Some things just keep getting better. Could this show be better than the book? If you said it was, I wouldn’t argue with you.
I love to find things to criticize, but these last few episodes made it so very hard. I guess that one scene with the crippled kids and Tonks in the crypts doing his exposition thing about the lords of Winterfell was kind of lame. And then there was that part where that one old guy randomly started doing the exposition thing about the kings of Kings Landing. And that one scene where…um…
No, it was pretty awesome. Even the cutting around from place to place doesn’t feel awkward any more, or else I just got used to it. We have reached near Lord of the Rings levels of epicness.
I don’t have all that much to say I didn’t say for the last three episodes. This show is living up to my expectations, and my expectations were very high. IT took its time to get going, but it did get going.
Here’s hoping it stays going all the way to the end.
This time it was Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen (or however the **** you spell her name) who seemed to steal the show. Though Sean Bean was right on her heels, delivering a truly great performance. He didn’t have all that much screen time, but he made every moment count. And Charles Dance is absolutely delectable as Tywin Lannister.
The show was good before. But now, it has become genuinely artistic. It’s not just delivering a good story iwth good actors, but actually finally starting to take full advantage of things like musical score, camera angles, what have you. Some of the scenes in the previous episodes felt a little flat. Not bad, or dull, just a bit by-the-book and unimaginitve. But that seems to be changing, slowly, but surely. We get a brilliant shot where, as the episode ends, the camera pans down behind the spikes of the iron throne. We get a new violin-based “King in the North” theme that is pretty darn epic. We get what has to be the most emotional and dramatic scene in the entire series, a moment of television that greatly improves on the scene in the books it was based on…a scene that, unfortunately, is a gigantic spoiler, so I will say no more.
Well, one thing more. I don’t know if winter is coming or not, but I can’t wait for next spring.