DVR Weekly: 5-28-12

Life can get pretty busy, so the invention of the Digital Video Recorder, aka DVR, has been a godsend for those of us who love television programming. Well, I’m one of those people. In this weekly article, I’m going to talk about some of the shows I am keeping up with on my DVR. Pretty straight forward, right? Keep in mind this means spoilers. Well let’s get started.

Young Justice – Ep. 2.06 “Bloodlines”

A very fun episode that introduces Impulse, aka Bart Allen, and yet, it still manages to carry a good amount of weight. Bart Allen travels back in time to try to avert the post-apocalyptic future he’s from. He has some fun at Mount Justice before escaping and tracking down his grandfather, Barry Allen, aka the Flash. Wally shows up to help, but an attack on Central City sends them all to the “hero”-ing. They have to stop Neutron before he melts down, or “crashes the mode”. Unable to do so, Barry almost sacrifices himself until Bart “accidentally” trips him up and the pair are saved by Wally and Jay Garrick (Yay Flash family!). In the midst of the explosion, rescue, and chastising, Bart disappears to cure Neutron. In the future, we find out that Neutron was working with Bart to travel back. We also find out that Bart’s trip changed Neutron, but the world has still gone to hell. We also get Roy saving original Roy from a League of Shadows camp with Cheshire. Meh.

Game of Thrones –  Ep. 2.10 “Valar Morghulis”

With those words, an incredible adventure is bound to begin. But this episode, like the second book, left much to be desired. The episode was slowly paced, and many of the events were poor comparisons of the events in the book. It may sound like I’m expecting the adaptation to live up to the book, but it’s more that I was expecting season two to live up to the bar that season one set as an adaptation. It unfortunately doesn’t, but there were some moments in this episode that did shine for me. Brienne’s interaction with Jaime and her encounter with the Stark soldiers was a strong example of adaptation done well. The final interaction of Arya and Jaqen H’qhar was touching and left me waiting for more. His transition to the alchemist was interesting, but I do wish they’d manage to do the effect of him waving his hand over his face. Finally the beginning of the attack on the Fist of the First Men was definitely a strong place to leave the episode, but it left me one question. Why redesign the white walkers? I like the design more, but it seems very dissonant.

I’ll see you all next week… same DVR channel… same DVR time (hopefully on time)…

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