Season 6 of Game of Thrones has been full of surprises and “Blood of My Blood” is no exception. Each episode gives us some interesting new reveal about the past and hints about the future. Some of these moments are genuinely exciting or emotional, while others answer questions about the status of certain characters. It’s been a pretty fun season so far. Continue reading
In Game of Thrones “Blood of My Blood” we learn that family can be powerful, but it can also fail us during our greatest need. Bran Stark gets unexpected protection from a family member, while attempts by Jaime Lannister and the Tyrells to overthrow the High Sparrow are thwarted by those they would seek to help. Sam Tarly’s return to Horn Hill has mixed results when he and Gilly are welcomed by his mother and sister, but scorned and insulted by his father. Meanwhile Daenerys Targaryen builds a new army rooted in the promises of her late husband. Continue reading
Do you get emotional when Supernatural shows “The Road So Far” at the start of each Season finale? Is it caused by listening to “Carry On Wayward Son,” mourning the end of another Supernatural season, or just seeing everything the boys have been through that year? Though other shows use the “Previously On” approach, few do it as well as Supernatural. Continue reading
In “Alpha and Omega,” Supernatural stays true to what matters to them—family. Even the surprises they throw at us reinforce the importance of familial relationships. Supernatural has been able to stay on the air for over a decade by giving us scary monsters, but grounding it in the special bond between Sam and Dean Winchester. Throughout Season 11 we saw the power of family relationships—not just in the Winchesters, but through Chuck and Lucifer, Rowena and Crowley, and God and the Darkness. The Season 11 finale “Alpha and Omega” culminated with Dean getting what he needs the most—his family. Supernatural knows we love monsters, the battle between good and evil, and witty metafiction, but that it’s the bonds of family that keep us coming back. Continue reading
So we all want to know: who has a plan to defeat the Darkness? Chuck? Winchesters? Lucifer? … Bueller? First we’ve got to work through some family issues, then comes the plan. “The end is freakin’ nigh,” and Supernatural finally gives us the ultimate showdown in “We Happy Few.”
Game of Thrones gives us a vast world full of multiple storylines, scores of characters, and different locations.“Book of the Stranger” gives us a new sampling of that world, as we get every week for ten weeks a year. Some of the samples offered are delicious treats we can’t get enough of, while others we consider with mild indifference—and then there are those that make us feel a little sick. At the next serving, we might get excited about something fantastic we experienced before, but when it’s plated up for us again they’ve changed the recipe, often with mixed results. In “Book of the Stranger” we’re reminded that although something on Game of Thrones may not have agreed with us in the past, the next time it’s served to us we might find it delectable.
The Winchesters have finally come face to face with God. The moment that many Supernatural fans have waited for has arrived, and they’ve got some stuff to hash out. “All in the Family” brings the excitement, disappointment, and questions that come with finally getting to talk to God. In characteristic Supernatural fashion, “All in the Family” brings together the themes of sacrifice and family. Continue reading