Game of Thrones

This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: ‘GoT’s’ #TBT

There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This week, HBO’s Sunday lineup returns while Netflix enters the superhero game.  … Read More

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Holographic Protests and “Natural” Slang: Links You Need to See

Every day, there’s an abundance of new writing with the familiar complaint about how technology is turning us into rude and inconsiderate zombies who eschew human contact in lieu of constantly gazing into the backlit depths of our smartphones. One of the main selling points of the Apple Watch is the gadget’s potential to alleviate this problem, and of course there’s been a ton of writing on that, too. This essay argues, for example, that its marketing as a corrective tool for the way technology makes us behave is even ruder than the rudeness former technologies create: it makes those who don’t own it feel like they’re not part of a societal solution. Meanwhile, this short and witty piece about being “too old” for Instagram supports the widely agreed-upon theory that technologic socializing tends to bring out people’s ruder sides. If any of this is disheartening, you should definitely avoid this article illuminating the dangers of data collection through the recent AI-flick Ex Machina. It contains major plot spoilers but the article is still worth the read. … Read More

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In Its Fifth Season, ‘Game of Thrones’ May Finally Surpass the Books

There are two equal and opposite forces at work in the fifth season of Game of Thrones, which HBO will unleash on our DVRs — and now, our Apple TVs! — this Sunday. On the one hand, displacement, a state that’s arguably the status quo on a series so fond of stabbing its characters, and the viewers who identify with them, in the heart (and pushing them out windows, and exploding their heads, and killing their parents in front of them…). And on the other, stagnation, in which characters previously defined by their forward momentum find themselves stuck, in one notable case, between two angry dragons and a hard place. … Read More

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Let’s Overanalyze The New ‘Game of Thrones’ Excerpt!

Last week, patron saint of procrastinators George R.R. Martin got all of geekdom to stop breathing down his neck by releasing a new chapter from The Winds of Winter, the sixth installment of the A Song of Ice and Fire saga. It’s not quite a release date, but since we won’t have new Game of Thrones for another five days or a full book until God knows when, it’s time for the next best thing: a gratuitous overanalysis of the new chapter and what it means for its heroine, the artist formerly known as Sansa Stark! Spoilers for the first five books of A Song of Ice and Fire, and thus the entirety of Game of Thrones, follow. … Read More

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A 20-Year-Old Wrote “Bitch Better Have My Money”: Links You Need to See

Do you love the peace and quiet of your bedroom? Do you enjoy the contained serenity that comes from a day spent watching Netflix? Do you shudder in horror at the thought of setting foot outside, where there are people and places and things? If all (or any) of this applies, then this essay on “the perks of being a shut-in” is for you. Even our crops are realizing fresh air is highly overrated. Besides: who wants to venture out when there are mysterious smoke rings appearing the sky? Were they placed there by the government? Dragons? Aliens? Who knows. You’re better cozied up with your laptop in the relative safety and comfort of your home (unless said laptop coziness involves watching porn, because apparently that’s not a private activity at all). … Read More

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Will Grover Sit in the Iron Throne? ‘Game of Thrones’ Meets ‘Sesame Street’


After their memorable House of Cards parody, Sesame Street has once again taken on a very adult series about… Read More

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Awesome ’80s-Style VHS Covers for Current Movies and TV

Look, nobody really misses VHS. Sure, there’s a small and weird movement of VHS artisans whose nostalgia for their childhood and an apparent love for tracking lines has convinced them that the ugly, low-res analog mainstay is a superior format, and some note that a lot of movies never made the DVD crossover so it’s not a bad idea to keep a VHS deck around (and this is true) — but generally speaking, VHS died because DVD is superior in every way, end of story. But that doesn’t mean those of us who came of age in the VHS era don’t have some leftover affection for the ugly packaging and pre-Photoshop artwork that lined our video store shelves (see, it was this place you went, and you picked out tapes, and took them home and watched them, and came back and paid an exorbitant late fee), which is why so many movie geeks have flipped for “Stan VHS.” According to “Stan”’s Tumblr page, he got the idea of making old-school VHS covers for new movies and TV shows, and posted them on April Fool’s Day, claiming them to be the work of “a Parisian hipster named ‘Stan’ [who] only watched modern films and TV series on VHS.” You can read his full article here, if you speak French; otherwise, here are the clever covers he put together for the project. … Read More

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