Monthly Archives: April 2015

“All your books and you still don’t know.” – The House of Black and White (Game of Thrones)

-In which we sail closer and closer to the edge of the map… Early in this week’s episode, turned away at the doors of the titular House of Black and White by Jaqen H’ghar, Arya pleads “I have nowhere else … Continue reading

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“They just reloaded, shot him again” – Old Grey Whistle Theft

Some of the strongest Father Ted episodes are meditations on aspects of Irish Catholic life and culture smuggled within the format of a 24-minute sitcom. “Old Grey Whistle Theft” is not one of those episodes. In fact, it feels almost … Continue reading

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Flashpoints – Out Of Time

Come rain, hail, snow or hurricane there’s one thing you can count on: Weather Wizard is one powerful son of a gun! Mark Mardon wages a personal war against Joe West for the murder of his brother Clyde way back … Continue reading

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You’re not terrifying. You’re boring.” – The Wars to Come (Game of Thrones)

In Westeros, your rep is everything. But in the premiere of the fifth season, everyone is struggling to live up to the impressive reputations they’ve built for themselves. Let’s start with the King’s Landing Lannisters, who are picking up the … Continue reading

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“I crossed the line with my eyes wide open.” – Collateral (Justified)

  “The man in black fled across the hollers, and the gunslinger followed.” So Raylan Givens has always been a modern day Western hero, right? But there were more than one type of Western hero, more than one model of … Continue reading

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Flashpoints – Fallout

It’s the age of Firestorm kids! General Eiling has come storming into Central City hoping to capture Ronnie and Martin Stein for his nefarious and fairly standard villainous plots! After Firestorm exploded last episode, Ronnie and Stein separated abate with … Continue reading

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“That’s the bit I have trouble with” – Tentacles of Doom

Three bishops visit Craggy Island to upgrade the local Holy Stone of Clonrichert to a Class-Two Relic. Wanting everone on their bests behaviour, Ted manages to brainwash Jack into learning a few stock phrases. Meanwhile, Mrs Doyle is rendered blind … Continue reading

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