Okay, maybe things won’t end up well between Jon Snow and Daenerys

Though fans of Game Of Thrones are all geared up to champion the greatest incestuous power couple since the show’s last incestuous power couple, a theory that pulls evidence from both the HBO series and George R.R. Martin’s books suggests that things may not end all that well for Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. As…

Blood is thicker than water, maybe, but Ice beckons as Game Of Thrones closes its season (experts)

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Welcome to the “Experts” reviews of Game Of Thrones here at The A.V. Club, which are written from the perspective of someone who has read George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. Originally, these reviews were a necessity, creating a space where those who had read the books could freely discuss upcoming story…

The backstory that will make Cersei and Jon Snow’s meeting a little awkward

Since the truth of Jon Snow’s parentage was confirmed in last season’s Game Of Thrones finale, show watchers have been catching up on mapping out some of the familial relations that book readers did ages ago. Unbeknownst to the King In The North, he’s got a whole bunch of genetic connections that could complicate his…

A game-changing Thrones spectacle buckles under the pressures of a shortened season (experts)

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Welcome to the “Experts” reviews of Game of Thrones here at The A.V. Club, which are written from the perspective of someone who has read George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. Originally, these reviews were a necessity, creating a space where those who had read the books could freely discuss upcoming story…

IKEA releases instructions on how to turn their rugs into Night’s Watch capes

Last week, Game Of Thrones fans learned that the reason everyone in the Night’s Watch looks like they’re wearing a cheap rug for a cape is because they are in fact wearing cheap rugs for capes. Specifically, they’re IKEA rugs that have been cut, shaved, waxed, frosted, and who knows what else to make them look like…

Game Of Thrones swiftly unites (some of) the living to fight the dead (experts)

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Welcome to the “Experts” reviews of Game Of Thrones here at The A.V. Club, which are written from the perspective of someone who has read George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. Originally, these reviews were a necessity, creating a space where those who had read the books could freely discuss upcoming story…

Game Of Thrones has us wondering how long each character’s story will last (experts)

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Welcome to the “Experts” reviews of Game Of Thrones here at The A.V. Club, which are written from the perspective of someone who has read George R.R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire. Originally, these reviews were a necessity, creating a space where those who had read the books could freely discuss upcoming story…

A multi-front war comes and goes as Game Of Thrones settles in for winter (experts)

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Welcome to the “Experts” reviews of Game Of Thrones here at The A.V. Club, which are written from the perspective of someone who has read George R.R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire. Originally, these reviews were a necessity, creating a space where those who had read the books could freely discuss upcoming story…

As news spreads, Westeros reckons with the cumulative absurdity of Game Of Thrones (experts)

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Welcome to the “Experts” reviews of Game Of Thrones here at The A.V. Club, which are written from the perspective of someone who has read George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. Originally, these reviews were a necessity, creating a space where those who had read the books could freely discuss upcoming story…

Thrones’ season 7 premiere maps out its final act (experts)

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Welcome to the “Experts” reviews of Game of Thrones here at The A.V. Club, which are written from the perspective of someone who has read George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. Originally, these reviews were a necessity, creating a space where those who had read the books could freely discuss upcoming story…

Winter is here—along with fire and blood—in a propulsive Game Of Thrones finale (experts)

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This Game Of Thrones review is written for those who have read George R.R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire. It will not explicitly spoil events from those books that have not yet been adapted into the series, but it will address events from the books more broadly in the interest of exploring the process of adapting…

It’s bastard vs. bastard: Here are this week’s Game Of Thrones dead pool odds

Ding-dong and thank God, because the Waif is dead. The evil little sprite got her just deserts courtesy of Arya and Needle last week, earning A.V. Club editor-in-chief John Teti a whole bunch of fake money thanks to a sizable and gutsy bet. With “the battle of the bastards” set to take place this Sunday, we’re sure to…

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