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Game of Thrones S08E06 Review - Dany has Tyrion arrested

Game of Thrones S08E06 Review

Eight years ago the first episode of Game of Thrones aired. I had been anticipating the series for a few weeks then. I had hoped it would be a grand and successful series, but I could never imagine how big it became. During the first season I also had numerous reminders of the TV series ‘Our Friends in the North’ by the BBC from 90s due the very familiar cast. Nonetheless Game of Thrones found solid ground and kept on running but it ran out of breath this season. So how about that final episode? I take it most of...

Game Of Thrones S08E05 The Bells Review

And so we saw the penultimate episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones – The Bells. As is traditional this is usually the bloodiest episode of the season with the last dealing with the consequences. Ooh and bloody it was indeed, the sack of King’s Landing. For that is what it was. The episode has it fair share of deaths: Varys, Euron, Qyburn, Harry from the Golden Company, Jaime and Cersei, Sandor and Gregor Clegane. But what is stranger is the final character development of Jon and Dany – with the latter’s coin finally tumbling to a halt and coming the...

Game of Thrones S08E02 A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms Review - Dany and Jon discuss Lyanna and Rhaegar

Game of Thrones S08E02 A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms Review

The second episode of Game of Thrones season 8 starts off immediately were the previous ended. Ser Jaime is being confronted by Dany and Sansa in the great hall of Winterfell. Dany recalls what she wanted to do to the man who killed her father. It is an odd scene as the Stark’s have had beef with the Targaryen’s. Jaime’s reprieve Jaime does little do defend himself against accusations of both Dany and Sansa. Tyrion ends up in hot water with Dany when Jaime states that Cersei never had any intention to send her army north to help in the...

Game of Thrones S08E01 Winterfell Review - Jaime spots Bran

Game of Thrones S08E01 Winterfell Review

And so the final season Game of Thrones is finally upon is. It has been quite a wait. Especially if you have been with the show since 2011 as I have been. And yet, I feel like I have a good idea what this season is going to be about. I am mostly interested to see what arguments are made by the producers to underpin their choices. But first – a review “Winterfell”, the season premiere. I am not going to mention every plot detail that happened. For that you can either watch the show or read the summary on...

Daenerys walks naked out of the fire. Game Of Thrones S6Ep4 Book of the Stranger Review

Game Of Thrones S6Ep4 Book of the Stranger Review

Game Of Thrones S6Ep4 Book of the Stranger Review Most fans have a very simple classification system for Game Of Thrones. Either an episode sets up the storyline for future episodes or the episode features one those unexpected climaxes only D&D can provide. This week’s episode, “Book of the Stranger”, was both. It had reunions, revelations and changing alliances. The pacing of the sixth season feels a lot faster than what might be expected now that the series has overtaken the books. As a fan of the series I feared that Jon Snow’s resurrection would take most of the season to come...

Arthur Dayne. Game Of Thrones S6Ep3 Oathbreaker Review

Game Of Thrones S6Ep3 Oathbreaker Review!

Game Of Thrones S6Ep3 Oathbreaker Review This week’s episode, Oathbreaker, features several exciting events such as the resurrection of Jon Snow and the duel at the Tower of Joy. Yet, several of the side-plots are distinctly weak. Events at King’s Landing and Meereen are still unfolding slowly. In the meantime there has been no Baelish, Dorne or Eyrie. Read my full review here at SciFiEmpire.net. At the Wall After awakening in the previous episode, Jon Snow startles Davos by returning to live. Jon can’t answer Melisandre about the after-life. He states he can only remember his assassination. Melisandre tries to tell Jon he...

Jon Snow revives. Game of Thrones S6Ep2 Home Review

Game of Thrones S6Ep2 Home Review – Does Jon return?

Game of Thrones S6Ep2 Home Review The second episode season 6 starts off were the premiere ended. Just like the previous episode this one is also controversial. Yet its quality seems more consistent. Beyond the Wall Bran continuous to learn about his magical abilities from the Three-eyed Raven, played by Max von Sydow. He sees visions of Benjen and Ned Stark practicing with swords when they were boy. We get a brief glimpse of a young Lyanna Stark. Bran also discovers that Hodor was called Wylis. Yet, viewers are left wondering just what this ability of Bran will add to the story. So far...

Varys and Tyrion walking through Meereen. Game Of Thrones S6Ep1 The Red Woman Review

Game Of Thrones S6Ep1 The Red Woman Review

Game Of Thrones S6Ep1 The Red Woman Review Finally Game Of Thrones is back for a new season. I am starting to think there was no life before this show aired. The first episode of season 6, The Red Woman, is not show’s best, but when it is good it is very good. Read my overview/reap/review to decide for yourself if you should watch this show. Though you will never convince me you aren’t already. The Wall The episode begins right were it ended. Ser Daavos finds the body of Jon in the courtyard. With a few of Jon’s loyalist he...

Game Of Thrones Season 6 Preview. Arthur Dayne runs through a knight.

Game Of Thrones Season 6 Preview: Who lives and who will go full-frontal?

Game Of Thrones Season 6 Preview The sixth season of Game Of Thrones is almost upon us. The big question is. Where will the show take us now that it has almost overtaken the books? For the time being that question will remain unanswered. One thing is certain, with season 6 the pace of developments will increase. I think even die hard fans have a sense that even Game Of Thrones should in the next three seasons. Season 6 may well be the watershed season its predecessor failed to live up to. Not that season 5 was poor, but it...

Aidain Gillen in Quantum Break

Quantum Break Preview – a Remedy blend of games & live-action

Quantum Break, the new Alan Wake or Max Payne? Xbox One is already 18 months old and so far is at has not managed to win over as many gamers as the PS4. However, the consoles best days may still be ahead. Halo 5 will release in the fall while Remedy Entertainment announced their hotly anticipated game Quantum Break will be released on April 6th 2016. That is still a long wait but at GamesCom in Cologne the studio also announced there will be a Live-Action TV show released to go with the game. Just like the game the live-action show will be...

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister talking to Daenarys. Game of Thrones S5Ep8 Hardhome Review.

Game of Thrones S5Ep8 Hardhome Review

Game of Thrones can be a frustrating show to watch. Most fans already know what is going to happen. They have read the books to G.R.R. Martin’s ongoing series A Song Of Ice And Fire. There are some significant differences between the books and the TV-series. The frustration is made worse because it is not becoming clear at all who will sit on the Iron Throne. So far season 5 has been especially hard hit by circumstance. The deviations from the source material is wearing out some hard-core fans while casual viewers are left wondering what has happened in any previous...

Game of Thrones S5Ep6 ‘Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken’ Preview

Game of Thrones S5Ep6 ‘Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken’ Preview Season 5 of Game Of Thrones hurdles along at a fast pace. Five episodes have already passed and this season has seen drastic changes. That said, for some the storyline feels slow or disjointed. At times I would agree with that sentiment. The transfer of the source material has not been perfect. Keeping Tyrion in the game is an obvious nod at the series fanbase after so many other regulars have been culled. Yet, the culling has only started. Only one can climb the stairs to the Iron Throne. Game Of Thrones is not perfect....

Game of Thrones Season 5 Trailer 2.

Game of Thrones Season 5 Trailer 2 Dany breaks the Wheel

Game of Thrones Season 5 Trailer 2 One more month until the fifth season of Game of Thrones will air. Somehow it feels as if the stakes are getting higher. A sentiment shared by Daenerys Targaryen when she compares the fight for the Iron Throne as being similar to a wheel. Dany’s answer is to break the wheel. This season Game Of Thrones finally catches up to events of book 5. It incorporate material from A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. Yet it is unclear how much of the latter is left for another season should George R. R. Martin not able to finish...

Game Of Thrones Season 5 Preview. Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister

Game Of Thrones Season 5 Preview

On April 12th, in just over two months time, Game Of Thrones will return for its fifth season. The show, along with the novels written by George R.R. Martin, is slowly drawing to its conclusion. Though we still have two more novels to go and at least three more seasons until its finished. I have been looking forward to season 5 with more trepidation than I did with previous seasons. The violence and nudity have for me become less important than the fate of the beloved and sometimes hated characters. Here on SciFiEmpire I pretty much write about anything, it doesn’t...

Game of Thrones Season 4 Finale Review - Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister

Game of Thrones Season 4 Finale Review

In the preview of this seasons Game Of Thrones finale I warned that the sheer number of plot resolutions could harm the experience. Luckily I was dead wrong. The Children (as the episode is called) is a wonderful episode that lays out the future of many characters and sadly also means the end of some favorites. Both Arya and Tyrion have basically turned in Westeros for the eastern continent. Tyrion thus escapes his death sentence while Arya settles her past and begins her future in earnest. After two weddings this episode once again shifts the entire game by bringing those standing in the...

Game of Thrones Season 4 Finale Preview The Children - Arya and the Hound www.scifiempire.net

Game of Thrones Season 4 Finale Preview

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