The Game Of Thrones Death That Even The Actor Didn't See Coming

Joss Whedon explains why there's "way more Hulk" in Avengers 2. Mike Colter talks about playing Luke Cage in AKA Jessica Jones. Just how successful was Coulson's gambit in the last Agents of SHIELD? Norman Reedus re-opens the discussion surrounding Daryl's sexuality on The Walking Dead. Spoilers, ho! » 3/05/15 6:00am 3/05/15 6:00am

It's Time to Bring Back the Banality of Evil

What makes people become murderers? If you are watching shows like Hannibal and Dexter, you'd think it had to do with their exceptionally refined moral sensibilities and sheer genius. This trope is getting tired. Have we forgotten about the horrifyingly commonplace nature of evil? » 11/12/14 11:00am 11/12/14 11:00am

TV's Most Popular Detectives All Investigate The Mystery Of Twin Peaks

It's been 25 years since Twin Peaks was last on the air, and now that it's coming back to TV, Agent Dale Cooper is looking for a new partner. But when he interviews the detectives of Sleepy Hollow, Fargo, Hannibal, Sherlock, and True Detective, he finds they may actually be too weird for the freaky town. » 11/04/14 7:00pm 11/04/14 7:00pm

How Does Evolution Explain Human Cannibalism?

Most people only resort to cannibalism in extreme situations — and we usually view them as victims of temporary insanity. Starvation, we say, has "stripped them of their humanity." But a closer look at these stories shows that cannibalism follows behavior patterns that are consistent with evolutionary theory. » 8/04/14 11:24am 8/04/14 11:24am

Does It Matter That The TV Version Of Constantine Is Straight?

This fall is seeing a huge crop of comic-book TV shows, and one of the most promising is Constantine. The trench-coated antihero who copes with the unsavory side of magic is getting a more faithful portrayal. Except he won't smoke. And now we're hearing his sexuality will be toned down too. Does it matter? » 7/14/14 12:58pm 7/14/14 12:58pm

When Is It Okay to Root for the Villain?

Unless you never ever ever go on the Internet or have never heard of Tumblr or Twitter, you are probably aware that NBC's Hannibal has a rabid, devoted fandom, and rightly so. In terms of a series that is worth being added to the Lecter Canon, few could ask for more than the riveting duo of Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh… » 3/10/14 11:52am 3/10/14 11:52am

Forget crossovers – what happens at the fictional pet daycare?

This is from Pinkwa on tumblr, and the only complaint I have is that there aren't more pets here. I'm partial to Person of Interest's Bear. And also Myfanwy, the Torchwood pterodactyl. Let's get all the pets together, preferably in a location convenient to my apartment, okay? » 3/09/14 2:00pm 3/09/14 2:00pm

The Dark Knight rises higher than ever before in This Week’s DVDs

Have you held off on buying Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy on DVD or Blu-ray? If so, your patience is about to pay off. Plus, Iron Man teams up with Peggy Carter, Doctor Who gets ready for the end, and meet a cross-dressing zombie, all in this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases! » 9/23/13 3:20pm 9/23/13 3:20pm

Movie Meals Straight Out Of The 7th Circle Of Culinary Hell

Last year we brought you the expert's guide to serving man on the day of thanks! This year, we've rounded up the most disgusting meals from television and TV to curb your appetite while you gorge. Bon appétit! » 11/24/11 1:30pm 11/24/11 1:30pm

Revealed: The Inspiration for Galactica's Greatest Painting

There's been speculation about that painting in Admiral Adama's quarters ever since BSG's first season. Humorist and sci-fi fiend John Hodgman, who wrote about the show for The New York Times Magazine, is obsessed with it, and the burned, broody painting has been dissected carefully on both BSG forums and Wikipedia.… » 12/03/07 2:15pm 12/03/07 2:15pm