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Emmys 2019: Game of Thrones and a great soundtrack

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 23, 2019 06:37:56 September 23, 2019 06:37:56
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Kevin Winter/ Rich Polk/ Steve Granitz/ Matt Winkelmeyer/ Valerie Macon/ Amy Sussman/ Robyn Beck/ Getty Images

When we were prepping for coverage last week ahead of the Emmys, one of the possible conversation points was how it would be without a host. The Oscars didn’t have a host. The Emmys have gone host-less before, and they addressed it off the top in a bit that started with Homer Simpson, got picked up by Anthony Anderson, and led eventually to Bryan Cranston who, I think, they’ve now declared to be like the Jack Nicholson of TV? Later on, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel joked about it when they got up to present but, overall, I don’t think it was an issue? I wasn’t thinking about the hosting or missing the hosting. Full Story

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Why do we love Westeros and Avengers?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 23, 2019 19:08:01 May 23, 2019 19:08:01
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Dan MacMedan/ Rich Polk/ Getty Images

Over the last decade, twin forces emerged to fuel the pop culture realm of film and television: the Avengers and Game of Thrones. This is the decade that saw the rise of binge watching, a new Batman AND a new Superman, and the return of motherf-cking Star Wars, and yet the biggest things to happen in film and TV was that the C-list superhero team and a densely plotted fantasy show rich in lore and backstory took over our cinematic culture. Full Story

Game of Thrones Winning Odds: Let’s talk about the winner

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 20, 2019 14:40:27 May 20, 2019 14:40:27
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Macall B. Polay – HBO

SPOILERS Before the final season of Game of Thrones started, I handicapped the odds of the remaining major players winning the Iron Throne. When I ran down the odds for House Stark, I gave them the best odds of winning, but I disqualified Bran because his whole Three-Eyed Raven deal seemed to knock him out of serious contention. Full Story

Game of Thrones: The Saga of House Stark

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 20, 2019 14:13:16 May 20, 2019 14:13:16
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HBO

GET OUT OF HERE! THERE ARE  MAJOR SPOILERS We’ll argue about this ending forever, but after the last three weeks, as Game of Thrones descended in a seeming death spiral, it’s a relief that the finale episode works as well as it does—and it DOES work. If you view “A Song of Ice and Fire” as the saga of House Stark, as the story of its fall and improbable rise, Game of Thrones almost sticks the landing. Full Story

Queen of the Ashes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 15, 2019 20:05:25 May 15, 2019 20:05:25
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HELEN SLOAN/ HBO

HBO has only released two promotional photos from the final episode of the series. One of them is of a grim looking Tyrion, obviously traumatised af from what he’s just seen. Understandable. I hope in the episode we’ll also see him looking embarrassed, or at least a little sheepish, because he has thrown up airball after airball for the last two seasons, maybe more. Full Story

Monday, May 13, 2019

Dear Gossips,

If you can’t please everyone, who do you choose to please? That was the task for the showrunners of Game of Thrones – and after last night’s episode, “The Bells”, the answer, apparently, is The Spectacle.  Read Full Intro

Game of Thrones: Burn them all

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 13, 2019 12:52:31 May 13, 2019 12:52:31
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YouTube/ Game of Thrones

SPOILERS At this point, I think we’ve accepted that no one is really going to be happy with how this ends. I don’t think this is what ANYONE wanted out of the final season of Game of Thrones. Have there been some great moments? Yes. The first two whole episodes, especially “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”, are among the series’ best. Full Story

Taylor Swift + Game of Thrones 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 10, 2019 15:12:12 May 10, 2019 15:12:12
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Peggy Sirota for EW

Taylor Swift covers the new issue of Entertainment Weekly. This is basically a takeover. Taylor is a huge get for EW. They’ve dedicated several features in addition to the cover story to Swift content. And it’s a proper magazine interview – not an essay she’s written about herself, not another celebrity interviewing her, it’s conventional, it’s a departure from her “no comment” pose during the reputation era or, rather, a return to how it was before the reputation era. Full Story

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Dear Gossips,

If you’ve not yet seen the latest episode of Game of Thrones, SPOILER ALERT. I need to talk about Ghost. Last chance.  Ready?  David Nutter, who directed the episode, has explained why Jon said goodbye to Ghost the way he did.  Read Full Intro