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Game of Thrones Recap: Episode 8, “No One”

Game of Thrones Recap: Episode 8, “No One”

GoT seems to be teaching us, as an audience, that its myriad plots are about character development and not (always) about how they play out. Take Arya, who opens this week’s show running away from the Waif and bleeding copiously from her stab wounds. Arya leads the Waif right to her sword, Needle, and shows off her training when she […]

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Well READ Acquires Emmy Award-Winning Host

Well READ Acquires Emmy Award-Winning Host

Emmy Award-winner Elisa Jaffe will join Seattle Times Book Editor Mary Ann Gwinn as host of Well READ on June 17. The veteran broadcast journalist, who has reported for Good Morning America as well as NPR, has interviewed dozens of best-selling authors—among them Dreams from My Father scribe President Barack Obama. The remainder of season five will include interviews […]

Game of Thrones, Episode 6 Recap: Blood of My Blood

Game of Thrones, Episode 6 Recap: Blood of My Blood

Just when it seemed things were coming together, “Blood of My Blood” introduces new storylines and tugs at our heartstrings in new ways. The title of this week’s episode points to its powerful closing scene, which finds Daenerys atop a dragon telling her vast army of bloodriders that she is at last ready to march her armies onto “wooden horses” […]

Mysteries on the Small Screen: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

Mysteries on the Small Screen: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

Title: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Starring: Essie Davis, Ashleigh Cummings, Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt First aired: February 2012–present Where you can watch it: Netflix, Amazon, PBS, iTunes I grew up in a PBS-only house, which meant I ended up watching a lot of mysteries as a kid, so I have a very fond nostalgia for the […]

Game of Thrones, Episode 5 Recap: The Door

Game of Thrones, Episode 5 Recap: The Door

Lots of jaw-dropping this week: the ladies take control, the Whitewalkers rear their ugly, ice-blue-eyed heads, and secrets from the past are revealed, mainly, “Hold the door!” Finally, in the sixth season of Game of Thrones, “The Door,” Hodor’s namesake and destiny are revealed: to hold the door closed and keep the Whitewalkers away from […]

Mysteries on the Small Screen: Luther

Mysteries on the Small Screen: Luther

Title: Luther Starring: Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley, Ruth Wilson First aired: 2010 Where you can watch it: Netflix, Amazon Prime “Do you ever worry you’re on the devil’s side without even knowing it?” DCI John Luther (Elba) asks colleague Ian Reed (Mackintosh) while standing on the roof of the London police […]

Mysteries on the Small Screen: Broadchurch

Mysteries on the Small Screen: Broadchurch

Title: Broadchurch Starring: David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Arthur Darville, Matthew Gravelle, David Bradley. First Aired: ITV, March 2013 – present Where you can watch it: Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix, YouTube (dependent on region) Small town, big crimes. That’s the premise of Broadchurch, a mystery set in small-town England where the young Danny Latimer is found murdered […]

Game of Thrones, Episode 4 Recap: Book of the Stranger

Game of Thrones, Episode 4 Recap: Book of the Stranger

What an episode! This week’s episode is really turning up the heat (pardon my pun) and lighting the way with some feminist, female power. For a show that’s received a lot of criticism about its treatment of women, this episode offers something to remedy. The best GoT episodes are the ones that end with a […]

Mysteries on the Small Screen: The People v. O.  J. Simpson

Mysteries on the Small Screen: The People v. O. J. Simpson

Title: American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson Starring: John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sara Paulson, Courtney B. Vance, David Schwimmer, and Nathan Lane First aired: 2016 Where you can watch it: FXNow, Hulu, Amazon Prime Did you watch the ten-part FX series The People v O. J. Simpson? It was based on […]

Game of Thrones, Episode 3 Recap: Oathbreaker

Game of Thrones, Episode 3 Recap: Oathbreaker

With week three’s episode, “Oathbreaker,” the Game of Thrones crew is starting to pull its storylines together. While not one of the most action-packed 50 minutes we’ve seen, this episode was driven by pathos. For me, it was a bit of a relief we well, as I’d been itching for the new season to dig […]

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