TV Show Review: The Handmaid’s Tale

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Hi everyone! Today I’m going to write about something I had promised you a while ago but I never actually did.

A couple of months ago I wrote a post about “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood, in the post I explained that I started to read the book after I saw the TV show, and I promised to write a separate post for the show, but I never did. That was because even after I finished the book I waited before seeing the last episode because I didn’t really want the show to end.

Well, I finally decided to watch it last week, right before the Emmys, and as I imagined, I wasn’t disappointed. After reading the book and seeing the show I can honestly tell that I believe they did an amazing job. Just so you know there may be a few spoilers in this post, you have been warned, if you haven’t seen the show or read the book I suggest you do it, they are really interesting.

They added a few things in the show, but they did it in a way that made sense so I wasn’t bothered by it. All the actors were incredible even the ones that had small parts. I mean “The Handmaid’s Tale” is a story set in a very closed environment, there aren’t really that many characters and I really have to say that Elisabeth Moss did an incredible job as Offred. She is the main character, the whole story is told from her point of view, and I think Elisabeth nailed the performance, after watching the show, as I was reading the book, I couldn’t imagine a different Offred. The Emmy she received is so well deserved.

Speaking of Elisabeth Moss I think she is a tremendous actress I loved her in Mad Man and in Top of the Lake, she is so good at portraying badass female characters, I got nothing but love for her. Peggy’s evolution in Mad Man was something amazing to watch. And also in this part, she was amazing in portraying the very subtle way Offred shows her strength, for example when she looks at Serena Joy after she finds out she is pregnant, and tells her “Do you think I prayed for this?”, scenes like this one were the ones where we see the true strength of her character.

The whole season was so cool to watch but there were a few cool scenes in the finale that I really liked: the first one was when Offred is insulting Serena Joy in the car, that was so cool, another one was when she refused to throw the stone at Janine, that was a really powerful scene, and I also love the scene when Moira reunites with Luke, it was really touching, and finally the ending that was cool as well.

What about you guys? Have you seen the show or read the book? If you did, what did you think about it? Let me know in the comments.

After seeing the Emmys I started to watch Big Little Lies, I’ve only watched the first two episodes and so far I’m really digging it.

“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum, bitches.”

 

 

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Tv Show Review: Game of Thrones 7×07

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

This week episode was the epic season finale: “The dragon and the wolf”. I’m still processing it actually. There were a lot of things happening and it was an amazing episode in my humble opinion.

I don’t know how they can always top the previous episode, but this was one of the best seasons for me, all the episodes were amazing, and yes there is a feeling of speeding up a little because the show is coming to an end but nevertheless it was amazing.

There were just too many cool moments that it was hard for me to choose only a few, but I tried my best. As always this part may contain spoilers so read it after you have seen the episode. So for the last time, this year let’s get right to it. Here are my favorite moments:

– Brienne and The Hound

There were a few reunions in the first couple of scenes, there was Podrik and Tyrion’s for instance, but my favorite one was, of course, the one that involved The Hound. Now Brienne is the one that starts the conversation, she wants to apologize for nearly killing him, and the interaction was fun to watch, I loved how The Hound was proud of Arya and smiled when she told him that Arya didn’t need protection. I love the character development for Sandor Clegane, as I said before he is one of my favorite characters, even if he is kind of a minor character, I just love him. Brienne and Sandor are the official Stark-Girls Co-Parenting Team

– Now that’s an entrance

Of course, Dany had to come riding Drogon and make an entrance. I have to admit it was pretty awesome.

– The Dragonpit 

This scene was so cool to watch, all these major characters together, some for the first time ever. All the interactions were entertaining. Sandor confronting his brother, Euron being a pain in the ass, Jon refusing to lie, the look on Cersei’s face when she saw the wight. There was just a lot going on and I loved every minute of it.

– Lannister Family Reunion

Now I liked this scene because it was so full of emotions. The scenes with Tyrion and his family are always good, mostly thanks to Peter Dinklage who is an amazing actor and to all the other actors who play the Lannisters. You can tell that Jamie and Tyrion still love each other, and now that Jamie knows Tyrion didn’t kill Joffrey, I think he has forgiven him for killing Tywin. The scene with Cersei and Tyrion was very powerful, and I can’t help but wonder what has Tyrion promised Cersei in order to convince her.

– “How do you plead, Lord Baelish?”

Okay, this was one of my favorite moments of the episode, as I said last week I didn’t understand the direction things were going back in Winterfell, and this week we finally saw the storyline wrapping up. Finally, someone confronted Littefinger, and I was so glad that is was Sansa doing it, my baby is all grown up, and I also loved that it was a Stark Kids Team combined action, with both Arya and Bran helping and somehow avenging what happened to their parents. I also loved the Ned Stark quote from the books: “When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.”

– The ship has sailed!

Another major moment was Dany and Jon steamy boat scene, Jonerys is finally here guys. It was a bit weird with Bran’s voice explaining how they are actually related but hey…. it’s Game of Thrones. And yeah I ship it. Also Rhaegar and Lyanna ❤ ❤ ❤

– Ice dragon

The ending was just a freaking epic moment. One of the things I love about this show it’s how it can alternate epic scene, such as this one, to more quiet scene where there is only dialogue, without ever appearing boring. So, in the end, you care about all the characters because you become invested in them. This scene with the dragon breathing freaking blue fire and tearing down the wall was epic. OMG, I’m dying to know what will happen I cannot wait.

This is the end of my Game of Thrones weekly review. I hope you have enjoyed it, and I hope you have loved this season such as I did. Please let me know in the comments below your thoughts about it what you think will happen next.

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.