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Season 1: Episode Recap

Now that Season 1 is over, I want to do  a general “season recap” that approaches the show from various angles.  Using my 10 episode reviews to keep me organized, I went through the details as well as my impressions of each hour.  In doing this Episode List Recap, I decided that Fire and Blood and The Golden Crown were the most flawless episodes.  The three episodes between those two were also phenomenal, but I thought Episodes 7/8/9 each had something missing.

I think the acting was amazing in every episode.  I could have listed it under “The Good” for each segment.  Also, “The Good” section is by no means exhaustive; if I wrote down every praise I sing for this show, this post would be far too long!

*This post contains spoilers for each episode of Season 1 of Game of Thrones*

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Episode 4: Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things

Kit Harington and Jon Bradley-West as Jon Snow and Sam Tarly.

*This post contains mild spoilers for A Song of Ice and Fire.  Please be careful if you are spoiler-sensitive.*

Tonight’s episode, “Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things,” almost felt like an appendix to the last three weeks. Just as the appendices in each ASOIAF book give us useful information about the histories of the noble houses, Episode 4 was full of backstory that enriches the events and characters we’ve seen the last three weeks.

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