April 14, 2014
That Big Game of Thrones Moment: Better For Book Readers, Or Not?

Our roundtable on “The Lion and the Rose,” the second episode of HBO show’s fourth season.
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That Big Game of Thrones Moment: Better For Book Readers, Or Not?

Our roundtable on “The Lion and the Rose,” the second episode of HBO show’s fourth season.

Read more. [Image: HBO]

April 7, 2014
The Pure Pleasure of Game of Thrones' Season Four Premiere

Our roundtable on “Two Swords,” the first episode of HBO show’s fourth season.
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The Pure Pleasure of Game of Thrones' Season Four Premiere

Our roundtable on “Two Swords,” the first episode of HBO show’s fourth season.

Read more. [Image: HBO]

April 3, 2014
Will the New Season of Game of Thrones Be Better Than the Last?

All signs point to some bloody awesome episodes.
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Will the New Season of Game of Thrones Be Better Than the Last?

All signs point to some bloody awesome episodes.

Read more. [Image: HBO]

December 11, 2013
The Best Television Episodes of 2013

The Atlantic’s editors and writers pick their favorite moments from Breaking Bad, The Office, Orange is the New Black, and more from the past year. (And episode hoarders, beware: Spoilers abound.)
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The Best Television Episodes of 2013

The Atlantic’s editors and writers pick their favorite moments from Breaking BadThe Office, Orange is the New Black, and more from the past year. (And episode hoarders, beware: Spoilers abound.)

Read more.

October 24, 2013
The White House Used the Same Trick as Tyrion Lannister to Out a Leaker

The cloak-and-dagger plan to unmask @natsecwonk is straight out of Game of Thrones.
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The White House Used the Same Trick as Tyrion Lannister to Out a Leaker

The cloak-and-dagger plan to unmask @natsecwonk is straight out of Game of Thrones.

Read more. [Image: HBO]

July 12, 2013
Sorry, Twitter: 'Sharknado' Was an Enormous Ratings Bust

June 20, 2012

It’s Morning in Westeros: Imagining Game of Thrones Super PAC Attack Ads

Let’s just call Game of Thrones for what it is: A sexy political campaign featuring two years and twenty episodes of people making empty promises to the masses, and power plays for one dumb job. The only thing missing were attack ads, and thanks to Mother Joneswe now have them.

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Well played, MoJo. Well played.

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June 7, 2012
3 Very Simple Reasons Why You Can’t Get HBO Go, Exclusively

HBO has a message for the thousands of fans begging to pay for its online streaming service, HBO Go, exclusively. Thanks, but no thanks. We don’t want your money. Even if you’ll just pirate our expensive stuff, otherwise.
Why is HBO turning away hoards of people practically begging the company to take their money … evenmore money than they currently make per subscriber right now? TV is complicated, but let’s make this simple. I’ve got three big reasons why HBO Go won’t go it alone: the price reason, the political reason, and the demographic reason.
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3 Very Simple Reasons Why You Can’t Get HBO Go, Exclusively

HBO has a message for the thousands of fans begging to pay for its online streaming service, HBO Go, exclusively. Thanks, but no thanks. We don’t want your money. Even if you’ll just pirate our expensive stuff, otherwise.

Why is HBO turning away hoards of people practically begging the company to take their money … evenmore money than they currently make per subscriber right now? TV is complicated, but let’s make this simple. I’ve got three big reasons why HBO Go won’t go it alone: the price reason, the political reason, and the demographic reason.

Read more.

April 23, 2012
Game of Thrones: Who Really Holds the Power in Westeros?

"If wars were arithmetic, the mathematicians would rule the world." –Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish
If there’s anything to be learned from the events that led to the country-spanning civil war of Game of Thrones' second season, it's that warfare is not a numbers game. The clash of kings that threatens every life in Westeros came from one fatal hunting trip and one unjustified execution. As Arya Stark says in a Game of Thrones trailer, “anyone can be killed” —and when that “anyone” is a person with power, the consequences are often severe. But if wars aren’t arithmetic, which of the four “kings” stands a chance in the game of thrones?
Read more. [Image: HBO]

Game of Thrones: Who Really Holds the Power in Westeros?

"If wars were arithmetic, the mathematicians would rule the world." 
Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish

If there’s anything to be learned from the events that led to the country-spanning civil war of Game of Thrones' second season, it's that warfare is not a numbers game. The clash of kings that threatens every life in Westeros came from one fatal hunting trip and one unjustified execution. As Arya Stark says in a Game of Thrones trailer, “anyone can be killed” —and when that “anyone” is a person with power, the consequences are often severe. But if wars aren’t arithmetic, which of the four “kings” stands a chance in the game of thrones?

Read more. [Image: HBO]

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April 9, 2012
How Game of Thrones Masters the Art of Adapting Novels for TV

If Justified, Dexter, and The Walking Dead have found success by straying from their origins, Game of Thrones has found success by staying on the straight and narrow. The series’ first season was so doggedly faithful to its source material that HBO made headlines just by changing the name of Theon’s sister—Asha, in Martin’s novels—to Yara. But showrunner Dan Weiss recently commented that there would be more deviations from the source material in season 2, and they began to appear in last night’s “The Night Lands.”
For a series as revered as Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire,” such changes are often poorly received. The Wire creator David Simon drew headlines last week when he complained about bloggers who review a TV series episode-by-episode, arguing that their criticism is useless “until there’s a beginning, middle and an end” to the series’ overarching story. Game of Thrones has the opposite problem: Many of its biggest fans already know each plot arc’s beginning, middle, and end—or at least as much as the first five books in the series has revealed.
Read more. [Image: HBO]

How Game of Thrones Masters the Art of Adapting Novels for TV

If JustifiedDexter, and The Walking Dead have found success by straying from their origins, Game of Thrones has found success by staying on the straight and narrow. The series’ first season was so doggedly faithful to its source material that HBO made headlines just by changing the name of Theon’s sister—Asha, in Martin’s novels—to Yara. But showrunner Dan Weiss recently commented that there would be more deviations from the source material in season 2, and they began to appear in last night’s “The Night Lands.”

For a series as revered as Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire,” such changes are often poorly received. The Wire creator David Simon drew headlines last week when he complained about bloggers who review a TV series episode-by-episode, arguing that their criticism is useless “until there’s a beginning, middle and an end” to the series’ overarching story. Game of Thrones has the opposite problem: Many of its biggest fans already know each plot arc’s beginning, middle, and end—or at least as much as the first five books in the series has revealed.

Read more. [Image: HBO]

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