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Game of Thrones: Blood of My Blood and No One

Two weeks late on the account of a wedding, this Game of Thrones review is a double feature: Blood of My Blood and No One. For Blood of My Blood, there was also an unheard of death count of zero, which was followed by a massacre in No One. But many happy returns to our…

Penny Dreadful’s Verbis Diablo is Full of Small Talks

After over a one year hiatus, I’m picking up Penny Dreadful again. Season two episode two’s Verbis Diablo is a pleasant surprise with the return of quirky gay Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle and the meeting of Caliban/ John Clare/ the Creature and the singular Miss Vanessa Ives. Strangely, when you pair two melodramatic characters, they tend…

S6E3 Oathbreaker Breaks the Usual Bones and Minds

The third episode “Oathbreaker” finally zeroes in on three main story lines: the further misadventures of Daenerys,  the further misadventures of the Lannisters, and Jon Snow’s resurrection and guilt ridden revenge. Unfortunately, only the Lannisters were interesting this week, and that was mostly because Oleanna Tyrell and Kevan Lannister put the devilish duo in their…

Game of Thrones: This Week On Deadliest Home

Despite the water cooler discussion of Game of Thrones reaching fevered pitches, this season hasn’t been really doing it for me. Charitably put, season six episode two “Home” still feels like the chessboard is being set up. Uncharitably put, it feels like a whole bunch of disparate randomness that doesn’t take advantage of five seasons…

Season 6 Episode 1: The Mystery of the Red Woman

Did you know in Westeros that blood is a woman’s favorite color? While one would think that the Red Woman would be an episode all about Melisandre (Carice van Houten), there are quite a few ladies who are wearing a little red. It was a pretty good taster of an upcoming season, and the only…

What do Fargo’s Episode Titles Mean? (Season Two)

I’ve received quite a few comments requesting a season 2 update. There is already a short and dirty description on Reddit, but I’ve written my own longer version down below. While Season one’s title meanings revolved around riddles, season two is drawn from Modernist literature and art. I just realized that Season 2 is available…

First Impressions of Jessica Jones

I wrote my first impressions of the first two episodes of Jessica Jones on December 13th, but never got around to publishing them. Part of my hesitation was writing about mental illness, which is a very serious condition and I didn’t want to dilute it with my two cents and well, I didn’t have that…

Master of None: Irrationally Hating Things

I’m kind of jealous that my sister hated Master of None, and all I felt was a load of meh.  It’s about an Indian American man child, his diverse group of friends, and his struggles with the peculiar sneaky version of racism and misogyny that white/male/cis friends think you’re imagining things. Also, he’s an actor.…

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