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Hannibal: Yakimono Review (Article) - 4/18/2014 10:22:57 AM

  If you're a member of Amazon Prime the first season is available for free.   Orphan black is also available on Prime for free.   I have it added to my watch list because I too have also had it recommended to me but haven't found time to watch it yet.

Game of Thrones: The Lion and The Rose Review (Article) - 4/18/2014 8:10:07 AM

Rkngl, as a reader of the books myself, I understand it can be frustrating to not go full bore into disecting the episodes.  In the years since the show has been reviewed here, I've let a few spoilers slip myself, but when called out about it,  deleted the posts in question.  

If I'm going to post about spoilers, I make sure I indicate that I am, so people can skip my post.  On a side note, I've indicated I've read the books several times, so I would have to be careful in what I do post as other posters can infer things I post because I know the source material.   For instance when nobody knew who had Theon crucified on the big "X" I pointed out that people might want to look at different factions' banners.  I didn't come out and say, the Bolton's have a flayed man on an X on their banners. 

 

Hannibal: Yakimono Review (Article) - 4/16/2014 12:05:23 PM

Saw this blurb about the series and thought it would be up PussNHikingBoots' alley.

 

"Well, Sam, it depends on how you define “juicy.” Let’s allow Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller to take a crack at, um, quenching your thirst. “In Episode 10, we have a six-and-a-half minute seduction/sex scene involving five different characters that is as kinky and subversive and suggestive as any sex scene that you have seen on network television,” he teases. “I would put it as a contender to challenge cable sex scenes — not in terms of the nipple and crack of nakedness — but more in the psychology and sensuality of sex amongst the mad.” But wait, are all five of those people in the same room together? “It depends on how you define room,” replies Fuller, with a chuckle. Well, alrighty then!"

Game of Thrones: The Lion and The Rose Review (Article) - 4/15/2014 2:15:45 PM

@momitchell7

I have the same thoughts regarding Theon.  I would think he was being unjustly punished if it were just the betrayel of the Starks, only because technically he has been a hostage for most of his life, albeit he was treated very well.  I cannot forgive that he killed the miller's kids.  I know the book and show treated that a little differently but my memory is hazy exactly which way they were different. 

I really dislike Ramsey, because he is actually way worse than Theon and on par with Joffery.  Actually Ramsey may be technically worse than Joffery.  You can explain Joffery's nature partially on the inbreeding.   The Targaryen's also practiced inbreeding at times and had many "crazy" family members, for instance Daenerys' brother Viserys (from season one) and their dad Aerys (never on the show, only mentioned).

People may also be quick to forget Jaime pushing Bran out the window at Winterfell.  Although, that one you can look at as him attempting to protect himself, Cercei and their children, as we would assume that Robert would have had them all killed if he knew the truth. 

Hannibal: Yakimono Review (Article) - 4/15/2014 9:32:32 AM

Probably the show I look forward to the most each week, and one of the few that don't sit on my DVR for a couple days until I find time to watch. 

Chilton is a douche, but does not deserve to be framed as a serial killer and then killed himself.  

I look forward to the point when Hannibal is eventually proven to be a serial killer, and how that affects Alana.  That probably will be a season three event (hopefully it makes it!!!) as I've read the creators want to do Red Dragon as a potential season four.   Of course I could also see the show making Alana one of Hannibal's victims too.  

Game of Thrones: The Lion and The Rose Review (Article) - 4/14/2014 11:24:44 AM

@ Walker

That was Iridan that mentioned Bran.

Speaking of Bran though, as a book reader myself, I found the sequence of him touching the Heart Tree pretty interesting.  Mainly because I was trying to pick up any clues I could use in the theories relating to the books, or if they are going to use certain characters from the books, or write them out.  It was pretty jumbled but I  may have picked up a clue  to a possible character with the flashing screens.   Probably have to watch it again though in slow motion to really disect it, and even the clue I think I saw was vague and may not be what I'm thinking it could be.

Game of Thrones: The Lion and The Rose Review (Article) - 4/14/2014 7:32:35 AM

Pretty sure I saw in the credits that George wrote the script for this episode.  I know he writes at least one script a season and he does some cool things that don't happen in the books but are cool to see.  Like in season 2 when he had Bronn and the Hound momentarily face off, never happened in the books but was really a cool scene that he added.   In this episode he did the same with Jaime and Bronn training together. 

I actually figured this would take place around episode 4 or 5.  Though I had no real  reason for that thought.   I noticed their was a cool line said that most people would take as a throw away line but  I think will be a set up for this season's 9th or 10th episode finale.   Other book readers may have picked up on it.  Don't want to give anything away, but it involved a phrase with the word gold in it. 

 

Game of Thrones: Two Swords Review (Article) - 4/7/2014 10:40:37 AM

I'm not really a fan of the character of Daario, but I do like the new actor playing him a little better.   I agree the new guy seems more like a pretty boy than the last but in my memory Daario was written as a bit of a charismatic but dangerous "pretty boy". 

Hannibal: Futamono Review (Article) - 4/7/2014 8:21:32 AM

Miriam Lass being found was really the most shocking part of the episode.  Who would have thought Lector would keep prisoners?   Maybe he respected her a bit because she was the first one to get on his trail and that is part of the reason he kept her.   

I didn't really care about Alana hooking up with Hannible because I've read Red Dragon, and never expected her to end up with Will, even though I know some things will be changed between the books and the show. 

From Will's point of view, he knows Hannibal is a serial killer and he isn't in a real position to stop him through normal legal channels.  He knows Hannibal killed Beverly Katz due to her getting too close to catching Hannibal as his proxy.   He has this "tool" in the psychopathic orderly to attempt to stop Hannibal.  How many lives would he save if the orderly had been succesful?    Under those reasons I don't feel Grahm is a "killer" in the same sense and not as close to the dark.  

Can't wait to see what happens now that Will is going to be out of captivity.   

Game of Thrones: Two Swords Review (Article) - 4/7/2014 8:06:31 AM

I do think they failed capture the book's mood of the scene of the Hound and Arya's "fight" at that roadside inn.   In the book, Arya took out two of the men in the inn and I seem to remember she went a little crazy on one by stabbing him in the back and then repeatedly stabbing him while shouting the questions they had asked while tourturing people back when she was their prisoner.   The whole tone in the book had a feeling of her losing any innocence she may have had left to me. 

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