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So… how about that Game of Thrones finale? Okay, let me cut through the icy, awkward silence, and start over. We live in the Age of Peak TV, or that’s what all the smart websites tell me: Peak TV this,…
Apparently some people have some feelings about what’s happening on Game of Thrones this season. Every Monday these days is Bitch About The Show That We Won’t Just Stop Watching Day on social media. I haven’t seen so many fans…
Tolkien famously spent a lifetime filling in details of the Lord of the Rings universe all the way back to the birth of the very first angel before time began, so Amazon has no shortage of possibilities. Fortunately, Agony Booth has narrowed down the options to the three absolute best.
It may be 85 degrees and balmy where you live, but over in Westeros, Winter has returned with a vengeance… That’s right, folks. Game of Thrones is back for its penultimate shortened season. And if this premiere is any indication,…
The real world isn't quite as far from the Seven Kingdoms as you might think. In fact, many of the characters are shockingly similar...
Chances are, if you grew up during The Wonder Years (whether the actual time the series was set in or watching it), then you also remember Murder She Wrote and Sunday nights when the whole family could gather around ye olde television set without embarrassment because this was before Sundays were for mafia kingpins or meth labs or bipolar CIA agents who made bad choices...
This finale was like my jeans after Thanksgiving dinner, bursting at the seams with good stuff (and not so good stuff), but super satisfying. Long-held theories confirmed? Sure! The demise of people you hated? Check! Creepy kids? Sure! Lyanna Mormont proving she's cooler than everyone else on the show? Yup!
We've been waiting all season for this one. Ramsey DIES! Sansa gets REVENGE! The Starks retake Winterfell! Davos finds a TOY! Dany burns some boats and gets hit on by a girl! Everybody gets their just desserts in GOT's bloodiest hour to date, except me, because I lost my appetite.
This week on GOT, Arya finally quits her job at Burgerless White Castle, Tyrion reveals his idea for a spinoff series, Tommen screws his mother (but not literally, because only her brother does that now), everybody gossips about how hot Jamie Lannister is, and all the best deaths happen off-screen.
This week, Ian McShane becomes Drew Barrymore's character from Scream. Arya learns to develop a healthy fear of old people. The High Sparrow gets pervy. Everyone's favorite "canine" character returns to make up for all those dead direwolves. And I choose a new favorite candidate for the Iron Throne.
This week, Bran fast forwards Warg DVR to reunite with a relative; Arya gives acting notes to a porn star; we meet Sam’s dad Archie Bunker; Tommen becomes the poster child for incest baby brain damage; and Dany gives her pregame speech while on a dragon, because walking is for pussies.
In which Bran Stark, binge-watcher of Warg-DVR, taker of naps, tree-hanger-outer, RUINS EVERYTHING! Also, Sansa throws some much-awaited shade at Little Finger; Arya watches a porn version of Season 1 of GOT; and the winner of the Kingsmoot gets the medieval equivalent of a toilet bowl head-dunk swirly.
In which everyone in Westeros experiences something more rare than a double rainbow or boobies that are completely immune to fire damage . . . a good day. Well, at least everyone whose name isn't Osha, Nameless Dead Dothraki Dudes and Loras with the Bad Hair . . .
This week, we bid farewell to the most adorable of Shaggydog(s) and the most odious of Olliepops. Also, Jon Snow has a small dong. Dany meets a Dothraki Regina George. And Bran realizes that playing Back to the Future could have Butterfly Effect consequences Ashton Kutcher never dreamed of!
This week on Game of Thrones, Jon Snow LIVES! Roose Bolton DIES! Tyrion doesn’t get eaten by dragons. And Hodor expands his vocabulary, sort of. One of the benefits of posting a late recap, is I can spoil big plot points right off the bat, and only feel mildly guilty about doing it.
Stop worrying about how HBO will change "Sesame Street," and start worrying about how "Sesame Street" will change HBO. Only HNTP has the answers.
Kit Harrington may have all sorts of Game of Thrones spoilers locked in his head, but it's the locks on his head that are giving away the answer behind this season's cliffhanger... maybe. HNTP looks into all the possibilities, no matter how unlikely.
This week on the Game of Thrones season finale, everybody and their mother dies. Except for Cersei, who learns just how tough (and naked) the Walk of Shame can be. And Dany, who finds herself a brand new army. But everyone else is pretty much dead.
King Stannis learns the meaning of the word "sacrifice," one of Arya's prayers is about to be answered, Jon Snow is down to his last friend, and Dany's got herself a new ride.