Last Night's Game of Thrones Launched a Thousand Fan Meltdowns

Once again, Sunday night's Game of Thrones episode sent fans into a frenzy. But at least this time it was for something that people were actually thrilled about, as opposed to some embarrassing technological fail. » 4/14/14 9:40am 4/14/14 9:40am

It's a Sad, Sansa Stark World in the Latest Game of Thrones Trailer

Westeros has somehow fallen even further to shit since the finale of Game of Thrones' third season. The Starks are dwindling in their numbers, Littlefinger is more devious than ever before, Daenerys Targaryen is being questioned by her most loyal of subjects and the Lannisters appear to be destroying themselves from… » 3/10/14 11:40am 3/10/14 11:40am

A Grim Analysis of the People Behind Your Favorite Television Shows

HBO's True Detective seems to have filled a Breaking Bad-sized hole in the hearts and minds of television fans. But while most of the coverage of the show has been obsessively fawning, it's still gotten some criticism because of the less than creative ways women and minorities are represented on it. Pegged to that… » 3/06/14 4:00pm 3/06/14 4:00pm

Did a Horrifying Real Satanic Sex Abuse Case Inspire True Detective?

In a recent interview, True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto told Entertainment Weekly that his hit show's fictional inspirations range from high literature to low pulp. But it seems the show drew inspiration from elsewhere as well — an incredibly horrifying real case of satanism and sexual abuse in rural Louisiana in… » 2/28/14 5:15pm 2/28/14 5:15pm

Only Woman in ‘Silicon Valley’ Trailer Is a Stripper Named Mochachino

HBO dropped a new trailer for the upcoming series Silicon Valley, centered on the contemporary gold rush that is the tech industry, and it's kinda problematic, like the tech industry itself. First up, there's only one visible woman in the clip who's allowed to speak: A stripper named Mochachino. (I definitely thought… » 2/24/14 5:45pm 2/24/14 5:45pm

Delusional Drunk Man Tells the Khaleesi She's 'Fucking It Up'

Accepting a starring role in an HBO adaption of a beloved epic fantasy series comes with a bit of baggage, and that baggage is called fans. Specifically, a small subset of fans who feel entitled to act like jack-offs, for instance by drunkenly demanding you sing them "Happy Birthday" then criticizing your acting. » 2/06/14 3:15pm 2/06/14 3:15pm

Girls: Hannah Horvath Is a Jezebel Commenter

That Hannah Horvath is a Gawker reader and Jezebel commenter is undoubtedly quite upsetting to the many Gawker and Jezebel commenters who've disparaged Girls, its characters, and Lena Dunham herself. But it's perhaps the most clever dig Dunham has issued to her haters yet. » 1/27/14 4:30pm 1/27/14 4:30pm

How Long Do You Have to Wait for Sex on an HBO Show? Not Long at All!

HBO (short for "Honking Boob Orifice") is a network that has never shied away from showing a lot of nudity. In fact, tits and ass seem to be a pretty integral part of their business model and series are often encouraged to get as racy as possible. But how many minutes of the HBO show "story lines" (yawnzo) do you have to… » 1/22/14 3:46pm 1/22/14 3:46pm

Brooklynites Are Mad That Girls Paints Brooklyn as Lazy Person Paradise

Americans in big cities (but particularly Americans in those big, grey northeastern cities where we'll imprison the burgeoning mutant population after the nuclear fallout) love to brag about how hard they work. They wear their work ethic like a badge of courage, as if working an hour longer than one's peers had some… » 1/12/14 4:30pm 1/12/14 4:30pm

Did Stephen Moyer Accidentally Spill the Beans on a True Blood Movie?

Let us ponder this rumor with a quietly shitting Eric Northman. If you've hung in there with True Blood this far, congratulations — you have the television stamina of a silverback gorilla, which I guess means you have a lot of stamina. Your dedication to a series that often oscillates between frenzied, nonsensical… » 1/11/14 5:45pm 1/11/14 5:45pm

The 15-Second GoT Teaser Will Leave You Completely Unfulfilled

This 15-second Game of Thrones nipple-twisting trailer is so short that you could sneeze and miss it, but, remarkably, HBO has managed to make a series of even shorter micro-teasers that you could blink and miss. It's all part of a the premium cable network's strategy to make sure you're as antsy for GoT's return as… » 1/11/14 4:00pm 1/11/14 4:00pm