Winter is Here!

Hurray!

We finally made it. Winter is Here!

After a long, excruciating wait of 13 months, Game of Thrones finally returns. The ecstacy we feel makes up for the long wait, and the painful truth realization that we’re approaching the end. Though talks of multiple spinoffs being considered are meant to give us hope – we do know that there’s not going to be another Cersei, Jon, Arya, Dany, and the many other (still living) participants of the war of the seven kingdoms. We can take solace in the fact that many more beautiful graphics awaits us even as we herald the Great War.

Who do you think will die this season?

Who will survive?

Above all – Do you think Bran will be the one to lead the Walkers into Westeros? I want to know what you think.

#GOTs7

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Rinzy’s best TV shows of the season 2016/2017

It’s the month of June, a month after most of our favorite TV shows have taken a bow for the season. As expected, most networks have rolled out announcements for shows that will an won’t be returning to our screens (that’s a topic for another time). Today, Rinzy will be listing TV shows that gave him excitement week after week, shows that caused him inability to sleep because of anticipation. This is Rinzy’s review for best shows of the TV season 2016/2017.

  • Arrow (S5)

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Oh! Ohh! Ooooh! My sweet sweet Arrow. Who would have every thought it was possible for a show that has lot its way for two seasons to get back on track? Definitely not me. But with the miracle of this season, I’ve learnt that nothing is impossible with regards to this.

Behind every Hero there must be a more awesome Villain. Arrow’s fifth season buttressed that point. Since the time of Slade Wilson, Arrow hasn’t received much in terms of villain’s development, until now. Prometheus is his name, the man who gave Arrow a new breath of fresh life. I enjoyed every little detail of this season, every episode. Prometheus was so good and the effects of his existence so awesome that he committee suicide to drive home his point.

  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (S4)

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 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been one of the most consistent shows on TV today. Since its sophomore year, AoS has consistently upped its game in a way that’ll easily make some low budget SciFi movie go to bed in shame. This year, they did it again: Bigger and Better they call it, and its because the show’s producers did their homework well with the three ppd story formula (and also because of The Ghostrider). No hard guesses why AoS is easily one of my favorites this year. It’s a pity that the long future of this show is in doubts because of ratings; I keep wondering why same people invest so much time in insane shows. Don’t answer that: I know why.

  • Feud

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Anything with Jessica Lange is Okay by me. Yes! Then, through in Susan Saradon and a host of others jn a shpw self titled ‘Feud’, amd you’ve got me hooked for 8 weeks. Feud was easily one of my best choice for 2017: A time-period show based on the constant friction between two household actresses of the 20’s. Who wouldn’t love that?

  • Legion (S1)


    For as far back my memories go, I’ve been a fan of all things Xmen. I grew up loving them. But for some reason, I couldn’t keep up with Legion when it originally aired in Febrary. I recently tried it again, and gbam! Awesome. This show is arguably one of my favorite this year. Thankfully, it’s returning for another round of adventure with The Shadow King.

    Rinzy Reviews: American Gods (S1)

    Network: Starz

    Episodes: 8 // Duration: 55 mins.

    Starring: Ian McShane, 

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    American Gods is another master piece that has taken the world be surprise. The insatiable hunger begins while the strain yo wait for more takes over.

    The above is RRs recap for the wonder that was the first season of American Gods (AG).

    When AG first started, I had my reservations. It was an extreme slow burner that showed signs of going somewhere , only that the viewer couldn’t really see. I must confess, the person of Ian McShabe kept me hooked, and the characterization of Mad Sweeny. I also had to go online to get a little idea abouy the potential of the show, and I remained onboard. A decision I praise today.

    AG is not your conventional show. Very much like HBO’s Westworld, the show is confusing in its own right. All you keep hearing about are the gods who are at war, but you never get to actually see any real action. Most of the beauty of this show was in the dialogue between characters, monologues used as voice over at the beginning of almost every episode, and the beautiful costumes. Star didn’t spare the bank in making sure that this show resonates with fans… a risk that paid off, because the world can’t seem to calm down for a second season.

    Who are the American Gods?

    They are the gods of the earth. Gods who humans all around the world worshipped and those that are still worship, and their arrival in America.

    I know the above might be confusing, let me further clarify.

    There are two camps of gods here:

    1. The old gods
    2. The new gods.

    As their name implies, the old gods are fast fading away, mostly shadows of their former selves as the world has moved on and has almost entirely stopped worshipping them. The gods here range from, Odin, the Norse war god, to Bilquis, a god whose worship is expressed through sexual pleasure, Vulcan, the volcano god, etc. The classification of the new is where it gets interesting. The new gods are the manifestation of new ideas that have taken over the world. In this case we have, Mr. World, Tech boy, Fashion, Social media, etc.

    Both factions are obviously strained and as Mr. Wednesday (Ian NcShane’s character) always mentioned, war loomed.

    Mr. Wednesday (finally revealed at the season finale tone Odin) recruited a certain mysterious man, fresh out of prison, by the name Shadow Moon, to be his right hand man. For the better part of the season, Wednesday thought it wise to let Shad own witness all the WTF happenings of the god and yet not reveal his real nature to him. He did save the reveal for the best possible time though. AG hasn’t yet told us why Shadow’s so important to Wednesday’s plans, something I feel will be addressed in the second season. This lag hasn’t stopped diehard fans from theorizing to the best of their abilities how Shadow factors in. What we do authoritatively know from the show is that Wednesday had Mad Sweeny kill Shadow’s wife to make him broken and at a state where he could easily offer his life to the services of the Norse god.


    Laura (Shadow’s wife or Dead wife, as Mad Sweeny calls her) forced the truth out of the latter, an information she has going into the new season. Though such information seems pretty useless as Shadow finally confessed to Wednesday that he believed; a profession that obviously empowered Wednesday into his state as Odin to incapacitate the many minions of Mr. World present. It means that Laura’s discovery and subsequent conversation with Shadow might not do much to sway Wednesday’s plans which is already in motion. This is bad needs for Laura because whatever magic is keeping her undead isn’t stopping her corpse from decaying: she’s alive thanks to a certain powerful coin from Mad Sweeny but her body is still a decomposing corpse.
    There are so much dynamics to the story, many gods already introduced and more still to come to factor into the coming war, AG keeps looking promising.

    American Gods will return sometime in 2018 on Starz.

    TV Review: Power (S04 E02)

    Things are really looking bad for James St. Patrick. And Angela too.

    For this review I’ll just be asking questions.

    • Do you think Angela really believes Jamie killed Greg?
    • Do you think Tommy will go down this season because of his relationship with Jamie?
    • Do you think Mike will be caught?
    • Do you think Mike will kill Angela as he did Greg Knox?

    These and many more are the questions I got stuck with after watching this episode. 

    Jamie has been authorized for the death penalty should the jury prove his guilty of the crime of murder. This all but adds more layer of trouble to this man.

    I also want to comment on the long overdue stupidity exhibited by Tariq. Jamie’s oldest child and only son has shown to be very stupid. Too stupid for a child his age. As expected, Tasha seems to be the one suffering the most. Personally, I feel Tasha should be voted the best wife of the year.

    Power returns next Sunday on Starz.

    Trailer Alert – The Cult of Chucky

    Remember Chucky? That evil, man-killing dull. Yes. He’s back! And I’m super excited.

    The trailer for the movie did everything a trailer should, kept me on my toe as I anticipate the movie’s arrival.

    Taking a quote from one of the characters in the movie… “A true classic never goes out of style.” The movie seems to be about a cult in a mental hospital trying to reinstate Chucky’s reign, in the hearts and minds of her inmates.

    Click here to watch the trailer.

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