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Game of Thrones “The Iron Throne”

It’s hard to end stories. Premises are easy, even a developing a great climax can be straightforward, but rewarding conclusions can be evasive. The television medium adds an extra layer of difficulty, since the audience has put years of energy into consuming a story. Sometimes showrunners have a set ending […]

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Game of Thrones “The Bells”

I can’t help but wonder what it would have been like if we had an entire season in between the battle between the living and the dead in “The Long Night” and siege on King’s Landing that was the main feature of “The Bells.” For what it’s worth, “The Bells” […]

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Game of Thrones “The Last of the Starks”

After spending the first half of the season mostly setting up and wrapping up the great war with the White Walkers, “The Last of the Starks” needed to pivot hard to move the narrative back to the fight for the Iron Throne. Game of Thrones is strongest when it leans […]

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Game of Thrones “The Long Night”

This final season of Game of Thrones has the difficult task of making everything up to this point feel worth it. Somewhere around seventy episodes, spanning somewhere around a decade of time, with one of the biggest ensemble casts in memory, and it all needs to click together here at […]

Game of Thrones “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”
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Game of Thrones “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”

When’s the last time in the history of Game of Thrones that we had two episodes in a row that were, I don’t want to say uneventful, but maybe the word is quiet? Relaxed? Sort of, chill? Just as in the season premiere “Winterfell,” “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” […]

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Game of Thrones “Winterfell”

It seems like Game of Thrones is coming full circle, and thank (the one true, drowned, old, new, and many-faced) god(s) for it. The season eight premiere, “Winterfell” opened with a young boy climbing up a tree, straining to catch a glimpse of a great army filling into the castle […]

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Netflix’s Sacred Games Is the Thriller We’ve Been Craving

Summer’s final binge-watch: Sacred Games breathes new life into the TV thriller genre. Much to my dismay, I’ve noticed that some of the leaves on the tree in my neighborhood are starting to change color. The days are getting shorter. The pools will be closing in a few short weeks. […]

Moment of Goodness / Recaps

Moment of Goodness: Dean Becomes [SPOILER], Supernatural “Let the Good Times Roll”

The CW’s Supernatural ended its 13th season with Dean, once again, making a major transition. This time it wasn’t a dead Dean becoming Demon Dean like he did to close out season nine.

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5 Things We Loved about Supernatural “Wayward Sisters”

In the midseason premiere of the CW’s Supernatural, Sam and Dean are in The Bad Place, which means it’s up to the ex-Sheriff Jody Mills and her makeshift family of hunters, psychics and dreamwalkers to find them. They are the Wayward Sisters.

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Two Takes: Outlander “Of Lost Things”

Last week both Claire and Jamie tried to survive in prison — Claire’s is of her own making while Jamie is an actual prisoner. In the series (unlike the book), Claire and Frank have come to an understanding: as long as he’s discreet, he can do what he likes. The […]