Critic Consensus: While "The Watchers of the Wall" lacks the emotional punch of previous episodes this season, it succeeds as an action-packed hour with cinema-worthy visuals.
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as Samwell Tarly
as Maester Aemon
as Alliser Thorne
as Janos Slynt
as Dolorous Edd
as Thenn Warg
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Critic reviews for The Watchers on the Wall
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
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