a big fat HBO-sized bonus, no doubt.

 

Or my personal fave…

 

Such grand nature fully epitomises how the show has exploded in the five years since its première; it is a bonafide cash cow, but one that fully manages to back up its hype by growing better with each season.

Now, I’m not one for spoilers, but I think its apt to presume that – if you’re reading this – then you were one of the horde that have already benchmarked your place on the sofa and hummed the theme as the title sequence commenced. Or alternately torrented the 4+ episodes that leaked over the weekend. This is Christmas. If you are the type that likes to read summaries prior to watching however, you are dicing with death. You’ve been warned.

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