Game of Thrones: Season 8 – A Review

My darling readers, after 8 seasons full of death and drama, the final episode of Game of Thrones aired last night. And boy, do I have a lot to say about this season. I’ll try to keep my thoughts concise, but this post might turn into a bit of a longer essay. Oh, and there will be spoilers.
Anyways, please bear with me and share your thoughts on the final season!

The Plot:

All of Westeros is about to make its final stand against the Night King. Dany is still hell-bent on ruling the Seven Kingdoms. Will the bomb Bran dropped in the last season alter everybody’s fates?

The Rating:

I hadn’t been a GoT fan from the first minute. However, once I had watched my first episode, I was all in. I binged all season, devoured the books.
Needless to say, I was both excited and anxious about the final season. We could clearly see a decline in quality once the show had left the charted territory marked by George R. R. Martin’s books. So, I had dialed down my expectation for the final season. Nevertheless, Benioff and Weiss managed to fuck it up beyond my wildest imaginations.
About three episodes in, all I wanted was for the show to be over. It was almost painful to watch! So, what did Benioff and Weiss do to ruin it all? Welcome to my TED Talk!

What has Game of Thrones always been known for? Unforeseen plot twists, cleverly crafted stories, impressive characters along with intense character development, epic battles and (very important) strong female characters who seriously kick ass. Let me tell you in detail how all of that went down the drain with season 8.

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6 Thoughts on Game of Thrones Season 6

I know, I know. It’s been some time since the finale of Season 6 aired. But I guess by now it’s safe to assume that you are all done watching Game of Thrones and I can throw in as many spoilers as possible 😉
So let’s talk about season 6!

 

Thought #1 – The Arya story arc:
Annoyed doesn’t nearly describe my feeling for this story line. Arya is an interesting character and from what the books indicated this was super promising. But how it turned out in the show was a huge letdown. Basically her whole time in Bravos was superfluous.
The show makers really pissed me off with not even trying to make it better. It felt like this was a part of the plot they just wanted to get over with. I mean, Arya, trained assassin, knows that the waif is up to kill her simply strolls around with her guard down, then gets stabbed several times and is miraculously cured by a bowl of soup. Yeah, sure… Continue reading

Me from A to Z (part 2)

This is the second part of the “Me from A to Z” series! You can check out part 1 right here.
I hope you enjoy it and I’d love for some of my fellow bloggers to pick up the idea 😉
As I posted this back in 2015, I updated a few things in this posts – so you’re getting the 2019 status right now!

I – Inside Jokes: I’m pretty sure whoever has to listen to me and my friends must think that we are all nuts. Sometimes our conversations exist almost exclusively of inside jokes. As ridiculous as it is, I love it. The jokes may be totally stupid, but never fail to make me smile.

J – June: I couldn’t think of anything cool or interesting for the letter J, so I chose June, the month I was born in. I always liked it, almost summer but not yet too hot. During university my excitement over June has been ebbing. It’s when all the exams for the summer semester take place meaning that it’s nothing but stress and I hardly ever get to leave the house. Plus it usually means that I can’t spend my birthday at home nor celebrate it at all. With an exam coming up the next day you’re not in the mood for a party.

K – Kitchen: My favourite room! I love to cook and to bake so the kitchen is the place to be for me. Whenever I’m at a home center I glance longingly at all those amazing kitchens with all the appliances a cook could ever dream of. Continue reading

5 Reasons why “A Song of Ice and Fire” is awesome (Time to Talk about Books)

I took me a while to really notice both the books of “A Song of Ice and Fire” and the TV Show “Game of Thrones“. But once it got onto my radar, I was hooked. I currently reading the second part of the third book, “A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold”.
Here’s why you should check these books out:

 


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Chillin’ on the Couch with my Remote: Game of Thrones – or better said: that escalated quickly

It’s currently exam time. Therefor I’m doing what every student does: Finding reasons not to study right now. I had the glorious idea to watch Game of Thrones. Within less than a week I was done with all thirty episode currently existing. (Damn it, now I have to study -.-)

Let me give you a quick overview:

The story is set in Westeros. The country also called the “seven kingdoms” is ruled by one king who sits in King’s Landing. In the north is a huge wall made of ice to cut off and protect the country from the evil things lying behind the wall. Continue reading