Monday, May 26, 2014

TV Discussion: Week of 5/25/2014 - 5/31/2014

Hello everyone! As always this is a place to discuss all non-recapped shows. Once Game of Thrones is over I'll probably just post a summer discussion thread.  See you in the comments!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Revolution: Season 2 Episode 22 - Declaration of Independence

Hello and welcome back for the last time to the Revolution!  It was a decent show that got a very surprising 2nd chance.  It was a 2nd chance that gave us hope that we never should've had that it might be able to stick around for awhile.  It certainly improved over the 2 years as it was allowed time to figure out what works best, but the viewers were already gone by the time they figured it out.  The series finale certainly had moments that made it feel final, but it was really just bringing closure to the season 2 arcs and maybe some of the season 1 stuff.   But, clearly they left things open for future stories.  The cliffhanger pretty much indicated what we had already speculated would be the larger battle of the show.  My guess is that Kripke and crew wrote the finale knowing that it probably could be the end, but with a glimmer of hope that they could get renewed or picked up by another channel/service.  I just don't think there will be enough demand to make that happen though.   So, I promised that I would write a recap of this show and I'll do a very brief one.  But, obviously there's not much point speculating on a show that is over!  Here we go:

Monday, May 19, 2014

Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 7 - Mockingbird

Hello fellow Westerosians and welcome back to our Game of Thrones discussion!  We had another fantastic episode last night.  Most of the episode was setting up some major plot developments for the final 3 episodes, which I've heard are nothing short of amazing.  It may get tiresome to hear, but having read the books, I'm a little bit "in-the-know" of how much is left to cover in those 3 episodes and can pretty much figure out how they're going to sparse it out.  Normally there is a 9th episode to look forward to every season where something crazy is going to happen.  I'd go ahead and expect excitement in 8, 9 and 10 this year!   Of course, that doesn't exclude the 7th episode that we just watched.  Many speculated the ending sequence in this episode would have been the final moment we would see this season.  I can think of several others that can/will surpass it.  Anyway, enough preamble.

Spoiler Warning: As always, I will compare the TV Show to the Books for material that has been covered by the TV show.  I will indicate "SPOILERS" very clearly when I want to talk about upcoming book stuff.  The trend has been that I won't do this until the comments section!  But, if I feel like it's worth bringing something up in the recap, I will label it.

 Let's dive in!

TV Discussion: Week of 5/18/2014 - 5/24/2014

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!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Revolution: Season 2 Episode 21 - Memorial Day (Discussion)

Hello and welcome back to a very short lived Revolution!  I regret to inform you of a couple things. First, I am still out of town with the newborn so am unable to provide a recap for Revolution this week.  Also, I'm sure you have heard by now that the show has been canceled by NBC and will not return for another season.  There's always hope of a save from Netflix, Hulu or someone else, but due to the lack of buzz around the show I wouldn't count on it.  I still hope to provide some kind of recap for the finale next week.  But for now, I will just have to join you in the discussion below when I get a chance.  See you next week!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 6 - The Laws of Gods and Men (Discussion)

Hello all and welcome back to Game of Thrones!  As previously warned, I unfortunately am out of town this week showing off the new baby girl to family and friends.  So, I'm unable to recap Game of Thrones this week.  I hope you understand and will hopefully join you in the comments at some point this week.

Please stick to usual Book Spoiler standards and warn if you're going to discuss the book!

Thanks and see you next week!

TV Discussion: Week of 5/11/2014 - 5/17/2014

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!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Revolution: Season 2 Episode 20 - Tomorrowland (Discussion)

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Revolution.  I've made it no secret that I'd be pretty busy during these final weeks of the traditional TV season and it was no lie!  Unfortunately, I was able to watch Revolution last night so I cannot provide a proper recap.  I plan on watching it some time this morning so I'm still up for a discussion in the comments below.  Next week I'll be out of town as well, so we'll probably only have a discussion thread too.  The finale is May 21st and I will try my best to get out one final recap.  (Let's be honest, chances of renewal are not good!)   Sorry again about this, but I'll see you in the comments!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 5 - First of His Name

UPDATE: Recap is finished!  Click "continue/read more" to check it out.

Greetings Westerosians and welcome back to Game of Thrones!  Since our last discussion, there has been some changes in my personal life that are already taking their tolls (rightfully so!) on my blogging hobby.  It originally delayed my recap of the episode, but it is there now! 

Same note on Book Spoilers.  I will compare to the books when something has happened but will note spoilers in the recap or comments when I feel it is something that should remain unread by TV Only audiences!

Here we go.

TV Discussion: Week of 5/4/2014 - 5/11/2014

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!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

It's a girl!!

Hello fellow TV Addicts!  I just wanted to let everyone know that my family has added yet another tiny TV addict in training! Anna Katherine V. (Anna Kate!) was born on 4/29/2014 at 10:28am, weighing in at a healthy 8 lbs 8 oz and measuring 21 inches long. She is absolutely gorgeous and we are elated to welcome her into the world and our lives!  It is taking some adjusting for big brother Parker, but we all melted yesterday when he held her for the first time.  Mom and baby are doing well and will be coming home tomorrow!

I always bring every momentous life event announcements with a little disclaimer about future blogging efforts. It will no doubt be tougher. Please bear with me, but I'm sure I'll find ways to discuss the shows I will continue to watch and obsess over!  Thanks for your continued readership over the years and for your understanding!

If anyone wants to see pictures feel free to email me through the "blog contact information". As always I don't want to be posting my kid's photos all over the public virtual realm!

I've been checking out comments on our current discussions and will catch up soon. See you later in the blogosphere!

Revolution: Season 2 Episode 19 - S##t Happens (Discussion)

Hello Revolution fans!  I'm scheduling this posting in advance anticipating that I'm not going to have time to recap this week's episode.  As you may or may not know, I am welcoming a new addition to my family this week.  I'm sure I'll be posting a little something to announce it with the usual stats for anyone who is interested!  But, this being child #2 I'm certainly going to have my hands full for the foreseeable future.  I will try to join the Revolution discussion at some point, but not sure what I'll be doing from a recapping perspective for the rest of the season.  Let's play each episode by ear!

Feel free to discuss this episode in the comments below!  Hopefully, I'll see you in there.