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Did 'True Detective' Season 2 Finale Have A Satisfying Ending?

8/10/2015 8:36am EDT
'True Detective' Season 2 Finale Did Not Provide A Satisfying En
Can a bad season of television be redeemed by the final episodes? That’s what season 2 of True Detective seemed to be asking. The first half of the season was truly terrible. The plot has been so convoluted and contrived that it became hard to follow for casual viewers. No show should require multiple viewing to understand the basic plot. The dialogue was often cringe-worthy, especially scenes that required Vince Vaughn to deliver 5-minute monologues. It took far too long to showcase what really makes True Detective unique: the incredible chemistry between characters. Once Paul, Ani, and Ra...
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Prince Harry & 'Game Of Thrones' Rumors Heat Up

8/6/2015 10:04am EDT
Prince Harry Offered 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 Cameo?
Prince Harry is a huge fan of HBO's "Game Of Thrones," and show producers are reportedly looking for a way to give him a cameo on the hugely popular fantasy series.

Say, what?

British website the Daily Star reported the news back in May, and for some reason the rumor is popping up once again.

An insider revealed: "Harry has been offered a cameo in the sixth series of Game Of Thrones, which starts filming in Northern Ireland this summer. At the moment he's not made a decision, but the offer is on the table. There are plenty of opportunities for him to take up a role."

Show creators DB We...
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So Long, Westeros: 'Game Of Thrones' Ending After Season 8

8/3/2015 7:17pm EDT
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones fans would probably live in Westeros forever if they could, but they've got some sad news coming- the series might be ending after Season 8.

According to Us Weekly, Michael Lombardo- that's the president of programming for HBO- dropped that particular bomb at the Television Critic's Association press tour on Thursday.

Lombardo was asked if Season 7 would be the end point for Game of Thrones, and he revealed the show would probably push just one year past that. "Seven seasons and out has never been the conversation," stated Lombardo. "The question is how many beyond the sev...
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'True Detective' Continues Its Hot Streak

7/27/2015 9:28am EDT
'True Detective' Review: The Incredible Improvement Of 'Church I
If you ignore every Vince Vaughn scene that’s not with Colin Farrell, this season of True Detective isn’t actually that bad. His acting is beyond terrible, shooting for some sort of brooding but really getting a sort of monotone acting that’s usually reserved for community theater. The other characters have gotten more and more interesting, especially as they delve into the case and get closer to each other. But Frank’s issues, such as whether or not he’ll adopt a child, are boring, poorly written, and badly acted. Every time he’s on screen, the tension dissipates.

It’s really too bad, bec...
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Emilia Clarke Dishes On 'Game Of Thrones' Season Six!

7/19/2015 7:07pm EDT
emilia clarke
Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on HBO's 'Game of Thrones,' is currently flying as high as she was in one of Season 5's final scenes on the back of her dragon, Drogon. She was nominated for an Emmy for her role on the show this past week, one of 'Game of Thrones' 24 total nominations this year.

Clarke sat down with the Los Angeles Times following news of her nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama to discuss her success and that of the show. But it's what Clarke had to say about the show's future that's exciting fans everywhere.

'Game of Thrones' has been accu...
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Emmy Nominees And Their Social Media Responses Are Classic

7/17/2015 9:22am EDT
2015 Emmy Award Nominations
After much anticipation, the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations are here -- albeit with a bit of controversy aka funny.

It's that time of the year when your favorite actors, actresses, directors, writers, you name it (still, nothing for the celeb assistants who tolerate their idiosyncratic bosses) are showered with accolades for their perennial roles and endearing projects.

Not surprisingly, HBO and Game of Thrones left everyone and everything in the dust. And, yes, there is always a bit of controversy for Emmy Award nominations. This year's snub-rant award for the 2014-2015 televisio...
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'The Strain' Is Back For Season 2!

7/12/2015 10:57pm EDT
The Strain
The absolute best moment of The Strain's second season premiere is its first five minutes. That's not a knock on the many minutes that follow (solid minutes, all of them), but that opening sequence? Totally killer.

We open on Grandma Setrakian and little Abe in early 1900s Romania. She's chopping onions, he's nursing a bowl of soup (why is she chopping onions when the soup's already made? Oh well) and recounting the story of Josef Sardu- the man who would one day become The Master.

That flashback's the only part of "BK, NY" directed by series creator Guillermo del Toro, and his stamp is a...
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Did 'True Detective' Kill Off Its Main Character?

7/6/2015 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...
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Recap: Is 'True Detective' A Shadow Of Its Former Self?

6/29/2015 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...
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Will 'True Detective' Season 2 Live Up To The First Season?

6/22/2015 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...
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