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Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 12:21 by Spindles

And so, the 'Wax on, Wax off' begins: Arya learns how to sweep a floor.

Dear lord. Not another wedding. Hopefully it's third time lucky for Margaery as she and Tommen tie the knot. The prophecy from episode one starts to unfold as Margaery tries to package Cersei off to Casterley Rock through a not so subtle manipulation of Tommen.

Hello Theon. We've not seen you for a while. It seems he's still Reeking about in Winterfell with the Boltons, Ramsay is still skinning people and his dad is still plotting. It appears the plan is for Sansa to marry Ramsay rather than Cap'n Littlefinger (yarrr). I think that makes it third time lucky for Sansa then too.

The Brienne and Podrick show kicks up a notch as Brienne seems to be finally warming to her squire, telling him stories...

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 22:45 by Spindles

From what I've been led to believe, this is where Arya's story starts to get very interesting. She arrives in Braavos full of hope in search of the Changy Face Man from season 1 whose name I appear to have temporarily misplaced. Now, watching this next scene, I was struggling to place something else I'd seen fairly recently that involved a girl going up to a temple for training and sitting on the doorstep until they agreed to take her in. I couldn't for the life of me remember what what it was until Emma dragged it out from the back of her subconscious. If you haven't yet watched the recent reboot of ThunderCats then I highly recommend you do so. In a flashback during episode 12 you will see a young Cheetara trying to gain entry to the temple of the Clerics. I'm fairly sure one of them...

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 21:44 by David

Do they think we're wet behind the ears?

Why?

Why do writers think that this isn't going to annoy people? 

Why do they think that the sudden appearance of characters that are vitally important to the series arc plot, which then plays out in the same episode is a good idea?

We get the big reveal on Henry's adversary this week and....

It's no-one who's been in the series so far.

So why be secretive,why be circumspect? 

It would have been so much better to have either revealed the character early on, then set up suspense of us knowing who it is but the central character's being in the dark.

Or..

By having a well known character suddenly turn out to be the bad guy/girl/transgender to the amazement of everyone! ...

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 21:35 by David

Well that was dull. 

An uninteresting man, getting married to a boring woman, is killed in a tedious way. 

He's wearing some clothes and they lead to a chain of events that include 40 minutes of nothing very interesting happening and the viewer getting restless for the end titles. 

Thankfully, right at the end something arc related does occur, but it can't save this episode from being pretty much the worst of the season so far.

The premise is that a young couple are preparing their marriage. She an American socialite with a rich daddy, he a British Viscount. He's very soon dead in a park with a big hole in his neck, bloodless rather than chinless. 

Ok, lets flip a coin and see which of the two mens' names that Hollywood...

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 21:18 by David

Almost immediately this week you can see where the consequences of the characters actions are leading.

After being rescued from the Leviathan camp last week, Dr Ivchenko is happy to give information to the SSR team and a relentless Agent Carter.  He happily imparts what he can, but also starts to lead a merry dance with everyone's heads, especially volunteering info about how well female spies and double agents can go unnoticed in a man's world.

After getting annoyed with Peggy's badgering,Chief Dooley caves in and gives Peggy some real field work to do tracking down a female assassin. We all know who that is by now don't we? Well we do but Peggy and Jarvis don't.

How to find a woman who may have been close enough to Stark to get her hands on his vault?

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 21:02 by David

If I ever want a career change I need to steer clear of intelligence work. 

It's not the secrecy or the dangerous missions, it's the training that worries me. Too much kill or be killed for my liking. I mean how do secret sinister organizations end up with so many members, the attrition rates are horrendous?

Just look at James Bond for example - at the beginning of "From Russia With Love" Red Grant garrotts one of his colleagues in a training exercise. What are we talking about here? How many recruits are cannon fodder for the successful Agents, and a more pertinent question. If the bad guys training is SO extreme and requires such high levels of skill, why are they always so bad at killing off the heroes? Presumably after all those fights on the way to their...

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 20:49 by David

Ah, those pesky men.

A quick list of some of the finest specimens...

Agent Thompson - self important,egotistical,smug, sexist, bigoted asshole.

Howard Stark - skirt-chasing, two-faced, arms dealing liar.

Edwin Jarvis - stuffy, useless in a fight and far too loyal to his master.

Agent Souza - Dogged, intelligent, sympathetic but looked down on because of his war injury.

Chief Dooley - Stark-hating, devious, suspicious but finally showing some competence. 

Mr Mink - sadistic, smuggling, extortionist murderer.

The prodigal billionaire returns as a smuggled package. Peggy and Jarvis deal with the smugglers trying to up their handling fee, but with nowhere of Stark's left unwatched by the SSR, there's only one place he can stay....

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 14:10 by Spindles

Welcome back one and all to the wonderful world of Westeros where I'm sure we're in for yet another season of the uplifting, light-hearted enterainment that we've come to associate with this fine show.

We kick off this year's sunny season opener with something slightly new. A flashback no less. We get a look back at a younger version of Cersei skipping merrily through the forest with one of her little friends. The reason for this little excursion soon becomes apparent as the plucky young Cersei tracks down the mad, scary witch lady who lives in the woods. Apparently she wants to know her future, and recieves what turns out to be a particularly accurate divination of what's in store for her in the years to come. Including a warning of one younger and prettier who will take...

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 21:10 by David

It's still a man's world for Agent Carter.

And the men are getting the ladies into a spot of bother.

Firstly at the Griffith Hotel where a daring lothario gets a resident expelled, and then in the office when Peggy has to think on her feet and come up with a plan protect Jarvis from cracking under interrogation by Agent Thompson and Chief Dooley.

At the Griffith, this means Dottie, a new neighbour for Peggy.

At the SSR the consequences are potentially career ruining.

We also learn Jarvis' secret and why he owes a debt to his employer.

Following up with Jarvis at Stark's vault gives a trail to a boat containing some of the missing inventions. And what a trail it is, so mind-bogglingly complex that it involves going downstream in the sewers...

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Monday, February 2, 2015 - 21:00 by David

After an Explosive (and Implosive) start to the series, we now need to get down to business. The business of clearing Howard Stark's name. 

Being such a popular, millionaire philanthropist playboy, you'd think that it would be quite tricky to find anyone willing to stick the boot in. Surprisingly you would be wrong. 

It's a given that the boys at SSR are none too fond, as Stark is their target, but unfortunately after one of the silent/scarred guys destroyed a factory in the last episode, the boss of Roxxon oil, Hugh Jones, makes an appearance.

Now I'm not one to jump to conclusions but...

CEO of company...

...an Oil company...

...and played by the one and only RAY WISE !!!!

Jump to your own conclusions, I'm saying nothing....

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