Monday, August 12, 2019

TV Discussion: Summer 2019 (Part 2)

Hello TV Addicts!  This is Part 2 of our Summer Discussion Thread.  In part 1 we had my (mostly) one way discussion of my first full LOST Rewatch in 7 years, plus a lot of discussion about random shows that none of us are watching at the same time!  Amid rumors of difficulty accessing that thread, I’m creating a new thread for the remainder of the break until the return of The Walking Dead: Season 8 Million.   Let’s be honest, as much as I complain we all know I’ll be watching and reporting on it in some capacity!   Until then, see you in the comments!

Monday, May 20, 2019

TV Discussion: Summer of 2019

Hello fellow TV Addicts!  This will be our spot for discussing all Non-Recapped shows for the summer.   If it gets too long, I’ll start a new thread.  See you in the comments!

Note: Among many shows airing this summer, I did my 2nd full rewatch of LOST since the finale.  I documented my experience.  Just search for “LOST” throughout the comments.  Spoiler alert: I still loved all of it.  Maybe even more than before!

Game of Thrones: Season 8 Episode 6 - The Iron Throne

Hello Friends and welcome one last time to our Game of Thrones discussion.  The series finale has aired.  It’s been a bumpy road getting to this episode.  There’s been ups and downs, but I thought this final one was done masterfully.  Not everyone will be pleased, but this ended pretty much as I had hoped (give or take a few tweaks).  Not only did it have some amazing shots to be mesmerized by, but they handled the remaining characters well and figured out the ultimate question of “what comes next?”  I’m not sure what else we could expect from a finale of such a complex show.  And I still eagerly anticipate George’s books to see how he gets to this similar point.  So, to Game of Thrones the Series I say WOW!  To this episode?  Standing ovation for landing this ship and another wow from yours truly.  Let’s discuss one more time!



Monday, May 13, 2019

TV Discussion: Week of 5/12/2019 to 5/18/2019

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Game of Thrones: Season 8 Episode 5 - The Bells


Hello friends and welcome back the 2nd to last romp in Westeros!  Game of Thrones is coming to an explosive end.  On pure spectacle alone, WOW, that was some crazy stuff.  Story wise, we’ll have to get into it.  I think I like where this is headed, but it’s definitely not what I had in my head.  But, I think I’ve said in prior weeks, prior seasons that I wanted to be caught off guard and be surprised.  Not sure I’d call the obvious ramp up of a new villain a “surprise” per say, but the fact that they actually went ahead with it and the repercussions of said decision is certainly surprising.  Let’s dive on into it.  I’m sure we’ll have stuff to discuss!



Monday, May 6, 2019

TV Discussion: Week of 5/5/2019 to 5/12/2019

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Game of Thrones: Season 8 Episode 4 - The Last of the Starks


Hello friends and welcome back to Game of Thrones: Endgame!  We’re in the final 3 now.  Things are pretty much progressing as we thought they would following the Battle of Winterfell.  Of course, it’s not without some shockers in there along the way!  The opening half was lighter in tone for the most part with some serious undertones.  Then?  STUFF. GOT. REAL!   It’s shaping up to be one helluva episode 5 for Miguel Sipochnik’s final directorial return.  This was a decent episode with some great moments.  But, as expected it’s more of a table setter for the final showdown.  And a reinforcement of some conflicts within the larger conflicts.  The Game of Thrones is alive whether everyone involved likes it or not.  And if you play that Game?  You win or you die.  Let’s dive in for the 3rd to last time!

Monday, April 29, 2019

TV Discussion: 4/28/2019 - 5/5/2019

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Game of Thrones: Season 8 Episode 3 - The Long Night


Hello friends and welcome to episode 3 of 6 of the final season of Game of Thrones! Winter has come to Winterfell.  This is the big one folks!  The battle that was advertised as bigger/longer than Helm’s Deep.  The battle we’ve been prepping 8 seasons for.  It was a pretty amazing episode directed by the one and only Miguel Sipochnik (Hardhome, The Battle of the Bastards, The Winds of Winter).  But, I gotta say.  Maybe because we already predicted who was going to die, I was kinda hoping for some kind of crazy twist.  This is the problem with over-theorizing stuff.  I will say that I totally called who would deliver that final blow eons ago! (Even called it in my final season office pools)  I know it’s not rocket science but it went against the popular opinion.  But we’re getting ahead of ourselves.  I’m definitely not underwhelmed.  The episode was AMAZING.  It will go down as a grand spectacle that only Game of Thrones could provide.  I just wonder what is to come of the 3 episodes that remain!  And we’ll get into all of that.  So....WOW WOW WOW!  And let’s dive in:

Monday, April 22, 2019

TV Discussion: Week of 4/21/2019 to 4/27/2019

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Game of Thrones: Season 8 Episode 2 - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


Hello friends and welcome back for this final march to the end of Game of Thrones! This episode was fantastic.  We’re on the eve of battle and there are lot more poignant moments between characters we’ve grown to hate and love, love and hate.  And through all of this, we are getting hints of how this battle will go down and hints of what may happen in the aftermath.  I thought with the holiday that I wouldn’t be able to do this recap justice.  But, it turns out with a late viewing and less sleep I still found a way to get something out there.  I look forward to our discussion!  Let’s dive in.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

TV Discussion: Week of 4/14/2019 to 4/20/2019

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Game of Thrones: Season 8 Episode 1 - Winterfell


Hello friends and we’re back!  One. Last. Time!  Game of Thrones has returned for the final 6 blockbuster episodes.  I loved every minute of this return to Westeros (except maybe a really cheesy pickup line from the Southern Queen) and figured this would be a table setting episode with a few reunions and pivotal moments.  I was not let down!  This final season has been so shrouded in secrecy that the DVRs and HBO Now still have not mentioned what the name of this episode is (Edit: finally updated). So, it should be fun to title these recaps for the next 5 weeks.  I expect us to have some in-depth conversations in the comments as usual, but I will get some thoughts out before we dive into that.  Let’s not waste anymore time.  Let’s dive in! 

Sunday, March 31, 2019

TV Discussion Weeks of 3/31/2019-4/13/2019

Hello fellow TV Addicts!  This will be our place to discuss all non-recapped shows until the return of Game of Thrones on 4/14!  I’ll see you in the comments!

The Walking Dead: Season 9 Episode 16 - The Storm


Hello friends and we finally made it to the end of season 9!  Winter has come to The Walking Dead and there definitely isn’t too much to talk about.  Most of the craziness happened last week and we had some fallout and some setup for the war/season to come.  Will I be there still writing?  Well that’s a mystery that can be debated until October!  In the meantime, let’s dive in to the highlights.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

TV Discussion: Week of 3/24/2019 - 3/30/2019

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The Walking Dead: Season 9 Episode 15 - The Calm Before



Hello friends and welcome back for our discussion of the penultimate episode of The Walking Dead Season 9.  Now, I’m not sure if I’m ready to give my “WOW” certified rating for the episode, but I will say WOW in terms of shock value for the final sequence.  Most shows these days try to pull out the big stops in the episode(s) prior to the finale and this certainly went for that.  I’ve come to learn that the moment of moments is a key moment in the comic series as well with mostly different characters involved.  Anyway we’ll get there.  All in all, a crazy episode!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

TV Discussion: Week of 3/17/2019 - 3/23/2019

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The Walking Dead: Season 9 Episode 14 - Scars


Hello all and welcome back to the Walking Dead Season 9 or 20!  3rd to last episode this season and the unveiled some of the mysteries that came in the Post-Rick world.  I was prepared to be underwhelmed at the revelations, but by the end of the sequence I think they earned what they had set up (for the most part).  Let’s dive in.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

TV Discussion: Week of 3/10/2019 - 3/16/2019

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The Walking Dead: Season 9 Episode 13 - Chokepoint (Discussion)


Hi everyone and welcome back!  No time again for a recap this week.  Lots going on this weekend.  But I did manage to squeeze in the episode late night and am ready to discuss in the comments.  Let’s do this!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

TV Discussion: Week of 3/3/2019 - 3/9/2019

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The Walking Dead: Season 9 Episode 12 - Guardians


Hello friends and welcome back to our Walking Dead season 9 chat!  Time is short so going to jump right in.  Let’s go!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

TV Discussion: Week of 2/24/2019 to 3/2/2019

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The Walking Dead: Season 9 Episode 11 - Bounty (Discussion)


Hello friends and welcome back to our Walking Dead coverage!  It’s a busy night on the home front which led to me not getting to the show in time to write a recap.  But, I’m sure there is stuff to discuss so I will leave this here so that we can have our weekly chat!  Apologies for no recap.  See you in the comments!

Monday, February 18, 2019

TV Discussion: Week of 2/17/2019 to 2/23/2019

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The Walking Dead: Season 9 Episode 10 - Omega


Hello friends and welcome back to our continued Post-Rick coverage of The Walking Dead!  I’m still trucking along despite my continued threats to quit.  I’m still entertained and this was a nice backstory episode for the Whisperers (mainly Alpha and Lydia).  Of course, we had an unreliable narrator for most (if not all) of the backstory.  Guess we’ll see where things go!  Let’s dive in.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

TV Discussion: Week of 2/10/2019 - 2/16/2019

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The Walking Dead: Season 9 Episode 9 - Adaptation



Hello fello Dead heads! Welcome back to Post-Rick Season 9 of The Walking Dead!  This episode was a bit of a table setter and a bit predictable, but still was entertaining.  I’m sure the handful of you left have noticed, but I have sort of lost my interest in writing about the show.  I still like watching, but there’s not much to discuss!   I’ll still keep going a bit longer though when I have the time.  Let’s dive in!