Posts tagged "TV Recaps"

Breaking Bad Recap - Hazard Pay

Breaking Bad Recap - Hazard Pay
Last week we caught a glimpse of Walter White: Megalomanic. This week the same guy is still around, but he has a foil in the form of Mike Ehrmantrout: Serious Businessman. Walt thought that once Gus died, he would be like Mark-Paul Gosselaar after his roommate committed suicide, i.e. Big Man on Campus. But he... Read more »

'Breaking Bad' Recap: Madrigal

'Breaking Bad' Recap: Madrigal
I don’t know if I can take much more of this. And by “this” I mean “Walter White feathering soft, pecking kisses on his wife’s shoulder.” The Creepy-Touch-O-Meter brought me awfully close to the “Productive Gag” zone, and I’m afraid that if this trend continues, I’ll be cleaning vomit from between my laptop keys next... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

Mad Men Recap - Signal 30

Mad Men Recap - Signal 30
Last night’s Mad Men episode was a tale of two account men. It was the story of Pete Campbell, who appears to be starting a quarter-life crisis, and Kenny Cosgrove, who is riding into maturity like a boss. I found this episode particularly interesting because it explored one of the themes of the novel I’m... Read more »

Mad Men Recap - Mystery Date

Mad Men Recap - Mystery Date
This week’s Mad Men episode entitled “Mystery Date” sadly did not reference the 1991 Ethan Hawke movie, but the 1960s game show of the same name. Perhaps someday someone will create an Important TV Show about the early ’90s grunge scene and we’ll get the Teri Polo pop culture references we so desire. But for... 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 »