The first season of Game of Thrones came to a fiery conclusion, and although we lost a major player in the game, another was reborn, phoenixlike, from the ashes of a funeral pyre.
[Spoilers! If you have yet to watch Episode 10, "Fire and Blood," shame on you! Oh, and don't read further.]
Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) might be the rightful heir to the Iron Throne, but reclaiming it seemed like a remote possibility until...
Emilia Clarke, Iain Glen
Emilia Clarke might play a warrior princess with platinum blonde hair on Game of Thrones, but fans who approach her often want to talk about her on-screen husband instead.
"Normally the comments are not about me at all, but, 'My goodness, your husband is big!'" she tells TVGuide.com. We can't blame them. As the delicately beautiful Daenerys Targaryen, Clarke is a sharp contrast to Jason Momoa, the 6-foot-5 actor who plays the eyeliner-wearing, bare-chested Dothraki warlord, Khal Drogo.
We're psyched that So You Think You Can Dance reverted to the original Top 20 format. As they take to the stage to compete live for the first time this season, we learn that only 19 of the 20 are taking the stage because poor Mitchell injured his elbow in rehearsal and was advised to sit this one out.
So there you have it: The first injury of the season. We would just like to say be safe and careful, everybody. Rest, drink water, stretch. We still lament Alex Wong dropping from the competition last year.
Jason Momoa, Lena Headey, Sean Bean
It's been a bloody and arduous journey, but the Game of Thrones cast has emerged from their first season unscathed, although we can't say the same for the characters they played.
Going into the finale Sunday (9/8c on HBO), the actors reflect on how difficult it is living in the Seven Kingdoms and beyond. So TVGuide.com asked them to weigh in on two very important Westerosi subjects:
1. What personal sigil would best represent you?
2. If you ascended to the Iron Throne in modern times, what would your first ruling as king or queen be?
Damages, Glenn Close
The fourth season of Damages isn't coming until next month, but it will be well worth the wait judging by the emotional trailers.
This season features Chris Messina as an old high school chum of Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) who suffers from PTSD. In the trailers, we get glimpses of the drama to come, including nudity of the non-titillating variety, hints of torture and John Goodman playing a very loud, corrupt and scary military contractor. We can't wait!
Rob Lowe and Kaley Cuoco
After bringing the laughs to NBC's Parks and Recreation, Rob Lowe will be shifting back to drama.
The Emmy-nominated actor will play the womanizing police officer Drew Peterson, who was arrested in connection to the killing of his third wife, in the Lifetime movie tentatively titled The Drew Peterson Story, aka Ladykiller, Deadline reports.
Comedy Central is infecting its airwaves with viral videos for another season.
The cable network has renewed its web-centric show Tosh.0 for a 26-episode fourth season to debut in January 2012, it was announced Tuesday. Tosh.0 is Comedy Central's most-watched and highest-rated series, averaging 4.2 million viewers in its current third season. In its 10/9c Tuesday-night time slot, it's also tops among Men 18-34 and 18-24.
On Monday's auditions for MasterChef, several more home cooks tied one on -- tied on the white aprons that indicate they're advancing to the next level of competition that is. Overall, we're happy with the people who advanced to the Top 38, but sometimes, the melodramatic journey getting there can be rather painful. Will two of the chefs says "yes"? Is the dish salty enough? Will Joe Bastianich blink? Can we just skip to the competition rounds already?
Here are five moments that -- for one reason or another -- left a bad taste in our mouth from Day 3 of the auditions:
Sean Bean, Game of Thrones
In Game of Thrones' penultimate episode of the season, Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark finds that playing the game is more difficult than he imagined, especially when new players enter who don't abide by your rules.
Spoilers! If you haven't watched "Baelor" yet, then perhaps it's best to sit this one out until you do.
"When you play the game of thrones, you...