Movie – Conan the Barbarian: C

There were certainly some deliciously gory action sequences, but the story was so convoluted and disjointed I could never care about the fate of any its flat characters. Also, the prop weapons appeared to have been purchased at Party City. I didn’t regret having watched it, but I can’t seem to point to anything truly memorable or noteworthy.


TV – Game of Thrones: Season 1: A+

Like most shows with such a numerous cast, it took a bit to establish each of the characters, but they did so quickly enough that I wasn’t ever lost. Lots of different plot lines with different emotional underscores melded seamlessly as I discovered the goals and faults of all the various central characters. I raged at the characters I was supposed to hate, felt for those for whom sympathy was expected, and celebrated those who I couldn’t help but root for. I eagerly await season two.