Looks like no more Game of Thrones to write about until 2019. In the meantime, I am going to use this space to write a sample blog exercise for my students who are doing a “captioning” assignment. They need to take an old picture and “caption” it by telling the reader what they are looking […]Read more "An Exercise in Captioning"
Game of Thrones Season Seven, Episode 7 (#67), “The Dragon and the Wolf,” airdate: August 27, 2017 “Maybe it is all just cocks in the end.” Jaime and Bron discussing the Unsullied and the nature of the universe So much of the Game of Thrones saga has been about women overthrowing a patriarchy: at the […]Read more "Return of the Phallocentric Universe"
Game of Thrones Season Seven, Episode #6 (66), “Beyond the Wall,” air date August 20, 2017 This may well be the most perfectly paced, action-filled, character-driven episode of the 66 offerings so far. It had the spectacle scale of “Hard Home” and “Blackwater,” but the character development was reminiscent of the first several seasons. Certainly, […]Read more "What We’ll Do For Evidence!"
Game of Thrones Season Seven, Episode #5 (65) “Eastwatch” air date August 13, 2017 We are starting to speed to a wrap up of this gargantuan story now. Two books are missing in the Song of Ice and Fire series. I often get the feeling that I am watching a Classics Illustrated version of something that has […]Read more "Enter the Dragon"
Reunions Game of Thrones Season Seven, Episode #4 (64) “The Spoils of War” air date August 6, 2017 Game of Thrones is at heart a story of a family scattered to the winds. Once patriarch Eddard Stark took the position of the Hand of King Robert, the dissolution was swift. Jon went north, Arya went […]Read more "Reunions"
Game of Thrones Season Seven, Episode #3 (73), The Queen’s Justice air date July 30, 2017 The story is slowly rumbling into a higher gear. As I probably wrote before, I didn’t particularly like Books IV and V of A Song of Fire and Ice. I thought Martin was self indulgent about introducing too many new characters […]Read more "The Humble Shall Inherit the Earth"
Game of Thrones, “Stormborn,” Season Seven, Episode #2 (72) (air date July 23, 2017) There of course many ways to study the plays of William Shakespeare, but one way of looking at them that always appealed to me was to put them in the context of Elizabethan times. Queen Elizabeth was reportedly quite the fan, […]Read more "Trumping the Throne"