Author Archives: Jim Knipp
A somewhat uneven “True Detective” tries to find some traction. Three sets of teams begin the investigation into Casper’s murder, we hear about some pretty messed up childhoods, and (SPOILER ALERT) “True Detective” appears to go all “Game of Thrones”-y as a major character may not make it passed the second episode. Find out why after the break!
“True Detective” kicked off its second season with an almost impossible task: How do you successfully follow up a first season that mystified and enraptured audience with an original, gordian-knot of a story, lush scenery and a score that translated onto the screen as visual poetry, and actors playing at the top of their game, bringing characters that still resonate a year later. The short answer is, ‘you don’t.’ Find out why after the break.
“Time to recap this week’s Game of Thrones…”
“Leave me alone.”
“You’ve got a job to do, let’s go.
“Can’t, too depressed, go away.”
“Uncurl yourself from the fetal position, get out from the corner, and sit in front of your damn computer, NOW!”
“Fine… but not until after the break.”
Episode seven begins the Herculean process of pulling together about a thousand different plotlines as we charge relentlessly towards the final third of season five of “Game of Thrones.” Some surprises as we learn lots of characters are dancing ever closer to danger, the beginnings of a Greek tragedy unfold in the snow, an imperfect plan turns in a much anticipated direction, and a fan favorite meets his maker. Find out more after the break.
The second half of season five of “Game of Thrones” has hit the airwaves, and I can’t shake this sick, hollow feeling from the pit of my stomach. A slow burning affair, that very slowly ratcheted up the tension and ended on a heart-breaking note that will change many characters lives and may impact my ability to enjoy the show going forward. Find out more after the break.
We’ve reached the midway point of season five of “Game of Thrones,” and fittingly some very important characters make some very important decisions that have kingdoms hanging in the balance. We also get some some dark Bolton family history, a reminder of what makes the North great, and find out exactly what boy needs to die in an excellently focused, extremely tense and foreboding episode five. Find out more after the break.
Episode five of “Game of Thrones” covered a lot of ground. We spend an inordinate amount of time on boats, GOT transforms into a buddy cop show, creepy uncle returns, and a beloved character meets an untimely demise. Let’s all don our Bronn as therapist faces and discuss after the break!