Monthly Archive: August, 2013

Sunset Strip The Movie

A decade-by-decade examination of the mile and a half of Sunset Boulevard know as Sunset Strip, this documentary is a fascinating account of this ever-evolving mecca of entertainment and shadow culture. Comedy Clubs,… Continue reading

House of Cards (S1 E1)

There are many reasons why this is a stunning kick off to a drama series, and Frank strangling an injured dog to death is one of them. Before you get all PETA on… Continue reading

Beware of Mr. Baker

Channel surfing one night, I came across Eric Clapton being interviewed by someone. I paused long enough to get sucked into the rest of Beware of Mr. Baker. I didn’t even think of… Continue reading

Tywin Lannister Dresses Down Pycelle

Tywin Lannister is easily one of my favorite characters in Game of Thrones. Two words: Great boots!

Valar Morghulis (Season 2, Episode 10, Game of Thrones)

Escapes and certain defeat At the end of Game of Thrones Season 2, if we’ve learned anything we’ve learned that that there are no happy endings, and if the characters we love manage… Continue reading

Blackwater (Season 2, Episode 9, Game of Thrones)

The Lannisters: The most interesting family in Westeros With the arrival of the fleet and army of Stannis Baratheon imminent, the main characters at King’s Landing are preparing for the battle. For Tyrion… Continue reading

The Prince of Winterfell (Season 2, Episode 8, Game of Thrones)

Sieges and Strategies Numerous strategies are exposed in this episode; some to be launched, some that have failed, and none that have proven very successful. We learn from Bronn that it is starvation,… Continue reading

A Man Without Honor (Season 2, Episode 7, Game of Thrones)

It’s hard to completely despise the Lannisters when they are the most interesting people in the Seven Kingdoms. They certainly are the most complex and faceted. It’s easy to imagine what Sansa, Jon… Continue reading

The Old Gods and the New (Season 2, Episode 6, Game of Thrones)

Tywin Lannister: What killed him? Arya: Loyalty Halfway through Season Two, and I find myself still missing Ned Stark*. Outside of Robb’s victories, things are not going well for the Starks. In a… Continue reading

The Ghost of Harrenhal (Season 2, Episode 5, Game of Thrones)

“Men win wars. Not magic tricks.” Bronn Robb Stark is racking up victories over Tywin Lannister. No one has had a decisive victory so the Iron Throne still remains in play, and as… Continue reading