Sunday, July 16, 2017

I'm Telling You For The Seventh Time

Today is the big day--the premiere of Game Of Thrones, season 7.  The first episode is entitled "Dragonstone"

I don't want to go out on a limb here, but I'm guessing it'll have something to do with the return of Daenerys to her ancestral home Dragonstone. It's hard to say how that works out, story-wise, but it symbolized something important--the show, after years of expanding, is finally starting to contract.

Dany spent seasons after season gaining her army and learning harsh lessons in Essos. Now she's finally returning to Westeros to take back what's hers (she thinks).

Meanwhile, Cersei is holding King's Landing, Jon Snow has the Night King to worry about, and the Stark kids--Sansa, Arya, Bran--are all free agents, moving about on their own quests.

But with only two seasons left to go--really a season and a half by episode count--the stories are all converging and the end is in sight. This should lead to interesting clashes, as we get combinations of characters we haven't seen yet.

The last new episode was aired June 2016.  It's been a long wait.  Which makes fans excited, but also has them saying "it better be worth it."


Blogger New England Guy said...

Some Spoilers. That first episode was certainly chock full of potential and the title is proof of the showrunner's penchant for misdirection. Dany's return to her home felt sort of tacked on at the end and no real dialogue from some key favorite characters although Dragonstone does get importantly mentioned a few times previously.

Happy to see the Hound back and +1 for mocking man-buns. New theme is men are earnest and/or oafish- even Littlefinger gets bested in witty repartee- while the women- Cersei, Arya, Sansa are deeper and, when not actually being very dangerous, give the aura of being very dangerous and one step ahead. Also- Somebody on the show must have really hated college and cleaning up after parties- I'm sure Sam is thinking now the Wall wasn't all that terrible around now.

6:39 AM, July 17, 2017  
Blogger LAGuy said...

My look at "Dragonstone" will be up tomorrow. Too many obits to deal with today.

10:40 AM, July 17, 2017  

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