‘The Winds of Winter’ cannot top ‘the Battle of the Bastards’, I thought. How mistaken I was… Continue reading Fire and Blood. Season 6 Finale.
The latest episode of The Game of Thrones was excellent. But it was not excellent simply because it was bloodthirsty, as The Guardian suggests. It was excellent because it was finally balanced. Instead of skipping around the many plots and intrigues of Westeros it presented us with two balanced character groups : Daenerys Stormborn on the one hand and the Starks on the other. The … Continue reading The Battle of the Bastards. The Genius of Simplicity.
The Blackfish I am not going to discuss the Arya story right now. If you are anything like myself you have probably read more than enough of Arya analysis pieces over the past week. I will focus on the plot developments at Riverrun. On the whole, I was slightly disappointed by the TV series depiction of those scenes. Although Jaime Lannister’s conversation with Edmure Tully … Continue reading The Blackfish. GOT S6.E. 8 Riverrun
I am not going to talk too much about Lyanna Mormont. She is quite simply ace. She also seems to take after quite a few of the qualities of Wylla Manderly from A Dance With Dragons. She is young, outspoken and appears to have an ability to communicate with Sir Davos. She is also loyal to the Starks. I now strongly suspect Wylla Manderly will … Continue reading Game of Thrones: Never too late for the girls
Having spent my Master’s in Cambridge writing a dissertation about Austen and Laurence Sterne, I was looking forward with particular delight to reviewing the film adaptation Love and Friendship. I am glad not to be disappointed. First of all, however, let me give honour where it’s due. I cannot for the life of me understand why the film is entitled ‘Love and Friendship’, when it … Continue reading Love and Friendship (Lady Susan)
I thought I had stopped doing reviews of Game of Thrones episodes this season, but I was jerked out of my lethargy by the validation of my secret Benjen Stark/ Coldhands theory, which I wrote about in The Red Woman and a theory about Jon Snow Coldhands and Benjen Stark are the same person in the TV series. What happens in the books remains to … Continue reading Blood of My Blood. Benjen Returns.