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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Curtain Call: Eugene Simon

To salute Eugene Simon’s performance as Brother Lancel, formerly Lannister, we have a guest post by WotW friend and surveymaster James Rivers. On most television shows, an actor must portray how his character changes over time. Sometimes that change is transformative and quick, but usually it happens more slowly. Eugene Simon did not have that […]

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Curtain Call: Dean-Charles Chapman

“Gold will be their crowns, gold their shrouds.” Sunday night’s episode, “The Winds of Winter,” brought the prophesied death of Cersei Lannister’s final child: King Tommen of House Baratheon, First of His Name. Though we knew it was inevitable, it was shocking nonetheless to see the young king leap to his death.

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Promise Me, Nerd: Part 2

As promised! More nerds! Part Two– and it’s all for you! What, you need me to hold your hand? It’s the last godsdamned episode of the season! Dive in, people! Game of Thrones! The Winds of Winter! Twitter! Hashtags, hashtags, hashtags! (Here’s Part 1 in case you missed it.) Seriously! Dive in! PART 2’s SLIDESHOW […]

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Promise Me, Nerd: Part 1

Nerds, nerds, nerds! It happened! IT HAPPENED! …Okay, a lot of stuff happened on Game of Thrones. This sucker was big. So big that, in advance, I prepared TWO (2) season-ending Twitter posts! So before y’all go HAYWIRE about the shortened length of this one… it’s actually longer. Twitter hashtags for “The Winds of Winter” […]

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Curtain Call: Art Parkinson

I watched Rickon Stark die, and I was angry. A half-hundred wonderful, eye-popping, nerve-shattering moments from last Sunday’s Battle of the Bastards, and all I could think was… They did that lad a serious injustice. This is Art Parkinson’s curtain call. Here you’ll get the good (his multi-season performance) along with… what, in my view, […]

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