So, I’m with David. I thought last night’s episode was great, certainly the best of the season and one of the best ever. But, just as David has fallen into the role of celebrating each episode, I feel …
Confederate and the Dunces Who Assume It’s Pro-Slavery
When HBO announced that the next series from its Game of Thrones showrunners will be Confederate, an alternate-reality saga that assumes the South won the Civil War and preserved slavery, the Left lost it and hit the culture-panic button. MSNBC …
Game of Thrones Episode 2 — Dany’s Blunder
Beware, Spoilers! Stop reading if you’re not caught up.
How does a queen who commands perhaps the most potent army that Westeros has ever seen — an army greater and more powerful than Aegon the Conqueror’s — squander her advantages …
It’s All About Eve — Thoughts on the Westworld Finale
I haven’t written about Westworld yet in this space, but it’s the most fun new show of the year, and I loved every minute of it. Oh, and it’s also the latest show to be think-pieced to death. If you’re …
On True Detective, Season Two
Since Brother Geraghty mentions it below, I figure this is as good a time as any to say that I think all of the negative buzz about the new season of True Detective is unfounded. The first season, which I …
Game of Thrones Episode 4 — A Field of Fire
Beware, spoilers below.
I’ve got to admit, the climax of this episode took me by surprise. I thought it would take a full season before we’d see Dany unleash Drogon on a Lannister army. She finally took some real military …
Game of Thrones Episode 3 — When Excessive Pride Meets Unwise Understatement
Beware, spoilers below.
Last week I called out Daenerys’s classic military blunder — splitting a superior force and allowing its elements to be defeated piecemeal — and this week the chickens truly came home to roost. For those keeping …
Game of Thrones Episode 1 – Are the Stark Men Still Stupid?
This should go without saying, but this episode review is spoiler-laden. Stop reading if you’re not caught up.
The first six seasons featured exactly three male protagonists who were classic fantasy-fiction heroes, warriors who were courageous, chivalrous, and honorable. Each …
Thoughts on HBO’s ‘The Night Of’
For those who haven’t seen HBO’s outstanding limited series, ‘The Night Of,’ please be aware — spoilers are ahead.
Rarely have I seen a show that captures the essence of the doubt that so often lurks in the heart …
The Pro-Family Message in HBO’s True Detective
For those who haven’t been watching HBO’s new series, True Detective, I highly recommend it. It’s an extremely well written multi-timeline crime drama and, as I explain below, contains a powerful message of what it means to be …