Knights and queens, high-walled castles, brothels full of exquisite lady companions, more wine than anyone can drink—this is the world of HBO's Game of Thrones. Though the show is set in a medieval land of chivalry where men hold most of the legal power, women find ways to pull the strings in Game of Thrones' tales of conquest and copulation.
As Queen Cersei Lanister advises one young lady, "Tears aren't the only woman's weapon. The best one's between your legs."
The fierce four remaining queens fought tooth and nail to pin down the elusive crown on this week's episode of RuPaul's Drag Race. Everybody's working past their last nerve to make it to the finish line. Candy clothes and punchy puppets took center stage in this delicoius and brutal episode of RuPaul's Drag Race. Here's my illustrated recap!
Last week, NBC premiered Ready for Love, the latest bland iteration of reality dating shows. In the show, three interchangeable clean cut dudes pick from groups of interchangeable attractive women and hope to find true love. I can't tell you if they found it, because I could only keep the nausea down for about 40 minutes of Ready for Love's 2 hour premiere.
Into this cynical landscape comes Burning Love, a genius web series spoofing reality dating shows.
Has it already been a week since the new season of Mad Men began? It has, and in last night's Jon Hamm–directed episode, the diffuse setups of the season premiere are focused on work, love, and war—and sometimes more than one at a time. Read on for our three-person recap of last night's show.
Recently, rumors rippled across the Internet that actor Matt Smith, who plays the eleventh Doctor on the long-running BBC series Doctor Who, would be leaving the show. Nothing has been confirmed, but when stories like this pop up on blogs, there's a flurry in the comments sections about what actor would be the best next Doctor in the beloved series. Rupert Grint, Benedict Cumberbatch, or Andrew Garfield? Meh. Idris Elba? Yes, please! Helen Mirren or Tilda Swinton? That would be incredible!
But while many Doctor Who fans agree that it's about time for a woman Doctor, some do not.
This week was the very special episode of RuPaul's Drag Race when our queens must take up drag novices and trick them out into being real drag royalty. This time around, in a turn of sincere patriotism, all the novices were gay military veterans. The soilders could not have been any more enthusiatic for high-heel-boots camp. Makeovers, make unders, and makeup blunders push our players to tears, reminding us, as in the Marines: no pain, no gain.
Check out our illustrated recap of the show where five faboulous fatales become four.
It's that time again! Mad Men is back for another stylish, symbol-packed season, and your faithful recappers Kelsey, Andi, and Annalee are here to break it down and hash it out. For those of you new to our Mad Men recaps, be forewarned that these aren't linear summaries, but rather discussions of the key plot points and most compelling questions of each episode—and yes, you can be sure there are some spoilers, so proceed accordingly.
Last night's season premiere was a two-hour mood-setting piece that took us from Oahu at Christmas to the sunken living room of the Draper's New York pad on New Year's Eve. We know that 1968 is a big year, filled with civil-rights protests, the assassinations of both RFK and MLK, and the advent of the Nixon administration. But right now, all our friends in the world of Sterling Cooper Draper Price know is that it's a time when fondue pots are on sale at Bloomingdale's and everything smells like reefer.
The cartoon whimsy of Drag Race continues, as does our illustrated coveradge. This week our queens are challenged with Telenova style skits and thier ability to fake tears and orgasms. Coco's cat fight creshendos, and the wrong queen is sent packing. The competion is whittled down to a fiece five, and 100 grand is on the line.
And so we continue our absurd coverage of the best moments of this season of RuPaul's Drag Race! Episode eight finds the queens competing to capture their essence in the form of a signature perfume. Some scents are scrumptious, while others just stink. The seven leading ladies are pared down to six, proving every rose has its thorns.