Aug 19

Mr. Robot: Season 2 Episode 7 Shocker


mr-robot-rami-malek

Out of all the crappy TV series we have been seeing for the past years, one stands out distinctly from everything else.  While many would normally read my ravings on Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, I’ve kept mum about one TV series that actually gives my brains a good workout.  Mr. Robot is a psychological thriller (techno thriller) created by Sam Esmail that premiered in June 2015.  It stars Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, a cyber-vigilante with apparent social and emotional disorders.  We are unaware of the extent of his psychological disorders when the series began.  We just know that he sees a psychiatrist regularly.  Towards the end of season 1, we discover that he has a Dissocciative Identity Disorder as the show reveals Mr. Robot as his alter ego. ( Read more )

comment?
Jul 14

Preacher: The Path to Jesse Custer’s Church Less Cluttered


preacher tv series

The last 3 episodes of Preacher (TV series) is becoming less jumbled to me now as compared to the first few episodes.  When I watched the pilot and the following episodes, it was like watching a pinball bouncing off around a maze where the only objective is not to fall down the drain.  The story jumped from one character to another with no clear indication on how they are connected.  For people like me who have not read the comic book series, the show was simply flashing pictures of characters to our faces.  And I see so many good reviews on the web saying how it was probably the best show on TV at the moment.  I tried to watch the pilot again a few more times, but it just will not hold my attention.  I felt the first few episodes were specifically targeted for people who have read the comic book series. ( Read more )

comment?
Jun 27

Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale: Battle of the Bitches


cersei iron throne

Warning: Spoilers ahead for those who have not seen the season 6 finale.

After the satisfying death of Ramsay in last week’s episode, the finale does not disappoint as it reveals so many more twists and redemption than we expected.  On Cersei’s judgment day, she proves that she has become even more ruthless than ever as she kidnaps her son, King Tommen, and blows up the High Sept.  She kills so many people, along with the High Sparrow, Margaery, Loras, and her own uncle Kevan Lannister.

In the Red Keep, Tommen realizes what her mother had done and as soon as he was left alone, he jumps from the window.  The iron throne is empty and we finally see Cersei crowned, sitting on the most coveted seat in Westeros.  She had now lost all her children and as Jamie looks on, there is apprehension.  Now that she has nothing else to protect, how much farther will she go? ( Read more )

1 comment