One Episode to Go: Can ‘Game of Thrones’ Stick the Landing?

Fans faith of the most popular show on earth was shaken as quality wise the writing quality on Game of Thrones has dipped significantly as its endgame comes into focus. The source of the problem according to fans and reviews seems to rest entirely on the writer/ creators David Benioff & D.B. Weiss. Game of…

“The Bells” Was the Worst Episode of ‘Game of Thrones’. Ever.

That was historical. A Game 7 buzzer beater the likes of which nobody has seen before. It’s the law of conservation of energy that energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it can only be transferred from one form to another. I am of course talking about the NBA playoff game between The Philidelphia…

“A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” Review: ‘Hell of a Night’

This was an unquestionably good episode of Game of Thrones, the best in years (qualified praise since there’s only been a handful of episodes), and this is what TV from a cultural standpoint is all about. Well received, good non-clunky fan service and payoffs. When a show can just film people talking in a dimly…

With ‘Solo’, the Star Wars Brand Hits a New Low

There was a lot of skepticism in the air going into this movie; the changing of directors midway through and Academy Award Winner Ron Howard, arguably the most accomplished director to helm a Star Wars movie re-shooting about 80% of the film. Accepting the increasingly event-less nature Disney has made Star Wars, I went into…

“The Spoils of War” Game of Thrones S7E4 ‘Review’

I long for what a more nihilistic George R.R. Martin script would have done for this episode. The author whose work on which the show was based wrote an episode for the first four seasons and afterwards tended to focus on the sixth book The Winds of Winter instead. Here his absence is felt in two…

Penultimate Game of Thrones is the best Game of Thrones

Season 7 Episode 6: ‘Beyond the Wall’ wastes no time on a shortened schedule. I don’t think there will ever be something as big as Game of Thrones for quite a while. Blockbuster tv shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men or The Walking Dead usually compromise scope in favour of craft or performance but it is so…

Game of Thrones Season 7 Ep.3 Review: ‘The Queen’s Justice’

“Stormborn” Episode two, Season 7 of Game of Thrones may go down as one of the lesser remembered installments of the series, with only the final ship siege of Euron Greyjoy taking the Sand Snakes and Yara hostage of note, but this week’s follow-up ‘The Queen’s Justice’ is a different story. With the reunification of…

“Shall we begin?” Game of Thrones (S7.ep1) – Dragonstone Review

Preamble: The biggest television show in the world returns for a truncated penultimate season. Budgeted at around $100 million Director of Photography Robert McLachlan is on record as saying, “[T]hey only did seven episodes this year, but I think their budget’s probably the same, so I think you’re going to see, whereas before, we’d have one…