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Hannibal: Shiizakana Review (Article) - 4/28/2014 7:07:01 AM

I knew from the previews last week, that it was a guy in a "suit" right away, since I think they flashed a clear image of him in it in preview.   I will say, he was a little too agile and quiet jumping up on that semi wearing his suit.  However, I forgive a good show a lot of small logic gaps like that.

Overall this ep was just ok to me, I don't think it was bad but it didn't stand out from some of the others.  

I'm going to have to revise my thoughts from the last episode.   I guess Will really was going to shoot the social worker last week without premeditations of "baiting" Hannibal at all.   It makes me wonder if Will's extreme empathy and proximity to Hannibal is what is escalating his "darker" thoughts.    If Hannibal was removed as an influence would he stop having murderous thoughts?

I'm also ready for an update on Chilton and Miriam Lass.   I know Chilton appears dead, but the fact that they haven't mentioned him nor was he dead in the books, makes me wonder. 

ORPHAN BLACK New Season Sneak Peek (Article) - 4/21/2014 7:55:37 AM

Just finished up the first season and first episode of season 2.  Its been added to my DVR.  The lead actress is pretty good, and it must be kind of dream role for an actress as she gets to play so many varied characters.   She does it well, as they all share similarities, but she is able to make each one seem so separate.  I think its the small attention to detail that she does that makes each character stand out.

Game of Thrones: Breaker of Chains Review (Article) - 4/21/2014 7:27:55 AM

@ JD25u

No spoilers, but in the scene with the rabbit stew, the crofter/farmer did bring up the fact that that the Frey's killed those who they had given "guest rights" to, the giving of bread and salt under their roof.   In the land of Westeros it is considered taboo to cause harm to someone you have given guest right to.  Both of the main religions frown on it, the crofter followed the predominant religion of Westeros, the Seven.  Most of the north still pray to the Old Gods (usually at the white Heart Tree's with faces like the one Bran touched last episode). 

Game of Thrones: Breaker of Chains Review (Article) - 4/21/2014 7:20:12 AM

I've eaten quiet a few rabbits and its not bad at all, though never in stew form.   Now if it was rat stew, I would probably agree that it may be gross. 

The last comment on the last review mentioned Melisandre's leaches.  I thought it was good that they remembered that and that the first two named kings had died.  So there was some foreshadowing there.   There have been other little things like that from earlier seasons that might foreshadow things to come as well. 

I'm personally looking forward most to the events of the Wall, they seem slightly different from my memory of the books (I could be wrong though) , so I'm curious how that plays out.   I'm also looking forward to Tyrion's storyline, though the fact that the trial is not taking place right away, I'm guessing that will take place in the last episodes.    I think this is the point were I start to not care as much about Dany's storyline, other than any conversations she has with Ser Barristan Selmy, which I hope they include in the show. 

 

Hannibal: Su-zakana Review (Article) - 4/21/2014 7:04:31 AM

Maybe I'm a sucker, but I tended to think that Will pulling that trigger was part of his plan to bait Hannibal.   That he assumed Hannibal would stop him from actually killing the social worker.  Of course if he was wrong, and he did shoot, he was killing a serial killer who like you pointed out, was a version of Hannibal who was taking advantage of a version of Will.

Liked the guest casting this week, mainly Peter, can't recal the actor's name right now, but you know him from Lost and Saving Private Ryan.

Also liked how you could tell early on that they were shooting in location with real snow.   Don't know why, but I can always tell when the snow is fake and it pulls me out of the scene a little.

I also think to the early dinner party, you have to be commited to trying to catch Hannibal now, to eat anything he serves you.  You never can be sure you're not eating "soylent green" at his table.

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.  

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