A certain sect living in the modern world
fantasizes about living off the grid, away from the pervasiveness of
technology, what we perceive to be an inorganic way of life and the
pettiness of human interactions.
When it comes to a series that transports
viewers to another world and forces us to connect with countless
characters, only to have them hurled into a different direction (cue
the “Red Wedding” reaction reel), Game of Thrones (Season
Premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO) is king.
Director and writer Denis Villeneuve (the French-Canadian whose Incendies
was a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nominee in 2011) arrived at this
year’s Toronto International Film Festival with a double feature (Enemy and Prisoners)
infused with its own moody concoction pairing doubles within doubles...
In 2030, a man sits his children down to
tell them the story of how their parents got together. Nine seasons
later, audiences are still eavesdropping on the Longest Story Every
Told, How I Met Your Mother (Series Finale, 8 p.m. Monday, CBS).