Now it’s been a while since I’ve done an episode review, so forgive me if I’ve forgotten a few important points. With my life taken over by teaching, there’s been less time to write. However, this feels like a perfect opportunity to mention the educational debate of skills versus content. Is it more important for students to learn HOW to do something, or learn ABOUT something. As humans we typically do both. Take Jane Doe for example, she can fire a pistol with amazing accuracy and kick some major ass, which will come in handy throughout the 24-esque escapades that I’m sure we’ll see a lot of, but she has no content. She doesn’t know her name or where she came from, or why she’s covered in tattoos. Continue reading “Why Blindspot Looks So Good” »
Between a convention and starting a friendly vlog, I’ve been a bit lax in wrapping up my thoughts on Daredevil Season One. Now don’t get me wrong. I liked it, a lot. However at the end I’m left not excited, but somewhat underwhelmed with the knowledge that after coming so far, all I can do now is stare at a wall until season two premieres, some time in 2016, a sensation I feared when I began my viewing. Continue reading “Feeling Like Fisk, Daredevil Season One Finale” »
As I continue watching Daredevil I find myself repeatedly surprised at how it continues to pick up speed and how it continues to keep providing amazing episodes.
While I’m sure that had I watched episodes in a different grouping I may have seen different trends, for me, episodes 8-10 were all about knowing your enemy, which some characters were great at, others not so much. Continue reading “Know Your Enemy, Daredevil Eps 8-10” »
Now fully aware that I missed my self-imposed blogging deadline of finishing up on both episodes 12 and 13 prior to the series finale, I’m going to rush a bit through this post, which shouldn’t be difficult as I’ve got three main points to cover. Two of which are frankly minimal, one of which had me ready to hurtle my dinner at the television screen. Continue reading “Buyer’s Remorse, Mad Men Season 7, ep 12” »
As I continue to make my way through the final episodes of Mad Men I find myself, for one of the few times in the course of the series in the shoes of Don Draper. Sure as the main character we’re always supposed to relate to him on some level, but typically, and perhaps this is sexist, I’ve typically identified with the women, especially Peggy (minus that brief relationship with Duck, I mean really?!?!). However this episode Don was tasked with having to look forward and see more than just the next big client, and likewise I pondered the end game and the meaning in this show. Continue reading “Seeking Meaning, Mad Men Season 7 Episode 10” »
What can I say other than Daredevil continues to be awesome as I get to the midpoint of the first season. So far the only downside is the fact that once I finish it I have to wait a year to watch more of it. Keeping a slow pace is increasingly difficult, not only because it’s fun to watch, but because it excels at making sense out of previous storytelling chaos. Continue reading “Playing Dirty, Daredevil eps 5-7” »
So it took a while to get to this blog, primarily because despite how exciting Game of Thrones is,either in print or on screen, this opener felt like it was all about reminding us who’s who and was, as a result, all in all relatively uneventful.
Cersei is upset that Jaime set Tyrion free, and is beginning to unravel when it comes to her paranoia about Margaery (a paranoia that we didn’t need flashbacks to understand). Speaking of Tyrion, our favorite Lannister is now a world away with Varys who’s scheming, as Varys only can. But at least now Varys is being open about who he’s scheming for, Danaerys Targaryan.
However Dany has problems of her own, what with ruling Mereen and dealing with disobedient dragons. When it comes to the violence in the streets and against her eunichs, along with the political pressures to reopen the fighting pits I (despite having sentiments similar to hers) feel like she should be aware that when she decided to rule she should have been aware that there would be headaches like these.
Speaking of headaches, John Snow is stuck between a Wall and a hard place when it comes to dealing with Stannis, and Mance Rayder. I truly don’t understand why Stannis thought it would be that easy to convince Mance to kneel, but I also don’t understand (spoiler alert for non book readers here) why we got no indication in the show as we did in the book that it wasn’t Mance, but Rattleshirt burning, glamored by Melisandre’s powers, unless of course they’ve actually killed of Mance entirely.
But you know what can’t be killed? Pod’s spirit, despite the crushing blow to their mission of finding the Stark girl’s last season, and Brienne’s brooding, you gotta love Pod’s insistence to Brienne that they press on, and search for Sansa.
Finally getting to Sansa’s storyline, it was so frustrating to see her and Littlefinger passing an unaware Brienne and Pod in a carriage, but the best part of her storyline was the removal of Little Robin (Robert in the books) from the picture, hopefully for good. He was the only character that irritated me more than Joffrey, yes more than Joffrey. So wherever Sansa’s storyline goes I’m sure that this is one deviation from the books (which this season is supposed to have a lot of) that I’ll love.
Any thoughts on the episode, leave a comment.