Have you been unhappy with Season 5 thus far? I know I’ve had more complaints than I did for any of the previous seasons, none major but still more than this series usually warrants. Luckily this week, ahead of next week’s episode 9 and all the delectable TV that should entail, we were treated to one of the best GoT episodes of the series so far. Continue reading The Goggle Box – Beyond The Wall
Game Of Thrones S05E06 – “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”
When a show begins with a pilot episode featuring a young child falling, seemingly to his death, you expect a great deal of taboo. When said show can still shock you five years later you can do nothing but commend it. Yet, Continue reading The Goggle Box – Too Far?
Dragons! Winter! Theon! Ramsay! This week saw Game Of Thrones get a little closer to the territory this all started in. Damn it’s good to have Winterfell back, didn’t even know I’d missed it! That said its a little sad that a Tyrion and King’s Landing-lite episode is one of the best of the season so far but hey, characters have to move on and change. Continue reading The Goggle Box – Stone Mad
Game Of Thrones S05E03 – “High Sparrow”
Ok, I’m not getting… Bored, per se. This is TV at its finest and I wouldn’t dream go about hating on GoT, but parts are starting to drag and I think I know why if you asked me at any point during Seasons 1-3 I would have told you how little I give a crap about Bran Stark and his three eyed raven mission. The decision was then taken that Bran, Hodor and company would be omitted from Season 5 entirely Continue reading The Goggle Box – The North Remembers
Full spoilers for Game Of Thrones and Daredevil below
Game Of Thrones S05E02 – The House Of Black And White
Some notable returns this week in GOT in the shape of Drogon (seriously Dany, look after your pets) and Arya!! Finally one of the shows best characters is getting some screen time. Admittedly it still wasn’t a whole lot much of anything but Arya’s is the story most seem to be able to connect with and everytime Maisie Williams is on screen the show gets a little more, human. As mentioned Drogon made a return in the closing moment of this week’s episode and he’s still the rebellious teen we last saw him as. That Dany is fated to die at the talons of him or either one of her other two dragons seems more and more inevitable but her struggle with “motherhood” has and still is being portrayed very convincingly. Continue reading The Goggle Box – Daredevil And Dragons
The Walking Dead has stopped for the summer once again, April Fools were played galore and Irish Water… Well I’m sure they did something, finding it extremely hard to care these days. In the meantime, here’s what got I’m Talkin’ Here talkin’ this week(s). Yes, skipped a week last week, won’t happen again! : Continue reading Friday Full House 03/04/15
Full spoilers below for Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead
Better Call Saul S01E07 – “Bingo”
It can’t be said that BCS has stuttered with this week’s seventh episode but it is more than accurate to say that this was the quiet beginnings of the path to Saul. Jimmy was so close, ready to move out of the salon and into a swanky office of his own, which he was hoping wouldn’t hurt his chances with Kim too of course. This is likely the last time we will see Jimmy get this close to real, legit success and it was handled in a surprisingly tragic manner. With Jimmy’s quiet moment in the final scene of the episode we saw a similar “lowest ebb” from him as we did from Mike last week. With both characters reaching their lowest, may we get nothing but climbs from now on? Climbs that find them both settle comfortably in the middle tier of course. Continue reading The Goggle Box – Saul Slows Down As The Walking Dead Goes Gruesome
Full spoilers for Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead below
Better Call SaulS01E06 – “Five-O”
Better Call Saul take a bow. This week we were taken on a journey through Mike’s back story preceeding his arrival in New Mexico and sure enough a Jonathan Banks feature episode did anything but disappoint.
Another week, another double bill of great TV. We really are spoiled for quality entertainment on the small screen the last decade, the lingering question is when, or if, it will all run out of steam. Whilst the risk of that has heightened with seemingly every television network now producing their own “contenders” to the juggernauts, we should be set for at least a few more years of top notch TV and this week in Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead served to reinforce that. Also, in case anyone is wondering, yes there will be a season review of House Of Cards coming up in the next few weeks but I’m trying to pace it out!
Full spoilers for Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead below.
Better Call Saul S01E03 – “Nacho”
In only 3 episodes Better Call Saul has completely set itself out on its own while simultaneously containing the same highly intelligent writing and humour that made Breaking Bad such a great show. It is telling that after this week I may even be ready to stop referencing BB within the first paragraph of these reviews, such is the strength of BCS on its own.