Coming into the third season of Game of Thrones - and knowing the sheer girth of A Storm of Swords, a book that currently sits unread on my bookshelf – I wondered how the show would inevitably handle a cast of characters and story lines that refuse to stop growing in both amount and complexity. A few episodes …
After two episodes of big emotional payoffs and plot movement, things slow back down to a crawl in ‘The Bear and the Maiden Fair’, an exquisitely shot episode (shout out to director Michelle MacLaren, who also directs next week’s ‘Second Sons’) without a whole lot going on.
In one of the more thematically obvious titles in recent memory, ‘The Climb’ saw a lot of characters … well, climbing, be it literally (Jon Snow) or figuratively (just about everybody else in the world, as explained in the final scene by Littlefinger).
If you couldn’t tell things were staring to heat up in ‘Kissed By Fire’, episode director Alex Graves has got you covered: every scene incorporates flames into its visuals in some way, whether it’s just in the background, or explicitly involved in the events unfolding, as it is in the opening scene.
In last week’s review, I talked about the lack of movement while a whirlwind of plot lines were being set up.
Now that everything (for the most part) has been set up for the events of this season, ‘Walk of Punishment’ can finally start to take a few steps forward – except it really doesn’t, spending some more time discussing things, warning of winter, and alluding to many of the things that follow.
Like the season premiere, ‘Dark Wings, Dark Words’ is a lot more allusion than action (though we get our first sword fight of the season near the conclusion of the episode), setting up the various mystical and political stories for the eight episodes to follow.
Last night, I sat down with Kate Kulzick and Ricky D of Sound on Sight to talk about the Game of Thrones season 3 premiere ’Valar Dohaeris’ on their weekly podcast dedicated to the show. Join us as we share our thoughts on the season premiere, while Kate tries not to give away any spoilers for …
Game of Thrones is back… but predictably, not much is happening in our first look at Westeros this year.
Game of Thrones is only a month away – and as if on cue, HBO has released the first official trailer for season three.