Arts Blog Front Feature
For those who do not know, “Gossip Girl” managed to convince thousands of teenage girls that Brooklyn is a cheap neighborhood, that headbands should be worn past the age of twelve, that you shouldn’t take drugs (at least not before the SATs), and that the solution to every problem is to spread gossip through anachronistic blog posts about your fellow New York prep-school friends.
"Cult" falls flat, in large part because of its co-creators’ refusal to explore the season’s subject matter in any meaningful way.
For the seventh season finale of “Game of Thrones,” writers Aziz B. Yakub and Grace Z. Li sat down to discuss the pitfalls and highlights of “The Dragon and the Wolf”.
Underlying the leaps of logical fancy populated throughout the episode is a subtler undercurrent of consistent reminders about divine interventions.
“Eastwatch” shifts its sights away from the violence, and chooses to focus on the political landscapes of Westeros, and how the characters navigate their way through them.
It’s a great single-player experience that you might not want to play again after you beat it, but it’s a hell of a time while you’re on that first run.
This is the first episode in season seven that actually feels like a “Game of Thrones” episode.
In Hellblade, everything’s very intimate—the camera is very close to Senua. It’s brutal, and it’s very visceral, so combat is different.
“The Queen’s Justice” seems consumed with fleshing out the relationship between the human consciousness and imagination.
Even though multiple plot points have been set in place, the series still feels like it’s struggling to find its speed.
All narratives face problems with making the context as compelling as the climax; and, in the series’ defense, it has managed to show, with annual consistency, that its climaxes are worth the journey. However, the episodes surrounding the series’ best hours (“Blackwater,” “The Rains of Castamere,” and “Hardhome,” among others) are still occasionally poorly plotted context at best—and lazy table setting at worst.