Game of Thrones: "Lord Snow" Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow. There's just something severely awesome about Jon Snow. It's hard to put one's finger on. I think, perhaps, it's because one gets the feeling that on any other show we might want to punch this character in the face; a rich kid who mopes a bit, trying to find his place in the world. But Jon is so much heartier than his logline. "Lord Snow," as an episode, was dense and filled with tons of exposition and backstory which may or may not have interested those new to this story - but I found myself hanging on every precious word. Back to Snow now. The first thing that's amazing about Jon Snow is that his name is freakin' Jon Snow. Hell, I'd be a northern bastard too if I could have the last name "Snow." Secondly, the main reason we hold Jon in such high regard is because of how much he's loved by, and loves, his half-siblings. Because we really haven't seen him do anything yet. So all we have to go on here is watching how AryaRobb and Bran treat him like he's full-family, despite how much Cat resents him. We got a hefty look at the Night's Watch in this episode and watched Jon turn a small corner after he realized that becoming a celibate member of Team Castle Black might not have been the best of life choices.  Read More...


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May 5, 2011 4:11AM EDT

I think he's a cool character, but he lacks something. Dunno what it is, but I'd like to see him talking his mind a bit more.

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