Now that enough time has passed for everyone to see the final episode, a brief salute to Game of Thrones, via the above 8-bit version of the theme — WARNING: will embed in your BRAIN — and a piece of Phil Noto art depicting Daenerys Targaryen who was a real standout in the 10-episode season.
Here it must be said how thrilled we here at Stately Beat Manor were to watch a TV show that was literate and nuanced and also included scenes that will fuel LARPing for generations to come. GoT started out slow — all that exposition and family lore! — but came on incredibly strong in the last three or four episodes. As in life, everything has a price, actions echo through the ages, and a man always wants his daughters to marry up.
Great TV. Looking forward to reading books as we wait for the second season!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.