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Sunday, January 12 2014

The Best Television of 2013

Perhaps the most stunning element of this years list is the lack of domination by the broadcast networks. In fact, there are more streaming and pay cable shows taking top honors than any Big Three offering. The future of the medium is here and now.


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, January 16 2013

The Best TV Shows of 2012

Thanks to imports and cable channel choices, the year in TV was very interesting indeed. Where else can classical detectives meet with their updated complements, or sullen 20-somethings smirk at their ancient societal/criminal betters? Oh, and don't forget squid.


Tuesday, January 10 2012

The Best Television Shows of 2011

The small screen offers up the usual suspects, proving once again that, with a few exceptions, what's good on today's prime time schedule will stay that way until the next best-of list.


Reviews

Monday, February 17 2014

'Game of Thrones' Sets the Gold Standard for TV Dramas

It’s no wonder that Game of Thrones is one of HBO’s biggest successes and a worldwide phenomenon. Plus, you know, it's got dragons.


Sunday, March 31 2013

'Game of Thrones': Women in Wartime

Cunning and ambitious, with a deep understanding of politics and war, the women of Game of Thrones know how to get what they want.


Tuesday, February 19 2013

Winter Is Definitely Coming to Westeros: 'Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season'

HBO's epic adaptation of George R.R. Martin's novels returns with more of the sex, violence, and political intrigue that makes the show so damn much fun to watch.


Sunday, April 1 2012

'Game of Thrones': The Wannabe Kings

With their lush set pieces and rocky coastlines, passionate betrayals and calculating re-alliances, the new episodes present an almost a too intricate meditation on power. Game of Thrones demands that you pay attention or be left behind.


Tuesday, March 6 2012

Winter is Coming: Prepare Yourself for 'Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season'

The families of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros are locked in a life and death battle to sit upon the Iron Throne.


Blogs

Monday, July 16 2012

Cable TV of Thrones -- Why 'Game of Thrones' Does Not Work as a Game

From a marketing standpoint, basing a game off Game of Thrones seems intuitive. The problem that nobody seems to have considered is that the kingdom of Westeros is a miserable place that nobody should want to be in.


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.


News

Thursday, March 28 2013

‘Game of Thrones’ Gets Even More Brutal in Season 3

Anyone who has followed “Game of Thrones” over its first two seasons knows all too well that HBO’s awesome medieval epic can often resemble


Wednesday, April 11 2012

‘Game of Thrones’ gets a third season

LOS ANGELES — “Game of Thrones” is getting another season, HBO officially announced Tuesday. Though most people assumed the hit fantasy series would be back again —


Thursday, March 29 2012

‘Game of Thrones’ covers more ground in Season 2

If you thought the world of “Game of Thrones” was incredibly vast and complex and festooned with a crazy multitude of characters, brace yourself for


Wednesday, April 20 2011

HBO renews 'Game of Thrones' for second season

NEW YORK — Long live the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros: HBO has renewed "Game of Thrones" for a second season, following gross premiere-night ratings of 4.2 million


Thursday, April 14 2011

HBO goes medieval with 'Game of Thrones'

Winter is coming. And for once, it's not just TV weather-people who are breathless with excitement. The motto of the House of Stark, whose members


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