Jaqen 1

Same old stuff...only this week's version...

Congrats to Real Madrid on their La Liga victory and Juventus on their Serie A victory...I think I would have preferred this to happen about two years ago but hey, I'm still happy for both. No comment required on the debacle that was Napoli this weekend.

The Mad Hatter was back on Once Upon a Time...now if only I could find a way to get him, August and ex-Sherriff Graham on screen together for the season finale I think my fairytale world will be complete. *sigh* A girl can hope. (yes, I'm talking like Jaqen again).

Hear that? Nothing, right? Well that is the sound of a million San/San fans rendered speechless by the Hound rescuing Sansa on this week's episode of A Game of Thrones. I argue it may have been even better than the book version. If that scene didn't break the social media networks, I'm pretty certain Tyrion slapping Joffrey will at least cause Tumblr to explode. It took a brick to hit me over the head before I realized that was Roose Bolton talking to Robb (at least I assume that is who he was since he was talking about sending his 'bastard' to recapture Winterfell). I expected Roose to be a LOT older. Oh hi Ygritte. Adorable. I'm still waiting for the first "You know nothing, Jon Snow." Geez, Jon is so pretty this season...him and Loras need to get together at some point to, ahem, discuss hair products. Jaqen's second kill was completely different from the book. Although I do miss the 'bathing' scene that leads up to the second death, the Arya HBIC moment more than made up for it. Did you see Jaqen's reactions to her demands? LMAO...but of course he complies. Love this pairing. They need to find a way to keep Jaqen around and hopefully expand his role like they did for Osha. Second week in a row, the best scenes were those between Tywin and Arya. Thanks for letting us know about Jaime's dyslexia #factsIdidnotneedtoknowbutfindstrangelyendearing. A lot of minor to somewhat major changes from book to screen as this season progresses. Most of the changes I've been okay with (EXCEPT THE REEDS) but what was with that Dany finale scene? That took me by surprise. I can't say as I recall any of that from the books (the massacre, the stolen dragons, etc). I'm curious to see where they are going with this.

Meanwhile over on the recently-renewed-for-a-third-season-presumably-sans-Juan The Borgias. WTF Micheletto? Where did that come from? Were the writers thinking 'let's see, what haven't we done yet? Oh right, a gay (and presumed incestuous) sex scene in a graveyard.' Well they checked that one off the list last night <_< Nonetheless, it was still not as good, or bad, depending upon how you look at it, as the sex in the corpse of the last supper room. (Sidenote: all my earlier fantasies about Chez circa 5-8 years ago seem so tame in comparison to this stuff...I feel so uncreative). On to Chez and Cat...correct me if I'm wrong but all they did last night was eat and have sex? I really hope that comment didn't sound like I was complaining. After last night I'm pretty sure you can all understand why, about a year or so ago, I kept petitioning for the role of Caterina Sforza. Seriously though, how many sex scenes can there be in one episode of The Borgias? And I was PMSing to boot. I'm pretty sure the writers are trying to torture me. No wait, they would have included some Juan if they wanted to really finish me off. Next week can we go for an entire episode devoted exclusively to Juan's exploits in Spain? BTW this guy who is playing Piero de Medici reminds me of Leonard from TBBT...LOL. Piero is such a dullard...I can't believe he was Il Magnifico's son! No wonder why Machiavelli calls all the shots in Florence. Eek with the Savonarola...so creepy. Can't wait for the Friars in the Fires. Likely given The Borgias penchant for the dramatic it will be quite the extravaganza. Best quote ever on this, and arguably any, show = Caterina Sforza while, err, umm, 'seducing', Chez: "The game is mine, the bed is mine, the choice is mine and for one more night at least you may be mine". *memorizes this for future use*. Best awkward scene NOT involving sex (my, my, so few sex-free scenes to choose from): Chez meeting Micheletto's mom. Thankfully that painfully-saccharine-and-too-cute-for-words version of Chez was later replaced by the butter-knife-wielding-Giovanni-Sforza-heart-ripping-out-vengeance-seeking Chez that I know and love. Fabulous performance by Francois - Chez went through quite the gamut of emotions throughout this episode when he wasn't having sex and Francois carried it off without a hitch. Lastly....where the f*** is Gioffre? I thought Rickon Stark was bad but at least he shows up every now and again. Gioffre is completely MIA and not one mention of concern from any family member. Poor kid...in the scope of things, grading on the Borgia family scale of wickedness, Gioffre is the 'nice' one after all. Doesn't anyone miss him? Then again with a wife like Sancia it's a miracle if the boy ever comes up for air.
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Jaqen is so cool. They need to find a way to keep him around. And hopefully Tywin doesn't leave Harrenhal too soon...I so look forward to his scenes with Arya.

Theon and Joffrey got nothing on Ramsay Bolton...just sayin' (or perhaps, warning). Actually I am much more sympathetic to tv Theon than I ever was to book Theon. When I read this book (the second book that is what is being aired right now as Season Two), Theon became my most hated character. I loathed him with a passion. TV Theon I really just feel sad for him...

There should be a warning on The Borgias, perhaps a countdown..."please note, Cesare will be wearing leather pants in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1..." No one this side of Jim Morrison has ever looked so good in black leather pants. Juan is back next week...but it won't be pretty...it's all downhill from here for him :(