After eight seasons, three dragons, and countless candidates to take the Iron Throne, Game of Thrones is officially over. But not without more than its fair share of murders. And no, we’re not talking about actual, physical deaths (of which there were plenty); we’re talking about outright character assassination. In the series’ eight season, Game of Thrones proved that no character development was important enough to go unpunished; so, the team here at Writes of the Roundtable got together to
vent discuss all of the most outrageous character assassinations.
Because Game of Thrones season 8 was too upsetting for just our staff alone, we were joined by Ashley Thomas, “The Nerdy Blogger.” From her bio on Fangirlish:
She holds a B. A. in English Literature from Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee (c/o 2007) and a M. A. at Signum University in Literature and Language, concentrating in Imaginative Literature (c/o 2018). She would like to be Brienne of Tarth, Leslie Knope, and Hermione Granger when she grows up.
And now, without further ado, our Game of Thrones roundtable! Spoiler alert: It was a bloodbath.
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The moment we were waiting for has come and gone, Clockblockers. The Timeless movie aired on December 20, and gave us one of the most precious Christmas gifts we could have all asked for. Rufus was saved, Flynn turned out to be an amazing hero and Lyatt not only worked things out, but had a beautiful, beautiful happy ending. And don’t even get me started on Jiya, who always worked in the shadows of Mason Industries, and now is front and center in her own company with Rufus.
I had a lot to say about this epic finale in my review, so now I’m just sitting back and letting my fellow writers and Timeless fans discuss and fangirl over this fantastic show.
So sit tight, relax and join us as we dissect the ins and outs of the Timeless movie: “The Miracle of Christmas”.
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Whenever a new series is announced, it’s always difficult to decide whether or not to fit it into our increasingly busy schedules. One of ABC’s latest dramas, The Rookie, was on some of our watch lists. According to the network
Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being a Los Angeles police officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. If he can’t keep up with the young cops and the criminals, he’ll be risking lives including his own. But if he can use his life experience, determination and sense of humor to give him an edge, he may just become a success in this new chapter of his life.
So, should you try it or trash it? Check out what the Writes of the Roundtable had to say below the cut!
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Last week marked the 20th anniversary of the OG Charmed debut. And with the reboot premiering tonight, it made us stop and think about what the original show meant to an entire generation of fans, and what having a reboot made now means to us. A lot of us here at Writes of the Roundtable were huge fans of the original show and grew up watching the Halliwell sisters kick some serious demon ass.
The whole debacle that has ensued since it was announced they were making a new Charmed has really affected us, so we just had to sit down and talk about it. So sit back, relax and come discuss all things Charmed with us.
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Whenever a new series is announced, it’s always difficult to decide whether or not to fit it into our increasingly busy schedules. One of NBC’s latest dramas, New Amsterdam, wound up on some of our potential watch lists, so we decided to give it a shot. So, what’s this show all about? According to the network,
Inspired by the oldest public hospital in America, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution’s newest medical director, who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care.
So, should you try it or trash it? Check out what the Writes of the Roundtable, along with our special guest, Ana from TV Series Hub, had to say below the cut!
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Kids these days don’t know how good they have it: Rather than spending all summer watching reruns and wishing for new content, they now get to leap from one series’ hiatus to another’s premiere. With so many ways to watch television, there’s never such thing as downtime; and while it sometimes gets overwhelming, it’s much more preferable than the old way of doing things. So, with most of our favorite “regular season” shows either on hiatus or soon to be there, if you’re actually wondering what to watch next, check out our humble suggestions.
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Once Upon a Time,
There was an enchanted forest filled with all the classic characters we know.
OR think we know.
One day they found themselves trapped in a place where all their happy endings were stolen.
Seven years and many, many adventures later, they all found their happy endings once again, as the world said goodbye to Once Upon a Time.
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Timeless is the kind of underrated show that everyone deserves to hear about. It is well produced, well written, and has such a stellar cast that we seriously don’t understand why the series isn’t more popular. Timeless is critically acclaimed and boasts a hardcore fanbase, but it’s still fighting for a renewal — for reasons that completely baffle us.
Timeless season 2 delivered an even better story than the series’ first year, teaching viewers history lessons and making us fall in love with its amazingly complex characters all over again. We root for them, we cry with them, we hurt with them, and we most definitely want to keep them around for many seasons to come. The season 2 finale hit us all in the gut with a one-two sucker punch that left us breathless and grieving the death of a beloved character, only to turn around and make our heads spin with the mother of all plot twists.
So, we’re hopeful for a season 3, more history lessons, more Lyatt and most definitely more Rufus Carlin. Come on, NBC. We need to save Rufus!
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Every year, early May is a stressful time for TV fans. If your favorite show ended up on the bubble, this is the time when the anxiety sets in. You’re waiting on pins and needles to hear if your show has been renewed and will live on to see another season.
This year, there are a lot of series on the bubble. Some deserve to be there after a shitty season, but some of them still have us scratching our heads in confusion as to how they ended up there at all — yes, we’re talking about Timeless.
So, we gathered a few writers and TV fans to discuss which shows deserve to die a painful death and which ones absolutely need another season, lest we be the ones who might die of a broken heart.
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Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams are leaving Suits at the end of season 7. With just one last chance to visit their characters, Rachel Zane and Mike Ross, we decided to take some time to look back at their past contributions to the Pearson Hardman/Pearson Darby/Pearson Darby Specter/Pearson Specter/Pearson Specter Litt/Specter Litt universe and share our hopes for their futures. As will probably be obvious to any Suits viewer, these two talented actors and beloved characters will be sorely missed.
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