Game of Thrones Recap: How to Ruin Every Beloved Character

Like the famous Robert Frost poem about the end of the world, the apocalyptic themes of Game of Thrones raise an elemental question: Will the world end in ice or in fire? If the smoking ruins of King's Landing are any indication, the answer is fire—specifically, fire wielded by a mentally unstable, vengeful woman laying waste to the world out of jealousy and misdirected rage. Laura Hudson Game of Thrones Recap: So Much for Breaking the Wheel Laura Hudson Game of Thrones Recap: That's What Death Is Laura Hudson Game of Thrones Recap: The Problem With Prophecies We were warned about "Targaryen madness" early and often, this idea that "every time a Targaryen is born, the gods flip a coin." …

Original Content podcast: Were not impressed by Netflixs Extremely Wicked Ted Bundy movie

Despite its grandiose title, Netflix’s “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” turns out to be surprisingly forgettable. In this week’s episode of the Original Content podcast, we’re joined by Brian Heater to review the film, which features Zac Efron as serial killer Ted Bundy and Lily Collins as his initially unsuspecting girlfriend Liz Kendall. The film is ostensibly about their relationship, but director Joe Berlinger and screenwriter Michael Werwie can’t quite seem to commit — they end up dramatizing the broader story of Bundy’s capture and trials, while only intermittently returning to Kendall in the film’s second half. Bundy’s actual murders also get short shrift. While one might argue that we already know he’s a killer and don’t necessarily need …