TV Review: Game of Thrones: Season 4 (2014)

GoT Season 4 posterA Lannister always pays his debts.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie, Rose Leslie
Creators: 
David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

This will contain spoilers to previous seasons, you have been warned, so you’re encouraged to have watched them before proceeding or at least read my reviews for ONE, TWO and THREE first.

Synopsis: Now, where were we? Oh yes, Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) has lost his hand but never fear he has a brand new gold one. He’s also learning to fight with his left hand to show sister Cersai (Lena Headey) he is still as good as he was before so she will stop being such a bitch and just love him the way he loves her.  There is another eventful wedding which leads to the arrest of our favourite dwarf Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) who is accused of a crime he did not commit. Naturally, in true Tyrion fashion, he refuses to settle for just a simple court trial and instead evokes the rite of trial by champion. In other parts of this Game on Thrones land, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) continues to free slaves, punish masters and learn what it means to be queen and rule. Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Arya (Maisie Williams), both experiencing very different lives in very different locations, are each learning from those around them and are slowing turning into very relevant players in this giant game. Continue reading TV Review: Game of Thrones: Season 4 (2014)

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TV Review: Game of Thrones: Season 3 (2013)

GoT Season 3 posterYou know nothing Jon Snow.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie, Rose Leslie
Creators: 
David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

This will contain spoilers to previous seasons, you have been warned, so you’re encouraged to have watched them before proceeding or at least read my reviews for ONE and TWO first.

Synopsis: So much is happening in the worlds of Westeros and Essos. Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is now travelling with the ‘King Beyond the Wall’ and the wildling army….is he still loyal to the brothers from the wall or has he turned to wiliding life for love? The Lannister’s have partnered with the Tyrell’s and King’s Landing is planning for the upcoming marriage of Margaery (Natalie Dormer) and Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) after Sansa (Sophie Turner) was cast aside and then offered to another. Winterfell is now in ruins after Theon’s (Alfie Allen) failed attempt at taking the kingdom while the Stark Boys finally part ways so Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) can turn his journey to beyond the wall as he continues to search for the three eyed raven. And of course Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), who now holds an army of unsullied, has turned her sights temporarily away from the Iron Throne to instead free slaves and punish the cruel masters of the cities of Essos. Continue reading TV Review: Game of Thrones: Season 3 (2013)

TV Review: Game of Thrones: Season 2 (2012)

GoT Season 2 posterThe night is dark and full of terrors. 

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie
Creators: 
David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

This will contain spoilers to Season 1, you have been warned, so make sure you have read that review (and watched that season) first.

Synopsis: Back we return to Westeros where the beheading of everyone’s favourite character Ned Stark (Sean Bean) has stirred up war between the regions and caused multiple claims of King-ships. This is fuelled by the plotting and scheming of almost every key player in this so called game and a slight alert from the Wall that things are also stirring to the North. Meanwhile, across the seas, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) now has 3 dragons, a small following of people and even more determination to get ships & an army to reclaim the Iron Throne. So, drink up your wine, enjoy your food and head on into King’s Landing for season 2. Continue reading TV Review: Game of Thrones: Season 2 (2012)

TV Review: Game of Thrones: Season 1 (2011)

GoT Season 1 posterWinter is Coming

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Sean Bean, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Alfie Allen
Creators: 
David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

Synopsis: Welcome to Westeros – we have Kings, Queens, Princes, Bastards, Dwarfs, Knights, incest, plotting, scheming, slaves, murder, treason and the reappearance and rise up of a bloodline long thought to be lost. What do all of these things have in common? They all factor in to the beginnings of a fight for the Iron Throne and ruling of the entire kingdom. Continue reading TV Review: Game of Thrones: Season 1 (2011)

TV Review: The Umbrella Academy – Season 1 (2019)

umbrella posterSuperheros with dysfunctional family issues out to save the world, what could possible go wrong….everything.

Stars: Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige
Creator:
Jeremy Slater

Synopsis: 43 babies are born on the same day, all to mothers who weren’t pregnant 10 minutes prior to birth. One man, Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore), seeks out and adopts 7 of the children who discovers, as they grow, that they have powers causing him to start a special school called the Umbrella Academy. On the day of his death, the children (now dysfunctional adults) return home for the funeral. While there, they witness the return of their brother who went missing years prior and learn he’s been stuck in the future the whole time trying to find a way back….in order to stop the end of the world. Continue reading TV Review: The Umbrella Academy – Season 1 (2019)

TV Review: Nightflyers – Season 1 (2019)

NightflyersHey look, it’s every space movie/TV show ever made all mashed in together…this also isn’t a compliment

Stars: Eoin Macken, David Ajala, Jodie Turner-Smith, Angus Sampson
Creators: 
Jeff Buhler, George R.R. Martin

Synopsis: A collection of scientists and space explorers embark on a trip aboard the Nightflyer, travelling through the void in search of the Alien species called the Volcryn. While the journey seems simple enough, it is instantly plagued by strange occurrences and mysterious deaths and as they get closer to the Volcryn, these weird events start getting worse. Continue reading TV Review: Nightflyers – Season 1 (2019)

TV Review: Russian Doll – Season 1 (2019)

russianIt’s like Happy Death Day….but better!

Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Charlie Barnett, Yul Vazquez
Director: 
Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler

Synopsis: On the night of her 36th birthday, after attending a party thrown in her honour, Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) is hit by a car and tragically dies…..reawakening back in the bathroom at the party thrown in her honour for her 36th birthday with a crazy sense of déjà vu. This is until she dies again….and the day resets and she realises that she is re-living the same day over and over with dying restarting the loop until she figures out what is going on. Along the way, she meets Allan, who is the only other person to believe her story because he too also suffers from an undying curse. Continue reading TV Review: Russian Doll – Season 1 (2019)