If you follow geekynerdy news like I do, you’ll know that this weekend was a big one for a variety of fandoms. First, Marvel’s Daredevil premiered on Netflix (the Mysterious Mr. C and I totally binge-watched the first season yesterday!). Then, Star Wars was released in a Digital HD format for the first time ever, and with new bonus material. And tonight, Season Five of Game of Thrones will premiere on HBO. To mark these milestones, here are the links that caught my eye this week!
1. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve never seen 2003’s Daredevil, but I know it was panned by just about everyone, for just about everything. In honor of the release of Netflix’s take on the blind vigilante, the guys over at Screen Junkies created an Honest Trailer for the Ben Affleck version. As with most of the trailers they make, it’s brutal, but – according to C – it perfectly sums up why that movie was so bad.
2. While it seems that most of us watched the original Star Wars trilogy when we were children, there are still a few people out there who haven’t seen any of the films. To mark the movies’ digital release, TIME magazine’s Sarah Begley sat down and watched Episodes IV-VI for the first time and provided a play-by-play of all three films.
3. Dinner parties can be awkward sometimes, especially if you’re the new person at the table. While most of us can get by on small talk, that isn’t something GoT’s Jon Snow really understands, as this funny clip from NBC’s “Last Night with Seth Myers” shows.
4. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more aware of the creative writing in children’s shows and movies, and how there seems to be one level for the kids and another for the adults that have to sit through them. Sesame Street proved this theory yet again with a GoT parody called the “Game of Chairs.” For kids, it’s just a stylized version of musical chairs. For their parents, it’s an amusing play on current pop culture.
5/6. Since it has been just about a year since Season Four of GoT ended, the folks over at Vanity Fair created a Quick Draw summary to help you catch up before this evening’s premiere of Season Five. It condenses ten hour-long episodes into a minute-and-a-half, and does a pretty good job at catching all of the salient points. And if that’s not enough for you, Comedy Central’s Key and Peele discuss the major moments from the past four seasons.