Category Archives: Game of Thrones

All Art Was Not Made For You

It’s 2015, yet we still need to disabuse some of the notion that not all art is made for them. I’m writing in this in the wake of James Poniewozik’s excellent piece today about the “Not For Me” moment in television viewing. He says a lot of things I wish I had said first, but […]

Getting to “yes”: Redefining “big” stakes in modern television

The best and worst thing about having years of thoughts about television easily searchable online is that anyone can point to two statements that seemingly contradict one another and exclaim, “Aha! Hypocrite! Turn in your critic’s badge at the door and henceforth be gone from Al Gore’s interwebs!” Which is, of course, silly. There’s no […]

Sexposition, “Spartacus”, and the male gaze

“Game of Thrones” and “Spartacus” aren’t two shows that are generally discussed side-by-side, and there are many reasons why such a separation isn’t surprising. While both ostensibly genre shows, the two share little in common upon first glance. But it’s worth thinking about the pair in tandem with the second season of the former just […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: The Greenwald Effect

Mo Ryan and I are back, this time welcoming Grantland’s Andy Greenwald to the show. We’re both huge fans of his work over on that site, and were thrilled to snag him for this week’s show. The breakdown: New Girl: 0:00 -11:16 Community: 11:16 – 20:51 Mad Men: 20:51 – 36:49 Game of Thrones: 36:49- […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: The Revenge of The Poniewozik

Mo Ryan and I are back with a super-sized podcast. Along for the ride? Time Magazine’s television critic James Poniewozik, back again to talk “Mad Men” and “Game of Thrones.” After that hour-long discussion, Mo and I decided to nerd out and talk all things “Avengers”-related, including the future of Joss Whedon on TV. Mad […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: Sherlock and Recreation

Mo Ryan and I are back after a week off to discuss an upcoming premiere, one of TV’s best comedies, and double-dip on two of our weekly features. Sherlock 0:00 – 11:40 Parks and Recreation 11:40 – 25:50 Game of Thrones 25:50 -45:31 Mad Men  45:31 – End Music: “Building A Mystery,” Sarah McLachlan As […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: Mo and Alyssa Are The Ladies

Mo Ryan and I are back, with a nearly 90-minute installment. Along for the ride? Alyssa Rosenberg, one of our favorite guests and all-around awesome person. We talk about three shows in great depth this week. Game of Thrones: 0:00 – 29:46 Mad Men: 29:46 – 48:21 Girls: 48:21 – End Music: “Punk Rock Girl,” […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: A double dose of audio awesome

Mo Ryan and I are back, with two full podcasts. Yes, again. Yes, we’re a little crazy. The first covers this week’s “Mad Men” and “Game of Thrones.” With us to break things down? The one and only Tom Fitzgerald, co-author of the amazing Tom& If you’re not reading them already…just don’t tell us. No […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: Game of Thrones and Mad Men

Mo Ryan and I are back, with two full podcasts. Yes, we were off last week, so we’re making up for lost time. The first covers the premiere of “Game of Thrones.” With us to discuss “The North Remembers” is Phil Bicking of the great “Thrones”-centric site Winter is Coming. The second covers the first […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan” come atcha with a double dose of audio awesome

Mo Ryan and I are back, with not one but TWO podcasts. In the first, we talk the season finales “The Killing” and “Game of Thrones”with Tom Fitzgerald of one of our favorite websites, IN the second, Mo and I discuss two upcoming FX comedies, “Louie” and “Wilfred.” Time stamps… Podcast #1 “The Killing”: […]