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 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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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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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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Holy moly where did the time go? We’re over halfway through October now and the fall TV season is in full swing. Back in September, I wrote a post highlighting five shows premiering this fall that seemed promising to me. Now that each of those shows has premiered and aired multiple episodes I figured now would be a perfect time to let you know what I thought about each of them. Check it out!
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Well, folks, summer 2016 is all but behind us at this point. September is here and that means a great many things like school, the US open, and the return of college football! But more important than those things (oh yes, I’m going there) is the return of fall TV! Yes with every September comes a new crop of TV shows, most of which will be canceled so fast you’re liable to have commitment issues for the rest of your life. So which ones should you watch? Here are five shows who’s trailers, premises, cast, and creative talent impressed me enough to get a spot on my watch list:
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