It's been a long road of slaughter and Starks, Baratheons, and beheadings, Lannisters and loss, Greyjoys and goodbyes, but HBO's Game of Thrones has finally come to an end. While an article on how David Benioff and D.B. Weiss' fantasy epic changed your life might seem a little cliché to some, it's one that's a little closer to home for me—putting it as bluntly as Lady Olenna, I literally owe my writing career to the Seven Kingdoms.
Prepare for war when AMC's The Walking Dead returns to our screens, and fans of the undead romp are promised the most explosive season yet. Alongside tenacious tigers, wire-wrapped baseball bats, and herds of the usual ravenous walkers, expect a number of our stalwart survivors to also lose their lives in the upcoming Season 8.
As Game of Thrones Season 7 winds to a close, fans of the Ice and Fire saga were left with a finale that gave us more questions than answers, but also some more than satisfying endings. They may have started poles apart, but after a whole season of to-ing and fro-ing, those Stark siblings finally banded together to take down their greatest enemy hiding amongst the ranks.
Well, after a season of "Stark" revelations, HBO's Game of Thrones has bowed out with its penultimate season. It was definitely a song of ice and fire as Jon Snow emerged as a full Starkgaryen, Sansa became the Lady of Winterfell, and Arya Stark carried on playing Uma Thurman in Kill Bill. However, what about Bran "the forgotten" Stark?
Sure, it may be the middle of summer for most of us here in the real world, but there is no denying that out there in Westeros, the snow is starting to fall. As Season 7 of HBO's Game of Thrones came to its chilly climax, we are now left with an agonizing wait to see where the living and the dead of the Seven Kingdoms will head next. So, let's deconstruct that season swansong and get out the tinfoil hats.
To quote Joel Schumacher's Batman & Robin, it was a game of "ice to meet you" in the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale. We headed to the Dragonpit for a frosty foray of favorites, then further North for an even colder reception at Winterfell and the Wall. Lurking in the shadows beyond the Wall, the Night King and his frozen forces made moves for their endgame, and we were left with one of the biggest #GameofThrones shocks to ever grace seven years of the Seven Kingdoms. While some may have clocked what happened at the Wall ahead of time, it sounds like showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had it planned all along.