MAESTERS WHERE DID THE MAESTERS COME FROM? The Order of Maesters was originally just a group of learned individuals who came together in Oldtown at Hightower […]
Introduction Education today is a complex, multi-step affair. Elementary school, high-school, and then a variety of options such as co-op, trades schools, colleges, and universities all offer a variety of […]
HBO gained notoriety with the adaptation of George Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire novels into the much decorated television series the Games of Thrones. Capitalizing on favourite medieval tropes of […]
While the first season of Game of Thrones was incredibly faithful to the source material, more recent seasons present the fascinating opportunity to examine HBO’s decisions regarding composite characters and abandoned storylines. This article offers a close reading of the second season in particular, examining how HBO overcame the challenges of adaptation when the series remained in direct correlation with the novels yet had already begun to subtly diverge from the source material.
While many of these narrative and casting choices are praiseworthy, the plot of the show will quickly advance beyond the novels by its sixth season. Questions of textual authority and adaptation are already being explored in the early seasons, and later seasons will inevitably inform extrapolations and predictions for Martin`s narrative.
The commercial success of HBO’s Game of Thrones has become a worldwide phenomenon that has stood out amongst all of the television series released since 2010. The series, based on […]
When I began the research for this topic I had anticipated slogging through several critical reviews from a variety of publications. What I did not anticipate was just for season […]
By Jamie O’Connor The success of HBO’s Game of Thrones can be credited, in part, to the creative marketing campaigns used during and between the show’s seasons. These campaigns generated […]