Tuesday, April 30, 2019

What I’m Watching: Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones: Season 8, Episode 2 “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” (B+)

This episode featured a whole lot of talking from people who think they’re about to die, and I’m incredibly excited for what’s sure to be an action-packed installment to follow. There were so many moments of conversation between people who hadn’t necessarily met before, and I liked the dynamics that led to these somber interactions. The fact that Jaime killed Daenerys’ father was not at the forefront of my memory, and she wasn’t at all happy when both Sansa and Jon suggested that he should be allowed to fight alongside them. The two brothers sitting around with a group of people ready for their last bit of warmth before the battle was highlighted by Tormund talking about his giant conquests, Brienne being officially knighted, and Pod singing a haunting song to close out the hour. It’s strange to see Arya presented herself in a sexual way since she’s always been one of the youngest characters on this show, but at least she got both an experience she wanted and the weapon that she plans to use which may just be able to fell the White Walkers. Jon telling Daenerys the truth went about as poorly as could be expected, but the timing dictated that they head right to the front to face the invading undead troops. That final shot was indicative of one hell of a game-changing hour to come, one that I need to make sure I’ve watched by the time this review posts so as to avoid spoiling the many deaths it will surely include.

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