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TV Review: Game of Thrones, 2.9 & 2.10: Blackwater/Valar Morghulis

TV Review: Game of Thrones, 2.9 & 2.10: Blackwater/Valar Morghulis


Game of Thrones’ second season came to a close last week. This week, I finally get around to talking about it. How did season two measure up to one? Where is it taking us? What did it do well, and what could have been done better? Also: the folly of kings. Continue reading

TV Review: Veep, 1.1: Fundraiser

TV Review: Veep, 1.1: Fundraiser


By now it’s indisputable that Armando Iannucci has the market cornered on fly-on-the-wall, documentary-style political satire. The man behind not only 2009’s outstanding In the Loop as well as 2005’s BBC Four program The Thick of It, Iannucci has essentially built a career on both the style and content that characterize the vast majority of his output– … Continue reading

TV Review: Girls, 1.1: Pilot

TV Review: Girls, 1.1: Pilot


If the pilot episode of HBO’s Girls tells us anything, it’s that the show– sprung from the mind of Lena Dunham– has a lot of potential. That’s a fairly inarticulate expression of my opinion of the show, inasmuch as it’s an incredibly broad conclusion, but that’s actually a fairly loaded statement. What kind of potential … Continue reading