TV Review: Game of Thrones (2017)


TitleGame of Thrones
Release Dates: 2017
Season: 7
Number of Episodes: 7
Summary/Review:

The seventh season of the epic fantasy series is a big turning point for the show, albeit one in which the pieces on the chessboard are being set up for the final series 8. For the first time all the action is set on Westeros and for the most part only main characters are left, so there are reunions, the first meetings of characters we’ve seen grow over 6 seasons, some dramatic set pieces, and one very satisfying death.  One big criticism of the series I’ve seen elsewhere is that suddenly the characters seem to move over great expanses at swift speeds and the show has lost the space to grow and develop the story.  While depicting exacting verisimilitude of long journeys is not necessary, the least they could do is show some indication of the passage of time in the script.  Game of Thrones is mind candy, but it’s good mind candy, and the characterization and acting are usually good enough to overcome its flaws.  I look forward to season 8.

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