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A Review of the Game of Thrones Season Opener

A Review of the Game of Thrones Season Opener

A Review of the Game of Thrones Season Opener

Aside from the fact that the story continues in confusing arcs, and some of the background shots are so phony they belong in a 1930s B movie, and the acting seems to be saying, “Look at me, this is a phenomenon, my career is made,” the point here is that The Dead have destroyed the wall with their captured dragon. (No one has explained how The Dead got the chains and grappling hooks to drag the dead dragon out from under the ice, but the show is not about logic.)


What occurs to me is that now John Stark and Daenerys Targaryen are assembling a vast allied force (I love “the unsullied,” eagle scouts all) to stop The Dead in the north. However, the allies are fractured: Some want payments for past sins; some want to contest the leadership and who “bends a knee” to whom; some want a redistribution of the spoils of war; some seek more egalitarian rule; and some sit on the sidelines providing only lip service while they lie and dissemble and plan to swoop in after others do the fighting and dying. None of them can compromise or even talk civilly in the face of dire impending threat, which has already defeated them once by overwhelming the Night Watch at the Wall.

In other words, The Dead are facing the Democratic Party. Place your bets.

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Alan Weiss is a consultant, speaker, and author of over 60 books. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients from over 500 leading organizations around the world.

Comments: 2

  • Huw Thomas

    April 15, 2019

    Was wondering where you were going with this Alan and then I nearly fell off my chair chuckling at the end there 🙂

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