GAME OF THRONES REVIEWED
“Game of Thrones” continues as the cultural juggernaut that HBO needed in a post Tony Soprano world. If you’re expecting the dizzy highs of the last few years, then you’re disappointed. After seasons of Red Weddings, beheadings, poisoned kids and favored cast members dying…we needed to slow down. This season is shuffling pieces around to get ready for where the show must go. As such, fans hated it.
The fifth season is the first year that is so heavily dependent on what came before. A lot of fans view it as a lackluster Season 4 Part 2 that just kicks the can further down the road. Cersei does her naked walk of shame, Arya goes through her Dagobah phase and people get to wonder more about Jon. The Butters Stotch complaint remains about Dany, so there’s that. But, what does it all mean?
You’re watching a show with a fixed ending that isn’t totally nailed down by its creators. The GRRM net is starting to loosen, as the show treads into his ideas rather than text. Will the show and author ever match up again? Does it matter? Just sit back and enjoy the tits and dragons. Thank you for my new favorite phase, Ian McShane.
- Exclusive Blu-Ray featurettes and Episode Guides
- Deleted Scenes
A/V QUALITY STATS
- Dolby Atmos
- Dolby TrueHD 7.1
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer