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The first trailer for Netflix’s Stranger Things sure got our attention. Our own Jacob Hall described it as having a “pinch of Amblin and a cup of Stephen King,” which is a spot-on description of a series that looks like a big throwback. There are images in the trailers, including the latest one, that can’t help but make you think of Amblin, King, and John Carpenter‘s work. All of those potential influences could add up to little more than a trip down nostalgia lane, but the trailers are leading us to believe there’s possibly more to this Netflix series.

Below, watch the Stranger Things trailer.

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netflix's new lost in space tv series

“Danger Will Robinson!” Netflix has announced today that they have ordered a 10-episode first season of a new Lost In Space tv series. The one-hour sci-fi drama is of course based on the 1960’s sci-fi classic from Irwin Allen. New Line Cinema made a movie based on the property in 1998 directed by Stephen Hopkins which I remember being pretty horrible.  Find out who’s involved in this new take on the science fiction classic, after the jump.

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Breaking Bad - Saul Goodman and Walter White

Over its first two seasons, Better Call Saul has pulled in more than a few familiar faces from Breaking Bad. There’s Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) and Mike Ehrmentraut (Jonathan Banks), of course, but also criminal power players like Tuco Salmanca (Raymond Cruz) and even random minor characters like Ken (Kyle Bornheimer). One that’s yet to show up, though? Walter White, whose transformation from Mr. Chips into Scarface put Saul Goodman on that long and rocky road to Omaha.

At this point, it’s unclear whether the future Heisenberg will ever make his way to the prequel series. But if he does, Bryan Cranston says he’d be “all in” for a Better Call Saul Walter White cameo. Provided Vince Gilligan ever calls him up, that is.  Read More »

‘Game of Thrones’ Has a Jon Snow Problem

Game of Thrones - Kit Harington as Jon Snow

Forget the Red Wedding or the Battle of Hardhome: Game of Thrones‘ defining moment came in the penultimate episode of season one, when poor Ned lost his head. With the swing of Ilyn Payne’s sword, Game of Thrones declared that it was not like other shows. This wouldn’t be your typical adventure, where heroes are protected by plot armor and villains suffer from bad guy aim and everything ends in happily ever after. All men must die, and in Game of Thrones, any man could.

Which is all well and good, except that those formulas have stuck around for a reason — and as Game of Thrones nears the end, it seems to be having a harder and harder time sticking to that original directive. It’s one thing to kill off Robb Stark in season three, when the show’s epic plot felt like it was still just getting started; it’d be quite another to make us wait six seasons for Daenerys to set sail, only to dump her in Dragon’s Bay before she reached the shores of Westeros. And nowhere is this tension more apparent than in the character of Jon Snow.

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game of thrones power ranking

Game of Thrones season six is over, so you know what that means: it’s time to talk about Game of Thrones for the next ten months or so. This most recent season was one for the books, the strongest batch of episodes since season four and a stirring climax for many of the show’s most important characters and storylines. The television adaptation may have outpaced George R.R. Martin‘s novels, but that turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Free from having to strictly adapt the novels, Game of Thrones became leaner and meaner and more satisfying as a weekly television show.

Game of Thrones also killed a bunch of characters. A truly unprecedented number of characters, even for a series famous for killing off its cast. The fat has been trimmed from the ensemble in the most brutal fashion imaginable and the survivors have seen more than one status quo uprooted. And you know what means: it’s time to reassess the main players in this bloody game and see where they stand. It’s time for a power ranking. (SPOILERS ahead, of course.)

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TV shows at 2016 Comic-Con

It feels like 2016 is just flying by, because we’re just over three weeks away from San Diego Comic-Con. We’ll be in the heart of all the pop culture craziness as usual, and it looks like fans are going to have their days packed pretty full if they plan on seeing everything that Warner Bros. Television has to offer. The TV studio is bring 21 shows to the convention this summer. That includes comic book favorites like Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Gotham and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and a slew of other geek friendly shows with large, loyal fanbases.

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Game of Thrones Season 6 finale recap

Game of Thrones season six is over and it went out with a few bangs (one of them very literal). “The Winds of Winter” is the finest season finale the series has produced so far and a frontrunner for the shortlist of all-time best episodes. Story threads years in the making come to a head, several characters of tremendous importance meet their maker, and revelations that shake up the entire show as we know it are finally unveiled.

There’s a lot to take in here, so let’s just dive in.

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The Get Down Trailer

Since HBO canceled their ’70s-et, music-infused series Vinyl, it’s up to Netflix and Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann to bring us back to the decade with their new series The Get Down. A quick new trailer has just arrived featuring new footage, and more importantly, some of the new music from rap artist Nas that we’ll be hearing in the series.

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jack bauer dead

Kiefer Sutherland‘s Jack Bauer walked (and continues to walk) a very fine line in American popular culture. The lead character of Fox’s 24 meant many things to many people and personal politics often played a huge role in how you viewed the behavior of one of television’s most brutal antiheroes. For some, he was the hero America needed in a post-9/11 world, a man who would stop at nothing to get the job done and did would no one else was willing to do. For others, he was a monster, a walking, shooting amalgamation of America’s most terrifying flaws. The politically diverse writing staff of the show ensured that both views were often supported, which meant that 24 caused its fair share of Thanksgiving family fights.

24 as we knew it is over, although the upcoming reboot 24: Legacy is on the way. Jack Bauer won’t be on the show (at least not yet), but if Sutherland had his way, he wouldn’t even be capable of showing up. He’d be dead.

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