Game of Thrones Season 7 Review

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George R.R. Martin created the world which has been captivating its readers for the past few decades as he released his series titled: A Song of Ice and Fire. These books were adapted by HBO into the series we all know now as Game of Thrones, but throughout the last six seasons D&D (the nickname given by the fans of the show for the writers David Weiss and David Benioff) have had source material to work from in the form of the A Song of Ice and Fire books. This season they were forced to stray from the source material as the TV show reached the end of the books’ current progression. Martin has yet to release books 6 and 7, Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring. Now that the show is ahead of the books, readers have no clue what is going to transpire on their TV screen. There are seven episodes in this season and wow were they jam-packed amazing acting and incredible storytelling for a TV show.

I am going to start this off by saying that this WILL contain minor spoilers of some of the events that occur in Season 7 of Game of Thrones, although I will try to avoid giving up HUGE details of major deaths or power moves. So, if you have yet to see the entirety of Season 7 of Game of Thrones, or any previous season, then I would click off and go watch all 70+ hours of the show before you read this.

Ok, welcome back and let’s get started.

This season was simply amazing on so many levels with such great moments for character development and symbolism that you were caught sitting back in your seat gawking at your screen or kicking your legs in the enjoyment of the scene you’ve been waiting for since Season 3 (Thanks D&D for giving us back Gendry, the seemingly useless character that we all identify with for some strange reason). In my opinion, this season was THE best of the series as of yet. Some disagree with me and say that Season 6 was the best but I have to argue otherwise. This season has been able to learn from every season before it so expertly that it was able to outdo itself in so many ways. At times, it trips on its half-tied shoelaces caused by the lack of source material from George R. R. Martin but the episodes stumble and pick themselves right back up and you forget there was an plot hole as you watch the next scene of “fan service” as you see a dragon soar over a castle or a person fight a zombie bear.

Overall, David Benioff and David Weiss really delivered on the promise of a season that was bigger and better than any other before it. The only true complaint I can find in this season was that it was only seven episodes long, unlike every other season of 10 episodes. That is a good complaint to have when it comes to any TV show. Now we enter a dark two years as the next and final season is projected to come out in 2019…

Side note: If they do not release the final season in the winter of 2019 (either January or December of 2019) I will be thoroughly disappointed because this is a HUGE opportunity for marketing that they need not miss. The entire series is culminating in “Winter Coming” and what better way to say “Winter is Here and so is Game of Thrones” then to release it in the winter.