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Okay, time for a quick New Show Report, Old Show Report, and a few bits about TellTale's Game of Thrones, Episode 5.

The Muppets

So, as sometimes (though rarely) happens, this show is airing a day earlier in Canada then in the US. And it's pretty much a guaranteed watch for me, because it's the Muppets.

The first episode was pretty good too. I like the talkshow premise, since it means it's easy to work in cameos, as well as Muppet hijinks. Not all the jokes worked for me but enough of them did - especially everything that came out of Sam the Eagle's beak.

Plus, there was Kermit. My goodness, what a great character Kermit is.


Life in Pieces

So, this one had an interesting gimmick, with four brief stories each week telling about the life of a family.

I lasted about two and a half stories before turning it off. It was just not that funny and actually a little creepy and gross. Oh well, I knew a couple of the new shows had to be duds.

I also taped Minority Report and Blindspot tonight but don't have time to watch them. I also thought I might as well talk a bit about the returning stuff for this year, which includes Gotham, which was also taped tonight but will have to wait to be viewed later. But I do have one thing to talk about.

The Big Bang Theory

This show left off on quite the cliffhanger last year and picks up right away. I thought it was an okay episode, though I'm a bit annoyed at Penny for pretty much all of her actions in the episode, with the exception of her support for Amy.

Also, I think Stuart needs a character makeover ala Wolowitz, because he's just getting a little creepy and gross. Maybe he needs to crossover into Life in Pieces and never come back.

TellTale's Game of Thrones: Episode 5

Since I'm hoping episode 6 is going to be coming out sometime soon, I finally got my second playthrough caught up with the most recent episode.

One thing I realized while playing this is that pretty much every version of the characters in my second playthrough is inferior to the version in my first one. Some of that is on purpose, since I wanted to try out the different choices, but I was still surprised to realize that I just don't like this set as much.

Which of course was good for the ending, since it made it easier to leave Rodrick behind to die. Actually, with Royland as the traitor, his decision to save Asher's life and make him the new lord really worked, since Rodrick was beginning to think that he had made every wrong decision (of course, as the player, I know he was pretty much screwed no matter what).

I also do like how my second Asher is a bit more unpredictable, which is something Ethan says about him in ep 1, and I think becoming lord could be quite an interesting development for him. Also, I look forward to a reunion with Gwyn so SO SO much. Though I also need to make sure he makes things up to Beshka like mad, because she has put up with a lot from him.

Second!Mira pretty much has no friends or allies now, which sucks for her. Not sure she quite realizes how bad things are getting - hopefully she'll take Tyrion's words to heart. It is sad to see the complete reversal of her relationship with Sera though - first!Mira kept her confidence and has all and all been quite a good friend.

Gerad is probably the character who suffers the least in comparison to his first playthrough counterpoint. I actually have to admit, I really enjoyed going for it and killing the guy who murdered his family - kicking him off the wall was very cathartic. But the story in ep 5 was pretty much the same, minus Finn since Second!Gerad didn't bother befriending him.

All and all, I'm ready for episode 6. Though also very worried about what sort of ending it will have, though at least all of TellTale's stuff that I've played has had an ending that tied as much up as possible, while leaving room open for more.
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Hey, [personal profile] tersa, Telltale just released the next episode of Game of Thrones (if you hadn't already heard).

Also, I hate Telltale. I hate them so, so much.

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Things that are not helpful if you are trying to get going in the morning: discovering that the latest episode of TellTale's Game of Thrones was released.

OMG. Just ... OMG. This game is SO good.

This episode also had this amazing end credits song (as did the second episode of The Walking Dead Season Two). Spoilers for the events of episode 1.

i_paint_the_sky: (Game of Thrones // Cersei (x3))
So, it currently feels like -37 Celsius outside (that's about -35 for you Farenheit people). Pretty sure it's time to consider hibernation as a coping strategy.

Except I'd still probably have to take the dog out twice a day. Good thing he's a low energy dog and is old enough to be able to deal with that.

Not much else going on these days. I did finally get my netbook/tablet/robot-in-disguise (aka the ASUS Transformer-100) back from being repaired, which is very exciting. Now I can work on writing without having to come into the office, which also happened to be the coldest part of my apartment :(

Only other news is that I did eventually realize that TellTale had released the first episode for their Game of Thrones game - it got a bit lost in the shuffle of Dragon Age, Dragon Age, DRAGON AGE. I really enjoyed playing it and I like the new approach of playing as multiple characters, since it reflects the books/show quite well. I'm trying to get Kayla to play it too, so I have someone to talk to about it (unless someone out here has done so?).
i_paint_the_sky: (Game of Thrones // Cersei (w/lion))
After a good marathon with Meredith, I am now caught up with Game of Thrones. Some various thoughts about stuff under the cut, including spoilers for the EPIC which is Blackwater.

Winter is coming )
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I will get to the BSG meme but first I want to ramble about Game of Thrones a bit. I am watching episode three right now and I definitely think you can feel the series hitting its stride now. I think it's been hard for them to have so many storylines all at the same time because it makes it hard to establish characters (with the book, the POV helps with that substantially). But I really feel the characters coming out now and the world feeling real.

My only real complaint about this series really isn't a complaint at all, just an observation/bit of disappointment. So far (though given what I just said, I think this may be changing) all the opinions I originally had from the book have not changed. As I said, this isn't necessarily a horrible thing since it means they have captured what I loved. But it also means they haven't brought anything new to the things I didn't like as much, in particular the characters.

Actually, this is the reason I lament a bit that Tamzin Merchant isn't Dany because what I've seen of her made me think she could get me to actually like Dany as a character. Now I will admit I've seen Tamzin work with much more extensive material than we've seen of Emilia Clarke so far and this episode did have some good stuff, so it could change. But there's a charm that was in The Tudors Katherine Howard that Dany so far does not have but could, IMO, have greatly benefited from. But it's still very early in her storyline so I haven't made any final judgements.

The one major exception to this whole thing oddly enough is Joffrey. I actually really have been enjoying his character so far, quite a bit. Somehow he just seems a bit more rounded here, probably because of scenes with Cersei that, IIRC, we don't see in the book.

Only other difference I've noticed is that I really don't like Robert and I don't remember disliking him before. But perhaps that was Ned's bias.

Oh and this episode is making me at least less negative towards Arya. Maisie Williams does bring quite a bit of charm to the character. Charm is a big thing for me.

Also, I really want to know how the geography of this world works and whether it is actually possible, when it comes to the summer/winter thing.

Anyway, on to Battlestar ...

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Day 01- Your favourite female character
Day 02- Your favourite male character
Day 03- Your favourite scene
Day 04- Your favourite music
Day 05- Your favourite character all around
Day 06- Your least favourite character
Day 07- Your favourite battle
Day 08- Your favourite ship
Day 09- Your favourite Cylon
Day 10- Your favourite speech
Day 11- Your favourite planet
Day 12- A scene/moment that pissed you off
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Day 15- Your favourite quote
Day 16- Your favourite episode
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Day 18- Your favourite Vipor pilot
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Day 23- The character you most relate to
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Day 25- Something that happened you wish hadn’t
Day 26- Something that hadn’t happened but you wish had
Day 27- Your thoughts on the finale
Day 28- Your favourite promo picture
Day 29- What BSG means to you
Day 30- Whatever tickles your fancy


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