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TV Wasteland: Too Darn Hot (Article) - 7/29/2013 10:12:33 AM

The problem with The Venture Bros. is that there is not enough of it.

Warehouse 13: The Truth Hurts Review (Article) - 7/10/2013 7:18:19 AM

Skipped the review since I'm still a few eps behind on my watching.   I see in redhairs comment that they are going to make us wait almost a year to finish the season?  Well in that case, I'm just going to hold off on the 4 eps I have on the DVR.  I'll watch them in June of 14.

OLDBOY 2013 Poster (Article) - 7/10/2013 7:14:52 AM

I'm probably in the minority but I just didn't care for the original.  I remember a few years ago it was recommended to me a lot so I watched it.  I just figured the fact I didn't really like it to difference in culture and some of the main plot points seeming far fetched to me, though truth to tell I don't recall the details that well now. 

Under the Dome: Pilot Review (Article) - 6/27/2013 9:14:08 AM

I haven't read the books and I missed the premiere, so the review and coments make me think I should look it up.  I have had the Dark Tower/Gunslinger novels for awhile but just have not started them yet for some reason or other. 

As far as books go, it is ok to read them once in a while and they are actually  almost always better than the media that is based off them.  I would say the early seasons of True Blood the show were written much better than the books, however the show tended to diverge down to the books amatuerish writting.

Game Of Thrones: Mhysa Review (Article) - 6/12/2013 6:47:33 AM

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium I'm guessing what you think happened in Dance, but I'd have to say that one is not clear cut like others.  There is plenty of evidence in the books that when combined with tidbits from GRRM's interviews/question sessions that point to that event not ending like similar ones. 

Game Of Thrones: Mhysa Review (Article) - 6/10/2013 2:45:16 PM

SPOILER  to Hanso.  They haven't really stated exactly how strong Bran's Warging abilities are, but they are pretty strong.  He is able to take control of Hodor easily, that could be due to Hodor being somewhat simple minded.  I believe he has more skill at his age than Varamyr Six Skins had when Jon ran him through. 


Game Of Thrones: Mhysa Review (Article) - 6/10/2013 10:46:56 AM

I was surprised the ending didn't end in a cliff hanger so to speak.  I think they had several to choose from, but I'm pretty sure the main one I'm thinking of is the same one ddiaz28 is thinking of.  I’m sure it will be shown in an early episode next season though.

The Arya scene was a favorite, I think it took place in a roadside inn in the books and really stood out to me, because she just broke down when she started stabbing the guy.  I recall reading it and thinking this could be the last shred of any innocence she has left being removed.  Also, it may have been the first man she killed in the show, but in the book she killed a guard to escape Harrenhal with Gendry. 

Regarding Jon getting shot with arrows, I’m already seeing internet jokes invoking  a popular Skyrim (video game) meem, that “Jon used to be an adventurer, but then he took an arrow to the knee.” 

Glad all TV viewers finally know for sure that Theon has been a prisoner of the Bolton’s.   Their sigil is a flayed man on an X, and Theon has been getting flayed here and there.

I liked Jojen Reed in the books, in the show he comes across a bit arrogant and kind of a know-it-all.   I agree again with ddiaz28 about the Rat Cook story and how they pointed out how taboo it is to harm guests.  

I think Davos will be a fan favorite if he is not already.   I think the actor playing him fits him really well.  He is a lot like Ned Stark, but he understands bending the rules a little better.

It was good seeing the little bit of bonding between Tyrion and Sansa, well at least before the news of the Red Wedding reached King’s Landing. 

Overall I’m happy with the finale, and understand why there was no big cliffhanger as the season does not cover the entirety of book three, though they certainly could have ended on a cliffhanger if they choose to.  It might have irritated people more having to wait than it enticed them for season four, so I understand why they held off.   I think next season has the possibility to start having parts of book four and five mixed in, curious to see if it will.  It also seems to me that catching up to GRRM is a real possibility and I hope we don’t come to a point where we have to wait two years between seasons. 

GAME OF THRONES: The Rains of Castamere Review (Article) - 6/7/2013 9:13:52 AM

 That is why I'm glad they showed the sharing of bread and salt custom, but wish they had explained somehow that it was a sign you were safe.  Because then viewers might have let their guard down and when the crap it the fan, it would have added to their shock.

GAME OF THRONES: The Rains of Castamere Review (Article) - 6/4/2013 8:37:49 AM

Wiseguy, I may be biased because I have formed my opinions from the books in which you get Jon's point of view and his thought process.  Plus the scene went down just a little  bit different in the books, it was at night for one thing.  I can see how it looks from a TV viewer's take though. 

GAME OF THRONES: The Rains of Castamere Review (Article) - 6/4/2013 8:14:40 AM

Wiseguy, Jon is a a man of the Nightswatch and he is going to warn Castle Black of the impending attack.      That is one thing the producers really messed up in season two when they cut out a scene between Jon and Quorin Halfhand where Quorin orders Jon to do what ever it took to integrate into the Wildlings.  Now that Jon is back on the south side of the Wall with knowledge of Mance's plans he feels it is time to return to the Watch.  (kind of not sure if the show discussed a Horn? that is intentionally vague to not give anything away if they cut that part and I don't remember)


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