It’s seventh season, the HBO original series continued to excel with its epic scale but faltered in its storytelling.
After a longer-than-usual break, Game of Thrones returned to HBO in late August with its penultimate, 7-episode, seventh season, and to say the anticipation was high would be an understatement. For the past six years, the conflict between the great houses of Westeros had been building and building, and it seemed like events were finally coming to a head. Well…they didn’t really happen. What season seven of Game of Thrones gave us was a collection of great moments strung together by a flimsy story with an increasing lack of narrative logic.
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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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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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