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My top seven most anticipated releases of 2017-2018

Given that I haven’t written anything for a while and that a new year is upon us (at least the remaining 11/12 of it), I thought it would be nice to compile a list of interesting future releases again, just like I did in 2014. To that end, here are the books, movies and television series that I look forward to the most among stuff that might hopefully be released relatively soon. Let me know if I have missed anything good. Continue reading

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A review of S6E10 of Game of Thrones

Woe be upon us, this year’s season of Game of Thrones is now over. To invert T. S. Eliot, this season went out not with a whimper but with a bang. It was, I would hazard, as good an episode as this show has yet produced, a fitting end that raises the quality of the entire season. I award this episode a 9/10, on a scale where the best episodes of say Deadwood or True Detective gets 10/10. Continue reading

A review of S6E9 of Game of Thrones

I have just watched the ninth episode of this season of Game of Thrones. How the directors chose to spend this season’s special effects budget is no longer a mystery. In line with episode nine of other even-numbered seasons, this one was mostly about one big battle, the Bastard Bowl as the internet has collectively dubbed it. Continue reading

A review of S6E8 of Game of Thrones

We’re close to the end of the season now, and it is beginning to tell. The show has now begun closing down storylines, at least three arcs (or say sub-arcs) have been brought to an end, and we will talk about each of them in turn. The episode was overall not really an impressive one, decent but slightly underwhelming. I’ll have to give it 7 points out of 10. Most problems the episode had were related to lack of time, it all felt rushed and I’m sure that if the episode had been 5-10 minutes longer they could have really done each scene justice. Continue reading

A review of S6E7 of Game of Thrones

It is with a hint of sadness that I note that we have now passed the two-thirds mark of this year’s season of Game of Thrones. Today’s episode was just like the previous one focused on buildup, on setting up the wars to come. There are many such separate wars that are being set up, in the few remaining episodes we need a resolution to what is happening with Daenerys and Tyrion, one for Arya, one for Sansa and Jon, one for the riverlands and one for King’s Landing, as well as some minor stories that may get put on hold until next year, like Bran and the Greyjoys and Samwell Tarly. All of that is going down in the three remaining episodes, but lest we get ahead of ourselves lets now cover this one. Continue reading

A review of S6E6 of Game of Thrones

This week’s episode of Game of Thrones was a rather unusual one. Every Monday I watch this show with a group of friends and before it starts we make guesses at what the dead/nude-quotient is going to be. This episode it was a 0/0, which must be the first or perhaps second time that has ever happened. This is by no means a complaint, it is just an observation, after the episode we had a funny moment when we realized that nobody ever guesses 0/0. Continue reading

A review of S6E5 of Game of Thrones

The fifth game of thrones episode of the sixth season is upon us. Here it was happened and a few opinions and speculations.  Continue reading