Let’s Talk About ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5

“Unbowed. Unbent. Unbroken” – the words of House Martell. Keenly enough, the phrase is doubly symbolic. It’s the title of THE episode in Season 5 that stirred a lot of online fan fervor. We’re also introduced to the Sand Snakes this season – a widely derided plotline that left much to be desired. Lastly, Season 5 brought about the abrupt conclusion of Stannis’ campaign for the Iron Throne— and the fate of one character that still remains as the show at its most heedlessly cruel, even by Game of Thrones’ standards. Continue reading

Game of Thrones: ‘High Sparrow’

High SparrowThe Many-Faced God, the Faith of the Seven, the Lord of Light; so many deities it’s no wonder anything gets done in Westeros without someone shouting blasphemy. Episode 3, titled “High Sparrow,” cites the many religions and their highly devoted followers. Now, much has been said about the will of the gods, but we’ve never seen their wrath firsthand. It seems we have a conduit with a cold yet compelling Jonathan Pryce as the High Sparrow himself. Cersei, you have no idea what you’ve just done. Continue reading