Tag: Critical Analysis

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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When The Make-Over Drains Your Soul – A Further Criticism of 2019 Jasmine

  Now I know what you’re thinking. Didn’t I already discuss why Jasmine was bad in the last CG? Yes. Yes, I did. But to my everlasting shame and eternal regret I did not manage to effectively communicate my humongously big buggaboo for the 2019 Jasmine. You see, poor Analyze fell asleep during my five …

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When Does the Cycle End? – Discussing the Main Issue With The Walking Dead

  Note: This article was written after the mid-finale of the first half of season 9. Therefore it doesn’t keep the second half in mind, nor is that necessary. I know what happens in the second half and nothing really argues against the smackdown I’m about to lay down. The best things of that half …

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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. Throughout the series we see them fight each other, try to dominate each other, distrust each other and slaughter …

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One Step Forward, Twenty Steps Back – Why Hope Mikaelson Has No Character Arc

(Warning: this audio clip can get a wee bit loud. Please make sure your ears are still attached after listening if you use a headphone) I really didn’t want to watch season 5 of the Originals. I just didn’t. I knew before I even watched it that it would be awful. I knew that season …

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The Broken Man on the Broken Wheel – Why King Bran Doesn’t Work

  All hail king Bran The Broken, The First of His Name, King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Six Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm! May his reign be long and blessed. May he fix the country and right all the wrongs. May he gov- Oh screw it. What the …

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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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The Charge of the Dothraki? – Explaining What Cavalry Is All About

  Oh hai there, it’s me, Maddy. I’m in the army now! Together with my bestie Analyze I’ve enrolled in the Dothraki super duper special awesome horde. I could not refuse the plastic bow I got for free! And my dearest Analyze says he’s a khal now! He’s leading the Dothraki army! We’re waiting for …

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