Game of Thrones Roundtable: Character Assassination Edition

 

 

After eight seasons, three dragons, and countless candidates to take the Iron Throne, Game of Thrones is officially over. But not without more than its fair share of murders. And no, we’re not talking about actual, physical deaths (of which there were plenty); we’re talking about outright character assassination. In the series’ eight season, Game of Thrones proved that no character development was important enough to go unpunished; so, the team here at Writes of the Roundtable got together to vent discuss all of the most outrageous character assassinations.  

Because Game of Thrones season 8 was too upsetting for just our staff alone, we were joined by Ashley Thomas, “The Nerdy Blogger.” From her bio on Fangirlish:

She holds a B. A. in English Literature from Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee (c/o 2007) and a M. A. at Signum University in Literature and Language, concentrating in Imaginative Literature (c/o 2018). She would like to be Brienne of Tarth, Leslie Knope, and Hermione Granger when she grows up.

And now, without further ado, our Game of Thrones roundtable! Spoiler alert: It was a bloodbath.

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Blue Bloods finale Jamko wedding. Credit: Blue Bloods on twitter.

Blue Bloods 9×22: Jamie and Eddie Tie the Knot

First let me say: All of my nerves leading up to the Blue Bloods finale were for nothing. I am so used to shows going for shock value during a finale that I expected that from Blue Bloods, too. Last season’s ender was happy, so I assumed it would be asking too much to have two in a row that ended with blissful Jamko shipping milestones. I was totally wrong.

Blue Bloods gave us happiness for the entire finale. Well, for me, anyway. I did notice on the night of that there was a bit of outrage on the twittersphere.

We’ll for sure dive into that later. For now, let’s talk about the episode.

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LUCIFER season 4: What's More Powerful Than The Devil? Tom Ellis as Lucifer

Lucifer Season 4: What’s More Powerful Than The Devil?

If you’d asked me a year ago if I would be watching Lucifer season 4 — much less if I’d be so inspired as to need to write something about it — I would have called you crazy. In fact, after a messy third season, when the series looked like it was doomed for cancellation, I actively called for it to be sent straight to Hell. And then FOX did exactly that, making me wonder if I’d ever be able to repent for my sins against the hottest devil that ever deviled. As we know, though, Netflix saved Lucifer. Thank Hades.

For a show to be reborn in this way, for the new season to be better than ever, is no small feat. But that’s what Lucifer season 4 has done. Besides being completely overwhelmed by just how well-done the shorter, bingeable season was, I couldn’t get one thing out of my mind: Despite all the series has overcome, the message that Lucifer‘s fourth season sends about self-acceptance is far more powerful than all of its previous struggles combined.

It might just even be more powerful than the Devil Himself.

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The Good Doctor 2×18 Review: “Trampoline”

The season finale is here already, The Good Doctor fans, and I’m really just left with one question: where the hell did the time go? As up and down I feel this season has been, ‘Trampoline’ definitely went out on a high note for season two, and made me excited for season three. Which I was not sure was possible till now.

As cheesy as it sounds, this episode was a jumping off point for a whole new slew of stories, by wrapping up Shaun’s career struggle with Han, who he asked out on a date, Lim and Melendez status change, and Glassman’s leap of faith.

I mean, good lord, did all that happen in one episode?

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Y’all Fucked Up: One Day at a Time Edition

Fellow white people, we really need to talk about One Day at a Time. Honestly, we need to talk about a lot of things; but I think I’m going to start here because Netflix just fucked up. Big time. And, given what I know about some of our/y’all’s viewing habits with other great television series that weren’t about or “for” us — wtfever that even means — so did we.

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