Tag: Critical Analysis

Missing the Light at the End of the Tunnel – Why The Originals’ Ending Doesn’t Work

  The Originals has been over for quite some time at this point. And many people were… not entirely satisfied with the ending. That is to say that I hope the writer’s room for Legacies is fireproof and they don’t accept fanmail without thorough inspection. But why were their dearest fans so upset? What lies …

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From Pit Bulls to Puppies – How the Originals Were Trivialized

  “He’s here. This was a mistake. He wants me dead, Rose! I can’t do this! You give her to him, he’ll have mercy on you, but I need to get out of here.” Moments later a knock on the door. The door of the old manor slowly creaks open and a man in an …

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We Hoped to Kind of Avoid the Expected – Subversion in the Long Night vs. the Red Wedding

  There once was a TV-viewer who’s mother mysteriously disappeared. All that remained of her was a comb with strange red hair and a torn note with the letters G, T and S written vertically. Her bed unmade, her clothes all gone. The man was scared. What had become of his beloved mother? Had she …

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A Hopeless Defence – Debunking Common Arguments in Defence of Season 8 of Game of Thrones

  Season 8 of Game of Thrones, what can I say about it other than that it was wonderous. A true marvel to behold. Never have I seen such expertly crafted melodrama. Such a complete subversion of expectations. I mean, I thought it might be good. They showed me! Where else would you see a …

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Was Vampire Hitler Right? – How Season 5’s Ending Betrays Its Themes

  The species of New Orleans have been at war for as long as we can remember. From the beginning of the show it is made very clear that vampires, werewolves and witches don’t get along. And with “don’t get along” I mean New Orleans’ most popular sport is golf with another species’ eyeballs. Throughout …

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What Character Arc? – Why Damon’s Transformation into a Human Was a Betrayal

  Damon Salvatore is perhaps one of the most beloved characters in “The Vampire Diaries.” And this isn’t surprising. He’s funny, he’s beautiful, he’s alluring, he’s mysterious, he’s kind of a bad boy (alright, a lot of a bad boy) and yet he’s ultimately sympathetic, so long as you forget about all the killing. So …

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Come At Me Bro – Why I Hate Lyanna Mormont

  Brave, strong, fearless, puts the assholes in their place and is loyal to the heroes. All of these words describe Lyanna Mormont. Officially introduced in season 5 and making her first on-screen appearance in season 6, ever since then she (and her 62 men, can’t forget about those) have been steadfast supporters of our …

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A Lot – What Went Wrong with Game of Thrones

  As you all well know we’re sticklers for consistency and sobriety here at Analytical Madness. So when we watched the latest seasons of Game of Thrones we found ourselves a bit… puzzled. And not just a bit puzzled. But more like you found a box in a random trashcan and like half the puzzle …

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A Bad Pussy by Any Other Name – What We Want & Dread About Season 8 of Game of Thrones

7 Min Read   Since the final season of Game of Thrones is upon us, I thought this was a perfect moment to begin spreading my wisdom to you all. Therefore I have invited the local jester to join me for our first Critique Geeks outlining exactly what we dread (ooooh, scary) and what we …

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A Regrettable Retrospective – Season 3’s Missed Opportunities

  The Originals’ third season is at an end and with this in mind I think a retrospective is in order. As I was thinking about the season, I found myself often wondering about things that I thought were underdeveloped or some of its missed opportunities. And through the magic of the internet I now …

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