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Is George R. R. Martin Right In Wanting Longer Seasons For 'Game Of Thrones?'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 11, 2014 11:05 AM
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Game Of Thrones
It feels like only yesterday that since "Game Of Thrones" began its fourth season, and [SPOILER REDACTED], and then [OTHER SPOILER REDACTED] and oh my god, when [REALLY MASSIVE SPOILER REDACTED]. But we're already upon the season finale, certainly a testament to the power of the story, but it's hard not to feel like we were only just getting going when it all comes to an end.

Watch: David Lynch Interviews Leland Palmer In 'Twin Peaks' Bonus Clip

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 11, 2014 10:39 AM
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Twin Peaks
He might not be showing any signs of returning to filmmaking, preferring to focus on releasing music and tutoring Louie in how to host a late-night show, but that doesn't mean David Lynch has given up entirely. The director's been intimately involved with the new Blu-ray set for his seminal and hugely influential TV show "Twin Peaks," which hits at the end of July, and the first fruits of that are starting to appear online.

Watch: DVD Trailer For 'True Detective' Reminds You What All The Fuss Was About

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 11, 2014 8:59 AM
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True Detective
Time, as we all know by now, is a flat circle. And so, nearly three months on from the conclusion of "True Detective," we're starting to loop back around. Casting rumors are already gearing up for the second season of Nic Pizzolatto and HBO's wildly acclaimed crime show, and we should be hearing much more about it in the weeks to come, especially with the series likely to be a behemoth in the upcoming Emmy nominations.

Vincent D'Onofrio Is Wilson Fisk A.K.A. Kingpin In Marvel's 'Daredevil'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 10, 2014 3:38 PM
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Vincent D'onofrio, Daredevil, Kingpin
Vincent D'Onofrio has a very... distinct on-screen persona. Basically, he excels at playing eccentric, emotionally detached characters, who are perhaps more internally complex than outwardly flashy. So while he wouldn't initially seem like a no-brainer choice to play a Marvel baddie, there is something inspired about the choice.

Watch: Honest Trailer For 'The Lion King' As Disney Plans 'Avengers'-Esque Small Screen Spinoff

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 10, 2014 2:36 PM
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The Lion King
With "Maleficent" cleaning up, and live action reboots of "Cinderella" and "Beauty And The Beast" along the way, Disney continues to reach into the vault to exploit their classic titles for new cash as much as possible. And with "The Lion King" already making nearly a billion dollars worldwide at its time of release twenty years ago, Disney certainly already tried.

10 HBO Shows That Paved The Way For 'Game Of Thrones'

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 10, 2014 1:56 PM
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10 Shows That Paved The Way For Game of Thrones
We've survived the fight between the Mountain and the Viper, and (for now) the battle for control of the Wall, and this Sunday brings the grand finale to the fourth season of "Game Of Thrones." In the four years since the show began, a curious thing happened—it became a phenomenon.

Neil Marshall Talks Single Take Shot In 'Watchers On The Wall' Plus Listen To Song From 'Game Of Thrones' Soundtrack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 10, 2014 9:04 AM
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Game Of Thrones
The last time Neil Marshall got behind the camera for "Game Of Thrones," it was a couple of years ago for season two's "Blackwater," which we called the best episode of the series to date at the time. And while this weekend's "The Watchers And The Wall" (recap here) doesn't quite hit that height, like the penultimate episodes so far, it was memorable and epic, with Marshall once again delivering some terrific thrills. And part of that included a single take shot of the yard at Castle Black as the action unfolds. And remarkably, no CGI was used for that scene.

'True Detective' Producer Says They're "Digging Deep" To Get Season 2 Done In "Timely Manner"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 9, 2014 4:47 PM
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True Detective
While development can be fraught with all kinds of challenges, there is one distinct advantage it brings with it that shows in production don't always have: time. And certainly, in the run up to "True Detective," everyone involved knew it was going to be a big undertaking, and thus, plans were made accordingly (even if it was still a time crunch). However, now that it's a bonafide hit, that luxury of having a single director (which won't be the case in season two) or even longer than a year to put it all together, has evaporated as HBO wants to keep their hit machine going.

5 Reasons Season 2 Of 'Orange Is The New Black' Is Better Than The First

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 9, 2014 3:41 PM
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Orange Is The New Black
If you were at the movies this past weekend, you were likely weeping over "The Fault In Our Stars" or thrilling to Tom Cruise in "Edge Of Tomorrow," while small-screen viewers gathered around for the giant battle for The Wall in "Game Of Thrones." But plenty of us were getting our binge on, because Friday brought one of the most hotly-anticipated events of the summer: the arrival of the entire second season of Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black."

Steven Spielberg Bringing Bryan Cranston's Tony-Winning 'All The Way' To TV & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 9, 2014 2:19 PM
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Bryan Cranston All The Way
...and the accolades keep rolling in for Bryan Cranston. After conquering the small screen thanks to his turn as Walter White in "Breaking Bad," last night, the actor won the Best Lead Actor Tony for his performance in "All The Way," and someone in some very high places is liking what they see.

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