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“Shall We Begin?”

[Contains super-sonic ravens and SPOILERS!!!] The seventh season of Game of Thrones ended as it began (sort of) with an army of ice-zombies marching inexorably south, to wage a “great war” between the living and the dead. I can’t speak … Continue reading

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Wooden Horses, Ahoy! (Pt. 1)

[Contains hastily spilt rum and SPOILERS!!!] The sixth season of Game of Thrones ended with a bumper-length finale, which went some way to making up for the disappointingly-short premiere… and coincidentally (?), both of these bookending episodes contained meh-worthy scenes … Continue reading

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“Meat And Mead”

[Contains unfettered dragons and SPOILERS!!!] The sixth season of Game of Thrones has finally arrived. Hurrah! I’ve been trying to damp down my excitement and temper my expectations, but couldn’t help feeling a little giddy when I heard that opening … Continue reading

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Who’s Whose?

While checking to see when Season 6 of Game of Thrones will be starting (April 24th, fyi), I discovered a video that Entertainment Weekly posted recently, featuring Emilia Clarke, Gwendoline Christie, Natalie Dormer, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams … Continue reading

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Oathkeepers, Clams, And Cocks

[Contains humourless bankers and SPOILERS!!!] Season five of Game of Thrones went out swinging this week, with a surprisingly high number of prominent characters getting snuffed… or seemingly snuffed, anyway. This is a magickal Fantasy world we’re talking about, after … Continue reading

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Gwynhood

I know it’s not fair to “review” a movie that you haven’t watched all the way through, but I still feel compelled to write something about the 30-or-so minutes I saw of Disney’s gender-swapped swashbuckler Princess of Thieves (2001)… I love … Continue reading

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“Look! The Pie!”

[Contains convenient crusty distractions and SPOILERS!!!] The fourth season of Game of Thrones drew to a close this week… and, much like the average life-span in Westeros, it was bloody, brutal, and all too brief! Ten episodes a year really … Continue reading

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The Wed & The Dead

[Contains blind-siding, bushwhacking SPOILERS!!!] And so we come to the end of another, all-too-brief season of Game of Thrones… one which may well finish with far fewer viewers than it began, after the tragic and traumatic events in the penultimate … Continue reading

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Girls Will Be Boys

[Contains knee-bending, favour-seeking SPOILERS] The third season of Game of Thrones kicks off this week, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to call out my favourite new character from the previous season: ‘Brienne of Tarth’, played by Gwendoline Christie. … Continue reading

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“What Do We Say To Death?”

To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this week, I’ve been working my way through the first season boxset of Game of Thrones… a timely reminder of how exactly royals get to be “royal” in the first place: Arranged marriages, inbreeding,  … Continue reading

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