Fan art by peteandco
So, I was really into the last episode of Game of Thrones. I feel like they were wandering a bit through the previous episodes but this one was really well-played.
There were also points where I felt like the whole season has been a tease for readers of the books. They know we know what’s coming so they’re playing a suspenseful game with us.
Or they’re just messing with us.
I loved every minute of this episode as I was watching last night. Today, I’m at a loss to remember everything I saw. There was a ton of information to take in.
The Hound and Arya were another interesting relationship to watch develop. When Daario Nahaaris appeared, I was actually excited. The sexual tension between him and Dany was fun.
I think I expected more action in this episode but I guess they’re cramming it all into the last two episodes. The past couple of episodes (6 & 7) have left me wanting but this one felt like the right amount of tension, drama and action.
It was awesome to see Sam finally become the Slayer. That short battle was really cool.
What the hell just happened?
Did Cutler just turn into the coolest dude in the firm?
The rest of the episode seriously agitated me. At least, they’re committed to delivering a real experience when their characters do drugs.
With The Office slowly drawing to a close this season, I’ve been thinking a lot about Cheers and how it’s series finale was so perfect for the show. If The Office ends in the same way — with everyone thinking change is bad — I’ll hate it. But it’s cool to read this oral history of Cheers, which is arguably the greatest sitcom of all time:
After an initial season of low ratings, Cheers would grow into a Nielsens-climbing, Emmy-gobbling cultural smash, thanks in large part to the show’s central relationship, between Sam and his "aspiring poet" waitress, Diane Chambers, who drove each other crazy via a series of hook-ups, break-ups, and occasional slap-fests. At a time when just a few million viewers can make a TV hit, it’s hard to understate just how mega Cheers was. By 1993, at the end of its eleven-season run, it was earning a now unheard-of 26 million viewers per week…. It was that rare pop-culture phenomenon that seemed to appeal to everyone, from the guy who recognized himself in Norm, to one of the America’s greatest novelists, Kurt Vonnegut. The author was a fan and so was Prince and so were politicians Michael Dukakis and John Kerry, who both made cameos.
Did I know about this? He fights the evil “General Warhawk.” In the first episode, two guys with guns charge a woman and bump heads with each other and get knocked out.
When we first meet Rambo, he is asleep in a fishing boat with a book covering his face. A book! Rambo! Hahahaha…
(And look at that awesome way he shoots a bow and arrow.)