Joel Murphy recaps season nine, episode two of Doctor Who.
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“This isn’t you.” – Clara Oswald Throughout his tenure as showrunner of Doctor Who, Steven Moffat has implemented a high risk/high reward style of writing. His stories are bombastic and full of energy, which makes the series’ highs feel especially high. The lows, however, can give you
As a book reader, I knew what was coming, or at least some of it. In general, A Song of Ice and Fire book readers have been dealing with the devastating conclusion to A Dance with Dragons for far longer, and the fact that we’ve been able
Traditionally, episode nine of each season of Game of Thrones has held the climatic action of the season’s arc. This particular episode was difficult to watch for several reasons: a) as soon as Stannis sent Ser Davos away I knew what was coming, and b) as a
This was the best episode of Game of Thrones this season. Eight episodes into the season and we’re finally getting to the good stuff. There’s the collision of worlds and characters we love in Meereen; Reek’s revelation to Sansa that Bran and Rickon are still alive; Arya’s
If you were anywhere near the Internet last week then you undoubtedly heard about the controversy caused by the final scene in “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken.” Ramsay and Sansa were married, and in an event not that unpredictable, he rapes her to consummate their marriage, making Theon watch.
Can we all agree that this episode of Game of Thrones ended on pretty much the most somber note of the season thus far? We knew it would be bad. We know Ramsay is sadistic; we know Theon is broken; we know Sansa has been left to
We’re five episodes into a ten episode season and we’re finally starting to see some more significant rising action. Jon Snow has officially killed the boy within, embracing his role as a grown ass man and Commander of the Night’s Watch. Stannis is finally taking his army
If there is one thing season five has proven, it’s that this is very much a show built on the past. What has been a season of mostly rising action, the level of tension is also rising and we know that this story will peak, it always
One thing I find interesting in these first episodes of Season Five is the highlighted concept of ruling. What does it mean to rule? And who really rules? What is power? What is justice? In King’s Landing, the scrambling for power is political and cunning. The Lannisters