Game of Thrones: "Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things" Review

Warning: Full Spoilers for the episode follow. Hodor! Sorry had to get that out of my system. "Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things" was a fantastic episode, but also a very dense one. There was a ton of history shoved into this chapter and some of the scenes actually stood out a little bit as being a bit heavy with details. As a book fan, I relished it all, but I'm not sure how it plays to those who are taking in all of the information for the first time. This might be a point of contention for some, but at the very least the dialogue is always spoken by strong actors who stand amongst beautiful scenery;Tyrion talking with Theon about past atrocities, Jory speaking with Jaime about sharing a battlefield, Sansa getting quizzed about ancient names and dates. The only scene that truly feltnatural was the bath-tub sex scene between Viserys, who's never really been seen without his sister, and the handmaiden Doreah. It was nice to see Virserys act subdued (and slightly charming) while talking about dragons, even if it did all end with one of his trademark bi-polar reactions - as he tends to get angry or bored very quickly. Read More...

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