Posts in category "TV Recaps"

American Idol Recap: Hollywood Week - Decimation

This episode was–mercifully!–only an hour. I love hour-long Idol! It’s not as easy to find a star these days, but it is easy to get rid of all the interesting contestants without letting us hear them sing again. Shenanigans. Here are some of the folks we’ll see again. (RIP preschool teacher Florence Welch) Jordan Sasser.... Read more »

American Idol Recap: Auditions, San Francisco and Little Rock

Let’s look at whom we might see again, shall we? Cameron Richard, 15, from the bayou: Um, I adore him. His voice is a little high, but it’s so clear and he manages to stay right on pitch. Plus, he seems like a delightful person. Yes, please. Daniel Farmer, 24, Memphis: Soothing voice. Too much... Read more »

American Idol Recap: Auditions, Atlanta and Denver

American Idol Recap: Auditions, Atlanta and Denver
I’m going back to my roots this season. I started blogging because of American Idol. It was back in 2006. I wasn’t working at the time and, in lieu of doing anything productive with my, let’s call it, “sabbatical,” I started translating every last word that fell from Randy Jackson’s mouth. Some would call it... Read more »
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Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: Mother's Mercy

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: Mother's Mercy
It’s a season finale, but instead of our favorite characters’ storylines being wrapped up neatly and nicely, most of our heroes are stuck in cliffhangers and have found themselves on the losers’ list. Ouch. Let’s see how the finale treated everyone. Enjoy this post? Click like on the Hammervision Facebook page and join the party.... Read more »

Game of Thrones recap: Mother's Mercy

Game of Thrones recap: Mother's Mercy
Looks like Game of Thrones blew all its Mother’s Mercy dollars on CGI-ing Lena Headey’s face on some naked lady’s body. That’s why we got to see so little of Stannis’s war against the Boltons. Way to budget, show. This was the Season Five finale and we didn’t get the Mother’s Mercy Lady Stoneheart ending... Read more »

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: The Dance of Dragons

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: The Dance of Dragons
I have MANY THOUGHTS about Stannis. I just…I’m having a hard time understanding why the Game of Thrones writers would spend so much time getting us on Stannis’s side this season only to have him do that horrible thing he did. Anyway. Here are this week’s winners and losers. SPOILERY PREDICTION… … Here it comes.... Read more »
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Game of Thrones Recap: The Dance of Dragons

Game of Thrones Recap: The Dance of Dragons
While the end of this Game of Thrones was pretty spectacular-looking, it was also kind of sloppy and couldn’t hold a candle (or a dragonfire-lit torch) to the Hardhome fight last weekend. But ANYWAY. Let’s get to it. Since first is the worst… Dorne: This was the thing that came to mind during the previously-ons... Read more »

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: Hardhome

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: Hardhome
Well, that was a fabulous episode of Game of Thrones. In rewatching it for screen grabs this morning, I was really struck by how great the Hardhome stuff was. Just perfect. This is how you enhance the books, TV writers. And nary a rape in sight! A few things, that may be spoilery, so proceed... Read more »

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: The Gift

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: The Gift
In the Game of Thrones game of winners and losers, either you win, lose, or, in the case of Stannis’s horses, die. This week, in the aftermath of Sansa’s rape, we saw more rape (of course we did), a few boobs, a flayed old lady, and a woman brought down for diddling her cousin. Girl... Read more »
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Game of Thrones recap: The Gift

Game of Thrones recap: The Gift
Very tricky, Game of Thrones. When I saw what this episode was called, I thought the titular “gift” would be The Gift, AKA the bit of land Jon’s trying to lure the wildlings to. But it wasn’t about that gift, in fact, we barely spent any time with Jon at all this week. That said,... Read more »