“There’s no denying that ‘The Bells’ was a visual feast. You could see the blood, sweat and tears that went into making it, as well as every penny of the none too shabby budget. ” Our Round-Up of the divisive penultimate episode of the show.… Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Bells’ (Season 8, Episode 5)
“After the storm whipped up by the Night King, ‘The Last of the Starks’ seemed to offer us some much needed respite after such a monumental battle in the North. The characters grieved, they laughed, they drank, they lost their virginity. It was all going relatively well until we realised that Cersei had a chance at winning this war, and what’s more, we’re not sure how we feel about that now that Dany is revealing herself to be a less than worthy ruler.” Our Round-Up of the enjoyable, but jarring 4th episode…… Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Last of the Starks’ (Season 8, Episode 4)
“Putting aside the need for night goggles, in it’s purest form ‘The Long Night’ was an absolute spectacle! Have we ever seen an episode that was concurrently as visually stunning and absolutely terrifying?” Our round-up of the spectacular third episode. … Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Long Night’ (Season 8, Episode 3)
“For a show that’s set a rip-roaring pace for the last couple of seasons, this character-driven calm before the storm was as surprising as it was welcome. Bryan Cogman has described ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’ as a ‘love letter’ to the characters he cares so much about, and there doesn’t seem like a more fitting description.” Our round-up of the excellent second episode. … Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’ (Season 8, Episode 2)
“After ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’ put every key element on the map, and lured us into loving the characters we love even more, we just know that the next installment is going to rip all our hearts out. Who will live? Who will die?” Our predictions for the Battle of Winterfell.… Read More Game of Thrones: Who will Survive the Battle of Winterfell?
“In spite of there being many enjoyable moments in ‘Winterfell’, not least of all some of the much anticipated reunions, Dave Hill’s script lacked some of the flair and subtlety that we’ve become accustomed to with the show.” Our Round-Up of the hit miss S8 premiere.… Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Winterfell’ (Season 8, Episode 1)
“How to approach the Night King’s army, a deadly mix of vast numbers of reanimated corpses and White Walkers with superhuman strength, is a tactical issue that we’ve been given hints about since as early as Season 1.” A look at the mortal danger facing the living in Westeros in the final season, and how they might beat them. … Read More Game of Thrones: Does Westeros have a Secret Weapon Against the Night King?
“What ‘Resolution’ serves to prove is that even if all the necessary pieces of the puzzle are there, it doesn’t always mean it’ll make a pretty, or wholly engaging, picture.” Our Recap and Review of the solid, but unsatisfying New Year’s Special.… Read More RECAP & REVIEW: Doctor Who – ‘Resolution’ (New Year’s Special)
“The real issue here is that this finale is representative of a series that has sometimes felt like it was painting by numbers. Of course there have been some highlights in this run, but it’s often felt like Chibnall has paid far too much attention to the calls to return to the lightness and simplicity of Russell T Davies’ era, deterring him from putting his own stamp on the show.” Our Recap and Review of the disappointing Series 11 finale.… Read More RECAP & REVIEW: Doctor Who – ‘The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos’ (Series 11, Episode 10)
“There was something of the Douglas Adams about the Solitract taking on the form of a lonely frog going to extreme lengths for some company. Something that makes you reticent to poke it too much, lest it falls apart as quickly as that portal between the real world and its chaotic mirror.” Our take on the bizarre, penultimate episode. … Read More RECAP & REVIEW: Doctor Who – ‘It Takes You Away’ (Series 11, Episode 9)