Game of Thrones: Season 8 – A Review

My darling readers, after 8 seasons full of death and drama, the final episode of Game of Thrones aired last night. And boy, do I have a lot to say about this season. I’ll try to keep my thoughts concise, but this post might turn into a bit of a longer essay. Oh, and there will be spoilers.
Anyways, please bear with me and share your thoughts on the final season!

The Plot:

All of Westeros is about to make its final stand against the Night King. Dany is still hell-bent on ruling the Seven Kingdoms. Will the bomb Bran dropped in the last season alter everybody’s fates?

The Rating:

I hadn’t been a GoT fan from the first minute. However, once I had watched my first episode, I was all in. I binged all season, devoured the books.
Needless to say, I was both excited and anxious about the final season. We could clearly see a decline in quality once the show had left the charted territory marked by George R. R. Martin’s books. So, I had dialed down my expectation for the final season. Nevertheless, Benioff and Weiss managed to fuck it up beyond my wildest imaginations.
About three episodes in, all I wanted was for the show to be over. It was almost painful to watch! So, what did Benioff and Weiss do to ruin it all? Welcome to my TED Talk!

What has Game of Thrones always been known for? Unforeseen plot twists, cleverly crafted stories, impressive characters along with intense character development, epic battles and (very important) strong female characters who seriously kick ass. Let me tell you in detail how all of that went down the drain with season 8.

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TMP Television Edition: Book to TV Adaptations

Hello, my darling readers!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today we have another TV special: so instead of films, I’ll pick a bunch of great TV shows that are based on books!

#1 The Handmaid’s Tale:

This is so good. Seriously, if you haven’t seen The Handmaid’s Tale yet, stop what you are doing and check it out right now. The book was written by Margret Atwood and contains many interesting and frightening ideas. However, it never fully hit me until watching the show. Elizabeth Moss as the leading lady is just haunting. The atmosphere, the soundtrack, the color palette and the costumes of the show are super impressive. I can’t wait for season 3 to finally arrive!

#2 A Series of Unfortunate Events:

Netflix offers quite a bunch of shows that are based on books. My favorite so far is definitely A Series of Unfortunate Events. With thirteen books, it’s a lot to read, and to be honest, after book 9 (or so) I began to be a bit annoyed. The show, on the other hand, has, naturally, a faster pace and many of the story elements are just made for the screen. There’s rarely an adaptation that translates this well from book to show.
A Series of Unfortunate Events has a rather weird humor, so I’m reluctant to recommend it to everybody, but I certainly loved it!

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Game of Thrones: Season 7 – A Review

Hey Guys!
As all Game of Thrones fans out there know, we’ll have to wait another year before we finally get to see season 8. So in the meantime I decided to re-watch the other 7 seasons and do my long overdue review on the last one!

 

The Plot:
Winter is coming and it’s getting closer. Daenerys finally made it to Westeros, so we get to see who she teams up with. Meanwhile Cersei has taken control over Kingslanding and crowned herself Queen. In the North, John still knows nothing but has a hard time fending off the White Walkers and the Night King…

 

The Rating:
Well, well…
Ever since the show surpassed the books written by George R. R. Martin, I noticed a slight deterioration.
Those of you who read the novels know that many of the conversation were featured almost word by word in the show. Martin took (and still takes) a long time to come up with this intricate world and made sure everything is close to perfect. However, the show runners didn’t seem to tell the story as detailed and definitely weren’t taking as much time. Continue reading

6 Thoughts on Game of Thrones Season 6

I know, I know. It’s been some time since the finale of Season 6 aired. But I guess by now it’s safe to assume that you are all done watching Game of Thrones and I can throw in as many spoilers as possible 😉
So let’s talk about season 6!

 

Thought #1 – The Arya story arc:
Annoyed doesn’t nearly describe my feeling for this story line. Arya is an interesting character and from what the books indicated this was super promising. But how it turned out in the show was a huge letdown. Basically her whole time in Bravos was superfluous.
The show makers really pissed me off with not even trying to make it better. It felt like this was a part of the plot they just wanted to get over with. I mean, Arya, trained assassin, knows that the waif is up to kill her simply strolls around with her guard down, then gets stabbed several times and is miraculously cured by a bowl of soup. Yeah, sure… Continue reading

The BFF TV Series Tag

Welcome to another round of my spiced up Tags!
There are so many book Tags floating around I decided to do them for movies and TV shows instead. So today I bring you the BFF TV Series Tag!

1. Setting the example: a pair/group of bff’s that you love?

Finn and Jake from Adventure Time! There simply the best BFFs I ever laid eyes on. So much fun, yet always there for each other no matter what.

 

2. Childhood bestie: which character would you have like to grow up with? 

Louise Belcher! This girl is my spirit animal. What would be better than growing up with the most bad-ass kid in town?

 

3. Frenemy: which movie character would bring out your competitive side?

Arya from Game of Thrones. I love her character but I’m sure we would always try to beat each other be it in sword fighting or anything else. We’d be too much alike. Continue reading

The Coffee TV Show Tag

Hello folks!

Today I want to share another (by now pretty widespread) tag that I changed a bit. I saw the coffee tag circulating but dealing with books, so I decided to spice it up a bit and write about TV shows instead!

BLACK

A series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans.

I’ll go with American Horror Story. When you watch it for the first time the show seems really weird but once you get into it there’s no way back. Moreover, this applies to basically every season of AHS. As it is an anthology ever season is completely different so you have to start all over again each year.

 

PEPPERMINT MOCHA

A series that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year.

Doctor Who! The Christmas Specials are so popular, I once read that the viewing rate is far higher than for the regular episodes. Although I really like the show in general, the Christmas special are beyond awesome! Continue reading