His Dark Materials Season 1, Episode 1 Review

New TV season; New Show! The optimist in me is choosing to label it promising, mostly because I’m still on the fence about certain elements. Also, I should mention that I’ve read the first book, but that was nearly two decades ago, meaning I know a couple of plot twists but very little else. This, therefore, is not a review that will ever get into book to screen comparisons and I will not be making any deliberate spoilers. Calling me out on spoiling something especially in the recaps is most likely to spoil me, dear reader.

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Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 6 Review

So. One of the biggest cultural events in entertainment has ended. It’s no secret that I don’t exactly adore the adaptation, but it introduced me to a book series I love, led to many interesting conversations and a few bonding sessions with new friends, and made me appreciate storytelling in ways I mayhaps would never have explored.

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Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 5 Review

This could have been a great hour of television if I hadn’t actually followed the story for a decade. There were spectacular visuals, but very little emotional substance to be found beyond frustration and pure flaming hot anger. (Though the Arya scenes were excellent)

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Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 4 Review

On one of the worst episodes of Game of Thrones ever written, and quite possibly one of the worst episodes of television ever allowed to proudly air as one of a show’s triumphant last, the Starbuck cup was there to distract us from what really mattered: Every problematic element of the show turned up to eleven.

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