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  • 'Breaking Bad' Recap: The Sky Is Falling

    'Breaking Bad' Recap: The Sky Is Falling | ARTICLE

    People hate Skyler White. I know this because I've written about her sympathetically; I may as well have written COME AT ME, BRO in all caps. Remember when Walt bullied and bullshitted his way back into their home...

    July 29, 2012 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Breaking Bad' Recap: Heisenberg Uber Alles

    'Breaking Bad' Recap: Heisenberg Uber Alles | ARTICLE

    Anyone else feel like that made the season premiere look like a JAG rerun? Nothing against the premiere, mind you—between the ominous cold open, the demonstration of Walt's cold-bloodedness, and the Magneto cameo, it had a lot to...

    July 22, 2012 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Breaking Bad' Recap: A Magnetic Personality

    'Breaking Bad' Recap: A Magnetic Personality | ARTICLE

    They used a big magnet to solve a big problem on a little laptop, yeah. But  in the words of Walter White, there were bigger fish to fry on "Live Free or Die," Breaking Bad's fifth and...

    July 15, 2012 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones' Recap: The Last Temptation of Daenerys

    'Game of Thrones' Recap: The Last Temptation of Daenerys | ARTICLE

    "The King won't give you any honors. The histories won't mention you. But we will not forget." Lord Varys promises Tyrion "Scarface" Lannister that despite the ugliness that surrounds him, his good work will be remembered where...

    June 4, 2012 6:30 AM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones' Recap: Set Fire to the Reign

    'Game of Thrones' Recap: Set Fire to the Reign | ARTICLE

    When was the last time a television show – or anything on film, really – showed you something you'd never seen before? Oh, it happens. It may be harder to remember this month than most, what with the...

    May 28, 2012 9:05 AM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones' Recap: It's a Trap!

    'Game of Thrones' Recap: It's a Trap! | ARTICLE

    You're a whore. Specifically, you're Ros, the redhead from Winterfell who came to King's Landing, rose to the top at Littlefinger's high-class brothel, and wound up a pawn in the games of the kingdoms' most powerful and dangerous...

    May 21, 2012 11:10 AM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones' Recap: Wicked Games

    'Game of Thrones' Recap: Wicked Games | ARTICLE

    "It's all a just game," says a grinning Theon Greyjoy near the beginning of a storyline that starts with him waking up from post-coital slumber on a lord's bed and ends with him hanging the burned corpses...

    May 14, 2012 11:15 AM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones' Recap: Blood in the Streets of the Town of King's Landing

    'Game of Thrones' Recap: Blood in the Streets of the Town of King's Landing | ARTICLE

    We've reached the point in Game of Thrones where you could easily spend entire episodes fixated on the differences between the show and its source material. What a waste of time that would be. Sure, loyalty to the...

    May 6, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones' Recap: Something Winter This Way Comes

    'Game of Thrones' Recap: Something Winter This Way Comes | ARTICLE

    It began and ended with brutal murders, but the scariest things in this week's episode of Game of Thrones were the ones that haven't happened yet. Doomsday weapons, ominous invitations, vows of vengeance, secret plans, bad dreams...

    April 29, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones' Recap: Baratheon Psycho

    'Game of Thrones' Recap: Baratheon Psycho | ARTICLE

    It's not just the White Walkers who lurk unseen beyond Game of Thrones' Wall – it's fictional serial killer Patrick Bateman. Shades of American Psycho – both Bret Easton Ellis's brutal horror-satire novel and Mary Harron's fine feminist...

    April 22, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • Shia LaBeouf, Underground Comic Book Artist

    Shia LaBeouf, Underground Comic Book Artist | ARTICLE

    Meet the world’s most famous underground cartoonist. Transformers actor Shia LaBeouf is hardly the first celebrity to dabble in comic books, but where other stars slap their name on tie-ins for nerd-friendly Hollywood franchises or thinly disguised...

    April 18, 2012 11:50 AM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones' Recap: Can We Talk?

    'Game of Thrones' Recap: Can We Talk? | ARTICLE

    The star of tonight's episode of Game of Thrones never appeared on screen, unless you count his name in the opening credits. He's Bryan Cogman, the show's story editor, unofficial master of minutiae, and occasional screenwriter. To...

    April 15, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones' Recap: Baby Blues

    'Game of Thrones' Recap: Baby Blues | ARTICLE

    Infanticide is the new sexposition. And even a Hero’s Journey requires the occasional piss break. I know, it takes three to make a pattern, and so far we’ve only had two episodes of Game of Thrones Season Two...

    April 8, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones' Recap: No One Man Should Have All That Power

    'Game of Thrones' Recap: No One Man Should Have All That Power | ARTICLE

    Here's one Game of Thrones that's already got a winner: Peter Dinklage now takes top billing in the show's opening credits. Gone is Sean Bean and his heroic, honorable, doomed leading character Eddard Stark; in his place...

    April 1, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones': Season Two Cheat Sheet

    'Game of Thrones': Season Two Cheat Sheet | ARTICLE

    Game on! When the down-and-dirty epic fantasy Game of Thrones returns to HBO on April 1st, it'll be riding high on the tide of record-setting DVD and Blu-Ray sales, oodles of critical acclaim and award-show props (most...

    March 29, 2012 9:50 AM ET
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