Short Video about how the Game of Thrones TV series came to be

I’m sure that at some point in the future there will be a full length documentary about how Game of Thrones came to be. Given the complexity of the production and the size of the cast, it may be a series in its own right. For today though, here is a short video from HBO…

Video essay celebrates the 10th Anniversary of HBO’s Deadwood

There are any number of shows that you can say were ‘cancelled too early’ but I don’t know of many that could make that claim as well as Deadwood. By making the series more realistic and true to the period and location were it took place HBO’s Deadwood could have reinvented the TV western. There…

Future plans for Game of Thrones series laid out in Vanity Fair article

A Vanity Fair article in which contributing editor Jim Windolf talks to George R. R. Martin and others involved in the show will hit newsstands on Thursday. The article posted today, however, contains some troubling quotes which make me wonder what else might be in that article. For example, George RR Martin admits that the…

New trailer for Game of Thrones Season 4

It’s still almost a month before we see a new episode of Game of Thrones on April 6. So, for now, we’ll have to content ourselves with the little sneak peaks that HBO decides to throw us from time to time. If you’d like to get in the spirit a bit early though, there is…

John Oliver’s ‘Last Week Tonight’ coming to HBO starting April 27

There is some sort of US Department of Homeland Security restricting the number of Brits who can be on American television. Fortunately, CNN fired Piers Morgan which opened up a spot for John Oliver (Daily Show, Community). Starting April 27, Oliver will bring you all the news you need, when you need it. That is…

David Simon, creator of ‘the Wire’ tapped for HBO Martin Luther King miniseries

According to /Film, David Simon has been tapped to create a Martin Luther King miniseries, based on the Pulitzer Pprize-winning trilogy ‘America: In the King Years‘. Simon doesn’t do ‘bubble gum’ TV, where everyone is mostly happy, most of the time and all things end well. There is no such thing as ‘reality tv’ but the…

15 Minutes of Deleted Scenes from Game of Thrones Season 3

This is, apparently, just a small sampling of the deleted scenes that are included in the Season 3 box set (out today). It is enough to make me think they should extend each season from 10 to 12 episodes or make each episode longer. It seems like some good stuff, stuff that would make the…

Here’s the second trailer for Game of Thrones, Season 4

Game of Thrones is coming back to HBO on April 6 and the producers are slowly giving us more and more glimpses. If you’ve read the books you know what Joffrey getting married, Tryrion in chains, Daenerys promising to do what Queens do and Valar Morghulis mean for the storyline. If you haven’t read the books,…

‘Office Space’ creator Mike Judge takes on startup culture in HBO comedy ‘Silicon Valley’

Mike Judge, creator Beavis and Butt-head, King of the Hill and Office Space is returning to TV to take on Silicon Valley’s startup culture. The new HBO comedy series, premiering on April 6th, 2014 stars Scott Prendergast, Porscha Coleman, Victor Achkeev, Bobak Bakhtiari, Shainu Bala and Josh Brener. According to HBO, the story goes something like this: “In the high-tech gold rush…

A 15 minute preview of Game of Thrones Season 4

I’m really looking forward to Season 4. I’ve finally finished reading the books (the ones that are out so far) and feel fully equipped to complain properly about any small deviation. Ok, honestly I don’t complain much about GoT, it’s an amazing series. Fair warning though; there is a part of this video where everyone…