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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   Arya ,   Robb   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... //tv.ign.com/articles/116/1163841p1.html?RSSwhen2011-05-01_190400&RSSid=1163841&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ignfeeds%2Ftv+%28IGN+TV%29

GAME OF THRONES “Lord Snow” Reivew

GAME OF THRONES  "Lord Snow" Season 1 Episode 3 – Winter is coming indeed. The third  episode of  Game of Thrones  is, in my humble  opinion, its best yet, and it shows what will hopefully be a trend of ever increasing awesomeness as the season progresses. Now that the characters and situations have been set up, the show can start getting to the juicy stuff, which it does with great aplomb. The name of this week’s episode was "Lord Snow". ‘Snow’ is the surname given to any and all bastards, and the Wall  is filled with them, along with the criminals and unloved boys and young men of the Seven Kingdoms. This episode saw Jon Snow put into the position where it was time for him to forget his privileged upbringing, time for him to abandon the airs and graces of Winterfell (however scant they may be) and begin living like a member of the unwanted. Kit Harrington’s sense of betrayal was palpable, and his bond with the other lads was, thankfully, free of schmaltz. Read More... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/05/02/game-of-thrones-lord-snow-reivew/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29

Game of Thrones Review: "Lord Snow"

The throne is an ominous presence in the room. Hardly looks befitting a king, but rather someone who is serving a grave punishment. Considering the legacy of that throne, perhaps I am right. In meeting Lord Baelish, we learn that Catelyn Tulley, despite the viewers dissatisfaction of actress to play the role, was quite the catch when she was single. Baelish fought Ned's brother for her hand. He seems so much younger than the other fellows, and especially Cat. It leaves me wondering if the casting was wrong of or if I'm placing the values of our culture onto that of Westeros. Read More... //www.tvfanatic.com/2011/05/game-of-thrones-review-lord-snow/

'Game of Thrones' recap: Lord Snow, Littlefinger and Back Alley Sally

"The third episode was the best one yet!" says my friend. "It was my least favorite of the first six," I reply. And we both gave the same reason: "There's tons of character development." How you felt about the third hour likely hinges on whether you like scenes where folks just hang out and drink and get to know each other. There were no deaths, no wolves and no sex this week -- let alone death from sex with wolves, which is practically what we expect from the always shocking  Thrones  (For the curious, I'd rank the first six episodes in this order: six, five, two, four, one, three). Hey-ho, let's go: Lord Ned Stark arrives in Kings Landing, looking grimy and annoyed. He's met by a minion who says King Robert's other advisers are waiting for him, then gives Stark's leather-daddy outfit a once-over and suggests, "If you'd like to change into something more appropriate…" And Ned just dead-stares him, as if thinking: What TV show do you think I'm on? Change into what? Westeros business casual? A suit from Men's Wearhouse? ("The king's council will love the way you look, I guarantee it.")  Besides, fantasy characters rarely change  clothes, it's an unwritten a rule. Frodo climbed that snowy mountain barefoot and didn't even put on a jacket. Farm boy Luke Skywalker wore his bathrobe all the way to the Death Star. Read More... //tvrecaps.ew.com/recap/game-of-thrones-episode-3/

'Game of Thrones' Season 1, Episode 3 Recap

Excitement swirled around HBO's 'Game of Thrones' well before the network even green-lit the series. Casting speculation and announcements were greeted with waves of online commentary and even grainy bystander photos from the set could get pre-existing fans of George R.R. Martin's book series all worked up into a lather. In my opinion, though the TV show has a fine cast and faithfully renders the story related in Martin's first 'Song of Ice and Fire' book, it has only occasionally warranted that excitement in its early episodes. But in this episode, for the first time, I felt truly thrilled by a scene I saw in 'Game of Thrones.' It took three hours for 'Game of Thrones' to reach me on that level -- to get me into "wow" mode for more than a few seconds at a time -- but the scene that ended episode 3 had a real spark. Read More... //www.tvsquad.com/2011/05/01/game-of-thrones-season-1-episode-3-recap/

'Game of Thrones' - 'Lord Snow': War stories

A quick review of tonight's   "Game of Thrones"   coming up just as soon as I know a story about a boy who hated stories...   "Here, a man gets what he earns, when he earns it." -Uncle Benjen Though some people have complained that "Game of Thrones" doesn't depart enough from George R.R. Martin's books in terms of adapting the material to the different needs of a TV show, "Lord Snow" is the first episode so far (and the only one of the six I've seen) to feel explicitly like Benioff and Weiss just took an 80-page section from the book(*) and put it on screen. Where the other episodes build to a significant climax (Jaime throwing Bran off the roof, Ned executing the direwolf), "Lord Snow" just kind of stops, in that way "The Wire" (whose creator always referred to it as "a novel for television") so often did. Arya's fencing lesson is a wonderful scene, carried by the joy of Maisie Williams' performance and the playful, Inigo Montoya-ish quality of her new teacher Syrio, but it's also such a small, simple thing that you wouldn't ordinarily expect it to be the note that an episode of dramatic television goes out on.   Read More... //www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/game-of-thrones-lord-snow-war-stories