Game of Thrones
Author: George. R. R. Martin
I had not read Game of Thrones before it became a series on HBO. I had no intention of actually reading it until I had watched one episode. After being hooked by the television series after the pilot, I wanted the back story that I knew a television show could not offer.
George R. R. Martin’s fantasy book is filled with sorcery, beheadings, supernatural beings, incest and dragons. It is set in a different land that is similar to medieval times where seasons can last years. This book takes place during summer where it has lasted nine years, but there is a warning that “Winter is coming,” which is also the goofy motto for the Stark clan in the novel. They do live in the northern part of the country where it is colder and they are a hearty bunch that thrives during the winter, but I think they could have worked on their motto a bit more before committing on that one.
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In the last leg, I was surprised at how strong of a team Kentucky was in the race. This leg, Big Brother is the one that shocked me. I don’t understand why Rachel cries every time she is heading to the pit stop, especially when there isn’t a real threat about being in last place, but she does come up with some good lines like the Jersey Shore one.
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Two CIA agents end up dating the same woman. When they find out, they make a pact to keep dating her until she makes her choice, which makes them go to war with each other trying to win her over by spying on her and each other. This was Amy’s pick for our next Snazzle Review outing. As usual, we do discuss random plot points so if you want to avoid spoilers, skip the review.
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There is a lot of breaking going on this week with both Breaking In and Breakout Kings coming back for their second seasons. I hope people don’t get them confused though. They might be a tad different but I guess they are both “workplace” shows.
Pick of the Week
Breaking In was cancelled with tons of other shows on FOX last year. Then it had its best ratings after the cancellation announcement. Even though it wasn’t super high ratings, it was enough to make FOX reconsider their decision. They decided to bring it back for another season. Will it last this time? They are bringing on Megan Mullally as a new boss and she clashes a bit with Christian Slater’s Oz character.
Starring: Christian Slater, Megan Mullally, Bret Harrison, Alphonso McAuley, Odette Annable, Erin Richards
Premieres: Tuesday, March 6
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On Being Human, another werewolf, vampire and ghost show up at the house and tell a dying Leo that baby Eve is the secret to saving his life.
Grimm isn’t the best show on television but it is fun that it is filmed in the Portland area so I have to keep watching it. Also, I think the lead actor is learning how to actually act! I saw an real emotion cross his face in a recent episode. On tonight’s episode, a botched jewelry-store robbery results in murder and raises questions about rare coins; a friend of Aunt Marie’s visit Nick with information about his family.
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Archer has been renewed for a fourth season. Yippee! Continue to enjoy the third season with the episode tonight where Archer’s sexcapades compromise his effectiveness as an agent–yet again–and this time it’s really serious.
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