Tag Archives: Grimdark

Game of Thrones Finale Recap

Nine years, eight seasons, and 73 episodes later, we have come to the end of a grand journey.  If nothing else, there has never been another epic fantasy TV show like Game of Thrones.  I will always be thankful for … Continue reading

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Revisiting George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire: A Dance with Dragons

With HBO’s adaptation of Martin’s epic fantasy series almost finished, even if the series itself certainly isn’t, I will be revisiting my original reviews from 2011 of the five books in the series completed by Martin.  I have already posted … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Recap: Season 8, Episode 5

After an episode that was much-maligned, including by me, can the writers of Game of Thrones get the magic back in the series’ penultimate episode?  The episode also promises our last big battle in a series that has given us … Continue reading

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Revisiting George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire: A Feast for Crows

With HBO’s adaptation of Martin’s epic fantasy series almost finished, even if the series itself certainly isn’t, I will be revisiting my original reviews from 2011 of the five books in the series completed by Martin.  I have already posted … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Recap: Season 8, Episode 4

Wow.  The show writers dealt us a serious twist in episode three.  It necessarily marks a significant split between the first half of the finale season and the second half.  We knew what to expect in the first half.  Now … Continue reading

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Revisiting George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire: A Storm of Swords

With HBO’s adaptation of Martin’s epic fantasy series almost finished, even if the series itself certainly isn’t, I will be revisiting my original reviews from 2011 of the five books in the series completed by Martin.  You can find my … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Recap: Season 8, Episode 3

This really feels like the culmination of the entire series.  “The Long Night” gives us  dragons, ice zombies, and Starks in Winterfell—what more could we ask for?  I have a sinking suspicion going in that this is it for the … Continue reading

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