Game of Spin-Offs

Game of Thrones finale. Or is it?

Once again a guy gets the big job. He’ll rule six kingdoms. Sansa’s left with one. If Bran was so prescient, how come he didn’t know that and save us all a lot of time. And weird white eyeballs.

Tyrion says that stories are the thing. His will be a show with maybe the reunion of Drogon and Jon Snow. Mrs. Jonas could have a Winterfell sequel with a new Night King. Arya’s travels a third series where she becomes a hit-woman and will finally use all of those face masks.

There is more gold in store for Benioff & Co.

Qué Será Será

Mom’s favorite song. Dad’s favorite actress. Bye Doris Day.

Over at the Red Keep things got pretty hot. Cersei & Jaime together forever. The witch was right. Only 3 children. And. My sources tell me that the pale horse Arya rode off on is Death. Theories blown.

Sansa did marry a Jonas brother. So. She & Tyrion will likely rule. After the women fight it out. Dany v. Sansa v. Greyjoy Sister. Last Game of Thrones next Sunday. Gonna miss it. Whatever will be. Will be.

Will not miss VEEP. Bye Felicia.

Mamas & Dragons

Blustery day for moms. Glad we celebrated on a gorgeous uncrowded Saturday. Any time with mAdBen is a perfect day.

Amy Poehler’s Wine Country movie. Ten minutes in. Unwatchable. Emma Thompson on SNL. Watchable. Keenan Thompson. Neither.

Memo to Kamala and other candidates. Ban these phrases:
We are better than this
This is not who we are

GOT theory expressed by our waiter. The dragons’ real mama is still out there. And. Tyrion is a Targaryen. That could be interesting.

And They’re Off

Breaking News. Seriously. Network television just broke into regular programming to announce the birth of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s baby boy. Yup. That’s journalism today.

The Derby. Notice a familiar theme? 20-odd horses in the field. 20-odd Democrats running for President. How did/will that turn out?

As the troops descend on the Red Keep, arrows fly from the sea. Dany is now down two dragons on GOT. Cersei is up to her familiar evil tricks. Jaime a likely lynchpin. And. Arya and The Hound are together again. To take revenge and position Sansa for the throne?

The Hound’s brother could be the key.

Wight Night

The long awaited battle. Night King v. Bran & Arya. Wind whistles as everyone anticipates in silence at Winterfell. Dragons spew fire and ice. Melisandre conjures her torches. Wights cross the flaming trenches. Winter is here. The invasion has begun.

Dark scenes of blood and gore. Then. At the crescendo. Piano infused slow motion vignettes. Gorgeous. A beautiful stand alone art film. And. Ultimately satisfying. Only rivaled by Cersei’s revenge last season.

Game of Thrones. Three more to go.

Donkeys & Dragons

As the Night King, his Wights and newly turned dragon close in on Winterfell, there are cobbled-together troops and two dragons waiting to fend them off. Who will rule on the Iron Throne if they do? Cersei. Jon the true Targaryen. Dany his lovie aunt. Sansa Stark of the North. A Boratheon. All the other kings and queens waiting in the wings. Or. Will they all die and the Night King reign supreme.

Kinda like the 19 soon to be 20 donkeys lining up to take over the White House and de-throne the Orange King. See above. Seriously. Impeachment, righteous indignation and a wobbly cast of would-be presidents are not strategies to replace The Donald. One good candidate who can get more votes is the only happy ending.

GOT Siblings?

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.