Game of Thrones S06E06 Review: Blood of My Blood

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HIgh Sparrow Margaery Game of Thrones Blood of My BloodSeason 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

Game of Thrones S06E06 Recap: Blood of My Blood

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Jaimie Lannister and soldiers Game of Thrones Blood of My BloodIn 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

Supernatural and The Road So Far

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road so farDo 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

Supernatural S11E23 Review: Alpha and Omega

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Amara Chuck Supernatural Alpha and OmegaIn “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

Supernatural S11E22 Recap: We Happy Few

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Sam Dean Winchester Chuck Supernatural We Few MenSo 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.”

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