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First Lady Michelle Obama Carpool Karaoke

The Obamas are pretty much the coolest Presidential couple I’ve ever seen. Well, Justin Trudeau might give them a run for their money in the years to come. But still.

I think internationally, most observers don’t get the hate so many Americans have for Obama. Some of it is warranted of course; I definitely don’t condone the drone strikes. But his work in the White House has been hampered by the Republicans since they retook the House and Senate just two years into his tenure, and he’s struggled to compromise and push through relevant reforms. Still, he’s not the worst US President by a long shot. Especially not when Trump is in the race to replace him.

Game of Thrones Seasons 5 & 6

Wow.

If season 5 was intense, season 6 was just epic. There’s no way one single blog post can cover everything I might want to say about two incredible seasons worth of television. I’m not even sure I have enough within me to cover so many different character arcs. It’s why I’m in utter admiration of George R.R. Martin for creating such a world, and for David Benioff and Daniel Weiss for turning it into epic television and crafting that marvelous season 6 (which takes the series past the books).

So, without further ado…

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Goodbye, MythBusters

I’ll miss ’em immensely. The explosions got tired after a while, and the recent myths about zombies and movie science were a bit silly, but I’ve watched some amazing episodes and been surprised more than a fair bit by the conclusions of some myths.

They made science fun, and made me love science even more. So here’s to you, the MythBusters. Your show may have ended, but the spirit of discovery and exploration, of questioning and experimenting will never die. Godspeed, and goodbye.

Game of Thrones Season 4

Love Arya+The Hound, Tyrion and Oberyn, bored of Danaerys, spoilered long ago, impressed by Baelish and want to write a character like him, respect for Jack Gleeson for playing Joffrey, super interesting characters everywhere like Brienne, Tyrells, no sympathy for Theon, Samwell is a well meaning idiot, major issue with army of Unsullied marching without food and shelter, Podrick+Brienne+Jamie are hilarious, touching is Missandei/GreyWorm, Sansa got scary finally, Bran’s story a bit meh, Samwell+Gilly is so sweet, meh CGI skeletons, awesome Brienne/Hound fight, Arya gets even scarier, and Tyrion wins at life

So I finally got around to watching Season 4 of Game of Thrones. I’ve been bombarded with spoilers much earlier in the year as it was airing, so I had a good idea of what to expect as I sat down and started watching the episodes in earnest. It took a while for me to get going, especially since a lot of the plot and characters felt foreign having not seen them for some time. It was a good season filled with even more interesting characters, albeit without anything really blowing me away.

It might make sense to some for a review to go in episodic order, but I feel that for a show as complex as Game of Thrones, while multiple concurrent arcs, it makes more sense to focus on characters and the stories surrounding them, rather than the twitchy nature of each episode. Obviously, there are going to be major spoilers ahead.

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