Peter Dinklage as Cyrano de Bergerac.
In a league of his own. Stage actor par excellence. Evocative mesmerizing powerful performance. True to Edmond Rostand’s French oeuvre. Black box intimate venue in Union Square. Un cadeau de la saison.
Game of Thrones Tyrion Lannister’s passion and pathos came through up close. It’s all in his eyes.
Game of Thrones. Season finale. Siblings rule. Khaleesi’s brother is Jon Snow’s father. Their heir would be set to take the throne. One of her dragon babies now kills walls with its blue flames. Will his dragon brothers turn on him? Theon Greyjoy finally fights for his sister as Queen. Cersei, despite her spite, cannot kill her brothers. One of whom is her new baby’s daddy. Again. Sansa colludes with her sister Arya to thwart the betrayer of their aunt sisters. Of course. The Mountain and The Hound are brothers. And. Will Sam avenge his brother’s firey demise? Who knows? But siblings will wage the last battle. As adversaries. Or allies.
Winter is definitely here. Great seven episodes. Sad to see this year’s adventures end.
Game of Thrones 6. Falling through cracked ice. White Walkers on parade. Khaleesi rides in for the save. Then. The Icicle spear. Her baby goes down. Jon Snow’s uncle namesake Viserion. As his eyes glow blue. Mother is mad. Who will emerge victorious? Whose face will Arya wear? It’ll be Cersei v. Snow. Jaime will turn. And. Dragonglass v. Kryptonite in the end.
Game of Thrones 5. It’s about offspring. Khaleesi’s children. Her dragons. Jon is the son of her older brother. And Ned’s sister. He too proves to be a flame whisperer. A volatile collision of fire and ice. Cersei’s having another heir. Is it Jaime’s? Hormones and the Iron Queen. Not good. Sam is the kin of a brave cremated father and brother. Who is Arya? She is no one. Greyjoy’s daughter captive by her uncle. Inherited connections are looming as Winter is Coming. Littlefinger holds the key. Never count out the Hound. More unforeseen family ties? Two more episodes this season. We’ll see.
Game of Thrones 4. Valyrian dagger. Needle too. Brienne challenges Arya who emerges as the steel of the North. Sansa is depressed. Littlefinger is impressed. In the South. Cersei is possessive of her Iron Throne. Jon Snow tries to thwart dragon incineration of her Lannister shields. Khaleesi not to be deterred. Who pushed Jaime into the drink? A hunky Tyrell?
Meanwhile. Over at Ray Donovan. It will take mettle to get through this one.
Winter is coming. Just ask Jon Snow. Drifting flakes as Bran recalls Sansa’s wedding night rape. Meanwhile. Poisoned goblets and kisses. Cersei is the most imaginative avenger. Apologies to Diana Rigg. Over at Dragonstone, Jon’s mining dragon glass as Sam saves Joran’s… skin. Khaleesi’s armed with Tyrion’s underground past. Will any of her minions last? White walkers are just over the wall. Arya better get home fast. Before the snowfall.
Not chainmaille. Chain mail. Raven post. Separate messages from Sam & Tyrion to Jon Snow that could change fortunes at Dragonstone. Is Bran the only one who knows Jon’s true relationship to Khaleesi? A confrontation to come with Cersei? We’ll see. Get rid of Littlefinger & Varys. They are whores who can never be trusted.
Email will be center stage this week. From Jared to Junior. Trump’s tweeter is off the rails. Memo to Sessions. Bye. Bye. Already. And. Prognostication about Speith’s British Open choke was premature. He was starting to prove me right on early holes Sunday, then had a miraculous rally. If he didn’t take so long to make a shot, he’d be worth watching.
Game of Thrones returns. After reviewing the last two episodes of gory wars, exploding bodies, and dogs’ ravenous dinner of Ramsay, Season 7 began. It couldn’t get grosser, could it? Oh yes. How does a library become a cesspool. Literally. There are tomes and turds galore. And.
Speaking of bad reads. Leaving Lucy Pear, Solomon’s “mother load” touted by WaPo, is a dud.
It’s the year of the disruptor. Smashing traditional political patterns of the past. Nominating a real estate developer. Celebrity television man. A guy who lives in a gilt castle on Fifth Avenue. With his own airplanes. Helicopter. Sounds more like an oligarch or monarch. Donald the First. We live in a new kingdom. Problem is. Moats don’t work anymore.
Hillary is next in the line of Democratic succession. Yet her crown is tarnished. Her reign stale before it begins. Bernie. Her 74 year-old rival for the throne is the fresher face of the future. Corral the dragons. Raise the drawbridge!
White House Correspondents Dinner. As usual. Obama bests the comedian. His timing and delivery flawless. Boehner-Barack video the highlight. Wilmore embarrassed. Where were Mika & Joe? Will Trump’s past pique turn into the quintessential payback’s a bitch moment?
Over at Live! The side show rages. Will Kelly poke Michael on his new girlfriend’s rap sheet? Gonna be a shady couple of weeks. Ironically. They are both Emmy-award winning “actors” it seems. Won. Again. Last night. Best talk show hosts 2016. Ha!
Game Of Thrones. As Arya hones her swashbuckling instincts. Tyrion unleashes his dragon-whisperer skills. Anachronisms aside. All roads lead to Jon Snow.