The following is from a five-minute-long writing exercise in my magazine and feature writing class. We were asked to review some form of entertainment that we had recently consumed. Mine was Sunday’s - April 22 - episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones.
HBO’s latest episode of incestual sex and cold-blooded killing – Game of Thrones, for non-believers – reached a whole new level of weird Sunday. As if the frustration of watching a paranoid, 14-year-old king wasn’t enough, Joffrey forces two prostitutes to satisfy his increasingly violent fetishes. And it doesn’t end there. The same red-headed fire priestess who seduced Stannis Baratheon on his war map finally gives birth, handing viewers one of the series’ biggest surprises yet. Winter may be coming, but things in Westeros are only heating up.