New ‘Game of Thrones’ footage shows Sansa’s first meeting with Daenerys

February 1, 2019

Game of Thrones fans have been starved for months for a look at the show’s final season, and we finally got one during the 2019 Golden Globe Awards. In a new promo for HBO’s 2019 seasons, we witness Sansa Stark’s first meeting with Daenerys Targaryen, who arrives in Winterfell on the arm of Jon Snow. “Winterfell is yours, your grace,” says Sansa. We can only imagine how loaded those words…

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HBO’s Twitter account just burned Jack Dorsey, ‘Sopranos’ style

January 24, 2019

Ouch . Image: Hindustan Times/ getty Nothing brought about by a perfectly workshopped diss like a little cross-industry promotional opportunism. We were reminded of this fact on Jan. 10, when, in celebration of the 20 th anniversary of the present The Sopranos , the HBO Twitter account announces that it would dish out Sopranos-inspired names. And you better believe that Twitter CEO and “conversational health” guru Jack Dorsey wanted in…

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Why Damon Lindelof’s HBO Watchmen should be a triumph

September 8, 2018

The Lost showrunner is bringing Alan Moores classic to the cable channel next year and the superfans are already moaning about it. But could they be jumping the gun? HBO’s brand-new Watchmen series is going to make a lot of people very angry. The whole thing is loaded with red flags: it’s an adaptation of a beloved comic book, the comic book’s architect is notorious for being opposed to any…

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Can Matthew Weiner turn The Romanoffs into a Mad Men-sized hit?

August 17, 2018

The show-runners costly follow-up boasts a sterling cast and a fascinating premise but carries considerable baggage Three years after Mad Men concluded its extraordinary eight-year run with a linen-clad Don Draper meditating on a hilltop, the showrunner Matthew Weiner is back with his highly anticipated follow-up. Earlier this week, Amazon dropped the second teaser for The Romanoffs, an ambitious, expensive episodic anthology series following various families who believe themselves to…

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Silicon Valley Actress Says Male Co-stars Enabled TJ Millers Bullying: They Can F*ck Off Forever

July 24, 2018

HBO’s Silicon Valley has been praised for its verisimilitude, satirizing tech culture and its stunted bro rulers with stunning accuracy. But between the show’s majority male cast and recent accusations of complicity in unprofessional behavior, it seems like the HBO series may have actually replicated the toxic environment it set out to taunt. On Tuesday Alice Wetterlund, who played technologist Carla Walton in Season 2, utilized Twitter to point out…

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With 112 Emmy Nominations, Netflix Officially Rules Television

July 23, 2018

Today, it came to pass. Five times after the breakout of House of Cards, a decade or so into the epoch of “prestige television, ” and a season or two into the decline of Game of Thrones, Netflix is eventually the monarch of television. The streaming giant beat out HBO with 112 Emmy nominations, besting the cable network’s 108 and intent its 17 -year streak of getting “the worlds largest”…

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HBO’s ‘Sharp Objects’ subverts the Dead Girl trope

July 13, 2018

Amy Adams affords a performance unlike any other in “Sharp Objects” Image: hbo We are a culture haunted with dead daughters — so much so that the trope is now a wildly popular sub-genre. The misogyny of Dead Girl narrations is evident in recent additions like Twin Peaks, True Detective, 13 Reasons Why, The Night Of , and innumerable others. Most use the bodies of beautiful young lady as a…

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HBO Moves Ahead With Game of Thrones Prequel

July 8, 2018

HBO has ordered a pilot episode for a Game of Thrones spinoff that would keep some of the hit shows characters alive after the final season in 2019. In a statement late Friday, the network said the new series comes from author George R.R. Martin and British screenwriter and producer Jane Goldman. The spinoff, one of several Game of Thrones projects in the works, is set thousands of years before…

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China blocks HBO after John Oliver parody of Xi Jinping

June 28, 2018

The comedians mocking of the Chinese president and criticism of his regimes human rights record earns a ban for his shows network HBOs website has been blocked in China after censors on Chinese social media platform Weibo banned mentions of John Oliver following the British comedians parody of Chinese president Xi Jinping. According to the anti-censorship and monitoring group Greatfire.org, HBOs website was Weibo had censored new posts mentioning Oliver…

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Summer TV: The 30 Most Exciting New Shows

May 30, 2018

This summer, the chicest new sunscreen on the market is a Netflix subscription. Of track, there are necessary accoutrements to the UV ray-shielding regimen: an Amazon subscription, Hulu account, YouTube premium access, a full cable packet, a DVR, and enough hours in the day to maintain them all. With the idea of a traditional fall-to-spring Tv season GLOW , Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt , The Affair , and more, there are…

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