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Monday, June 10 2013

Why ‘Game of Thrones’ Matters

George R.R. Martin's series looks and feels like a historical drama, except the audience doesn't know how the story will turn out. Martin's 'fantasy' is preoccupied with power -- its relations, differentials and dynamics -- because he's interested in the way 'history' is really made.


Thursday, May 23 2013

The Women Behind ‘The Throne’

Just what is it that is drawing these new female viewers to a show and genre that has historically been the realm of a largely male audience? It probably has something to do with fact that the women of Game of Thrones are some of the most powerful and dynamic female characters on television right now.


Wednesday, May 1 2013

The Pleasures and Perils of Showbinging

The strategy and neologism of showbinging has become the preferred method of assimilating all that great TV out there.


Friday, September 16 2011

Drawn Together: Cornell’s “Demon Knights” and the Ideal of Camelot

In Demon Knights Paul Cornell not only dramatizes the idea of Camelot, but exquisitely reenacts it at one of the oldest comicbook publishers.


Monday, August 22 2011

TV Highpoints and Lowpoints of 2010-2011… Number 1

Several new series debuted in April 2011 to transform what had been a mediocre season into an exceptional one, including Game of Thrones. AMC, meanwhile, systematically abused three of its great series, calling into question whether the cable network is truly ready for the big time.


Tuesday, July 19 2011

Character Assassination: ‘Game of Thrones’ Urge to Kill

Is the story told on our favorite show bigger than any one character? Or is it characters who make the story?


Wednesday, April 20 2011

HBO renews ‘Game of Thrones’ for second season


Thursday, April 14 2011

HBO goes medieval with ‘Game of Thrones’


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