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Reaction to Game of Thrones S01E09

Warning! Big spoiler if you haven’t seen the episode.

What a show, man. Those of us who like genre fare but also great storytelling have this conundrum, where something moves from “good for fantasy / scifi / anime / whatever” to “just plain good”. I would say Game of Thrones passed that point about half way through the season, but really, it was there all along, but had to spend the first half putting pieces on the board and getting them into position.

Only now am I noticing that one of the main men on this show, David Benioff, wrote The 25th Hour. Okay he also wrote Troy and Wolverine, so there ya go.