Game of Thrones: Most Brutal Moments

No other show has treated us to brutality quite like Game of Thrones. The lengths it goes to in wrenching our hearts from our being is staggering at this point. Some moments are earned, others not quite, and few – if you can believe – are damn near artful. They’re worth mentioning regardless, and worth revisiting if only to mentally prepare us for the hurt that awaits in the upcoming final season. As Ramsay Bolton once said, “if you think this has a happy ending then you haven’t been paying attention.”

Get your guard up. It’s about to get brutal. Continue reading

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