Game of Thrones – ‘The Ghost of Harrenhal’ Review

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Now we are starting to get the ball rolling, last weeks episode kicked this season up a notch and this episode has done the same, beefing up the other characters who didn’t get done last week like Jon Snow and Daenarys.

Just as I thought would happen, this weeks episode picks up where last weeks leaves off, with Catelyn Stark coming to terms with Renly Baratheon about an alliance with Robb Stark, however this doesn’t last long, for just as they are coming to terms, the shadow demon that was birthed at the end of the last episode completes its mission, killing Renly, it was a well done scene, with good special effects, however I thought they should have stuck to the book and had Ser Loras attack Brienne because he thought she killed Renly, rather than two random guards.

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Game Of Thrones – Garden of Bones Review

Now that is what I am talking about. This episode of Game of Thrones was great, I like the additions the show runners are adding to the show that weren’t really in the books or merely touched upon in the books.

NOTE: Full episode spoilers inside.

I found myself with a disgusted look on my face pretty much every time Joffrey was on-screen, he just keeps on getting worse and worse and Jack Gleeson is doing a great job of making Joffrey a character that is very easy to hate. He starts off by having Sansa beaten in the middle of the throne room, only to be saved by Tyrion. He then has a pair of prostitutes who Tyrion hires to try to make him soften a bit, beat eachother into a bloody mess with his belt and scepter whilst at Arrow-point. God knows where the creators will go next with Joffrey, I’m not sure he can get much worse.

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George R.R. Martin Dishes Info on Game of Thrones Season 3

After the announcement that Game of Thrones will indeed be back for a 3rd season, the series author George R.R. Martin has updated his blog about the renewal.

Martin states that “Like the first two seasons, it will be ten episodes long.  This one will cover (roughly) the first half or thereabouts of A STORM OF SWORDS, the third novel in the series. I’ll be writing the seventh episode, with the working title “Autumn Storms.”

So there you have it, from the man himself, the season will cover the first half or so of A Storm of Swords, this would most likely be the first book if you own the 2 part version of A Storm of Swords, so readers will know what to expect. It’s also exciting that Martin will once again scribe an episode this season as he did for Seasons 1 & 2.

Game of Thrones Renewed for Season 3

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File this under not a surprise, on the back of a great premiere and viewer numbers, as well as a level of hype that was through the roof, HBO has announced that the show has been officially renewed.

Depending on what happens in this season and the changes made to the continuity of the book, season 3 should deal with the book A Storm of Swords, widely held as the best book in the series. Even if some of the events of A Storm of Swords have been moved up into season 2 of the show, season 3 should still deal with the majority of the book, meaning it should be a great season!

Game of Thrones – The Night Lands Review

Thank god for HBO Go is all I can say, after our first taste of Game of Thrones season 2 last night, we have episode 2 already.

‘The Night Lands’ is a much smoother flowing episode than “The North Remembers”, focusing on a smaller group of characters and not jumping around as much as there is no need to introduce all the new player in the Game of Thrones this episode.

We kick off this episode on the Kingsroad with Arya as she and we are first introduced to Jaqan H’Ghar, one of the 3 prisoners locked up in Yoren’s cart. I won’t spoil his identity or role in the story for those who haven’t read the book but it is good to finally see the man who will be very important in Arya’s life in the future. We also see a pair of Gold Cloaks arrive at the camp searching for Gendry, however they are sent packing by some quick thinking on Yoren’s part.

Peter Dinklage is once again great as Tyrion in this episode, his back and fourth with Varys is a nice touch, as he warns him that he is not Ned Stark and knows how to play the game. As we move to a small council meeting, Cersei once again shows her simplemindedness as she disregards a request from the Night’s Watch for more men, despite Tyrion’s claim that Mormont is no liar.

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Game of Thrones Season 2 Premiere – The North Remembers Review

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It is so good to have Game of Thrones back, it’s been a long wait.

The opening episode is a slow one, introducing the new players in the War of the Five Kings, as well as re-introducing our favourites from season 1.

The episode begins with The Hound beating down some no name knight during the games on Joffrey’s name day. After the knight is brutally smashed over the head by the hound and thrown over the balcony to his death below, the story introduces Sir Dontos. Sir Dontos plays a major part in the story of Sansa and he is introduced here as a fat, drunk. Before he can be put to death by Joffrey for being drunk on his name day, Sansa stops Joffrey and suggest Dontos becomes his new fool, a humiliation, something that Joffrey loves to do.

It is here that we get to see Tyrion return to King’s Landing. Tyrion shows some compassion for Sansa, seeing straight through her programmed lies of love and loyalty to Joffrey. Once he is done baiting his nephew to anger, he moves to the Small Council meeting with the news he has been named the Hand of the King by his father in his stead. As you might imagine Cersei is not happy about this and quickly put Tyrion in his place in regards to his role as Hand.

Back in the North it would seem that Bran is having his first dreams about inhabiting his direwolves body, seeing the wolf walking through the godswood at Winterfell and seeing his face in the pond as he sleeps, this is another seed planted for future storylines involving Bran, for fans of the books, something that is very important and exciting.

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Mod Tech Top 10 – Game of Thrones Season 1 Moments

With the season 2 premiere of Game of Thrones just 1 day away I thought I would go through my Top 10 moments from season 1.

10. Opening Scene: Episode 1

The show kicked off with a great introduction to the men of the Night’s Watch, out on a ranging tracking wildlings, only to find themselves being hunted by the White Walkers. The blue eyes of the White Walkers were exactly as creepy as they should’ve been and set these supernatural beings up as a threat as the story goes on.

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6 New Game of Thrones Clips, Thanks HBO

It is starting to become unbearable, the wait for the premiere of Game of Thrones season 2, especially after HBO has just released 6 new clips from the opening episode “The North Remembers”. The clips feature mostly Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow but we also get glimpses of Daenerys and Robb Stark, and yes there is Dragons!

See Tyrion join the Small Council after the break.

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Awesome new Game of Thrones Behind the Scenes Video

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HBO have released yet another video for the upcoming season 2 of Game of Thrones. This time the video contains interviews with the cast and crew and gives some insight into the making of the show, the challenges coming into season 2 and their opinions on the books, characters and where the show goes from here. It is a very interesting watch and while it mostly focuses on recapping the stories of the first season there is some teasing for season 2 as well.

Interview with Game of Thrones star Michelle Fairley

The hype train is at full steam for Game of Thrones, with the Season 2 premiere mere weeks away Dorkshelf has posted up a great interview with Game of Thrones star Michelle Fairley, who plays Catelyn Stark on the show. The interview discusses Season 2 and what will be going on. It does contain spoilers if you haven’t read the books but its a very interesting interview.

New Game of Thrones Season 2 Trailer

HBO has released yet another trailer for the upcoming second season of Game of Thrones. Entitled “The More you Love”, the trailer focuses on the relationships of the main characters and how they will eventually be their downfall.

There is quick glimpses in the trailer of what looks to be Ygritte, also Melisandre, who readers know as Stannis’s Red Priestess. April 1 cannot come fast enough!

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