Archive | May, 2011

Game of Thrones, episode 1×06

27 May

fffff I actually skipped a class today to come home early and watch Game of Thrones. This was… a disappointing episode, purely from a writing/pacing point of view, if for no other reason. :/

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Game of Thrones, episode 1×05

17 May

So, we’re halfway through the season!

Wow, so this episode had no Dany and no Jon and LO, IT WAS GLORIOUS. Sigh. I wish we could have this every week. ALL I CARE ABOUT IS THE INTRIGUE. And OK Tyrion is amusing and Catelyn is not completely made of fail in this version, so we’ll let them stay as well.

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Game of Thrones, episode 1×04

17 May

I will tell you what, at the end of this episode I clapped. I actually clapped. I… have absolutely zero ability to see this show as anything but The Books, Illustrated, and I have spent so long wishing to see some of these storylines/characters on screen and never thought it would actually happen and… even though I fundamentally have issues with this adpatation as an adaptation, in that I think they messed up ROYALLY in making up for Martin’s subjective-POV-style narrative I just… I clap. I clap because the actors are so wonderful, and everything’s so pretty and it’s like seeing scenes from the books only BETTER because there’s no awful prose and the characters are played FANTASTICALLY and just… squee!

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“In A Better World” (2001)

14 May

So, here is the thing about In a Better World.

1. The original Danish title was “The Revenge” and I swear whoever decided to change it to this needs to be introduced to like, the whole point of the film. The English title is so WTF and random once you actually watch it. I honestly don’t even have a clue what the translators were referring to.

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Game of Thrones, episode 1×02

5 May

All right this review will contain two parts. At first we’ll talk about the Epic Fail, and then we’ll talk about the bits I actually liked.

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