Tag: television

Book Trailer Thursday: The Daily Show (The Book)

Although Jon Stewart retired from The Daily Show in August 2015, fans will not soon forget his legacy in comedy and politics. In The Daily Show (The Book) (Grand Central), which released last month, Chris Smith records the memories the cast, crew, and guests shared while Stewart fronted the Emmy Award-winning news satire. In today’s corresponding […]

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For Fans of The Night Of: What to Read the Morning After

For Fans of The Night Of: What to Read the Morning After

In The Night Of, an eight-part series that aired on HBO this past summer, college student Nasir Khan’s innocent but unauthorized borrowing of his dad’s taxicab sets off a series of events that leads to his imprisonment and trial for murder. In the first episode, closed circuit shots of Naz, exiting the Queens tunnel on […]

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A PSA for Fans of Westworld: Read More Charles Yu

A PSA for Fans of Westworld: Read More Charles Yu

Have you been watching Westworld on HBO? Are you as knowledgeable about science fiction as Annalee Newitz? If your answer is yes to both of these questions, then you’ll already know that literary sci-fi writer Charles Yu is in the Westworld writer’s room, lending his smart and unnerving sensibility to a smart and unnerving show about cowboy […]

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A Book for Every Season: American Horror Story

A Book for Every Season: American Horror Story

Are you watching the sixth season of American Horror Story? Did you hear about the theory that claims each of its first five episodes calls back to the corresponding season of AHS? I think it seems pretty plausible, considering Ryan Murphy has long claimed that, at some point, the show will converge on itself. Perhaps that point is Roanoke! Even if that […]

Poldark’s Back on PBS Masterpiece: Read-Alikes for Winston Graham Fans

Poldark’s Back on PBS Masterpiece: Read-Alikes for Winston Graham Fans

British drama Poldark returns to American airwaves on September 25, when its second season premieres on PBS’s Masterpiece. For a chance to win a CD of the unabridged audiobook Ross Poldark, the first novel in Winston Graham’s series upon which the first season of the show was based, leave a book recommendation of your own in the comments below. […]

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BoJack’s Back! 20+ Books by TV Stars

BoJack’s Back! 20+ Books by TV Stars

“BoJack Horseman”—everyone’s favorite cartoon about a wealthy, depressive horse—has returned to Netflix for a third season. As any fan will tell you, the show centers on the trials and tribulations of the erstwhile star of “Horsin’ Around,” a 90’s sitcom about a groovy single horse who adopts two adorable orphans. The show follows BoJack as he revives his […]

Game of Thrones Recap: Episode 10, “The Winds of Winter”

Game of Thrones Recap: Episode 10, “The Winds of Winter”

From the opening scenes, this season finale was lit. And it belonged to Cercei, who starts the action by blowing up the Sept of Baelor and offing the Church of the Seven (good riddance!), Maester Pycelle (meh) and the Tyrell siblings (nooooo Margaery!) all at once. Tommen, who survives only because Gregor Clegane makes him stay in his room, can’t bear the bloodshed […]

Game of Thrones Recap: Episode 9, “Battle of the Bastards”

Game of Thrones Recap: Episode 9, “Battle of the Bastards”

The strongest episode of the season focuses on just two storylines: the Masters’ attack on Meereen and the Stark’s reclamation of Winterfell. I’ve been hoping the writers would get back to this type of storytelling for the entire season, since it’s much more fulfilling than forced, quick dips into multiple characters’ lives. In contrast, this episode’s action focused on the heroes’ strengths, rose […]

Game of Thrones, Episode 7 Recap: The Broken Man

Game of Thrones, Episode 7 Recap: The Broken Man

In “The Broken Man,” the GoT writers once again rose the stakes without bothering to tie up even one of this season’s many storylines. The episode’s biggest surprise had to be the appearance of Sandor Clegane. We haven’t seen the Hound since Arya Stark left him for dead after what looked like a fatal duel with Brienne. We find Clegane seeking atonement, or […]

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The Magicians, Episode 13: Season Finale! Have You Brought Me Little Cakes?

The Magicians, Episode 13: Season Finale! Have You Brought Me Little Cakes?

And the season ends with both bangs and whimpers. Quentin has always been on a quest—at first, that quest was to save his own bleak life through magic, and then through magic to save his childhood fantasy of Fillory from itself. In fact, the whole thing reminds me of the Disney version of Hercules. Remember […]