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Winter is Coming, In More Ways Than One: Game of Thrones Premiere vs Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, TV Review

Winter is Coming, In More Ways Than One: Game of Thrones Premiere vs Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, TV Review

Last night everyone was indulging in the power manipulations of Game of Thrones, for the 8th season premiere. But the show now articulates its power struggles more as spectacle than crafted dialogue. Yes, Westeros has dragons, but Shakespeare has yet to make an appearance in their universe. The truly shocking words of domination last night came not from the Targaryens but from the return of Walter White, Omar of The Wire, and Batman, just an hour later on another HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

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