AT&T U-Verse messed up our internet and cable for the past few weeks so to repay us they 1) fixed the problem and 2) Gave us free premium channels for three months. This means I have HBO now, which gives me access to HBO Go, which gives me access to Game of Thrones Season 3, which gives me access to sleepless nights, which gives me access to strange dreams of Tyrion telling me the purpose of life. Or.. some of those.
I watched episode 1, “Valar Doeharis” last night and while it certainly wasn’t the most exciting episode it did give me some time to reacquaint myself with the characters and it moved the story forward. Tyrion’s plea before his father was easily the most compelling acting of the episode and it’s good to see Peter Dinklage continue to kill it any time he is on camera.
The best visual pieces of the episode came from Daenarys. From an assassination attempt by a creepy ass kid to an army of 8,000 heartless bad asses to dragons, dragons, dragons, dragons, omg dragons, dragons…. I forgot my point.
Episode 2, “Dark Wings, Dark Words“, introduced several new factions including The Brotherhood without Banners and some weird people torturing Theon Greyjoy.
Jaime Lannister provided the action with an ill attempted sword fight against Brienne and Bran is a warg. Cool.
The subtle bit where Margaery Tyrell takes the information that Sansa tells them about Joffrey being a monster and uses it to her advantage was excellent and also very creepy. She’s so clever it’s a bit disturbing.
So far this season is playing its cards rather close to the vest, but I already know that crazy shit goes down in episode 9. Hopefully the episodes until then continue to up the drama and the action while giving the characters some clearer intentions.