Category Archives: Game of Thrones

The Weekend That Was

I’ve put out a lot of content over the past few days, at precisely the time at which people largely turned off their computer and went to the beach. I have nothing if not impeccable timing. So here’s a quick, 1-stop shop of what you might have missed. Game of Thrones I dropped not one, […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan” talks “You Win or You Die” with James Poniewozik and Myles McNutt

Mo Ryan and I are back, once again with two of our favorite critics to discuss the initial season of “Game of Thrones.” James Poniewozik and Myles McNutt came back after last week’s fun discussion to break down last night’s excellent episode, the potential meaning of the HBO GO platform, and the nature of the […]

“Game of Thrones” Review: “You Win or You Die”

While I reviewed “Game of Thrones” a while back, I haven’t done a weekly review of it since. Part of that is pure logistics: at my busiest, I was working my normal 9-5 and also completing writing assignments for which I was actually paid. Throw in a weekly podcast, and writing another weekly column turned […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan” talks “Game of Thrones” with James Poniewozik and Myles McNutt

Mo Ryan and I are back, this time with two of our favorite critics to discuss the initial season of “Game of Thrones.” James Poniewozik and Myles McNutt joined us to look back at the first six episodes: the highs, the lows, critical response, and the evolving fanbase for the show that now has evolved […]

The burdens of audience expectations and economic realities in “Smallville” and “Game of Thrones”

I come not to bury “Smallville,” but lightly praise it. Kinda. Having a ten-year run of anything these days is impressive, with the 21st-century littered with far more first season flame-outs than anything approaching the longevity of this show. It hasn’t been in my Must See rotation since Season 5, and even by then I […]

“Game of Thrones” Review: Boxed in, weighed down

There are certain things I write for job obligations. Sometimes those things align with my interests, and sometimes they don’t, but there’s a certain sense of professionalism I attach to both. Then there are the passion articles, things that I either don’t have to write for anyone but myself or pitch based on an intense […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan” discusses “Game of Thrones”

Mo Ryan and I are back, this time chock full o’ guests. To celebrate the upcoming premiere of HBO’s newest series “Games of Thrones,” we brought on Phil Bicking from Winter is Coming and Elio Garcia/Linda Antonsson from Westeros. Both are extremely knowledgeable about George R.R. Martin’s source material, and offered insight for both newcomers […]

‘Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan’ drop another two podcasts for your listening pleasure

Greeting, listeners of the world. Maureen “Mo” Ryan and I are back with two new podcasts, one new guest, and a whole new listening experience. We’re writers, not audiophiles, but hopefully we’ve made a breakthrough this week in terms of overall listening quality for you. In the first one, Myles McNutt, one of our favorite […]