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Where the hell did these 'Game of Thrones' characters go?

People flit in and out of focus on "Game of Thrones" every week, but some characters have literally fallen off the map in recent seasons.  Though we now know where marrying-Sansa-to-a-psychotic-murderer Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish and poor baby Rickon (ugh, poor Shaggydog and Osha) are, there...

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  • What's leaving Netflix: June 2016

    What's leaving Netflix: June 2016

    Gasp! Netflix is losing a few great titles this month including “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” “Mulan” and “Sophie’s Choice.” Ugh. So let’s get down to bingeing business because we’re really sad these titles are leaving Netflix in June. June 1A Wrinkle in Time (2003)About a Boy (2002)Bounce (2000)Bridget...

  • 'Game of Thrones' Season 6, Episode 5: The door is open wide to all the feels

    'Game of Thrones' Season 6, Episode 5: The door is open wide to all the feels

    After a slow start to the season, "Game of Thrones" is finally off and running, delivering some powerhouse emotional content and another of its patented heartbreaker endings. "The Door" was the best episode of the young season as almost every single storyline blossomed. Littlefinger once said,...

  • Who's dying on tonight's episode of 'Game of Thrones'? The Internet thinks it knows

    Who's dying on tonight's episode of 'Game of Thrones'? The Internet thinks it knows

    "Game of Thrones" has a unique way of making us fear for the lives of our favorite characters every week. The creator of Westeros, George R.R. Martin, has gone on record saying that literally nobody is safe. And while all men must die, some fans are seeking to make a profit on who will meet their...

  • 'Empire' Season 2 finale goes over the edge of a balcony

    'Empire' Season 2 finale goes over the edge of a balcony

    And so “Empire’s” uneven second season comes to an action-packed end. Suicide attempts, weddings, subpoenas, slap fights, strangling. It’s all a blur. And despite Jussie Smollet’s tweet that he was leaving the show, Jamal is still alive! Even coming home from the hospital is a musical event for...

  • Review: 'Angry Birds' is an unfun tale of animated genocide

    Review: 'Angry Birds' is an unfun tale of animated genocide

    I’m not afraid to admit that I was a huge Angry Birds gamer. I loved slinging those tiny little colorful birds into wood planks and concrete slabs to crush the piggies. It was good, mindless fun. But the birds as a movie? Mindless and not even a little bit fun. The film follows Red (Jason Sudeikis),...

  • What's dead, still kickin' and coming soon on TV

    What's dead, still kickin' and coming soon on TV

    In the past few days, TV networks have gotten down and dirty about renewing and canceling shows, and the carnage will only continue. While many were already assumed canceled, there were a few surprises, with at least one show switching networks. Here's a quick roundup of what has gotten axed so...

  • 'Castle' finale snatches a conclusion from the jaws of a cliffhanger

    'Castle' finale snatches a conclusion from the jaws of a cliffhanger

    Endings are tricky and perhaps particularly tricky in television. The inertia and the momentum of a series that every week has increased its mass, sometimes over the course of years, make it difficult to steer. We're told that TV is novelistic now, but TV is a less manageable form than the novel,...

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  • Homer Simpson picks Chicago deep dish pizza over New York

    Homer Simpson picks Chicago deep dish pizza over New York

    Homer Simpson stuffs his face with doughnuts, cheeseburgers and, yes, pizza. Now he has finally settled the food fight between the pizza heavyweights: Chicago deep dish versus New York-style thin crust. In a "Simprovised" episode Sunday, the animated Fox show had Homer Simpson take live viewer...

  • Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 4: Reunited and it feels so good

    Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 4: Reunited and it feels so good

    It's reunion night on "Game of Thrones," and virtually every character gets a chance to meet up with a long-lost companion. While the reunions were satisfying, it still seems the showrunners are delaying any major conflicts until season's end. At least the wheels are in motion for some action. ...

  • 'Empire' is so good this week you almost forget most of Season 2 has sucked

    'Empire' is so good this week you almost forget most of Season 2 has sucked

    A lot of material has been thrown at the wall in “Empire’s” second season but very little of it stuck. Remember Cookie’s longhorn tattoo guy? Lyon Dynasty? The federal prosecutor determined to take Lucious down (or Tits McGhee, as Jamal called her this week)? If all of that seems like such a waste...

  • There's hope yet for Sansa Stark, here's why

    There's hope yet for Sansa Stark, here's why

    Sansa Stark has widely gained the reputation of least favorite Stark child. But, over six seasons we've seen her grow from stuck-up wannabe princess to master manipulator and daring escapee (who wouldn't rather jump off the side of Winterfell's walls than suffer through a marriage to Ramsay Bolton?). ...

  • 'Game of Thrones' Season 6, Episode 3: Put the main characters in, coach!

    'Game of Thrones' Season 6, Episode 3: Put the main characters in, coach!

    Will "Game of Thrones" finally get rolling now? After three episodes, very little has changed except the erasure of some very silly, arbitrary cliffhangers (Arya's blindness, Jon's "death") This show is best when worthy adversaries match wits and steel, but many of the recent episodes merely show...

  • All you need to know about 43 TV shows premiering this summer, in 50 words or less

    All you need to know about 43 TV shows premiering this summer, in 50 words or less

    The rest of summer is coming, which means we won't have "Game of Thrones" forever. Luckily, here are 43 new shows—a plethora of dramas, a handful of comedies, an embarrassment of dating shows and a surprising number of game shows—premiering in the next few months to fill the "GoT" void.  * = Recommended...

  • Summer TV premiere masterlist: Dates and times for all returning shows

    Summer TV premiere masterlist: Dates and times for all returning shows

    Find out when your favorite shows and guilty pleasures return this summer. * = Ones we're particularly excited about returning.   500 Questions (May 26, 7 p.m. ABC)—five-night event series The Amazing Gayl Pile (July 28, Seeso) American Ninja Warrior (June 1, 7 p.m. NBC) America's Got Talent (May...

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