5 Game Of Thrones Book Plots We're Glad The TV Show Is Skipping

The Game of Thrones TV series has been a remarkably faithful adaptation of George R.R. Martin's fantasy series so far, but that will change when season 5 debuts on April 12th. But not every alteration from the books is a bad thing! Here are five storylines from the novels we won't miss at all. » 3/16/15 3:26pm 3/16/15 3:26pm

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Is Basically a '90s Tween Disney Sitcom

Because I don't live under a rock, but rather a pile of blankets and empty Ben & Jerry's containers, I, like many others, spent last weekend watching the entirety of Netflix's new Tina Fey-penned show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. From the start, I felt there was something deeply familiar about this show, aside from… » 3/14/15 1:30pm 3/14/15 1:30pm

Mad Men's 'Secret' History: January Jones Auditioned to Play Peggy

The Hollywood Reporter has published an oral history of sorts on the phenomenon that is Mad Men as we approach the final seven (THAT'S IT?) episodes of the series. "The Uncensored, Epic, Never-Told Story Behind 'Mad Men'" follows the show from conception through its growth as arguably one of the best shows on… » 3/11/15 7:50pm 3/11/15 7:50pm

Last Week Tonight Is Right About the Bullshit That Is Daylight Savings

It starts with a bang: you're out at the club on Saturday night and suddenly it's not 2 am—it's 3 am, and you're rushing to get in a cab because you're fucking exhausted and it's way too late to be out. Except everyone else is doing the same thing and it's a minor miracle that you even get one. And then you wake up at… » 3/09/15 9:50am 3/09/15 9:50am

Cucumber Argues That Ryan Reynolds Is Gay for His Own Dick

On Monday night, Logo gave us a sneak peek at Cucumber and Banana, the tandem new shows from Queer as Folk creator Russell T Davis, which showcase the sexual yearnings of a middle-aged gay man (the former) and those of young gay and trans kids in Manchester (the latter). And if Cucumber was a little bit painful in… » 3/03/15 2:15pm 3/03/15 2:15pm

Almost No One Did Anything Wrong on Looking This Week (Except Patrick)

As a consummate hater of every character on this show (except Richie, Ceci and Eddie) but a huge fan of the show itself, I am both delight and chagrined to report that almost everyone did everything right this week, giving me no reason to hate on anyone but Patrick, who managed to both sneak by with a few pastries… » 3/03/15 11:45am 3/03/15 11:45am

Walking Dead Is an Existentialist Nightmare, and Suddenly a Great Show

The last four episodes of The Walking Dead have been the best since the series' inception. For too many episodes to count, fans were subjected to shoddy dialogue and shallow character development—even the dramatic twists, like the Governor's aquarium of heads or the Terminus cannibals, seemed like thin, broadstroke… » 3/02/15 4:30pm 3/02/15 4:30pm

The Women of Pawnee Ruled Parks & Recreation 'Til the Very End

Leslie Knope left our televisions forever last night. She rode figuratively into the sunset with Parks & Recreation, ending its seven season run, and a little bit of us went with her—the exact parts of us that utilized and relished our lives watching religiously for the past six years. Those years are gone and I can… » 2/25/15 5:10pm 2/25/15 5:10pm

Haters Gonna Hate: An Interview with Fresh Off the Boat's Constance Wu

Constance Wu is living the dream of every up and coming actor—landing the lead on a hit sitcom on a major network with a rapt audience. But Wu's role as Jessica Huang, Taiwanese mom of three boys on Fresh Off the Boat, is more than just a sweet gig—it's historical, as FOTB is only the second Asian American-centric… » 2/20/15 11:10am 2/20/15 11:10am

Everything Everyone Did Wrong On the Last Two Episodes of Looking

Looking is back and I totally missed it last week because I was busy scarfing carbs and not giving myself an enema. But no carbs in the world could keep me away from bingeing on the most recent episodes. So here's how everyone fucked up now—except for Eddie—who wore the best muumuu in the world. Also Ceci: CECI GIVES… » 2/17/15 3:00pm 2/17/15 3:00pm

Dear Britain, Please Continue Sending the US Your Former Skins Stars

It has been announced that two of the most beloved stars from the third generation of Skins, the best-ever British teen show, have been cast in ABC's new drama Recovery Road. Those teens are Jessica Sula, who played Skins' prim beauty Grace, and Sebastian de Souza, who was the brooding loner Matty and makes me feel… » 2/16/15 7:45pm 2/16/15 7:45pm

SNL 40 Was a Celebration of Triumphs and Failures

Public opinion on Saturday Night Live tends to lean in one of two directions: Either a.) it was better when you were a kid (sure it was) and is entirely unwatchable now or b.) its comedic legacy is so profound that you couldn't possibly speak ill of it. SNL is aware of both arguments and will spend a full three… » 2/16/15 5:30pm 2/16/15 5:30pm

Kanye, Sia, and Vic Mensa Get Weird on SNL's 40th Anniversary Show

Sunday night's three-and-a-half-hour long Saturday Night Live anniversary show was, in many ways, an exercise in convention: the resurrection of 40-year-old jokes for old time's sake, no matter how awkwardly they fit in 2015. (Thinking most particularly of Dan Aykroyd's bass-o-matic bit—who even uses blenders… » 2/16/15 10:50am 2/16/15 10:50am

Madeleine Albright Loved Her Waffle Date With Leslie Knope

In its final season, Parks & Recreation is really going for it—taking its humor and political heart as far as they both can stretch. Last night's double-header was one for the ages: in the first episode, "Mrs. Ludgate-Dwyer Goes to Washington," Leslie and April travel to DC to get some support for Leslie's… » 2/11/15 3:06pm 2/11/15 3:06pm