All posts by Lindsey Young

Lindsey prefers novels over films, but given that there are so many book-to-movie adaptations, these days she finds her eyes glued to the screen almost as much as the page. She majored in English and minored in Book/Media and Music History at the University of Toronto. Her favourite movie is Star Wars, but please don’t ask her about anything that isn’t the original trilogy as that is still a sensitive subject in her life. You can follow her on twitter @lindsey_allyson.

In this week’s episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” we get a break from all of the drama in King’s Landing and focus on the gritty stuff happening outside the royal core. First things first: Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) is ALIVE. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of Ser Barristan Selmy (Ian McElhinney). Like Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), I’m freaking upset that he died in an alleyway killed by rebels and not in some epic, sacrificial blaze of glory that he deserved. Alas, that’s what this show is all about—dreams turnedRead More
Since I missed recapping “Game of Thrones” last week (dammit, Lindsey, you were doing so well), I suppose a recap within this recap is called for. So super quick, blah blah blah nothing really happened in the first half of episode three besides Tommen becoming a man (and thank the heavens they aged him up in the show because oh my gosh I swear this child was like eight years old last year.) It’s not until the halfway point of this episode that shiz starts to go down. Sansa’s engagedRead More
Warning: This episode contains a whooooole lotta talking. I mean, put it this way: the character who arguably sees the most action is Podrick. Yes. Podrick. But hey, in the “Game of Thrones,” deliberation and discussion is what you need to do to pass the time in between the fight for the chair. In this episode’s opening scene, we catch up with Arya (Maisie Williams) who has made her way to Braavos to find Jaqen H’ghar (Tom Wlaschiha) a.k.a. Assassin Dude Who Refers to Himself in the Third Person. SurpriseRead More
Hiii, “Game of Thrones.” Welcome back! Last year I wrote super detailed recaps for every episode in season four. With a show as dramatic and complicated as this one, you can only imagine how arduous Sunday nights/Monday mornings were. So this year, I’ve decided that instead of detailing EVERY. LITTLE. THING. that happens in each episode, I’m going to lose a little of the formality and just highlight the highlights, freak out about the inevitable heartbreak and facepalmy moments, and enjoy the hot (but still good) mess that this notRead More
So yeah… this penultimate episode gave me crazy anxiety and for more than half the episode I was just cursing the dudes from the SSR for continuing to believe that Peggy (Hayley Atwell) was evil and working for the enemy. Of course, Peggy was able to SHUT THEM DOWN in this episode when they finally come to their senses, but it was still ultra frustrating because how could anyone think anything less of her??? IDK. Anyway, this week’s episode sees Peggy interrogated by Agents Sousa (Enver Gjokaj), Thompson a.k.a. CMMRead More
After a week hiatus that felt like a year, “Agent Carter” is back! And our dear Peggy (Hayley Atwell) isn’t the only one. The episode opens with Jarvis (James D’Arcy) who plays the role of the ransomee (this is a word now) who is in the midst of paying off a couple of ransomers for a special delivery. 50K–in the 1950s, let’s not forget–is simply not enough and they demand 150% more. What could be worth that much? One of Stark’s precious inventions, perhaps? Nope, more like Howard Stark (DominicRead More

Posted On November 6, 2014By Lindsey YoungIn TV Recaps

TV RECAP: Three Queens (But Still No Baby) on ‘Reign’

This week’s episode of “Reign” is titled “Three Queens,” but don’t worry—last season’s Queen of the Bean isn’t making a comeback at court. Instead, Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Catherine (Megan Follows) find themselves faced with a couple of imposters who are posing as royals and wreaking havoc among the common people by taking their money and burning down their homes. At court, the real Francis (Toby Regbo) readies himself to receive his latest foreign guest and jokes around with Mary about it. But Mary, still upset over his “confession,” isRead More
Titled “Blood for Blood,” this episode of “Reign” definitely takes a bloody turn as the growing tension between the Catholics and Protestants stirs up major drama for Francis (Toby Regbo) and Mary (Adelaide Kane). Not too far from the castle, Catholics-secretly-turned-Protestants attend mass in a makeshift church. Some highborn nobles and servants secretly attend mass, and among attendees is Lord Castleroy (Michael Therriault) who set to wed Greer (Celina Sinden) very soon. In the middle of mass, a bunch of Catholics burst into the barn, harassing the church-goers, and eventuallyRead More
This week on “Reign,” the royals are plagued with a new type of sickness… Baby fever! But first on the docket is the opener for this episode titled “The Lamb and the Slaughter” which features a shepherd tormented by three hooded figures on horseback. One rider short of the Apocalypse, it’s not entirely clear what their purpose is, and it’s up to Bash (Torrance Coombs) and Louis (Sean Teale) to find out. More on that later, though. Much to Catherine’s (Megan Follows) absolute delight, it’s time for another round ofRead More

Posted On October 16, 2014By Lindsey YoungIn TV Recaps

TV RECAP: It’s Coronation Day on ‘Reign’

This week on “Reign” has everyone in France asking “Where’s the grain?” With the plague over and Francis (Toby Regbo) safely back at court, it’s time for him to actually rule over his people. It’s also time for Catherine (Megan Follows) to plan his coronation in the form of an elaborate banquet and gala complete with a golden unicorn. Francis and Mary (Adelaide Kane) are quick to protest against such a lavish event since France is in deep debt due to the plague, King Henry’s funeral, past wars, and otherRead More