game of thrones

  • The Wheel of Time Lacks Visual Verisimilitude

    Most of what I’ve seen online about The Wheel of Time, Amazon Prime’s fantasy series based on the novels by Robert Jordan, is shallow criticism and excessive comparisons to Game of Thrones, and so it pains me that that is also what I’m about to do. But firstly, I...
  • Game of Thrones Season 8 One Year Later: ‘The Iron Throne’

    For the past six weeks, I’ve been revisiting each episode of Game of Thrones’  final season exactly a year after they first aired. Today it all comes to an end as I review the contentious series finale ‘The Iron Throne’. When I began rewatching this season I was shocked...
  • Game of Thrones Season 8 One Year Later: ‘The Bells’

    Each week I’m revisiting an episode of Game of Thrones’ infamous final season exactly one year after it first aired. Today, I’m looking at the most controversial episode of the entire series: ‘The Bells’. Game of Thrones is known for its penultimate episodes. The ninth episode of every season...
  • Game of Thrones Season 8 One Year Later: ‘The Last of the Starks’

    For six weeks I’m reviewing every episode of Game of Thrones’ final season exactly one year after they originally aired. Today I’m revisiting the fourth episode of the notorious season, ‘The Last of the Starks’. ‘The Last of the Starks’ is the worst episode of Game of Thrones. It...
  • Game of Thrones Season 8 One Year Later: ‘The Long Night’

    Exactly one year ago, the conversation surrounding Game of Thrones changed dramatically with the airing of ‘The Long Night’. For the previous couple of seasons there was some slight negativity towards the fantasy series as it began to wrap up its epic narrative, but the third of six episodes...
  • Game of Thrones Season 8 One Year Later: ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’

    Each week, exactly one year to the day after its first airing, I’m looking back at every episode of Game of Thrones’ controversial final season now that the dust has settled to see whether it’s worthy of its infamous reputation. Last week I reviewed the season premiere ‘Winterfell’ and...
  • Game of Thrones Season 8 One Year Later: ‘Winterfell’

    Proclamations of war; the vilifying of once beloved heroes; tensions mounting to epic displays of hate and anger. No, I’m not talking about the content of the final season of Game of Thrones but rather the fan reaction to it. It’s been one whole year since the six-episode eighth...
  • Could Bran be the Key to the Game of Thrones Spin-offs?

    Like fellow OutofLives writer Ben, I enjoyed the ending of Game of Thrones. Were the final episodes to the same standard of the previous seasons? No, there was a fairly significant decline in quality over the past few years, but considering the silly decision to condense the ending into...
  • Enjoying the Game of Thrones endings

    Unlike most of the Internet, or at least the most visibly boosted tweets and comments, I liked how Game of Thrones ended. This isn’t meant as a controversial statement nor as an excuse for the bad parts of the last two seasons. This article is, in part, for me...