Tag Archives: fantasy

Final Thoughts on Game of Thrones Season 5

17 Jun

It is a strange world we live in, where grimdark is now the norm for Hollywood cheesiness. You wouldn’t think a show where a little girl is burned alive and another serially raped could be cheesier than its source material, but somehow David Benioff & D.B. Weiss have managed just that.  Despite its fantasy setting, [...]

Game of Thrones- “Kill the Boy” Recap

11 May

  Though the pacing is still a bit too slow for my liking, Game of Thrones kicked things up a notch with “Kill the Boy,” the season’s best episode by far. I should note that one of the reasons I probably liked this episode more than others was it neglected the series’ worst and most [...]

Game of Thrones- Season 5 Premiere Mega Recap

14 Apr

I was so excited in the hours leading up to last night’s Game of Thrones premiere I could barely think straight. It’s rare for me to get so excited about a piece of pop culture these days; I’m older, I’m more cynical, and I can more easily see through Hollywood’s deceptive veil. But man, Game [...]

Top 10 Game of Thrones Episodes, Part 1

8 Apr

With Game of Thrones’ fifth season premiering this Sunday, it’s time for me to do what I do best: arbitrary rankings in list form! Here are, in my humble opinion, the best episodes of Thrones thus far: 10. The Lion and the Rose Season 4, Episode 2 Written by George R.R. Martin Directed by Alex [...]

Game of Thrones- “And Now His Watch Is Ended” Recap

23 Apr

A DRAGON IS NOT A SLAVE …that is all. Read the recap here.

Game of Thrones- “Walk of Punishment” Recap

15 Apr

Head over to the ZEFR-U blog to check out my latest Game of Thrones recap. Last night’s episode, “Walk of Punishment” was absolutely awesome. It was a great tribute to the novels on which it is based, but also struck a very unique tone that made the episode feel almost like a standalone, one-off story [...]

Game of Thrones- “Dark Wings, Dark Words” Recap

8 Apr

George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series is an extremely complex and complicated collection of novels, so much so that by book four they cease to feature any central narrative or arc and kinda just tell you what’s going on in Westeros in real time. It’s kind of astounding that a television adaptation [...]

Game of Thrones Season Premiere Recap

1 Apr

Head over to the ZEFR-U blog to read my take on last night’s season three premiere of Game of Thrones. There’s so many characters now that the show feels a little all over the place, but it’s still amazing and solid. Not jumping the shark, and a lot of surprises for people like me who’ve [...]

Grading the New 52, Part 2

17 Sep

There’s a lot more of these to come… believe me: I’ve bought a ton of these. And there’s still two weeks of new #1 releases left. Batwing #1 I was very intrigued when I first read about Grant Morrison’s Batman Inc. series, which has Bruce Wayne franchising the Batman persona to other vigilantes around the [...]

Alex’s Most Anticipated Games- E3 2011 Edition

10 Jun

With E3 over, I decided to rank the games featured at the show I’m most excited for. Keep in mind that I’m leaving off games I already put on my prior Most Anticipated Games post, such as Bioshock Infinite. 1. Mass Effect 3 March 6th, 2012 This is a no brainer. In the past I’ve [...]