We are on episode 3 now of Game of Thrones and the plot lines are slowly being laid down. There will be many big moments this season and the build-up to them is already palpable. I believe this season is going to deviate much more than any other from the books. With Season 5, we are now seeing the actors themselves grow up into young women and men and it is a bit daunting, but that just goes to show you how much we have grown up with them. Also, this season brings the most changes, Arya is no longer the little girl from Winterfell, Sansa is not scared of anyone anymore and Jon Snow has shown us how much he has grown up to be like the Starks. He is loyal, trust-worthy and will always do what he believes is right for the people.
This post is a little longer because I want to explain some of these new places to you guys.
Let’s discuss all the good stuff that happened on the episode.
After waiting for what felt like centuries, eons, a billion days, Game of Thrones finally returned to television. Season 5 premiered this past weekend with the first episode titled, “The Wars to Come,” if that doesn’t sound ominous enough, I don’t know what does. It started off right where we left off and primed us with the idea that things are changing in the Seven Kingdoms. Is it just me or does it seem like an hour just doesn’t feel like enough? First things first we need to understand that at this point in the show, the storylines are now becoming very complex for each character. Also, new characters will be coming up, which will only further add to the medley of stories.
Really quick let me recap where we left off last season. Tyrion escaped and is on a new voyage with Varys somewhere far off. Jamie and Cersei now have a different dynamic and she wants justice for her father’s death, which means she really wants to catch Tyrion. Daenerys Targaryen is still in Mereen and has established herself as the Queen. She kicked Jorah Mormont out and now has a new small council. Her dragons have also been locked up, all except for Drogon who is nowhere to be seen.
Arya is in Bravos, Sansa is with Littlefinger hiding out as Alayne and Bran is out in the woods with his crew. Jon Snow is still at Castle Black, along with some wildlings and Stannis and his people. Pod and Brienne are still out searching for Sansa and last season she killed the Hound. Roose Bolton is with his son Ramsay and they are off looking to claim the North for good and Reek is there with them.
Ok that was a lot! Let’s get on to discussing the episode.
I saw this the other day as I was perusing the internet and I thought I would share with you guys. I grew up in the 80’s and 90’s and when you went to rent a movie you would go through all the aisles looking at the VHS cases. Some movies you rented solely based on the cool cover. Nowadays, that has gone away and most people don’t even buy movies anymore, since you can just buy them and save them on your Amazon or Google account. The tactile sense of holding the movie in your hands and being excited to go home and watch it has gone away.
Do not fret though, artist Julien Knez created these VHS covers for April Fool’s Day. He posted on his site that he was a Parisian hipster who only watched movies on VHS. Too cool, I know some of my fellow 80’s lovers will enjoy these mock-ups.
The Walking Dead
Guardians of the Galaxy
Game of Thrones
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Wolf of Wall Street
Friends, TWD fans, we have finally come to an end with Season 5. This past season has taken us through many twists and turns. Some episodes were filled with blood and guts and some were filled with grief and sadness. We lost many of our good people this season too. I also realized this season that I think I like Rick more than Daryl now. Daryl is good, but Rick has become more complex and is no longer the good guy we always believed in.
As much as many of us rant and get annoyed with some of the episodes, I can admit that I still love this show. Regardless of what I am doing on Sundays, I will make time to watch this and that says something about it. Even if we watch it to pick it apart and make fun, it is still fun and better than many shows out there. I don’t there is something about this show that still reels me in like this one. What do you guys like the most about this series? Or have you completely given up on it?
Join Brian, Brad and I as we discuss what happened in the finale.