Game of Thrones Death Watch: Who will die in the battle of Winterfell?

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The Night King (Richard Brake)

The army of the dead is marching on Winterfell. Not all the characters we have come to know and love on Game of Thrones will survive. With only four episodes left in the series, the Night King isn’t likely to bring endless night on Sunday, but it’s clear that not everyone gets out alive. Who is likely to die in Season 8 episode 3 of Game of Thrones? Here are our top picks. Continue reading

Game of Thrones S08E02 Recap: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

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Bran Stark Game of Thrones S08E02In “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” Winterfell prepares for war while receiving some last-minute volunteers. Most spend the eve of war contemplating death in the face of an enemy that doesn’t tire, doesn’t stop, doesn’t feel. Despite the overwhelming odds, there are those still considering the future, asking what will come afterward. Bran reminds us all, “How do you know there is an afterward?” Game of Thrones creates a richly detailed character-driven episode with moments of warmth, conflict, and humor. Continue reading

Game of Thrones S08E01 Recap: Winterfell

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Daenerys at Winterfell Game of Thrones WinterfellThe opening scene of the Season 8 premiere, “Winterfell,” reminds us of a simpler time in Game of Thrones. The arrival of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) at Winterfell echoes that of Robert Baratheon and Cersei Lannister in Season 1. It hearkens back to a child’s excitement at seeing a royal procession and antiquated notions of heroes and villains. By the end of Season 1 we were thoroughly disabused of any fairy-tale conceptions of morality. At the start of Season 8, Winterfell has been through the worst of the War of the Five Kings, and remains under threat from the North and the South. Continue reading

Game of Thrones: What to expect in Season 8

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ena Headey as Cersei Lannister 2 Game of Thrones HBO Helen SloanSeason 8 of Game of Thrones is the beginning of the end, with only six episodes left in this sweeping series. Having given viewers some of the most impressive special effects, beautiful backdrops, and beloved characters ever seen on screen, Game of Thrones has created intense anticipation and speculation regarding the series end. Many of the complex storylines which took place throughout Westeros and Essos have come together, yet the resolution of overarching narratives has yet to be revealed. Continue reading

Game of Thrones: Where to watch Season 8 and how to catch up

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Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister Game of Thrones HBO Helen-SloanWinter has come as Game of Thrones heads into its final season. The HBO series, based on George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire book series, has held fans in its grip since premiering in 2011. It’s become a cultural milestone, exemplifying the new golden age of television through complicated characters, creative storytelling, beautiful backdrops, and online availability. Game of Thrones fans have long awaited Season 8. Continue reading

Supernatural S14E10 Review: Nihilism

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squirrel supernatural nihilismAs Supernatural approaches their 300th episode, we’re reminded of what makes this series so outstanding with the mid-season opener “Nihilism.” Sure, saving people and hunting things makes for exciting television, but that in itself isn’t why this series has lasted for 14 seasons. It starts with great characters with complex connections, is maintained by creative storytelling and emotional performances, and is supported with an eye for detail in film and set. “Nihilism” checks all the Supernatural boxes, with an episode that’s both thoughtful and thrilling. Continue reading

New Supernatural Series to Haunt Your Dreams

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The Haunting of House HillLooking for some spooky series to enjoy during the cold nights of fall? Whether it’s Halloween or Harvest, the fall is the perfect time for an evening of fun and fear. This season provides some intriguing television options concerning the supernatural realm. Continue reading

Supernatural S14E02 Review: Gods and Monsters

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Michael Supernatural "Gods and Monsters"In “Gods and Monsters,” Supernatural begins a slow reveal of the mayhem Michael (Jensen Ackles) intends to introduce with his experimental creations. While Michael attempts to bring his ghastly vision into being, Nick (Mark Pellegrino) and Jack (Alexander Calvert) explore unacknowledged aspects of who they are. Writers Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming construct the form for the Season 14 story arc, while director Richard Speight, Jr. brings “Gods and Monsters” to life.

“To the new world of gods and monsters!”
– Dr. Pretorius toasting Dr. Frankenstein in Bride of Frankenstein

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Monster of the Week: The Black Dogs of England

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Throughout English history, tales of spectral black dogs have provoked fear and anxiety. Often believed to be omens of death, historical accounts of malevolent black dogs can be found in almost every county in England. These nocturnal apparitions were variously described as ghosts, hellhounds, and shapeshifters, and were sometimes associated with witchcraft or the devil. Despite their sinister reputation, there are reports in which ghostly black dogs take on the role of benevolent guardian. Continue reading

Supernatural S14E01 Review: Stranger in a Strange Land

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Michael Sister Jo Supernatural Stranger in a Strange LandThe Season 14 premiere of Supernatural finds Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) holding things together at the bunker while the Archangel Michael (Jensen Ackles) walks the Earth trying to understand what exactly everybody wants. “Stranger in a Strange Land” was written by co-showrunner Andrew Dabb and directed by Thomas Wright. The episode served to bring current viewers up to speed while providing at least one surprising reveal. Continue reading