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?

The Golden Globes are over and I still don’t know what I’m supposed to watch for the next month

My wife and I watch the Golden Globes together every year. Like lots of other people, we really enjoy seeing our favorite stars on the red carpet,* then rooting for them once they get inside and the trophies start getting passed around. Often, we haven't seen, yet, a lot of what's nominated, especially in the … Continue reading The Golden Globes are over and I still don’t know what I’m supposed to watch for the next month

Sabrina’s universe comes crashing down on her

It’s not just that Sabrina’s decision to try resurrecting Harvey’s brother, in “The Burial,” was a dumb one, fueled by the hero complex of an over-confident witch. It worked, to an extent. Tommy’s back but as a soulless warm body. His body was resurrected, but his soul’s stuck in limbo. He needs to be put … Continue reading Sabrina’s universe comes crashing down on her