Jon Snow still is the hottest Game of Thrones topic, but as we get closer to Season 6 more interesting details have begun to pop up. For example, Sansa Stark, who’s had a rough time so far, is going to have her “best season yet,” and we can’t be more excited. After all, it’s time for her to prove she’s a Stark. More →
Curious about how the porn industry evolved in New York during the ‘70s and ‘80s? Regardless of your answer, HBO’s got a fix for you. Called The Deuce and starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhall, the new TV series will explore the emerging porn industry in the early ‘70s in New York, its legalization, and the mafia that controlled it. More →
We’ve known for a long time that Apple has been trying to negotiate a deal with content providers for launching its own over-the-top TV streaming service. We also know that these content providers have been stubborn about licensing their shows to Apple and have so far thwarted Apple’s plans to compete directly with Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. This is why I was particularly intrigued to see this morning’s New York Post report claiming that Apple is keeping its eye on Time Warner, Inc. as a potential acquisition target. In short, buying up Time Warner would solve a lot of Apple’s TV problems in one fell swoop. More →
The sixth season of Game of Thrones is coming in late April, but what happens after that? Given that the show is going to start differing significantly from the framework set out by author George R.R. Martin in his books, it will have significant freedom to go its own direction even though it will still follow a very rough outline that Martin has provided. And now it looks like the creative team behind the Game of Thrones TV series think they have enough good material to last at least another two seasons, a new report from The Hollywood Reporter reveals. More →
If you’re looking for someone to blame for the boring disappointing monstrosity otherwise known as the second season of True Detective, HBO President Michael Lombardo is willing to fall on his sword.
In a recent interview with The Frame, Lombardo explained that the success of the show’s first season caused him to put a lot of undue pressure on series creator Nic Pizzolatto to deliver a repeat performance in a compressed time frame. To the point, Lombardo said that he effectively gave Pizzolatto an arbitrary deadline rather than letting him work through the creative process and deliver a finished product when he was truly done.
After ending on somewhat of a cliffhanger earlier this year, the wait for the next season of Game of Thrones has been especially difficult for fans of the HBO show. The fate of Jon Snow is the one thing that has kept viewers on the edge of their seats since the finale aired in June, but there’s another character who longtime fans are just as curious about. More →
Surprising absolutely no one, Game of Thrones has once again taken the top honor in the yearly pirated TV show rankings. Over the weekend, TorrentFreak compiled a list of the most frequently pirated shows throughout 2015, and despite the fact that there are network shows with bigger audiences than Game of Thrones, it’s still at the top of the list. More →
With Netflix garnering the lion’s share of headlines these days, it’s easy to forget that HBO’s own streaming services are equally compelling and addictive. Bolstered by an extensive selection of movies and an incredibly vibrant library of original programming, the content available to HBO subscribers is arguably a tad richer than what’s available elsewhere.
After walking away from the first season of The Leftovers disappointed and dumbfounded, I wasn’t sure I’d return for season 2. It was so mired in melancholy that all I wanted to do when I finished an episode was crawl into bed and stare at the ceiling. The emotional range of the show stretched from “sad” to “devastating.”
It was just a really tough watch.
But in season 2, writer and creator Damon Lindelof seems to have allowed his fictional world to develop a sense of humor, and that’s all it took to turn The Leftovers into appointment television.
Traditional network television is getting more and more irrelevant by the day. And it’s not just that premium cable stations like HBO and Showtime are sucking up all the acclaim anymore — now upstart online streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and even Hulu are stealing network TV’s thunder as well. Nowhere has this been more evident than this year’s TV nominations for the Golden Globes. More →
Not too long ago, TV fans only had to worry about keeping up with a few select shows at a time. Whether you were interested in staying up to date with The Sopranos or checking out what John Locke was up to on LOST, doing so was always manageable.
Today, the TV landscape is markedly different. While ordinarily a cliche, the phrase “too many shows, too little time” is undoubtedly appropriate in 2015. These days, it’s practically impossible to keep up with the onslaught of new shows constantly being released, not to mention a long list of retired shows that are now easy to binge watch thanks to the magic of online streaming.
A carefully planned terrorist attack targeted Paris on Friday, leaving hundreds dead and wounded in various locations of the French capital. You have undoubtedly seen plenty of coverage of the Paris tragedy on television and on social media over the weekend. And HBO’s John Oliver did not stay away from the subject either, speaking his mind on the latest edition of Last Week Tonight. More →