Tag Archives: A Song of Ice and Fire

Game of Thrones Season 6 Blog- Part 1

3 Jun

As anyone who’s Googled me in the past year has probably noticed, I don’t really blog anymore. I’m too busy, what with a baby on the way, plus multiple jobs and far too many hobbies. But if there’s one thing I’m always down to discuss ad infinitum it’s Game of Thrones, and at the request [...]

Final Thoughts on Game of Thrones Season 5

17 Jun

It is a strange world we live in, where grimdark is now the norm for Hollywood cheesiness. You wouldn’t think a show where a little girl is burned alive and another serially raped could be cheesier than its source material, but somehow David Benioff & D.B. Weiss have managed just that.  Despite its fantasy setting, [...]

Game of Thrones Season 5- Thoughts on Episodes 3 & 4

4 May

I want to start off by saying that despite any quibbles I may express, I have the utmost respect for showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. I don’t think fans quite realize the immense amount of pressure put upon them or the sheer volume of work they put in every year. They have basically been [...]

Game of Thrones- The House of Black & White Recap

21 Apr

As we enter week two of Game of Thrones’ fifth season, events start to ramp up despite a noticeably slower pace. The pacing here feels deliberate, and with some exceptions, each storyline is moving forward inch by inch. This is the nature of the show at this point, so I’m not so much criticizing as [...]

Top 10 Game of Thrones Episodes, Part 3

12 Apr

Tonight’s the night! 3. The Rains of Castamere Season 3, Episode 9 Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Directed by David Nutter The Red Wedding. It’s the most masterful sequence in Game of Thrones history, and its most horrifying. It’s hard to watch, but it all happens so fast you don’t have time to [...]

Top 10 Game of Thrones Episodes, Part 1

8 Apr

With Game of Thrones’ fifth season premiering this Sunday, it’s time for me to do what I do best: arbitrary rankings in list form! Here are, in my humble opinion, the best episodes of Thrones thus far: 10. The Lion and the Rose Season 4, Episode 2 Written by George R.R. Martin Directed by Alex [...]

Top 10 TV Episodes of 2014, Part 3

14 Jan

4. True Detective- “Who Goes There” True Detective may have disappointed in the end, and it’s certainly one of the more overrated series of the year, but that didn’t stop “Who Goes There” from blowing me away. This is essentially my “Technical Achievement” award for the year, as while I never got emotionally involved in [...]

Game of Thrones- “And Now His Watch Is Ended” Recap

23 Apr

A DRAGON IS NOT A SLAVE …that is all. Read the recap here.

Game of Thrones- “Dark Wings, Dark Words” Recap

8 Apr

George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series is an extremely complex and complicated collection of novels, so much so that by book four they cease to feature any central narrative or arc and kinda just tell you what’s going on in Westeros in real time. It’s kind of astounding that a television adaptation [...]

The Meaning of Hilhorst, Part 3

19 Jul

When I first started blogging and my WordPress site was called “Castle on a Hill,” I posted a couple articles that dealt with the origin of my Dutch surname, Hilhorst. I originally believed that my name meant “castle on a hill” in dutch, “horst” being a castle and “hil,” being well, a hill that lost [...]