“We Don’t Trust Your Queen” GOT Recap 8×4

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  • The episode opened honoring the fallen from the Battle for Winterfell, alongside a beautiful speech by Jon Snow.
  • Know who was not one of the fallen? Ghost!
  • Party in the North!!

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                Gendry is named Lord of Storm’s End
                Podrick, Brienne, Jaime, and Tyrion played a drinking game
                Jon Snow is basically treated like a god!

  • Annnnd Dany didn’t seem to like it*
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Oh ya! Starbucks made a cameo too!!

  • As the party continued, Tormund got more sloshed, and even cried over his longing for Brienne.
  • GENDRY FREAKING PROPOSED TO ARYA!!!*
  • Jaime and Brienne sealed the deal that fans have been waiting for since Season 2!!*
  • Dany pleaded to Jon not to expose the truth about his parents.*
  • And after a fun night of partying, the battle plans to take the Iron Throne from Cersei were underway!

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  • A Stark meeting was held and Jon learned his sisters do not approve of Daenerys or her plan for war. So what does Jon do? Tells them his secret!
  • Winterfell:
    • Jaime will stay there with Brienne and not go fight Cersei.
    • Sir Bronn of the Blackwater arrived, almost killing Jaime and Tyrion …
    • So Tyrion offered Bronn Highgarden in order to live.
    • Gilly and Samwell have also done the deed … because Gilly is pregnant!
    • Sansa opened her big, fat, HUGE mouth, and told Tyrion the truth about Jon, who then turned with his big, fat mouth and told Varys.
  • WTF! A dragon just died!
  • A ship just sank!
  • Missandei is captured!!

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And just like that we’re back to what I would consider a traditional Game of Thrones plot: Tyrion and Varys discussing strategy and who should be the true ruler (as much as it pains me, I agree with Varys), Jaime returning to Cersei (we’ll discuss further in a minute), Daenerys back at square one with no army, and a beheading (RIP Missandei!).

Honestly, I’m not surprised the last three episodes are coming down to the battle for the Iron Throne (2019 hashtag anyone?), because this has been the plot all along … since the days of Ned Stark! For those who said Season 8 should be entirely about defeating the dead, and were upset it took place in only one episode, I disagree. The Night King and the White Walkers returning always felt like a subplot to me; the whole show has been nothing but strategy, “rightful rulers”, slaughter, war, death, and Cersei as the ultimate villain (except for the brief moment when she was shame, shame, shamed!), and that is the way the season will (or should) end (I’m assuming).

Let’s talk specifics …

“Arya, will you marry me?”

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I won’t discuss this scene in much length, but I do need to mention it. How freaking cute was Gendry??? He was so excited that he became a Lord, he ran to his lady, confessed his love, told her she was beautiful, said he wanted her to be beside him as he ruled, and then proposed! SO SWEET! However, I get it, Arya is not a lady and she never has been. She’s an assassin & all around badass. Plus, GOT is not sweet. So as sad as I am that it didn’t work out, I understand why. Speaking of working out …

Jaime & Brienne (part 2)

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After knighting her two weeks ago, to fighting alongside her last week, to ahem, well you know what they did this week, all my hopes and dreams and wishes were coming true for Jaime and Brienne. We all soooo knew once the virgin comment was made by Tyrion during their drinking game, and Brienne stormed off with Jaime following, it was going to happen! And OMG how funny was his “It’s so hot in here” pick up line?! The confident, Kingslayer who takes what he wants from women (okay, mainly his twin sister, barf!) had to use a pick up line in this moment? Regardless, it was sweet. What was even sweeter was he wouldn’t share details about it with Tyrion, plus he wasn’t going to return to Cersei, but rather stay in the North with Brienne.

Until he leaves. However, I’m convinced Jaime is not returning to King’s Landing to be with Cersei, but rather to take her out and redeem himself for being a “bad man.”

(Here is a great article that examines their relationship further: NYPost and a second article that disproves my theory Jaime is off to kill Cersei: Vanity Fair).

Is Daenerys becoming her father?

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It really felt that way to me as I watched Sunday’s episode. However, I think that would be too convenient for the writers to do because it seems like they’re already leading her down that path. You could tell this by a) her resentment at Winterfell when all the men were congratulating & boasting about Jon Snow, b) her begging Jon not to tell anyone the truth about his parents because then all would know he’s the true ruler, not her, and c) thinking she could match Cersei with that tiny army and one dragon.

It doesn’t help that Missandei’s blood is on her hands for making rash battle choices when she was warned to give her army a rest. Granted that advice came from Sansa, who Dany seems to despise, but still. Now tides are shifting because Varys is questioning her sanity too; it’s not just the Starks that don’t trust her decision making. Maybe she does go power hungry and burns the world down? Maybe she tries to kill Jon? I have no idea where the plot surrounding Daenerys can lead because I’m sure to be shocked regardless: sane Dany who backs off I don’t expect, but tyrant Dany I don’t expect either. Here’s to finding out in the next two weeks!

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“Not Today” GOT Recap 8×3

So my usual format on recaps this season has been to highlight the major plot points from each episode, then pick my favorites to discuss a little more in depth. I’m still going to do that (or attempt to do that), but instead of plot points, it’s going to sound more like the thoughts that were running through my head while I watched. Buckle up!

  • The Red Lady showed up out of the dark (somehow getting past the Army of the Dead, I think?) and lit up the Dothraki’s swords. Visual bad-ass-ness!
  • However, that light went out quickly as the entire Dothraki civilization was wiped out in a matter of minutes as they ran towards the enemy. Why they went out on their own? I’ll never understand.
  • Now, not only was I sitting on my couch terrified out of my mind (this isn’t about me, this isn’t about me, this isn’t about me), but it seemed like every remaining fighter and character on the show was just as scared. AND WHY WOULDN’T THEY BE??
  • Then the battle was on! 
  • They’re screwed.
  • They’re screwed.
  • They’re screwed.
  • Dany and Jon rode dragons.
  • They’re screwed.
  • They’re screwed.
  • They’re screwed.
  • Dany and Jon rode dragons some more.
  • The wights got up and over the wall!
  • Now they’re really screwed.
  • Totally screwed
  • So screwed.
  • Dragon fight!
  • “Dracarys”
  • Oh, okay so the Night King can survive dragon fire!
  • And he “woke up” the fallen …

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  • Now they’re really f***ing screwed!
  • The final battle scenes with the music in the background? Theon’s death? Jorah’s last moments? I didn’t cry, you did!
  • HOLY SHIT BALLS ARYA!

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Arya

Clearly we need to start here. Before we even get to the amazingness that was her slaying the Night King, we need to discuss her battle scenes. Her twirling and swirling and stab stab stabing was so awesome to watch! It reminded me of how far she’s come from her training with Syrio and then all her training with the Faceless Men. My favorite of it all was when the wights were coming up the steps and Arya jumped on their backs, only to roll down them and run away. Or at least I thought that was my favorite part until she was in the library. Again, I think it was a callback to her training (how to be invisible), but that scene had all the classic feels of a horror movie where the evil is right around the corner and the protagonist is trying to not be seen. Brilliant.

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Never, ever, ever in my wildest dreams or wildest theories would I have chosen Arya Stark to be the one to kill the Night King. Oh it was so fabulous too because first she flies out of nowhere, only to have him grab her and have the audience think she’s a goner, but she’s no goner … she’s freaking ARYA STARK and when she catches the dagger in her right hand, slaying the Night King and thus his entire army??? I don’t think I’ve ever cheered for a fictional character more IN MY LIFE than I did in that moment.

RIP

Obviously we knew we would have to say goodbye to some, right? However, if my calculations are correct, the list isn’t very long. It includes …

  • Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch (according to Google his name is Dolorous Edd in case you were unsure …)
  • Lyanna Mormont (ughhhh RIP girl, but thanks for taking out the giant!)
  • Lightening Lord (whose name Google told me is Beric Dondarrion in case you forgot that one too)
  • Theon Greyjoy (which yes, was so sad, but did anyone really expect him to make it out alive?)
  • The Red Woman or Melisandre if you will (thanks for the useless fire and for Arya’s pep talk, but overall pffffft! Girl, bye)
  • Sir Jorah (hit me reeeeeeally hard, even though I did prepare myself for it)
  • The Night King

I’ve heard a few rumblings that viewers were upset more characters didn’t die. For sure it seemed like those in the thick of the battle should have been overran: Brienne, Jamie, Podrick (seriously, Podrick lived?), Samwell, and Tormund. The way the wights were charging, only then to rise back up from the dead, I don’t think realistically the aforementioned should have survived.

However, realistically dragons don’t exist either, so if in this world, these characters were meant to live, then they’re meant to live; I’m definitely not upset about it. They’re all my favorites. They just better not die in some really pointless way by Cersei’s army after surviving this battle.

Now What

Um, recover? Seriously, next episode I need them to all sit around a campfire and just talk about how lucky they are to be alive. Let Arya brag about her kill. Bury and honor the fallen brothers and sisters. Speaking of the fallen, how are they going to clean up all the bodies? Ugh, what a mess.

The “next time” looked like everyone is getting ready to go fight Cersei, who in my eyes is now the one, true villain of the show (she outlasted the Night King … ). At first I was all, “The North has no army,” but then my husband reminded me they have two dragons. I suppose Dany and Jon also have to sort out who gets to sit on the Throne once Cersei is defeated (if Cersei is defeated? No, no … once Cersei is defeated).

Regardless of what does happen … I hope everyone, including the viewers, get a moment to breathe because this week’s episode (almost) too much to handle!

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One last thing

Were Tyrion and Sansa going to kill themselves or go fight? Also, do I ship them?? Completely!

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“We’re All Going to Die, But At Least We Die Together” GOT Recap 8×2

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I thought that last week’s premier would be one of my favorites this season, but this week’s is looking to be my favorite Game of Thrones episode of all time! I mean, Brienne being knighted by Sir Jamie? Arya and Gendry? Before we get to that, here were the main plot points:

  • The opening scene had Jamie coming before those in charge at Winterfell, with a promise to fight the dead, while Daenerys narrated the terrible things he’d done against her family. Tyrion attempted to vouch for him, but ultimately, Brienne of Tarth convinced them all to allow Jamie to stay.*
  • Arya and Gendry flirted.
  • Jamie apologized to Bran; Bran reminded us he’s still an angsty teen.*
  • Tyrion and Jamie reunited.*
  • Brienne and Jamie reunited.*
  • Daenerys and Sansa attempted to have a sisterly moment, until Sansa reminded her, “What about the North?” 
  • Theon returned.
  • Tormand and the others returned.
  • All the main players started to strategize battle plans; Bran said the Night King would come for him mostly and wants to be used as bait.
  • Tyrion and Bran seemed to have a bonding moment.
  • Jamie and Tyrion discussed the last time they were at Winterfell (Episode 1×1) and that now they will most likely die there; many others came to join their discussion circle.
  • Tormand told his “giant’s milk story.”
  • Arya reunited with the Hound.
  • ARYA AND GENDRY had s-e-x!!!!!*
  • Tyrion recounted the most famous battles everyone lived through; Sir Jamie knighted Brienne; Podrick sang.*
  • Jon told Dany the truth about his past.
  • and all of this was without a single Cersei scene!!

The return of Jamie Lannister

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I freaking love Jamie Lannister and I love him most this season because he left Cersei behind and stared dreamily at Brienne, which gives me hope for them to be together in the end (even though I believe his dreamy looks are more so out of admiration love than lusty love).  Let’s dive a little deeper into all the Jamieness this episode.

First Dany needs to cut him a break. Sure, he murdered her father, but it’s only because the Mad King was going to burn King’s Landing to the ground. Jamie even admits he was defending his home and his family, so why stay so angry with him?

I loved seeing him and Tyrion back together (even though I don’t reeeeeally think Tyrion is his brother, but I’ll save that theory for later). I loved his interaction with Bran, especially the fact that Jamie apologized, admitted he’s changed, and appeared to have an actual discussion with Bran. Most people these days who talk to Bran just get his moody vagueness. 

Lastly, how sweet was it that Jamie not only knighted Brienne, but also said he wanted to serve under her command during the battle against the White Walkers?? Her tears were all of our tears and Tormand’s smile was all of our smiles as we watched this lovely moment when Jamie showed Brienne of Tarth the respect she utmost deserves.

Arya and Gendry

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On the one hand, I totally want to be like, “Get it Arya girl!” I mean, we’ve watched her and Gendry awkwardly flirt for two episodes now, plus felt some sort of connection between the two back in Season 1 when they first met (even if it was only a friendship connection then). Also, Gendry is looking damn fine these days (what am I saying; he’s always been pretty fine).

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On the other hand (which much of Twitter agreed), to us Arya will always be like what, twelve? I can totally see how this intimate scene was more awkwardsville for fans than most GOT sex scenes. In fact, it might have been the most cringe worthy of them all (even if we did want it to happen). 

Overall thoughts on the episode
too many reunions?

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Game of Thrones can never seem to win with their fans, right? Last season, people were upset because the action was moving too fast (like Gendry really made it back to Daenerys in time, only for her to arrive with the dragons in time, before everyone all froze to death?? Suuure …) and yet now fans are complaining that the first two episodes of Season 8 have had zero action.

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I, however, am in the minority on this. If you read my post last week over GOT, you would know I prefer a little more conversation, a little less action. In fact, I am living for all these reunions that remind us fans everything we’ve endured and everything these characters have endured the past eight seasons. Like, what is wrong with reminiscing a bit? Also, don’t tell me this episode was some sort of closure or goodbye to everyone because they’re all going to die in the battle against the dead. How could that happen when we still have three more episodes after the fight to end all fights? Logistically, everyone can’t die if there are still three more episodes to go, but also the fight can’t last for 320 minutes. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see … for which I couldn’t be more excited! (And scared.)

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“You’re the True King” GOT 8×1

Game of Thrones is baaaaaaaack and I couldn’t be happier, or more basic about it! Seriously I saw so many tweets over the weekend about how obsessed we all are with this show …

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… yet, it’s fun to be part of the cult following. It’s fun to discuss with others, and it’s fun to blog about, so here we are! My recaps of season 7 were mostly my list of emotions felt during each episode (as told through emojis). This season I think I’m going to simply list off the major plot points, then pick a few to discuss in depth! So let’s get started!

Major plot points of the premier:

  • Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, the Dothraki &  the Unsullied arrived in Winterfell, to a much unwelcoming Northern people.

(But Dany looked bomb in that white & maroon coat, though!)
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  • Theon saved his sister.
  • Sansa gave Daenerys stink face.
  • Cersei consummated her relationship with the grossest of gross Greyjoy, after he arrived with the Iron Bank’s army.
  • Jon Snow rode a dragon.*
  • Jon and Dany kissed.
  • Jon and Arya reunited.
  • Bronn was summoned by Cersei to kill her two brothers.
  • Sam found out Dany killed his father and brother.

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    The face you make when you find out your best friend’s girl had her dragons roast your father & brother.

  • Sam told Jon the truth about his biological parents.*
  • The Night King left some weird, bloody, foot, spiral “message” that I don’t understand, but you can read more about here.
    • Sidebar: Does the Night King have a brain? He has to right? I mean he obviously has rational thought to have the idea to spear a dragon, thus giving him an ice dragon; now this message? Do just the White Walkers have thought, and the wights don’t?
  • Jamie arrived in Winterfell & realized Bran is alive … or did he already know he was alive, they were just having a massive stare down (which Bran did with everyone in this episode for some reason??) …. ??

Further discussions:

Jon Snow riding a dragon.

We all knew it was coming; we saw the dragons warming up to Jon after we learned he’s half Targaryen. The fact that he only rode the dragon to go off and have a secret rom com moment with Daenerys makes it better (or possibly worse). Was it all a bit cheesy? Totes. Was it what we were all waiting for? Hells ya.

Jon Snow finding out the truth about his biological parents.

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I was really shocked that Jon found out so soon (episode 1) that Dany is his aunt, I mean, that he’s the true heir to the Iron Throne. I thought for a moment he was going to hurt sweet Samwell based off his reaction. Think he was more upset that he has to end his relationship, or that he’s the true king … probably that he’s the true king, but who knows for sure; Jon Snow can be so sulky sometimes. However, rather than waiting this season to see when it would be revealed, I’m glad we can all look forward to how it will play out.

and one last thing …

Finally, can we talk for a moment about how horrible the Northerners were treating Dany’s army, and Dany herself?

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I get it, I get it, you named someone King and he basically said, “Screw you” by bending the knee to an outsider … a female outsider from the deep south. But why can’t they just realize she’s basically there to save their butts from the ice army of the dead? Be grateful!!!

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What are your overall thoughts and feelings that Thrones is back, if yet soon ending? Find me on social media and let’s discuss! Until next week … !!

Game of Thrones is Back!! … almost

“Bend the knee!”

Before we begin, need a season 7 recap? Click below!

Do you even GOT? 7×1 Recap

“Peace Never Lasts My Dear” GOT Recap 7×2

“I’ve Brought Fire & Ice Together” GOT 7×3 Recap

“Our Stories Aren’t Over Yet” GOT Recap 7×4

I’ve got some GOT feels! Game of Thrones Recap: 7×5

“There is No Conversation That Will Erase the Last 50 Years” 7×7 GOT Recap

Need more? Watch below (this is not produced by moi, but I heard it’s a great great video!)

WHEW!!!

After all that, please stick with me and continue reading to learn my thoughts, predictions, and most of all what I’m excited for every Sunday in the next six weeks! It all starts with this photo tweeted out by HBO …

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It appears as if all our favorites all dead or frozen or whatever … not living it seems. (Get your zoom on and look towards the very top). I’m completely fine with all the characters dying, in fact, I would love for the end credits to be the theme music playing, gradually getting louder, as the Night King walks up onto the steps and takes a final seat on the Iron Throne. To me, this would be a message about how humanity sucks, we all die in the end, and perhaps humans are brainless zombies; you know, that kind of vibe.

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However, I’m sure there are Throne enthusiasts that have more knowledge than me and would argue that Martin or HBO would never end the show with a message like that. Cool man, I’m still going to think what I want.

The second reason I think everyone is going to die via White Walkers is because I can’t decide who would be the “right” characters to kill off and who should remain alive. Obviously we’d all like to see the Starks, plus Jon Snow, Daenerys, and maybe even Tyrion survive it all, with a few other minor characters alive too. Okay okay … what we really all just want is Cersei dead, along with anyone who has allegiance to her, right? It’d be even better if Jamie were the one to slit her throat!

To me, if only certain characters make it out in the end, it would be the same as putting all their names in a hat and choosing four or five to keep alive; what’s the reasoning for who lives and who dies? Wait. Did I just cracked the game of thrones … ???

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BUT … what is so crazy about that picture (the HBO one from above) … scroll up and look to Daenerys’s right, go ahead I’ll wait …. did you see it?? THE NIGHT KING!

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If all the humans die, that must mean he lives right? If the humans and the frozen zombies die … then what? Dang, I haven’t even considered that possibility. My husband said he just hopes we’re not left in the end more confused or unsatisfied … even if everyone dies, or only our favorites die, regardless of who dies, please just leave us, the fans, satisfied as we say goodbye.

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Emmy Recap

Yesterday and all day today, every time I scroll Instagram, E! shares another photo from Monday’s 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. So I thought, I’ll write a recap, and here we are.

What I learned from watching the Emmys is that I clearly don’t watch as much TV as I thought I did … or I just don’t watch what is important. I was so beyond bored as I sat through all the Comedy and Limited Series awards. I don’t watch a single one of those shows. I get my comedy from Real Housewives and a Parks & Recs Netflix binge … the only limited series I watched this year was Waco, which I saw was nominated like once and lost.

Soooooo, what I’m getting at is … you were looking for my thoughts on the first two hours of awards?

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One thing we can discuss? Fashion!! Some of my favorite looks included Emilia Clarke, Sandra Oh, and Ellie Kemper.Image result for emilia clarke emmys 2018Image result for sandra oh emmysImage result for ellie kemper emmys 2018

My favorite couple looks were ScarJo & Colin … and obviously Jessica & Justin! Which, now that I see them side by side, maybe they were my favs because they were so similar??

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As for bad fashion? I was NOT here for Regina King as a highlighter, Tracee Ellis Ross as a teen girl’s comforter, or Chrissy Ty-ginn’s high neck chain gang look. Not posting pics because they were truly heinous (name that movie!).

Side bar: Why did I spell CT’s name like that? Haven’t you heard?? We’ve been saying it wrong all these years … along with Ariana Grande’s name! Plus, Burt and Ernie are gay together, and Kylie Jenner just tried milk in her cereal for the first time … LIKE, WHAT IS THE WORLD WE LIVE IN AND THE BULLS*** THAT MAKES THE NEWS?! That I then must report on …      Image result for side smile gif

Moving on … I don’t know if it was the wine I was drinking, but I thought Colin and Michael were really funny, although some jokes and skits didn’t land (especially Maya Rudolph & Fred Armisen). In fact, much of the show felt like SNL skits … but honestly, I didn’t mind because I love Saturday Night Live. Clearly I have good taste because it won it’s 65th Emmy during the award show (at least, google said it was the show’s 65th award).

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It wasn’t until about two & a half hours in that I started getting excited. That was about the time Darren Criss won for American Crime Story and John Mulaney won for his stand-up! And if those two awards didn’t wake you up …… did the unexpected proposal??? You can read the whole story here! As cynical as I usually am, I thought it was super sweet!

Finally, just as I was about to turn the show off, I started to hear Game of Thrones, Westworld, This is Us, and The Crown. My category has arrived!

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Seriously, I was like a proud momma seeing Peter Dinklage, Thandie Newton, and Claire Foy win! Then … Game of Thrones taking Best Drama Series?!

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I mean, I hoped, but you don’t take over a year, almost two, off and still win do you? YOU DO! I’m currently reading the second book in the series in prep for 2019 and just so I still have some GOT in my life (I also play the theme at any jukebox bar I can find!). Bend the knee, it’s still the best on TV!

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I live tweeted the show; always go check me out on Twitter (find links when you scroll alllllll the way to the bottom of the blog –> IG is there too!). On deck this week is #RHOC & #RHOD, plus the hubs and I started watching Mayans M.C., the Sons spin off, and I plan to watch Sierra Burgess soon too! If you want to stay updated with MHH, click in the top right and enter your email to get a notification for each post! Happy reading, happy watching, happy discussing all the ridiculousness pop culture offers us!

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Need a New Show to Binge?

I know I don’t need a new show; my DVR is busting at the seams, plus Bravo just keeps bringing me more houswives. Because of that, I wanted to share a few of my favorite shows that are quite binge-worthy. So grab a pumpkin spice latte (it’s that time of the year, you know), put your feet up, and get ready to find an awesome new show you can start discussing with me!

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Stranger Things

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If you haven’t heard of this show, I don’t mean to criticize, but have you been living under a rock? It was one of Netflix’s biggest hits last year and I actually binged it twice. This is important to note because I don’t even have time to watch all my normal shows, let alone watch a series twice. It’s. That. Good. Also it’s not something that I would typically be interested; it’s 100% sci-fi.

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You’d like Stranger Things if you like:

  • The Goonies
  • E.T
  • Stephen King
  • Ghostbusters

My favorite character is Dustin   STRANGER-THINGS-dustin   because he has the best one-liners, is a good friend, and reminds me of many of my students. Last, the next season of Stranger Things comes to Netflix tomorrow (holla!) so if you start the show now, you won’t have to wait in agony (like the rest of us) for the next season!

Riverdale

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One of my very first posts (Not the Archie & Jughead I Knew Growing Up: Riverdale Recap) was about the show Riverdale: the CW hit that retells the beloved comic book series. Season two started a couple weeks ago and it’s soooo good! I’ve got a couple of my girlfriends to binge the show (trust me, it goes quick!) and even my favorite morning show hosts, Jackie & Claudia Oshry, started their own show about it: Afterdale.

You’d like Riverdale if you like:

  • Gossip Girl
  • The OC
  • Pretty Little Liars

My favorite character is Cheryl Blossom    5f63534fec5c01a908ac20cf41806340b1af31a6   because she’s cray-zie, yet fabulous and can also have a soft side when she wants. Like I said, the second season just started so you’re not too far behind if you wanted to get all the way caught up.

Game of Thrones 

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There is an entire category that holds all the posts I wrote about Season 7 of Game of Thrones (click in the top right hand corner now!). I don’t even know if I could write out reasons why you should be watching this show; just know it will go down as an absolute pop culture mega phenomenon.

You’d like Game of Thrones if you like:

  • violence
  • sex
  • attending your local Renaissance Festival
  • dragons
  • zombies
  • knowing what all your co-workers talk about around the water cooler on Monday mornings

My favorite character has changed from season to season due to the intense plotline, but currently it’s Tyrion Lannister, or Jon Snow, or Daenerys Targaryen. Ugh; I can’t decide.

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Also if you’re a fan of Stassi Schroeder or Ansel Elgort, they’re huge fans too. Chances are your favorite celebrity is a fan, I mean Ed Sheeran was such a big fan, the show gave him a cameo last season!

Jane the Virgin

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I wanted to dedicate this entire post to Jane. I finally caught up on this season (it’s 4th) and wanted to blog before the third episode premiered tomorrow. Gina Rodriguez (who you definitely need to have a girl crush on) actually won a Golden Globe for her performance as Jane in 2015, which led me to start binging the show.

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The show is told Telenovela-style, so there are subtitles you’ll have to read, but it totally makes the show. I don’t even want to give away the premise of the show because it’s so funny and so ridiculous. My favorite season is probably the first and the current. There are a ton of cameos, including BRITNEY SPEARS, which if you read Justin Timberlake: Superbowl 51, you know how I feel about Ms. Spears.

My favorite character is Jane’s dad, Rogelio,
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because while he has the biggest heart, he’s extremely self-absorbed and it’s HILARIOUS!

Jane is a great character too, but that’s all because of Gina Rodriguez. She OWNS the role, but is also just an amazing role model in her real life. She’s not the skinny, blonde, ditzy stereotype of a female lead; she’s smart, feisty, and 100% real. I love her! Last, this show will not only keep you on the edge of your seat with some shockers, but will make you laugh out loud plus give you all the feels!

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So what shows have been your favorite to binge?

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“There is No Conversation That Will Erase the Last 50 Years” 7×7 GOT Recap

It’s been two weeks since The Wall fell and I still can’t get over it …

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I can’t get over the fact that Viserion blew blue flame and took down The Wall (or part of The Wall?). I’ve stewed over the GOT finale for a while now and I think I’m finally ready to recap. (I’ve also been super busy: see here).

If it seems like I haven’t talked Thrones in a while, it’s because I didn’t cover 7×6 on MHH. I wanted a week off to just watch as a viewer and not take notes or analyze too hard. Needless to say I felt emotions, strong emotions during that episode because A FREAKING DRAGON DIED and we almost lost every hero during that stupid stupid plan to capture a wight (which I also learned about during 7×6! Do not confuse wights and White Walkers; there is a difference).

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I missed dissecting my feelings during Thrones, so I’m back this week to recap the finale and bid farewell (for a while) to Westeros (a long while; they’re predicting a 2019 return friends!). Let’s get started…

Finale Emotions:

but maybe I should get specific…

I loved the beginning of the episode with the Unsullied posted up outside King’s Landing; the music was perfect and everything felt ominous. Then, the Dothraki rode up. It took me a while to understand what was going on. This was the moment all our favorites were to “meet” to show Cersei the wight so they could all band together and be one big army.

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Some of are favorites reunited: The Hound & the Mountain, Jamie & Brienne, Cersei & Tyrion. But really, everyone (including all of us) were all, “Where’s Dany?! She better ride in on a dragon!” And being the bad bitch that she is, SHOWED UP ON A FREAKING DRAGON.

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Ever heard the expression, “You could cut the tension with a knife?”

Never more true than this moment in television history. The Hound goes to get the wight and I’m all, “Release the kraken!” Ugh then there was that stupid pause before it jumped out and we were all thinking, “If this fucker doesn’t appear…” But low and behold he popped out and for the first time in seven seasons, I saw Cersei show true fear.

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Jon then gives an explanation about the undead, the Greyjoy uncle bows out because he’s afraid (or so we think …more later), and Cersei proclaims, “The crown accepts your truce” blah blah we’ll march North and fight the undead.

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“I will not serve two queens!”

Fucking Jon Snow. When I first watched the episode I didn’t understand why everyone was mad at Jon (why all sides were pissed at him). However, after thinking a while, I think I see. Cersei was pissed because Jon wouldn’t choose Cersei over Dany, Dany & Tyrion & all the others were pissed because now Cersei won’t help them fight the Undead. All right, I got it now. How will this be fixed?! Who can we count on to mend this?! Who will change Cersei’s mind?! Her mind can’t be changed so I’m sure Dany will probs just blow away King’s Landing with her dragon right?! Wrong.

“RELEASE THE KRAKEN!”

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Yep. Send Tyrion to change Cersei’s mind.  I haven’t heard of a Tyrion plan this dumb since he sent all our heroes to capture a wight and WE LOST A FREAKING DRAGON in the process.  What could he possibly say to change her mind?!

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He doesn’t die. Why does he not die? Because (I’m going to skip ahead right now) Cersei played him the whole time, is not going to march her army North, but rather wait it out for a victor to come after her. The Greyjoy Uncle was in on it the whole time.

Cersei marches back out, pledges her loyalty, all our favorites leave, and I’m left wondering where this leaves us.

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What’s happening is a discussion with Sansa and Littlefinger in the North. Raise your hand if you thought either of them was going to take off their face and it be Arya!! Am I alone in this thinking?

What is also happening is Daenerys wanting to be on a boat with Jon Snow and Jorah not feeling it. Poor guy just can’t win with her. SHE’LL NEVER LOVE YOU JORAH — no matter how much you advise her, kill for her, cure impossible diseases for her, capture the undead for her — she’ll never love you.

What is also happening is a great conversation between Jon and Theon about heritage and whether you’re a true Stark or a true Greyjoy (or a true Targaryen?!). I’m not going to recap the discussion or anything… but I thought it was a great moment that slowed down the plot a bit and showed strong characterization #thronesthrowback

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A few more major things happened… stay with me …

1) Sansa and Arya FINALLY give Littlefinger what has been coming to him for SEVEN SEASONS NOW! Think about it. Just stop and think: how much has happened, how many deaths have occurred, how much fighting has ensured all because of Mother Effin’ Peter Baelish. It was great to watch him beg and cry for his life. It was even greater when Arya slit his throat!

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2) As previously mentioned, Cersei betrays the Northern Army, but guess who doesn’t?! Jamie “King Slayer” Lannister! Did you really think she was going to have the Mountain kill him right there? I say no, but I know many who thought this was the end of J.L. I was so so so so so so so SO proud of Jamie FINALLY standing up to his horrible sister and doing what was right. He gave his word to help the North so by golly he is riding North! (I also really liked the tiny snowflake scene as he rode off).

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3) Sam and Bran together. Sam and Bran discussing Jon Snow. Sam and Bran discussing that Jon Snow is actually Aegon Targaryen. Sam and Bran figuring out that Jon Snow IS THE TRUE HEIR TO THE IRON THRONE!

4) Jon and Dany have sex. Jon and Dany are aunt and nephew. I hate to admit it, but I shipped incest (and may still do).

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5. Viserion blows blue flame. Viserion torches a majority of The Wall and the dead simply walk right over. Next stop Winterfell for the dead (yes? Please correct me if my geography is wrong here!). Also, Tormund may be dead. I SAY MAY BE PEEPS. I’m not convinced he is.

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Fade to black. 

That’s a wrap on Season 7. My goal before 2019 is to read (at least) the first book in the series. It has been a really fun seven weeks, especially texting with friends and tweeting with strangers.

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I’ve got some GOT feels! Game of Thrones Recap: 7×5

Someone cue Justin Timberlake because I’ve GOT some feelings about the most recent Game of Thrones episode, “Eastwatch.”

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(Also, see what I did there, eh? eh?) Okay, let’s get into it…

Pretty annoyed that for a week we all had to speculate whether or not Jamie was alive (even though you were stupid if you thought they’d kill him off that way), only to find out in the very first scene he lived. Oh and now he has to go run and tell his bitch controlling sister what happened…

Current Emotion:

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Also, are we to believe Dany when she says she’s nothing like Cersei, yet uses fear (aka her dragon) to force the Lannister army to “bend the knee?” IDK about you, but myself (and I’ve heard from others) are worried Daenerys is starting to lose it a bit and become more of a power hungry tyrant (like another blonde in the show) rather than someone who wants to save mankind (I think Tyrion thinks this as well; great minds, am I right?!). Wasn’t too sad to see the Tarly men die (#teamsam). Lastly, anyone else think the dragons are super well behaved? I mean I can barely get my seven pound maltese to sit or stay, yet Drogon just chilled the entire time while Dany gave her speech and then the signal to bbq the Tarlys (Tarlies?).

Current Emotion:

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My feelings on Cersei and her whole, “So we fight and die or submit and die; I KNOW MY CHOICE, ” are …. I DON’T CARE! (And you’re stupid, Dany has three dragons; listen to your brother/lover … yuck).

Current Emotion:

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Sooo my husband totally had to make the connection for me that Drogon let Jon “pet” him because DUH JON HAS FREAKING TARGARYEN BLOOD IN HIM! However, I don’t think Daenerys picked up on this (do you? Tweet me, let’s start a chat!) ??
Jon and Dany: talk talk talk; when are you going to get your incest on because we can alllllll feel that sexual tension!
Lastly, remember my math equation from “I’ve Brought Fire & Ice Together” GOT 7×3 Recap ?? Jorah returns and will hopefully tell Jon Snow it was Sam who cured him!

Current Emotion (for so many reasons here!):

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Ugh, stupid Bran and his stupid ravens. Wait, did those birds just explode or did they fly away? Also, how is the Night King able to understand and see what Bran is doing? I really hope Bran didn’t fuck something up majorly for the future of the humans by his interaction with the White Walkers and the Night King, but knowing stupid Bran, he probs did.

Current Emoji:

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Skipping the Maesters and Sam for a bit (because honestly I don’t see them believing Sam at this point), we have to talk about Tyrion “I’m her hand, not her head” Lannister. I don’t see why he has to have this secret discussion about Daenerys with Varys, acting all worried about her and the need to “get her under control.” Is this just because she burned the Tarlys (Tarlies?) alive? Do we really care? Also, his plan to capture a White Walker, and then transport it to Cersei to prove this threat is real, hoping the Cersei/Dany war should hit pause? DUMBEST IDEA EVER! Oh and to make it even worse, Jon and Jorah are going to be part of the group to do this! Cool!

Current Emotion:

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Love, love, love seeing Arya and Sansa back together (especially because Maisie and Sophie are BFFs in real life), but we’ll get back to them in a second. Oh and Sansa, I don’t think you’re selfish. No worries girl.

Besides that sister reunion, we’re about to have a bro reunion because Tyrion is getting smuggled into King’s Landing with Davos’s help:

“Last time I was here, I killed my father with a crossbow.”

“Last time I was here, you killed my son with wildfire.”

Honestly I Was SUPES nervous about Tyrion being in KL, but Bronn was faithful and brought Jamie to him (or him to Jamie; IDK Bronn just brought them together). The whole thing was pretty ominous with the dragon skulls around, especially since Tyrion is on the dragon queen’s side, and Jamie’s entire army basically got taken out by a dragon.  I was pumped it seemed to go okay, even though Jamie was pissed Tyrion killed their dad (he deserved it though). But what got me REALLY PUMPED?! GENDRY IS BACK!

Current Emotion:

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Seems like Cersei has definitely changed her tune (in one episode) from “We fight and die” to slowing it down and strategizing a bit more because SHE’S FREAKING PREGGERS! Jamie doesn’t want people to know it’s his but Cersei is all “I’m the queen!” I don’t think the baby will make it to the world for one of two possible reasons: A) Cersei will get killed before the baby can be born (oh please!) or B) She loses it. Either way, I’m SO OVER the incest and the two of them!

Current Emotion:

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I really like the Jon and Gendry banter when they meet; their fathers were best friends! Also, is Gendry going to mine dragon glass to help fight the WW just like he mined Valyrian Steel??!?!??! So, yes that makes me happy.  You know what else makes me happy? WE FIND OUT THAT JON IS LINE FOR THE THRONE BEFORE DANY! (Thanks Gilly!) I’m also really proud of Sam for getting the heck out of there and going to help Jon (at least that’s where I assume he’s going).
“I’m tired of reading about the achievements of better men”

Current Emotion:

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UGH! Little Finger! UGH ROLL MY EYES INTO THE BACK OF MY HEAD! I was really upset by all of this until I listened to my GOT podcasts (shout out to The Morning Breath and Cast of Kings!) and found out the history of that message. Plus, if Arya is stupid enough to believe it, she deserves to die (okay maybe not die, but …I don’t know, a few days without breakfast or something).

Current Emotion:

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Last scene: Jon, The Hound, Jorah, Gendry, those weird Brotherhood people, the Wildlings (am I forgetting anyone?) are off to capture a White Walker.

I’m going to leave you with just a few quotes:
“Here we all are, on the edge of the world.” – the show
“We’re all on the same side”    “How can we be?”    “We’re all breathing” – the show
“It’s just an interesting group of people” – my husband

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Final Emotion:

Fuck.

“Our Stories Aren’t Over Yet” GOT Recap 7×4

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The Stark siblings reunite and Daenerys goes HAM!

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I have been trying all week to figure out my emotions regarding this episode and I don’t have a clue where to begin. Typically I can dissect a scene and put an emoji that matches the feels I had watching. I started writing this week’s post in that format and it was just not coming together. Like, yes I was happy the Stark siblings reunited and the Arya/Brienne “training” sequence was amazing! I was also on the edge of my seat thinking something would go down between Jon and Dany in that cave while they were viewing 1st grade drawings. But, and I think we’re all in agreeance, I just couldn’t stop thinking about the final scene (I believe we’re calling it The Loot Train Attack?) and really that’s all I wanted to discuss in this post.
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So once I decided I would just cover the end of the episode, I was thinking how I was even going to put it all into words; I just couldn’t. All I kept typing was something like, “As I sat and watched Daenerys take Drogon and fireball the Lannister army, I kept screaming the F word at every twist and turn.” How could I turn one quote into a post? Well after pondering an entire week how I was going to cover episode four, I decided to just share my show notes and then attempt to explain them. See below.

Wait, what? Dany just left? Ugh, I wish she was off to go smoke out Jamie’s army! You won’t kill civilians that way.

Little did I know….

Oh no what is about to go down!!!!!??????? Dany on a dragon? The Dothraki?! Yep it’s the Dothraki! Dany is taking things into her own hands! These are not trained soldiers! DRAGON DRAGON DRAGON!!! SHE’S FLYING IT!!!!!

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Oh shit she is actually smoking them out! She did it she did it she did it! Charred body; clash clash clash; no holding of THAT line!

Here is where I proceeded to watch through my fingers because a) I don’t like gore or watching bodies burn like the 4th of July and 2) I just generally get nervous in a battle scene that something crazy will happen or one of my favs will die. It’s how I’ve watched for seven seasons now.

Slit throats shit shit! Now their trying to shoot arrows at the dragon. No go. Jamie seeing all of this means he HAS to want to kill Cersei now, right?

Because Cersei brought all of this destruction down on her army, or maybe she didn’t and Daenerys is power hungry, but I feel better blaming Cersei.

Jamie’s going to fight now!

This was the moment I forgot I am supposed to breathe….

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Oh fucky they have that big cannon thing to go at the dragon! Shit shit shit shit and more shit! Tyrion is watching. Oh, and there goes supplies! Ash on ash on ash.

Then that was the moment I stopped taking notes and just watched because I was terrified Drogon was going to die or Jamie was going to die or everyone was going to die. Then the show ended.  It was probably good timing because I couldn’t take much more.

Questions we still have:
How will Cersei respond?
Is Jamie dead?
Is Bronn dead?
What is Daenerys’s next move?
How can there only be three episodes left????

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Oh, and for all our sake, let’s hope tonight’s episode is dialogue heavy; I can’t forget to stop breathing again.