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 “The Kingsroad,” the series’ second episode.
Works Attewell discusses (warning, all of these posts contain spoilers for all five books):
- Daenerys III (learning the dothraki way, cultural assimilation as a source of strength)
- Tyrion I (slapping princes, having breakfast with his siblings, Tyrion as Richard III/Claudius)
- Jon II (making his goodbyes, his complicated family dynamics)
- Catelyn III (the attack on Bran, the ahistorical nature of “always a Stark in Winterfell,” Bran as Fisher King)
- Sansa I (Sansa as a critique of romantic medievalism within fantasy genre)
- Eddard III (Robert’s trial, Cersei’s political skills or lack thereof, royal justice)
- Back to the beginning with “Winter Is Coming” (S01E01).
- 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).