Posts tagged "HBO"

The Walking Dead Season Finale Recap: Made to Suffer

The Walking Dead Season Finale Recap: Made to Suffer
Last night, I’m sure you’ve heard, was the first half of the third season finale for the hit AMC TV show, The Walking Dead. We were treated to blood, guts, tragic deaths, and…ahmahgerd, Cutty. I don’t pay much attention to TV news and spoilers. I used to be a spoiler glutton. I wanted to know... Read more »

"Newsroom" Briefing: Take 2

I pretty much wrote The Newsroom off after the second episode, but the latest episode, 112th Congress, showed promise and kept me awake for the entire sixty minutes (no mean feat). The Good The show skipped ahead several months to the November 2010 elections, which means we don’t have to spend an entire season getting... Read more »

What Did You Think of Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" on HBO?

What Did You Think of Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" on HBO?
Advance word was not good, so I went in to last night with lowered expectations. I expected the second coming of Studio 60, dolphin-impersonation era. I got…pretty much that, with less squeaking. Briefly, with bullet points, here are my thoughts. I was kind of on board with the first third. As cheesy and Sorkin-esque as... Read more »
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Game of Thrones Recap - The Prince of Winterfell

Game of Thrones Recap - The Prince of Winterfell
There are two episodes left (after this one) in Season 2 of Game of Thrones, and I have to agree with Mr. Hammervision when he says it just doesn’t feel like it’s building to anything. I mean, we know from the BIG LETTERS in the preview for next week that WAR is coming, but even... Read more »

Game of Thrones Recap - The Old Gods and the New

Game of Thrones Recap - The Old Gods and the New
Now that’s an episode. Too bad John slept through half of it. Good thing I’m here to fill in the blanks for him. The common theme of this episode was the power that women have over men…in their pants. Let’s discuss. Dany and All the Men in Qarth: Dany wants ships, damnit! She’s the Mother of... Read more »

Game of Thrones Recap and Temperature Taking: The Ghost of Harrenhal

Game of Thrones Recap and Temperature Taking: The Ghost of Harrenhal
I’m in the position of watching Game of Thrones each week with someone who has read none of the books. So while I’m all, “Oh my God! That’s Jaqen H’ghar over by there!” John’s all, “Tell me, which one’s Bran again?” And while I know that Clash of Kings, the book upon which this season... Read more »
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Game of Thrones Recap: Garden of Bones

Game of Thrones Recap: Garden of Bones
The titular Garden of Bones refers to the land outside the city of Qarth (the city that has replaced Vaes Dothrak in the opening credits). The people of Qarth don’t take kindly to strangers, even if one of those strangers is the Mother of Dragons. Dany has been traveling over deserts looking for buddies to... Read more »

Game of Thrones Recap - What Is Dead May Never Die

Game of Thrones Recap - What Is Dead May Never Die
Having read the book upon which this season is based, my eyes and ears are tuned in to catch all the little throwaway moments that hint at foreshadowing. Things that happened in this episode that may be more important than they seem: Instead of leaving them to burn, Arya saves the three dangerous prisoners, including... Read more »

Game of Thrones Recap - The Night Lands

Game of Thrones Recap - The Night Lands
The second episode of the second season of Game of Thrones felt like more catching up with people, namely the folks we didn’t see much of last week. This week there was no Robb Stark or Jaime Lannister or Bran or Catlyn or Sansa. This week we got to see a few people who fell... Read more »
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Game of Thrones Season 2 Premiere Recap - The North Remembers

Game of Thrones Season 2 Premiere Recap - The North Remembers
This season of Game of Thrones will follow the events of the second book of George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series, A Clash of Kings. Which I read…very slowly…this past fall. Right now there are five folks vying for the Iron Throne, which has been vacated by King Robert Baratheon, who was bested... Read more »