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.
Valar morghulis. Continue reading “‘Game of Thrones’: Through a glass darkly”
Fear the Walking Dead
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”