Did 'True Detective' Kill Off Its Main Character?

July 6th, 2015 9:30am EDT
'True Detective' Review: Musings On 'Maybe Tomorrow'
As suspected, True Detective was never going to be the type of show with the courage to kill off a main character in its second episode. Even though Ray Velcoro is the show’s most—and only—interesting character, that would have been a major, fascinating turning point for the show. It could have raised the very low stakes for the other characters and forced them to shine a bit more.

It doesn’t take long to reveal that Ray was only shot with buckshot, with no more damage than to his piss-soaked clothing. The problem with this sort of fake out is that the show just exposed itself as a show mo...

Recap: Is 'True Detective' A Shadow Of Its Former Self?

June 29th, 2015 8:47am EDT
'True Detective': 5 Memorable Moments From 'Night Finds You'
Is True Detective a shadow of its former self? So many of the things that made the first season a success have fallen short so far in this season. Everything from the dialogue to the detective dynamics just doesn’t live up to what they once were. And since those were the elements that made True Detective more than just another murder mystery with a famous cast, the show isn’t quite the stand out it used to be. If season 2 had been the introductory season, it probably wouldn’t have the following it originally had.

However, there is still some potential. Ray Velcoro is one of those Rust Cohl...

Will 'True Detective' Season 2 Live Up To The First Season?

June 22nd, 2015 10:00am EDT
'True Detective' Season 2 Premiere: Ways 'The Western Book Of Th
True Detective’s first season was without a doubt a cultural phenomenon. Rust Cohle’s insane speeches were just as memorable as his flash forward facial hair. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson’s chemistry doubled, as did their career resurgence. But the lackluster ending marred some of the show’s overall shine. True Detective’s second season not only has a lot of live up to. It also has a lot to make up for.

While the show has made a valiant effort to fix some of its worst errors, it’s also lost some of its charm. Replacing the Southern Gothic setting is a familiar Los Angeles locati...

Here's Why You Should Be Excited For 'GOT' Season 6

June 20th, 2015 2:00pm EDT
9 Reasons To Get Excited For 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6
We're still trying to wrap our heads around the season five finale of ‘Game of Thrones,’ which had to have been one of the craziest season finales in recent memory. Perhaps the hardest part of all, though, is the realization that we aren't getting another taste until season six next year (presumably in April again). It's nothing to be too bummed out about though, because there are a whole bunch of reasons why 'Game of Thrones' season six could be the best one yet, and here are just a couple of (very spoiler-heavy) reasons why.

Theon Greyjoy's Redemption

The season five finale gave fans ...

'GOT' Has High Body Count In Season Finale

June 15th, 2015 4:06pm EDT
Who Died During The 'Game Of Thrones' Season 5 Finale?
Game of Thrones concluded its controversial fifth season Sunday night, and the Internet is ablaze with fans reacting to the multiple dramatic scenes that played out, which included multiple deaths. Don't go any further if you haven't watched last night's episode, dear reader. Here's who (probably) met their demise.

Stannis Baratheon

When you stop and think about it, what happened to self-appointed King Stannis Baratheon wasn't that surprising. The episode opened with half of Stannis' army abandoning him and his wife committing suicide by hanging. But that's what happens when you decide to...

'GOT' Delivers A Shocking Season 5 Finale

June 15th, 2015 9:28am EDT
'Game Of Thrones' Review: Burning Questions From The Season 5 Fi
Every season finale of Game of Thrones leaves us with an overabundance of questions that keep us awake at night until the next season finally premieres. “Mother’s Mercy” was no different. We had everything that makes for a good Game of Thrones finale: battles, introductions of interesting storylines, and shocking deaths. But there were also quite a bit head scratching moments, such as Sansa’s total lack of screen time, the whereabouts of the Tyrells, and why the Sand Snakes continue to exist.

Here are the biggest burning questions from “Mother’s Mercy:”

What’s Next for Sansa and Theon?


George R.R. Martin Has More Shows In The Works For HBO/Cinemax

June 12th, 2015 10:02pm EDT
'Game Of Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin Is Working On 3 New
George R.R. Martin wants you to know that like winter in Game of Thrones, his new work is coming.

Martin announced to the world on his Not A Blog that he is currently developing three new series concepts for HBO and Cinemax, in addition to a number of other projects, not the least of which is fnishing up The Winds of Winter, the long-awaited sixth installment of A Song of Ice and Fire that Game of Thrones is based on.

It was previously reported in April that at least one of those series may be called Captain Cosmos, and will focus on a science fiction writer in 1949. if that rumor pans ou...

John Oliver's Awesome FIFA TV Spot

June 10th, 2015 7:13pm EDT
Watch John Oliver's Hilarious Paid Takedown Of FIFA On Trinidad
Last Week Tonight's John Oliver has played a crucial role in making the American public aware of soccer governing body FIFA's corrupt practices over the last year. He aired a segment on the organization's shady inner workings long before the American goverment charged numerous FIFA officials with crimes earlier this month.

This past week, Oliver made headlines again when he chugged a Bud Light Lime to celebrate the resignation of FIFA president Sepp Blatter and lampooned a video made by ex-FIFA official Jack Warner, who seriously cited an article from The Onion as proof that he was innocen...

Kit Harrington Says 'Huge Shocks' Coming On 'Game Of Thrones'

June 3rd, 2015 12:51pm EDT
Will Jon Snow Die On Game Of Thrones? Kit Harington Says No One
Kit Harington, the actor who plays Jon Snow on HBO's Game of Thrones, stopped by AOL Build on Monday in the aftermath of the show's crazy eighth episode of the season. "Hardhome" saw Jon Snow go to battle with the White Walkers, and was widely praised as one of the best episodes of Game of Thrones to date. Harington discussed this latest development on the show duirng his interview, but it's his words about the future that got people's attention.

Harington implied that viewers shouldn't count on Jon Snow or any other of the main characters on the series remaining safe, and said that the co...

Summer TV Shows You Need To Check Out

June 1st, 2015 2:01pm EDT
The Whispers
Summer hasn't officially began yet, and I'm already clamoring for new entertainment. Dinosaurs, spies and tropical rom-coms may rule (or bomb) at the box office, but this summer's roster of big budget popcorn movies has yet to pique my interest. Thankfully, there is a new crop of television shows ripe for the picking. Here's the scoop on 5 can't-miss new shows!

The Whispers, ABC

Despite having a block of award-winning family-friendly programming, the ultimate goal of ABC's is to turn adorable, innocent children into the creepiest villains on television. "The Whispers" is about an in...