"I am Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, of the blood of old Valyria. I am the dragon's daughter and I swear to you that those who would harm you will die screaming."
Bravo Game of Thrones, brav-f’n-o! I finished the first book last Friday and immediately bought the second one and started digging in because the ending we got in Thrones was kind of bad ass as far as endings go. I was wondering how exactly HBO was going to show these dragons slithering around Dany and damn it did not disappoint. And I think we’ve had enough of breastfeeding for this season so just let the dragons go without on-screen feeding time with Dany. Awesome scene and Emilia Clarke crushed it.
Oh and the Night’s Watch is riding out from behind the Wall. So we have that going for us into next season. Commander Mormont’s speech was inspiring and made me want to get on a horse and go out…except for that whole zombie thing and the white walkers seemed like pretty good fighters in the premiere episode and Mance Rayder doesn’t sound like a nice guy so instead I’ll just be the guy to open the gate when none of y’all come back.
In the more things change department we have “King” Joffrey. I hate you. At least Sansa has transformed into a strong Stark woman even if that’s going to get her smacked around some. Arya will be doing all of her smacking around with Needle if any boy steps to her, especially any chubby boy. And now she gets one of King Robert’s bastards as a bodyguard of sorts. Should be a fun trip.
Top 10 scene for me.
I liked that we got one more visit with Jaime Lannister and a helluva scene it was with the matter-of-fact manner he told Catelyn what he did to Bran.
King of the North!
Also good to get one more word Olympics between Littlefinger and Varys in. "Do you lie awake at night fearing my gash?"
Have no idea what that Maester Pycelle part was about.
Peter Dinklage has done a tremendous job with Tyrion all season long and more great stuff the last couple of episodes with Tywin as Charles Dance has owned that character as well.
I like Tyrion, but can’t exactly root for him to save the Lannisters from Joffrey’s petulance and Cersei’s incestuous ways in King’s Landing. Seriously Cersei try someone, you know, not related to you.
I remember a few years ago when the news came out that HBO was going to make a series of Song of Ice and Fire. I was intrigued because those who had read the books said it was going to be great. I was also skeptical because fantasy books aren’t, rather weren’t, exactly my thing. Now I’m going to tear through these George R.R. Martin novels like I tore through Matt Christopher books when I was a kid. Please don’t make us wait forever for season two HBO…or season three…or season four for that matter. Basically what I’m asking for is 52 Sundays of Thrones to fill up 2012. Thanks in advance.
This will never, ever, ever, no never get old.
If you read the second book already maybe you want to read what the producers are saying they have in store for season two.
--Last week I was talking with one of my brothers and he half-jokingly asked if The Killing was going to reveal Rosie’s murderer in the finale or wait until next season. I said they’ll take care of it in the finale, but how awesome it would be if they didn’t.
Awesome to me because this show lost me about four episodes in with its convoluted angles, poorly thought out characters and pretty much all the acting from the people involved in the political arc. So I thought it’d be hilarious if this so-so show decided to say fuck you to its audience after a season of asking its audience how stupid are you? And make no mistake about it, fuck you is what The Killing said to you Sunday night. Fuck you is what it said when they thought it would be wise to not know who the killer was themselves until they got to the middle of the season. Fuck you The Killing and the 13 hours I wasted on that ridiculous “investigation.” AMC this is your one f’n pass, but how you could give this show a second season is completely beyond me.
All you really need to know about what a joke this show is and how little it respects its audience is in Alan Sepinwall’s interview with showrunner Veena Sud. If you don’t want to click through it basically reads, “Who Killed Rosie Larsen?” – Eh, we haven’t figured it ourselves yet because we’re not doing a typical procedural and wow, are we good at it!
--I haven't watched this week's Food Network Star yet, but now I have a new favorite contestant. Your favorite crier and mine, Alicia Sanchez, brushed away the tears long enough to laugh at my review of FN Star on Apedonkey.com. This is one of the highlights of my life.
--Really enjoying all the old NBA Drafts that NBA TV has been running. Although the 90s weren’t exactly kind to the Rockets. Watching them pass over Rashard Lewis for Michael Dickerson, Bryce Drew, and Mirsad Turkscan wasn’t exactly fun. Nor was Rashard’s teary-eyed interview after he came out of the green room as the first pick in the second round.
Note to NBA TV: You don’t need to replay last year’s draft. It was last year, we remember.
--Note to ESPN: Nobody gives a crap about an interleague record.
--When I read The Wendy Williams Show won a Daytime Emmy I thought it was a misprint. When I read The Wendy Williams Show won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling I thought it was a joke. It wasn’t. However this award is judged among the other nominees was The Price is Right and Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee so uh, yeah.
--Try not to get too excited, but Kevin Connolly (best known for Rocky V and to a lesser extent Entourage) has the life rights to Kimbo Slice’s story so we have that going for us.
--Personally I can't wait for the Muppets movie. Best part? No Elmo. Sorry nephews.
--Beautifulpeople.com has a simple goal and that’s to keep the uglies out. Applicants get screened by members who grade them and then the prospective members find out if they’re hot as they think they are or if their mom has lied to them for years. Apparently the website was hacked recently and thousands of possible ugly people were made members. The horror. All those people have been dropped and will have to go through the regular screening process. Beautifulpeople.com’s sensitive Greg Hodges, “We have to stick to our founding principles of only accepting beautiful people -- that's what our members have paid for. We can't just sweep 30,000 ugly people under the carpet.” No, but it wouldn’t it be great if we could?
--Evangeline Lilly in The Hobbit?! Works for me.
Probably on the short list for most used pic on this here web log.
--Can’t wait for Louie’s return on Thursday. To a lesser extent I’m curious about Wilfred. To a muuuuch lesser extent I’m curious about the new season of True Blood starting Sunday.
--I hope KJ Noons’ cut has stopped bleeding by now. Damn, that was nasty. All in all a pretty ho-hum Strikeforce card that put me to sleep well before Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum accomplished that for the viewers who made it that far.
--It’s going to be fun to watch Saul Alvarez climb or at least attempt to climb the boxing ladder. I’d love to see Canelo vs. Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.
--Happy hour value thy name is Yelapa.
Questions, comments or if the remote was so far away from you that one time you watched 10 minutes of Minute To Win It…