The Walking Dead gave us a action-packed episode in “The Damned,” with a few emotional punches thrown in for good measure. The plan to take down the Saviors is in full effect, with three simultaneous attacks intending to take down several Savior outposts. Some exposition regarding each team’s objectives would have gone a long way to make the episode easier to follow. “The Damned” is about the tension and strategy of war, but it also addresses the moral conflicts engendered in armed conflict. Continue reading
“Patience” focuses on the core themes we’ve seen in Supernatural for over a decade. The series may be labeled as science-fiction for award shows uncertain where to place it, but ultimately Supernatural is a family drama set against a backdrop of monsters, angels, and demons. Whether it’s the Winchesters reacting to a nephilim based on their own feelings of loss or a wraith attack revealing long-kept secrets, Supernatural is still about family. Continue reading
As the spookiest time of the year approaches, fans of Stranger Things await the release of the second season of the spine-chilling Netflix series. All the more reason to check out Stranger Things Parody video by The Hillywood Show. The sisters, who previously brought audiences parodies of Sherlock, Supernatural, and Doctor Who, now focus their energy on the instant cult classic. Just as Stranger Things is a love letter to the films of the 80s, Stranger Things Parody is a to tribute the unique nostalgia the streamed series evokes. Stranger Things Parody scenes are played against an adaptation of the 1981 funk classic “Super Freak” by Rick James. Continue reading
In The Walking Dead Season 8 premiere, “Mercy,” war has come. Alexandria is no longer on the defense, but has joined with the Hilltop and the Kingdom to take the fight to the Saviors. The quote, “May my mercy prevail over my wrath,” shared first by a stranger then repeated by a red-eyed version of Rick at the end of the episode establishes the struggle of whether mercy or wrath will drive the characters’ actions. The Walking Dead continues to explore how shifting morality influences conceptions of hope and freedom while forging a new society.
Not too long ago, Sam and Dean Winchester seemed to have it all. Mother Mary had returned from the dead, Castiel was living at the bunker, and they were teaming up with frenemies Crowley and Rowena with surprising regularity. And then it was all gone. In the Season 13 premiere of Supernatural, “Lost and Found,” the brothers find themselves alone once more. But there’s little time to grieve because Lucifer’s son Jack is walking the earth as a full-grown man.
As Supernatural heads into Season 13, we can’t help but wonder who might be gracing our screens alongside Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles). Through 12 seasons, Supernatural has seen quite a few characters come and go. The variety keeps the show interesting, but there are those fan favorites that everyone can’t wait to see. Even when a character dies, Supernatural sometimes finds a way for them to return. Here’s what we do and what we don’t know about what characters will make an appearance in Season 13 of Supernatural. Continue reading
Season 7 of Game of Thrones comes to an end with the powerful finale “The Dragon and the Wolf.” Throughout this season we’ve witnessed exciting action sequences created through a combination of well thought-out direction, groundbreaking visual and special effects, and remarkable performances. In “The Dragon and the Wolf,” Game of Thrones focuses on character interaction and storytelling, giving us a strong episode filled with emotion, subterfuge, and grand drama. Continue reading
“Beyond the Wall” reminds us who the real enemy is in Game of Thrones—a convoluted storyline. Writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss did give us some fun character-driven dialogue, but implausible storytelling undermined “Beyond the Wall.” After a season of stellar episodes, last week’s “Eastwatch” set us up for a fall. “Beyond the Wall” introduced some new reveals, but the condensed narrative and contrived plot devices strained the story’s credibility. Continue reading
In “Eastwatch,” Game of Thrones reveals the aftermath of the latest battle between Queen Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and Queen Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), while Jon Snow (Kit Harington) steps up preparations for the coming battle between the living and the dead. Season 7 of Game of Thrones continues to bring together all the characters we’ve come to know, each with their own agendas. Strategies small and large are being played throughout the Seven Kingdoms, and “Eastwatch” introduces some new maneuvers into the game. Continue reading
Season 7 of Game of Thrones has been amazing us every week. Now “The Spoils of War” gives us some of the best television we’ve ever seen. Directed by Matt Shakman and written by showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, “The Spoils of War” is grounded in the kind of character-driven storytelling that has kept us captivated over seven seasons. There are moments of revelation, joy, and conflict throughout “The Spoils of War,” but Game of Thrones doesn’t stop there. There’s nothing quite like a heart-stopping battle to really top off an episode of Game of Thrones. Continue reading