Wednesday, June 12, 2013


This one was a tough one for me .  The episode as a whole was good, but the final scene just didn't do it for me .  Not that it was bad. I just wanted a different ending.  The episode for me revolved around the small council scene.  Dialog ripped damn near verbatim from the book combined with amazing acting, the norm for this series, made for just an extraordinary scene.  What I would call a Scene Awesome.  So like I said my only gripe was the final scene, and maybe Ser Jamie showing up at Kings Landing a little earlier than I expected but overall a good episode to cap of an amazing season.  Get here fast season four, we need you.

Rumor has it we are going to finally get to meet the Red Viper next season.  Here's looking at you Oded Fehr.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Geek Cast One Shot : Worf

Found myself knee deep in an episode of Star Trek this morning.  This of course rekindled my love of Lieutenant Commander Worf.  I just watched him fire some form of plasma bazooka into a group of random alien beings.  This has brought me great joy.

The Rains of Castamere, Candy Crush Lyfe and THE MF'IN BLACKHAWKZ BRO

First off, how about them Blackhawks, huh?! HUH? What do you mean you don't watch hockey!? WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE!? I'm pretty sure the Blackhawks won the most important game in the history of games and war and life yesterday or maybe that was a week ago or tonight or possibly next year but jeez if they don't win THIS game how will we ever go on with our lives.

Well, now that we've established just how important the Blackhawks are and how EPIC this is, and how everyone in Chicago will apparently turn into raisins and be baked into subpar cinnamon raisin bread if they  don't win let's move on to (obviously) less important subjects.

The Rains of Castamere. Yes. Unequivocally, yes.  I want to rewatch on repeat until my eyes fall out.  Finally, an episode that didn't leave me wishing they had added (or left out) ONE more thing.  Well, maybe the really cheesy scene between Rob and his soon to be dead prego wifey, I could have done without that.  But sapfest and all, this episode absolutely kicked ass.  Being a Hound lover, I was so happy with what they have done over the past few episodes, adding a little more humanity to his character, giving us more insight into who he is as a person with fears and a very troubling past.  The strange relationship between him and Arya is one of my favorite parts of A Storm of Swords, and I couldn't be happier they did such a great job with it in the show.  As for the grand finale--again, yes.  The tension that was built up when the music began to play was even better than I had imagined, it gives me goosebumps even thinking about it. And for the record, I don't mind that they offed Jeyne Westerling.  The effect for television was harrowing, and I honestly don't think it would have been as powerful had they not made this choice. I don't want to harp on this episode too long, since Ry did such a great job in his post, and because I'm sitting at Honda waiting for my oil change to be done and don't have much time, but bravo, producers. You rule.

Recently I discovered Candy Crush.  This was a mistake.  If you are considering playing--don't.  You will be consumed.  Red jellies exploding jellies wtf is up with all the jelly row of greens i need 4 greens to get a donut that will explode all the purps but where are the swedish fish.  Sugar crush, dawg. 

Well, it seems my car is ready.  Hope the Blackhawks win tonight, (or tomorrow or maybe next week) BECAUSE IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT GAME IN THE HISTORY OF GAMES. Like more important than the outcome of those games where indians would stab eachother with spears while they played fake quidditch on the ground or whatever.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Rains of Castamere

First of all this was not the best episode of the season.  It was however the most anticipated.  I remember reading the Red Wedding and throwing the book across the room.  I didn't pick it up for two days, bound and determined to stick it to Martin, a silly attempt to make him feel the pain I was feeling.  I remember thinking "I could handle Ned's beheading ,but this, this you sadist has made me draw a line in the fucking sand."  Thankfully, I picked it back up and finished reading.  So to say I was looking forwards to this episode may be a tiny bit of an understatement.
Take the Wedding out of this episode and it was pretty good on its own.  The fight in Yunkai with Dario, Grey Worm, and Jorah was pretty cool.  Watching Grey Worm rock the spear was delicious, and the look on Jorahs face when he had to tell Danny that in fact Daario lived (much to his chagrin).  However as good as the rest of the episode was it was nothing but build up and filler for the main event, the Red Wedding.  From the word jump Walder Frey makes your skin crawl and even before the events that claimed the King of the North readers and non-readers alike had a sense of hatred for him, a testament to both the actor and the writers.  Another actor who has flat nailed it this season is Tobias Menzies.  His portrayal of Edmure Tully, especially in episode nine, has been excellent.  The look on his face when he realizes he's not about to marry some Frey monster made my night.  I also loved the fact that they threw a bone out to the readers and included, semi prominently, good ole Wendel Manderly.  If you don't know who he is I feel bad for you, because you have not read the book and hence haven't lived.  The rest of the Wedding is self explanatory and I'm to gonna touch on or critique.  Let's just say I found it to be everything I wanted it to be in almost every way, a certain head swap I think being held off until the finale notwithstanding.