Game of Thrones Review: Eastwatch

From the very beginning the showrunners have made the world of Game of Thrones feel small. Much smaller than in the books. George R.R. Martin has always said that Westeros was roughly the equivalent of South America when it came to size. Because of this news travels extremely slow when it comes to A Song of Ice and Fire and major events sometimes never even … Continue reading Game of Thrones Review: Eastwatch

Game of Thrones Review: The Spoils of War

Book readers have had to wait 21 years for Dany to finally arrive back in Westeros. As George R.R. Martin takes long and longer to finish the books, everyone has had to settle for the on screen version of the young Targaryen to finally put her armies, her many titles and her dragons where her mouth is. It’s been a long time coming and I … Continue reading Game of Thrones Review: The Spoils of War

Game of Thrones Review: The Queen’s Justice

Expectation is a tricky thing and it often leads to great disappointment. When it comes to book adaptations, expectations are inevitable as are the resulting disappointments. For avid readers of A Song of Ice and Fire, one of the things we were looking forward to for this season of Game of Thrones is finally seeing Casterly Rock and Highgarden. In the books we have never … Continue reading Game of Thrones Review: The Queen’s Justice

Game of Thrones Review: Stormborn

George R. R. Martin is very much an intuitive writer. He let’s the story develop while writing and he is also a perfectionist. This has famously caused him to write himself in a corner and he has been struggling ever since to untie that Mereenese knot. When David and Dan said they were ready to depict Dorne and give us the Sand Snakes like everyone … Continue reading Game of Thrones Review: Stormborn

Game of Thrones Review: Dragonstone

The wait is over. After 385 days of mental torture the HBO powerhouse has returned and the great game has finally continued. As with every off season of Game of Thrones there were all kinds of leaks. This off season there were more than ever. Unfortunately I wasn’t strong enough to ignore them. The showrunners are claiming that they have shot hours of fake footage … Continue reading Game of Thrones Review: Dragonstone

The Leftovers Review: The Book of Nora

Expectations are already high when it comes to season finales and with series finales it’s even worse. We as fans want answers to our many question. We want issues to be resolved and all loose ends neatly tied together. We want the final episode to contain everything that made us fans times two. Because of the sometimes unrealistically high expectations series finales can disappoint. Damon … Continue reading The Leftovers Review: The Book of Nora

The Leftovers Review: The Most Powerful Man in the World (And His Identical Twin Brother)

The Leftovers has had some great episode titels. Some of them where already great and intriguing from the get-go while others only became so (or more so) after the particular episode aired. From International Assassin to Axis Mundi, from The Book of Kevin to It’s a Matt Matt Matt Matt World and from Ten Thirteen to Penguine One, Us Zero (really really love that one), … Continue reading The Leftovers Review: The Most Powerful Man in the World (And His Identical Twin Brother)

The Leftovers Review: It’s A Matt Matt Matt Matt World

Matt has always been an interesting character. When we first met Nora’s priest brother he was trying his best to prove that the Sudden Departure was not the rapture. That’s understandable. If you get left behind as a priest it either was not the rapture or you were a shitty priest. A lot has happened to Matt since that crusade. A lot of bad stuff … Continue reading The Leftovers Review: It’s A Matt Matt Matt Matt World

The Leftovers Review: G’Day Melbourne

When there is blood on the streets, buy property. That’s a saying about how crises are opportunity. Or in Littlefinger’s words, chaos is a ladder. After the sudden departure countless people lost their friends, spouses and family members. That left people lost and devastated. We have seen what that loss has done to people in many different forms. From Nora’s shenanigans to the Guilty Remnant. … Continue reading The Leftovers Review: G’Day Melbourne