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GAME OF THRONES RECAP 9: BLACKWATER

We know what we’re getting when we watch a Game Of Thrones episode, right? We’re getting some beautifully shot scenes, certainly; this has been one of the best-looking shows on television since its premiere. We know that the actors will be good, if not great. We know that we’ll see a wide variety of different, possibly intersecting plots, divided by geography. And we know that while there might be some action, it’ll be parceled out for more drama, more cliffhangers, but probably not catharsis. It’s a decent structure. It’s served the show well, as well as working for other HBO shows like The Wire, Treme, and Boardwalk Empire.
  • By Rowan Kaiser
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  • May 28, 2012 8:14 AM
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GAME OF THRONES RECAP 6: THE OLD GODS AND THE NEW

"Game Of Thrones" is getting exciting again.
  • By Rowan Kaiser
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  • May 6, 2012 9:55 PM
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GAME OF THRONES RECAP 5: THE GHOST OF HARRENHAL

One of the most appealing things about "Game Of Thrones" as a fantasy narrative is the lack of magic at the core of its story.
  • By Rowan Kaiser
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  • April 29, 2012 9:55 PM
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GAME OF THRONES RECAP 4: GARDEN OF BONES

"Garden Of Bones" was perhaps my least favorite episode of "Game Of Thrones," period. The show has been such a success that seeing it struggle so much is a surprise. It’s still competent and watchable, but "Garden Of Bones" was frayed at the edges.
  • By Rowan Kaiser
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  • April 22, 2012 9:55 PM
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GAME OF THRONES RECAP 3: WHAT IS DEAD MAY NEVER DIE

Back when "Game Of Thrones" debuted a year ago, one of the stranger criticisms was that it was made about men, for men.
  • By Rowan Kaiser
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  • April 15, 2012 9:55 PM
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GAME OF THRONES RECAP 2: THE NIGHT LANDS

"Game Of Thrones" uses geography to tie its stories together in a literal sense, but what keeps those stories interesting—or better, relevant—is its commitment to its themes.
  • By Rowan Kaiser
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  • April 8, 2012 9:55 PM
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GAME OF THRONES RECAP 1: THE NORTH REMEMBERS

The second season of the densely, intricately plotted fantasy series "Game Of Thrones" is going to have to attempt something never before done on television.
  • By Rowan Kaiser
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  • April 1, 2012 9:55 PM
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  • 0 Comments

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