George R.R. Martin Responds To That Controversial Game of Thrones Scene

Last night, the television adaptation of Game of Thrones changed an already disturbing scene from the books into an even upsetting moment on screen. And now, book author George R.R. Martin is weighing in. Read his response. Warning: Spoilers ahead! » 4/21/14 8:53pm Monday 8:53pm

The Promo for I Wanna Marry Harry Is Here and It Features Crying

FOX, the brilliant network that's bringing you this summer's surefire hit show about a group of women duped into believing they have been chosen as the possible true love of Prince Harry, has dropped the first promo for I Wanna Marry Harry. There's still not much detail available about how exactly the production… » 4/17/14 11:45am 4/17/14 11:45am

Watch Mila and Ashton Joke About Being Them on Two and a Half Men

Ashton Kutcher's television program Two and a Half Men was extra-special Thursday night: Kutcher was joined by his fiancée/the mother of his unborn child Mila Kunis, who was a guest star on the show. Kunis played a free spirit who spends her life hiking and, one night, hikes right into Kutcher's character Walden's life. … » 4/11/14 4:00pm 4/11/14 4:00pm

Do Teenage Girls and Middle-Aged Men Make the Best TV Characters?

New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum recently sat down and talked with Anaheed Alani for "Why Can't I Be You," a regular Rookie column where Anaheed interviews women about their exciting or inspiring careers. During their talk, the women discussed Nussbaum's preference for strongly written teen shows like Freaks… » 4/10/14 5:45pm 4/10/14 5:45pm

What If Game Of Thrones Was A Classic Sitcom?

The opening credits would probably look something like this. We're so excited about the return of Game of Thrones on Sunday, we asked our friend Garrison Dean to imagine what the show would look like if it was a classic 1970s-1980s sitcom. But what he came up with was way more insane than we ever expected. » 4/03/14 11:40am 4/03/14 11:40am

How I Met Your Mother Was a Lot Smarter About Politics Than Most TV

Tonight, How I Met Your Mother ends its 9-year run by revealing, finally, how mopey-ass Ted Mosby finally met the woman who would eventually let him put two babies in her. But devotees of the show know that it's about a lot more than inside jokes among a group of unusually clever and often drunk friends. They know it… » 3/31/14 2:30pm 3/31/14 2:30pm

More Reasons To Stop Watching Animal Planet

You already knew that Animal Planet had a way of distorting reality. They present documentaries about the existence of mermaids and Bigfoot and only barely acknowledge that it's all nonsense. But now evidence is mounting that some of the shows they air actually harm animals. » 3/24/14 9:10pm 3/24/14 9:10pm

Two Reasons That Explain Why We're All Obsessed with Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones comes back to television in just a few weeks, and already we're feeling the imperative: All Men (And Women) Must Freak Out. But why is Game of Thrones such a huge cultural phenomenon, among all other fantasy series? It comes down to two huge cultural trends, that are rooted in our widespread anxieties… » 3/18/14 6:01pm 3/18/14 6:01pm

Get ready to fall in love with Veronica Mars all over again

Veronica Mars was a teen sleuth whose superpower was storytelling. She was adroit at making up clever lies and crafting fake identities, but it was always in the service of piecing together the truth — which was another story she constructed. Now she's starring in a big crowd-funded movie, which turns out to be about… » 3/14/14 2:20pm 3/14/14 2:20pm