Podcast Companions to Your Favorite TV Shows

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headphonesWe’re TV girls living in a podcast world. There are tons of funny, scary, insightful, and just plain cool podcasts out there. Some provide recaps of our favorite shows, while others are just great standalone podcasts that may be a fun complement to your viewing schedule. Here’s a look at some podcasts you might enjoy, based on the series you love. Continue reading

Game of Thrones S06E10 Review: The Winds of Winter

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Loras Tyrell (Finn Jones) is ready to confess

Game of Thrones gives us one of their best season finales with “The Winds of Winter.” If you are like us and assumed after such an amazing episode in “Battle of the Bastards” you were bound to be disappointed, “The Winds of Winter” probably turned out to be a pretty great surprise. The key to life is low expectations. “The Winds of Winter” resolves several Game of Thrones storylines while giving us a couple of fun surprises. Continue reading

Game of Thrones S06E09 Review: Battle of the Bastards

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Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) leads his troop into battle

In “Battle of the Bastards,” Game of Thrones gives us the epic battle scenes we’ve been waiting for, along with a very satisfying ending. The focus on the battle for Winterfell and the siege in Meereen allows the viewer to experience the bloody nature of war along with the satisfaction that comes with victory. Even if the buildup leading to these battles left something to be desired, “Battle of the Bastards” was all we hoped for and more. Continue reading

Game of Thrones S06E07 Review: The Broken Man

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Bannerhood of Brothers Game of Thrones The Broken ManNo one said redemption was easy. In “The Broken Man,” Game of Thrones shows us people can change, but the road is difficult and, in some cases, lethal. Who is the broken man? The bigger question would be who isn’t broken? And amongst those broken, how many have found a way to re-create themselves? In “The Broken Man” battle lines are being drawn amongst a chessboard of evolving characters, as Season 6 of Game of Thrones heads towards its final three episodes. Continue reading

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

Game of Thrones S06E04 Review: Book of the Stranger

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Daenerys Targaryen and Dosh Khaleen Priestess Game of Thrones Book of the StrangerGame 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.

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