A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ About The Game Of Thrones Season Six Finale

 

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Season Six of Game Of Thrones was pure epicness!  The season finale was straight up fire! Sadly, I’m going through withdrawals, for realz. This post is just a few of my thoughts about certain scenes. This is not a comprehensive review and I’m just doing it for fun.

Wildfire in King’s Landing- The finale started off with key characters getting ready for the trials of Ser Loras Tyrell, and Cersei Lannister at the Sept of Baelor. And by the way wasn’t that opening musical score beautiful? Lawd! I live for that kind of dopeness. Anyhoo, when the absence of King Tommen, and Cersei were noticed by Margaery, she tried to warn the High Sparrow that something was off. None of them had no idea what was about to hit them. The Wildfire stored in King’s Landing by King fucked in the head- aka Mad King Aerys, was ignited and killed everyone inside the Sept. Cersei destroyed all her enemies in one fatal damn swoop! Her vengeance came with a devastating price though… she also lost her last child when Tommen killed himself. I didn’t like Tommen, but I wasn’t expecting his death. On another note I loved the little birds. Those kids were starving (I bet), and probable took out Maester Pycelle for a damn chicken drumstick or something. I thought I was watching a medieval version of Children Of The Corn.

Celebration at the Twins- Walder Frey is boasting in a victory that he had nothing to do with. Don’t you hate it when folks do that? The Lannister army deserved the credit for sure, and Jaime Lannister made sure Walder knew that. Meanwhile, there was a servant girl going around giving Jaime “the look” at the banquet. Hmmm…

Oldtown’s dopest library- Sam, Gilly, and little Sam finally arrived at the citadel. Sam’s reaction to the library was priceless, and who could blame him. I mean my eyes got a little misty when I saw that ish. Only a lover of books could appreciate such a spectacular vision.

Ser Davos ready to raise hell in Winterfell- Ser Davos is fast becoming one of my favorite characters. Ser D confronts Melisandre about the killing of Shireen Baratheon, and the scene was everything! Ser D’s anger, heartache, and devastation over losing Princess Shireen  was evident in his words, and facial expressions. Melisandre had egg all over her damn face. I mean she really couldn’t say shit. Jon banished her from Winterfell and she got off easy. She was lucky that Ser Davos didn’t rip her a new one.

Some chit-chat in Dorne- The Dorne storylines have been mediocre at best. Ooh, but when I saw Lady Olenna I knew it was about to go down. Lady O brings the drama like no one else. Rocking her all black mourning garments she shut the Sand Snakes down, and I was rooting her on! Ellaria Sand was trying to get Lady O to form an alliance to go against Cersei. Varys soon appeared, and you know he had no trouble convincing Lady O to join the winning team.

Breaking up is hard to do in Mereen- Poor Daario! He was all about serving his Queen in and out the bedroom. All he wanted was to be by Daenerys’side, but she wasn’t having none of that.

Daario- “Babe, I love you.”

Dany- “Look we had fun. The sex was on point, but I have a damn kingdom to conquer. I don’t have time for some love bullshit. Dude, you can’t go where I’m going.”

Daario then asked if Tyrion was behind all that… and it was shown that he in fact was. Ooh, and how emotional was it when Dany made Tyrion Hand of the Queen?!

Ned would be proud of Arya- The Red Wedding was a memorable event in episodic television history. Arya has to be the smartest character of the entire show. She basically only trained with Jaqen just to get her revenge on all who hurt her family. When Arya slashed Walder’s throat I was mesmerized by the look on her face; she said so much without uttering a single word. Maisie Williams played the hell out of Arya in that scene. I enjoyed seeing Walder’s disgust when he realized that his sons were pie filling. And shout out to actor David Bradley who portrayed Walder Frey incredibly.

Sansa and Littlefinger- Sansa needs to get the hell away from Littlefinger! That man is dangerous, treacherous, and all the other adjectives that describe power hungry perverts. He can’t be trusted, Sansa! Just ask your dad!

R+L=One fine mofo!- I’ve only read the first two GOT books and will continue after the series finale. R+L=J was the first theory that I’d heard about when I got into GOT. Fans have long speculated that Jon Snow was the offspring of Rhaegar Targaryen, and Lyanna Stark, and not the “son” of Ned Stark, and some unknown woman. Getting confirmation of Jon’s parentage excited me more than I realized… but that reveal now may cause some new problems. Scratch that, it will cause some new problems.

King In The North- Please tell me that I wasn’t the only one shouting during this scene. I didn’t have a sword so I had to raise my remote in tribute. 😀 I was so happy and proud of Jon, but the true star of the scene was Lady Lyanna Mormont. She commanded respect and attention, and she got it. Bella Ramsey- aka Lady Mormont, has a bright future ahead of her in the acting game. She stole every scene that she was in. And the fact that GOT was her first gig… I’m blown away. I’m praying that we see her in the next season. Hecks, we need a damn Lady Mormont spin off show, dang it! Make it happen HBO!

The new Queen of Westeros- Rocking a black leather dress and giving no fucks, Cersei was crowned Queen. There was an aura in the crowd that said “we’re so fucked”. I mean no one was happy about Cersei becoming Queen. Jaime probably had all kinds of questions in his head. I can’t wait to see him confront her next season. I have a feeling that their little love affair is over.

Dany, dem dragons, and the peeps- Dany is not to be messed with! That ending scene with the fleets of boats gave me so much life! Dany started out as a frightened girl, but now she is that chick! We have waited so long for Dany to take back what belongs to her, and now she is on her way. Dany has gained so much strength and knowledge over the last few years. With the Dorne and Tyrell armies, the Iron Born, the Dothraki, the Unsullied, and Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion- aka dem dragons, behind her… ooh wee! Dany will be unstoppable! Cersei better get prepared because Dany is about to light a match to that ass, Targaryen style!

Season seven is going to blow all of us away!

Cheers, homies!

 

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What Is Up With Scandal?

scandal Scandal premiered on ABC on April 5, 2012, and from the start I was hooked. Kerry Washington brought me to the table, but the never ending drama kept me seated. Kerry has been my fav actress since seeing her in “I Think I Love My Wife”, so she was the main reason why I tuned in. For five seasons we have followed the personal, and professional life of Olivia Pope. Olivia is one of the most dynamic, and complex characters ever created for television. Her antics had me continuously tuning in every week. There have been so many “what the hell?!” moments that there was never a dull episode.

Unfortunately, this Gladiator is starting to lose her enthusiasm. My heart is damn near broken over revealing such horrific news. 😥 My passion began to fade sometime during season four. It happened so gradually that I can’t pinpoint what episode- or event, did it. Papa Pope was the saving grace for me. He forced me to keep watching just to figure out what he would do next. Then my homie, Tunesia (hey, Pep!), and I would text each other about Papa Pope, or just the show in general. Now our texts are like “WTF?”, that episode sucked.

I’m a loyal fan, but the show just isn’t doing it for me anymore. Seriously, I feel as if the thrill is gone. Don’t get me wrong, there have been a few great episodes in the last two seasons, but damn. It’s like going from a slice of cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory, to a slice of Wal-Mart cheesecake, the quality is lacking, even though the Wal-Mart slice may kill your sugar craving. I find myself taking bathroom and snack breaks while the show is on, versus waiting for the commercial break. That’s the severity of the situation, that’s how far my love has diminished.

I’m hoping that the writers are in the kitchen cooking up something… something to make my mouth water again. I need this show to start kicking ass again. I’m going to hold on for as long as I can.

Cheers, homies!

The Richonne Era

Richonne I’ve been a die hard fan of The Walking Dead since season 1, episode 1; so my love for the show runs deep. Season 6 is becoming one of my favorites of the series. Episode 9 was so unbelievable that my expectations for episode 10 weren’t really high. TWD is known for throwing in a few filler episodes each season, and I honestly was expecting one on last night. But, episode 10 was pretty freaking dope! Although, I enjoyed the entire episode, there was one scene that made me lose my damn mind. I’m calling that end scene the beginning of The Richonne Era.

I’ve been waiting for Michonne and Rick to go beyond friendship for a long time. During season 4 there was so much undeniable chemistry between the pair; it was subtle, but ooh it was there. Unfortunately, a love connection seemed to be more like a pipe dream, more than anything. I lost all hope and just gave up on Richonne. Damn, I was more optimistic about my own love life than for Richonne’s. 😀 Believe me that’s a hella strong statement, but let me stay on topic.

When Rick kissed Jessie (season 6, epi 5), I rolled my eyes, and accepted the inevitable. I threw my hands up and went on with life. 😀 Even after Jessie was ripped to shreds in epi 9, the possibility of Richonne still wasn’t even on my radar.

At the beginning of epi 10, we learn that Michonne has been living with the Grimes crew. Even seeing Michonne in a robe went over my head. My best bud (heyyy, Damon!)said that scene was a strong example of foreshadowing, and he was right as usual. Anyhoo, I was just happy that everyone seemed to be in domestic bliss. Hecks, all four of them deserved that. I love how Michonne is with Carl, and Judith- who is looking more and more like Shane! 😀 Let me stop.

I was waiting for the conclusion of the epi when the unthinkable happened, Michonne and Rick were having a moment. They held hands the sexy way with their fingers interlocked, the best and only way to do it. After that it was on, yo!!! OMG!!! Social Media went freaking nuts! I was getting texts from my fellow TWD enthusiasts! Remy- our beloved dog, was looking at me like “damn I wish you had a life!”. I was really into the moment.Good times, man, a real stone cold groove for all the Dead Heads. The scene was totally impactful and I was all in. Afterwards, the scene with Richonne basking in post- love bliss was beautiful. The contrast between Michonne’s deeply rich skin tone against Rick’s body was enough for me to say… I won’t add in what I said because there was a lot of swearing, but from a writer’s standpoint that contrast was quite poetic.

Words can’t express how thrilled I am about The Richonne Era. I’ve hoped and longed for this union for so long, now it’s a reality!

But for how long…

Cheers, homies!

 

My Top 10 Episodes Of The Twilight Zone 1959-1964

zone Innovative. Mysterious. Suspenseful. Complex. I’m referring to the iconic anthology series created by the genius, Rod Serling. The Zone (as I call it) lasted 5 seasons, and had 156 episodes. Here are my top 10 episodes of the show that was truly ahead of its time.

10. Ep 61. Season 2. The Silence- The setting is a highbrow men’s club; and involves an annoying chatterbox named Jamie Tennyson, and an OG of the club named Colonel Archie Taylor. The Colonel was frustrated with Tennyson for running his mouth constantly, and bet Tennyson that he couldn’t shut the hell up for an entire year. Tennyson accepted the bet and a special glass room was created, for monitoring purposes within the club. I don’t want to spoil the episode. I’ll just say this… don’t write a check that you can’t cash. Silence

9. Ep 54. Season 2. The Odyssey Of Flight 33- An aircraft and its occupants travel back in time, mysteriously. This episode had me transfixed from the start. I could feel the terror and fear that the crew and passengers felt. Captain Farver- the man in charge, remained cool, although the world was falling apart all around him.33

8. Ep 126. Season 5. Living Doll- Annabelle has recently married an asshole named Erich, and purchases a doll for her daughter, Christie. Christie gets this special gift because Erich treats her like crap. The doll- Talky Tina, turns out to be alive, and she really can’t stand Erich. Honestly, the doll was the only one looking out for Christie. Once Erich found out that Talky Tina was a living doll, he tried his best to get rid of her. And of course this causes conflict with his family. There’s no drama like family drama. The lesson from this episode is be careful how you treat people; they may just have a unique protector on their side.talky

7. Ep 58. Season 2. Long Distance Call- This episode was pretty heavy for the sixties. Billy, a young boy was gifted with a toy phone for his birthday. This phone is extraordinary because it allows him to communicate with his recently deceased grandmother. This episode creeped me out! I can’t say much more because this is a must-see epi.toy

6. Ep 73. Season 3. It’s A Good Life- Bill Mumy- the little boy from Long Distance Call, also stared in this stellar episode. Anthony is a six-year-old psychopath who runs his town. For reasons not explained, Anthony has all these strange powers, including telepathy. Using his mind Anthony can destroy, or create anything with his mind. All the adults are scared of him, because if he doesn’t like you then you’re pretty much screwed. Anthony sent his town back in the dark ages. All the modern conveniences of life displeased him, so he basically got rid of everything. The climax of the episode was during a party; Anthony allowed the town’s residents to watch an hour of TV . Unfortunately, that’s when some drama was stirred up, due to the frustration of living in Anthony’s world.  This is one hell of an episode.ant

5. Ep 7. Season 1. The Lonely- Not a well known episode, but it’s effective with conveying loneliness, and isolation. In the future an inmate named Corry- who claims he was wrongfully convicted, is sentenced to serve time on an asteroid. Four times a year a crew visits to bring supplies. Corry is slowly losing it, because of the lack of human interaction. The Captain of the crew- a guy named Allenby, has mercy on Corry, and leaves him with a special gift to ease his loneliness. corry

4. Ep 145. Season 5. The Masks- Jason Foster is a dying man, who invites his family over on the first night of Mardi Gras. Unfortunately, he’s related to a bunch of spoiled, greedy, and self-centered individuals. Basically Jason’s family are just waiting to collect a check after his death. After dinner Jason passes out some grotesque masks to his fam; Jason insists they put them on. Initially they refuse, but Jason informs them that in order to get their inheritance, they must wear the masks. And that’s when the real fun begins…masks

3. Ep 89. Season 3. To Serve Man- The Kanamits- aliens, land on earth with promises of helping mankind. There’s universal skepticism at first, but then the Kanamits show what they’re capable of, and all are amazed. As the Kanamits continue to wow the world, a group of government officials attempt to decode a book left behind at a U.N. meeting by one of the Kanamits. If they can decode the book, then the true motives will be known. The ending is classic!serve

2. Ep 8. Season 1. Time Enough At Last- The legendary Burgess Meredith plays Henry Bemis; a bank teller with a deep passion for reading. All Henry wanted was to just chill out, and read. Between his nagging wife, and his boss, they just wouldn’t let Henry be. All that was solved when the H-Bomb was dropped, as Henry was reading in the bank’s vault. The world was destroyed and Henry was the last man standing. Henry was distraught at first and considered suicide. But, then he discovered the public library, and all the books were intact. Henry was supposed to be in paradise with his new found discovery, but The Twilight Zone wasn’t about to let Henry be great. The ending was absolutely heartbreaking. bemis

1. Ep 64. Season 2. Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up?- The epi opens with two state troopers- in a bad snowstorm, investigating reports of a crashed spacecraft. A trail of footprints leads from the crash site, to a hole-in-the-wall diner. The diner is filled with stranded bus passengers waiting out the storm, along with the bus driver, and the diner cook. There were seven bus passengers in the diner, but we learn that only six were on the bus. The bus driver, the diner cook, the two state troopers, the bus passengers, and the viewer are all a part of the investigation to figure out who is the Martian. And you think you may have it figured out, but the ending- which reveals the Martian, will blow you away. m1 m3

Honorable Mentions: Ep 16. Season 1. The Hitch-Hiker. Ep 42. Season 2. The Eye Of The Beholder. Ep 123. Season 5. Nightmare At 20,000 Feet. And Ep 41. Season 2. The Howling Man.

Coming up with this list was hella difficult, but also so much fun. Enjoy!

Cheers, homies!