Peaky Blinders (Season 1)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 0

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) The post-World War I saga of Shelby crime family. A definitive role for Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby, the head honcho of the gangster family also fighting his PTSD.
2) Sam Neill as Major Campbell, a no-nonsense officer on a mission under the order of Winston Churchill.
3) The greatest asset of this show is its fantastic cinematography and the brave soundtrack especially featuring Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, right from the opening theme song “Red Right Hand” to great tracks like “Brother, My Cup Is Empty.”
4) Great Costume Design.

 

CONS –
1) The primary run-of-the-mill theme of the rise of a gangster family is now done to death.

 

QUOTE –
Freddie Thorne: You think I can’t handle Tommy Shelby?
Aunt Polly: You can’t. I’m having trouble these days and I’m twice the man you are.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Planes, Trains, and Automobiles – high octane opening scene!
2) Gally’s return
3) Teresa’s death – Unexpected

 

Cons –
1) 3 years after “The Scorch Trials” – too late
2) Walton Goggins as Lawrence – interesting character but a meaningless subplot.
3) All over – it’s a mediocre end of an epic beginning.

 

Quote –
Minho: Gally, why are you helping us? I put a spear through your chest.
Gally: Well… Nobody’s perfect.

Game of Thrones (Season 7)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Olenna’s badass confession.
2) Bronn almost killing Drogon.
3) Bran & Arya’s return to Winterfell.
4) Suicide mission beyond the wall led by Jon Snow. Beric & Thoros fighting wights with flaming swords was truly amazing.
5) Uncle Benjen’s 2nd rescue beyond the wall. Under-rated character deserves a big spin-off.

 

Cons –

 

1) Way too fast as compared to past 6 seasons.
2) Too many online theories corrupted the show for us.We are ourselves to blame.
3) Unnecessary obligatory sex-scenes

 

 

Quote –

 

Sansa : “When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies,but the pack survives.”

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –
1) Giancarlo Esposito as Jorge

 

Cons –
1) Weak screenplay & predictable twists
2) Going nowhere: without a finale

 

Quote –
“Brenda: Hope is a dangerous thing.”

Game of Thrones (season 5)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Last 3 episodes
2) Hardhome Battle
3) Drogon killing Sons of the Harpy and taking away Daenerys
4) Arya’s revenge
5) Tyrion with Daenerys
6) Cersei’s walk of shame

 

 

CONS –
1) Killing Jon Snow; Anti-Climax
2) Stannis vs Boltons battle; the battle we never saw
3) With too many main characters being dead, the show seems to be going nowhere.

 

 

QUOTE –
“For the watch”

Game of Thrones (Season 4)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) Tyrion’s Court Speech
2) Mountain bursting Oberyn’s Skull
3) Arya-Hound Duo
4) The wildlings Giants
5) Joffery’s Death
6) Bran-Hodor Combo
7) Lysa’s Death

 

CONS –
1) Disappointing season finale
2) Daenerys Targaryen (finally proved that she’s an over-rated character)

 

QUOTE –
Tyrion Lannister: I’m guilty of being a dwarf. Oh, yes I am. I’ve been on trial for that my entire life. I did not kill Joffery, but I wish that I had! Watching your vicious bastard die gave me more relief than a thousand lying whores! I wish I was the monster you think I am! I wish I had enough poison for the whole pack of you! I would gladly give my life to watch you all swallow it! I will not give my life for Joffery’s murder and I know I’ll get no justice here, so I will let the gods decide my fate. I demand a trial by combat!

Game of Thrones (Season 3)

Game of Thrones (Season 3)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

QUOTE –
Roose Bolton: The Lannisters send their regards.

Game of Thrones (Season 2)

 

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

QUOTE –

1. Petyr Baelish: Knowledge is power.

2. Jaime Lannister: So many vows. They make you swear and swear. Defend the King, obey the King, obey your father, protect the innocent, defend the weak. But what if your father despises the King? What if the King massacres the innocent? It’s too much. No matter what you do, you’re forsaking one vow or another.

Game of Thrones (Season 1)

Game of Thrones (Season 1)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

 

QUOTE –

1) Tywin Lannister : All of us dead, all of us rotting in the ground. It’s the family name that lives on. It’s all that lives on. Not your honor, not your personal glory, family.

2) Jeor Mormont: When dead men and worse come hunting for us in the night, you think it matters who sits on the Iron Throne?