The Week For Chase | Sep. 28 – Oct. 2

What a week it’s been. Due to situations within my personal life, I have been spending a ton of time locked in my room. With all of this sudden free time on my hands, you would think I would have gotten a ton of articles done. Well you would be wrong.

Instead, I decided to start watching Game of Thrones for the first time. What a journey I have decided to embark on. First of all, the show is absolutely awesome. I just finished the first season and I am absolutely hooked.

The complex names and relationships were a bit difficult to keep track of for the first few episodes, but boy once I figured out who was who, I was HOOKED. The really interesting thing about this first season, is how low of a budget they seem to have.

For the first few episodes, it feels like a soap opera. A drama told through tons of dialogue and not a lot action. The writing is so great that you find yourself not even needing giant fight scenes or CGI dragons. The actors are tremendous, they really make you feel immersed in the time period and this fictional world.

As the episodes go along in the first season, we start to see more action. We get to witness the complicated relationships between the characters get even more complex. I’m very glad that I have been able to just sit down and practically binge the entire season, so that I don’t forget anything from the episode before.

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Watching Game of Thrones now is a bit strange, as I am extremely late to party. However, I think that is going to be more helpful as I get to the later seasons. When people were going crazy for the seasons as they came out, having watch parties and talking about the show on a weekly basis; they became very disappointed with the final seasons.

I have the benefit of not expecting too much out of them, since I already know how disappointing they were upon release. So I am going through the series enjoying it for what it is. Not for what it could be, as so many fans did in the past.

Before I had started watching Game of Thrones this week, I had actually started watching the Netflix show ‘Peaky Blinders.’ Another period drama that has a huge fan base. I finished the first season in just over a day, and really enjoy it.

I have taken a break before starting season 2 in order to watch Game of Thrones. But once I finish the series, I’m looking forward to throwing myself right back into Peaky Blinders. Peaky Blinders has done what shows like Sons of Anarchy have done before, which is make me want to start my own gang.

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I always think it’s a good idea, but then I remember that in real life, it is a lot easier to get caught. Or killed. Either way, I love Peaky Blinders and I am excited to see how the story goes in the rest of the series.

Other things that I have been doing this week, is running a Greatest Actor/Actress tournament on the Exciting Incident instagram. The tournament is a collection of some of the greatest actors and actresses acting today. However, with only so many spots, I missed out on a ton of great actors and actresses for the tournament.

Maybe I will do another tournament after this one is done, and put the winner of this one up against a whole new bracket of amazing talent. If you want to participate in the tournament, voting takes place each day! So go jump in!

So that is what I have been doing and watching for this week! What have you guys been up to? Tell us about it!

The Week For Chase – Sep. 7 – Sep. 11

Written by chase bridges

What have I been personally watching and doing this week? I’m glad you asked.

If you have read my recent article talking about DC Universe and how underrated of a streaming service it is, It’s no surprise that I have been spending my week watching the comic book based streaming service.

I started binge watching the show Titans, a live action show based around the adventures of the popular comic book team of sidekick heroes. The show is rated MA meaning that everything flies, and boy does it make this show fun to watch.

My favorite DC hero is and always has been Dick Grayson. Whether it’s as Robin, Batman’s sidekick. Or as Nightwing, who he later becomes after leaving the bat’s side. I have always loved watching and reading everything he is in.

This show is the second live action version of Dick, the first being Chris O’Donnell in Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. This version is played by Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean) and I personally think he absolutely kills this role. The rest of the cast is awesome as well, and getting to see a live action version of Beast Boy is super exciting for any fan of the animated series Teen Titans.

After finishing the first season thinking they were struggling to find their footing as a show, I was blown away this week by the second season. I am having a blast watching this show.

Another thing that I’ve been up to this week is reading comics on the DC Universe app. Going through classic storylines of the Batman comics such as The Long Halloween has been a fun way to pass the time when I’m bored in my classes.

Speaking of comics, I visited my local comic shop this week and bought the first issue of Batman: Three Jokers. It came out two weeks ago, so I was a bit slow getting my copy, but boy am I glad I did.

My spoiler free review of the issue is this: It’s awesome. Jason Todd as Red Hood is awesome in it, and so is the story of fighting three different Jokers. I am very excited for the next issue, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is a fan of Batman Comics.

My week has pretty much consisted of being at school (it’s my last year of college baby) and working at my job and on Exciting Incident. It’s been a pretty busy week but I’m really excited to be working on Exciting Incident.

The reason I started this blog was to both give myself a creative outlet in order to speak about things I’m passionate about, and also to start some sort of business that relates to my major, which is Digital Media.

Something that I really want to accomplish with Exciting Incident, is to not just be another source of negitivity when it comes to opinions and news of Film and Television. All the time scrolling through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, all I see is how much people hated (place movie here) or how (place tv show here) is the worst show ever.

I can’t even count the amount of times I watched a movie that everyone online trashed, and actually really enjoyed. Film and Television is art, and art is subjective to the audience. I don’t want to tell people how they should feel about a new movie. I want to be a place where you can read interesting opinions and news about your favorite films, shows, actors, and entertainers.

A fun place where we can all just enjoy things and not worry about what rotten tomatoes gave it… Except The Office. I hate The Office.