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Emmy award recap: a mix of surprise and predictable

Emmy Award Recap: A Mix of Surprise and Predictable

Host Neil Patrick Harris said it best with “No one in America is winning their Emmy office pool.” Last night’s broadcast of the 65th Prime Time Emmy Awards saw a number of big upsets as the usual favorites didn’t do as well as past years. In the acting categories, perennial favorites gave way to unexpected,…

Good girl gone geek

Good Girl Gone Geek

My girlfriend is an outdoors person. She’s an adept tree-climber, in her life she has ridden everything from horses to tractors everywhere from Zimbabwe to Washington DC. I, on the other hand, spent my formative teenage years streaming Battlestar Galactica. When we started dating almost three years ago, two things were likely to happen: 1) Her…

Fantasy and Horror Shows Lead Emmy Nominations

It still feels like we are a long way from award season, but the Emmy Awards, given for achievement in television, are less than two months away. The nominees were announced last week and there is much for geeks to be happy about. Okay maybe there’s not too much from our favorite genres, but the…

Undistressed damsel: cersei lannister

Undistressed Damsel: Cersei Lannister

With all the distressed damsels out there, it seemed only fair to focus on the women in Geekdom that are much more concerned with saving themselves, that with scoring Prince Charming. This week- Cersei Lannister. Creator: George R.R. Martin, or as we call him in our house “The dude that just needs to finish the…

Game of thrones post-season conclusions: what just happened?

Game of Thrones Post-Season Conclusions: What Just Happened?

Game of Thrones is a complex puzzle where none of the pieces actually fit together. Conventional wisdom and the literary cues given to us throughout the first three seasons are proven false without warning. It’s as if author George RR Martin is telling us to stop anticipating what will happen because we are wrong. Now…

Game of thrones s3 e10 recap: we say our farewells

Game of Thrones S3 E10 Recap: We Say Our Farewells

Have you stopped crying yet from the “Red Wedding” last week? It definitely took me some time. But Game of Thrones doesn’t leave us with such tragedy during the long off-season. Instead we got this week’s season finale, which wrapped up stories and ultimately gave us a ton of questions to mull over until next…

Game of thrones s3 e8 recap: a sad wedding and sam fights back

Game of Thrones S3 E8 Recap: A Sad Wedding and Sam Fights Back

The eighth episode of this third season of Game of Thrones saw the writers take a step back. Sure we got somewhere story wise, but in the process we left out a number of our characters to focus on a handful. No Bran, Jaime, Jon, Robb or Theon, but I’m not complaining about that. Frankly…

Game of thrones s3 e7 recap: lions, tyrells and bears

Game of Thrones S3 E7 Recap: Lions, Tyrells and Bears

When reading the books in George RR Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” or watching Game of Thrones, there is always a subtlety with how the story advances. You could watch a whole episode or read 100 pages and it seems like nothing happened, but invariably the story moves along. Well this isn’t one…

Game of thrones s3 e6 recap:  seven kingdoms united in fear

Game of Thrones S3 E6 Recap: Seven Kingdoms United in Fear

“The Climb” sounds pretty epic. Well you have no idea. “Game of Thrones” season three, episode six sees multiple conflicts come to a head. Daenerys is absent from the chapter, but for the rest of our characters, quite a bit happens. For the first time this season, the show doesn’t feel rushed and we’re rewarded…

Game of thrones s3 e5 recap: wedding bells

Game of Thrones S3 E5 Recap: Wedding Bells

Can we talk about how awesome this season of “Game of Thrones” is? I don’t want to count my dragons before they’re hatched, but episode 5 “Kissed By Fire” had a very healthy amount of action and plot development in it. Plus the pace is crazy. I stand by my point that there are too…

Game of thrones s3 e4 recap: dany and her dragons

Game of Thrones S3 E4 Recap: Dany and Her Dragons

Game of Thrones appropriately holds the reputation of killing off main characters. Since season one saw a very important player relieved of his head, I guess that makes sense. Well we got a taste of that with season three’s fourth episode, an chapter that seems like nothing happened until you really consider all the stuff…

Game of thrones s3 e3 recap: bowfishing in riverrun

Game of Thrones S3 E3 Recap: Bowfishing in Riverrun

I do not like how quickly this season of Game of Thrones is flying by. Episode three saw some significant moments, but it also confirmed one of my fears. With so many storylines and characters being covered, I don’t think we’re going to see a whole lot from some of our Westeros favorites. This week…

Game of thrones season 3 kicks off with a… whine

Game of Thrones Season 3 Kicks Off with a… Whine

If you want to see the massive scope of HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones” look no further than what amounted to a two week season premiere. In 120 commercial free minutes, longer than many feature length films, we now have a sense of the season’s storylines and where our characters are going. There’s no…

HBO Exec Sees Game of Thrones Piracy as a Compliment

Over the past few years the battle of piracy between the industry and the many civilian pirates has heated up with geeks at the forefront. Industry execs claim that they are suffering major financial losses as young pirates use their knowledge to stick it to the “man”. It may have started with the music, taking…