The Leftovers, or Why We Need to Stop Predicting the Next Breaking Bad

The Leftovers premiered a couple of weeks ago on HBO. Based on the Rapture-esque Tom Perrotta novel of the same name, the show follows the lives of a group of small town residents still reeling from an event three years earlier in which 2% of the world's population mysteriously disappeared. More a treatise on grief … Continue reading The Leftovers, or Why We Need to Stop Predicting the Next Breaking Bad

How Rape Culture Helps People Excuse Last Night’s Game of Thrones

  [This post contains both spoilers from the most recent episode of Game of Thrones. You've been warned.] In some ways, I almost didn't want to touch on┬áthis topic because I feel as though the AV Club's article, Rape of Thrones, tackled last night's scene (and many other scenes throughout the series like it) perfectly. … Continue reading How Rape Culture Helps People Excuse Last Night’s Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones’ First Trailergasm of Season 4 is Here

HBO has just released the first teaser for its fourth season, full of burning pyres, spitfires, camp fires and jail fires... and no dialogue or discernible plot. For those of us who have read the books, however, the 5-second mark might be giving us the first glimpse of a much-anticipated event. Everything else? No clue. … Continue reading Game of Thrones’ First Trailergasm of Season 4 is Here

50 Shades of Grey Mysteriously Disappears from fanfiction.net (Only Not Really)

More news on the only book in the world has come out this week with the LA Times' Carolyn Kellogg misreporting the disappearance of 50 Shades of Grey from fanfiction.net. Kellogg writes: People who know about "50 Shades of Grey" have probably heard that author E.L. James began the story as post-"Twilight" fan fiction. But … Continue reading 50 Shades of Grey Mysteriously Disappears from fanfiction.net (Only Not Really)