I loved both of Theon's major scenes: his long-needed talk with Jon as well as Theon's Fight Club. Interesting how the episode starts with Bronn joking around about what dickless soldiers have to fight for... Well, Theon's going to show us, baybee! He splashes that salt water on his face and is reborn.
The way this season dispatched with Littlefinger was really dopey and obvious. It didn't square with how he's been established as a master planner and schemer for all these years. His manipulation of the sisters was so transparent, and we're supposed to believe he had zero contingency plans in case they saw through it? This storyline was pro wrestling quality. Yeah, I went there. I hope GRRM writes a very different, more satisfying end to the Littlefinger saga in the next couple of decades.
Overall, the writing on this show has devolved into audience-pleasing fan fiction... but it's still a very fun spectacle to watch.
My exclusive sneak peak of Season 8, when Jaime Lannister learns the Whole Truth about Jon and Dany:
For me, John Carpenter at his peak is They Live and Big Trouble... but Escape from New York is quite good. It's a little more cramped and cheap than you might expect, but the atmosphere and music are on point. Years ago I was looking into obscure rap sub-genres and came across this mixtape that mashes up Carpenter's score with Lil Wayne. Here's one of the sickest tracks:
Besides the hilarious surfing scene I can't endorse Escape from L.A. Really bad writing and bad, early CG on that one...
I jumped onto the Swedish stream just in time for one of the hosts do the traditional Ukrainian dance with a bunch of audience members. In other words, the crouch-and-kick dance that Zangief does with Gorbachev at the end of Street Fighter 2. Yeah!