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Re: ““Game of Thrones” Season 4, Episode 9: The Watchers on the Wall

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??????

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Posted by found this by typing: game of thrones season 4 is shit" on 06/11/2014 at 12:37 PM

Re: ““Game of Thrones” Season 4, Episode 8: The Mountain and the Viper

Hey Eric,
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?
Thank you!!!

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Posted by Nam Azatrum on 06/08/2014 at 5:34 PM

Re: “RECREATION | Rochester Map Adventure

I'm one of the organizers of this event; I hope to see many of you out there! The weather forecast looks great for Saturday, and it will be a lot of fun for everyone who participates.

The deadline for pre-registration has been extended from May 28 at 10 pm to May 29 at 10 pm so there is still time to pre-register. The direct link to the pre-registration page is https://www.orienteeringusa.org/eventregis…

If you don't pre-register, you can still show up the day of the event and register then. But you save $5 per person by pre-registering so we highly encourage doing that.

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Posted by Rochester Musician on 05/29/2014 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Urban texture

The problem I have is although Art is fantastic. Some of those properties are being marketed for outside investment. Some outside investors look at Art as Graffiti or blight because they just do. Investors equal jobs and expansion of the tax base. By contributing to the perception of blight you may be inadvertently adversely effecting the very community you wish to promote. I am sorry for that as I like Art myself. I also like jobs and schools that have the resources to properly educate our children about the Arts. Just a thought.....

Posted by Jimmy65 on 05/22/2014 at 11:49 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6 Reunion/Finale: And the winner is…

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.

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Posted by Shawn Whatley on 05/22/2014 at 8:43 AM

Re: ““Game of Thrones” Season 4, Episode 7: Mockingbird

bbanke: we have only three more episodes this season, and there won't be a new one this Sunday (Memorial Day weekend).

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Posted by Eric Rezsnyak on 05/21/2014 at 6:34 PM

Re: ““Game of Thrones” Season 4, Episode 7: Mockingbird

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?

Posted by bbanke on 05/21/2014 at 3:46 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6 Reunion/Finale: And the winner is…

I have really enjoyed your reviews and have found them very thoughtful. Thank you!

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Posted by Kat on 05/21/2014 at 10:02 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6 Reunion/Finale: And the winner is…

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

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Posted by Michelle Fowler Ford on 05/20/2014 at 7:45 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6 Reunion/Finale: And the winner is…

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.

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Posted by Sprinkles G on 05/20/2014 at 6:36 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6 Reunion/Finale: And the winner is…

I couldn't agree with you more about wanting more and all the "scripted": moment. Love Jinx Monsoon too, and she even annoyed me.

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Posted by Pariah58/6 on 05/20/2014 at 5:20 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6 Reunion/Finale: And the winner is…

RuPaul needs to 'grow a pair'

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Posted by Wes Webb on 05/20/2014 at 1:06 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6 Reunion/Finale: And the winner is…

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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Posted by Jerome James O'Neill on 05/20/2014 at 9:16 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6 Reunion/Finale: And the winner is…

This is fabulous. Thanks for all of your reviews I have loved reading them!

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Posted by Kat on 05/20/2014 at 2:58 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6 Reunion/Finale: And the winner is…

This finale is awful just saying. They should just call it a reunion and have it after the finale. Do the final competition in front of an audience and crown the winner. Then do a reunion show Real Housewives style, no audience-and let the fur fly. But this will never happen, because, again, Ru is stuck on the 'learning lessons' crap and the 'everything must turn out positive' vibe. (Get some bitch diva legends like Joan Collins in for next season's judges, I want to see more of that) The right queen won, at least.

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Posted by David Kawa on 05/20/2014 at 1:42 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6 Reunion/Finale: And the winner is…

Great post (as usual). I've really enjoyed reading your reviews of the RPDR episodes all season; they have been well-thought out, on-point, and quickly posted. A's all around! I hope you'll continue to write reviews for the show next season, whether that ends up being All Stars 2 or Season 7.

I would like to add that I agree with you about the editing this season making certain queens (Courtney and Darienne, especially) look unduly 'villain'-esque. At the same time, though, I think the editors did a pretty good job of building tension for who would come out on top between Adore and Bianca. I was on Team Bianca from the start, but since Adore had been given so much confessional time and was clearly being allowed to slide through the competition in certain stages, it made me nervous for Bianca that the show might crown Adore to appeal to a broader fan base and/or younger demographic. And this worry remained with me until the end despite the objective fact that Bianca Del Rio has been the strongest competitor in Drag Race herstory. So at least that part of the editing did its job, in spite of some of the more damaging editing that also occurred.

Thanks again!

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Posted by courtney f on 05/20/2014 at 1:36 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6: The RuCap, OR Lessons Learned from S6

2034 is gonna ROCK!!!

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Posted by Jerome James O'Neill on 05/19/2014 at 9:32 PM

Re: ““Game of Thrones” Season 4, Episode 7: Mockingbird

"Mockingbird" wasn't as neatly assembled as some of its Season 4 predecessors. Tyrion having three visitors already meant that we'd have to shift away to other stories before returning back to his cell. And having that single Dragonstone scene in there didn't help with the overall fluidity. But we did get three excellent moments with Tyrion, a freshly-sexed Dany letting her "advisor" actually advise her, a murderous love triangle at The Eyrie (that only two people in the triangle seemed to care about), and more awesomeness from Arya. http://goo.gl/HlAKSQ

Posted by Dave Kelly on 05/19/2014 at 3:12 PM

Re: ““Game of Thrones” Season 4, Episode 7: Mockingbird

Are you serious??? Original Daario was much better.

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Posted by bakko on 05/19/2014 at 1:52 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6: The RuCap, OR Lessons Learned from S6

I am a straight married woman who adores RuPauls Drag Race & owns the DVDs.
Ideas from me would be for a prettiest eye contest, legs that flirt ( have the Pitt crew carry waste up covering so we can see how good they are to sissy that walk), a fingernail challenge, a Poetry contest, & something that challenges the Queens to use gloves in some special way.
I WANT CHER TO COME JUDGE.
I thought it ironic that a my fav Season Six queen Bianca Del Rio, is admonished for wearing a lot of long dresses on the show. .. when that's what Ru Paul wears.
Thanks for sharing your interesting review. I liked season 5 the best because of the conflicts.
Sincerely,
Kelly Jacobs

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Posted by Kelly Jacobs on 05/15/2014 at 8:05 AM

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