TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 2 – “The North Remembers” – Season Premiere

Richard Madden in GAME OF THRONES - Season 2 - "The North Remembers" | ©2012 HBO/Helen Sloan

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Aiden Gillen, Jack Gleeson, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Richard Madden, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, John Bradley, Charles Dance, Carice Van Houten, Stephen Dillane, Liam Cunningham Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Alan Taylor Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: April 1, 2012 Season 2 of GAME OF THRONES hits the ground running with “The North Remembers.” A quick and efficient recap reminds us that the vast Kingdom of Westeros threatening to rip […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jane Espenson scoop on HUSBANDS THE SERIES – Season 2

HUSBANDS, a new web series from Jane Espenson

When Jane Espenson and Brad “Cheeks” Bell wrote and produced their Internet comedy HUSBANDS THE SERIES, starring Cheeks and Sean Hemeon and Cheeks and Brady, two men who spontaneously legally marry each other and then try to make the relationship work, the creators thought they were just doing something creative and fun. The reaction was seismic. Awards and national coverage followed, including articles in the Advocate and a review in the New Yorker. Airing in eleven two-minute installments, HUSBANDS THE SERIES also acquired a huge fan following. Co-starring Alessandra Torresani as Cheeks’ best friend Hayley and directed and executive-produced by […]Read On »

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First Look: GAME OF THRONES – Season 2 teaser trailer is here

Kit Harrington and John Bradley in GAME OF THRONES - Season 1 | ©2011 HBO/Helen Sloan

The second season of GAME OF THRONES won’t be arriving on HBO until April, but the first teaser trailer for the show is out. Check out the George R.R. Martin goodness below. Cold Wind Tease AGREE? DISAGREE? LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK – COMMENT BELOW! Follow us on Twitter at ASSIGNMENT X Fan us on Facebook at ASSIGNMENTX Click on Link: HBO says they want GAME OF THRONES to last for “20 years” Click on link: Interview with GAME OF THRONES creator George R.R. Martin – Part 2 on the future of the novels and TV series Click on […]Read On »

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Exclusive: Set visit to new comedic web series HUSBANDS – Part 1

Cheeks and Sean Hemeon in HUSBANDS

In a pleasant one-story house on a quiet street in North Hollywood, two handsome young men walk down a hallway, have a friendly argument, then get into bed together. Then they do it again, and again. This is because this is a scene from HUSBANDS, the first known Marriage Equality sitcom for the Web. Produced and written by Jane Espenson, who also financed, and Brad Bell, HUSBANDS is the story of what can happen when marriage equality has passed in the U.S. at the federal level. All over the country, same-sex couples now have the same rights as opposite-sex pairs. […]Read On »

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Sneak Peak teaser clip of HUSBANDS, Jane Espenson’s new web series

HUSBANDS, a new web series from Jane Espenson

Jane Espenson is known for her work in the sci-fi/fantasy genre. Most people with an interest in the works of Joss Whedon know that Espenson has been a writer/producer on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL, FIREFLY and DOLLHOUSE. She also worked on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and CAPRICA, co-created WAREHOUSE 13, and this year wrote episodes of GAME OF THRONES and TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY. However, in HUSBANDS, Espenson’s first foray as an independent producer and Internet entrepreneur, there’s only one futuristic element. In the show, which consists of 11 two-minute episodes and premieres at www. husbandstheseries.com on September 13, the Marriage Equality […]Read On »

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TCA 2011 News: HBO says they hope GAME OF THRONES lasts for “20 Years”

Sean Bean and Julian Glover in GAME OF THRONES - Season 1 | ©2011 HBO/Helen Sloan

With HBO finding success with the fantasy series GAME OF THRONES based on the books by George R.R. Martin, the question is how long the series can continue since the source material spans so many novels. At today’s TCA press tour for HBO, Co-President Richard Plepler and HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo spoke about their plans for THRONES. One of the most important things Plepler and Lombardo are excited about is that executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss are getting noticed for their seamless vision in bringing Martin’s vision to the small screen – particularly with the recent writing […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 1 – “Fire and Blood”

Richard Madden in GAME OF THRONES - Season 1 | ©2011 HBO/Helen Sloan

Stars: Alfie Allen, Sean Bean, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Aiden Gillen, Jack Gleeson, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Richard Madden, Rory McCann, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Jason Momoa, John Bradley, Charles Dance, Sibel Kekilli Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Alan Taylor Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: June 19, 2011 On last week’s episode of GAME OF THRONES, it looked like all hell was going to break loose. This week, it does – just not in the ways we […]Read On »

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Interview: GAME OF THRONES creator George R.R. Martin on the future of the franchise – Part 2

Kit Harrington and John Bradley in GAME OF THRONES - Season 1 | ©2011 HBO/Helen Sloan

While HBO’s GAME OF THRONES – which ends its first season tonight at 9 PM – closely follows the plotlines, characterizations and dialogue of George R.R. Martin’s novel of the same name, the series is run by its executive producers David Benioff and D.B. (Dan) Weiss. Did Martin have qualms about giving up control? “Yeah, to some extent,” the novelist acknowledges in Part 2 of this interview. “I use the analogy it’s a little like sending your kids off to school. They’re your kids and you’ve had them since they were born and you’ve been in total charge of them […]Read On »

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Interview: GAME OF THRONES creator George R.R. Martin makes his move – Part 1

GAME OF THRONES creator George R.R. Martin - Season 1 | ©2011 HBO/Helen Sloan

George R.R. Martin’s novels in his A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE series about the mythical kingdom of Westeros are each almost the size of a piece of furniture. The saga of the battle for the crown is now being played out on HBO’s GAME OF THRONES, which concludes its first season Sunday night at 9 PM. The series was picked up for a second season almost immediately after its first episode premiered. Martin says he is among those who are surprised that his huge tome – the HBO show takes its name from the first volume – was brought […]Read On »

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TV Review: CAMELOT – Season 1 finale – “Reckoning”

Jamie Campbell Bower in CAMELOT - Season 1 - "Reckoning" | ©2011 Starz

Stars: Jamie Campbell Bower, Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Claire Forlani Writer: Chris Chibnall & Terry Cafolla Director: Mikael Salomon & Stefan Schwartz Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: June 10th, 2010 And with that we, the audience, have reached the finale of CAMELOT season one. It has been an interesting season in both good and bad ways. The first few episodes of the series seemed to set a pace that was breakneck and moving forward with a strong surety of the direction the season would end. Then unfortunately somewhere in the middle, the season seemed to lose direction and […]Read On »

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