opinion Nancy Kaffer Detroit Free Press Published 10:44 PM EDT May 19, 2019 WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the series finale of "Game of Thrones." If you thought this would have a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention. But if you thought it would have this ending? Yeah, I didn't either. And yet here we are. I've thought a lot about what makes a series finale satisfying, and this is what I've got: It doesn't have to be what you want, but it should be what the story needs. A series finale that works — think "Cheers," or "The Shield," or "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" — should feel authentic to the story that has preceded it, and to the characters who have populated it. Did this hit the mark? Eh. In GoT's penultimate episode, Daenerys Targaryen finally marched on King's Landing, the capital city of Westeros and the kingdom's literal seat of power. But with the Iron Fleet destroyed, Cersei's dragonlances cinderized and … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’ finale: Top takeaways from series ending
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Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle Published 9:57 am CDT, Monday, April 29, 2019 See who lived and died at the Battle of Winterfell, "The Long Night," Season 8, episode 3. (SPOILERS AHEAD!) See who lived and died at the Battle of Winterfell, "The Long Night," Season 8, episode 3. (SPOILERS AHEAD!) Photo: Helen Sloane / HBO Photo: Helen Sloane / HBO Image 1 of / 33 Caption Close Image 1 of 33 See who lived and died at the Battle of Winterfell, "The Long Night," Season 8, episode 3. (SPOILERS AHEAD!) See who lived and died at the Battle of Winterfell, "The Long Night," Season 8, episode 3. (SPOILERS AHEAD!) Photo: Helen Sloane / HBO 'Game of Thrones': Who survived, died in the Battle … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’: Who survived, died in the Battle of Winterfell
By CNN.com Wire ServiceApril 29, 2019 at 5:24 am By AJ Willingham, CNN (CNN) — SPOILER WARNING: If you have not watched Season 8, Episode 3 of Game of Thrones, retreat into your castle and seal yourself in the very safe crypts because this post is one big spoiler. You did it! You survived the Battle of Winterfell. And man, was it dark. Yes, it was “little girls being liquefied by giants” dark, but it was also just … dark dark. Could barely see a thing. Half of those epic scenes of war ended up looking like a bunch of rats fighting in a shoebox. Thankfully, the Lord of Light deposited his No. 1 hype girl Melisandre back on Winterfell’s doorstep just in time. In the tense minutes before battle, she provides one of the best visuals of the episode by igniting the arakhs of the Dothraki army, who raise their flaming weapons aloft and … are promptly swallowed up by the Army of the Dead 20 seconds later. When it comes to unsettling battle sounds, the … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones recap: Who died, and what burning questions remain
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Television Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Television | ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Ending. But You Can Still Visit Westeros. Advertisement Supported by As the spiritual and production home of HBO’s sprawling fantasy drama, Northern Ireland has been transformed by the show. We take you there. ByJeremy Egner April 5, 2019 CUSHENDUN, Northern Ireland — The many marvels dotting the dramatic Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland include a cluster of eerily beautiful caves in this tidy village, around 45 miles north of Belfast. Formed by 400 million years of shifting red stone and the surging slate-blue Irish Sea, the caves inspire awed reflection upon the raw power of nature and the irresistible imprint of time, among other musings on the mystic. A voice whispered into my ear: “That’s where Melisandre gave birth to the shadow … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Ending. But You Can Still Visit Westeros.
For better or for worse, the last “Game of Thrones” season is almost upon us. While we're waiting around for season 8 to begin, the least we can do is watch as many episodes as necessary to fill the void. Season 8 starts April 14, and we're ready - we've been ready since 2017. Even if we hate the ending ("Sopranos," anyone?), at least we'll have the memories of all the good and the bad - and mostly the very satisfying deaths of the show's most hated villains - to keep us warm. Here are some of the best episodes to recap "Game of Thrones" before the show's last season. Season 1, Episode 1 ("Winter is Coming")The episode where it all began. This is the episode for introductions. Take a look back on how everything went downhill so fast, from the reveal of Jamie and Cersei's incestuous affair to Bran being pushed out the window, thus handicapping him for life. This episode is a classic for a reason. Season 1, Episode 9 ("Baelor")This one was … [Read more...] about Best ‘Game of Thrones’ episodes to binge before season 8