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Game of Thrones Season 1 Episode 3, entitled Lord Snow, is a very “dense” episode. This episode contains a lot of exposition and yet you still hang on to every word because the dialogue is so great and so are the performances by all the actors and actresses.

Review: Game of Thrones Season 1 Episode 3, Lord Snow

In the previous episode of season 1, everyone was traveling but in this episode everyone has reached their destinations and everything is not what it’s cracked up to be. When everyone settles down at their destinations, you may notice that many of the characters quickly become very unhappy because it’s not what they were expecting.

Jon Snow, having joined the Night’s Watch, certainly finds out that wall is not quite what he expected. But by the end of the episode, Jon Snow along with Daenerys begins to adjust to their new surroundings and change their opinion on matters. Daenerys who has entered into a higher position as Drogo’s new bride is starting to understand her leadership position with the Dothraki.

King’s Landing

Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s start at King’s Landing and work our way up North. Through Ned Stark, we get introduced to a few new characters: Little Finger, Vaerys, the King’s council, and King’s Landing itself which is very different from Winterfell. Whereas Winterfell was cold, King’s Landing has a lot of greenery and lots of sun. It has more of a “elsewhere” feel to it. Ned also discovers that the kingdom is millions of coin in debt and he starts to realize what a sloppy king Robert has become. Episode 3 also explores deeper into Jaime Lannister’s character with scenes that aren’t even in the books. In this episode, Jaime’s character is being built up to becoming a bad guy.

Winter Is Coming

Now moving further north back to Winterfell and the Wall, we start to get more information about winter and why everyone is weary of its arrival. Although the phrase, Winter Is Coming, is the name of the first episode, many still hadn’t actually figured out what that actually means. The third episode of Game of Thrones, Lord Snow, gives answers. With exception of the people that live in the north, most everyone else in the 7 kingdoms thinks the Night’s Watch is a joke and they don’t believe in the “ghost stories” about the White Walkers.

One of the stories told is by Bran’s nurse to Bran who has woken up from his coma and is now paralyzed about mothers having to smother their children to keep them from freezing to death because the winters have hundreds of feet of snow and they last for decades. Another story told about what’s beyond the wall is Jon’s uncle Benjen talking to Tyrion telling him there are whores beyond the wall. (Let’s just take a moment to recognize the awesome performance by Peter Dinklage… ok, moment over)

Lord Snow at The Wall

Back to Jon Snow. Like mentioned a little earlier in this review, Jon Snow wasn’t really happy with the Wall upon his arrival but by the end of the third episode in season 1, he starts training some of the less skilled new arrivals of the Night’s Watch. Although he wasn’t well liked at first, the end of the episode shows him starting to form a brotherhood.

Arya and Daenerys

Let’s briefly talk about the young women in this episode. Arya Stark is another story that is starting to develop. We see her starting to show more of her Stark qualities and beginning to bond with her father as he realizes that she is not meant to be a lady and sets her up with a sword fighting teacher that they refer to as “dance instructor.” Daenerys character is also getting more and more interesting. Watching her come into her role into a khaleesi of the dothraki and stand up to her brother Vaserys could almost make her my favorite character of this show BUT the verdict’s still out on that one. If you want more information about this episode you can watch Game of Thrones Season 1 Episode 3 recap below.

Whereas in episode 1, the premiere episode, we met all the characters and most of them were all brought together to one location, Winterfell, this episode, Game of Thrones Season 1 Episode 2, really sets everybody into play and gives them a jumpstart into their individual stories.

Game of Thrones Season 1 Episode 2: King’s Landing Review

This second episode of the first season of Game of Thrones, is almost like a road piece; everyone traveling somewhere. Tyrion and John Snow are headed to the ice wall. King Robert, his family, Ned, Arya and Sansa are headed to King’s Landing with the King’s guard.  Even Catelyn, by the end of the episode decides to leave Winterfell to find more information on her son, Bran’s accident.

Although not a lot of new information is shown in this episode, there is more texturization to the characters that brings them more to life. For example, we discover that Catelyn Stark, dislikes Jon Snow, Ned’s bastard son. We also got a little insight into Jon’s mother Wala, who Robert and Ned briefly discuss while stopping to eat on their way to King’s Landing. During this stop, some of the Targaryen history is brought to light. We also go back overseas to see Daenerys starting to come into her own. Coincidentally, Daenerys and her brother Vaserys are also traveling in this episode to meet her husband to be.

If Any Kids Are In The Room, Cover Their Eyes! 

Episode 2 of Game of Throne’s first season also had a few steamy moments with Daenerys and her new husband Khal Drogo. Here is where you witness her character starting to develop into the character all of us book fans know and love; from shy and timid, to bold and aggressive. We get to see her maturization process as she begins to accept and possible like this situation that she’s been forced into.

This show is so well made and there are never any meaningless scenes. The setup of the show, the character roles, and settings all seem very meticulous sort of like a chess game, making sure all the “pieces” of the story collaborate with each other to produce an outstanding end result.

If Somebody Should Be Beheaded It’s Him…

The villain of this episode is Prince Joffrey. In the first episode we only saw just a little smugness from his character but in this episode you really get to see that he was an entitled little shit. Honestly I would have paid money to see Tyrion smack him the face a 4th time. All the other characters that may come off bad, have some kind of backstory, whereas Joffrey is just a dick. He’s grown up in a life of privilege and he can act no other way then evil. Basically the entire ending with Sansa losing her direwolf shows how nefarious he is at such a young age.

Oil and Water

The relationship between the Stark sisters, Arya and Sansa was also very interesting to watch. Not only because of how different they are but how they each feel about where they come from. Arya is a true Stark at heart and so is more of a tomboy whereas Sansa dreams of becoming a princess and wants to  distance herself from the Starks and so she latches on to Joffrey.

Best Opening Title Sequence Ever

Before ending this review of game of thrones season 1 episode 2, let’s just talk about how amazing the opening title sequence is! By the second episode, if you’re watching closely you should notice that it changed a little from the first time. You should have also noticed that the opening title sequence is showing a map of the 7 kingdoms. Check out the video below if you want to see it. 

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The premiere of Game of Thrones the television series did not leave fans disappointed. It was a thrilling, faithful, cinematic journey, even though it’s just a television show.

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The Cinematic Scope of Season 1 Episode 1 Explained

While watching the Game of Thrones season 1 episode 1, titled “Winter Is Coming, you will feel like you are watching one of the best ever made fantasy FILMS, it doesn’t even feel like a television episode while watching. The Land of Westeros, the setting of Game of Thrones, while it’s not as pretty as say, “middle earth” but it certainly has it’s sights. The Great ice Wall which shows in the very beginning scenes of Game of Thrones’ premiere episode is quite breathtaking but other than that it seems to be a haunted kind of “gritty” land. It doesn’t have sweeping majestic scenery; it has a sense of realism to it which is what makes it such a great show. The people that inhabit the land of Westeros look and “feel” like they belong there and not like actors in costumes. The characters have scars, dirt under their finger nails and so the setting feels very palpable.

A lot of these details that make the show so amazing can be attributed to George R.R Martin’s (Game of Thrones author) artistic ability to create such vivid pictures with his words. If you’ve read the books, you may have noticed there are a few scenes in the episode that don’t exist in the book but the creators did an excellent job of bringing the book to life on screen.

Winter Is Coming and so are the White Walkers 

One of the great things about this show is the some of the super natural elements at play that you get a taste of right off the back in the very first scene when we see the White Walkers in the northern territory. After the first scene, the White Walkers aren’t shown anymore for the rest of the episode and this gives the whole show an extra bit of “flavor” because everything else deals with real people.

Television Show or movie

So many things are covered in game of throne’s first episode that it really does feel like watching a movie and you get the same feeling of dread when it ends. You get to see Winterfell, King’s Landing and we even go across the sea to focus on two other characters who don’t yet interact with the core characters, Vaerys and Daenerys. And although the first scene with the two is a little off putting, it still has the sense of realism to it, mostly due to the magnificent performance to new comer, Emilia Clarke, as Daenerys who was almost fresh out of acting school when she began filming for this show. This part may be so well played by Ms. Clarke because of the things that Daenerys has to endure and overcome. Essentially, Emilia Clarke, is going through her own problems as well as a new comer to the screen.

Role Reversal: Bad Turned Good

Emilia Clarke is not the only character who gives an outstanding performance in this show. The cast is huge. Sean Bean, who plays Eddard “Ned” Stark, in the show, is the first person the producers wanted for the role once they read the books and he nails the part. Although he known for playing Borimir, a villain, in Lord of The Rings, he is very watchable as the last noble man in an ignoble world in this HBO television series. He’s sort of like a retired gunfighter… if you will, getting drawn back into a world of violence that he has tried to leave behind and he does a magnificent job in this role. The actors and actresses that play Ned Stark’s children also do an unbelievable job in their roles. Some fans were worried about whether the show would measure up to the book because of the important roles that the children had in the novels. They did very mature things and were very complex characters. This however was remedied by casting slightly older actors for some of the roles.

Peter Dinklage Better Win An Emmy

The performance that stole the show for me was from Peter Dinklage in the role as Tyrion Lannister. In Game of Thrones book series, Tyrion Lannister is one of the most liked characters and like Sean Bean, he was also someone that the producers wanted right off the back. What makes his character so intriguing is that you pretty much know where everyone else stands except, Tyrion Lannister. Is he good? Is he bad? We don’t know. I guess we will have to find out in later episodes.

So to find about more about this episode you can watch the video below. Click here for Game of Thrones Season 1 Episode 2 Review.

 

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Game of Thrones season 3 is the most shocking and exciting season of the series thus far. No character is safe, and the creators of the series give us viewers plenty of jaw-dropping moments that have us thinking, “Did that really just happen?” No matter whether you watch Game of Thrones online or on your TV set, these are the top 10 moments from season 3 that you don’t want to miss.

1.      Thoros Brings Beric to Life

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When Beric challenged The Hound (Sandor Clegane) to a fight, viewers weren’t surprised when Beric lost – even if the fire terrified poor Sandor. After all, this is The Hound we’re talking about. What no one expected was Thoros to bring Beric back from the dead. Apparently, this is something he’s done several times. Kind of puts Melisandre’s fire tricks to shame, doesn’t it?

2.      Jamie Lannister Loses His Hand

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Since his capture, Jamie has been pretty terrible at getting himself out of sticky situations. He escaped once, but was caught soon after. On his way to Kings Landing with Brienne, he gets captured by Locke (Roose Bolton’s best hunter).

Jamie tries to finagle his way out the situation by using his father’s money and power. He even tries to save Brienne by telling Locke she’s from the land of sapphires. The problem is that Locke isn’t quite as dumb as he looks, and he cuts off Jamie’s hand. After his hand is removed, he makes Jamie wear it as a necklace.

3.      Daenerys Shows the Good Masters Who’s Boss

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When Daenerys arrives in Astapor, she buys the entire Unsullied slave army from the Good Masters (who really aren’t so good) in exchange for one of her dragons. Once the deal is done, Daenerys commands her new army to kill all the Good Masters and to free all of the slaves. This is a Game of Thrones streaming moment you don’t want to miss. Oh, and did we mention that she unleashes her dragons to reign fire down on the Good Masters too? Yeah, no big deal.   

4.      Robb Punishes Lord Karstark

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Going against the advice of his advisors, Robb beheads Lord Karstark himself as punishment for sending a pack of men to kill a few captured Lannister boys. This eerie scene was reminiscent of Robb’s father’s death and a major turning point for Robb.

5.      Theon Loses His Manhood

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In Game of Thrones Season 3, Theon is the one character that suffers the most. After his capture and loss of Winterfell, Theon is taken away by Roose Bolton’s illegitimate son and tortured – for days on end. As if torturing the poor lad wasn’t enough, Theon is tricked by two women who seduce him and hand him over to his captor to be castrated.

To add insult to injury, his captor dines on a blood sausage after the assault, which he insinuates is Theon’s manhood. What did he really do with Theon’s “detached parts”? Ship them off to his father, of course.

6.      Ros Meets a Grim End

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If you rewind back to the Game of Thrones streaming of season 2, you might remember that Baelish made it quite clear to Ros that he doesn’t like “bad investments.” Apparently, she wasn’t listening. When he finds out she’s been conspiring with Lord Varys, he gives her to Joffrey to experiment with. As it turns out, Joffrey’s idea of fun and “experimenting” is target practice. Ros meets a grim end when she’s seen with her hands bound above her head and her body peppered with arrows.

7.      Brienne Fights a Bear

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When Jamie returns to Locke’s camp to rescue Brienne, he finds her trapped in a pit fighting off a bear. Brienne may be one tough lady, but it’s hard to fight off a giant bear with a wooden sword. Proving that chivalry isn’t dead, the one-handed Jamie jumps into the pit and saves both him and Brienne from the beast. This is a rare moment for Jamie, who is well-known for being a selfish, arrogant and entitled Lannister boy.

8.      Tyrion Marries Sansa

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In a shocking move, Lord Tywin arranges for Tyrion to marry Sansa Stark in an attempt to prevent the Starks and Tyrells from joining houses. Thanks to a drunken Tyrion, the wedding is filled with comically awkward moments, and a confrontation between the smug Joffrey and his drunken uncle. If you watch Game of Thrones online, this is one scene you may find yourself re-watching quite a few times. 

The good news? The two never consummated the marriage, so we can all breathe a sigh of relief. Imagine how awkward that scene would have been.

9.      Jon Snow Loses His Innocence – and then Betrays Ygritte

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Viewers cried tears of joy and sadness when pretty boy Jon Snow got cozy with Ygritte in the cave. Jon may have lost his innocence and broke his vows, but you just can’t help but root for this odd couple.

Of course, once the two cross over the wall, Jon proves that you can take a crow away from the wall, but you can’t take the crow out of him. He betrays Ygritte, riding off on a horse and leaving her behind – but not before Ygritte plants a few arrows in him.

10.  The Red Wedding

The Red Wedding was, by far, the most shocking moment from Game of Thrones season 3. When Robb goes back on his word and marries another woman, Lord Fray proves that you cannot betray him and get away with it.

In an attempt to make amends with Fray, Edmure Tully agrees to marry one of his daughters. In a cowardly move, Fray has Robb, his wife and unborn child, all of his men and his mother slaughtered after the marriage feast, proving that absolutely nothing is sacred in this show. Now that’s a wedding people will be taking about for centuries.

These are just ten of the many epic moments from season 3. If you have yet to watch Game of Thrones online, you’re missing out on one of the most watched shows in the world. There are quite a few online outlets, like Amazon, that offer Game of Thrones streaming for all three seasons. Just don’t get too attached to any of the characters. We can’t promise they won’t lose their heads.

Game of Thrones follows the leaders of the 7 kingdoms as they try to take over the Iron throne after the death of King Robert. The 3rd season leaves fans at the edge of their seats as all of the characters collide into a spectacular battle with dragons, brothers killing brothers and dire wolves reigning supreme on the battle field.

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One thing’s for sure, you will want to watch Game of Thrones season 3 and get caught up on the mayhem before leading into season 4. For all die-hard fans, HBO has announced that the series has been given a season 5 and 6 already, which means the world of Westeros and Essos will live on with more twists and turns than ever before. If you are a fan or you want to watch a series that will keep you entranced for hours on end, you will want to watch Game of Thrones online and get caught up before season 5.

Using Your Cable Provider

Can’t seem to catch Game of Thrones on television and missed the last few seasons? Thankfully, HBO has made it quite easy to find your favorite season and watch it online. Now, instead of waiting, you can begin watching Game of Thrones right from HBO Go’s website.

HBO Go can be used on virtually any platform from a tablet to your Roku or PlayStation 3. Since HBO is a premium channel, you will, unfortunately, need to have an HBO subscription to utilize the service. If you do, simply go to the HBO Go website and click “Sign in.”

Once you are prompted, you will see an array of service providers to connect with. Simply click on your respected cable provider, type in your information and allow HBO Go to connect with your site.

After this is done, you will have access to virtually every episode of Game of Thrones and all of the other great content that HBO provides.

The downfall to this service is that you must already have a cable subscription and pay the price for HBO. If you don’t particularly care for HBO but still want to get your Game of Thrones fix, the next option is your best option to watch Game of Thrones online.

Amazon Instant Video

Amazon seems to be taking over every sector on online entertainment from books to music and, of course, Amazon Instant Video. If you are like me, you were probably upset to find out that Netflix doesn’t include any of the series within its collection. Call it what you want, but a deal had to be made and Amazon was first to offer any HBO content in the form of streaming through their Amazon Instant Video setup.

However, Game of Thrones, unlike other HBO content, did not make it into the free collection. With this in mind, Amazon did secure rights to stream the show to people that purchase it through their website. This is a great way to catch up on the series, but only seasons 1 – 3 are currently available.

You do not need to have a Prime membership to get started and Amazon offers a slew of options that allows you to begin streaming on your tablet, PC or any device with the Amazon Instant Video app.

Finding the Title

A quick search for the series title will display the results for everything from books to memorabilia. Instead, click on the Amazon Instant Video and the correct result will be displayed. You can click on any of the respective seasons and quickly change them all from the same page.

Purchasing Options

Once you have chosen season 3, you will have the option to choose from buying an individual episode or the entire season.

The cost for the HD version of the series is $38.99 and each episode is $3.99. You only save $1 by buying the whole season at once, but if you plan to go on a binge and watch the entire season, this is your best option.

You will also have the option to watch the series in SD or standard definition. This is not as high of quality, but it is not the pixelated version that you would expect from standard definition. The cost for this version of the show is $28.99 with each episode costing $2.99 when purchased separately.

Now, you can access the show right online and begin to watch Game of Thrones season 3 from your computer or mobile device.

If you were looking for a free stream, it will be nearly impossible to find since season 4 has already completed. Your can either choose  to use the services above,  purchase the DVD in stores or watch game of thrones online by searching google. Torrenting the show is a bad idea as HBO has been very strict with containing their content and has placed trackers on most torrents.

With the popularity of the book now turned television series, it is likely that someone you know will mention Game of Thrones as a subject for discussion. It is also likely that if you have not had the time to watch the any of the seasons but particularly the third season, you will feel left out every time you have to hear about a spoiler in the development of the story. So, if you also want to participate in the the conversations with your friends about the third season of Game of Thrones, there are certain things you can do to guarantee that you are up to date with all of the shows new captivating plots.

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One of the first things that you can do is to make some advanced search on the web and find out all the web pages that give you the ability to download every single episode of your favorite series. If you choose the download version, you will have the advantage to save them in the storage device that you have and make them a part of your favorite collection of series. On the other hand, if you cannot spend your valuable time downloading the episodes, you can always watch Game of thrones online. It is true that many people choose this way, because they do not have the adequate time to download the episodes. So, in whichever category of people you belong, the only thing that is absolutely sure is that you will be absolutely thrilled with the third season.

So, if you do not want to hear the development of the story of Westeros from your friends, find some time and choose one of the above ways. Buy chips, popcorn and beers and enjoy your evenings by watching the third season of your favorite series. Be aware that you need to be armed with patience and resistance.

Check out a complete recap of the Game of Thrones Season 3.