Six Defining Moments From Game of Thrones

A look back at the moments that shocked and thrilled us from TV’s most popular show.

Game of Thrones is by all accounts the biggest show on TV and in anticipation of the seventh season premiere, I’m taking a look back at six moments that have defined GoT over the course of its run. Spoilers for seasons 1-6 of Game of Thrones follow.

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The Warren Room Roundup – 06/28

A quick look back at the recently-concluded seasons of American Gods, Better Call Saul and Fargo.

Welcome to The Roundup! You’ve stumbled upon a special type of post where I provide mini-reviews of shows I’ve been watching. As much as I wish I could, I just don’t have time to give every show I watch a full write-up. So this is my attempt at a compromise. Going forward, my intent is to balance these mini-reviews with longer, more in-depth posts when I have the time. Each of the three shows I’ll be reviewing today more than merit discussion, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t share my thoughts on them.

Today, we’re taking a (spoiler-free) look at three shows that concluded their seasons this past week: American Gods, Better Call Saul, and Fargo. So without further ado, let’s dive in.

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What’s this about ratings? A look at the metrics that power the TV industry

When I first began to develop an interest in TV, one of the first things I did was learn as much as I could about ratings. I’m not talking about critical ratings, but viewership and demographics. I sought to learn how TV shows turned a profit and what metric was used to quantify their success. I discovered the answer was far from simple. Nonetheless, I’m going to try and simplify it for you today. Hopefully, after reading this post you’ll understand a little bit more about how TV works.

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Amazon’s ‘Bosch’ Delivers a Riveting Crime Show Anchored By A Stellar Cast

Amazon’s ‘Bosch’ is a well executed cop show that makes for a good binge.

There’s something satisfying about watching a TV show that isn’t particularly revolutionary but simply does what it does well. With more TV shows than ever available to us, each is shooting for the ceiling trying to capture our interest with unique premises and grand scopes. Unfortunately, many of these shows fall flat due to reasons like poor pacing, bad writing or a story that can’t sustain itself. Amazon’s crime thriller Bosch avoids those pitfalls by simply executing a fantastic version of the crime drama.  With season three recently released on Amazon Prime, I thought now would be a good time to take a look at what made Bosch stand out to me in this crowded TV landscape.

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‘Logan’ brings the story of Wolverine to an emotional close

In an age where every superhero movie seems to be all about delivering the biggest spectacle Logan, directed by James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman (in his final turn as the titular character), is determined to give you the opposite. This is not a superhero film. Logan is an intense and moving film that features comic book characters. Yes, there’s some great action set pieces but by and large, this film is focused on bringing the story of Wolverine to a fitting conclusion.

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’24: Legacy’ Is More Of The Same, Just Without Jack To Anchor It

It’s second verse, same as the first from this reboot of the classic series.

Nostalgia is a powerful force. We are naturally attracted to the familiar; it brings us a sense of comfort. So it’s no wonder that the entertainment industry traffics in nostalgia. Hollywood is built on sequels and remakes because they belong to pre-sold properties. They have to work less to get people to see/watch them. The TV industry is no different.

Revivals have become quite the trend in recent years with shows like Gilmore GirlsThe X-Files and Heroes all coming back after multiple years off the air. The reception for this revivals has been mixed at best. If anything this practice has proven how hard it is to recapture the magic that a show had while it was on the air. In the case of 24: Legacy, we get a new cast transplanted into the same stories that the original told nine times over between 2001-2010 (and a miniseries in 2014). While this reboot shows signs of bringing new perspectives to the old 24 model, the three episodes I’ve seen suggest this new incarnation is simply more of the same.

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The Weekend Roundup – 02/03

This week in the Roundup: singing knights, unfortunate events, con-men, and time travel.

Hello, readers and welcome to the first edition of The Weekend Roundup!

You’ve stumbled upon a new recurring series where I do mini-reviews of what I’ve been watching in the past week. Given my recent entry into full-time employment, I have much less time to watch TV and even less time to write about it than I did previously. So this series is my attempt to have my cake and eat it too. I’ll still be writing dedicated reviews for certain shows but this format is a way for me to offer my opinions on shows that aren’t necessarily worth a full review or that I don’t have time to review in depth.

So, without further ado, let’s dive in.

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