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(In our coverage of Game of Thrones season 7, we’ll be examining each episode with one simple question in mind – which character is winning the game of thrones this week?)

After last week’s fireworks, Game of Thrones settled down just bit for “Eastwatch,” an hour dedicated to maneuvering all of the vital players into the right positions for another round of fireworks next week. But unlike other “table setting” episodes of past seasons, the unrelenting pace of season 7 applies to even the chapters where everyone is taking a breath.

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Room 104 Samuel

(Each week, we’ll kick off discussion about Room 104 by answering one simple question: what’s the strangest thing in Room 104?)

If there’s one lesson to be learned from this week’s Room 104, it’s this: never go with a cult priest to a second location. In “The Knockandoo,” a fragile woman is hoping to leave this world for a higher plane of existence – and she’s paid a questionable “practitioner” to help get her there. Things don’t go exactly according to plan, thanks to a surprise appearance by the titular Knockandoo.

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Twin Peaks part 14 review

(Each week, we’re going to kick off a discussion about Twin Peaks: The Return by answering one question: what was the best scene of the episode?)

After despising the past couple of episodes of Twin Peaks, the elusive series connected with me in a big way with last night’s installment, trading narrative tangents and autuer-driven indulgences for a mythology-centric hour that made me breath a sigh of relief. Twin Peaks contains multitudes and part of its legend stems from the way it can represent many things to many people, but I’m partial to episodes like the one that aired last night, and I found it to be particularly satisfying – especially in the wake of what came before it.

Read our Twin Peaks part 14 review below.
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Rick and Morty Season 3 Premiere

The third season premiere of Rick and Morty got everyone talking about the Mulan Szechuan sauce that McDonald’s once had during a 1998 cross-promotion with the Disney animated movie. McDonald’s had to deal with a petition signed by thousands asking them to bring it back after Rick revealed his life’s goal was to get the sauce back, no matter how many seasons it took him. But rather than satisfying everybody by reviving the sauce at their restaurants, the fast food chain decided to keep things a bit lower key by sending a big bottle to series co-creator Justin Roiland.

As the letter that accompanied the mythical sauce indicated, it was just the first bottle they were sending out, and a few other fans would have to chance to dip chicken nuggets in this precious condiment soon enough. It turns out McDonald’s gave away three more bottles of the sauce to fans who retweeted them during the return of the third season a couple weeks ago. One of the recipients decided that selling the elixir was better than dipping some Chicken McNuggets in it. So how much did the Mulan Szechuan sauce sell for? Find out below. Read More »

The Defenders Trailer

Though Marvel fans may be eager to see the likes of Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist team up for the first assembly of The Defenders in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the characters themselves don’t seem to be eager to be part of a team.

A new trailer for the first season of Netflix’s latest Marvel series brings all the heroes from their individual shows together to take on a larger threat in the form of Sigourney Weaver. With the series debut just around the corner, one more trailer has surfaced online, showing the street-level heroes enjoying a quick bite to eat before being thrust into action again. Watch below! Read More »

glow season 2

By the time 2017 is over, close to 500 scripted television shows will be out there for the masses to consume. So it’s not too surprising that Netflix – a company which, early in its experimentation with original programming, often renewed its shows for multiple seasons – is starting to outwardly feel the strain of Peak TV.

Their latest casualty? The Naomi Watts series Gypsy, which has officially been canceled. But while Watts’ intimate therapist isn’t coming back to the streaming service after only one season, the gorgeous ladies of wrestling will be stepping back in the ring after their triumphant debut: Netflix has given the go-ahead for GLOW season 2. Read More »

Bill Hader as Anthony Scaramucci

Even as a die hard Saturday Night Live fan, I’m not entirely sure that we need a summer edition of Weekend Update for a few weeks before the full 43rd season of the late night sketch series kicks off on September. But after last night’s first episode of Weekend Update: Summer Edition brought back one of the best cast members to ever appear on the show, I’m so glad Colin Jost and Michael Che came back to end the summer with some laughs.

Former cast member Bill Hader made a surprise return to Studio 8H last night, and he brought with him an incredible impression of former White House communications director Anthony Scarmucci, the financier who only worked at the White House for 11 days before being unceremoniously fired from the position before he had even officially started the job.

Watch the sketch featuring Bill Hader as Anthony Scaramucci below. Read More »

Tim and Eric 10th Anniversary

Earlier this year, we heard about a North American tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, the wacky, insane Adult Swim series starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. But for those of you who weren’t lucky enough to catch the tour before it ended in Los Angeles last night, you’ll still get a chance to celebrate 10 years of Tim and Eric.

Adult Swim announced this month will bring Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Awesome 10-Year Anniversary Version, Great Job? to your television set, celebrating the series with some familiar characters in all-new sketches. Those who attended the tour already got to see a preview of the special, but you won’t have to wait long to see it for yourself. Read More »

Game of Thrones

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, we’ve got an assembly of Game of Thrones videos for you to check out. There’s a theory about the significance that the Valyrian steel dagger will carry in future episodes and a video essay exploring how the loot train battle from last weekend’s new episode takes a cue from epic battles throughout cinema. Plus, Saturday Night Live comedienne Leslie Jones watched the latest episode of the series with Seth Meyers with hilarious results, and a special guest stopped by too.

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Westworld season 2 cast

HBO’s Westworld season 2 cast has just grown by three. But will these new additions be previously-unseen androids in the western-themed park, fodder for the robot uprising, or something else entirely? Read on to find out.
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