GAME OF THRONES: "FIRST OF HIS NAME" REVIEW

And with the conclusion of “First of His Name,” we’re now halfway through Season 4.

I know, I know. We get to this point every year and we’re always like “It’s already halfway done???” It never sits well.

But there was some awesome stuff in tonight’s installment - the second in a row of the Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad’s “One Minute”, among many other great episodes of that series) directed episodes. And what’s more, a lot of it was material that reached its gauntleted fists back into events from the past, bringing everything up to the present story in a wonderful way. Hell, even seeing scenes from the pilot episode (involving Jon Arryn, Ned, and Catelyn) during the “Previously on…” part right at the beginning was cool. And an effective reminder of just how much the show’s changed over the past four seasons.

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http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/05/05/game-of-thrones-first-of-his-name-review

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