Game of Thrones is one of the best shows on TV, without a doubt. It’s large cast of complex and engaging characters make every season, every episode, a veritable dramatic feast for the millions of viewers that tune in on a weekly basis, plus, it’s got kick ass action, and follows age old themes about power and destiny. But suppose we were to make a list of things you don’t like about Game of Thrones, short though it maybe, what would be at the top? Chances are it might be the shows treatment of women, particularly the recurring use of sexual violence against them. (more…)
Although season four just ended, people are already dying for season five of Game of Thrones. The hit HBO show has become must-see TV. In fact, I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t watch the show. With good reason too! While GoT may have a weak storyline or character here or there, it’s always engrossing, always exciting and – more times than not – usually pretty upsetting.
Many don’t know what’s coming in the next season but we do know who will direct it. HBO has revealed the directors for season five and it’s a mix of newcomers and seasoned pros, but mostly newcomers. It’s a small group of guys (and only guys – more on that later…) but you have to remember the show only has ten episodes a season. But these five men will be getting quite a fill because they are all taking on double duty.
So who will be bringing the bloodshed and battles and boobs next season? Let’s have a look. (more…)