Another week, another king laying claim to power in the kingdom of Westeros. As Cersei points out, that makes at least five people trying to claim power in the kingdom. And that doesn’t even take into account Dany with her dragons across the sea.
The first season of Game of Thrones was about introducing viewers to the rich fantasy world created by George R.R. Martin, creating a level of comfort to the universe of Westerios. And then taking that rug and pulling it firmly out from under the viewers.
As season two gets underway, we’re familiar with most of the players in the game, but there are new rules and new faces coming into the power struggle going on all across Westerios.
The Hollywood Reporter has weighed in on the return of Game of Thrones.
On the last couple of listener feedback shows, we’ve asked for reaction, thoughts and feedback on ABC’s The River.
Slice listener and reader Heather from St. Louis has seen the series, including the recently aired season finale. She took the time to review the first season and offer some thoughts on it. We’re including it here on the Slice web site to help spark the conversation about this series.
As a single hour of television, Awake is fascinating, compelling television. As a long-term series, there are questions about if and how the show can sustain its premise over the course of a season or seasons. But if you haven’t seen the pilot yet via various on demand services or streaming from NBC’s web site, this is one that’s worth tuning in for when it finally airs tonight at 10 p.m. EST.
As Doctor Who closes in on its fiftieth anniversary, it’s nice to know that while the future is bright, this new chapter and celebration appears it will be built on paying homage to long, rich history that has come before it. No where was that more evident than in Saturday evening’s cliffhanger that once again tries to inject the “Who?” back into Doctor Who.
Reviewed by Michael Hickerson (Slice of SciFi Editor) One of the chief criticisms lobbed at Doctor Who in the 80s was that it became too insular with certain stories being so stepped in what’s come before that novice fans would have a difficult if not an impossible time not just figuring out what was going […]
On the surface, Syfy’s new summer series Alphas feels an awful lot like a clone of NBC’s Heroes. Ordinary people with extraordinary abilities are brought together to fight evil. But dig a bit deeper and you’ll see that, well, the show really is a lot like Heroes, only this time instead of fighting against a mysterious governmental agency, our elite team is a special branch of the Department of Defense.
Reviewed by: Michael Hickerson (Slice of SciFi Editor) One of the problems with Internet rumors is that they can create false expectations for an episode. For example, last week I heard that as many as two other previous Doctors could turn up for a cameo in this week’s mid-season finale. The story was backed up […]
Last year when Steven Moffat took over as producer and show runner for Doctor Who, the buzz was all about seeing what a full season under his guidance might look like. Most fans agree that Moffat delivered solid results in his first season at the helm and that just amped up the curiosity to if and how Moffat might top himself in his second season as showrunner.