Ranking Major Characters [Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire]

Let’s get the Game of Thrones conversation out of the toxic sludge of the last season and onto a healthier bedrock with a simple ranking of the top ten major and minor characters (show and books). Deciding whether it is a Major or Minor character… If they had more than five chapters in the booksContinue reading “Ranking Major Characters [Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire]”

Two Bobs- The Perfect True Crime [The Jinx]

As Bob Durst sits down for his interview at the end of the first episode of The Jinx, which detailed all of his misdeeds- being accused of killing his wife, running from the law in an investigation into a different murder, stealing a sandwich when he had thirty thousand dollars in cash, ya’ know, the usual-Continue reading “Two Bobs- The Perfect True Crime [The Jinx]”

The Many Kendalls [Succession]

Secure on the back of Jeremy Strong, Kendall, as a Succession character, goes through many transformations- becoming many separate and unique ‘Kendalls,’ if you will- in only these first two seasons. These evolutions are a mighty feat of acting, and the bedrock upon which the storyline of Succession, not only stands, but evolves and thrives. EveryContinue reading “The Many Kendalls [Succession]”

Dictionary of Malapropisms [Sopranos]

Nobody in The Sopranos seems to know any correct idioms, colloquialisms, adages, or allusions. They are a font of malapropisms. This inclusion in the writing is a nice ode to the street smarts versus book smarts element of the show. What follows is a dictionary of some of the best (not all) of The Sopranos malapropisms, misnomers,Continue reading “Dictionary of Malapropisms [Sopranos]”

McWhat? [McMillions]

Midway through the first episode of McMillions I thought I was watching a mockumentary. It occurred right around the time when Agent Doug Matthews (one of the lead investigators) laughed for the first time. Right as he leaned forward, showed both rows of teeth in a donkey grin that curled his nose and wrinkled his forehead, right aroundContinue reading “McWhat? [McMillions]”

A Courseload of [Breaking Bad]

The concept of Breaking Bad is so tantalizing as we shuffle through life, wishing it was more exciting, imagining a path to greater success, praying that which hinders would disappear. Amidst the slog, Vince Gilligan creates a show that makes it appear like we are one break from unbridled wealth and a life’s storyline worthy of television.Continue reading “A Courseload of [Breaking Bad]”

The Closing Scene of [Mindhunter] (Season 2)

The closing scene of Mindhunter season two lasts one minute and nine seconds. One minute and nine seconds of the freakiest shit in television. When I first watched this scene, I behaved like a person pretending to be a person watching a horror movie. I turned away. I grabbed my hair. I covered my eyesContinue reading “The Closing Scene of [Mindhunter] (Season 2)”

Who is more full of shit? The Pierces or The Roys (Pt. 2) [Succession]

If you have not yet read Part 1 of Who is more full of shit? Check it out before continuing if you want to get caught up. The Pierces had more significant moments where they revealed themselves to be full of shit. But the converse needs to be examined as well. Which family had moreContinue reading “Who is more full of shit? The Pierces or The Roys (Pt. 2) [Succession]”

Who is more full of shit? The Pierces or The Roys (Pt. 1) [Succession]

Click here to go to the Did you blank it? homepage. An Introduction In the fifth episode of the second season, ‘Tern Haven,’ the Roys go to meet the Pierces, a moment so couched in significance that Jesse Armstrong could’ve just left it as is, and the episode would have been phenomenal. But nothing isContinue reading “Who is more full of shit? The Pierces or The Roys (Pt. 1) [Succession]”

Rulebook for ‘Boar on the Floor’ [Succession]

In the infamous Boar on the Floor scene in Succession. Greg gets frustrated because he gets told to sit on the floor after he thought he gave the right answer. “But those are the rules!” he claimed. To which Logan replied, “There are no rules.” But what if there were rules. As best as can beContinue reading “Rulebook for ‘Boar on the Floor’ [Succession]”