All posts tagged in HBO

  • January 16, 2021By Lily Waywell

    Warning: This article contains spoilers of His Dark Materials season two, episode six. Will Mary be safe in the third world, despite the soul-taking Spectres? Will Mrs. Coulter find Lyra? And Will Lyra and Will find Will’s father now they have the alithiometer back? Last week’s episode left us with numerous questions, but will they … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-fall-of-the-magisterium-a-review-of-his-dark-materials-season-two-episode-six/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 16, 2021By Lily Waywell

    Warning: This article contains spoilers of His Dark Materials season 2, episode 7 So we are finally at the end of season two of His Dark Materials! Last week’s episode left us with a whirlwind of emotions and questions including: Will Lyra and Will succeed in finding Will’s father? Are we going to see Lord … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/deaths-reunions-and-a-dark-ending-a-review-of-the-his-dark-materials-season-two-finale/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 16, 2020By Lily Waywell

    Warning: This article contains spoilers of His Dark Materials season two episode five! In this week’s episode of His Dark Materials, Lyra and Will’s main focus is to get the alethiometer back from Boreal. Meanwhile both Mary and Mrs. Coulter make some quite life-changing discoveries! Starting with the storyline, I definitely feel that we are … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/a-journey-into-the-three-worlds-a-review-of-his-dark-materials-season-two-episode-five/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 5, 2020By Lily Waywell

    Warning: This article contains spoilers of His Dark Materials Season Two, Episode Four. In this week’s episode of His Dark Materials, we are finally seeing the pieces fit together! This has to be one of my favourite episodes so far for many reasons, beginning with the writing. This second season started off with a lot … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/spectres-knives-and-dark-matter-a-review-of-his-dark-materials-season-two-episode-four/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 30, 2020By Lily Waywell

    In this week’s episode of His Dark Materials, there is a lot of conflict caused for different characters. Starting off with the witches. I loved the blue and black color palette within this season, which arguably reflected the theme of the death of Serafina’s family and friends and the loss of her home. Leanne Welham‘s … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/thieves-traumatic-childhoods-and-more-reunions-a-review-of-his-dark-materials-season-two-episode-three/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 17, 2020By Lily Waywell

    Editor’s Note: This episode contains spoilers. After last week’s scare, it turns out that Will was not attacked by the Spectres, thankfully! In this week’s episode of His Dark Materials, Lyra and Will venture into Will’s Oxford in search of answers. In doing so, there is a lot left unsaid about the third world and the … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/dust-dark-matter-and-an-attack-on-the-witches-a-review-of-his-dark-materials-season-two-episode-two/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 12, 2020By Lily Waywell

    Warning: This article contains spoilers of His Dark Materials: Season Two, Episode One. What is next for Lyra Silvertongue and Will? The season one finale of His Dark Materials left us with a whirlwind of emotions from witnessing reunions, betrayals, deaths and battles. More importantly, it shows many of the character’s parting ways and starting … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/daemons-new-worlds-and-witches-a-review-of-his-dark-materials-season-two-episode-one/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 31, 2019By Lily Waywell

    The finale has come. So much has happened in the last season including deaths, reunions, betrayals and battles. That being said, what is left for the last episode of “His Dark Materials” season one? This week’s episode, “Betrayal“, begins with the usual landscape marking the setting for the episode. In this week, we see the … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/what-has-become-of-lyra-silvertongues-destiny-a-review-of-his-dark-materials-season-one-finale/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 20, 2019By Lily Waywell

    In last week’s episode, writer Jack Thorne left us with numerous questions including: Is Lyra alive? What’s next on Ms Coulter’s agenda now that the Gobbler’s research station has been destroyed? What is Lee’s plan now he has lost Lyra? And finally, is Boreal going to take Will away? Thankfully, in this week’s episode, many … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-fate-of-lyra-silvertongue-a-review-of-his-dark-material-season-one-episode-7/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 14, 2019By Lily Waywell

    “The Daemon Cages” begins with flash scenes of Lyra being taken into the ‘daemon cages’. The scene is followed by eerie music, emphasizing the negative atmosphere of where Lyra is entering to. As Lyra continues to be taken into the Bolvanger, she enters a room full of children, where she instantly spots Roger. The scene … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/escaping-the-daemon-cages-a-review-of-his-dark-materials-season-one-episode-six/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 6, 2019By Lily Waywell

    Warning: Spoilers are included in this review. “Lost Boy” begins with off-screen narration regarding the existence of witches, whilst the camera depicts a scenic mountainous view. This scene, in particular, reminds me of Lord of the Rings as they set off on their journey. Throughout the episode, the narrative continuously switches between narratives of each … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/parallel-worlds-ghosts-and-witches-a-review-of-his-dark-materials-season-one-episode-five/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 4, 2019By Lily Waywell

    Warning: Spoilers are included in this review. Throughout “Armour“, we follow Lyra’s events and challenges now she is with the gypsies. Specifically, we are introduced to a new set of characters including Lee Scoresby and Iorek. We begin with clouds upon clouds. The scene consists of light jolly music that matches the bright pink-orange color scheme … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/air-balloons-bears-and-the-northern-lights-a-review-of-his-dark-materials-season-one-episode-four/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read