GAME OF THRONES “Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things” Review

GAME OF THRONES "Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things" Season 1 Episode 4 – The latest episode of Game of Thrones finds all things going to hell-as usual. It is one of only two episodes written outside of the writing team of creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (the other being one written by A Song of Ice and Fire creator himself, George R.R. Martin).

Game of Thrones is an addictive series. In the days between the airing of each episode I find myself lost in trailers, promos, behind the scenes looks, articles and even dusting off my copy of the book and re-reading a scene which I found particularly interesting in the show. This might also pose a problem for HBO: I cannot imagine anyone attempting to get into the series and know what the hell is going on without watching it from episode one. It may be a problem for HBO, but it sure as hell is not a problem for me. I’m sick of watching a show week after week and seeing the cogs turning as the show tries to remains friendly to the casual viewer. Game of Thrones, with its array of plots and subplots, characters and mythology, is essentially one big "fuck you" to the casual viewer. Its purpose is to tell a great story so that people who watch the show from episode 1 can appreciate the seemingly endless depth of the world and the sheer scale of the problems the characters find themselves in. Read More...

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