There’s never been anything like Game of Thrones’ battle of Winterfell

You've maybe seen the video before. A whole bunch of people are gathered in a bar, watching on a big TV the screensaver of a DVD player, willing it to hit just right in one of the corners, a setting you must either be of a certain age or have seen The Office to appreciate. When … Continue reading There’s never been anything like Game of Thrones’ battle of Winterfell

Will killing Daenerys be Game of Thrones’ last and biggest break from convention?

I've been thinking a lot lately about a thing I don't want to think about: the life expectancy of Daenerys Targaryen. Game of Thrones is a couple weeks away from the beginning of Season 8 and less than two months thereafter from reaching a conclusion to its story. Only then will we know for sure who … Continue reading Will killing Daenerys be Game of Thrones’ last and biggest break from convention?

“Girls”: Domo arigato, Shoshanna Shapiro

Shoshanna Shapiro's greatest fear will always be of sticking with someone who keeps her from growing into the fully-formed woman she was placed on this earth to be. It's why she broke up with Ray. It's why she moved to Japan for a job. It's not a debilitating fear. Rather, it pushes Shosh to live more … Continue reading “Girls”: Domo arigato, Shoshanna Shapiro

“Girls”: A gay emergency

Stay tuned this weekend for my first take on Jessa and Adam's "friendship." Briefly below, let's recap "Good Man" by evaluating the strained relationships of the Horvath family. The suggestion, based on Elijah's reaction ("It got gayer?") to Hannah's emergency call, is that Hannah has been babysitting her parents, a mediator between Tad and Loreen, … Continue reading “Girls”: A gay emergency