Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Not a Walk of Punishment but some confusion...!

Well, Easter is over but the season of great TV is just getting started! I've been so enjoying catching up with Don and Roger on Mad Men and Tyrion and Tywin on Game of Thrones to name but a few...but ay, there's the rub, there are soooo many characters and sooo many story-lines in these shows these days. Joan got her picture taken in the premiere, and had a drink in episode two, but that's all we've seen of her so far and she hasn't had one scene with Roger; meanwhile Stannis and Melisendre's appearance this week was a case of 'blink and you'll miss it' (shallow vintage footnote: was anyone else thinking of From Here to Eternity with the two of them there on that beach?). There are so many characters off on 'ice-flows' too--Betty and Peggy live in the haunted mansion and the land of comic hygiene products respectively; and half the cast of GoT is believed to be dead by the other half (Bran, Arya, Theon, Jaime all wandering about in the wilderness). Then there are the new characters, so many new characters that they barely have the chance to explain who they are and who they are working for--Bob Benson, the guy from upstairs who is neither God nor Cooper but is now buying Pete's toilet paper, could be a Russian spy for all the insight we have into his motivations, and the three-minute scene which would have explained who the Brotherhood Without Banners are was clearly cut so we could see the crucial plot development of a topless girl do contortions...!

There is such a lot of plot my head is spinning, then again I could watch Cersei and Tyrion move chairs with sarcastic expressions for a whole episode, or Roger lie on a couch in analysis. Neither advances the plot but they're my favourite moments so far this season.


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