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Merciless Statecraft

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Netflix white house drama House of Cards bagged 13 Emmy nominations this year and is available here.

Fight Club director David Fincher will be looking for his second golden winged lady holding an atom.

Cards enjoyed five Outstanding Guest Actor/Actress noms this year alone.

Rottentomatoes: 84%

Metacritic: 76

IMDb: 9.0

Emmys: 6 wins 46 nominations

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Duplicitous Patriotism

FX Networks‘ cold-war espionage period drama The Americans bagged it’s first Outstanding Drama Series nomination this year and is available on Amazon Prime here.

The Americans is all set for a 13-episode Season 5 to air in 2017 and a 10-episode sixth and final season to air in 2018.


Rottentomatoes: 96%

Metacritic: 78

IMDb: 8.3

Emmys: 2 wins 10 nominations

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Corporeal Collusion

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USA Network corporate law drama Suits premiered its 6th season last week and is available on Amazon Prime here.

USA did very well for itself this year with Mr. Robot picking up its first six Primetime Emmy Nominations including Outstanding Drama Series.

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Rottentomatoes: 83%

Metacritic: 61

IMDb: 8.7


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Pious Ruffian

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AMC clergical/fantasy drama Preacher‘s first season has opened to pretty strong critical praise as AMC looks to fill the large void left by ratings giants Breaking Bad and Mad Men.

Preacher is based on the DC graphic novel series of the same name.

Rottentomatoes: 89%

Metacritic: 76

IMDb: 8.4


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Cutthroat Diversity

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Game of Thrones airs its season finale tonight and yeah ok maybe I’ve milked it a little bit.

Rottentomatoes: 94%

Metacritic: 80

IMDb: 9.5

Emmys: 38 wins 106 nominations

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Cutthroat Diversity

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Game of Thrones only has 4 more episodes left in the season and then we have to wait an entire year again.

Rottentomatoes : 94%

Metacritic : 80

IMDb: 9.5

Emmys : 38 wins 106 nominations

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Immortal Affection

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Victorian horror series Penny Dreadful premieres its 3rd season two weeks from tonight and will feature a fresh rendition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic mad-scientist manifesto The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Penny dreadfuls” were a 19th-century London publishing phenomenon that featured a mass influx of cheap, illustration-heavy horror-based drama pieces.


Honorable mention : Rory Kinnear : John Clare : Penny Dreadful

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Penny Dreadful is an elegant and clever amalgam of 17th century horror classics most notably : Mary Shelley’s Dr. Frankenstein,  Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Grey, among others.

The show focuses mainly on ***madness*** or : the tragic existence of a kindhearted Vanessa Ives who unwillingly serves as a conduit for the abstract notion of the apocalypse or “end of days”.

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Cutthroat Diversity

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Thrones SYGU‘d in a significant fashion this year picking up Emmy awards for Outstanding Drama Series, as well as Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Casting, Outstanding Supporting Actor, and Outstanding Special Visual Effects among others.

Season 6 premieres two weeks from tonight and will essentially feature brand new content that George R.R. Martin has not yet written.  So now all the snobby GoT book nerds will have to wait an entire week to find out what happens just like the rest of us plebs.

***HBONOW is now available exclusively online for a 30 day free trial available here.***

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Philosophical Strife

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Thor: The Dark World will have some Thrones-esque tonation reportedly, as Thrones executive producer Alan Taylor directed it.  Lemme tell ya anything Thrones related, and I’m all for it.

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SDCC’s Thor sizzle reel concluded with Loki severing Thor’s right hand.  Which run’s obvious comparisons to the Kinglsayer himself, Ser Jaime Lannister.

Quote1I can’t say too much more about it. But I will tell you that’s not the worst thing that he has to worry about along the way,Quote2 said Hemsworth.

Honestly if you aren’t a Thrones fan by now I’m just gonna throw this out there but, something is wrong with you.  @kevfeige #themanhimself  is said to be a rampant Thrones fan and I’m not gonna hold it against the guy.  It’s a quality show.

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Cutthroat Diversity

Game of Thrones

Thrones is back and thank the gods.  Ok.  That was a bluff.  I went all-in, and I folded.  Wasn’t my best poker play.  Throne’s presence at San Diego Comic-Con kicked off with a tribute to the many casualties of the beloved series:

Author George R.R. Martin is still writing The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring, the 6th and 7th installments of A Song of Ice and Fire, respectively.  The Winds of Winter is set for release December of this year, while Thrones Season 4 started location shooting last week in Nesjavellir, Iceland.  Several thespians have been cast for the season already including Pedro Pascal as Oberyn MartellIndira Varma as Ellaria Sand, and Mark Gatiss in an unspecified role.

Major potential  Season 4 characters that have NOT been cast yet include: Mace Tyrell; Lord of Highgarden, Styr; the Magnar of Thenn, Aeron “Damphair” Greyjoy; The Iron Captain, Victarion Greyjoy; Captain of the Iron fleet, Ser Arys OakheartThe Soiled Knight, Areo Hotah; The Captain of Guards, and finally Arianne Martell; daughter of Prince Doran.  Stay tuned for casting/shooting updates as they arrive.

UPDATE:

HBO parent company Time Warner has released their latest quarterly earnings report and within it are the latest viewer numbers for Game of Thrones. HBO is now reporting that Game of Thrones averaged 14.2 million viewers per episode last season. This is a 20% increase over season 2′s viewership number and is a significant jump from the last reported number of 13.6 million. (You can download the full report here.)

What does this mean? It means that even well into season 3 Thrones‘ viewership is still climbing. Which is pretty unprecedented for a drama like this. I suspect the Red Wedding may have had something to do with the late season jump as people got caught up on the show to see what all the fuss is about.

This also means that Game of Thrones is very, very close to becoming HBO’s most-watched show of all-time. The Sopranos is currently tops with an average of 14.4 million viewers per episode.Game of Thrones may very well break that next season.

ALSO:

British thespian Roger Ashton-Griffiths has been cast as Mace Tyrell; Lord of Highgarden.

Dutch actor Yorick Van Wageningen is rumored to have auditioned for Styr; the Magnar of Thenn.

Dean-Charles Chapman has reportedly been cast as King Tommen.

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