Season 7 – Game of Thrones return

Game of Thrones is back! After a longer than ever time, due to increasing production demands, Season 7 is now with us. Foxtel, in Australia, struck a major blow against piracy by dropping the price of their streaming service and then promptly having an outage during the season premiere, yay for Australian internet! Anyway, this… Read more »

2 minute Review: Hit and Run

Time for another quick review, and if you are looking for something light but with action, Hit and Run is your movie. There is so many romance/action movies out there that are just rubbish, but this isn’t one of them. What Hit and Run does differently is it makes the relationships actually feel human. Everyone… Read more »

American Gods Review

American Gods

It’s been a while since the last post here on Couch, life happens and unfortunately this site doesn’t get the love that it needs sometimes. But we are back! If you haven’t read the book American Gods by Neil Gaiman and don’t want to spoil the series, I would highly recommend heading over to Book… Read more »

Netflix Australia

Downloading Netflix

The big news of streaming (or not streaming) is that Netflix is now offering the ability to download certain movies and shows through their app on tablet and phone. This is an absolutely huge game changer, especially for people who travel a lot, or are away from reliable WiFi services – think while travelling with… Read more »

the exorcist review

The Exorcist guest post

Just a quick note that Couch Potato Psychology has written a blog post over at The Moon is a Dead World horror blog. The post is in time for the Halloween season and is written about the horror classic The Exorcist. You can find the full post here. In staying with the theme, what is… Read more »

westworld

Westworld Episode 1

Westworld just premiered on HBO to the highest figures since True Detective! But of course it did, Game of Thrones and any number of other great HBO series set it up for them! The question is, does Westworld stack up? The answer seems to be a resounding yes (with a current 9.3 rating on imdb)…. Read more »

mad max without cgi

Mad Max without CGI is incredible

When Mad Max was released and reviewed it was known that a lot of the effects were practical effects rather than computer generated. By practical effects, we mean that the explosions actually happened rather than it being drawn and built through computer aid. Now a pre-production video has been released showing these effects in action and it… Read more »

psycholog of Stranger Things review

Psychology of Stranger Things

We have previously reviewed Stranger Things, but it is time for the psychology of Stranger Things and a little exploration of the psychological themes that sit in the background of the show. So what is there to say about an adventure series about some pre-adolescent kids and a couple of helpful adults? Well, a lot,… Read more »

Batman vs Superman

2 minute Review – Batman vs Superman

I reviewed the Suicide Squad, which I watched in quick succession after Batman Vs Superman and I have to say that I preferred the latter. They both got tons of promo, but I would say that Suicide Squad was more anticipated, especially given the Bat-fleck aspect of BvS and the fact that many people were… Read more »

psychology of Mr Robot

The Psychology of Mr Robot

Hello friend I was recently interviewed on the Ars Technica ‘Decrypted’ podcast by the awesome Nathan Matisse, looking at the psychology of Mr Robot and the theories behind what Elliot is suffering from and how well this is executed in the show. I will write more on Mr Robot in the coming few days, but… Read more »

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  • Psychology of Game of Thrones News

    To coincide with the new series of Game of Thrones, there will be a new e-book being released with all the current analyses in further depth in addition to new characters and scenarios. The e-book will be released on Amazon for Kindle and through a few other sellers for other e-book formats. Joffrey, Arya, Cersei… Read more »

  • The Psychology of Homeland

    For all the media attention that mental health gets, it is unfortunately those who are the worst who get any attention at all, the incarcerated, the suicides, the police shootings, and the chronically unwell have a disproportionate representation in the media. We talk forever about the perils of mental health and that we need to… Read more »

  • Matthew McConaughy as Randall Flagg..Failure to Launch?

    So for those who have been paying attention, The Stand by Stephen King is getting translated into movie form – after some pretty ordinary TV movie attempts. This time around, however, it is to be a star studded event, with Matthew McConaughy being a prospect for Randall Flagg, the villain of the novel. I am… Read more »

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    Forever Alone – The Ballad of Jorah Mormont

    OK, so to get it straight, these posts are based on the TV series of Game of Thrones and not the books. Why? For a few reasons. Firstly, I feel like the TV series is more accessible to more people, whether it is a time thing, or not a fondness for reading too much, whatever… Read more »

  • Update from Couch Potato

    It has been a little while since I posted some content here and I have to apologise to everyone who has been waiting for something new. I have been particularly busy over at Insite Psychology which has been great, but has really taken me away from here, which is not so great. Besides that, one of… Read more »

  • Penny Dreadful psychology

    Penny Dreadful

    Penny Dreadful, a show that I only accidentally stumbled across, is a period drama about a group of supernatural investigators who are on the trail of one of the parties’ daughter who has been kidnapped by an unknown supernatural force. The series seamlessly melds several stories from UK based horror stories from the 1800’s. There… Read more »

  • Psychology of Westeros

    Psychology of Westeros

    This article focusses on the Psychology of Westeros as seen through the Game of Thrones series of posts, which look at the psychological characteristics of some of the main players in the game, and acts as a bit of a recap of the posts and further information about upcoming posts. Remember also that this is… Read more »

  • Psychology Mountain and Red Viper

    The Mountain and The Red Viper – Psychology of Fighting

    So it has been aired now, the fight between the Mountain and the Red Viper and the outcome is now known to all. The Mountain has taken the fight, although seemingly grievously wounded, against the Red Viper – seemingly sending Tyrion to his death. But knowing GoT anything could happen from here. In saying this,… Read more »

  • The Mountain and The Hound

    The Mountain and The Hound

    OK kiddies, if you have stumbled across this page looking a Disney classic, you are going to be very disappointed, this is not a story of star crossed puppies, unless of course one of those puppies seared the face of it’s brother on a fire, then this is the story that you are looking for…. Read more »

  • Mental illness in film

    The above infographic looks at mental illness in film between the years 2000-2013, inclusive. The list of included movies was compiled by using the IMDB user ratings and including the top 10 movies for each year. Of 130 movies, only 9 of these portrayed mental illness as either a main theme of the movie, or… Read more »