Having a starring role on a successful TV show can be a double-edged sword. While it’s great to be popular (and the steady work can’t hurt), many actors find it hard to escape the long shadow cast by their most famous role. Once the series ends, it can be a slippery slope towards type-casting, and then finally a permanent stay in a town called “Has-Been”.
Game of Thrones
Oh, the things we do for love… You might think Game of Thrones is a super violent, incredibly dense fantasy series filled with dragons and tragedy, but you’d be wrong. Well, you’d be right, but you’d also be wrong. Game of Thrones is also the funniest and sexiest romantic comedy in years. Don’t believe us? Click below or tune into to Best Week Ever tonight at 10/9 C to see the hilarious trailer for the only Game of Thrones romantic comedy, Throne Together.
Is Halle Berry also already showing her baby bump to the world? What does Sally Draper talk to Betty Draper about in real life? Plus what’s going on with Sansa and Margaery on Game of Thrones this season?
From Daenerys’ platinum tresses to Khal Drogo’s foxy eyeshadow, we’re obsessed with each Game of Thrones character’s signature look (so ripe for Comic Con costuming!). They seem so unique, but here’s the thing — outside the mythical borders of Westeros exist real-life people who look exactly like them. Exactly.
Game of Thrones is returning to HBO this Sunday night and we couldn’t be more excited to go back to Westeros and back to the action, intrigue and sexy, sexy people. With so many characters occupying the world of Game of Thrones, it doesn’t matter whether you’re into regal beauties or murderous burn-scarred giants or adorable ingenues or creepy people without balls. There’s someone for everyone!
But what does your Game of Thrones crush say about you?
There’s some bizarre misconception that women don’t like fantasy shows like Game of Thrones as much as dudes do. Let us clear this up: women love the fantasy genre. Women play D&D. Women go to cons. Women have pull-lists at comic book stores. Women play with action figures. Oh, and women happily ogle the hunks who are saving the universe (or gleefully threatening to destroy it).
Anyone who’s played Khal Drogo in Game Of Thrones and Conan in Conan The Barbarian in one lifetime has to deal with the fact that they have to stay ridiculously ripped forever. Because Drogo or Conan can’t be seen with a beer gut, period. That would break too many hearts. Luckily, the actor to who those roles were bequeathed to, Jason Momoa, seems to be perma-fit. Confession: we used to watch him in Baywatch: Hawaii. In fact, he was the only reason why we watched that show. Naturally, people are curious as to how he stays so buff all the time, because that man was born to be shirtless (sorry, Taylor Lautner.) TMZ found him outside a hotel and peppered him with questions, about his new, shorter, hair for instance. His wry reply was, “I lost a bet.” Then came the workout questions. Does he do cross-fit? Does he lift heavy weights? The response was in the negative to all of them. He finally answered with the best celebrity response we’ve heard in a very long time. Jason Momoa says the secret to his exercise regime is, “I f— a lot.” He said that — on camera. If you don’t believe us, you can see it for yourself in the video above. But wear headphones if you’re at work because naturally, it’s NSFW!
This one falls under the category of things we write about just because we love them. It’s kind of the answer to all those annoying people who complain about you spoiling the the ending to something that left the theaters or the airwaves months or even years ago. Guess what, folks? Soilent Green is made out of people! But we also get that spoilers are a forbidden fruit that’s hard to resist — if someone said they know how the Song of Ice and Fire (a.k.a. Game of Thrones) ends, I might have a hard time not finding out. Also, there are the shows and movies I will probably never get around to seeing but am still happy to know the ending of, for the sole purpose of pop-culture conversations and trivia night. So, yeah, I guess you’d say probably wouldn’t walk away from the Spoiling Tree and his sweet, sweet spoilers.
I consider myself a veteran Honey Boo Boo Child fan, frantically cutting together this montage the morning after her amazing, hysterical, breakout Toddlers & Tiaras episode. Since then, the Go-Go-Juiced sassafrass [legal, rarely-heard name: Alana Holler], along with her coupon-cutting mamma June and daddy Sugar Bear, have scored their own reality series that infamously garnered more viewers than the RNC and has spawned catchphrases like “You Betta Redneckognize!” In light of the show’s success, Honey Boo Boo’s veering more and more into the mainstream with a recent, hilarious interview on Anderson Live and a sketch featured on SNL‘s Weekend Update, starring Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, this family isn’t going anywhere. The only natural step is a featured role for Boo Boo on one of television’s hottest Emmy-nominated shows. Right? No? Whatever, let us dream.
Show: Downton Abbey
Character Summary: Lady Mary enters the Big Sister program and is assigned to Alana, or as she will be known on the show, “Lady Boo Boo.”
Character Summary: Alana and her belly become a key element in Carrie Mathison’s case against Brody.
We’re going to treat this space as a bit of an open ranting thread for any of you left huffing and puffing about the TV Academy being stuck in their ways and ignoring your favorite TV shows in the 64th Primetime Emmy nominations list. For the most part, we’re actually pretty happy with the nominees — there are a few surprises that make it seem like this show might actually be a little hipper than years past. But still, there are some GLARING omissions. Here are the snubs we’re kinda peeved about:
Vampires: Sure, True Blood and Vampire Diaries are soapy and campy (that’s why we love them). But Alexander Skarsgard displayed some serious acting chops when Eric lost his memory last season. (He displayed some other things too, that should win all the awards.)
The Walking Dead: As Andrew Lincoln’s Rick struggled to keep the group together, maintain his friendship with Shane and survive the zombie apocalypse, his performance often left us breathless.
Glee: Dot-Marie Jones was rightly nominated for guest performance, but Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Diana Agron and Naya Rivera all had some seriously dramatic moments that drove us to tears.