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Luke Broadwater
Luke Broadwater's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Baltimore Sun

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 94% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Mother's Mercy (TV Episode) It was a strong final episode to what was a strong season - perhaps the best since Seasons 1 and 3.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2015
A 100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Hardhome (TV Episode) In "Hardhome," Game of Thrones did what very few shows can: Turn TV into a big-budget action movie.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2015
88% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Gift (TV Episode) Is it wrong I'm geeking-out over Tyrion Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen finally meeting face-to-face?‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted May 25, 2015
B+ 61% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken (TV Episode) Damn. That was a disturbing episode. As if George R.R. Martin's books aren't cruel enough, the writers of HBO's Game of Thrones keep adding in even more messed-upness.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted May 18, 2015
A- 97% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Kill the Boy (TV Episode) Halfway through the fifth season of Game of Thrones, the show's writers turned in their best offering this year to date.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted May 11, 2015
B+ 100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - High Sparrow (TV Episode) "The High Sparrow," the third episode in this season's Game of Thrones season, had a lot of interesting plotlines.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2015
B 97% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The House of Black and White (TV Episode) Like the first episode of the season, "The House of Black and White" was rather slow at times. But we're starting to see the major plotlines of the show develop.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2015
B+ 100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Wars to Come (TV Episode) With no new George R.R. Martin books to read, it's nice once again to be hanging out in his world.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2015
95% Game of Thrones: Season 5 (TV, 2015) It was a strong final episode to what was a strong season - perhaps the best since Seasons 1 and 3.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - The Children (TV Episode) The creators of Game of Thrones should be proud of themselves. Unlike so many promising shows that weaken over time, this HBO series keeps getting better with age.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2015
91% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - The Watchers on the Wall (TV Episode) The musical score, scale and cinematic ambition of the episode were downright impressive.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2015
97% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - The Mountain and the Viper (TV Episode) First off, let's just get this out of the way: This has been the most consistently excellent season of Game of Thrones yet.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - Mockingbird (TV Episode) "Mockingbird" was perhaps my favorite so far this season. It deftly advanced important storylines of every major character, while simultaneously building suspense and injecting action at key moments.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2015
95% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - The Laws of Gods and Men (TV Episode) The closing minutes of "The Laws of Gods and Men" was a court scene -- let's call it Tyrion's Trial -- and it was one of the strongest scenes this season.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2015
98% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - First of His Name (TV Episode) Most of "First of His Name" meandered through various plotlines with little action or storyline advancement. By my count, there was only one major revelation. That said, it was a pretty major revelation.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
97% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - Oathkeeper (TV Episode) After weeks of political machinations in southern Westeros, we finally got to see some much-welcome action North of the Wall in Sunday's "Oathkeeper."‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
95% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - Breaker of Chains (TV Episode) The episode "Breaker of Chains" reminded us that, despite the compelling stories of Starks and Lannisters, Daenerys Targaryen is the real star of this series.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - The Lion and the Rose (TV Episode) It was a strong episode, despite the lack of any appearances by crowd-favorites Daenerys, Arya or Jon. (How can I find something wrong with an episode in which Joffrey gets killed?)‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
93% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - Two Swords (TV Episode) The episode invoked Westerosi history; introduced a badass new character, the Red Viper; checked in on all four of the major characters; and showed some nice CGI dragon snuggling. But the closing scene - damn - that was some bloody, satisfying revenge.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Mhysa (TV Episode) The penultimate episode of Game of Throne's third season was about despair... But the season finale was about hope -- hope in the form of Daenerys Targaryen, the last of her name, who has emerged as the show's conqueror and abolitionist.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - The Rains of Castamere (TV Episode) It doesn't always happen, but at least once a season Game of Thrones delivers an amazing episode of television. Sunday's "The Rains of Castamere" was such a moment.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2016
95% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Second Sons (TV Episode) Until now, Sam was the weakest of the weak, a walking embarrassment to the Night's Watch. Now, he's done what few others in Westeros could even dream of accomplishing.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2016
82% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - The Bear and the Maiden Fair (TV Episode) It really pains me to admit this, but I'll confess it anyway: I like Jaime Lannister... Season Three of Game of Thrones has taken Jaime Lannister from a villain and changed him, undoubtedly, into a hero.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2016
86% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - The Climb (TV Episode) This is when Snow shows the hero (and future king??) lying within.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Kissed by Fire (TV Episode) The episode began with a sword fight we'd all been looking forward to: Beric Dondarrion (aka the Lightning Lord) vs. The Hound.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - And Now His Watch Has Ended (TV Episode) The writers dedicated the last 10 or so minutes of the episode solely to Daenerys and it paid off with the show's most successful moment of television so far this season.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2016
95% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Walk of Punishment (TV Episode) I thought episode three was the best so far of Season Three, and I know each week is only going to improve.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
86% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Dark Wings, Dark Words (TV Episode) Even this show's vilest characters (the Lannisters, for instance) all have redeeming qualities. After spending enough time with them, you being to surprise yourself by gravitating toward characters you once reviled.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Valar Dohaeris (TV Episode) Remember when Daenerys Targaryen was just a little girl afraid of her older (loser) brother? My, how times have changed. In "Valar Dohaeris," Daenerys is looking more and more like the queen ascendant.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
93% Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Valar Morghulis (TV Episode) Season 2's final episode reminded us that maybe we should be paying more attention to what's happening north of the wall: That is, will any of this Lannister vs. Stark fighting matter when The Others attack?‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Blackwater (TV Episode) This was television not as mere television, but as a big, blockbuster action movie. If the show's produces wanted to add 30 minutes of more content, they could have shown "Blackwater" in theatres.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 2 - The Prince of Winterfell (TV Episode) The news that the Stark children are alive was the biggest piece of plot development that happened... Other than that... it served better as a set-up to the show's climax in the next weeks, rather than a stand-alone episode.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
92% Game of Thrones: Season 2 - A Man Without Honor (TV Episode) Whoa. Did Theon Greyjoy really just kill Bran and Rickon Stark?! Moreover: Why is this show so insanely cruel to its only honorable family?‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 2 - The Old Gods and the New (TV Episode) As surprising as it sounds, Theon is actually somewhat more likeable on the show than he is in the books... Alfie Allen portrays Theon as almost having a conscience, which makes him slightly more sympathetic than Theon on paper.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
92% Game of Thrones: Season 2 - The Ghost of Harrenhal (TV Episode) The writers were smart to include more Daenerys Targaryen this episode. Even if she isn't central to the Stannis-versus-Joffrey plot, she was one of the most captivating characters of Season 1.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Garden of Bones (TV Episode) If the character of Melisandre hadn't drawn you in yet in "Game of Throne's" second season, I'm betting she had by the end of episode four, 'Garden of Bones.'‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 2 - What is Dead May Never Die (TV Episode) It wasn't a great episode for fans of Dany or Stannis (or steadfast opponents of child slaughter). But if you're an Arya fan, you've got to be feeling pretty good about her future prospects, even with her now in Lannister hands.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 2 - The North Remembers (TV Episode) The episode excelled in underscoring Joffrey's cruelty (he does make a truly vile villain, doesn't he?) and Tyrion's humor and growth as a character.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016