-I no longer regularly write posts about episodes of Game of Thrones, but I continue to regularly watch the series. The end of “Unbowed, Unbroken, Unbent” created a swell of rage across the internet because Ramsey’s rape of Sansa became about Theon’s torture of watching his almost-sister be raped. I usually disagree whenever fans and critics take moral offense to action in Game of Thrones, one of the most brutal and violent shows already before the latest rape scene. Hitfix’s Dan Fienberg made a clearheaded point about the major issue of the scene, which ties into a larger problem of adaptation, on the latest episode of Firewall & Iceberg. I read angry, angry comments rating the sixth episode the worst of the series.
Now, I think Game of Thrones may be the most overrated series airing. To quote Henry James, it’s a loose, baggy monster that more or less puts scenes together without a story. This latest episode again used a scene detached from the other stories to end the episode with—yet another instance of Benioff and Weiss caving to our ‘What Happened’ culture, and of creating conversation through shock value; however, I thought it a decent episode for this season. Am I morally vacant for not feeling anger, disgust, and resentment about the final scene of the episode? I don’t think so. Arya in The House of White & Black captured my imagination, though her exchange with Jaqen about her story, truth, and lies disappointed me. Dorne’s a disappointment; Jaime and Bronn are a fun pairing until one remembers what nonsense it is they’re involved in; I think Benioff and Weiss may write themselves into the ground with Littlefinger; the trial Cersei schemed for delighted me because I want Cersei to act relentlessly towards those she hates, and this storyline’s finally returning the character to her roots.
As for the Ramsey/Sansa scene at the scene: I’d write more about the choice to bring her to Winterfell in the story if I had not read A Dance With Dragons three years ago, and I had not a general suspicion about where the storyline will go and leave off in episode nine or ten of season six.
-So, I began watching The X-Files Fall 2014. My friend, the author of The Cheese Life blog, which you may read if you look to your right, let me use his DVDs to watch seasons 1-3. I watched season four on Amazon Prime, and four episodes of season five. I haven’t watched another episode in over a month. I wanted to watch the series because a few of my favorite TV writers received their start writing for the series. I really only wanted to watch Tim Minear’s episodes, but the completest I am thought it best to watch the whole damn series. I enjoyed David Greenwalt’s only episode. I still have a preposterous amount of episodes to watch, and two movies, before I finish the series. Of course then new X-Files will premiere after the NFC Championship Game in January. Reading, writing, and watching other TV shows interrupted The X-Files. I shall return to the show maybe today, if I can remember PS3 Network password (doubtful).
-I may review another season of Everwood during the summer and another season of Dawson’s Creek. Maybe I’ll write about a novel or short stories. I could re-name the blog “Jawn Foot” and review nights out with my friends, particularly the quality of conversation and such. I’m almost guaranteed to lose whatever momentum the blog gained since February or March.
-Community on Yahoo! Screen has mostly entertained me. I’ve laughed. Yahoo! Screen could work out various glitches. Apparently it’s unwatchable on consoles. I’m a subscriber to Harmontown. I’m a little closer to the workings of Community because he speaks about his concerns and insecurities about the new season. His worst fear about the season has come true at times but at other times it hasn’t. The latest paintball episode rocked. It inventively captured the best parts of the previous two paintball episodes, commented on doing a third episode, without suffering from being hacky or the problems of the third ‘gang lashes out at each other’ episode, which mostly stemmed from the newness of Frankie and Elroy.