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Game Of Thrones

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Yesterday, HBO announced the return date for the Emmy Award-winning series Game of Thrones (that’s Sunday April 24 in case you missed it). Today, the talk is about the more distant future, life for Thrones beyond season six, and the talk is fairly certain that there’s still a lot of life left in this show. And why wouldn’t there be? It’s one of the most popular shows on television, it’s got a huge fan base, the adulation of TV critics, lots of awards consideration, and on top of it all, its the most pirated show on the internet. For all those reasons, and more, HBO isn’t ready to give up Game of Thrones yet. (more…)

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Writing fiction is hard work. Writing an actual fantasy hit series is probably very much like breaking rocks in the hot sun while being pelted with snarling ferrets. Despite claims made that the latest book in his Song Of Ice And Fire series would be published in time for Game Of Thrones’ Season 6 premiere in April, George R. R. Martin prefaced his latest blog post stating some not so good news.  (more…)

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Following a season-wide leave of absence, Bran Stark is scheduled to return to Westeros and throw in the gauntlet for Season 6. After following the three-eyed raven into an undead pit-trap and being saved by (what we can only assume to be) a wizened forest creature with access to fireball spells, the broken young Stark is scheduled to make a new appearance in the show. (more…)

Top 10 Nerdy TV Shows of 2015

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Congratulations! You made it to the end of the year 2015. You’ve survived three years longer than the Mayans said that you would, and as your reward, you are treated to one Best or Worst of the Year list after the other. So welcome again to our annual compendium of the Top 10 Nerdy TV shows.

How was the year for sci-fi, fantasy, and horror fiction on TV? In a word, excellent. As you may be aware, we are living in an era of Peak TV, which makes the compilation for a list like this harder than ever seeing as how among the some 409 scripted series that premiered on the air this year, a great many of them fit our core audience. Depending on your point of view, this is either a gift from the gods, or you’re being tested by them to see how long you can go without breathing fresh air outside your home.

The top picks for this year’s best of nerdy TV include zombies (not those ones, the other ones), cannibals, speedsters, detectives, Nazis, vampires, battling artificial intelligences, and the biggest cast ever put together for a TV show in the history of ever. Shall we begin? (more…)

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Game of Thrones is one of the best shows on TV, without a doubt. It’s large cast of complex and engaging characters make every season, every episode, a veritable dramatic feast for the millions of viewers that tune in on a weekly basis, plus, it’s got kick ass action, and follows age old themes about power and destiny. But suppose we were to make a list of things you don’t like about Game of Thrones, short though it maybe, what would be at the top? Chances are it might be the shows treatment of women, particularly the recurring use of sexual violence against them. (more…)

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The year-end trailer that HBO posted to Twitter was an ode to all the amazing work they’ve been doing-something that the 43 Emmys they earned this year illustrated pretty well also. The footage also includes clips of returning shows like Silicon Valley, Veep, and Girls; new shows like Vinyl, Westworld and High Maintenance; and some upcoming movies such as All the Way and Confirmation. And, of course, Season 6 of Game of Thrones.  Being as Game of Thrones isn’t the only HBO series that is featured in the clip, we really just get little peeks here and there. It’s not much, but it’s enough to hold us over (for now!). (more…)

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We’ve known about The Shannara Chronicles as an upcoming TV series  for a while, and now we’re getting our first good look at the opening sequence of the show. Based on the Shannara novels by Terry Brooks, television-producer and host channel MTV is hoping the series will be their Game Of Thrones. If the newly-released opening credits scene is any indication, I would say they’ve got a good chance at it. (more…)

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The folks over at HBO sure do know how to toy with our emotions. Game of Thrones fans were in a state of a frenzied mixture of disbelief and denial following *REDACTED* “death” in the Season 5 finale, despite the actor  himself stating afterwards that, as far as he knew, the character was really and truly dead.  Director David Nutter even confirmed they had killed our Dear *REDACTED*; even at the risk of breaking President Obama’s heart.  And yet now, they’ve released a new teaser poster for Season 6 that has us all going back to the drawing board with our HE LIVES theories. (more…)

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Game of Thrones has reached a really exciting point.  After the Season 5 finale, the show has officially caught up chronologically with George R.R. Martin‘s A Song Of Ice and Fire series.  It will be different going into Season 6 now for viewers, because they won’t have one of the books as a cheat-sheet of sorts, letting them know what’s ahead- we’re in new and uncharted territory.  The only thing we have to guide us in our plot guesses so far are some interesting casting additions; such as, most recently, Ian McShane.  He’s totally playing into GOT fans’ penchant for creating pretty impressive plot theories, though, by giving us a major hint as to who he’ll be portraying.  Warning- spoilers ahead! (more…)

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The Last Witch Hunter is an intriguing entry into the world of cinematic fantasy genre.  While it doesn’t particularly revolutionize the way we see witches and warlocks nor does it herald “the next great franchise” of feature films, it is a solid tale packed with great special effects, excellent pacing, a presentation designed for an intellectual audience (relatively speaking, of course), and charming characters that are fairly believable in terms of their place in this witchy world.

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