Tv Show Review: Game of Thrones 7×05

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Hi everyone! Here I am again with my weekly Game of Thrones Season 7 episode review.

This week episode was “Eastwatch”. A lot of things happened in this episode, including probably the most important reveal of the whole series, so let’s get right to it.

Now, in my opinion, last week’s episode was better, mostly thanks to the huge fight scene in the end, in this week’s episode we had a little less action but still we saw a great number of things. If you want to avoid spoilers don’t go any further, come back after you have seen the episode.

Here are my favorite moments:

– Mad Queen Daenerys

In the first part of the episode, we saw the aftermath of last week’s epic battle. We saw how much damage a dragon can do in an open field, and we saw Dany showing a little bit of her mad queen side when she burns alive Dickon and Randyll Tarly. Now I won’t miss Randyll, he was an asshole even in the books, but poor Dickon did not deserve to die like that. I really hope Dany will come to her senses.

– Targaryen blood

The scene when Drogon lets Jon pet him was super cool. We all know that Jon has Targaryen blood, and of course Dany and Jon don’t know this, so for them this was unexpected. I don’t know what is going to happen but I can’t wait to see if Jon is going to ride on one of those Dragons, perhaps Rhaegal, the one named after his father.

– Varys and Tyrion

I liked this scene because I really like Varys, and every scene with him is always interesting. He is such a cool character and he has some of the best lines of the show. I laugh when Tyrion asked: “So what does it say?”

– RIP meme

Gendry is back everyone! And this is the official end of the very famous meme. The writers even hint at it when Davos said “I thought you might still be rowing.” When Davos said he had things to do in flee bottom I wasn’t expecting this… I was so happy to see him again, and it was also cool to see him swinging the hammer.

– Gendry introducing himself to Jon

This was another fun scene, with Davos telling Gendry not to reveal right away who he is and Gendry ignoring him and introducing himself to Jon. It’s cool to see how much Gendry resembles his father and Jon resembles Ned (even though he is not his real father but he raised him all the same). Now a reunion I’m really looking forward to see is the one between Arya and Gendry.

– Sam ignoring Gilly

Okay so for me this was the most important moment of the episode, and of course Sam had to ignore Gilly. SO for the first time, we discover that Rheagar and Lyanna actually married, which means that Jon is not a bastard but he is real Targaryen and has an even higher claim to the Iron Throne than Daenerys. This was HUGE!

– Suicide Squad of Westeros

Okay, so this was actually my favorite moment because I got to see my absolute favorite character of the show: the Hound! I was hoping that the Brotherhood without Banners would stop in Winterfell before heading North but alas! I’m just going to have to wait for the reunion between the two Stark girls and the Hound. Anyways this scene was soo cool, I laugh when Tormund asked for Brienne, and seeing this random group of people going behind the wall was so epic!

This is it for this week. So what did you think of this week’s episode? Did you like it or not? What did you think about the ending and what do you think will happen next week? As always, let me know your thoughts in the comments below, this is all, for now, see you next week.

Tv Show Review: Game of Thrones 7×04

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Hi everyone! As promised here’s my weekly Game of Thrones Season 7 episode review.

This episode, “The Spoils of War”, was epic in my humble opinion. There were a lot of things happening and frankly the last ten minutes were awesome.

This episode featured some of my favorite characters being badasses, there were some pretty epic Dany moments, some cool Arya moments, it was one of the best episodes so far. As always if you haven’t seen it yet, do not read any further, watch the episode and then come back here.

Let’s start:

Sansa and Arya scene

The two Stark girls have always been some of my favorite characters, especially Arya. They haven’t seen each other since season one and seeing them together in their home was something special.

Bran giving Arya the dagger

Also seeing Bran together with Arya was something awesome. Bran is being weird as in the other episodes, but somehow I think that Arya understands him better than Sansa. Also, I don’t think that him giving Arya the dagger was something to take lightly, Littefinger better watch his back.

Arya being a true badass

Now, this scene was epic for a number of reason:. Sansa watching from above and realizing that she is probably the only Stark without any particular skill, Littlefinger nod in the end, Arya’s moves and her being pretty much a badass kicking Brienne’s ass, Brienne being proud of her in the end and Arya’s smirk when she says: “No one.”

Dany and Jon cave scene

I liked this scene because it was clear that they liked each other, there’s a lot of chemistry between them (Missande clearly ships them as well) Among the signs on the wall I noticed that damn spiral again (What does it mean?!? Does anyone know?)

Jon, Davos and Missandei

This scene was funny, I really like Davos, he is the best. He always comes up with the funniest and most intense lines on the show, kind of like Bronn. These two actors are just amazing in my opinion. Also I think Davos is developing a crush on Missandei and it’s just fun to watch.

The last ten minutes

Now, this was THE scene of the whole episode. It was one of the best scenes of the whole show, it was truly epic. Finally seeing Drogon unleashed in all his glory was impressive to watch it was a joy for the eyes. Scenes like this one are the ones that really make this show great for me. I think they did an amazing job.

Tyrion and Jamie

This is what gave even more depth to the scene. Putting Tyrion there gave a different angle to the scene because we are kind of watching the events develop from Jamie’s and Bronn’s perspective. Now Tryion watching his people getting slaughter by Dany and the Dothraki and him wanting her to succeed but at the same time hoping that his brother, whom he loves, could save himself was truly emotional.

Okay so this was it for this week, these were some my favorite moments. What did you guys think? What were your favorite moments? Did you like the awesome battle scene of this week? As always, let me know your thoughts in the comments below, see you next week.

Tv Show Review: Game of Thrones 7×03

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Hi everyone! Here we are again with my weekly Game of Thrones Season 7 episode review.

This week episode was “The Queen’s Justice”. In this episode, we saw a parallel between three Queens: Daenerys, Cersei, and Olenna, the Queen of Thorns.

Let me start off by saying that I didn’t like this episode very much, it was my least favorite episode so far but there were a few moments worth watching.

So here are my favorite moments, if you haven’t watched the episode yet this may contain some spoilers, you have been warned. Now let’s get right to it:

Jon seeing the dragons for the first time

Seeing Jon’s reaction as the dragons flew over his head was priceless, also what Tyrion said about never getting used to seeing them was cool.

Jon and Daenerys meeting plus Davos

The scene with Dany and Jon was also cool, I loved how they both wouldn’t yield. Ser Davos is the best wingman in Westeros btw. He did the same with Stannis when he was still alive, now that he is at Jon’s service he does the same with him, I cannot help but loving Davos.

Melisandre and Varys scene

Now, this scene was particularly interesting to me, especially what Melisandre said about bringing Ice and Fire together, which is the main theme of the whole series. This two are some of the most important characters, even if they are somehow minor characters compared to some of the others, they play a huge role in the events that take place throughout the series. Seeing them interact was very interesting.

Cersei being Cersei

I noticed that there was something weird about her lips when the scene began, but I wasn’t expecting what happened until it happened. Lena Headey is always amazing, and quite frankly I wasn’t that upset about what happened to the Sand Snakes and Ellaria Sand, since in the show their storyline was awful in my opinion.

Ser Jorah’s recovery

Now, this was something that made me happy, I wasn’t expecting that the procedure would work out like it did. I so glad that Sam decided to help him. I don’t know what’s in store for Jorah but I’m curious to find out.

Bran’s reunion

So about Bran, even the other time we saw him it was clear that he is becoming more aware of his powers, he acts very strangely in my opinion, but I guess it’s deliberate. Before creeping Sansa out he mentioned that he needs to talk to Jon, which is something I’m very much looking forward to. Now there is just one Stark who is missing from Winterfell and I can’t wait for her return.

Olenna’s farewell

Now, as I said before, I don’t really like Lady Olenna but I have to give her credit for refusing to go down without a bang. Her scene with Jaime was one of the best ones of the episode. What I didn’t like was that they didn’t even show the fight but they cut right to the end.

Okay, so these were my favorite scenes from this episode. How about you? What were your favorites ones? Did you like the ending? Do you have any idea of what might happen next? Let me know in the comments, see you next week.

Tv Show Review: Game of Thrones 7×02

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Hi everyone! Here I am with my weekly Game of Thrones review.

This week’s episode was “Stormborn” and as the title suggests it was mainly focused on Daenerys.

Without further ado here are my favorite moments of this episode, again if you haven’t seen the episode yet this may contain some spoilers, so I suggest watching the episode first before reading this.

Varys standing up Dany

I liked the beginning scene which featured two of my favorite characters Dany and Varys. I like how Dany confronted him and how he stood up to her. By the way, these two actors are incredible in my opinion, they were born to play their part. I trust Varys intentions but considering that this is Game of Thrones I’m not 100% convinced that Dany should trust him.

You’re a dragon. Be a dragon

Lady Olenna is not one of my favorite characters but I liked her moment with Dany, this line what pretty epic in my opinion.

Sansa stepping up her game

As I said last week I’m slightly irritated by Sansa always questioning Jon in front of all his men. Her expression when Jon said that he was leaving Winterfell to her was priceless. I didn’t like that the first thing she did as soon as Jon said it, was to look at Littlefinger. Still, I believe Sansa is not the little girl she once was, she has grown a lot in the show, she is more cold and detached, and she is smarter now. I don’t think she will fall for whatever Littlefinger has in store for her.

Jon and Littlefinger moment

This was a moment I’d been waiting for. I knew from the trailer it was coming, but seeing that Jon knows he shouldn’t be trusting Littlefinger was cool.

Sam helping Jorah

I like Sam, he is always fun to watch, and I like when two characters from different story lines meet for the first time. This is one of the cool things about this show, there are so many characters, some of them never even met, some of them only had a few scene together in the whole show, like Jon and Arya for instance, which brings me to the next point:

Arya and Nymeria reunion

Now, this was another scene I’d been looking for. Nymeria and Arya parted ways in the first episodes of season one. Arya has been through quite a journey, she has been through a lot. I was so happy when she decided to go north, instead of going to King’s Landing. Seeing Nymeria was cool, even in the books we kind of know she is still alive and wreaking havoc in the Riverlands. I didn’t understand why she didn’t follow Arya, but hey I still hope that they will meet again in the future.

Theon’s jump

Okay so this was not one of my “favorite” scenes but it was hilarious. I definitely wasn’t expecting it. I laugh out loud when I saw it.

These were the most interesting moment for me this week, what about you? How did you like this week’s episode? How do you think the show is going so far? Let me know what you guys think in the comments below.

Tv Show Review: Game of Thrones 7×01

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Hi everyone! It’s here! It’s finally here! Game of Thrones Season 7 episode 1 “Dragonstone”. The long wait is finally over and one of the most beloved tv shows of all time it’s finally back.

As a die-hard Game of Thrones fan I’m going to share with you guys my favorite moments of this episode, if you want to avoid spoilers stop right here, go watch the episode and then come back 😉

– Arya’s toast

This was probably my favorite scene, along with the ending. Arya is one of my favorite characters, both in the tv shows and the books as well. Seeing her single-handedly avenging the red wedding was such a cool scene. This is one of the weird things about this show, somehow a teenaged girl murdering an entire family is oddly satisfying. The lines she had at the end of the scene sent shivers down my spine, also I think Maisie is such a great actress.

– Bran is back

Now Bran is not one of my favorite characters and I like book Bran better than the tv show Bran. I don’t really like the actor who plays him that much, but anyway both in the show and in the books he plays a key role in the story. The one thing that I liked about this scene was that he appeared to be more in control of his powers, so I’m looking forward to that.

– The Hound, Beric and Thoros of Myr

Sandor Clegane is MY favorite character! I just love him. Both Tv Sandor and book Sandor. Rory McCann is perfect for the role. Anytime I see him on screen I’m just filled with joy, there aren’t really enough scenes with him, also his lines are hilarious. The Hound has been through a lot, and he has made significant changes since the story began. Furthermore, I believe George RR Martin has something in store for him, and judging by this scene it’s probably something big.

– Jamie face when Euron mocks him

Euron is one of the characters which has intrigued me the most in the books. The tv show version of him is somehow a lesser version of him than I imagined, but I look forward to see where his storyline is going.

– Jon being King in the North

Jon is a natural born leader, we have seen it when he was the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, we have seen it in the Battle of the Bastards, and seeing him ruling as King in the North was cool. I was a little annoyed by Sansa undermining his authority in front of all the major houses.

– Ser Jorah makes an appearance

I liked the scenes with Sam, but when Ser Jorah appeared I was so glad. I wasn’t expecting it, and I don’t know where this is going but I’m excited to find out.

– Daenerys returns home

Last but not least, seeing Dany finally getting home was such an epic scene. I like that they didn’t use words, but rather let the whole thing sink in only with the images and the sounds. It was such a cool scene. The Mother of Dragon is finally here!

These were my favorite moments, what about yours? Did you see the episode? Did you like it? Was it worth the wait? Are you excited as I am? Let me know in the comments!

 

 

TV Show review: 13 Reasons Why

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Hi there! How have you been during the Easter holidays?

Well if you want to know what I’ve been doing, I’ll tell you right away: I finally finished Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why”.

This new show created a lot of buzz lately, and all of the good things I’ve heard about it made me curious. I started watching and I was hooked from the very beginning. The storytelling, the mystery, the high school drama, the love story, the sensitive topics… everything was done in a captivating and meaningful way.

If you want to avoid spoilers you might want to stop here…

I mean first of all the main subject of the show is teenage suicide, and that is not an easy or captivating subject to deal with in the first place. It also deals with a lot of sensitive topics like bulling, slut shaming, sexual abuse, rape and so on. All these topics are approached in a very truthful and honest way, which is what I liked so much about the show. There was no attempt to smooth the edges or show things in a better light. It wasn’t superficial, it portrayed things exactly how they are, it was raw and dark, some scene were hard to watch (if you have seen it you know which scenes I’m referring too). Most of all, it felt real.

The funny thing about it was that the adults in the show have no clue of what was going on under their noses, much like in real life. And the interesting part was putting the pieces together about the causes of Hannah’s suicide.

High school years are hard for everyone, whether we want to admit it or not. Popular kids, normal kids everybody has his own things to deal with, and high school is the period of our life where we learn to deal with others on our own, and that is not something that comes easy. As an adult, I remember that I used to care so much about things, even the things that don’t really matter, and I remember how even the little things could become tragedies during those years. I wish kids knew that some of the things that feel like tragedy maybe wouldn’t matter in a few years time.

Anyways all the actors in the show did a terrific job into bringing this teenage drama into life, especially the young actors. The storytelling was effective and it kept me interested until the very last episode. The soundtrack was amazing by the way. I liked everything about it. Now I’m interested in reading the book.

You know this is not a show for everyone, in my opinion, first of all, you have to have a certain sensibility and a little strength I guess. But if you choose to watch it’s a very good show.

Another new series I can’t wait to see this year is Starz’s American Gods, based on the novel from my favorite author: Neil Gaiman. Finally, the waiting is almost over.

What about you guys? Have you seen “13 Reasons Why”? Did you like it? Let me know.