Monday, April 14, 2014

Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 2 - The Lion and the Rose

Hello everyone and welcome back to our Game of Thrones discussion!  Well, it finally happened!  The Purple Wedding has come and gone.  And now we can finally talk about why fans (not George R.R. Martin) labeled it that.  I'm sure this episode shocked TV viewers not just in the sense of what happened, but the fact that it happened in episode 2 of the season rather than later on.  If this isn't an indication that the 2nd half of A Storm of Swords (Book 3) has a lot of amazing moments, I don't know what else could be!  I'm going to jump right into some discussion points after I give our weekly "spoilers" disclaimer".

I will always clearly label when I'm about to delver into future book stuff as I would hope fellow book readers would do in the comments.  In the "Safe for all"sections, I will talk about differences from the books for plot points that have already occurred in both.

Let's do this!

TV Discussion: Week of 4/13/2014 - 4/19/2014

Hello TV Addicts! Here's our weekly place to discuss the non-recapped shows. See you in the comments!

Note: Game of Thrones discussions will be split into a separate post!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 1 - Two Swords

Hello people of the 7 realms and welcome to our first official Game of Thrones discussion thread!  I know, it's been 4 years and I'm just getting around to it.  We have certainly had our lengthy discussions in the weekly posts, but it felt like it was past time to give it its own space.  Depending on my available time and the content of the episode, I may or may not include commentary within the post itself.  We'll play it by ear!

A little background on my level of exposure to the world of Ice and Fire.  I have read all 5 books in George R. R. Martin's sweeping saga, including the latest "intentionally leaked" chapter from the currently unreleased Winds of Winter.  And of course, my obsession with the show is reaching LOST levels of dedication as I have rewatched it several times.  I'm fairly good at not spoiling large events coming in the books.  There may be a tease here and there, but nothing that would take away from your surprise of any coming big events.  Like LOST, I will try to bring my encyclopedic knowledge of the characters, history and locales of the expansive saga to these discussions as I know it can be helpful to casual watchers (even readers as it's tough to remember everything.  I'm guilty of that too!)  And, after things air in the show, I like to compare how it was similar or different to the books.

For book readers, I won't forget about you as I'm always itching to look ahead too.  I will clearly distinguish in the post between TV Thoughts and Book Thoughts.   I ask that anyone that comments in the comment section, please do the same.  In the past we've made it very clear in commentary when we're about to discuss Book Spoilers so that TV Readers can avert their eyes and keep reading.  Even in my spoiler sections, I still try to be vague (using abbreviations where possible) in case wandering eyes accidentally view something.

Sound good?  Good!  I have a few thoughts on the premiere, so I'll dive into those and then we'll get into the major discussion below!  Did I even mention I thought this premiere was fantastic!? Well, I did now! Here we go.

TV Discussion: Week of 4/6/2014 - 4/12/2014

Hello TV Addicts! Here's our weekly place to discuss the non-recapped shows. See you in the comments!

Note: Game of Thrones discussions will be split into a separate post! 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Revolution: Season 2 Episode 18 - Austin City Limits

Hello and welcome back to the revolution!  We've arrived at Austin, Texas (and since they film in Austin, the setting is legit!) and seem to be amping up for a grand showdown for the season, possibly series, finale.  I'm not sure if it was Facebook, Twitter or TV ads but I certainly caught the teaser that we'd be losing someone in this episode.  And for a quick second, I started to suspect that the person I thought was untouchable might go down.  But, alas, I knew better!  Anyway, let's dive into some of the talking points of this episode.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Walking Dead: Season 4 Episode 16 - A

Hello fellow Walkers and welcome back!  Well, another season of The Walking Dead has come and gone.  When looking at this entire batch of 16, I think we may have had our strongest season yet.  Clearly, AMC has thought so too as they let the current (and 3rd) showrunner Scott Gimple keep his job!  It certainly was surprising that none of the major characters lost their lives in the finale, but they sure set up a nice cliffhanger to get us going strong in season 5.  Let's dive in and discuss some of the key moments of the episode!