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'Game Of Thrones' Recap: 'Walk Of Punishment' – Season 3 Finds Its Footing

4/15/2013 9:22am EDT
Game of thrones
If there's one thing this season of "Game of Thrones" has needed, it's some breathing room. Last week was a mild episode, plot-wise, but it was still exasperating as far as character screen-time goes. And a few clunky monologues kept things especially heavy. But last night's episode, "Walk of Punishment," was the first time season three found its footing. Most of the big introductions are over now, and it's time to start remembering who our old friends are and what makes them tick.

There was also room for another thing this season has been lacking: comedy. From that hilarious musical chair...

'Game Of Thrones' Recap: 'Dark Wings, Dark Words' - Making Sense Of All The Characters

4/8/2013 9:39am EDT
Margaery Tyrell
For the sake of organization, I'll address last night's episode of "Game of Thrones" in a captioned-by-character format. Westeros is a big place, and though the show juggles its various inhabitants with subtle ease, it's a nightmare keeping all of these names and points of interest concise and understandable. Let's see if this helps.

Arya: Last week's most noticeably absent main player was Arya, who was last seen busting out of Harenhaal with Gendry and Hot Pie. Her arc picks up pretty much exactly where it left off - in the woods, with the boys, bickering. They're interrupted by a troupe ...

'Game of Thrones' Premiere Recap: Exciting World Is Back As Season 3 Games Begin

4/1/2013 10:21am EDT
GAME OF THRONES - Richard Madden
The biggest strength of "Game of Thrones" is, ironically, it's greatest weakness: its characters. Which isn't a slight to dragon-yielding Daenerys or Wildling infiltrator Jon Snow or fast-mouthed Tyrion. People love this show because they love these people. But as the show grows, so do the faces. Three seasons in, and we're drowning in them. Does that make "Game of Thrones" any less enjoyable? Well, no, not really. But it does tamper with certain execrations, like seeing all of our favorite people in every episode (a rarity post season one) or swift resolutions to constantly burgeoning dile...

'Game of Thrones' Season 3: 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

3/29/2013 6:00pm EDT
Game of Thrones
The third season of "Game of Thrones" kicks off this Sunday on HBO, and while executive producers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff have remained mostly tight-lipped about where things are headed, it's hard to keep every plot point buried when your show is based on a mega successful fantasy book series. But for non book readers going into this season with a clean palette, or book fans unaware of adaptation tweaks, here are some teasers for where season three is headed.

1. Don't expect the seasons to match the books.

The first two seasons followed the events of the first two books in order:...

'Girls' Recap: Hannah's OCD, Marnie's Dream Job & Shoshanna's Indiscretion

3/4/2013 8:24am EST
It's cruel to admit, but human beings feed off the failure of others. We don't want our friends to fail, but it's nice to know you've got the edge on someone. Those little victories are a personal reverence. "At least I'm not her," you say. "At least I'm doing something right."

But what if you're so used to being on top, that you're blind to a friend's sudden succession?

Marnie spent the first season of Girls as the success compass for her friends. She was curating art, wearing Ann Taylor suits, in a committed (if flawed) long-term relationship. She was, in some regards, "better" than Han...

Best Oscar Fashion Of The Last Decade

2/24/2013 8:20am EST
Best Oscar Fashion Of The Last Decade
The Academy Awards have always been the pinnacle of yearly fashion, an opportunity for the world’s most glamorous stars to slip into something silky and ham it up for cameras. Since the first annual instance of the event in 1929, the show has evolved from a moderate dinner party into an elaborate red carpet extravaganza. Who could forget some of Oscars showiest red carpet moments, from Cher’s feathered headgear and strappy leather get-up, to Bjork’s swan dress, to Gwyneth Paltrow’s elegant pink Calvin Klein? The last ten years have been decidedly less insane, but several stars have still ma...

Oscars 2013: What Will Win, What Could Win And What Should Win

2/22/2013 7:54am EST
Oscars 2013
The 85th Annual Academy Awards – airing this Sunday at 8:30 PM EST on ABC – are sure to get a little rowdy this year. Ceremony notwithstanding, the categories themselves are all over the place, and for the first time in years, there are no dead-locks and certain promises in any of the categories (except, perhaps, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, but we'll get to that). Still, pundits have weighed in and the scales are tipped in several favors. Here are our predictions for what will likely win, what might upset and what films and performances deserve a golden statuette in some of the ...

'Girls' 2.05 Recap: 'One Man's Trash'

2/11/2013 11:32am EST
There's a particular indelibility about your early twenties that's hard to clarify in layman's terms. You're equal parts eager, wistful, contemplative, mournful, nostalgic, muted, ample, sad. But most of all, you're sorry. You're sorry that you didn't do so many of the things you dreamed about in your early years. You're sorry you're not a veterinarian or a news anchor, you're sorry you don't have a family, you're sorry you had a family too soon, you're sorry you're settled into an existence you're not sure you wanted, you're sorry you still haven't found an existence worth settling for. Yo...

'Girls' 2.04 Recap: 'It's A Shame About Ray'

2/4/2013 10:02am EST
Girls - It's A Shame About Ray
"It's A Shame About Ray," the fourth episode of Girls' sophomore season, is about two distinctly different dinner parties that converge into two distinctly similar outcomes. One involves Jessa's first meeting with new husband Thomas John's parents. The other is Hannah's attempt at a grown up soiree, the first dinner party in this post-Elijah age. 

Anyone who's seen the show knows that a Jessa/parental figure meet-up is a disaster in the making. And, with a few minor exceptions, it totally is. Her hippie persona clashes almost instantly with Thomas John's WASPy folks, notably his rigid, blo...

'Girls' 2.03 Recap: 'Bad Friend'

1/28/2013 3:14pm EST
Girls - Bad Friend
Last night’s episode of Girls, “Bad Friend,” is probably the most outright hilarious in the show’s history. It’s not the best, mind you, and juggles a few too many bizarre storylines. But the laughs are a constant crescendo that come to a startling halt near the end with a confrontation the show has been building to since last year’s penultimate “break-up” between Hannah and Marnie.  

The episode begins with Hannah at an office, seeking a freelance writing opportunity. It’s one of those laughably “hip” start-ups, a company called jazzhate, that encourages its writers to do something crazy ...

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