RIP, Daenerys Targaryen

Daenerys Targaryen's death, having considered its possibility myself ahead of Game of Thrones' final season as, maybe, an attempt to begin numbing myself to its probability, was the one that I ultimately, and apparently, could not convince myself to prepare for. "I tried to prepare you," my wife said repeatedly last Sunday night after the series finale, "The … Continue reading RIP, Daenerys Targaryen

There’s never been anything like Game of Thrones’ battle of Winterfell

You've maybe seen the video before. A whole bunch of people are gathered in a bar, watching on a big TV the screensaver of a DVD player, willing it to hit just right in one of the corners, a setting you must either be of a certain age or have seen The Office to appreciate. When … Continue reading There’s never been anything like Game of Thrones’ battle of Winterfell

Will killing Daenerys be Game of Thrones’ last and biggest break from convention?

I've been thinking a lot lately about a thing I don't want to think about: the life expectancy of Daenerys Targaryen. Game of Thrones is a couple weeks away from the beginning of Season 8 and less than two months thereafter from reaching a conclusion to its story. Only then will we know for sure who … Continue reading Will killing Daenerys be Game of Thrones’ last and biggest break from convention?