By John Keegan and Gregg Wright
Exciting, gripping, shocking, thrilling, funny, scary--these are all words that could have been used to describe "Game of Thrones" at various points throughout its first season run. But even when it wasn't any of these things, one word continually came to mind to describe it, even in the slowest parts: "interesting". "The Night Lands" is still smack in the middle of the setup phase, and it's going to take a while for things to really get going. But even at its slowest, with the least plot progression occurring, it's still just plain interesting. I could say something to the effect of "this is as bad as 'Game of Thrones' ever gets", but the variance in quality on this show is so subtle that the remark is rendered almost meaningless.