GAME OF THRONES: THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SEASON REVIEWED
AndersonVision Best TV of 2017: #10 – Game of Thrones: Season 7 (HBO)
“Game of Thrones” finally brought back what I loved. No, the rampant nudity didn’t get broadcast in 3D. But, they brought back the carnage, the anger and fury that has been missing the last few seasons. The evil witch was on the run, Dany had finally become the ideal queen and the Walkers were finally becoming the army they dreamed. The Stark kids were getting their vengeance and Cersei was about to unveil her incest baby? This is the kind of soap opera that I dreamed of since Swan’s Crossing ended in that giant shootout.
The only thing that irked me this year is a spoiler. So, you’ve been warned. What was the point on ending on Jon Snow banging his aunt? I get that they’ve been getting close, but why try to one up George R.R. Martin’s fetishized fantasies? The Lannisters are the creepy incest faction, while Jon Snow is pure as his namesake. What’s the point in trying to sully their heroic side unless you want to make a statement about how all of these are kinda related. Plus, can anyone explain the Three-Eyed Raven thing to me? I thought I understood it and then this season had me going nope.
Also, the stuff with Sam drug on too long. I enjoyed getting to see Jim Broadbent, but it was ultimately about nothing. When you pick up this release, make sure you get the bonus disc attached to the back. Some of the questions I had at the start of watching this year were answered quite quickly in that animated history. Good stuff all around, as I would expect nothing but the best from HBO.
- Bonus disc of digital animated history
- In-episode Guide
- Blu-ray exclusive content
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- Dolby TrueHD 5.1