The Sun And The Spear
Sand Snakes: “Unbowed. Unbent. Unbroken. For Oberyn.”
Finally Dorne takes center stage in Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken, the 6th episode in Game of Thrones fifth season. The title also happens to be the words of Dorne so it was only fitting, and overdue, that we finally get to see what the Martell’s and Oberyn’s bastard daughters were getting up to.
At this point, there is soooo much going on that it seems like barely anything happens each episode and I was a bit disappointed with how this all played out. Sansa’s wedding was supposed to be a big deal but lets be honest here…what a letdown. The events in King’s Landing, however, were much more entertaining and was easily the highlight of the episode.
So grab yourself some Dornish wine, it’s some of the best Westeros has to offer, and enjoy the review!
Jorah: “A city of a thousand years. And all that men had learned, the Doom consumed it all alike. And neither of them turned.”
After last week’s shocking ending, it appears the show is completely changing up the stories from A Song of Ice and Fire. And if you haven’t read the books, I highly encourage you to jump on that bandwagon because there is even more going on. Some of the new stories, such as Sansa and Ramsay’s wedding, are more than welcome. But others, like Barristan’s death and Jorah filling the role of a completely different character, may hurt more than help.
Kill The Boy was one epic hour of television though and finally we got to see the ruins of old Valyria and the Stone Men that the series has been hinting at all season. Even the ending was a bit of a surprise to me although I had a feeling this is the route they were going to go with Jorah Mormont. The question now is: what does his Greyscale going to mean for Dany and the rest of her crew?
Enjoy the review!
Sparrows and Snakes and Harpies…Oh My!
Melisandre: “The dead don’t need lovers. Only the living.”
Jon Snow: “I know…but I still love her.”
Melisandre: “You know nothing, Jon Snow.”
What. The. Fuck. Show! I am literally speechless, dumbfounded and devastated. The fates of two of my favorite characters in Meereen are up in the air right now and it was absolutely nerve wracking watching it all play out! I mean, can the show really kill off one of the most loyal and noble warriors in the 7 kingdoms!?!
I will say this though, Sons of the Harpy was an absolutely fantastic and epic episode. The fight scene at the end was brilliantly done. Not only that, we get our first real glimpse at Dorne and it was spectacular. I already have a heart on for the Sand Sisters and I can only imagine what is in store for Myrcella and the Lannisters now that Dorne is slowly making their way into the mix. Not to mention the Sparrow uprising in King’s Landing which is going to have major consequences for many characters. And Dorne makes its first appearance in the title sequence!
Now move your body like a snake and enjoy the review!
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Littlefinger: “There’s no justice in the world, not unless we make it. You loved your family. Avenge them.”
This week, it was all about vengeance…well at least planning for vengeance. Sansa and Littlefinger arrive at Moat Cailin’. Arya wants revenge for those responsible for killing her family. Jon Snow serves up some justice of his own. And an old friend returns, much to Tyrion’s dismay. Oh, and of course the High Sparrow’s arrival in King’s Landing will be extremely important going forward. Very cool watching this all come to life on screen!
High Sparrow, Game of Thrones 3rd episode, had some great interactions between some awesome characters. Cersei and Margaery, as well as her conversation with the High Sparrow, was put together perfectly and it appears that Margaery has a plan in motion to potentially rid King’s Landing of Cersei. And not to mention that there is a whole lot going on at Moat Cailin with many characters all showing up for what should be a showdown of epic proportions.
There is A LOT of characters and stories happening all at once and we didn’t even get to check in on Dany or Dorne. No dragons this week, but at least it’s a nice day in King’s Landing. Enjoy the review!
It Doesn’t Matter If Your Black Or White
Arya Stark: “Well who are you then?”
Jaqen H’Ghar: “No one. And that is whom a girl must become.”
Episode 2 of Game of Thrones’ fifth season, titled The House of Black and White, certainly didn’t disappoint and once again, we were treated to multiple storylines all across Westeros and Essos. Heck, we even got a more detailed look at Dorne with a number of new character introductions. And while the show is now completely changing things up from the books, it has added some extra freshness to the show because not knowing what the fuck is going to happen next is something I’d lost after Season 3 after binge-reading all 5 books in a month. Damn you, Red Wedding.
What we do know, however, is that Dorne is going to become a big part of the story with certain characters from King’s Landing on their way there. Even Myrcella Baratheon (i.e. Jaime and Cersei’s only daughter) is back in the mix of things after Oberyn’s death last season. And it looks like things are shaking up pretty good with changes being made throughout King’s Landing and Meereen. Damn it must not feel good to be a ruler!
And just because I borrowed this title from a Michael Jackson song, it’s only fitting that Thriller himself makes an appearance on this blog, Macaulay Culkin included:
Let’s get right to it shall we. Valar Morgulis style.
Don’t Stop Believing
“The freedom to make my own mistakes was all I ever wanted” -Mance Rayder
Spring is here which can only mean one thing…that winter is coming! That’s right, Game of Thrones premiered last night on HBO and, after last season’s crazy finale that saw Tywin Lannister meet his unfortunate demise, there is a lot going on in Westeros. So much so that I don’t even know where to begin. The Wars to Come made for an epic premiere and I think most of the episode was meant to really fill us in on what in the fuck happened last season and where most of these characters are headed.
That said, we have numerous power players looking to make their entry into the game of thrones. Stannis is at the Wall, Dany is in Meereen, young Tommen and Cersei are in King’s Landing, Sansa’s in the Eyrie and who the fuck knows where Arya is since she didn’t make an appearance. Luckily for all of us, things are moving along quickly so let’s check in and see what our most beloved and hated characters are up too for what is sure to be an epic season.
“There’s no justice in this world…not unless we make it. Avenge them!” -Littlefinger
I’m pretty sure I don’t even need words for this one because HOLY SHIT! Is it April yet? Winter is coming so check out the Season 5 trailer below for pure epicness:
And in case you’re wondering who covered David Bowie’s Heroes in the trailer, it’s done by a band called TV On The Radio. I’ve included the track below. Warning: Ear Orgasm may occur.
“You may look like a motion picture dream boat…but you are the biggest freak of them all!” -Desiree Dupree
I’m simply speechless. Last night truly was a curtain call for one of American Horror Story’s main actors and I still don’t know how to feel about it all. The season finale of Freak Show, appropriately titled Curtain Call, was the final act for many of our freaks but also the final act for a mainstay of the anthology series and she will definitely be missed even if I have argued in the past that it’s time for this show to move on with a fresh start.
The finale was also bittersweet for me because it didn’t have the bat shit crazy appeal that we are so used to from the Murder House, Asylum and even Coven days. This was more of a sending off and I was a bit disappointed we also didn’t get any more connections to previous seasons. That said, the finale still had its moments, especially Jessica Lange’s performance of another David Bowie classic. I’ve included the video to the original below as well as one of my fave covers by The Wallflowers so check ’em out and let’s get freaky while we find out who made it out of the Freak Show alive.
“My only sin was loving you.” -Elsa Mars
With only one episode remaining, things were bound to get messy. And they certainly did. I can easily say that last night’s episode, titled Show Stoppers, had some of the most goriest and disturbing death scenes I have ever seen on this show to date. And we got to see the return of an old character with yet another connection to Asylum.
The intro even had me surprised because I honestly didn’t expect it to be that easy but things are moving along nicely leaving the Freak Show troupe to deal with Dandy in our finale next week. I have a bad feeling things may not be ending well for Team Freak but something’s gotta give.
Now get ready for the most fucked up magical show you will ever see…
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“Dear Diary, I’ve heard Ms. Elsa say on many an occassion that her freaks are the bravest, most honest people on Earth. These last nightmarish months have revealed the powerful, unexpected truth in those words. With every reason to hide themselves away, bitter and self-pitying, they do the opposite. They are in fact the most joyous people on Earth. The reason: they believe in absolute pleasure. The very thing we’ve been taught to deny ourselves our whole lives. ” -Dot
Neil Patrick Harris made his American Horror Story debut on tonight’s episode, titled Magical Thinking, and I welcome him with open arms. And, to make things even more amazing, Jamie Brewer returned to play his ventriloquist dummy come to life! And boy, these two were definitely insane! I had no idea what to expect, how these two were going to be introduced or what was going to happen but I was quite happy with the way it all played out. Plus, Marjorie the doll is absolutely terrifying! Jamie Brewer once again crushed it with a hammer.
Now before we get started, let’s take a look at noteworthy creepy dolls:
So ya, pretty creepy dolls. But mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the creepiest doll of all? Oh right, this one: