REVIEW: Game of Thrones “Prince of Winterfell”

This is probably the most up to date post I’ve done in a while. So last nights episode was basically the set-up for next weeks amazefest episode “Blackwater”, so basically that makes this one a yawnfest.

Why do Theon’s scenes always kick off with dead animals? Lol, wolf pelts last week and a basket full of ravens this week. Which one beat you up worse the cripple or the six-year old? Yara (Asha) never shows up in the books to her brother even to let him know to leave. She knows that he’s making a huge mistake, not so different from Joffrey, but he is too damn arrogant. You don’t kill a Stark and not expect some sort of repercussion in return.

Jon, you should look for another day job, like Qhorin implies you suck at rangering, getting peeps killed left and right.

Lord of Bones looks fantastic though. Exploring the character soon I hope.

Meanwhile brother Robb is frolicking in the woods with his lady friend Telissa. And things are going fine until realizing that his gallivanting has left his mom free to well… free a Lannister. which sidenote, I find it weird that out of all the conversations in this show we miss the one between Catelyn and Jaime before letting him go, I thought that was necessary. Well Catelyn technically you only have three kids left, details… Also this is going to cause major problems in Robbs happy-go-lucky camp.

Brienne and Jaime! Hilarity ensues because these two and their adventure is my favorite in the book. For real.

We are placed here for your comedy pleasure. And you may not see us until next season. Kthxbye!

Ok now the amount of time Maisie (Arya) had to fill Tywin’s cups is too much, so sick of this now, ready for some action. So I guess now that their late nite talk show is over Arya tries to kill him with Jaquen. I was wondering how that was going to work out with Tywin getting away from that kill, well executed writers.

Jon Snow. Sad. Moving on.

Tyrion and Bronn are much more boring in King’s Landing. Send em on an adventure and soon please! I mean we’re changing around the story already, might as well. Ok Tyrion you know what you need to do against Stannis. It didn’t take you nearly as long to figure this out in the book and you didn’t have Vary and Bronn tagging along either.

Dolorous Ed and Samwell (best group to follow Beyond the Wall). Great rangers never get old. Ah and they found the cache of dragonglass, that will probably come into play in the final episode, just keep that in mind.

Ah yes, I just remembered I should kill the man instead of having cups of tea with him on a weekly basis. Smh

Smooth move Arya, we’re gaining our brain cells back are we? Jaquen’s face was awesome. (Wonder how this would’ve changed the ending of Aladdin? (Sequels may have turned out better). Wonder where she’s thinking of escaping to with her motley group of friends?

The idea of Joffrey in battle made me laugh out loud. He tears up weekly after being slapped and flew into a rage after getting beat by Arya. I mean please. Cersei, happy, terrifying. Shae and bruises? Tyrion unlike Cersei is brilliant at keeping cool under pressure. As much as I hate Cersei this is a cunning plan, if only it were the right girl. Best part is that she’s constantly a step behind everyone else. Varys finagled that situation pretty well. Gotta love how my favorite profession of love in this show is “I will cut off faces to protect you”.

You know nothing Ramsay Bolton, Theon has already killed the young’uns.God if only this place had phones.

Nighttime tent visit, right like Robb and Telissa won’t bom chicka wow wow.

Love that they didn’t cut Hot Pie out of the show because the comedy relief is choice.

From onions to the Hand of the King, as long as Davos doesn’t turn into a Xaros and constantly remind people of this, I’m on board.

Pictured: Dead King Number 2. Please? I beg of you!

Joffrey’s red smile comment made me laugh. Oh god, the books illustrate how much he sucks at physical activity, I hope some of this is shown next week. (And the geeky part of me is thinking of the Joker from The Dark Knight. Which Gleeson was in Batman Begin so I’m rolling with it). I do love how the news of Daenerys far away with Dragons in Qarth strikes no fear from anyone in Westeros (first Tywin and now Tyrion). It’s kind of a running gag in the books.

I'm contractually obligated to stand here and look pretty for 10 seconds and then we can get to the other stuff. Cool?

Jorah Mormont *cracked whip sound effect*

Theon seriously gold to the farmer?! Because you got rid of his “two little troubles” you must have been dropped on your head before.

Alive and trapped, wonder how things will work out...

The boys are alive in “Rickon’s favorite place”.

OK down to business, next weeks episode will wake everyone up after the snooze from this episode.

Cool cool cool. Not much to say except I've been obsessed with TV since I was a baby. Seriously my mom said I spent hours eating because Sesame Street would be on TV. I grew up a child of the nineties so like most kids from that time, my brain is mush and full of Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel and Saturday morning cartoons. Since this was way before the invention of Tivo/Dvrs I literally had to run to the TV and try and hog it from the family. Just a heads up I don't really like the typical review format so get used to some strangeness up ahead (in a good way, I hope)!Also, if you dare, you can check out more random thoughts at or I'm on the twitter @rakhEEnroLL

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