‘Game of Thrones’ review: “The Children” marks a horrifying Father’s Day

June 16, 2014 3:38 AM

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Every week, I will be reviewing the latest episode of “Game of Thrones,” informed by my reading of George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire novels. My colleague David Malitz, who is new to the story, will be recapping the show on The Post’s Style Blog. This post discusses the events of “The Children” and the events of Martin’s “A Storm of Swords” in some detail. As I sit with the season, I will post more about certain elements of the show throughout the week.

In its first season, “Game of Thrones” defined itself as a different kind of story with an execution that sent a very clear message. Traditional fairy tales end with children freed from bad witches and wolves in their grandmothers clothing and reunited with their parents. “Game of Thrones” is a stor...

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