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What is up with Cersei’s hair?

Ok, I know that there is tons of stuff happening in Game of Thrones at the moment, but can we pause and try to work out what is happening with Cersei’s hair? Why isn’t it growing back, there has been significant time between when it was cut off and now. Sure it may be stress,… Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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  • 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 »

  • Products for your inner geek

    I thought I would take a but of a break from the regular posts and put up something completely different today (hey, it’s the weekend). I am a geek by heart (if doing psychological analysis of fictional characters didn’t tell you this already…) and every so often there is an awesome product that I come… Read more »

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    The making of a sociopath – Jeff Lindsay on writing Dexter

    I recently had the privilege of being able to ask some questions of the creator of Dexter Morgan, Jeff Lindsay, about the process and experience of writing a character like Dexter (now up to 7 books and the TV series.)  I wanted to write on Dexter as he is a strong character who has held his own… Read more »

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    Psychology of Cersei Lannister

    As always, please read the Disclaimer and also remember that this post WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS for the current season (Season 4) of Game of Thrones on HBO. If you want to read more of these analyses check out Diagnosing Westeros – The Psychology of Game of Thrones currently available on the Amazon store as an… Read more »

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    Why do people watch reality TV?

    I have said it before (and I’ll probably say it again) but I find reality tv annoying. I find it contrived and the amount of ‘drama’ which occurs in this augmented reality is far more than what we see in everyday ‘real’ life.  The strange thing is that what is termed to be ‘reality’ is actually… Read more »

  • Psychology of Game of Thrones

    Reeking of Stockholm

    The fourth in a series on the Psychology of Game of Thrones brings us to the character of Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen). Remember to read the disclaimer on this site and also remember that this series focusses on the current television series (Season 4) and as a result contains SPOILERS! With that out of the… Read more »

  • Group Therapy Sons of Anarchy

    Sons of Anarchy (SOA) is a television series documenting the life and times of the motorcycle club of the same name in Redwood County, California, particularly following the journey of Jackson (Jax) Teller from being a member in the club through to his reign as President of the MC. The Sons are a tight knit… Read more »

  • Psychology of Game of Thrones – Stannis

    This is the third instalment in the Psychology of Game of Thrones series, previous posts here and here – The world of Game of Thrones is filled with wondrous creatures, magic and myth, but is there a different explanation for it all? Could it be that some of the characters are actually suffering from psychotic… Read more »

  • Psychology of Arya

    Psychology of Game of Thrones – Arya

    This is the second instalment in the psychology of Game of Thrones series, last week we looked at the polarising character of Joffrey (OK, not polarising at all, let’s face it we were all on the same pole of disliking him intensely..) It is at this time I remind you of the Disclaimer to this… Read more »

  • Why am I doing this?

    Wait, tone of voice is really hard to convey via the written form, I mean “Why am I doing this?” not “Why am I doing this?” OK, nope still not working.. OK, for real this time, why am I doing this, you may ask. I am a fully qualified Psychologist and I am writing about… Read more »