Category: tv show reviews

“Game of thrones” season 1 review

Wow . Just wow .
I began downloading this show only because there wasnt anything else worthwhile to see , I never suspected that this would be the best tv show I’ve ever seen . After 10 weeks of pure awesomeness , the show left me wanting for much more .

I wanted to give a review much earlier , but the problem is , the show is quite complicated , with every character having a highly important back story that may cause you to “love em or hate em “.

It is based on a novel by George r.r martin .
The show is about various families and tribes (respective clans and armies) living in a fictional universe ,  where most of them are out to get the  power to rule the kingdom (through political and war based tactics) .
Make no mistake , this is not a boring soap opera drama , these are highly interesting stories about various people ,  and the show does include various mystical creatures too (zombies , and other creatures I really don’t want to spoil for you ) .
The best thing about the show is the “surprises” , characters and the story tend to take highly unsuspecting routes , that leave me glued to my seats . It’s hard to not pick sides (families) to support , all of them have their advantages and vices  , so it’s really up to the viewer to understand the characters he or she wishes to support .
Apparently the TV show has been so far , true to its novel roots , so i must mention that the writing is excellent . There are quotes and dialogues that are just awesome to hear .

Acting by most of the leading cast is excellent , sometimes their characters are portrayed so well , it’s almost incredibly sad when someone dies (I got freaking angry for one particular character’s death) .
Even the child actors perform really well.
Production values are incredible , some of the episodes look so good , you’d be forgiven for thinking this was a movie .
I’d have to start a new blog just for game of thrones if I were to give a broad analysis .
All I can say is that , pretty much all adults and teens will love this show .

The first season finished yesterday night , and it ended with tragedy and hope in equal measure . I just hope they can keep this ball rolling .

Season 1 had 10 episodes in total , and each episode is around 1 hour of airtime . (550 mb)
Be advised though , this is a HBO TV show , not like other shows , there is large amounts of nudity and gore , that clearly makes this show strictly for adults and late teens . ( I think it’s the most adult TV show ever , even true blood looks silly compared to this)

season 1 rating :  A+   or  10/10
I am a little sad that I’ve got to wait an entire year to see a new episode 😦

Even the opening theme song is epic (i have the guitar version as my ringtone)


“Misfits” season 1 review

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Misfits is a british tv show that features 5 teens/young adults who happen to gain superpowers while working under community service (they arent exactly perfect citizens ) .
On their first day of community service they encounter an unusual storm over england that manages to give a lot of citizens supernatural powers . they too managed to gain some .

the first guy from the left , curtis has time reversing powers . he can go back in time and make changes accordingly without creating paradoxes . next , alisha bailey can cause men to lust towards her , kind of like a dumb poison ivy (batman villain).   Nathan Young  is effectively immortal and can interact with the recently deceased (his real superpower is his loud mouth that never stops insulting people ).  Kelly Bailey can hear people’s thoughts (telepathy and empathy), usually when somebody judges her, but later demonstrates control. Simon Bellamy initially turns invisible when ignored, and later at will.

The show has excellent writers . Screenplay and direction for each episode is brilliant . Check out at least the first three episodes before judging the show entirely . The acting by most of the cast is excellent . Especially by robert sheehan who plays “nathan young” who is lovable at every scene though can be most times a big douche for not thinking of others feelings .

The only issue i have with the show is that ,  some of the characters could easily fall under the “evil” category .
2 of the characters kill (accident or not , they do have a member who can reverse time ) innocent misunderstood people and feel no remorse whatsoever .
the only characters worth rooting for are  curtis and kelly . both of whom have some form of human sympathy to others .
the other 3 are just terrible (albeit interesting)  characters .

Excluding those minor annoyances , the how feels really original and has some great episodes .
must point out episode 4 , where curtis goes back in time  to prevent himself from getting caught , but he makes mistakes every time he changes history (the future is drastically changed) . Finally he realizes that he  has to set history in such a way that he sacrifices his release for his loved ones , its an action packed episode with some great writing.

the show has 2 season so far . each season has only 6 episodes but all well done .