Cersei and Dany look at their maps in Game of Thrones

Whether it’s a character jumping the length of a continent in a televised hour or massive armies and naval fleets inexplicably avoiding each other on their way to a shared location, there’s no denying that Game of Thrones has a perplexing grasp on geography. But that the show’s Westeros – a Kingdom said to be the size of South America – has devolved into an ever-dilating land where travel distance bends to plot convenience shouldn’t be taken as a show-damaging problem.

Season 7 of Thrones has been widely praised for its accelerated pace, bevy of long-awaited meetings, and finally doing something with those dragons, but one complaint ...

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