Alexander Siddig, Nell Tiger Free
With the sunny kingdom of Dorne factoring heavily into Game of Thrones' fifth season, it should come as no surprise that the show is filling out that world.
That being said, the HBO drama made a splash at Comic-Con on Friday, announcing the casting of eight new characters for Season 5, including Prince Doran Martell and the Sand Snakes — the hot-blooded and vengeful bastard daughters of Oberyn Martell...
Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer
Though the vampire and zombie trends might be on their last legs, it's likely only a matter of time before the next supernatural fad hits the airwaves. But no matter what type of otherworldly being is in the spotlight, is it possible for a supernatural show to be too supernatural? Does a series need that grounding humanity to keep it from spiraling into the absurd? Or is it the "anything goes," free-for-all attitude that makes us love these shows in the first place?
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As fans get increasingly heated and worried over whether Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin will finish his book series A Song of Ice and Fire, on which the hit drama is based, the powers that be over at HBO aren't nervous at all...
No one expects the Emmy nominations to please everybody — there's simply too much TV these days, including on unconventional platforms like Netflix, and there are always going to be shows and performers that won't make the cut, however deserving. But even when the Emmy voters get something right, like adding HBO's freshman hoot Silicon Valley to the best-comedy contenders, we still find ourselves griping over where they stumbled, nowhere more glaringly than in the drama-series race. (For a list of nominees in the major categories, go here.)
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Game of Thrones topped Thursday's Primetime Emmy nominations with 19, followed by Fargo with 18 and American Horror Story: Coven with 17.
Thrones will duke it out for drama series against reigning champ Breaking Bad,Downton Abbey, House of Cards, four-time champ Mad Men and True Detective.
Look back at last year's Emmys
True Detective, which opted to enter the drama race instead ...
George R.R. Martin
Author George R.R. Martin is known for the rich and verbose details in his fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire, from which HBO's megahit Game of Thrones is adapted. But when it comes to fans who worry that Martin will die before he finishes the epic story of Westeros, he has a very concise message: "F--- you."
Not too long after a Washington Post writer linked Neighbors to Santa Barbara killer Elliot Rodger, another site is asking if disparate television nudity has contributed to male entitlement as well.
The Society Pages recently posted an article by Sezin Koehler, who writes: "Ann Hornaday ... argues in the Washington Post that male entitlement fantasies are part of a climate in which women are displayed as objects for the sexual fulfillment of men.
Terry Crews will emcee the Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 19, the organization announced Thursday.
Game of Pugs
This week, we learned that the Game of Thrones opening credit sequence is much better when redone with pugs. After passing on the sci-fi pilot Delirium last year, Fox opted to make the episode available on Hulu. Also, actress Eliza Coupewondered whether she should fake her own death and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog stopped by a few bars to observe fans watching the World Cup. And breakout singer Sam Smith debuted a gorgeous cover of Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know." Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best onlinevideos:
Is this the year Game of Thrones finally breaks through the Emmy geek ceiling? Shows with sci-fi, fantasy or horror themes are rarely major awards contenders, despite earning great reviews and top ratings. In fact, in Emmy history, only one genre show has won Outstanding Drama Series — Lost, in 2005. More often, these shows get rewarded in the craft categories, like special effects and makeup, if they...