Game of Thrones: “Blackwater” Review

It almost goes without saying: George R.R. Martin should write every Game of Thrones episode. It’s his series, after all, right? If they could get him for all of ‘em, why not? It feels a little Captain Obvious to mention that yes, he may indeed be the most qualified person to handle the scripting duties for the show that adapts his novels.

Yet this isn’t always the case with authors-turned-screenwriters, not even most of the time. There are usually "novelists" and "TV people" and (shockingly) often the skill set doesn’t translate over from one form to the next. Even when adapting their own work—something that seems at first glance to be an easy task—these well-meaning authors stumble, forgetting simple screenwriting necessities like pace andtransition in favor of canon-kissing literal translation. Read More... 


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May 29, 2012 8:38AM EDT

Doh! the Lannister live to cause trouble another day and when Jamie joins them it will be a hoot and nanny.. Acting great, special effects amazing and battle scenes gory as hell.

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