I haven’t done one of these in a while but with my extra time these days and the fact that I recently got back into pro-wrestling, I figured it might be a good reason to write up a review of the latest Dark Side of the Ring entitled “Plane Ride from Hell.” This episode talks about an infamous case where various WWF stars returned from a European trip and created a big commotion. While not as heinous sounding compared to say the double murder-suicide of Chris Benoit and his family, the producers described this episode as being quite dark in its own right.
I had been catching up on my South Park since it’s now available on HBOMax. Thus, I had been eagerly anticipating the newest season for a while, although the last seasons had been a bunch of hits and misses. The starter episode entitled The Pandemic Special probably has hit home harder a lot of the key points since the COVID-19 started.
This is it. The finale. The last episode in the series Game of Thrones. I ended up skipping the last two episodes because they didn’t quite settle well for me. So I decided to focus on the last episode as my remaining thoughts on the show and the ultimate meaning that was intended (as I interpret it).
If there was one anticipated episode in the entire show, I would wager this would be it. You could say that this episode is the culmination of 8+ years in the making along with additional time from the books publishing. How does this episode deliver in the 90 or so minutes given?
One of my fascinations about Game of Thrones is the question of power and ruling. How does power aid ruling and vice versa. In an earlier season, Cersei once mentioned to Peter Baelish that “power is power.” The equation is a reflexive one that reflects the absolutism in Cersei’s mind about power and ruling. In that sense, how does it fit in with the Night King and the White Walkers?
For this review, I decided not to do a play-by-play type of commentary. Instead, I wanted to address the macro issues within the episode since a lot of things happened. Much of the episode was about setting up for the highly anticipated upcoming battle between the living and the dead but there was a lot of other subtexts going on too.
One of the biggest questions on my mind with Game of Thrones this season is Tyrion’s ultimate purpose to the plot. Many have criticized his character as being an after effect due to Dave and Dan no longer having the books as source material for Tyrion’s better quotes. Barring banal dialogue, the real thing to figure out is his driving motivation: why is he still around?
The long awaited last season premier is upon us and it’s time to dive into a review.
Last week, I spent a few nights finishing up the last Voltron series on Netflix. I have to say that for the most part it was pretty satisfying, if not a tad bit on the depressing side with a few bizarre unexpected moments thrown in
Right now, I think I hit a burnt out point with Path of Exile. But it might be a good segue for me to do something else like focus on blogging on the side. With that in mind, I wanted to write about random topics that occasionally pop into my mind….like Jem and the Holograms. It might be a strange topic but recently I had been watching some 80’s music videos and saw the new She-Ra Netflix cartoon pop up, making me think about the other powerhouse female cartoon in the 80’s.