After watching the final episode of the current season of Mad Men, I quickly took to Facebook chat to have the usual episode breakdown with my friend Chris Bentivegna. The discussion proved to be very lengthy so we decided to wait until the next day to reconvene, and let the episode set in a little more. We also decided to take our discussion to an email chain where we could write at more length than Facebook chat. What follows is the several emails we sent back and forth and the conclusions we drew from them. (Chris also writes a Boston sports blog over a BostonsBettah.com that I’m sure he would love for you to check out)
Here is a brief rundown of the main characters in Season Two of Game of Thrones
In Game of Thrones there is a plethora of characters and to include all of them would be confusing. This article focuses on the main characters for season 2 to give you an idea of what went on, and what you can expect. There’s also a nice recap of who is vying for/ has rights to the Iron Throne at the end.
Entourage is synonymous with HBO and summer premium television programming and with the 8th and final season hot on our heels (release date: July 24th, 2011) it is hard to know what to expect from this show that once dazzled and hit the funny bone every time. Honestly, the perennial summer television highlight from HBO, steadily over the last two seasons has become nothing more than mediocre, and with my expectations as high as they were last season in particular, it was really nothing less than terrible.
What makes great television? In great shows the acting and writing stay consistent from the first episode to the final episode, working off of each other to build significant character arcs and, in the case of most, engrossing plotlines. It is hard to do this for most, which is why most TV is bad. Writers have to keep in mind how their characters acted in season 1 when writing season 10, and there may have been 10 years of down-time in between there. This makes it hard to a) keep in mind the characters former flaws/traits and how they have changed over the course of the show and b) keep things fresh. It’s a constant battle for TV writers who I believe have the biggest pressure-cooker job in show business.
If you haven’t caught on to this summer’s blockbuster TV show Game of Thrones, you need to jump on the bandwagon. Possibly the best show on television currently, Thrones’ first season has been fantastic. Based on the bestselling novel series by George R. R. Martin, Game of Thrones is set in a dark, medieval fantasy world where several royal families are all vying for the Iron Throne, the story’s seat of power. Think of it as one reporter puts it, “The Sopranos meets The Lord of the Rings.” If you haven’t watched the show, you may not want to read below as there are MAJOR plot spoilers. Once again, beware, spoilers below.