Posts by Peter Counter

Gotham Episode 1.2 Recap

This week on Gotham, a new enemy emerges: expository dialogue. Meanwhile, Penguin runs away with an episode named after the once and future Catwoman.

Game of Thrones Episode 4.10 Recap

Doing justice to its title, the Game of Thrones season finale passes the torch to the next generation of throne-gamers: “The Children” have finally ascended to vitally important roles, no longer playing the victims to the machinations of their parents. Happy Father’s Day!

Game of Thrones Episode 4.9 Recap

The power of “The Watchers On The Wall” is that, after 38 episodes of being told again and again that good people are weak because of their codes, we are finally shown hope in the most unlikely of places.

Game of Thrones Episode 4.8 Recap

“The Mountain and the Viper” is about history. Some people dwell on the past and worry, others look back and find identity. One specifically unfortunate man has allowed his past to fester, making him prone to a mind-crushing lust for vengeance.

A Million Ways To Die In The West Review

Say what you want about Seth MacFarlane, that man can write a “guy pooping into a hat” joke that’ll really make you think. But unfortunately, too much of A Million Ways To Die In The West is oddly serious and laugh-free.

The Man Who Ate Himself:
Hannibal Season Two

When it comes to understanding exactly what to expect from Hannibal, the two most important characters are symbolic representations of who Will Graham and the titular serial killer are not. At least not anymore.

Game of Thrones Episode 4.7 Recap

“Mockingbird” is all about unfunny jokes: lies that are told to make sense of chaos and control the actions of others. Game of Thrones is not a funny show, but this episode illustrates that it still has a use for humour.