Show Review: Game of Thrones, "Dragonstone"

July 18, 2017

 

Game of Thrones: The only show I know of that can have you on the edge of your seat, before the opening credits have run.

 

As GoT fans, we waited patiently. We were then told the seventh season of Game of Thrones would be delayed until the summer, and wouldn't be starting in April as it normally did. Seasonality enduced shift in production. (After all, Winter can't come correctly if you're shooting it in the fall.) And I think most fans would agree, it was worth the wait.

 

Without giving it away (for those that haven't seen it yet, but plan to), the opening scene involves a Stark child, and is pretty bananas. The remainder of the episode is relatively mellow, but simultaneously filled with a lot to take in, as the various groups and sects within Westeros strategize their battle plans and attempt to forge new alliances.

 

If you've watched Game of Thrones here and there or perhaps fell off a few seasons ago, now would be an excellent time to get caught up, catch S7, E1, and prepare yourself for some truly epic television. (A few of the fallen Wildling Giants have become White Walkers, and that's a scary combination!)

Again, the episode is surprisingly dense for how anti-climactic it is. We're so emotionally invested in these characters and even though they die pretty often, there are still plenty of them to root for.

 

My thoughts? Dragonstone is as entertaining as a build-up can be. Fear not, my dragonglass-wielding friends, because the climaxes are coming. A multi-faceted war is brewing, and there are several central characters that can potentially emerge the victor of this game.

 

-A.C.H.

 

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