After a brief, heroic stint as the stoic Ned Stark in HBO’s Game of Thrones, Sean Bean has relapsed into the role that made him famous: the creepy bad guy. Arrested Wednesday and held for questioning, Mr. Bean (an unfortunate moniker for Brits,) spent most of yesterday in a South London police station after being accused of sending harassing phone calls to his ex-wife, Georgina Sutcliffe.
With its crushing lineup right now, HBO would be fools not to re-up on two of its most hype-producing shows: Julia Louis-Dreyfus‘ cringe-y comedy Veep (Curb Your Enthusiasm for the White House, with Buster bonus), and Lena Dunham‘s cringe-y (for totally different reasons) Apatow production, Girls.
Luckily, fools they are not, and both shows have been renewed for second seasons before we’ve had time to learn most of the characters’ names.
Last night when Don Draper (almost) met the Rolling Stones on Mad Men, we couldn’t help but be reminded of those old crossover cartoons…like The Flintstones meet The Jetsons, or when the Harlem Globetrotters helped out Scooby Doo. Of course Don Draper doesn’t like Mick Jagger and his sexy ways, and is worried about the dope-smoking children who worship the band. (Don Draper, you are old.) Still, he went to the concert because he needed the Stones to sign on for a commercial with Heinz.
HBO’s huge hit Game of Thrones is returning for a second season April 1, and while it’s set in the Dark Ages, HBO’s developed a high-tech means for its fans to connect with supplemental materials as the show airs. The iPad app HBO GO is to feature interactive content in the vein of the old Read More
Ten years ago, it wasn’t hard to decide what to do on a Sunday night. Everyone watched HBO. The programming on the premium cable network was like nothing else on the tube.
But then, Carrie Bradshaw finally landed Mr. Big, the entire Fisher family died, Tony Soprano stopped believin’ in a New Jersey diner, and Tommy Carcetti became governor of Maryland.
By the time Sue Naegle arrived from United Talent Agency to take the network’s top job in 2008 (alongside co-president Richard Plepler and president of programming Michael Lombardo), the programming larder was looking bare. “We walked into a schedule that was mostly empty,” she told The Observer. And what could be better? “From a development and programming perspective, that’s the dream.”
Yesterday, The New York Times‘ put out it’s best multimedia essay yet titled, ‘Athhilezar? Watch Your Fantasy World Language.‘ The whole article was about Dothraki, the fictional language in the HBO adaptation of Game of Thrones, and the linguist David J. Peterson, who helped create it. There is even a section where you can learn how to say hipster phrases in Dothraki, like “Is this locally grown?” (‘Hash jini nem avvitisher qisi?’) and “Can you take me to Brooklyn?” (‘Hash yer laz addothrae anna Vroklinoon?’)
The article briefly touched on other made-up languages in pop culture, like Na’vi (from Avatar) and Klingon. And then boy, did the nerds come out of the woodwork to run the gauntlet in the comment section!
We have seen you all on the subway reading A Song of Ice and Fire, so we know that you care that late last night on his personal (not a) blog George R. R. Martin (or GRRM, as his fans call him) announced the casting of the character Brienne for the second season Read More
HBO Unveils Teaser for Game of Thrones, But Miraculous Year Steals the Show Read More