I just finished binge-watching S8 of Game of Thrones. Although I LOVED seeing so many of the characters I have grown to love over the previous 7 seasons, I am left with a feeling that the producers skated through too much with only 6 episodes in which humankind has to wage an epic battle with hordes of the undead, resolve the issue of who has the right to rule the Seven Kingdoms, as well as tie up all of the story lines. It was an ambitious plan, and in a sense everything was brought to closure, but I feel cheated by them cramming it all into 6 episodes.
One dandy way they chose to deal with characters was to kill them in various creative ways. Sorry, that’s a sellout!
A final note on this essay, which has skated through any specifics so as not to give spoilers, is about Bran. First I’ll mention how much Bran looks like a young George Harrison! It’s weird but a good weird. Bran has been a key figure throughout Game of Thrones, starting from his boyhood when he saw something he wasn’t supposed to see, and until the very end of the show. Tyrion, played by Peter Dinklage, is the character that gets a lot of the limelight, but Bran comes out of the woodwork in this final season.
Paula Light is the host of Thursday Inspiration. Paula says:
This week’s theme is skating and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Skating Away” recorded by Jethro Tull in 1974:
Skating away, skating away, skating away
On the thin ice of the new day