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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Game of Thrones: The Winds of Winter

Another season of Game of Thrones has come and gone, and this episode shows why this show is the best program on television.  There was great plotting, tons of intrigue, and big payoffs.  The king is dead.  Long live the queen.  Meanwhile, we have a new King of the North.  Hopefully he fares better than Read More…

Game of Thrones: Battle of the Bastards

In the appropriately titled, Battle of the Bastards, we finally get the epic showdown between Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton, and it was epic indeed.  I don’t like to toot my own horn—what am I saying, of course I love to toot my own horn—but my predictions have been pretty spot on.  As I predicted, Read More…

Game of Thrones: No One

In this episode, the Clegane brothers kick some serious butt and Arya Stark finds out who she really is (thankfully ending one of the shows weaker storylines in the process).   Tyrion Lannister   I’m not quite sure why the show writers insist on having Tyrion try to joke around with Grey Worm and Missandei.  Read More…

Movie Review: Captain America Civil War

It was interesting that DC Comics and Marvel each came out with a movie featuring superheroes fighting other superheroes.  While Batman vs. Superman was universally hated and was a box office flop, Captain America Civil War has been universally lauded as a high quality movie.  I can’t comment why Batman vs. Superman sucked so much, Read More…

Game of Thrones: Blood of My Blood

This episode saw the day of reckoning for Arya Stark, Daenerys possibly pivoting from the virtuous queen doing noble things like freeing slaves to becoming a blood thirsty conqueror, and the return of Benjen Stark just in time to save his nephew.   Daenerys Targaryan   In this episode, Daenerys seemed to turn the corner.  Read More…