Well, editing showed Trixie saying "Comedy challenge, right up my alley" at the start of the episode - so I wasn't the least bit surprised she had to sashay. (That said, I seem to be one of the few who thinks Pearl's "eat my shorts...eum...tights" is just swell - acknowledging that taking part in this competition might be biting off more than she can Jimmy Choo).
The end sex scene between Bill and Sookie reminded me of a line from a Patton Oswalt bit.
"He lays on top of his beloved like a pile of laundry on top of another pile of laundry..."
I don't disagree that Paquin and Moyer are done with this show. Their performances the first two episodes of this season certainly speak to that. But I thought there was more spark between the two of them in that tree scene than either one has exhibited with anyone else this season. Was it necessarily GOOD? No, but grading on a curve, it was an improvement for both of them.
I'm really surprised about your thoughts on the tree scene. I was not getting chemistry from power couple, Sookie and Bill AT ALL in this episode. We were talking during the viewing party about how the two actors are clearly over the show.
The 2011 date threw me for a loop, too. Without doing a LICK of research (always the basis for a good internet comment) here's my thought on that: most seasons of TB tend to start and stop moments after the previous one, correct? So, if it premiered in 2008, entire seasons happen over the course of only a couple weeks (so MAYBE, combined, all of these seasons amount to roughly a year of time), and then if we've only had 2 major jumps in time (FairyLand vacation, and the one in last season's finale), I guess 2011 does make sense. PERIOD PIECE!
The angry town mob looked like a master's class of actors who previously appeared on at least one episode of Law and Order: SVU.
I was wondering the same thing about how the vampires managed to take people from their homes in St. Alice without being invited in! No one else seems to have picked up on this. Bloody handprints on the wall and half-eaten dinner? Doesn't make much sense to me. Couldn't everyone in the town just stayed in their homes and not invited any vampires in?
"So please check your FedEx packages very carefully over the next few days." LMAO!
I agree with everything here. I understand it is television but the whole battle just felt small to me. As for Jon's friends getting killed, I didn't think they had died in the books. I feel like the producers just don't want to pay as many actors to talk next season so they made some cuts. I liked Sam in the first season but I think he and Gilly could have a rousing contest for who is more boring. I am not looking forward to more of them on their own if the book plot lines are followed.
I've been looking for somewhere on the internet to see what peoples reactions to this episode were as i only watch the show and i felt really dissapointed in: a) the way the episode played out - the fact that mance rayder would only attack with a couple of giants still has me absolutely stunned. i mean, if he had attacked at full force, not only is that common sense but he would have won? b) "the biggest fire... *the such and such* has ever seen" and yet the depiction of the fire was HORRIBLE and very under dramatic being the climax of season 4 to which has been arguable the most anticipated climax of the show (as far as importance, because if the wall was breached the whole army between kings, the current happenings in bravos, the grey joy/bolton/fight for the north saga etc. would all no have no importance any longer to the army of 100000 with giants easy peppered to crush them.) c) the scene between sam and the maister (his name has slipped my mind) was absolutely terrible, the acting was appalling, and in contrast the scene wasted so much valuable war time. D) the biggest for me was the dramatisation of the fact that there were less than 100 nights watch (who arguably less than 50% know how to fight from what the show has made out) and yet they seemed quite capable of fending off (i don't know how many) willdings from the south direction and still have a full lot of men along the top of the wall. and they then won... was very far fetched. i completely agree with what you have said about the story between sam and the wench they bore me to death! and e) the barrel of oil that got caught, simply the stupidest thing i have ever heard, i believe dragons, white walkers, giants and magic but that shit with the barrel was a load of crap and a pathetic attempt to make the battle seem more on a knifes edge.
and now finally the biggest thing for me is, they all agreed they should have sealed off the wall, now stupidly mance has attacked with half an army and the night watch have a chance to do so... what the fuck is jon snow doing? honestly?
i feel as if season 4 has this rushed, tuna can vibe that everything is so packed into it and not enough sustinance is coming out, it also feels very cheap.... I'm really frustrated about the fact i have seen the dragons about 2 times this whole season (and one of those times they turned against danerys for a moment while feeding which made me feel her character was so much less powerful than i previously thought), some of the focusing points for the show have been absolutely terrible, such as the conversation between denarys and missandei and the whole boring story plot with pod and the man/woman/thing. yet we've been deprived with more juicy plots that involve loved/hated characters like bran, and the brotherhood.
which brings me to my first of 3 big wtf moments, what the hell has happened to them, they came into the show and had what looked like little importance but then became a major story point, then became completely irrelevant again...
also where is robert baratheons bastard i really felt like his story needed to be touched on (at least once by now) it almost feels as if he is not in the show anymore?
also wtf happened to brans dog that fell through the snow or something (it was very unclear what even happened) does he not even look for it or??????
I absolutely love reading your episode reviews for Game of Thrones. You're doing a fantastic job! I actually look forward to reading them each week. I was actually curious if you had reviews from seasons 1 and 2. And if so, where can I find those?
Adore Delano should have won. Bianca stayed the same through the competition. Yeah, she was amazing, but she relied on that to much and just stuck with the same old same old. Adore took in criticism and fixed what she was doing wrong through the show and improved SO MUCH! xc Hope she is on All Stars Season 2. Got her first song already. Amazing.
bbanke: we have only three more episodes this season, and there won't be a new one this Sunday (Memorial Day weekend).
I don't remember Melisandre or Selyse saying where they were headed. But I don't believe that Selyse was going with them there either.
Prince Oberyn's speech to Tyrion was so great! My husband has not read the books as I have, so he even said, Wow! And I do believe you are correct, word for fantastic word!
It should be interesting how Littlefinger explains Lysa's disappearance without the bard there to take the fall. I seem to recall him sitting in the room playing his instrument and Lysa telling him to lock the door behind Sansa. And somehow Littlefinger coming in thru some other entrance...We shall see....
How many more episodes do we have?
I have really enjoyed your reviews and have found them very thoughtful. Thank you!
I'm sorry I will never ever like LaGanga or Gia they are both annoying and fake non approachable I would so walk up to Adore she's amazing and the right queen won and the show was very predictable
Thanks for a wonderful season of blogging. I'll miss it! The whole show was anti-climactic and predictable. There was nothing exciting about the presentation of the S6 queens. I would have loved to have seen those outfits of April Carrion on the show. Adam Lambert would have approved. Joslyn's fiance looked much more handsome in the Reunion than in his Untucked episode cameo. But overall, I was happy with this season and really enjoyed the contestants. I still think Adore got a free pass this season and went quite far solely on charm. And I like her. It's just that she is not the next drag superstar. Not polished at all. It was even unthinkable that they recorded a scenario of her and Bianca being in a tie. Even the stuff I've seen of her post-show have not been anything fabulous nor interesting. Case in point, her outfit last night in a live event somewhere during the announcement. Was she wearing jean shorts and a shirt? But given time, I'm sure the superstar in her will eventually come out and shine. PS I wanted to see more of the dancers doing very gay choreography and the pit crew.
I couldn't agree with you more about wanting more and all the "scripted": moment. Love Jinx Monsoon too, and she even annoyed me.
RuPaul needs to 'grow a pair'
The show was REALLY a snoozer -- & I wasn't expecting much. The dancing boys did a good job, however. I'd rather have watched a show starring them!
Thanks, Eric, for blogging this season so well. Shante, you stay.
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