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Game of Thrones: “The Spoils of War”

Game of Thrones: “The Spoils of War”

WOW. Game of Thrones was an undeniable tour de force this week, raising the stakes higher than ever as Daenerys finally arrives on Drogon, the Dothraki army underneath her at full force, unleashing her wrath on the Lannister Army. The entire battle is pure cathartic energy and long overdue for Game of Thrones. Though the pacing of Season Seven may be throwing off loyal viewers a bit, it’s understandable—Game of Thrones has been a slower-paced series devoted to character development and an experience of its physical expanse. Seeing Dany get from Dragonstone to The Reach in no time at all is surprising, to say the least. Though I...

The Leftovers: “The Most Powerful Man in the World (and his Identical Twin Brother)”

The Leftovers: “The Most Powerful Man in the World (and his Identical Twin Brother)”

Over the course of season three, there has been a massive increase in The Leftovers discussions across social media and even amongst my dinner conversations with friends and family. There seems to be a great divide between those that viewed The Leftovers as “more believable” and tonally serious in season one compared to seasons two and three. There is no doubt The Leftovers has crossed expansive genre tropes in its reinvention, but in the grand scheme of things, this is something to have been expected of the series, and the somber tone of The Leftovers has never been short of relentless. The Garveys and those close to them were reborn...

The Leftovers: “It’s a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World”

The Leftovers: “It’s a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World”

Artistic creativity is something to be expected of The Leftovers, including its metaphorically heavy song choice for the opening credits. This week’s episode treated us to a feverish French prayer, likely the prayer being uttered by the man who set off the nuke later in the episode’s opening. (Here’s a link for those interested in the translation of the French prayer in the opening credits, alluding to the departure and apocalyptic extinction.) All of the openings segments on The Leftovers thus far have been open to interpretation and are highly telling of what is to come. This episode’s opening tells a tale of a man who believed...

The Leftovers: “Crazy Whitefella Thinking”

The Leftovers: “Crazy Whitefella Thinking”

The Leftovers has built up phenomenally from its start, as we’ve come to connect with its array of duplicitous and damaged characters. As watchers of the series, we’ve come to expect character-centered episodes—a major factor in how The Leftovers has excelled in character development for three seasons. This week, we focus on Kevin Sr. in Australia, picking up on the timeline left off in last week’s episode. There is no doubt The Leftovers is expanding its lore right now, and with the direction the series has taken, who can argue with that? However, I feel as though “Crazy Whitefella Thinking” may have been the weakest episode of...

The Leftovers Season Three Premiere: “The Book of Kevin”

The Leftovers Season Three Premiere: “The Book of Kevin”

Before dissecting the incredibly dense and heavily metaphorical season opener of The Leftovers, it only seems right to start with my brief yet longing love letter to the series. There is truly nothing on television even close in similarity to The Leftovers. This series has done more in 21 episodes than arguably any other series currently on television. That is, of course, largely due to the show’s incredible source material for Season One and a massive jump in intellectual creativity and intensity in Season Two.  This season presents its third and final chapter of the tale in a highly allegorical manner, in classic fashion for the...

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