‘The Real Housewives of New York’: S’more fighting

The Real Housewives of New York City
“BBQ, Brunch or Bust”
April 27, 2016
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‘Game of Thrones’: Through a glass darkly

Game of Thrones
“The Red Woman”
April 24, 2016

So, I guess I’m going to recap Game of Thrones, y’all? This isn’t an easy decision for me. I love this series, and have read all the books, but I’m no supernerd when it comes to the Known World of A Song of Ice and Fire. It’s part of the reason that I avoided recapping this series until now: we’ve finally come to a place where the series has outpaced the books, and I can’t be harangued for getting something wrong from the text, or misremembering something. Another reason, I love the series so much, I want to do it justice and bring something interesting to the loud conversation already taking place about it, but worry that I will disappoint. And the other reason I avoided it was that my dear friend and former Tubular colleague, Andrew Dansby, has a history with the book series, and I was hoping against hope that he would take up his blogging duties once more. Alas, like Sansa, I’m beginning to realize that there is no white knight out there to save me, and I’m just going to have to take care of myself.

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‘Fear the Walking Dead’: Lost … and found

Fear the Walking Dead
“Ouroboros”
April 24, 2016

Before we get started, if you haven’t already watched Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462, take 15 minutes and watch it now. Zombies + planes = NIGHTMARE FUEL.

Caught up? Great. So the chick who seemed to know AN AWFUL LOT about how all this zombie stuff works — what’s up with that anyway? — her name is Alex, and she, and her knitting buddy Jake, manage to survive the plane crash. But Jake’s not unscathed, and in fact has suffered what appear to be some pretty terrible face burns. Alex manages to haul Jake to a life raft where they are pulled to safety by three guys, hooray! But then one of the guys notices that one of the other guys has been bit and without hesitation bops him in the head with an oar, knocking him into the sea, where he will become a water zombie. Bye, Other Dude! We hardly knew ye! Continue reading “‘Fear the Walking Dead’: Lost … and found”

‘The Real Housewives of New York’: Panty raid

The Real Housewives of New York City
“The Biggest Boob”
April 20, 2016
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‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’: The long goodbye

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
“Reunion, Part 1”
April 19, 2016

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‘Fear the Walking Dead’: Any port in the storm

Fear the Walking Dead
“We All Fall Down”
April 17, 2016

The episode begins with two small children on a beach, collecting shells, completely oblivious to the sea walkers that are washing up on shore behind them.

Wait, where are these kids’ parents? They can’t be older than 7, and you’re going to tell me their mother is like, “You know what, guys, I don’t feel much like going out to the beach this morning, why don’t you go play right by the ocean, by yourselves, in the zombie apocalypse. What could go wrong?” I wouldn’t let my kids go play on the beach by themselves when they were this young and there are approximately* zero zombies in my day-to-day life. Continue reading “‘Fear the Walking Dead’: Any port in the storm”

‘The Real Housewives of New York’: Sizing them up

The Real Housewives of New York City
“An Intimates Affair”
April 13, 2016

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