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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 »

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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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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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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 »

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Stranger Things

Stranger Things has been yet another hit for Netflix worldwide and again seems that everything they do turns to gold. Now there are the few people who didn’t like the series and say that it was cliche, but that is exactly what was great about it and made me fall in love with it. There… Read more »

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Game of Thrones – No One

This post may not follow the actual way that the show was edited, but I think that writing about each of the location/character sets is far easier to follow. The Hound is on the march, catching a few of the Bannerless men joking about in the forest poking their fingers in each others bums –… Read more »

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Game of Thrones – The Broken Man

Protect your chickens kiddies, it’s the HOUND! Time to get hyped for Cleganebowl! As in all of the episodes the title often refers to more than one interaction or character  and The Broken Man of this episode can definitely be directed towards Sandor Clegane who seems to have settled in a quiet religious sect, doing… Read more »

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Game of Thrones ‘Blood of my Blood’

Well, this week was a lot better than last week! We pick up where we left off with the Bran and Meera show – Bran is warging and has flashes of several significant events, primarily what looks like the Mad King and his death at the hands of Jamie. As we flash back to the… Read more »

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Game of Thrones – The Concierge

This week’s Thrones was rubbish, I can’t say anymore than that for most of the episode until the final 5 minutes and even then it had it’s problems. We had the issue of Littlefinger somewhat resolved after Sansa put her foot down with Brienne in tow and told him what was going to be required… Read more »

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So what’s up with Melisandre’s necklace

We all remember it vividly, not just because of the scene itself – but also the fact that the scene was only a few weeks ago – the scene where Melisandre lost faith and removed the necklace to reveal herself as an old hag. That shuffle towards the bed was truly horrifying, given her previous… Read more »