Euron > Khaleesi…Why Are People Rooting Against the Mother of Dragons?

Warning: Do not read ahead of you are not caught up with the latest episode of Game of Thrones 

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Comic Con 2017 Was Better Than Christmas: Here Are Some of My Favorite Trailers, News & Posters!

I wasn’t in San Diego, in fact I’m on the other side of the world in Uganda. Seriously check my location. Even though I am a million miles away I felt the nerd vibe. This weekend was filled with a whole of a lot of goosebumps, screams, and a constant “WHATT???!” from my mom every other minute whenever I yelled from excitement. Here are some of my favorite trailers and news coming out of SDCC 2017!

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Game of Thrones Series Trailer [Seasons 1-6]

Spoiler Warning: Do not watch this trailer if you are not caught up with the latest season of Game of Thrones 

Before a new season of Game of Thrones comes out I always promise myself that I’ll re-watch the entire series. I usually fail after being intimidated by the show’s (nearly) 60 hour runtime. I tried again in June and ultimately failed again. Thankfully the official Game of Thrones youtube channel released a 5 minute video that encapsulates all major storylines and plot points of the past six seasons. It’s been a year since we’ve last visited the world of Westeros and this series trailer, although short, serves as a great way to summarize the many and long character arcs of the epic show.

Excited for the penultimate season 7? Let me know in the comments below!

My #2K17 Summer Television Watchlist

I’m a little bummed out that Mr.Robot, my favorite running series, will not premiere its third season over the summer. Although I won’t be able to catch up on Elliot’s mind boggling realities until October, there are plenty of quality shows that are heading our way this summer that I cannot wait to watch and am more eager to share with you. Including both returning and new series that have caught my interest, here is my Summer 2017 watchlist.

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Black Mirror’s San Junipero: Questioning Love, Life & Death

If you haven’t watched or heard of Netflix’s Black Mirror, I highly suggest that you give it a glance. Each episode of creator Charlie Brooker’s anthology series features a new cast and plot which explores the negative implications of technology use. Some entries are insights to what the future of technology may become, such as “The Entire History of You” which sees the invention of a product that records every moment a person has have ever experienced, whilst other episodes may simply display how technology can be used for blackmailing. The show aims to be extremely thought provoking and prides itself a little on how much it can frighten its viewers once the credits are cued. Although all episodes effectively do so, I believe none have done this as successfully as the fourth entry in the show’s third season “San Junipero“.

At its core, this episode is a love story following two young women, Yorkie (Mackenzie Davis) and Kelly (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), who meet in the party city. In true Black Mirror fashion, San Junipero quickly evolves past a simple romantic story and begins to explore the concept of life after death.

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What Have I Been Watching: Television [March]

Smack in the middle of March, Spring Break came along and I was able to catch up on all the television I missed over the semester. With my Hulu subscription,  I watched some old episodes of Cartoon Network’s amusing, yet at times dry, Regular Show and the surprisingly good We Bare Bears. I tried my best to catch up in Modern Family, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and continued my attempt to finish Tina Fey’s 30 Rock – I’m only on S02E09 after almost a year of beginning the series. My efforts to watch more episodes of these shows failed mainly because I was engulfed in the worlds of two brilliant pieces of television. They happened to be FX’s Legion and Cartoon Network’s Samurai Jack.

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Promo….WINTER IS HERE!!!

The featured image is actually a small exchange of texts between my younger sister and I. No I didn’t care that I was in class, but yes I was still on task though because I was in my BLOGGING workshop looking for something to write about, and of course I was instantaneously pumped!

Titled the “The Long Walk”, the seventh season promo of Game of Thrones teases that the various story arcs of the epic HBO series will finally clash together. Does this promo foreshadow an imminent all out war between Jon, Cersei, and Khaleesi? A possible team-up with The King of the North and the Mother of Dragons?? After 6 seasons Winter is has finally come, and, judging by the frost exhaled by Cersei at the end of the 90 seconds, it seems like Season 7 will see an imminent attack by the White Walkers.

Personally I’m overly anxious to see a much needed reunion between Arya, Sansa, and Jon and am in desperate need of more White Walker vs Westerosi battles. Let me know what excites you are anticipating the most about Season 7!

GET PUMPED, GET PUMPED, GET PUMPED!!!!

The 7th Season of Game Thrones is set to release July 7th.

Be a Kids Next Door

I was inspired by someone special to write this blog post…..

“I wanna be a kid forever”. It’s a phrase that has slipped off most of our tongues. Back when he had no responsibilities, our imaginations ran wild and everything in the world felt fresh and new. Unfortunately, we all grew up and the beauty of childhood was stripped away. Santa no longer existed, the tooth fairy didn’t place dollars underneath our pillows, and monsters no longer loomed in our closets. The thing is, no one explicitly told us to stop believing these things, it’s just one of those unsaid requirements that becoming an adult entails. With age came more responsibilities, our imaginations became restricted to the whatever a textbook or office paper suggested, a new day was no longer a new adventure but instead a mundane repeat of the last. Of course we all have responsibilities. Jobs to keep, families to support, taxes to pay, etcetera. But why not keep the kid in us? Write outlandish stories, swing on swingsets, or go on spontaneous adventures? Why not be a little more like the Kids Next Door?

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My Favorite Television Shows of 2016

2016 is over, finally, and although the year was universally crummy it did produce some outstanding television. Film and TV, as frequent viewers here may know, is a form of escapism for me. A way to leave whatever troubles me in the real world and get lost in some fictitious ones. This year there were a couple of shows, both new and returning, that I would return to week after week, or day after day if they were on Netflix, to get my dose of immersion. Going in fresh into 2017 I wanted to reflect on these shows and write about what I loved so much about them. So here are my favorite shows of 2016 (unranked)!

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Mr.Robot > The Rest of Television: An Analysis of S02E10

From the very first moments of Mr. Robot’s sophomore season I knew that the show was heading into a realm that has yet to be explored on television. What I am currently praising the most from this truly brilliant piece of television is the stellar and visionary directing of Sam Esmail.

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