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Traditionally, high fantasy fiction is seen as an escapist genre. The consumer, simply put, wants a place where their mind can roam in a magical setting. A place that is foreign and fantastic compared to their daily grind. Although this is the type of experience George R.R. Martin and HBO cultivated with Game of Thrones, when looking a little closer, it is clear that they are also using the veil of the fantasy genre to help the viewer take a closer look at some hard realities facing modern society.
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Season 1 of Westworld was as engrossing an opening season as I've ever seen. The production was movie worthy, the acting was superb, and the world building was spectacular. It was a thoughtful season that presented large existential themes and a world where everything resided in the far more interesting and far more realistic grey area. Some of the twists and outcomes may have been telegraphed, but it was one hell of a ride to the end. Simply amazing.
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When Larry David announced in the summer of 2016 that Curb Your Enthusiasm would return for its first season on HBO since 2011, it was cause for rejoicing for fans of the groundbreaking comedy. But for a number of reasons the new season felt like a sitcom in its final throes and past its prime, like the subpar later years of How I Met Your Mother or The League.
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While Season 7 of Game of Thrones was by no means perfect (it will undoubtedly irk some die hard fans), it was truly something to behold and delivered on it's promises of epic. With only 2 seasons left and 6 years of build up, epic is exactly what I was looking for.
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