Monthly Archives: April 2014

Game of Thrones: “Oathkeeper”

Jaime is basically the star of this season.

Jaime is basically the star of this season.

Dany’s army is getting bigger than ever, the kingdom’s moving past Joff, and Cersei’s becoming as much of a drunk as her late husband in “Oathkeeper.”

(Unfortunately no Oberyn, Tywin, Arya, or the Hound.)

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Stage dunce: Violet

The "web hip" price refers to hip people like me.

The “web hip” price is a discount for hip people like me.

So my buddy N asked if I wanted to see Sutton Foster on Broadway for $25. “Twist my arm!” I said. But seriously, considering that I recently paid $18.50 to watch Darren Aronofsky’s least-personal work, this seemed like a great deal.

Plus, I will jump at any excuse to eat at Schnipper’s and then stop by Off the Wall, some fro-yo place I’ve never heard of but was pretty good. Anyway, here are some things I’ve observed from Sutton Foster’s latest:

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Game of Thrones: “Breaker of Chains”

Emilia Clarke must want to burn this outfit.

Emilia Clarke must want to burn this outfit.

Oh goody, we’re in A.J. [After Joffrey] time. Like Tyrion astutely noticed some time ago, kings are dropping like flies. Valar morghulis.

Here are some superlatives for “Breaker of Chains”…

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Game of Thrones: “The Lion and the Rose”

Drop the goblet, Tyrion!

Drop the goblet, Tyrion!

Everybody loves a royal wedding, right? Plus, after last season’s super boring, bare-bones ceremony between Robb and Talisa, I want some pomp and circumstance during this much-anticipated union between Joffrey and Margaery.

Oh, and did “The Lion and the Rose” ever deliver…

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Game of Thrones: Tywin Lannister is a BAMF

Maybe the most quietly commanding guy in all of Westeros

The most quietly commanding guy in all of Westeros

Happy weekend! Mine is already off to a great start: tons of sunshine, lots of coffee, and fresh-smelling laundry.

Weekends mean another thing: new episodes of Game of Thrones! Before that, though, let’s take a look at one of my favorite characters, Tywin Lannister—whom I kind of feel like I’m supposed to hate, but can’t help but totally respect—and why he totally rocks.

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Game of Thrones: “Two Swords”

Dany cuddling with Drogon (NBD)

Dany cuddling with Drogon (NBD)

OMG. Game of Thrones is finally back!

Admittedly, whenever a new season of any show starts up again, I find it difficult to remember what the hell actually happened. Luckily, for the past few weeks, HBO has been rerunning three episodes per night to catch viewers up. Then they marathoned all three seasons a few times over this past weekend.

Basically, I’ve been watching a LOT of Game of Thrones. Plus I’ve been rereading the books. I was so g.d. excited for season premiere “Two Swords,” which may has well been titled “Everybody Hates the Lannisters.”

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