29th Aug2017

‘Game of Thrones 7×07: The Dragon & The Wolf’ Review

by Steven Riley

In it’s early seasons, Game of Thrones gained itself a reputation for it’s climactic and gripping penultimate episodes. Whether it’s Ned Stark’s shocking death in season one, the epic Battle of the Blackwater from season two or the nerve-wrangling massacre of the Red Wedding (I still have flashbacks to this day), the show seemed to […]

22nd Aug2017

‘Game of Thrones 7×06: Beyond The Wall’ Review

by Steven Riley

SPOILERS: This review contains key plot points from episode six of season seven, Beyond The Wall. If you haven’t yet seen the episode then watch it before you read this recap. With this being the penultimate episode of the most explosive, fast-paced and set-piece packed season yet, things were sure to go down with a […]

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16th Aug2017

‘Game of Thrones 7×05: Eastwatch’ Review

by Steven Riley

SPOILERS: This review contains key plot points from episode five of season seven, Eastwatch. If you haven’t yet seen the episode then watch it before you read this recap. After last week’s incredibly and fiery finale, it was good we had an episode to catch our breath. While The Spoils of War gave us Daenarys […]

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01st Aug2017

‘Game of Thrones 7×03: The Queen’s Justice’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

If you are still getting over last week’s episode, don’t expect any chance to catch a breath in this week’s Game of Thrones. Westeros has hit a next phase of war, with Cersei (Lena Headey) and Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) battling for supremacy. Poor Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is standing between them yelling “What about the […]

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26th Jul2017

‘Game of Thrones 7×02: Stormborn’ Review

by Steven Riley

SPOILERS: This recap contains key plot points from episode two of season seven, Stormborn. If you haven’t yet seen the episode, watch it first. Then read this. Back at the beginning of season six, Euron Greyjoy proclaims to his brother, Balon Greyjoy that “I am the storm” before he throwing him to his death. At […]

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18th Jul2017

‘Game of Thrones 7×01: Dragonstone’ Review

by Steven Riley

It may be the middle of July, but for Game of Thrones winter is most definitely coming… While past season openers are notoriously take a while to thaw out before a generally explosive ending (literally with that season six finale), the laying of the Westeros war table sees the show runners turn the heat up […]

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23rd Sep2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×10: The Winds of Winter’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Promise me, Ned.” Olenna Tyrell sits all in black in the water gardens of Dorne, surrounded by beautiful women bent on revenge. “Cersei stole the future from me,” she tells Ellaria. Her enemy’s crime is so vast, so terrible that it cannot be described as the destruction of places or people. Instead it is the transformation, […]

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22nd Sep2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×09: Battle of the Bastards’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I lived with him.” Violence is a form of intimacy. To cut into another person’s body, to reveal the secret machinery of their existence, is an incredible violation, yes, but it’s also about the closest, physically, two people can be. The dead of the Battle of Winterfell form a hill together, a single massive edifice […]

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21st Sep2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×08: No One’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“He died fighting.” The Blackfish dies offscreen in a lonely stairwell, his last words a wry observation that he hasn’t been in a proper sword fight in years and that he’ll most likely embarrass himself. The Waif dies in the dark under Braavos, skewered by the girl she tormented and beat, her face given to […]

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07th Jun2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×07: The Broken Man’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Violence is a disease.” Possession, loss, reclamation; these are mile markers on the endless circuit of war down which great houses and their hapless draftees trudge, marching ever lower on a corkscrew path like a frozen whirlpool, like a huge mouth sucking up men and spitting out corpses. But why? Why keep fighting even, as […]

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31st May2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×06: Blood of My Blood’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“It’s not an easy thing, admitting to yourself who you really are.” Fanatics, dragonriders, face-peeling assassins, and the walking dead. ‘Blood of My Blood’, the sixth episode of Game of Thrones‘ riveting sixth season, spent its hour marrying intimate moments of introspection to towering spectacle as deftly as the High Sparrow facilitated his erasure of the […]

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23rd May2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×05: The Door’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Hodor.” It feels strange to learn something so grave and so terrible in a scene less than a minute long. The Children of the Forest made their own destroyers, sacrificing men on the roots of their heart trees and giving them a new and awful life as the White Walkers, a bitter sword forged to […]

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16th May2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×04: Book of the Stranger’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Don’t you wish we could go back to the day we left?” The human desire for catharsis is primal and powerful. Hurt, we want succor and revenge. Slighted, we want justice. ‘Book of the Stranger’ is a complex portrait, sometimes lovely, sometimes gruesome, of what those impulses mean and how they impact our lives. In […]

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09th May2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×03: Oathbreaker’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I fought. I lost. Now I rest.” Alliser Thorne dies steeled with the conviction that, torn between his oath to his Lord Commander and his love and loyalty for the Night’s Watch itself as he sees it, he did the right thing. His dilemma is hardly unique. It’s a permutation, after all, of Jaime’s infamous […]

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02nd May2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×02: Home’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I wasn’t drowning, I was home.” Bran Stark stands among the dead. Watching his father, uncle, and aunt at play through the power of his second sight, he is bewitched by the idea of returning to a family lost to him forever. But when he returns unwillingly to the waking world he is confronted at […]

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25th Apr2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×01: The Red Woman’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“All I could think about when she died was what would happen to her now. every day, every night, what does mama look like now? Has she started to bloat? Has her skin turned black? Have her lips peeled back from her teeth?” Cersei’s monologue about her childhood obsession with her mother’s corpse is ‘The Red […]

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15th Feb2015

‘Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourth Season’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Emelia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Natalie Dormer, Stephen Dillane, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Rory McCann | Based on the books by George R.R. Martin February is the time of year we realise that we still have another two months until Game of Thrones returns.  A glimmer of hope though is the fact that […]

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10th Jan2014

Sky announce ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 UK airdate

by Phil Wheat

Sky have today announced that the highly anticipated, ten-episode fourth season of HBO’s drama epic Game of Thrones will debut on Sky Atlantic HD on Monday 7th April at 9pm, less than 24 hours after it returns in the US. This season sees many of the cast will return including Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia […]

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