Steven Attewell and I decided that we didn’t want to wait until next February to continue talking about Game of Thrones, and so we decided to start over. Here’s our take on “Winter Is Coming,” the serie’s inaugural episode. I’m including links to the works I referenced and will have Steven do the same.
Works SEK discusses:
- Game of Thrones – “Winter Is Coming” for Poor Will
- Game of Thrones – “Winter Is Coming” for Bran
- Game of Thrones – “Winter Is Coming” for Catelyn Stark and Jon Snow
- Game of Thrones – “Winter Is Coming” for Will and Bran
Works Attewell discusses (warning, all of these posts contain spoilers for all five books):
- Game of Thrones – Prologue (Will, Gared, and Ser Waymar beyond the Wall, and class inequality within the Night’s Watch)
- Game of Thrones – Bran I (the execution of the Night’s Watch deserter and the direpups, Ned Stark’s theory of personal power)
- Game of Thrones – Catelyn I (Catelyn brings bad news to the Godswood, Jon Arryn as hand and explorations into feudalism)
- Game of Thrones – Daenerys I (Daenerys meets her future husband, conflicting historical memories of Robert’s Rebellion)
- Game of Thrones – Eddard I (Eddard and Robert down in the crypts, Robert as Henry VIII, and the Wardens Cardinal)
- Game of Thrones – Jon I (Jon meets Tyrion and is super-emo, how GRRM exaggerates medieval bastardy)
- Game of Thrones – Catelyn II (Catelyn gets a letter from her sister, Catelyn’s political skills, the nature of the Hand)
- Game of Thrones – Arya I (Arya doesn’t like sewing, Westerosi Punnett squares and not jumping to conclusions)
- Game of Thrones – Bran II (Bran goes climbing, introduction to the Lannister Conspiracy)
- Our very civilized discussion of the premiere (S03E01).
- Fancy-talking about “Dark Wings, Dark Words” (S03E02).
- Here we are blathering on about “Walk of Punishment” (S03E03).
- Don’t watch — because you can’t — us discuss “And Now His Watch Has Ended” (S03E04).
- The rudely interrupted first half of our discussion of “Kissed by Fire” (S03E05).
- The second half of our discussion of religion in “Kissed by Fire” (S03E05).
- In which we discuss “The Climb” sans spoilers (S03E06).
- “The Climb” with spoilers (S03E06).
- “Second Sons.” We has them (S03E08).
- Belatedly, “The Bear and the Maiden Fair” (S03E07).
- You’re all invited to an epic performance of “The Rains of Castamere” (S03E09).
- This is the end … the end of Season Three (S03E10).