Following on the heels of the third trailer, HBO has released their introductory synopsis to the upcoming fourth season. Along with this, we have episode synopses for the first four episodes to go with the already released titles.
Encouraged by the Red Wedding slaughter in the Riverlands that wiped out many of their Stark nemeses, the Lannisters’ hold on the Iron Throne remains intact…but can they survive their own egos, as well as new and ongoing threats from the south, north and east? While an unbowed Stannis Baratheon continues to rebuild his army in Dragonstone, a more immediate danger comes from the south, as Oberyn Martell, the Lannister-loathing “Red Viper of Dorne,” arrives at King’s Landing to attend Joffrey’s wedding to Margaery Tyrell, and perhaps act on an ulterior agenda. In the north, a depleted Night’s Watch seems overmatched against the inexorable Wall advances of Mance Rayder’s army of wildlings, which in turn is being trailed by an even more formidable foe: the undead White Walkers. As if that weren’t enough, Daenerys Targaryen, accompanied by her menacing trio of dragons and army of Unsullied, is poised to liberate Meereen, the largest city in Slaver’s Bay, which could ultimately provide her with enough ships to sail to Westeros and reclaim the Iron Throne.
I’ll give it to them, that pretty much covers it without giving anything away. The Red Viper is getting hyped quite a bit though, isn’t he? I worry non book readers will find him a let down at this point.
The episode synopses are below. They magically somehow contain no spoilers.
Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten had a busy week. First he opened his Fall 2014 line in Paris. Only days later he followed that up with a museum exhibition opening at Musée des Arts Décoratifs. The museum opening was a very serious affair of a grown up designer who has made it.
The fashion one? Less so. Optical illusions might be the best way to term his inspiration with lots of swirly curvy lines to catch the eye.
These recreations of modern pop songs in the style of mid twentieth century music have been popping up lately, so I thought I’d take a deeper look. Turns out they’re all orchestrated by the same dude, Scott Bradlee, over at his Postmodern Jukebox youtube station. They’re a lot of fun. We’ll start with the 1920s remakes.
Let’s not bother sit through Carson’s recap of the last two weeks, and instead cut to what matters: Usher and Shakira each have nine of 12 contestants. Blake and Adam each have seven. This means (if we’re lucky) that by the end of the week it will be all Adam vs Blake all the time. (The producers know what sells.)
Everything else, including the fact that we didn’t really see anyone worth watching until last week, and not that many at that, is for the birds. It’s not like this is a show that’s looking for a hit artist nearly as much as it’s looking to entertain us anyway.
Let’s see if this week can make up for it before going into the next gimmick.
I hope you’re not sick of the “Happy” song by Pharrell. Because over at Star Wars Tunisia, they’ve made an awesome mashup of Star Wars characters between takes dancing up a storm.
Finally after six seasons of the same image, Mad Men has updated for the times.