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Game of Thrones “The Spoils of War” Review: Daenerys Brings the Dragon

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Tonight we’ve reached the halfway point and watched the most action packed and the shortest episode of the season. We’re on the path of blood and war and tonight’s episode demonstrated what happens when you “wake the dragon”. But hold on! Before we get any further into tonight’s review, have you watched Game of Thrones “The Spoils of War” episode 4 of season 7 yet? If you haven’t then look away GoT fans, because there will be spoilers. Alright, you’ve been warned. Come on in and let’s discuss.

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The Reaping of Highgarden

As expected the reaping of Highgarden is well underway and by the look on Jamie Lannister’s face I don’t think this is his favorite part of warmongering. Every penny of the Highgarden gold is going to the Iron Bank.
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‘Gilmore Girls’: 7 Must-Watch Episodes of the Original Series

‘Gilmore Girls’: 7 Must-Watch Episodes of the Original Series
Sometimes the best way to de-stress after those stressful Thanksgiving dinner conversations is by watching some wholesome, feel-good TV with a mug of spiked cocoa. With the premiere of Netflix’s “Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life” coming Friday (read our review here), the original series is essentially comfort food for the mind, chock-full of intelligence and sharp-tongued wit.

For those who have yet to watch the original and need a crash course, here are the best episodes from each season to get you started. Netflix has all seven seasons available.

Note: This is not a favorites list — these are the episodes that best represent the series as a whole.

Season 1, Episodes 1 & 2 — “Pilot” & “The Lorelais’ First Day at Chilton”

Though technically two episodes, it’s imperative to watch the first two episodes in succession to grasp the show’s true grit. Set in the fictional Connecticut town of Stars Hollow, the
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Fall TV Preview: The 17 Most Anticipated Comedies of 2016

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Fall TV Preview: The 17 Most Anticipated Comedies of 2016
“Mary + Jane”

September 5 on MTV

What Is It? From the writer/directors behind the cult favorite “Josie and the Pussycats” adaptation, this series follows two “ganjapeneurs” who run a weed delivery service in Los Angeles.

I’ll Like It If I Like… The “Broad City” influence is pretty clear, as the show is focused on the tight friendship between Jordan (Scout Durwood) and Paige (Jessica Rothe) and their stoner antics.

Why Should I Care? Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont’s unique approach to satirizing La hipster culture really help this show stand out from the pack of other female-led comedies, while also promising a more surreal touch. Durwood and Rothe also make for an enjoyable pairing. For fans of the pot comedy genre, it’s an easy sell.


September 6 on FX

What is it? Donald Glover of “Community” fame returns to TV in his most ambitious project yet, which he produces,
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1960s Icon Jane Birkin to Be Celebrated by Locarno Film Festival

1960s Icon Jane Birkin to Be Celebrated by Locarno Film Festival
Rome — Jane Birkin, the British actress, singer and muse known for roles in films by Michelangelo Antonioni, Jean-Luc Godard, and Agnes Varda, among others – as well as for the Birkin Bag by Hermes – will be celebrated by the upcoming Locarno Film Festival.

Birkin, 69, is expected to attend the Swiss fest dedicated to indie and auteur cinema, which in a statement hailed her as “a transgressive voice, persona and epitome of panache in the 1960s.”

Her career took off when she was 20 with Antonioni’s “Blow Up,” in which she played a nude model. She followed that up with films by Jacques Rivette, Godard, Varda, and Alain Resnais, among others.

Birkin is also famous for her 1969 duet with French singer Serge Gainsbourg, her husband at the time, in the worldwide hit “Je t’aime…moi non plus.” The song segued into a film with the same title, directed by Gainsbourg.

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Wait a minute, who becomes king if Tommen dies on 'Game of Thrones'?

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Wait a minute, who becomes king if Tommen dies on 'Game of Thrones'?
All is fair in the Game of Thrones, but the Baratheons are quickly running out of heirs. Excluding the White Walker threat*, the main source of strife in Game of Thrones is the fight for the Iron Throne. Or to be free from the rule of the Iron Throne. Nobles and smallfolk alike have perished in droves to see their side come out on top. For now, King Tommen Baratheon rules, but all signs point to him not making it out alive. Which would throw a massive wrench into everything. *For all we know, maybe the Night King wants the Iron Throne too. To explain why Tommen’s demise would be a crushing blow to the stability of the Seven Kingdoms, first we need a very brief recent history lesson. Less than two decades ago, Westeros was still ruled by the Targaryens. It wasn’t until the Mad King went
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First Look: Trailer for Own’s New Mega-Church Drama, “Greenleaf”

Own, the Oprah Winfrey Network releases the first trailer for its new original drama series Greenleaf from Lionsgate TV and Emmy-nominated writer/producer Craig Wright (Lost, Six Feet Under, Brothers and Sisters). And in a word — powerful. The series centers on the return of estranged daughter and disillusioned preacher Grace Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge, “The Night Shift”) to her family home after 20 years. The prodigal daughter’s homecoming is due to her sister’s mysterious death. As she reenters the world of the Memphis megachurch run by her powerful parents Bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David, Enlisted and Community) and Lady Mae Greenleaf (Lynn … Continue reading →

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Immortal images by Anne-Katrin Titze

Jane Birkin on Jacques Rivette: "I went to see Céline et Julie vont en bateau." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin are being celebrated in New York with 19 films and a series of conversations. After a screening of Agnès Varda's Jane B. Par Agnès V., Birkin spoke about working with Jacques Rivette on L’Amour Par Terre with Geraldine Chaplin, 36 Vues Du Pic Saint Loup, La Belle Noiseuse with Michel Piccoli, and taxidermy.

Claude Miller's L'Effrontée; Michel Gondry's The Science Of Sleep (La Science Des Rêves); Andrew Birkin's The Cement Garden; Yvan Attal's My Wife Is An Actress (Ma Femme Est Une Actrice); Birkin's Boxes (Les Boites); Claude Miller's The Little Thief (La Petite Voleuse); Varda's Kung Fu Master! (Le Petit Amour); Serge Gainsbourg's Charlotte For Ever; Jacques Doillon's The Prodigal Daughter (La Fille Prodigue); Bertrand Tavernier's Daddy Nostalgia
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True Blood Recap: All's Fair in Love and Warlow

True Blood Recap: All's Fair in Love and Warlow
In Sunday’s episode of True Blood, the plot/plots thickens/thicken like a good remoulade sauce. (And yes, I did ask someone who can cook for help in writing the preceding sentence. I’m putting the “investigative” in “investigative reporter,” yo!) Not only do we get a new vampire, a new couple and a big, albeit temporary, casualty, Warlow’s identity (as well as quite a bit of his surprisingly toned physique!) is — as the title, “At Last,” foretells —revealed. Want the deets? Keep reading!

No Sunny, Mo Problems | No sooner has Nora explained to Niall a) who Lilith
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TV on Tap: Jason Ritter Joins "Gavin & Stacey" Remake, "Hannibal" Gets Premiere Date and Stephen Guarino Lands Pilot Role

It's time for a new season of Degrassi and Cam's still depressed.

I just hope he doesn't start chugging milk again.


Jason Ritter has joined Friends & Family, the Fox comedy pilot based on Gavin & Stacey, taking the Gavin role. That's got to be a promising first step, right?

Maggie Smith tells 60 Minutes this weekend that she's never watched Downton Abbey, saying she'd "agonize" over her performance if she did. That's right, even Maggie Smith has those moments of insecurity.

Apparently they didn't mean it. E! has cancelled Whitney Cummings' talk show, Love You, Mean It.

NBC's adaption of About a Boy has cast its lead female, asking Minnie Driver to step into the role played by Toni Collette in the film.

CBS' summer adaptation of Stephen King's Under the Dome just added Breaking Bad alum Dean Norris to the cast.

Wait. Wait. What's this about Cch Pounder
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New Franchise Adapting Jeffrey Archer's 'The Prodigal Daughter' as TV Series (Exclusive)

New Franchise Adapting Jeffrey Archer's 'The Prodigal Daughter' as TV Series (Exclusive)
Toronto – Canadian indie producer New Franchise Media is developing The Prodigal Daughter, the sequel to British writer Jeffrey Archer’s best-selling 1982 novel Kane and Abel, as a TV series. Toronto-based rights ownership company New Franchise is searching for a showrunner to adapt the story of the multi-generational family feud from the perspective of Kane and Abel's children. New Franchise, which holds the worldwide film, TV and digital rights to a slate of ten thriller novels by Archer, is also looking for a showrunner for False Impression, an action crime novel originally developed as an action movie.

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Not following EastEnders' plotlines? Maybe some Bible study would help | John Sutherland

A huge plug was pulled on literature when school days stopped beginning with obligatory immersion in the Bible

Jennifer Robins's revelation that EastEnders' never-ending plotlines have been largely inspired by the Bible spawned headlines. "The prototype of every EastEnders story," proclaimed Robins, "can be traced back to one source: David and Goliath, Daniel in the Lions' Den, Samson and Delilah, Sodom and Gomorrah, the fall, all the Bible stories."

For anyone with a half-sensitive echo-meter the title of the soap itself gave the game away. Like John Steinbeck's novel, the half-buried allusion in the title is to Genesis: "Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the East of Eden" – or, in this case, the land to the east of Tower Bridge somewhere round the Isle of Dogs (which, in its turn, always brings to my mind to the line
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