Curtain Call: Jonathan Pryce

There are castings for Game of Thrones that, when announced, you think “Holy [string of obscenities], we got THEM?!” Actors the fans chose and hoped for, or performers so amazingly gifted there is little dissent even in a fandom likes ours that thrives on debating every little thing. The dream castings. Heading into season 5, we […]

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Curtain Call: Natalie Dormer

Of all those who perished in the Great Sept, it was Margaery Tyrell’s death that hit me the hardest. Not just because we will never get to find out what Margaery’s end game was with the Faith, not because we lost one of Cersei’s best foils nor even because sweet and innocent Tommen lost his Queen, […]

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Curtain Call: Finn Jones

As with Osha, Loras’ demise demonstrated that, no matter how much you’re expecting a character death, it doesn’t cushion the blow. In an episode as lethal as “The Winds of Winter,” Loras’ death still hit me hard. One moment he was hunched next to his sister in the Great Sept of Baelor, a bleeding, ragged shell […]

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Curtain Call: David Bradley

Chalk up another one on the Game of Thrones Satisfying Deaths of Season Six List. The man responsible for the heinous Red Wedding and potential winner of Westeros’ Most Creepy Character Award for several years running finally learned that revenge is a dish best served in the form of a pie. Frey Pie.

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