Game of Thrones, season 8, episode 5: The Bells

release year: 2019
genre: TV fantasy/drama
viewing setting: live broadcast 5/12/19

synopsis: This can't be done without spoiling anything; see general notes below.

impressions: This was it: the second big battle of the last season, where the remaining "good guys" attack King's Landing where all the "bad guys" are. However, not everything is what it seems. As expected, there are some major deaths this time. And as always, the plot and events are extremely complex, and accordingly, stupid people shouldn't watch this show.

acting: One thing that won't change in any of my season reviews of this show: there's a huge ensemble cast, and I'm no longer going to talk about any or all of the characters. There are dozens of significant and memorable cast members, and this is one of those shows where you often have to check things on wikipedia after an episode.

final word: Good, if complex, medieval intrigue and mayhem.

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