Posts in category "TV"

What Are Your Movie and TV Dealbreakers?

What Are Your Movie and TV Dealbreakers?
Last week, Vince Mancini over at Uproxx wrote a piece about movie “dealbreakers” – those films that you use to gauge your compatibility with others in relationships or friendships.  It came in the wake of a story about a woman who divorced her husband because he didn’t like Frozen. That seems like a questionable move... Read more »

Game of Thrones review: The Children

Game of Thrones review: The Children
And now our watch has ended. Let’s just get this out of the way: I’m peeved that this episode did not end the same way the book A Storm of Swords ended. Last year, I thought maybe Season 3 would’ve ended with the ASOS epilogue, but no. I thought FOR SURE this season would end... Read more »

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: The Watchers on the Wall

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: The Watchers on the Wall
Argh! This is the penultimate Game of Thrones Winners and Losers post for Season Four! Exclamation points! How has this season flown by so quickly?!? This week, the only folks we saw were on and around the Wall, so not a very diverse group. Lots of Crows, lots of wildlings, zero Daenerys, so that’s a... Read more »
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Game of Thrones review: The Watchers on the Wall

Game of Thrones review: The Watchers on the Wall
Just to refresh my memory, I went back and reread the Jon Snow storyline from A Storm of Swords this week. I was having trouble remembering exactly what happened and the order in which things happened. (Apparently I should’ve read more closely because I’ve been mixing up names all over the place. I blame the... Read more »

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: The Mountain and the Viper

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: The Mountain and the Viper
It’s not easy to find winners in Westeros right now. Everyone is balls deep (sorry, Grey Worm) in garbage. That’s what happens when we get to the final three episodes of a Game of Thrones season. Shit starts to get rough and real. Looking back on the season so far, there are only a few... Read more »

Game of Thrones Recap: "The Mountain and the Viper"

Game of Thrones Recap: "The Mountain and the Viper"
This episode of Game of Thrones was called “The Mountain and the Viper,” which, ha-ha, neither the Mountain nor the Viper showed up until the final five minutes. But, boy howdy, did they show up. The rest of the episode was a wee bit of table setting, reminding us of important things to remember before... Read more »
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Game of Thrones Recap: "The Laws of Gods and Men"

Game of Thrones Recap: "The Laws of Gods and Men"
Another Game of Thrones episode, another hodgepodge of stories for the first half, followed by thirty minutes of one sustained story. I suppose this works for the show. We get a chance to check in with people we haven’t seen for a while (What up, Yara!), before getting into the episode’s “real” story, which in... Read more »

Letter to a New Mom: 6 Parenting Lessons I Learned Too Late

Letter to a New Mom: 6 Parenting Lessons I Learned Too Late
Hey-o! ChicagoNow bloggers are joining forces today in support of new moms as they celebrate their first Mother’s Day. At this point in my life, I’m the smug mother of two CHILDREN, not babies, not toddlers. They are proper KIDS. And because we are now safely out of the baby zone, I am in the... Read more »

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: First of His Name

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: First of His Name
This latest episode of Game of Thrones, “First of His Name,” was Tyrion and Jaime-free (well, almost; Jaime was in the room while Tommen was being crowned king of Westeros, but that’s it), so two of our favorite losers are off the list this week. Who took their places? Who had a good week, and... Read more »
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Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: Oathkeeper

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: Oathkeeper
This week in Game of Thrones winners and losers, I’m all about seeing characters getting their comeuppance (or hoping they get their comeuppance). Certain people have gotten a bit too big for their smallclothes, is what I’m saying, and I’m not talking about Hodor. Hodor is perfect. So is Ser Pounce. I think we all... Read more »