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17 April 2019

Game of Thrones: Winterfell and Mirrors

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I’ve been thinking about mirrors a lot, recently. As symbols, mirrors are often interpreted as portals, doorways, access points to realms beyond or just different spaces. They’re also revelatory, providing …

10 April 2019

The Readiness is All: Reflections and Season Eight of Game of Thrones

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Well, this is it. One season left, then it’s off to whatever comes next…

28 August 2017

Game of Thrones: “The Dragon and the Wolf”

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The Dragons I can’t think of a better way to start talking about the season seven finale of Game of Thrones than by talking about Daenerys Stormborn. When we first …

22 August 2017

Game of Thrones: “Beyond the Wall” and Beyond the D&D Monster Manual

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It’s hard for me not to think of Dungeons and Dragons when I watch Game of Thrones…

14 August 2017

Game of Thrones: “Eastwatch” Me, Watch Me

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It’s hard for me to say, but this season of Game of Thrones is shaping up to be a vast improvement over its last two predecessors. Season five saw an …

07 August 2017

Game of Thrones: “The Spoils of War”

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For a fifty-two minute episode, this week’s installment of Game of Thrones was, as Mary Berry likes to say, “cram-jam full” of goodies, gasps and guffaws. It seems as though …

01 August 2017

Game of Thrones: “The Queen’s Justice”

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Episode three for a new season is a tough nut to crack. In season six of Game of Thrones, I told you that the third episode is where most TV …

24 July 2017

Game of Thrones: “Stormborn” and Restless

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When it comes to second episodes of a new season of Game of Thrones, you don’t expect them to be over an hour in length. Of course, it needs to …

17 July 2017

Game of Thrones: What the World Looks Like Now

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Many of the fans are asking questions of the new season of Game of Thrones. People want to know when the army of the dead will march on Eastwatch. They …

25 April 2017

Go Watch Little Big Lies

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I’m sure by now you have come up with a list of reasons why you can’t watch every show. No time, no interest, and no access are all valid excuses …

30 August 2016

The Night Of: The Conclusions We Draw

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When a show ends, we expect it to answer questions. There are, of course, famous examples of shows that leave questions without answers: Lost, Heroes, 24, The West Wing, The …

24 August 2016

The Night Of: There Are No “Ordinary Deaths”

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The season finale of The Night Of is coming around the bend. It’s so soon, it seems unreal, despite how long the individual episodes run (one hour and twenty minutes, …

21 August 2016

The Night Of: A Foreigner Carrying a Knife in the Pocket of his Jacket

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There is a book, by Amitava Kumar, called “A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His …

13 August 2016

The Night Of: Dark Depths, Dark Crates

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Perhaps more telling of our generation than the procedural crime drama is the prison story. Jailbreaks, great escapes, masterful duels between the jailed and the jailers are sources of endless …

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