Welcome to Punching Pete Campbell’s second edition of the Game of Thrones Power Rankings. Before proceeding, be sure to review last week’s rankings, which barely resemble this week’s edition after pretty much every major character took a steaming pile of crap (literally, in one case) to the face Sunday night.
Three major factors go into our rankings: 1) overall likability/how much we want the character to die, 2) developments from the most recent episode and 3) how much actual power the characters currently hold in the show. And of course, there’s our own subjectivity, which we won’t hide.
One last very important order of business: SPOILER ALERT: The following entries contain information from the most recent episode of Game of Thrones: “The Old Gods and the New” (Season 2, Episode 6).
Posted by C.W. Sesno on May 7, 2012
Overall, I give this remake of the Game of Thrones introduction a solid A-minus. I had hoped to hear back from the creator to find out what went into doing this, how many people worked on it and how long it took, but alas, the YouTube user didn’t reply to my request for comment. So here are a few quick takeaways.
1: Love the way the creator used moving parts at King’s Landing to complement its vertical construction, though some of those don’t really look like LEGOs. If you’re branding it as LEGOs, don’t use K’NEX. (Or maybe that’s the “Clash”?)
2. Great use of lighting to set the varying moods of each keep. The opening shot of King’s Landing didn’t utilize lighting quite as much, but the dark shots of Harrenhal reflect the cursed holdfast and the blue backlight of Pyke visualizes the importance of the sea to the Iron Islands.
3. Dig the music, which sounds almost like it came from a symphony pit.
4. Too bad there’s no Winterfell, our favorite keep in Westeros. And I’d love to see what they could do with the Eyrie.
Bonus: Check out the Simpsons adaptation of the Game of Thrones intro after the jump.
Posted by C.W. Sesno on May 4, 2012
“Arya, you forget your courtesies!”
This is from last week’s episode of South Park, but it’s fun nonetheless. I admit some confusion during Season 1 of Game of Thrones as the show worked to set up countless simultaneous storylines. Too bad Mr. Garrison didn’t have my back. Enjoy.
Posted by C.W. Sesno on May 3, 2012
From left to right: Marnie, Jessa, Hannah and Shoshanna.
After three episodes of HBO’s new series Girls, we’re starting to learn what the characters are about and what the show has to offer. Reviews vary from unabashed praise to disgust. Here at Punching Pete Campbell, our writers each had a different reaction to the show.
1. In 10 words or less, how do you feel about Girls after three episodes?
BG: Growing on me. Parts are terrific, but jury’s still out.
CW: Dislike the characters, dislike the storylines, haven’t yet abandoned.
MR: Love the writing, love the awkwardness, hate the dancing.
2. Which of the characters do you like or dislike?
BG: As alluded to above, I’m starting to like the show. I really am. But through three episodes, I CAN’T STAND HANNAH. She reminds me of the girl at parties who orders an obscure mixed drink, complains that it’s made incorrectly and then, inevitably, gets trashed and passes out. She can also be witty to a fault (although I approved of her “Sorry I passed you an STD but I enjoy your quirky web presence” crack).
I’m also not sold on Marnie. She reminds me of the Girls version of Lyla Garrity: really hot, really annoying. It’s only a matter of time before she cheats on her boyfriend (with Tim Riggins?) and makes him feel shitty about it. As a guy, I feel obligated to simultaneously want and hate her.
But that brings me to why I’m also optimistic about the show: Jessa and Shoshanna. Jessa is not only a babe, but wears see-through body-length clothing, eats string cheese and smokes pot with (potentially) unemployed hipster dads. Awesome. Jessa also drinks White Russians, which, by default, qualifies her as the ultimate dude.
Posted by C.W. Sesno on May 2, 2012
Not only is this trailer very well done, it gives us more insight into the plot of the next Batman flick. After the previous trailer, I thought Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) was going to be the main villain. The new one seems to suggest Bane is going to lead the charge against Gotham, which goes against the plotline from Batman & Robin when Bane is just
Poison Ivy’s minion. Regardless of who Bale is fighting, this is an opening night flick for me.
Posted by C.W. Sesno on May 1, 2012
Welcome to Punching Pete Campbell’s inaugural edition of the Game of Thrones Power Rankings. It just so happens this is also PPC’s first post. Fun will be had by all.
There are three major factors in our rankings: 1) overall likability/how much we want the character to die, 2) developments from the most recent episode and 3) how much actual power they currently hold in the show. And of course, there’s our own subjectivity, which we won’t hide. If you all have half as much fun reading these as we did writing it, then we’re off to a good start.
One last very important order of business: SPOILER ALERT: The following entries contain information from the most recent episode of Game of Thrones: “The Ghost of Harrenhal” (season 2, episode 5).
Posted by C.W. Sesno on May 1, 2012
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Posted by C.W. Sesno on April 26, 2012