TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 1 – “The Pointy End”

Sean Bean, Miltos Yeromelou, Maisie Williams in GAME OF THRONES - Season 1 | ©2011 HBO/Helen Sloan

Stars: Alfie Allen, Sean Bean, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Aiden Gillen, Jack Gleeson, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Richard Madden, Rory McCann, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Jason Momoa, John Bradley, Charles Dance Writer: George R.R. Martin, based on George R.R. Martin’s novel “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Dan Minahan Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: June 5, 2011 The winds of war are blowing strong, though armies are not quite clashing yet in “The Pointy End” (a sword reference), a GAME OF THRONES episode that sets up what seems to […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 1 – “You Win or You Die”

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Ian McElhinney in GAME OF THRONES - Season 1 | ©2011 HBO/Nick Briggs

Stars: Mark Addy, Alfie Allen, Sean Bean, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Aiden Gillen, Jack Gleeson, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Richard Madden, Rory McCann, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Jason Momoa, John Bradley Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s novel “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Dan Minahan Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: May 29, 2011 By the end of the GAME OF THRONES episode “You Win or You Die,” the viewer’s head is spinning, trying to figure out what’s going to happen. It looks likely […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 1 – “A Golden Crown”

Harry Lloyd in GAME OF THRONES - Season 1 | ©2011 HBO/Helen Sloan

Stars: Mark Addy, Alfie Allen, Sean Bean, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Aiden Gillen, Jack Gleeson, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Harry Lloyd, Richard Madden, Rory McCann, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Jason Momoa Writers: Jane Espenson and David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s novel “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Dan Minahan Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: May 22, 2011 World-building is a slow and tough process, but GAME OF THRONES is doing the work adroitly, balancing information about the Seven Kingdoms with the engrossing character drama. […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 1 – “The Wolf and the Lion”

Sean Bean in GAME OF THRONES - Season 1 | ©2011 HBO/Helen Sloan

Stars: Mark Addy, Alfie Allen, Sean Bean, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Aiden Gillen, Jack Gleeson, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Harry Lloyd, Richard Madden, Rory McCann, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Jason Momoa Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s novel “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Brian Kirk Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: May 15, 2011 In “The Wolf and the Lion” episode off GAME OF THRONES, we don’t actually see any of the Dothraki, but we hear a lot about them, because King Robert (Mark […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 1 – “Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things”

Ian McElhinney in GAME OF THRONES - Season 1 | ©2011 HBO/Nick Briggs

Stars: Mark Addy, Alfie Allen, Sean Bean, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Aiden Gillen, Jack Gleeson, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Harry Lloyd, Richard Madden, Rory McCann, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Jason Momoa Writer: Bryan Cogman, based on George R.R. Martin’s novel “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Brian Kirk Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: May 8, 2011 GAME OF THRONES is one of those series where we can’t wait to see what happens next, even though we more often than not have no idea what that’s going to be. In […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 1 – “Lord Snow”

Kit Harington in GAME OF THRONES - Season 1 | ©2011 HBO/Nick Briggs

Stars: Mark Addy, Alfie Allen, Sean Bean, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Aiden Gillen, Jack Gleeson, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Harry Lloyd, Richard Madden, Rory McCann, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Jason Momoa Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s novel “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Brian Kirk Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: May 1, 2011 “Lord Snow” is a set of strong scenes that lead up to big events in the future. Nothing too huge or dramatic happens here – sure, there’s a pregnancy and […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 1 – “The Kingsroad”

Emilia Clarke in GAME OF THRONES - Season 1 | ©2011 HBO

Stars: Mark Addy, Alfie Allen, Sean Bean, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Aiden Gillen, Jack Gleeson, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Harry Lloyd, Richard Madden, Rory McCann, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Jason Momoa Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s novel “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Tim Van Patten Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: April 24, 2011 GAME OF THRONES opened hell for leather in its first week, and though its second episode, “The Kingsroad,” omits the horror element of the premiere, it is very compelling […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 1 – “Winter is Coming” – Series Premiere

Sean Bean in GAME OF THRONES - Season 1 | ©2011 HBO

Stars: Mark Addy, Alfie Allen, Sean Bean, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Aiden Gillen, Jack Gleeson, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Harry Lloyd, Richard Madden, Rory McCann, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Jason Momoa Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s novel “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Tim Van Patten Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: April 17, 2011 Let’s be honest. Most opening episodes of series tend to drag just a little while we get to know everyone. Not GAME OF THRONES, which starts off with a […]Read On »

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Interview: GAME OF THRONES actor Peter Dinklage uses mind over muscle on new HBO show

Peter Dinklage in GAME OF THRONES - Season 1 | ©2011 HBO/Helen Sloan

In HBO’s eagerly anticipated new series GAME OF THRONES (which debuts tonight), based on George R.R. Martin’s novels about the mythical land of Westeros, many clans vie for power in a medieval setting – the Lannister family is among the most dominant forces in the story. Peter Dinklage plays Tyrion Lannister, one of that bloodline’s complex scions. Dinklage talks with us about his adventures in Martin’s fantastical yet oh-so-human terrain. ASSIGNMENT X: Were you a fan of George R.R. Martin’s books before you become involved? PETER DINKLAGE: Yeah. I read the first one and I loved it, and that was […]Read On »

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