| Apr 11, 2014
| 7:43 AM
Word from Hollywood is that former Baltimore Sun and Washington Post movie critic Stephen Hunter's 1995 novel, "Dirty White Boys," will be the next project for David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the pair behind HBO's hugely successful "Game of Thrones."...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 8:25 PM
First off: Welcome to the club, Maureen Dowd.
Now, let’s get down to it.
HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is back (!) for what should be the best season yet. (If the writers stay true to the books, that is. So far, so good.)
| Apr 13, 2014
| 7:48 PM
It’s just not safe to get married in Westeros these days.
Ever since he ordered the beheading of the heroic Ned Stark in the first season of “Game of Thrones,” viewers have been patiently waiting for the insufferable boy-king Joffrey...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Let the double-crossing families of Westeros waste their waking hours plotting to kill each other’s wannabe kings. The true heir to the Targaryen Empire is busy building an army.
The episode "Breaker of Chains" reminded us that, despite the...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:53 PM
This week's episode of "The Walking Dead" was especially quotey but not especially bitey.
Lots of characters dropped pearls of eloquent wisdom, but not many characters were bitten by zombies. Of course, that's not as big of a deal anymore, because...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Talk about the magic of television. HBO's "Veep" won an Art Directors Guild Award over the weekend for a most impressive act of TV transformation.
Led by production designer Jim Gloster, Baltimore's Engineers Club and Baltimore/Washington...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 4:50 AM
Julia Louis-Dreyfus won a top SAG Award Saturday night for her work in Baltimore-made "Veep."
TV's all-time leader in comedy Emmys was honored for outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series by the Screen Actors Guild for her...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:43 AM
When the Maryland workers building the sets for "House of Cards" started sawing and hammering the offices and homes of characters like Francis and Claire Underwood 20 months ago in Harford County, most of them were thinking only of earning a steady...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 12:25 PM
It's not often that a sequel is better than the original, especially when the original is as dazzling as BBC America's miniseries "The Hour" was last year.
But that's the case with the intoxicating mix of lust, longing, superb acting and a little bit...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 8:20 PM
That was truly, truly disturbing.
It doesn’t always happen, but at least once a season “Game of Thrones” delivers an amazing episode of television. Sunday’s “The Rains of Castamere” was such a moment.
For about 15...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 8:06 PM
There’s a meme going around the Internet that compares “Game of Thrones” with “The Walking Dead.”
The zombie show, the meme says, makes you hate its characters before killing them. “Thrones,” however, makes...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Poor Sansa Stark.
First, she was pledged to marry the despicable, pathetic, cruel, spineless boy-king Joffrey. Now, the Lannisters are plotting to stick her with his even less-attractive uncle, Tyrion.
Granted, to viewers of “Thrones,”...