Pretty In Purple
Full Spoilers await for those that did not see this past Sunday’s Game of Thrones episode. And good luck if you are not caught up on the series because I find it totally impossible to avoid hearing people talk about The Lion and the Rose–where we finally got our front row seat at King Joffrey and Queen Margaery’s wedding…and the entertainment DID NOT DISAPPOINT!
Of course, this episode also CHANGED EVERYTHING and I see this as a major turning point in our story. Shit is about to hit the fan big time in King’s Landing so get ya popcorn ready.
Cross My Heart and Hope To Die, Stick A Needle In Your Eye
Game of Thrones kicked off its 4th Season on Sunday and it was…well, pretty uneventful if you ask me but then again, I know what’s coming :)! After last season’s Red Wedding, I decided that I simply could not wait 10 months to find out what in the fuck happens in Westeros, so I took out on a quest of my own and read all 5 of the novels in a month. Needless to say I’m still as confused as ever but the show makes a helluva lot more sense now that I have sorted out who is who (it only took 3 freaking seasons)!
That said, I won’t be spoiling anything here so nothing to worry about. I also have to admit that the first episode lacked a bit of a sizzle and I’m not sure if that’s because this is the first season of GoT that I’ve watched after reading the novels or because it was really just not that good and more of a ‘set-up’ episode for things to come. Also, when the fuck is the 6th book coming out, Jesus H. Christ!
We also had a slew of new character introductions so I’ll do my best to sort them out so we can all have a better idea of just exactly what in the fuck is going on!
The Dome Returns
Domies, check out the Season 2 Preview for Under the Dome below:
I will be back reviewing the second season! Lots of things up and coming as well. I have been working on a complete redesign of the blog now that I know how to code and design websites :) So stay tuned for that.
And last but not least… WINTER IS COMING this Sunday, and I’ll be reviewing the entire season of Game of Thrones, starting with the premiere, titled ‘Two Swords’! YOU KNOW NOTHING, JON SNOW! Cheers for now.
Hooked On This Movie
Guardians of the Galaxy is coming August 1, 2014 and I cannot wait! I didn’t know too much about the characters but finally with the release of the trailer, I absolutely cannot wait for the release of this movie! Summer + X-Men + Guardians of the Galaxy = pure awesomeness!
From the trailer alone, I clearly am already in love with Rocket Raccoon and Groot–they just look so bad ass. C’mon, a little raccoon with a machine gun!!! Who doesn’t love that!!!
Lastly, they use a wicked awesome song from the ’70′s in the trailer, Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede. They probably couldn’t have picked a better song for this trailer! Can’t wait. Check out the trailer below and a live performance of Hooked on a Feeling:
One Witch To Rule Them All
Oh season finale! Why do you always do this to us?! On the one hand, last night’s finale of American Horror Story: Coven, appropriately titled ‘The Seven Wonders‘ produced a lot of really cool and tragic moments for some of our characters. But ultimately, the ending lacked something. I don’t know what, but a lot of the final moments of the season seemed anti-climatic if only because there was no true villain (plus no Laveau or LaLaurie = sad).
Of course, I can’t say enough about that opening. It was pure awesomeness in every way! Plus, STEVIE FREAKING NICKS! Something about her walking around Witch Manor, singing ‘Seven Wonders‘ while we get ready for the big final exam–it was the PERFECT set up for the final episode of Coven.
Check out ‘Seven Wonders‘ below and enjoy my final review of AHS: Coven.
Death. Lots of it. Last night’s episode of American Horror Story, titled ‘Go To Hell’, featured a lot of main characters dying off, even the ones we thought couldn’t die. Further, just when I thought we had our main baddie for the season finale next week, they end up killing her off too. So I have theories and a feeling that the actual ending could be the extinction of the Coven, hmmmm!
But the best part of the episode was HANDS DOWN the highway to hell where Legba was business as usual. Loved the twists and loved the cliffhanger ending. Can’t wait until next week’s finale…the Seven Wonders awaits!
And now my review…
The 3rd last episode of Coven came and went last night and I gotta say I was a little bit disappointed with the way things unfolded. To me, this episode seemed to be more of a filler episode to set up the final 2 hours. That said, this happens every single season on this show, so I am just going to be patient.
I mean, Queenie randomly shows up with LaLaurie on a leash (and put back together) and the Axeman and Spaulding are somehow running around communicating with the living and murdering corporate executives and snatching babies, respectively. And there is no explanation as to how this is even possible!!!
Of course, AHS always does seem to wrap things up every season and last night’s epiosde, titled ‘Protect the Coven’, did a great job of “setting things up” for the grand finale!!! And for those that really like horror with lots of blood and gore than this episode was definitely for you because AHS upped the bat shit crazy level to EXTREME BAT SHIT CRAZY! In other words, there was a lot of blood…just not enough story!
And now my review…
If you are anything like myself, then you are probably sick and tired of all of the crappy crime drama’s that pollute our television screens every night–not to mention the crap they tried to call a series finale on Dexter! Oh man, Mikey Disliked That!
It appears, however, that there is a light at the end of the tunnel in a genre that has lacked originality over the last couple of years. HBO has brought us a true gem with True Detective, a suspenseful murder mystery that takes place in two different time periods (1995 and 2012). I won’t say more than that because this is simply a show I refuse to spoil for anyone. The superb acting, the creepy southern Texas setting and the ‘serial killer on the loose’ atmosphere completely take you in from the opening minutes. But viewers be warned: this is not a show that you can get up to take a bathroom break. The writing is superb (not to mention that it stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as the leads which is unprecedented for a TV show IMO) but almost every line seems to serve a purpose (plus Woody and Matty play their characters to perfection, you don’t want to miss this, folks!)
Not only that, my understanding is that the plan for this show is very similar to American Horror Story in the sense that it will reset after each season (and HBO you better renew this show–after 1 episode, I can already tell it is going to be a brilliant 8 episodes of quality, original storytelling). This should allow the series to cast a variety of actors and actresses in the future, much like Woody and Matt, and I have to admit the story and characters are better for it (anyone who has seen Season 1 of Under the Dome and read my reviews will know that quality acting can sometimes be overlooked).
If you haven’t seen this show yet, I definitely recommend checking it out as SOON as you possibly can. Oh, and the Intro Sequence was wicked awesome as well, check it out:
It’s finally here! Last night, HBO finally released the trailer for the upcoming 4th season of Game of Thrones! After last season, I literally ended up picking up all 5 books in the series due to the fact that I just couldn’t wait another year to find out what happens. It turns out that binge-reading these books is a terrible idea since the 6th and 7th books are not even written yet :(!
But at the very least, Season 4 is on its way, set to premiere on Sunday, April 6th, 2014! Let the excitement build:
Gold Dust Women
The episode we have ALL been waiting for came and went last night and I have to say I was a little bit disappointed–but only a little. Stevie Nicks finally made her appearance on last night’s returning episode titled ‘The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks’. I hyped the crap out of this episode only to be a bit letdown with the use of Ms. Nicks. But, luckily, the creepy Papa Legba dude (more on him later) made up for it because that entire story line was Bat. Shit. Crazy. Not only that, he just so happened to be played by Lance Reddick (Fringe fans will remember him as Broyles). I had NO idea that was even him under all the cloaks and make-up until doing a bit of research after the show aired! Just awesome and dark as fuck– exactly how I like my AHS!
At the very least, it was still pretty cool to have Stevie Nicks, live and in the flesh, join up with the women at the Coven. I guess I just half-expected the writers to write her into an actual story and use her in a more important (and bat shit crazy) way, but clearly this didn’t happen. All she really did was make a quick cameo and play the piano! Don’t get me wrong, Stevie kicks so much ass and watching her perform on this show is satisfying, but we all expect more from this show and in this particular case, she was clearly misused :( That said, I don’t think it’s the last we have seen of Stevie and besides, it kinda illustrates the fact that the Witches taking up residence in New Orleans are not the only ones out there in the world. Did I also mention that a war is brewing…
And now my review…