In case you’re not watching HBO’s Last Week Tonight on a regular basis then you might have missed a hilarious John Oliver take on a very serious matter. This time it’s not about net neutrality or FIFA corruption but on the American government’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques,” or torture in simpler terms. More →
We’re not going to ruin your day with any Game of Thrones spoilers here, but rest assured it may be hard to avoid them elsewhere. In a piece of news that should surprise no one, Sunday night’s Game of Thrones finale set an all-time piracy record, according to a report from Torrent Freak.
Warning: This story contains major spoilers about Sunday’s “Game of Thrones” finale. More →
The Leftovers didn’t have quite the same impact as True Detective or Silicon Valley when it debuted last year, but it got enough people interested in its overarching mystery to get picked up for a second season. In season 2, the show has moved to the fictional town of Mapleton, TX which you can see in the teaser trailer below. More →
With the True Detective season 2 premiere now less than two weeks away, HBO has impressively been able to keep the show’s plot lines under wraps. Aside from a few cryptic, albeit cool, trailers, most of what we know about the upcoming show starts and ends with the cast and show’s location — Los Angeles.
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are remarkably bad at their jobs.
In case you weren’t aware, Benioff and Weiss are the showrunners on HBO’s astoundingly expensive and outrageously successful fantasy series Game of Thrones. They have arguably the most difficult job of any showrunners in the business, with dozens of actors to work with, several world-spanning storylines to coordinate and a budget that would intimidate the Iron Bank.
But last night, they proved once and for all that they don’t know how to keep an audience invested in their show. More →
It looks like there’s already trouble in pirate’s paradise…
It doesn’t exactly come a surprise to learn that cCloud TV was taken offline shortly after launching. The service, which we told you about last week, gives users free access to pirated live TV streams, with channels including HBO, ESPN, AMC, TBS and Showtime featured in its lineup.
cCloud TV truly is a cord cutter’s dream despite being quite obviously illegal, and now the team behind cCloud TV has already begun to fight the battle to keep the service alive. More →
Cord cutters across the country knew they had turned a corner the moment HBO announced that it was finally placing some distance between itself and traditional pay TV with its new HBO Now service. With this new plan, households that chose not to subscribe to a pay TV service would still be able to access all of HBO’s content with a new streaming-only option. And the best part, perhaps, was that cord cutters knew HBO would be the first of several networks to offer streaming-only options to subscribers.
Though the service just launched a few months ago, it looks as though HBO is already considering yet another move that will make cord cutters happy: Special discounted prices. More →
Long gone are the days when HBO seemingly paid little mind to piracy. Following the leak of the first four episodes of season 5 of Game of Thrones, TorrentFreak is reporting that HBO is now dead serious about thwarting individuals from illegally downloading the world’s most pirated show.
Specifically, HBO is now putting individual pirates on notice. HBO has already issued “thousands of warnings to Internet subscribers whose connections were used to share leaked Game of Thrones episodes.” The warning messages, naturally, are being relayed through each individual user’s ISP.
Not only is HBO’s Game of Thrones the most torrented show on TV today, the show’s season 4 finale has the bittersweet distinction of being the most pirated episode in TV history.
Historically, HBO has played nice with pirates. Whether its turning a blind eye towards BitTorrent or even ignoring the widespread sharing of HBO Go credentials, some folks at HBO, to their credit, view piracy as a tool to drum up even more interest in an already successful show.
To wit, Game of Thrones Director David Petarca once said of rampant GOT piracy, “I think it really raises the profile of the show and raises the profile of HBO in general… It really helps the show’s cultural buzz, and it does not impact the bottom line because HBO has more than enough money to keep making the show.”
But even HBO has to draw the line somewhere.
Game of Thrones fans, we have some good news and some bad news… and it’s the same news. The first four episodes of Game of Thrones season 5 leaked on Sunday morning. On one hand, this obviously means that spoilers will be flying all over the Internet for the next four weeks. On the other hand, this also means that eager GoT fans don’t have to wait to see the first four episodes of the new season — as long as they’re comfortable with downloading stolen content, that is. More →
There are no two critics more entertaining than the valets on Key & Peele’s sketch comedy show. They’ve walked us through every movie starring Liam Neesons, they’ve asked the hard questions about the Batmans, and now they’re back to recap the first four seasons of Game of Thrones in anticipation of the new season kicking off this Sunday.