Kyle J. Steenblik

Game of Thrones: Mockingbird

Game of Thrones: Mockingbird

Mockingbird, episode 7, was not the sigh of relief I was expecting after the amazing close last week. It was, instead, a stunning gasp of realization as significant plot points were revealed to the audience, and to the characters.  In the seven presented scenes, enough was revealed to see where events are leading.  Traditionally this […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Game of Thrones: The Laws of Gods and Men

Game of Thrones: The Laws of Gods and Men

  If there was a time to praise the pained performance of Peter Dinklage, again, that time is now.  He dominated everyone and everything in this episode, in just the last ten minutes.  You can watch the entire episode if you like, that is if you haven’t already; it was good, many very interesting, even […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Game of Thrones: First of His Name

Game of Thrones: First of His Name

As far as mid-season episodes go, this one was less bang and more a slow burn.  The past four episodes have been on about the same pace as well.  After three stellar seasons, I am inclined to trust David Benioff & D. B. Weiss but I am beginning to wonder where they are taking us.  […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Game of Thrones: Oathkeeper

Game of Thrones: Oathkeeper

I am starting to think that those White Walkers are up to no good.  Also I think we are now set up for a the mid season climax.  Here is the problem now, that climax is a wild card.  After the fallout from the royal wedding there are so many balls and blades in the […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Game of Thrones: Breaker of Chains

Game of Thrones: Breaker of Chains

This is the fourth season of Game of Thrones, as such; I should be used to the ebb and flow of action.  The natural rhythm to the writing of Benioff and Weiss is to have each episode act as a beat and counter beat.  This episode was a counter beat, in other words, it was […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Game of Thrones: The Lion and the Rose

Game of Thrones: The Lion and the Rose

This is the episode we have been waiting to see.  I am of course talking about the royal wedding of the century.  By the old gods and the new what a wedding it was.  The fourth season of Game of Thrones jumps into high gear with The Lion and the Rose.  This episode, written by […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Game of Thrones: Two Swords

Game of Thrones: Two Swords

Two Swords is a fantastic season opener, easing the audience back into Westeros, and reminding us why we love these characters.  As they have with the past seasons, the opening is rather gentle, relatively speaking.  There is not much action, but rather reaction to the previous action (which they were kind enough to offer a […]