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The Game of Thrones Finale Got the Important Stuff Right The Game of Thrones Finale Got the Important Stuff Right

The game is over. The epic saga of Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister, and whoever managed to survive through eight seasons of murder and mayhem ended last night in a finale that was often too obvious and probably too happy, but still got more right than it got wrong. More importantly, it was the ending…

Game of Thrones Saved Its Most Tragic, Vicious, and Devastating War for Last Game of Thrones Saved Its Most Tragic, Vicious, and Devastating War for Last

The final battle between Daenerys and Cersei. Other long-awaited confrontations. Major character deaths. Justice. Heartbreak. Much more than the fight against the White Walkers, this penultimate episode of Game of Thrones had everything it needed to have. And while it wasn’t perfect, it was still perfect for Game of…

Game of Thrones Enters Its Endgame, and the Slaughter Is Only Beginning Game of Thrones Enters Its Endgame, and the Slaughter Is Only Beginning

Unless last week was your first episode of Game of Thrones (which, weird) you’ve known the defeat of the White Walkers wasn’t going to suddenly fix everything. In fact, as last night’s episode reveals, in some ways victory has made things worse. Because now that the dead have been dealt with, Daenerys and Cersei are…

Game of Thrones' Ultimate Battle Was Incredibly Epic, But Not Quite Perfect Game of Thrones' Ultimate Battle Was Incredibly Epic, But Not Quite Perfect

After all these years, the White Walkers and their army arrived at Winterfell, where the amassed armies of the North and Daenerys’ troops have joined forces to fight for not just their survival, but for the survival of humanity as a whole. This battle has been teased since the show began in 2011, so it needed to be…

On Game of Thrones, Everyone Gets Ready to Fight the Dead...and to Die On Game of Thrones, Everyone Gets Ready to Fight the Dead...and to Die

We didn’t need seven seasons of shocking character deaths to know that not all our favorite characters are going to survive the battle against the White Walkers. It turns out very few characters on the show have any illusions about staying alive either, so they have to choose how to spend their final day before the…

Game of Thrones Returns With No Time to Spare (Literally) Game of Thrones Returns With No Time to Spare (Literally)

It’s taken nearly two years, but the game is finally entering its final round. Last night’s long-awaited eighth season premiere was full of moments fans have been dying to see since the series began, and it advanced the story with ruthless efficiency towards its epic conclusion, too. So why did it feel so…

It's a Cold Day in Hell on The Walking Dead Season Finale It's a Cold Day in Hell on The Walking Dead Season Finale

After last week’s excellent “The Calm Before,” you might expect the season nine finale, titled “The Storm,” to bring the storm. It does, in the form of a massive blizzard the likes of which we have never seen on the show, which puts everyone in danger. But compared to last week’s shocker, “The Storm” was a low-key but…

Last Night's Walking Dead Was Shocking, Savage, and Utterly Spectacular Last Night's Walking Dead Was Shocking, Savage, and Utterly Spectacular

Guys, I haven’t been this stunned by an episode of The Walking Dead in so long. I mean, I was pleasantly surprised when a zombie knifed Jesus, I’ve enjoyed the wackiness of the Whisperers and the Highwaymen, and I’ve loved the bizarre way Rick was taken off the show. But last night’s episode was just fantastic—and it…

The Walking Dead's Big Secret Has Been Revealed, and It's a Doozy The Walking Dead's Big Secret Has Been Revealed, and It's a Doozy

Ever since the seven-or-so-year time jump earlier this season, viewers of the venerable zombie series have wondered what the hell happened between Rick’s departure and the present that led to the breakdown between the various communities and turned Michonne from someone trying to honor Carl’s vision of hope into a…

The Walking Dead's Carol Rises to an Entirely New Level of Badassery The Walking Dead's Carol Rises to an Entirely New Level of Badassery

Over the years, we’ve seen Carol kick plenty of ass. She’s shot countless people. Sometimes she’s shot them non-lethally, just so they could experience the horror of then being eaten alive by zombies. She’s set people on fire while they slept. But we’ve never seen Carol take out an entire band of enemies like she did…

Everyone on The Walking Dead Is Breaking the Rules Everyone on The Walking Dead Is Breaking the Rules

The Walking Dead veers so wildly between good and bad, it’s actually sort of refreshing when an episode is simply fine. Tonight’s episode was exactly that: We got intriguing new info on the show’s very interesting new villains, we saw Michonne take all episode to make an important choice, we got a subplot that…

The Walking Dead Got Scary Again in Its Mostly Excellent Mid-Season Finale The Walking Dead Got Scary Again in Its Mostly Excellent Mid-Season Finale

The first half of The Walking Dead’s ninth season has been mostly good, something no one could have predicted after the show’s dire, audience-hemorrhaging the last few years. Happily, the mid-season finale kept up the streak by including a few shockers, an excellent cliffhanger, and only a few instances where you want…

Something's Very Wrong With Michonne on The Walking Dead Something's Very Wrong With Michonne on The Walking Dead

Well, here’s the good news: After last week’s troubling, backpedaling, post-Rick, post-timeskip “premiere,” The Walking Dead regained some of its footing tonight to produce a perfectly fine, if not particularly memorable episode. The bad news is that something’s wrong with Michonne, and it’s kind of a bummer.

Postal Apocalypse: The Final Bag of Mail Postal Apocalypse: The Final Bag of Mail

Alas, this fake mailman has reached the end of his post-apocalyptic road. But for this final installment, it’s a Giant-Sized Edition of “Postal Apocalypse”—although you guys packed my mailbag so full that I still couldn’t answer all of them! (I tried. Seriously, guys, this is really long.) Enjoy, my brilliant,…

Postal Apocalypse: What DC Superhero Movies Will Actually Get Made? Postal Apocalypse: What DC Superhero Movies Will Actually Get Made?

Hello, folks! There’s a big mailbag today, so let’s just get right to it. Can bringing back Captain Picard actually placate surly Star Trek fans? How did the Amazons build Wonder Woman’s invisible jet, anyway? And stay tuned until the end for an important announcement, too.

The Walking Dead Did Something So Crazy I Can't Believe It  The Walking Dead Did Something So Crazy I Can't Believe It 

Guys? Guys. I barely know what to say about tonight’s The Walking Dead, which was highly touted as Andrew Lincoln’s final episode, but ended up being much, much more. I fully expect this episode to be very divisive, but I loved it. Call it bold, crazy, stupid, fantastic, infuriating, whatever—I can’t remember the last…

Postal Apocalypse: Why Doesn't George R.R. Martin Just Release Shorter Books? Postal Apocalypse: Why Doesn't George R.R. Martin Just Release Shorter Books?

JoHalloa, my friends, and also any foes who have nothing better to do! We’ve got a hell of a mailbag this week, so let’s get right to it: Is it worth returning to The Walking Dead if you rage-quit last season? Could Luke Cage and Iron Fist’s cancellations open the door for a Heroes for Hire series?

Attention: The Walking Dead Has Been Genuinely Good for Four Episodes in a Row Attention: The Walking Dead Has Been Genuinely Good for Four Episodes in a Row

I’ve tried to be patient, to reserve my judgment, because I’ve been burned before. I’ve been very afraid that season nine’s streak of good episodes was an anomaly, or just seemed better since the Negan War was safely behind us. Four episodes in—25 percent of the entire season—and The Walking Dead hasn’t been bad at…

Postal Apocalypse: Could Into the Spider-Verse Lead to a Live-Action Spider-Man Multiverse? Postal Apocalypse: Could Into the Spider-Verse Lead to a Live-Action Spider-Man Multiverse?

Howdy, boys and girls! It’s a beautiful autumn day in the post-apocalypse—the weather is cool but not cold, and the trees’ leaves are turning wonderful colors, as are the mutant cockroach-men of the Northern Wastes. This week: Why the people of the Marvel universe still hate and fear mutants, why Archie lends itself…

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