Cast & Crew
Queen Cersei Lannister
Ser Jaime Lannister
Ser Jorah Mormont
Prince Joffrey Baratheon
White Walker No. 1
Mag the Mighty
The Watchers on the Wall Videos
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While "The Watchers on the Wall" is a jam-packed bloody affair, it brings less of the shock factor than previous ninth episodes have.
This was bravura cinema-on-TV, a production on a scale that would have been unimaginable in the medium just a few years ago.
"The Watchers on the Wall" delivered all the dopamine-soaked CGI thrills of a $200 million summer blockbuster in half the time.
Holy god. If you watched it on HBO GO, you're really cheating yourself out of an experience. Those giants! Those mammoths!
By my estimate, what sets Game of Thrones apart from its fantasy counterparts are the characters. It has the requisite mythology and epic scale for this genre, but it excels in delivering characters that are nuanced
"The Watchers on the Wall" is a highlight of the series, a perfect balance of impressive visuals, brutal imagery, and emotional narrative climaxes that cut deeper than the knife of a maniacal Thenn warrior.
[It] was visually stunning and spent more time killing wildlings than just talking about it like in previous episodes.
This was Game Of Thrones' big battle episode, and it featured huge set pieces. HUGE. But you know what was really huge? The characters, and their incredible defining moments.
In terms of scale, thrills - and heartbreak, of course - it overdelivered.
We've been building to the Wildling assault on Castle Black for an age, and in the event it didn't disappoint.
It ended up being one of my favorite episodes in a season that has consistently delivered some of the series' best.