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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Breaking Bad

(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, a new video essay explores why the pilot for Breaking Bad is a perfect beginning to the series and a flawless episode of television. Plus, someone with a lot of time on their hands recreated the favorite Animaniacs song “Yakko’s World” using dialogue from movies, and Saturday Night Live cast member turned United States Senator Al Franken once delivered one hell of a live performance as Mick Jagger. Read More »

How I Met Your Dad

Back in 2014, after How I Met Your Mother finished its ninth and final season, there was a spin-off series developing called How I Met Your Dad. The series wasn’t merely the mother’s side of the same story that viewers watched play out for nine years only to end on a rather disappointing note, but instead was going to focus on a new female character telling the story to her kids about how she met their father.

CBS ended up passing on the pilot, but the network is apparently still keen on figuring out how to make it work as they will have a new team of writers developing the series. But now they’re starting from scratch. Read More »

American Horror Story Hotel

FX is getting into the streaming game with Monday’s announcement of FX+, a joint venture with Comcast. FX+ will cost $5.99 and include the complete seasons of all FX original series. Today, FX CEO John Landgraf told the Television Critics Association that FX content will exist on both FX+ and on other services thanks to their current deals with streaming services Hulu, Netflix and Amazon.

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Louis CK Netflix Specials

Louis C.K. took a long break from his acclaimed FX comedy Louie. That break has now turned into an indefinite hiatus. On a panel with Pamela Adlon for her show Better Things, which he also produces, C.K. told the Television Critics Association he doesn’t imagine doing more Louie unless he updates the show dramatically.

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fargo season 4

Fargo has been an acclaimed series for FX and began their relationship with series creator Noah Hawley. Hawley lived up to the task of adapting the beloved Coen Brothers movie and just completed the third season this spring. In his executive session for the Television Critics Association, FX CEO John Landgraf said he’s waiting for him to pitch season four.

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Deadpool Animated Series

Atlanta creators Donald Glover and his brother Stephen Glover are writing a Deadpool animated series for FX. Speaking with the Television Critics Association today, FX CEO John Landgraf said the Glovers have been working on Deadpool while Donald is in London filming the Han Solo movie.

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The Orville

If you’ve seen the TV spots for Seth MacFarlane’s new Fox series The Orville, you might think it’s another comedic romp from the creator of Family Guy and Ted. It is funny, but what the ads are not showing is that The Orville is an hour long spaceship drama that just happens to be populated with funny people (and aliens). On a Television Critics Association panel for The Orville, MacFarlane explained why The Orville needed to be more than a spoof of Star Trek and other sci-fi shows.

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A Christmas Story Musical Live

Fox announced the casting of Maya Rudolph as Ralphie’s Mom in their live telecast of A Christmas Story this morning. In the afternoon, an A Christmas Story panel featuring Executive Producer Marc Platt and songwriters Ben Pasek and Justin Paul elaborated on the event. Pasek and Paul are writing new songs to add to their Broadway show, including a modern day Christmas song for a new prologue sequence.

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