Tag Archive: Game of Thrones

Baelor (Season 1, Episode 9, Game of Thrones)

Directed by Alan Taylor Written by David Benioff, D. B. Weiss “And for 600 years they have never failed to exact their toll…” Everything in Game of Thrones has a price: passage, victory,… Continue reading

The Pointy End (Season 1, Episode 8, Game of Thrones)

Directed by Daniel Minahan Written by George R. R. Martin “The madness of mercy.” The story lines of Ned Stark and Daenerys Targaryen have an interesting similarity:  the unintended consequences of interfering, of… Continue reading

You Win Or You Die (Season 1, Episode 7, Game of Thrones)

Directed by Daniel Minahan Teleplay by David Benioff, D.B. Weiss Facts, truths and opinions as well as honor, rights and opportunism are the motivating factors in You Win Or You Die.  Just as… Continue reading

A Golden Crown (Season 1, Episode 6, Game of Thrones)

Directed by Daniel Minahan Teleplay by Jane Espenson, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss Lord Eddard (Ned) and Lady Catelyn Stark have an Adam and Eve quality, with Winterfell as Eden. Within Winterfell they enjoyed… Continue reading

The Wolf and the Lion (Season 1, Episode 5, Game of Thrones)

Directed by Brian Kirk Written by David Benioff, D. B. Weiss There is plenty of mystery and intrigue in Game of Thrones, but what are the strategies of the various players? “It’s a… Continue reading

Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things (Season 1, Episode 4, Game Of Thrones)

Directed by Brian Kirk Written by Bryan Cogman Tenderness in a hostile and rigid world The title of the episode comes from an exchange between Robb Stark and Tyrion Lannister.  Catelyn has shared… Continue reading

Lord Snow (Season 1, Episode 3, Game Of Thrones)

Directed by Brian Kirk Written by David Benioff, D. B. Weiss One of life’s greatest miseries is being someplace you don’t want to be and knowing you’re going to be there for a… Continue reading

The Kingsroad (Season1, Episode 2, Game Of Thrones)

Directed by Tim Van Patten Written by David Benioff, D. B. Weiss Jon Snow’s instinctive understanding of the significance of the direwolves (which served to convince Ned to save their lives and bring… Continue reading