Tag Archives: Gemma Whelan

“Shall We Begin?”

[Contains super-sonic ravens and SPOILERS!!!] The seventh season of Game of Thrones ended as it began (sort of) with an army of ice-zombies marching inexorably south, to wage a “great war” between the living and the dead. I can’t speak … Continue reading

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Gemeleon

A while back I wrote about the dissonance and disbelief that resulted from seeing Gemma Whelan playing vastly different characters in concurrent episodes of Game of Thrones and Upstart Crow… and I felt a similar effect this week, when I … Continue reading

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BFCC ’16

On Saturday I once again schlepped up to the mighty metropolis of Bournemouth for the (bi-annual?) Film & Comic Con… and had a very lovely time there, thank you for asking. My first stop (after the loos, obviously) was the … Continue reading

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Wooden Horses, Ahoy! (Pt. 1)

[Contains hastily spilt rum and SPOILERS!!!] The sixth season of Game of Thrones ended with a bumper-length finale, which went some way to making up for the disappointingly-short premiere… and coincidentally (?), both of these bookending episodes contained meh-worthy scenes … Continue reading

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“Where Would You Put The Coconuts?”

Although I’m a big fan of Blackadder, and have an abiding “professional” interest in period comedies, I wasn’t in any great hurry to watch Ben Elton’s new Shakespearean sitcom Upstart Crow, because I haven’t really enjoyed anything he’s written since … Continue reading

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“Meat And Mead”

[Contains unfettered dragons and SPOILERS!!!] The sixth season of Game of Thrones has finally arrived. Hurrah! I’ve been trying to damp down my excitement and temper my expectations, but couldn’t help feeling a little giddy when I heard that opening … Continue reading

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“Look! The Pie!”

[Contains convenient crusty distractions and SPOILERS!!!] The fourth season of Game of Thrones drew to a close this week… and, much like the average life-span in Westeros, it was bloody, brutal, and all too brief! Ten episodes a year really … Continue reading

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