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13 Reasons Why I didn’t care about Golden Globes 2018

See what I did there in the title? 😛 Here’s the thing, as a movie lover, I don’t have that much respect for the Globes as an award show. It’s like the fun appetizer, it probably won’t affect your whole meal but you sure as hell would remember it if it was bad. I hadn’t actually counted whether there are exactly 13 reasons why I didn’t care about this years Globes, even less than usual.

As expected, the whole evening was almost dedicated to the sexual harassment thing, as seen with all the black attire and all the ladies inserting something into their speech about it. I get it, but it almost feels like mean-spirited when inserted in some places where they were supposed to be celebrating the movie or TV show in hand. Seth Meyers was a good choice, just enough edge to pull off the jokes, some even too edgy for the crowd like the Harvey Weinstein one (which I thought was funny). But he kinda disappeared after the opening monologue, which made it all feel like that he was the last minute choice and no time to rehearse.

Kuvahaun tulos haulle golden globes 2018 all blackAs a matter of fact, the whole show felt like it. The inconsistent camerawork and editing, the angles the cameramen took of the contenders and how sometimes it stayed just a little too long for someone but not enough at times, one cameraman had even been shooed out of the way by Best Actress winner Frances McDormand. XD The writing… omg, the jokes were so bad this time around. And the timing. Was everyone drunk or not drunk enough? They got me a little excited when Robert Pattinson and Emma Watson on the stage together as presenters, but not even a tiny little Harry Potter joke? Not even “hi Hermione, hi Cedric”?? It was also really inconsistent that some told a joke, some not. And was it just me or was the time given for the ladies to speak way longer than the time given to the gents?

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Jukebox Friday

Skye Boat Song – Outlander

It’s a little special this Jukebox Friday, because season three of ‘Outlander’ just premiered. It’s not usual for a TV show to have a song for its theme, one that is sung and not just music. But ‘Skye Boat Song’ is really beautiful and gradually it became an emotional song that would trigger me to cry, and I believe it would have that effect on anyone who follows through both seasons. So here it is. Happy Friday!

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Random Ramblings

Game of Thrones – Season 8 predictions

The dust had settled on the Game of Thrones season 7 and there are already tons of predictions for season 8 floating around the interweb. I think it’s going to fun to create a checklist kind of post to predict shortly how the cookies are going to crumble for this bunch and see if any of them would come true. Let’s start with the small potatoes.


Podrick

After fighting in the Great War, Pod will open the largest brothel in the Seven Kingdoms. He will go down in history as the Greatest Pimp.

Bronn
Almost die saving Jaime yet again in the Great Wall. Loses hand but gained his own castle like he always wanted.

The Hound
Dies in the care of Arya from the wounds he got from fighting and killing his brother.

Theon and Yara
Dies as a hero saving his sister, finally shedding Reek and regaining his identity as Theon Greyjoy, who is a Stark at heart. Yara will become the ruler of the Iron Islands.

Brienne and Tormund
Falls for Tormund and have giant monster babies in her home island and lives happily ever after.

Sam and Gilly
After being one of the key person offering great knowledge to help win the Great Wall, he become the lord of his own house, retire to being the lord and marry Gilly and raise little Sam as his heir. Will become a honorary maester of the Citadel and be the author of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’.

Missandei and Grey Worm
Gets to return to her home island with Grey Worm and make it her life mission to educate orphans, especially girls. Grey Worm would teach them to defend themselves.

Varys
Dies fighting for the utopia of a kingdom. Goes down in history as the great man and will be remembered as the one who fight for the people.

And then the big potatoes.

Bran
Sacrifice himself to either kill the Night King using his mental superpowers or at least deliver a fatal blow that would be the key in winning the Great Wall.

Sansa
Becomes the Lady of the Winterfell and warden of the North. Never marries again, just like Lyanna Mormont.

Arya
Finnish with her list, reunite with Nymeria and become the greatest assassin’s creed of Westeros.

Jaime
Fights in the Great War. Will die killing Cersei.

Cersei
Will be killed by Jaime, taking him with her.

Tyrion
After Jaime and Cersei die, he becomes the Lord of the Casterly Rock, remains the Hand of the Queen. Never marries.

Jon
Plays another key role in winning the Great War, riding Rhaegal to the battle. Both will die protecting Daenerys.

Daenerys
Will ascend the Iron Throne, but heart-broken and to a kingdom in ruins and would require decades to rebuild. After Jon’s death, she will never re-marry, but she will ascend the throne pregnant with the heir to the Iron Throne.