Game of Thrones Review: The Dragon and the Wolf

Questions. A lot of questions have surrounded Game of Thrones since the extremely ambitious project was first announced in 11 years ago. How are they gonna adapt such an epic fantasy series? How expensive will it be? Who is gonna play whom? There was endless speculation from the get go. And if there were a lot of questions even before the first episode aired that … Continue reading Game of Thrones Review: The Dragon and the Wolf

Game of Thrones Review: Beyond the Wall

A lot has been said about the final two seasons of Game of Thrones. Comprising a total of just 13 episodes instead of what would normally have been 20, gave birth to a wave of disappointment. Out of that disappointment came the (false) hope that the remaining episodes would be much longer. Maybe even feature length. While that was a wonderful thought, 13 “movies” to … Continue reading Game of Thrones Review: Beyond the Wall

Game of Thrones Review: Eastwatch

From the very beginning the showrunners have made the world of Game of Thrones feel small. Much smaller than in the books. George R.R. Martin has always said that Westeros was roughly the equivalent of South America when it came to size. Because of this news travels extremely slow when it comes to A Song of Ice and Fire and major events sometimes never even … Continue reading Game of Thrones Review: Eastwatch

Game of Thrones Review: The Spoils of War

Book readers have had to wait 21 years for Dany to finally arrive back in Westeros. As George R.R. Martin takes long and longer to finish the books, everyone has had to settle for the on screen version of the young Targaryen to finally put her armies, her many titles and her dragons where her mouth is. It’s been a long time coming and I … Continue reading Game of Thrones Review: The Spoils of War

Game of Thrones Review: The Queen’s Justice

Expectation is a tricky thing and it often leads to great disappointment. When it comes to book adaptations, expectations are inevitable as are the resulting disappointments. For avid readers of A Song of Ice and Fire, one of the things we were looking forward to for this season of Game of Thrones is finally seeing Casterly Rock and Highgarden. In the books we have never … Continue reading Game of Thrones Review: The Queen’s Justice

Game of Thrones Review: Stormborn

George R. R. Martin is very much an intuitive writer. He let’s the story develop while writing and he is also a perfectionist. This has famously caused him to write himself in a corner and he has been struggling ever since to untie that Mereenese knot. When David and Dan said they were ready to depict Dorne and give us the Sand Snakes like everyone … Continue reading Game of Thrones Review: Stormborn

Game of Thrones Review: Dragonstone

The wait is over. After 385 days of mental torture the HBO powerhouse has returned and the great game has finally continued. As with every off season of Game of Thrones there were all kinds of leaks. This off season there were more than ever. Unfortunately I wasn’t strong enough to ignore them. The showrunners are claiming that they have shot hours of fake footage … Continue reading Game of Thrones Review: Dragonstone