The Veep Series Finale Was Darker Than Game of Thrones

May 15, 2019

Sunday night exposed what happens when a woman’s craven desire for power drives her mad. By the end of the chapter on HBO, we were treated to the scorched earth to stay in her wake as she ultimately, as many had predicted–and some have feared–became the Mad Queen. Er, excuse me: the Mad President. (< em> Mad -ame President. Hey-o !) It’s perhaps by pure coincidence that so much of…


Inside Veeps Outrageously Dark Abortion Scene

May 3, 2019

When we talked to the showrunner David Mandel, “fucking funny,” and, as Tony Hale, who plays Gary Walsh.” There’s a Red Wedding .” It’s a fitting comparing, given the fact that Veep shares billing with the much foreseen premiere of the Anna Chlumsky) a decision is abort the babe she conceived during a one-night stand with Dan( Reid Scott ). If you thought Dan’s offer to” move Dutch” on the…


Game of Thrones Recap: That’s What Death Is

April 25, 2019

For the past eight years, every episode of Game of Thrones has opened with an aerial tour of its vast world in clockwork miniature, following the exodus of its main characters as they journeyed to far-flung locales over continents and oceans. As the series winds down to its conclusion, most of those characters have either died or converged on a single point: Winterfell, the place where it all began and…


Was the Game of Thrones Pilot Actually Any Good?

April 21, 2019

It’s been almost eight years to the day since we were first warned that” winter is coming .” I’ll be honest: I didn’t take the alert very seriously. That’s because it’s been approximately seven years and six months, you check, since, irritated by hearing about eve of the final season premiere, I anticipated an interesting experiment was necessary to revisit that aviator and see how it comprises up. As objectively…


John Oliver Defends WikiLeaks Julian Assange

April 21, 2019

On Sunday night, post-Game of Thrones final season premiere episode to the expulsion and arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Yes, the Last Week Tonight host tackled cable-news coverage of Assange being hauled out of the embassy, much of which focused on Assanges bearded, disheveled appearance, he remarked, Thats a weird tone to take on a story thats this important. Yes, his arrest sparks a difficult debate about the efficacy…


Zendaya stars in tense and mysterious ‘Euphoria’ teaser

April 14, 2019

Will we ever tire of tortured teen Tv displays? All signs point to no as with the gripping teaser for HBO’s upcoming Euphoria starring Zendaya. In the show’s first teaser, we satisfy Rue( Zendaya) whose is of the view that “if I could be a different person, I would.” The tone points plaintively toward darkness- more 13 Grounds Why than Riverdale and with HBO’s freedom seeing sexuality and cursing. The…


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…


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…


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…


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…