HoTD is doing a good job covering diversity and gender issues, actually without being too preachy about it. Its just part of the realities of the narrative and the show needs not explain itself overmuch about what it is trying to say. Its an intelligent way to treat its audience and it is something, I think that is not lost on the show’s viewers. So thank you, HBO.
The King of the Narrow Sea offered a lot of progression, and we see Rhaenyra learn how to wield her own power. She discovers herself as she sheds her innocence and actively takes a step towards the dark side like everybody else. Its a slow metamorphosis but she’s getting there. Too bad we will only see Milly Alcock in the role for a couple more episodes.
Despite the lack of action, it was still a good episode. After all, you can’t have a war with each installment. Still, I would have Daemon or Rhaenyra sit on the Iron Throne any day over Viserys. And any episode with dragons is awesome.
Can I just say how much I love the dynamic between uncle and niece? And I also love how despite his jealousy and own ambitions for the Iron Throne, Daemon obviously loves his brother and niece very dearly. Its a sappy way to look at it but Matt Smith effectively conveys these conflicting emotions. Its hard to hate Daemon fully although he is being portrayed as a heel when he easily reneges a position of advantage because he could not bear hurting his kin. And when Lord Corlys starts to badmouth his brother, even though just an episode ago he was doing the same, he puts him in his place and says that only he is allowed to talk badly about the King. It was so much fun to watch.
For this season, Eddie had most of the best lines, even more than Vecna himself. When he quoted LOTR at Skull Rock and referred to marching to Mordor, he set many nerdy hearts aflutter. When he dedicated his guitar solo to Chrissy, he made the scene as poignant as it was badas*. When he talked to Dustin about leading the Hellfire Club, there was sincerity in his words. When he made an epic final stand against the Demobats, it was glorious.
All in all, I was blown away by the sophisticated interrogation facilities in the UK and wished that the facilities in my home country was just as advanced. Its a show that intrigues the brain and its perfect for fans of a good whudunit show.
In a future when humankind is robbed of sight, what’s left of civilization rebuild their way of life without being able to see. However, as the twin children of Baba Voss (Jason Momoa) is discovered to be born with the gift, they become the target of those in power who fear that soeciety will be threatened by their unique advantage.
Sounds cheesy, right? Yup. Judging by the trailer, this film will be as cheesy as the synopsis promises. We’ve seen this formula a thousand times before but surprisingly, it works every single time.
After HBO ended its epic series Game of Thrones after the eighth season, fans of the show have been dealing with a void in their life that they never knew existed until they didn’t have the George RR Martin adaptation to love and hate (for the final season, at least). Networks and streaming platforms are now jostling to fill this demand with adaptations of literary sagas and game series that have a grown a strong following over the years. Will His Dark Materials and The Witcher fill the gap?
All in all, while the last half of Season 8 was shaky at best, Game of Thrones was able to come out with a passable ending. It wasn’t the epic conclusion that fans had their hearts set out on for a variety of reasons, but it at least made sense, and its an ending that fans can make peace with in the long run, just as Westeros did with their new ruler.