Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Okay so A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms does a lot of what Winterfell did last week… moving the final characters into position, reconnecting estranged friends and family, dropping a few story bombshells and, of course, scene setting for next weeks inevitable battle. The difference was this time out there’s a sense of urgency and dread that was lacking last week. In fact, in reality, I think Winterfell & A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms could easily have been one long episode as thematically they covered a lot of the same ground. That said the fan service and forbidding here was much stronger and, if anything, it makes Winterfell look weaker in compression. Either-way A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is bloody brilliant – from Tormound being Tormound to Sansa/Daenerys to the returned of Theon and much more. As often with Thrones, it’s the quieter moment that make the show really special. Anyone can do battles but making us care for characters who have killed, cheated and more… now that is art.
Death Toll: 0
Worth The Wait: Yes
Best Bit: Tormound. Always Tormound
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…