ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Bells’ (Season 8, Episode 5)

“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)

ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Last of the Starks’ (Season 8, Episode 4)

“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)

ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’ (Season 8, Episode 2)

“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)

Game of Thrones: Does Westeros have a Secret Weapon Against the Night King?

“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?

RECAP & REVIEW: Doctor Who – ‘The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos’ (Series 11, Episode 10)

“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)

RECAP & REVIEW: Doctor Who – ‘It Takes You Away’ (Series 11, Episode 9)

“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)