Apr 14

Game of Thrones: The Final Season

With less than 24 hours to go before the start of Game of Thrones Season 8, its final season, I am restless and on edge.  I did not have time to re-watch the entire season 7, but got to watch the latest Story so Far which recaps all previous seasons, along with commentaries from the cast and other media personalities.  After watching The Story so Far, the magnitude of the entire story finally hits me.  It has always been difficult for me to tie all of the multitude of characters together.  The recap has always helped me understand everything more clearly as I understand how the minor characters are likewise a vital part of the story. ( Read more )

Apr 06

The Blacklist Season 6: Aram and Samar

By this time, Blacklist fanatics probably know that Samar is gone.  I don’t think it was planned because it was Mozhan Marno who requested to be taken off the show.  In the dark world of The Blacklist, Aram and Samar have always been the silver lining — that small ray of light that makes us still believe everything will turn out right in the end.  In a lot of long-running tv series, we see characters like that — Fitz & Simmons on Shield, Captain Awesome and Ellie on Chuck, Nolan Ross on Revenge . . and so on.  These characters support our heroes and no matter how bad it gets, we have faith nothing bad will happen to them.  ( Read more )

Feb 08

Supernatural 300th Episode: Winchester Reunion

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Emotional episodes are quite rare for the long-running Supernatural.  For its 300th episode, John Winchester (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan) returns to spend a memorable dinner with his family.  What makes the episode bittersweet is that it gives John the chance to likewise spend precious moments with his wife Mary who died when Sam was still a baby.  The first time John and Mary see each other was absolutely touching.

My relationship with the tv series Supernatural is quite unusual.  I don’t go gaga over it and I certainly don’t think it’s something to talk about with friends.  But I still manage to spend time every week to watch an episode without growing tired of it after 14 seasons.  I am not really sure what it is about this series that makes it endearing to its audience.  It’s like an old pillow you’ve had for years but you do not have the heart to throw away. ( Read more )