With season seven of HBO’s Game of Thrones wrapped and season eight denied us until 2019, I would just like to say one thing: I told you so! Sort of. Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) took their fraught political alliance to a very naked level in the season finale — but… Read More Will Game of Thrones Season 8 Sink the Jon and Daenerys Ship?
There are more dragons than there are black people in the core cast of HBO’s Game of Thrones — a show on which at least six people die before breakfast every day. So, you might understand why I’m petrified that the achingly beautiful Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) and Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) will bite the dust… Read More If Game of Thrones’ Grey Worm & Missandei Die, We Riot!
The seventh — and penultimate — season of Game of Thrones premieres July 16, and I’m telling you right now that the most important seats at this show’s table belong to Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. Actually, scratch the plural on those seats. It’s one big ol’ chair with Jon in Dany’s lap (or the… Read More Are Jon Snow and Daenerys Endgame on Game of Thrones?
Award nominations are always a crap shoot. As someone who’s been involved in several smaller-scale award slates, I can testify to how complicated and idiosyncratic the process can be. But all of my knowledge—and the world-weary acceptance of a long-time TV and movie fan— doesn’t help when the Emmy and Oscar ballots come out and… Read More 2015 Emmy Snubs and Flubs: The More Things Change…
Writing a sexual assault into your canon? Take a look at this handy-dandy checklist first: When is it Okay to Use Rape as a Plot Device? Never. And, yet, it persists. So many television shows, both daytime and primetime, revert to rape as a “deep” or “edgy” stunt to move a story forward, reveal a… Read More Game of No: Why Rape is Not the Answer to Your Story Question