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Review: Season 6 / FINALE / True Blood

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Sunday was indeed a very busy day for TV viewers, we had to mayor season finales and new episodes from Breaking Bad and The Newsroom. True Blood has said good bye already announcing its return for next summer.  I want to begin by stating that this season improved so much from the last two seasons. In a weird way this season has re-staged the main struggle of the people of Bon Temps and it showed us all of the very delicate and fragile nature of the story. There were some emotional moments, but really the death of Terry was not that important…The producers of the show intended to make it more relevant of what it actually was.. Still there were many beautiful touching moments at the funeral… So lets take a look at the season finale of True Blood..

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Since the last episode, we saw the demise of the camp. Every human being except for Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) were slaughtered.  The camp was destroyed, but still many of the contaminated blood was transferred. At the beginning of the episode Eric says goodbye to Pam, flying into the skies. A heart shattering scene for Pam who even at the great exhilarating joy of looking at the sun, felt the agony of loosing Eric again..The vampires head to Bills Mansion…Pam later says goodbye to Tara..She needs to look for Eric.

Warlow and Sookie

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Sookie leaves the funeral alongside a too hairy Alcide. She is wondering about Jason because he was not present at Terry’s funeral. However, Alcide smells something weird: Some day-walking vampires. She follows the herd of vampires and soon finds Jason being bitten by a female vampire called Violet. The rising new top bitch in True Blood! So she feels relieved that her vampire friends are saved. So she returns to see Warlow hoping to “date” before turning into a hybrid of fairy and vampire. But the once chivalrous and sweet sexy Warlow, turned against Sookie. And instead he forced her into their new “marriage”. He is no longer willing to wait for her any longer…he wants his part of the bargain…he wants Sookie at all cost!

Bill  

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Is no longer divine. He lost all of his powers and now he enjoy nothing more than himself. Somehow it seem he misses the power and greatness. And as he settles back again into his old way of being. He notices he has harmed Sookie and that he sentenced her to an eternity with Warlow. In his eyes the glow of his former love for Sookie reemerges and the pain and agony returns. Jessica is by his side and she recognises the old Bill, who is worried for Sookie. And here comes one of the best lines of the Season Finale, if not the best one (BTW this was a season of great lines, mostly delivered by the great Pam). Jessica reminded Bill, that her mission as his progeny was to protect his humanity and that he must fight for Sookie, not only out of love, but out of his own sake. He needs to be Bill back again. Too much time he has spent in the dark side of power and cruelty…And so ladies and gentlemen we have Bill back..So he gets Jason and tells him of the dangerous situation of Sookie. Both of them leave to find Sheriff Bellfleur’s daughter in order to find the fairy place in the graveyard… Jason is followed by his badass new kind of girlfriend…Its weird some how, it all began like a captor-prisoner relationship and has developed into a serious monogamous relation…

Warlow’s last Stand

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Sheriff Bellfleur is not very happy of  seeing Bill and he wants to protect his daughter  (who has been constantly used by vampires). But in the end, he accepts to aid Sookie. So they finally get into the fairy side of the Graveyard. They succeed in saving Sookie and Bill struggles to fight Warlow. But Warlow is more powerful, kicking his ass repeatedly. However Jason is able to Sookie home were she is been taken care for.. But Warlow returns and he passes easily the obstacles set up by Jason and Sheriff Bellfleur.  He looks for Sookie in the bathroom and just as he is close to closing what he started, Sookie’s grandpa returns and he holds Warlow, while Jason enters the room to put a stake in his heart. The great Warlow dies..Bringing Sookie some peace. But for the other vampires who once had tasted his blood, his death brought the end to their tanning days..the effect was lost. And once again vampires returned to the shadows.. And then it came a scene…which I have been waiting since the beginning of True Blood: Eric goes in full frontal.. He was taking the sun in a snowy mountain (naked)…and there he receives the bad news of Warlow’s death…So his whole body gets into flames, not before sharing his most precious good. There has been debate on the size of it….But hey we have seen him using it with Sookie, so for the haters: Is not about the size its about the use 🙂

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Six months later

So after this events, there is a hiatus. And we return to Bon Temps  Six Months later. What happened to the vampires? How is Sookie?  What happened to the infected vampires and Hepatitis V?

Bill

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Six months later Bill is back on TV. He is the author of a new book that talks about the terrible events of the Camp. He makes emphasis on the terrible legacy of Governor Burrell and the catastrophic damage to the vampire population. The interviewer seems to support Bill’s cause by rejecting the use of a manufactured disease that may destroy a complete population…

Sookie and …… Alcide?

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Looking at Bill in the TV is Sookie, who stares at Bill with some of the old feelings she once had for him. But she is not alone. A hot beautiful shaved Alcide steps in, taking Sookie to “have dinner”. We hope to see more of that next season. Definitely Sookie despite the fact her life, family and friends are always at risk during the show, she has has “dinner” with the most handsome and hot supernatural character ever (Bill, Eric, Warlow and Alcide). Good Lord ! This girl knows how to party! Damn her…

Violet and Jason

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Jason is found going under Violet.. An after he finishes, he demands that he wants to have “dinner” and not only an entree (which only she is enjoying). But still she disagrees… This my friends could be sexual exploitation..Jason is tired.. But God knows how much we hate Violet…Jason is the sexual fantasy of any female or gay fan of True Blood.

Bon Temps new Mayor

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The next scene shows the coming together of two congregations: one is traditionally of white people and the other one of black people. The reverend (BTW the husband of Tara’s recovered alcoholic mother) integrates the room, making all of them seating in other places. The true spirit of coming together of uniting. The reverend announces the increasing thread of sick hepatitis V Vampires, coming to Bon Temps to destroy them all. So he then introduces the mayor, the one and only Sam Merlotte. One of Sookie’s old admirers , who actually is expecting a baby…So Sam talks about a new alternative to this rising risk…He proposes that each human should enter into a monogamous relationship with a vampire, where the vampire could feed from he or she, in exchange of protection of this new thread. Most people seem to be against! So Sam announces that they should all go to a party at Arlene’s new restaurant, where they could meet the vampires and arrange how to manage their new relations….

Jessica and Sheriff Bellfleur

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Jessica is at Arlene’s fest and she is looking for someone. Its not her hot rocker boyfriend who is singing with the band. She is looking for Sheriff Bellfleur. He visits him and despite his anger, she declares to protect the Sheriff and his daughter against all foes…Even if doesn’t want to…

The Cliffhanger of the Season

Sookie and Alcide attend Arlene’s fest but they leave quickLy. They encounter Bill who brings a very uncomfortable situation for the three of them. Bill wants to talk to Sookie, but she does not want to…Alcide is being territorial..But all of a sudden a herd of sick hepatitis V Vampires arrive heading towards the fest…and that is how this season ended..

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From all the vampire stories in television, this is one of my favourite. The darkness of its humour and the deep tragedy of its characters makes it fun to watch. This season returned the focus on the main issues behind the relationship between supernatural creatures and humanity…It was a season of lots of departures…. Nora… Terry….Steven Newlin..But also it was the return of Bon Temps. For me that was the whole point behind the death of Terry..to show how the people of the town matters and how the faith of all depends on their unity…This was an easier season to deal with..There was no Vampire religion or Witches…it was more basic and it was quite raw… True Blood has once more re-established it self as one of the best shows of the summer and a story that is still relevant for its viewers..The Hepatitis V has become the new danger behind our characters. And next season will surely bring more surprises…

For now…lets take a close look to Dracula, a show that is coming soon, starring the hot Jonathan Rhys Meyer….Its not HBO, but still lets give this show a chance…At least does not look, corny as Vampire Diaries (Which by the way is quite bad).

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Review: The Newsroom / Season 2 / Episode 2

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Episode 2: The price of being popular

I am not sure if I liked last episode of The Newsroom. This show has something very peculiar:  There are few episodes which actually could be considered overall good or bad. However Aaron Sorkin has the ability of placing certain scenes which keep the show from sinking…Last episode had some few good moments, but were moments that had definitely some depth and showed some vulnerable sides of the  characters we care for…I am starting to realise that The Newsroom is a show which I like to watch, but I haven’t quite discover why…Most of the shows I watch respond to my wide range of personal interests, memories, cravings, tastes, sensibilities , frustrations, etc. I’ll continue to give this season a chance …to find out why on earth I am watching this show….For now I just now that I am not watching this show for Maggie..

So lets take a look to what happened with the main story of the season!!

Genoa

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Now we know what Genoa is all about. The new producer has given Mackenzie the exclusive. So the story goes this way: The US used a toxic weapon against civilians, during some military operations in Pakistan. Quite the scandal.. But Mackenzie doesn’t really trust this new producer.. So she wants more! At the end of the episode she gets the confirmation she was hoping for…so things get interesting!

Now lets take a look to other storylines:

My favourite character of the Episode:

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 We are aware that this man can be a total dick. Last season, he appeared to be simply a very despicable human being. But this season has done something great for Dan,  some how it has rehabilitated his character. He no longer has to deal with the annoying Maggi, he is closer to Sloan and he is letting out some of his more human side.  I am not going to give all details, I want to avoid to ruin some of the moments of Sunday’s episode. Dan was very passionate and energetic in regards of the case of an african american that was sentenced to the death penalty. There were many  intrigues and irregularities surrounding the case. And in the eyes of Dan the man was innocent. He tried to convince Will on bringing some attention to the case, advocating for his innocence…But it didn’t work (we’ll get to that soon). He tries to pull the story with Charlie and Mckenzie but still he failed. At the end of the episode, the man in executed.  Dan is not the best man of the show, but now we get to know that eh stands for something even greater than his ego….A turning point for Dan and a moment we have certainly enjoyed…

Will 

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So we got to see some of Will’s history…there was some footage of his  September 11 intervention(back in 2001). He was a rising star back then…. But now Will is in a dark place. He was removed from the September 11th Anniversary and he is very affected by the several websites that express their hatred against him. He is no longer the same. The powerful media man of last season has been overshadowed by his own fears for rejection. And here is a highlight of this episode:  in the end individuals that are popular and whose status is based on their celebrity (actors, models, etc), depend on the people’s approval. A dangerous truth. But the question hear is:  Should News depend on the public too? Should News be portrayed to satisfy the emotions of the people (even when they are wrong) ? These questions should be taken into account as food for thought.. Poor Will..and it was in that moment of neglect, that Will rejected to help Dan. He no longer wants to commit with real and serious journalism… 

Jim

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I am getting to the conclusion that characters that avoid Maggie or simply are far away from her, have better story lines. Jim is starting to get his shit together. He is meeting new people (a new hot blondie working in the competition), he is getting over Maggie and he has finally got into the Romney bus. I am interested in him again….

Neal

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At the beggining he was kind of bullyied by the editing room, because his story has not turned to be as important as he thought it would….I mean that happens all the time..But what is valuable from this character is the fact that he is taking chances, he is  takings risks and that is worth everything.. I have always believed we should never regret our actions, instead we should regret for the action we didn’t take. Thankfully we know how important are the events he is trying to cover.. Occupy Wall Street. Neal had not much screen time,  but still he got arrested in the protest, getting excellent footage. In the end Will takes him out of jail, taking some of his personal frustration out…

And finally Maggie

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Liza’s character was very secondary and irrelevant during last season. But on sunday Liza told Maggie, she was full of s*** and how  really pathetic she was. It was great, finally someone is putting Maggie in her place. Liza found about the video (despite of Maggie’s efforts)  Things were just ridiculous for Maggie during the last episode! So she slept in the office and then she went to find the owner of the Youtube video (where she screams out that she loves Jim).  Look that worked in Facebook and with your friends…Sometimes you may appear in photos, looking drunk or ugly (there is nothing to do about that in some cases) and you can ask your pals to take it down.. But with a complete stranger…thats not how things work!! Life have consequences…And Maggie has to realise it..I was so pissed about her telling Jim that she wanted things to be back to normal…There is no way back to normal!  Now she is currently single and her two former love interests have better things to do. At the end,  Maggie decides to go to Africa, to cover a  dangerous story…. Please don’t return.. Mr. Sorkin..kill this character from once and for all…she is irrelevant, pathetic and not credible..No one can be that stupid. There are limits in creating a pitiful character.. The charm is simply not working on me!

Characters that didn’t do much : Charlie and Sloan (she helped Maggie so…for me thats an EPIC Fail)

 

So what were your thoughts on this week’s episode??

Review: True Blood / Season 6 / Episode 6

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Episode 6: Arlene is just bad at keeping a man…

Spoilers coming out ahead (just like me back in 2012) **

Everything was going to hell over last week’s episode, the final cliffhangers were nerve wracking.. It was a long wait and I could not avoid to fear for the outcome of the battle between Eric and Pam. And taking into account the preview of tonight’s episode (where there was a sneak peek of Eric speaking to Newlin through a bloody hole, one could assume it was Pam’s blood)..I felt like some serious s***  was  going to happen and then I pictured myself going through  the Red Wedding all over again (a moment from one the best episodes in TV history, that I don’t  dare to watch again)… True Blood is a show that   despite some weak moments, it has made us care for its characters. And in the end its been 6 years of knowing these characters, of loving them and hating them at the same time (Tara until last season when she became a vamp). My point is: Any shit like the Red Wedding in True Blood is a bit harder..And this season it seems like our characters are no longer on a safe place (except for Sookie, that b*** is all about “having dinner” with supernatural creatures and surviving). During this episode we said goodbye to a beloved character….(I am curious where this storyline is going). And we say hello to a  new damn hot vampire..  So lets get started, we will take a look to the mayor story lines of this Episode…

Sookie and her Killer Dad

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Last Sunday we discovered the awful truth behind the death of Sookie’s parents: They wanted to kill her and some hot as millenary fairy/vampire killed them instead, in order to protect Sookie (Anna Paquin). No wonder she has huge father issues which reflect on her terrible relationships with men and supernatural creatures. But Mr. Stackhouse didn’t intend to fail in its original mission(killing Sookie). Through Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) Mr. Stackhouse was trying again to accomplish his mission by drowning Sookie. But hopefully for her, Bill sensed her being in danger and as he could not go out in the daylight, he sent Warlow (Robert Kazinsky) instead . Who once again saved our beloved Sookie…And nothing bad happened to auntie Lala so I am the most happy (again Anne Boleyn’ reference).  When the spirit of Sookie’s dad came out Lafayette’s body Sookie confronted it by stating and I quote: “Get the f*** out my life forever”.  The spirit left and finally it was over.. It didn’t feel like closure to me! I expect there is much better ending of this subplot! At the end Bill (Lilith) summoned Warlow causing him a lot of pain (just like Jessica). But Sookie kept Bill (Stephen Moyer) from getting Warlow and instead he took him to a fairish paradise place, where Bill was out of her range..

Eric and Pam go all Matrix

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The moment I was waiting came very soon at the beginning of  tonight’s Episode. The Governor and his mistress from hell Sarah Newlin wanted blood and it was starting to look like the time Spartacus killed his good friend  Varro. So they went up in the air looking  badass as ever (Mr. Anderson against Smith+flashback)! Pam (Kristin Bauer von Straten) looked to be hurt and so did Eric (Alexander Skarsgard).. the moment of truth was coming, the unavoidable was upon us..But to our  great surprise nothing bad happened to either Pam or Eric. Instead they attacked some guards, that were hiding  in the room! It was then that Eric learned that former reverend Steven Newlin was the one telling the Governor about Eric’s family.. This scene was a bit underwhelming .. There was so much drama building up during episode 5.. And everything was solved too easy… I was disappointed and happy at the same time! There is still more of  Pam and Eric… That was it for Pam in this Episode, while Eric still had some hard s*** to endure!

The evil b**** from hell  vs. Jason (Hot-Ass) Stackhouse 

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Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) is seriously one of the craziest revengeful evil whores I’ve ever seen in television. And she is doing a great job! We have seen some evil characters during these past seasons…Most of them were triggered by a broken heart, psychotic situation, V addiction, ambition, revenge and lately religion. But Sarah Newlin has taken this to a whole new level. I know that witches pulled out some sleep walking to the sun, to kill some vampires. But Sarah not only wants to see them burn, she wants to experience with  them all types of crazy cruel torture. What is frighting and fun at the same time regarding Mrs. Newlin, is the fact that she dresses and talks like an adorable, southern, dumb housewife..while she tortures some vampires!  At the beginning of this episode, Jason (Ryan Kwanten) is acting like he hates vampires in order to get into the Governor’s force. So he gets accepted and  goes to The Camp, where everybody is impressed with his hatred for vampires..And then Sarah comes in and she looks furious to see Jason.. She sends everyone out, to have some alone-time with Jason (not for having “dinner”).  Jason strikes her with bad news! He announces that he   has come to save Jessica (not the brightest idea) and  threatens her with telling everything to the Governor and exposing her for being the evil whore she is… But  Sarah doesn’t care at all….Instead she takes Jason to give him a little taste of what the Camp is all about.

Jessica and the hot new beau…

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Jason is waiting for Sarah to reveal what the Camp is all about. And then she tells him that they watch vampires copulate..He doesn’t  quite get it yet ( you know fancy talking). So Sarah gives him that look… (and then explaining it means to fuck).

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So a male vampire appears across the glass, he is shirtless and damn he is one hot vampire….This show keeps on bringing  testosterone to another level! Please give a big welcome to Vampire James (the amazingly beautiful Luke Grimes)…

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Later on, Sarah reveals that James has to copulate with Jessica (what a b****, she looked like she was enjoying it). But James didnt want do it.. He told Jess she was a great person and that he was not going to give into the sick orders of the people behind the glass. So he got hurt by  the reflection of sunlight ..several times (it was torturing). Jessica (Deborah Ann Wollo) was starting to strip in order to stop James from getting hurt… But James refused and they were taken by the Governor’s forces.. So this scene was hurtful for both James and Jason and it just proves that Mrs. Newlin is not shitting around! She truly intends to eradicate vampires…Now its even worse after getting to meet hot James..We just want to see more of him!!

Bill and Governor Bushell

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When Bill learns that Warlow is not coming,  he goes looking  for Jessica to find that she is not home, realising that his vision is starting  to become real (the vision where everyone is  burning). So he decides to have a session with Lilith.  He glamours  the japanese scientist he preoviously kidnapped and orders him to drain his blood and then to put it back, when he comes near death. In his session with Lilith, she brakes it down to Bill: She aint gonna save him! He must act now or he is doomed! So Bill comes back and drinks the blood of Warlow. Suddenly he gets a glow of light in his face and body. A signal that he might be ready to go out to the sun. And precisely he does…He feels powerful and he goes to the Governor’s mansion, where he butchers everyone including the Governor (Arliss Howard), displaying his great new awesomeçpowers. Unfortunately, he is unable to find the location of the camp…One of the characters who has changed the most is Bill. He was once a vampire with moral and ethical limits, he cared for humans and wanted a legitimate place in society. But now he is sort of a vampire god…its fun, but deep down this unbalance of power seems to be very critical and uncontrollable, meaning that at any time he will get killed.. And I don’t want that.. We’ll have to wait and see what is coming next!!

Arlene’s tragic relationships 

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Las episode Terry  convinced a fellow  ex-military friend to kill him, he can no longer live with the pain of having killed his friend, he doesn’t want Arlene  to know.  Arlene notices that Terry is up to something and she suspects he plans to kill him self. So he ask Holy for advice. Holy brings up the possibility of bringing a vampire to glamour Terry, in order for him to forget everything about the war…Arlene agrees and a vampire glamours Terry. And after that, everything is cute and perfect between Arlene and Terry… However Terry never called off  his former friend that had scheduled for killing him..So tragedy came back to Arlene’s life: Terry was shot at the back of Merlotte’s.  It was a touching sad scene, full of grief and agony.  I like Arlene, but Terry’s storyline seemed to go nowhere… Maybe this tragic moment was for the best…

Characters and subplots which right now don’t look very relevant or fun..

Alcide (played by Joe Manganiello) the new pack master is still looking for Sam (Sam Trammel) and Luna’s daughter Emma.  But Sam decides to put an end to the hunt and decides to give Luna to her grandmother. An action that is really the most appropriate one. Sam finally faces Alcide and they both agree on the terms that Sam would appear as officially dead and that he should never come back to Bon Temps…And in exchange Alcide would spare his life..On the other side, the last surviving child of Sheriff Bellefleur gets finally a name (a hidious one, I would have preferred to be called number 4). Meet the lovely Adilyn something Charlene Danica (Bailey Noble)

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Eric and his family 

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Despite the fact that Eric did not had to kill Pam. The Governor (before being killed by Bill)  was not satisfied. So he decided to take on another member of Eric’s family: Nora (Lucy Griffiths). He brings Nora to Eric and introduces a creepy doctor, who announces the new type of virus: Hepatitis V. A substance that is able to destroy and kill a vampire, through a very painful way. And Nora becomes the first subject to carry the decease. Soon Nora begins to slowly die… Eric can stand to see his sister die in this way. And then he summons Willow, her new daughter. She comes to Eric bringing the body of a guard. She strikes a female doctor who was on the room and dress as a  guard, Eric escapes with Willow and the dying Nora. Eric gets into a room were he finds that the True Blood currently owned by the State of Lousiana is being contaminated with the Hepatitis V virus..

Sookie and Warlow

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And finall we get to see Sookie and Warlow back together. This time Warlow says to Sookie that she must tie him up, to avoid any dangerous situation. He struggles with the beast inside of him. He is a fairy with some bloody cravings..and he dislikes it…So he wants to be with Sookie (turn her into a hybrid), in order to close the cycle, they would feed from one another and could live forever! So everything was very emotional and kind of romantic…But then Sookie got all heated up.. and she had an insightful moment, she recognised (proud and loud) that she was a whore! (one of the best moments of the night). But she was not an idiot whore (and I am quoting her). She then tied Warlow harder and  she gave him some of her blood and then she took some of his blood and what  was once an insightful conversation regarding the burdens of being supernatural, became a hot  sexual scene, with lots of nudity and even some influence of Fifty Shades of Grey (Warlow being tied while Sookies is doing her stuff). Sookie and Warlow were finally “dinning” and as they were “eating” light started to glow…and the episode ended…

And thats how you call it for the night!

This  story is getting every time more complex and interesting. Characters are dying and no one is getting into a safe place. What will happen with this burning sexual light glowing from Willow and Sookie’s body… What’s Bill gonna do against the Camp??

What are your thoughts on las night’s episode??  

 

Review: The Newsroom, Season 2 Premiere

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Bad News everyone: Maggie survived Uganda..

Will is back and things are looking a bit different! From the new intro, to some new characters, The Newsroom has returned with the sole purpose of gaining the public’s appreciation, in order to finally consolidate. Last season was good, but it did not convince viewers or critics, that it was worth fallowing. But still it had some good moments, that brought hope to the show. Its like when you are on a first date. At first you are so into the other person. But then the conversation starts to get nowhere and suddenly you stop caring at all. But despite of the negative stuff, the other person is good and you feel there is still a chance, hence you go for a second date. So we are giving the Newsroom a second chance. This season must deliver or face its doom. So let’s get started! I will talk about our favorite characters, the new members of the show and of course Maggie and why her storyline should end soon..

A brief Recap

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The narrative of this season is in retrospective. We begin by seeing Will giving a declaration to Rebecca Halliday (the beautiful Marcia Gay Harden) a hot powerful lawyer that is defending AWM against a lawsuit. It’s not clear why, but it seems it has something to do with a drone strike and an operation called Genoa. Will states that many events lead to the story.. And thus we go back in time, to the period immediately after the airing of the “America’s Taliban” not .  Will is experiencing  a very difficult time  because the public seems to hate him. For that reason Charlie (Sam Waterston) decides to pull Will out of the September 11th Anniversary. Something that crushes his spirit.  With the arrival a new producer (we will get on that real soon), the topic of  Drones comes up.  A topic which Sloan (Olivia Munn) is very passionate about.  The new producer organises a panel including:  a human rights guy, Sloan and a former G.I Joe type of guy that served in the Air Force. The panel goes mostly against the use of drones, except for the former G.I Joe guy, who stays quiet for most of the time.. at the end he makes a very prominent intervention defending the use of drones. Mackenzie (Emily Mortimer) has a valid objective question for the guy and she tells Will to do it. But Will refuses, showing that he does care for the public’s love and that he is trying to win them back…Something that displeases Mackenzie. At the end of the episode, the new producer talks to the former G.I Joe guy, to discover that he has a story that could potentially end presidencies and make careers…Genoa maybe? So we comeback to the present, where Mackenzie is now talking to Rebecca the lawyer. She restates that many things happened that lead to Genoa.. and that regardless of the controversy it was the biggest story they’ve ever had..So thats the main story line of the episode, that I’m sure it will continue to  develop.. I quite like it. I am very intrigued and it will be very dramatic..

Here is a look to the subplots of the Episode:

Fiona, her son and Charlie

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Will infuriated several congressmen for his note on the Tea Party. AWM was later excluded from a hearing about piracy and information protection.  Fiona (the Great Jane Fonda) was furious and demanded Charlie to take action. Will’s politics and ethics were starting to cause some trouble for AWM. The public was starting to dislike Will..

Mackenzie and Jim

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Mackenzie and Jim are two of my favourite characters. Mackenzie might be a bit neurotic but still she is credible and she has something genuine in her feelings towards  her job (call it integrity if you like).  And Jim is learning from her. He is not the usually hot character that I would comment about (such as Eric or Ser Loras Tyrell), but he looks so smart and sweet. He is a good man.. so I dont get why he likes Maggie. From all the possible assistant producers in the staff, he had to go for Maggie?? I mean he could even go for the men, I promise you he would happier..Anyway during this episode we saw him very desperate and nostalgic. He can’t stand to see Maggie (who can?? ) with Don. So he asks Mckenzie to send him to the press rally of  presidential candidate, that I had forgot long time ago (seriously). What’s his name?? I know he said something about the 60% of Americans..o yes Mitt Romney.  In conclusion: Jim is heavily depressed..who would want to go to see Romney, just to avoid to see your ex. He is also mistreated by Romney’s team, because of Will’s rampage against the Tea Party. I like Jim, lets hope this season will bring him  a new love interest, it could be a girl or a guy, or he could even  become celibate… just don’t get back with Maggie..

The new guy…

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Jerry Dantana is  Jim’s replacement played by Hamish Linklater.  He seems to be a very interesting character. I feel this is a character that will be very important for future episodes. For now I have to say that he is welcome change in the show. And he is going to be behind the Genoa story.

Neal and Occupy Wall street

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Dev Patel is back! I  really like his character. Neal has landed with the story of Occupy Wall Street. Finally he gets a story that will eventually become something great.  There is something interesting and it is the portrayal of the relationship between social inconformity and the media. They need each other to achieve their distinctive goals. Neal meets an activist.. who questions him about his role in social change…She is one to keep our eyes into!

Sloan and Don 

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Olivia Munn is great! Lets begin with that fact. Sloan is beautiful  and smart. Her character is fun to watch and  every time, we care for he even more. I don’t like Don (Thomas Sadoski). His character is kind of an a**. However when he has scenes with Sloan, we get to see him in a more emotional way. There is a tension between them…that continues to build up! I want these two together. And I am glad he dumped Maggie (finally).

And my least favourite character of the moment: Maggie

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Well this is one ugly wig!  I will like to begin by stating that Allison Pill is a great actress. Actors are not only good, when they get our love. In my opinion, actors that are able to make the audience hate their characters, they have succeeded. I have nothing against Mrs. Pill, my problem its with Maggie. So lets get started! She is annoying, her storyline is boring and circular (she has two guys, one is good, the other bad and she chooses the bad one). Her character should go! One of the reasons why I didn’t truly loved The Newsroom was because of Maggie. Watching her is a torture. Her ridiculous drama and her clumsy way of doing everything is too much!  So  bad news..she survives the season.. Apparently by the time Will speaks with Rebbeca, Maggie has a new awful haircut, because of a terrible trauma she suffered in Uganda.. I dont want to sound cruel (well I don’t care), she should have stayed in Uganda…

Overall this season is looking good (despite one character I wont mention)!

I’ll be back with another review of next week

Review: True Blood/ Season 6 / Episode 5

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Episode 6: True Blood’s Comeback

Beware there are huge Spoilers**

True Blood is certainly one of my favourite shows, I am a huge fan of the first seasons. Season 4 and Season 5 were not the best, we kinda lost interest in the main characters. But Season 6 is turning the tide and thank God, its turning this show back on track. From the beginning of the season, we discovered a new thread for all things supernatural in Bon Temps: Humans. Finally and after along time, humans are fighting back the vampires. Nothing its safe anymore.  As there are many story lines in this show we shall deal with every single one of them apart..

Sookie and Warlow

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Last Sunday, Warlow (the hot and steamy Rob Kazinsky) was all over our girl Sookie Stackhouse (played by the lovely Anna Paquin). For a moment, I thought Sookie would fall for this vampire/fairy, but contrary to her intimate  history with vampires, she actually faced Warlow and threaten him with her powerful light bulb. It was quite impressive seeing her being all brave and feisty. Its a welcome change for Sookie (you keep it up girl). Warlow defending himself from Sookie, revealed an important truth. You see its all about the language, last season we discovered that Sookie was promised to be given to Warlow, through a contract made by an ancestor of hers. The mistake was  that “given” did not meant that Sookie was going to be sacrificed. On the contrary, the meaning of “given” referred to marriage (WTF?? I know, that was my thought too). She was to marry Warlow. He never intended to harm her (well maybe bite her a little, who knows). Sookie’s parents instead wanted to kill her, to avoid giving her to Warlow and thats why Warlow killed Sookie’s parents.  Big revelations for our girl…Despite this revelation moment, she still tried to harm Warlow. And  that brought Bill (Stephen Moyer)’s attention (he is now a God or something and he feels the pain of vampires), who then interrupts Sookie and commands Warlow to follow him (why???)…Finally Sookie’s story line is rebuilding and she in her own right has become important again.

Dead Fairies…not all

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Last episode was very hard for me to watch. Mainly because one my all time favourite characters faced a very difficult situation. Jessica (played by Deborah Ann Woll) was trying to keep the daughters of Sheriff Bellfleur in the mansion, to continue the blood tests, in order to make vampires able to walk in daylight. However, when she was trying to stop them, she smelled them and suddenly her urges and natural instincts overcame her reason and strength, draining there blood until the last drop. Sheriff Bellfleur (Chris Bauer) came into the house, to find his daughters all dead, except one.. who is barely breathing. Sheriff Bellfleur takes her to the police station, he then grabbed a sample of V (vampire blood) to heal her… Jessica leaves the mansion. Sherrif Bellfleur takes his last surving chid to Holly (Lauren Bowls)’s place, where we get to have a very touching moment.  And as a viewer we are kind of divided and there are a lot of contradicting emotions. One one hand we are so sad for Sherrif Bellfleur’s lost and we understand his grief and righteous need for justice. And on the other side we have Jess, who we love so very much. And she is fucked up real bad… But regardless of that, we don’t want her to be harmed or killed.. the resolution of this plot wont be a happy one.

The Ex-wife of a gay vampire can be become one evil b**** from hell..

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Sarah Newlin (plyed by the delightful Anna Camp) is the new top bitch in Bon Temps. She is enraged with vampires, homosexuals and all other creatures, that according to her serve the Devil (she sounds pretty much like Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachman, the problem is: they say it for real). Her ex-husbend is Steve Newlin, who last season was Russel Edginton’s lover and oh boy he caused her huge damage. Sarah is now working with the Governor of Lousiana (Arliss Howard) to destroy the thread of vampires. She doesn’t seem very sad by the fact that the Governor’s daughter is now a vampire and she has to be taken to the Camp (which we will get there in just a few lines). In fact that reveals her true plans: marrying the governor. I mean she has become a person of her own, she has money, power, but still she wants a man. I think that will be her doom (we’ll have to wait and see). But the Governor doesn’t share Sarah’s plans, making her very angry..And it seems  that also horny. She leaves the governor to visit Jason Stackhouse (simply put: hot Ryan Kwanten), who she had already (mmmm how to put it in a decent way) “dined with”. And she came back for more and Jason cant say no to “dinner”, so he dined with her ( I most confess it was great to see Jason back in action, they looked very hungry, if you know what I mean). After they finish having “dinner” Jessica comes desperately looking for Jason. She has strong remorse and she seemed to be unraveling. She knows that what she did was wrong…and she starts to realise that being a vampire is not all fun and classy. They are cursed with feeling hungry all the time, needing to satisfy their hunger hurting others.. This was for me one of the strongest moments of the season so far.  Sarah comes back an he calls a Jessica a devil’s whore, something that upsets Jessica, reminding her of  the bible and her religious background. Jessica comes out of the house and is then taken by the  Governor’s army to the Camp.

Bill and Warlow 

Bill takes Warlow to the mansion and  by that point we are a bit confused, because Bill is not Warlow’s maker.  But that is quickly solved: Lilith is Warlow’s maker and as Bill has Lilith’s blood, he has some of her powers.  This scene takes as back to 3500 AC, in which Warlow was a fairy. He was found by Lilith, then they had “dinner” and finally she turned him. He came back to his town many years later transformed. Its not clear why, but suddenly he kills all of his people except for Sookie’s grandfather. But that is not all, he also killed Lilith. After the flashback, Bill confronts Warlow by stating that he is the saviour of the vampire race.  Warlow is reluctant to help Bill, leaving us all with intrigue….something cool will develop from this.

Magic is back, so that only means one thing: Auntie Lala is doing her s***

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Sookie comes back to Merlotte’s (who is supposed to be her working place, but that doesn’t matter anymore, the whole world is going nuts) looking for Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis). She wants his aid, to corroborate on what Warlow said. They go to Sookie’s place and Lafayette starts doing his thing, speaking  with the dead. Its been a long time since magic was performed in Bon Temps, during season 4 it kinda failed to have a purpose in respect with the story. But now it has become useful. Sookie finds out that what Warlow said was true (shocking and hurtful for poor Sookie). But that is not all, Sookie’s father ghost possessed Lafayette. I thought he was going to ask Sookie to forgive him or something. But no, this southern people have always a fucked up way to solve things. In this case Mr. Stackhouse decided to finish what he couldn’t do in life: Kill Sookie. He takes her by force, into a swamp.. and then tries to drown her…And that is how the episode ended.. Will Sookie survive?? I think she will..but the price for surviving will be high, no one is safe now. That is the whole concept of this season.

Characters and subplots which I really don’t care

Alcide (played by Joe Manganiello) the new pack master is still looking for Sam (Sam Trammel) and Luna’s daughter Emma. He gets into a werewolf  bar were we get to discover, that there are  all kinds of crazy sex among supernatural creatures (I mean some weird s***). After rejecting the proposition of a she wolf, he meets his dad. Who tries to give some advice, he questioned the true reasoning behind looking for Sam. Somehow he reminds him of taking decisions  with integrity and not by mere pressure of his pack. But the good old Alcide from previous seasons that would definitely take the advice is long gone. Instead he attacked his father, telling him to go away. Meanwhile, Sam has a new young love interest who he is now trying to protect from the wolves. And finally  Terry  convinces a fellow  ex-military friend to kill him, he can no longer live with the pain of having killed his friend, he doesn’t want Arlene  to know. I know some of these characters are fun, but in the end this episode had a lot  going on elsewhere..

Eric, Tara, Willow and Pam

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Finally, the Governor arrives to the Camp and Sarah presents him with the surprise that Eric Northman is finally arrested. Eric finds out that the Governor has locked up his own daughter, realising that his plan did not work and only made things worse.. But that is not all, Steven Newlin is now collaborating with the Governor, sharing important information. Eric is held at a big cell, were he had already fight other vampires for the amusement of the humans…He expects the Governor to send in a fellow vampire (a strong one to fight him). Eric is given a very big wooden stake and he is prepared to meet is opponent. The gate opens and he discovers a very strong opponent, someone close to him, very close: Pam.

This episode was great and the story is getting stronger. The face off between Pam and Eric is something that will be hard to watch… I don’t know what its going to happen. But I know its going to be hard for fans everywhere… This is True Blood’s  comeback.

What are your thoughts on las night’s episode??  

My top 20 TV Shows (Part 1)

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We can either accept it or deny it, but television has a lot of impact in our daily lives. Good TV shows are those that stay with you for a while, they not only entertain but also make you think about your own life. Shows that are able to transcend into your core, are shows that will live forever. Comedy, drama, action, horror are simply genres in which we tend to define a show. However what truly defines a TV show, is not its genre, its not its rating, its the moment in which you and me decide to take a pause of our busy bourgeois life, to watch some 25-45-60 minutes of  a story that takes away our concerns and problems, at least for that time. And not to mention the characters, oh boy there is nothing more annoying that to care for a character in a TV show. I don’t know you, but throughout my life I have been attached to several characters…This ranking has the purpose to celebrate the greatest shows of our time, their characters and their most memorable moment!!

20. Spartacus (Season 1, 2 and Gods of the Arena) created by Steven S. DeKnight

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Spartacus (2010-2012)  was a show that contained lots of blood, sweaty steamy gladiators and plenty of nudity. Elements that if used in extreme could  easily turn the show into an hour of soft porn.  Who has not fantasied with spending time with a dirty, sweaty gladiator (it does not apply only to male gladiators, female gladiators were hot as well)? But the show was able to create a strong stroyline that focused on the many abuses of slavery and the road of vengeance.  The house of Batiatus was the perfect place to outline the limits of two different worlds (The romans and their slaves). Where something interesting happened: I got attached to the villains of this show more than Spartacus  his ass-kicking gang of sweaty hot gladiators. Batiatus (played by the ever great John Hannah) and Lucretia (portrayed by the amazing Lucy Lawless) were terrible people, but still were able to create empathy. When they were gone, alongside with the lustful Ilythia (Viva Bianca) and the  Glaber (Craig Parker who I must say has the best a**) the show became less interesting… and in my opinion became a good quality hour of soft porn (not that I’m complaining).

19. The Newsroom created by Aaron Sorkin

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The Newsroom (2012- ) is the story of Will McAvoy (played by the wonderful Jeff Daniels)  a news anchor who discovers that he has a responsibility of bringing the viewers better news, focused on facts and  relevant stories . A road  that leads him to many obstacles and problems. The plot its good, there are some love stories in between, such as Will and Mackenzie (played by Emily Mortimer). Mackenzie is the producer of Will’s show and is constantly fighting with him over mistakes of their past as a couple. There are other remarkable characters such as Sloan (Olivia Munn), Neal (Dev Patel) and Charlie (Sam Waterson). However I strongly dislike  Maggie (Alison Pill), her character is so neurotic and annoying, that sometimes I would like Aaron Sorkin to kill her (lets hope that will happen in Season 2 coming on today July 14th). I like this show because its very emotional and touching.. and there are  some  moments of the show (such as Will schooling a college student on why America is not the first country in the world),in which the show outgrows it self into something great…I’ll your be posting my thoughts on this new season.

18. Desperate Housewives created by Marc Cherry

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Desperate Houseviwes (2004-2012) was a ground breaking show back in its time. It was the story of Susan (Teri Hatcher), Bree (Marcia Cross), Gabrielle (Eva Longoria)and Lynette (Felicity Huffman), four houseviwes that lived in the peaceful neighbourhood of Wisteria Lane, told from the point of view of another housewife that committed suicide (Mary Alice). It was a fantastic show, full of mystery, drama and comedy. The first two seasons were marvellous and as time passed, the show got its highs and lows, but it at least ended with a closure that somehow honoured its passed glory. My favourite housewife was Bree, he character was hilarious and I learned that there is no such thing as a perfect family. Every now and then I get to meet  housewives that pretend to achieve perfection and then I think of Bree and I stare closely,  wandering  of what they are truly hiding. I now take a closer look to the suburbs and their peaceful ways… I guess I am now more suspicious.. thats part of the legacy of this show.

17. Veep created by Armando Iannuci

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Veep is for me one of the rising stars of the year and I hope HBO will continue to give us more seasons of wonderfully crafted dark humour.  Veep portrays the daily life of the Vice-President of the United States Selina Meyer (played by the legendary Julia Louis-Dreyfous). The first season mocked the irrelevance of the position and it dealt with the power hungry Selina, trying to boost her role in the administration.  Season 2 deals with  the many new responsibilities of Selena and it takes a closer look to the White House and how D.C actually works.  Politics all around the world tend to be very tense and very complex. Veep takes on politics and makes fun of the whole system, something I truly love. Some people have said that sometimes Selena maybe go too far, in her despotic way of being the Veep (lets just agree to disagree). The main reason why this show is so cool is because its ruthless and raw,  the best sources for pure comedy. I enjoy watching this show and its quite hilarious. I am very excited for next year’s season, which will focus on the electoral rundown for the presidency..

16.   SUITS created by Aaron Korsh

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Simply put Harvey Specter (Played by  Gabriel Macht),  what a charming fellow. He plays  a total d***, but  God have mercy on us all.. he is so handsome and  so damn great, girls and boys like him and even some boys want to be him. SUITS (2011- ) tells the story of Mike Ross (played by Patrick J. Adams)   a brilliant college-dropout with an unique memory. Despite being so brilliant he gets into drug business. During a fail transaction, he finds himself getting a job at  Pearson-Hardman  one of New York City’s best law firms. His mentor is one New York’s top lawyers Harvey Specter . SUITS is an smart show and its very well written. There are two main aspects of the show which I love. The first one relates to fact, that its so easy to love the characters, after the first 4 episodes you get attach to them. And the second aspect its more personal. As a law student I find my career to be sometimes a little bit discouraging. When that happens I watch SUITS (I know its just a show), somehow it reminds me of  what my career could actually be (call it a fantasy, I don’t  care, the point is that it  brings back the passion for Law). Season 1 was amazing  and Season 2 had its low and high moments, but overall it was a great season. And it lefts us with a whole new intrigue.. SUITS is coming back on July 16th with many of Game of Thrones alumni.

15. The Borgias created by Neil Jordan

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The Borgias (2011-2013) centred on the corrupt and bloody rise of the Borgia family into the papal throne. The Borgias was a very ambitious production that portrayed the renaissance era of the Italian states. This  show focus on a  spanish family lead by their patriarch Rodrigo Borgia (played by the academy award winner Jeremy Irons), a man that has a strong craving for power. A craving that leads him to the throne of Saint Peter. His children are caught up in the struggle for power, expanding his strength. Juan Borgia (played by David Oakes) is the head of the papal armies, Cesare (played by the hot and handsome François Arnaud) is a cardinal and Lucrezia (Holliday Grainger) is one of the most beautiful women in Italy set to build strong alliances with other states, throughout marriage. I really loved this show, every season was better than the previous. Family and corruption were topics that kept appearing in each episode, showing the transformation and growth of the main characters. It was an exciting ride, full of thrill and vengeance. Unfortunately this show was cancelled this year, having a premature departure, with no closure and clearly leaving many fans unhappy (I shall deal with this later on future posts).

Wait for the second part of this ranking! Have you seen these shows?

What are your top 20 shows?

The TOP New Characters of Season 3 of Game of Thrones

Its been a very rough time since the final episode of GoT. We were all kept wanting for more! So many characters were killed and so many story lines became even thicker. The world of George R. Martin expanded through the magnificent adaptation of David Benioff and D.B Weiss, who continue to show the viewers that anything can happen (yes I am picturing Ellie Goulding’s song in this very moment) and no one is safe.  Apart from the obvious events that traumatised fans everywhere…This season introduced many characters that have changed the game for our all time favourites such as Tyrion Lannister…Lets take a look to the top new characters of this season. Plus a honorable mention to those that did not make it to the cut and the Most Dissapointing Award.

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Ed Skrain is the actor who is bringing the heat to the court of Queen Daenerys. He was one the most exciting new characters of the season. Apart from the fact, that both girls and boys are madly bewildered by this handsome killer, the story has become more interesting to the Queen across the Sea. The tension and sexual chemistry between Daario Naharis and Daenerys was brief this season, but will continue to develop throughout season 4. Ser Jorah Mormont must improve his game next season, if he wants his Queen to love him back.

4. Missandei 

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The new adviser/friend of Daenerys was lovely to watch. Nathalie Emmanuel is great in this role and has a very particular delicate feature in her portrayal of Missandei. Her role as an impressive translator (Almost as good as Nicole Kidman in The Interpreter) is appealing to the viewers. However, what makes her one of the top new characters of the season is her relationship with Dany (I mean the silver Queen). Missandei shows us through her eyes…the depth, danger and greatness of Daenerys mission of whipping out the chains of slavery. And her expressions of hope towards a whole new concept of Girl Power

2. Blackfish Tully

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Although we finally got to see other members of House Tully: the Blackfish and Edmure. This was a terrible season for House Tully. Catelyn was murdered, Edmure is held hostage at the Twins and their lands and titles have been taken  by Walder Frey (someone who clearly has landed a place in  the ranking of  most hated characters of TV history). But there is still hope, the Blackfish survived the Red Wedding. Clive Russel has made a tremendous job in portraying one of the most emblematic characters in the books. The Blackfish alongside with other  few characters of the show, such as the Onion Knight, keep a code of honour and a very strong sense of what is right and what is wrong. He became a refreshing character in the context of a very dark and twisted political world. I am dying to see his reaction to the Red Wedding next season.

1. Lady Olenna of House Tyrell

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One of the main reasons of why I love this show, is because of the presence of prominent, strong female characters such as Daenerys, Cersai and Catelyn. A show that mixes drama, history or fantasy, betrayal, politics and strong hot b******** is a show that will engage me. And that is the case of GoT. After two seasons of watching Cersai torturing poor Sansa and just acting as a crazy, drunken, Queen from hell and Catelyn being a proud badass against the Lannisters, I thought it could not get any better. But I was so wrong: the Tyrells came to court. We had already seen Margaery and Loras. But season 3, brought us the head of the House Tyrell: Lady Olenna played by the incredible Diana Rigg (a former Bond Girl). The Queen of Thorns definitely gave the Lannisters a run for their money. Every dialogue of Lady Olenna, was very enjoyable and it gave us a glance of how the Tyrells are moving into the game.  The Tyrell rose is without a doubt growing strong and so does the Queen of Thorns. I can’t  wait to see her at her granddaughter’s wedding next season.

Honorable Mention:

-Edmure Tully-Thoros of Myr-

Most Disappointing Award

Mance Rayder

I dont understand how underwhelming was the King Beyond the Wall, the talents of Ciarán Hinds were wasted during this season….lets hope Season 4, exploits the great craft of one of the most respected actors in the world.