And now our watch has ended. We have officially shut the door on Game of Thrones in what has become one of the greatest fantasy shows of our time. It’s a show that kept viewers at the edge of their seats and provided the most shocking and brutal twists to ever grace our screens. It’s a show that, in recent years, has also become divisive in its treatment of characters and its narrative. This is my ranking of every season of Game of Thrones.
8. Season 7
This was basically the start of Game of Thrones’s downfall and most of those issues come down to pacing. Sure, there were some visually stunning moments, but it also saw plotlines being rushed and underdeveloped. The focus was obviously going to be on Jon and Dany’s budding relationship, but it felt forced. While they spent so much time trying to convince us of Jon and Dany romance, other storylines suffered. In Winterfell, we finally got the pack together again, but it felt cold and clinical. Littlefinger’s death was inevitable, but they went about the shock value all wrong. It was brilliant for Sansa and Arya to play the game and fool him into thinking he had the upper hand, but the moments that see Arya threatening Sansa in a very private setting did nothing to further this deception. It was unnecessary and rushed, basically the summary of this entire season. Continue reading
With the sun shining I’ve not really been in the mood to binge watch and with Avengers: Endgame just around the corner I’ve been re-watching Marvel films in preperation. However, there are a slew of stellar TV shows currently being broadcast and this selection of TV and films has something for every mood.
Line of Duty
Crime dramas are typically a hit or miss. The problem is there’s so many of them that they tend to get a bit generic and all blend into one. Line of Duty is definitely not one them. Again, we’re playing catch up since this series became lost in the shuffle when it first aired, but the idea of focusing on corruption within the police bring a fresh perspective to this genre. It’s an intelligent series and one that explores the dynamic between various police departments and the layers of deception are so complex, you start to question everyone’s innocence. Fans of crime dramas would be foolish to pass on this show. The depth of the story keeps everyone guessing, and the characters are so well developed, it blurs the lines of what is perceived to be good and evil. Continue reading
So far, 2019 has delivered some incredible TV hits. My most anticipated for the start of the year was Titans and The Umbrella Academy and they did not disappoint. With the popularity of streaming services at an all-time high, it seems we have more choices than ever in TV and film. This list comprises of TV shows that are set to be released and will undoubtedly have me glueded to the edge of my seat from start to finish.
1. The Witcher
Beyond the fact that it’s a fantasy, I don’t know much about this series beyond the fact that it’s based on the book and had a pretty popular video game. Everyone knows that I love a good fantasy and that’s why I’m keeping an eye on this one. I can’t comment much on the Henry Cavill character reveal teaser, but I do hope that they sort out the wig because it did not look good. Other than that, I think we’ll just have to sit back and wait to see what this show has to offer. Continue reading
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.
Every time we get a freebie week my mind goes blank. Prior to those weeks I’ll have floods of topic ideas but I always forget to actually note them down. So, since I’ve been stuck in a pretty horrible reading slump, I’ve decided to use this freebie week to highlight some of my go-to TV shows.
What a season! After the disappointment that was season 5, this season felt like a breath of fresh air. I don’t even know where to begin. Yes, there were some weak links but I’d say the good outweighed the bad. Continue reading