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Will the Game of Thrones TV Series Actually Stand the Test of Time?

Greetings, folks! I’m in the desolate ruins of New York City, visiting the former Gawker offices for the first time (honestly, it’s hard to tell what was destroyed in the apocalypse and what is just unfinished construction). But there’s always time for mail, including why toy collectors are so bitter, whether movie… » 8/27/15 12:35pm Thursday 12:35pm

3 Things Movies and TV Shows Get Wrong About Serial Killers (and 3 Things They Get Right)

Hannibal may be ending its NBC run on Saturday, but serial killers as entertainment will, no doubt, live on forever. But how accurate are the most popular examples of narrative, non-docudrama works that depict their gruesome habits? We make like Will Graham and investigate. » 8/27/15 10:40am Thursday 10:40am

Birds Are Way More Lethal Than Bullets on This Week's Zoo

After last week’s rat-pocalypse, the team gets back to facing enemies of a more human sort: the villainous puppet masters at Reiden Global and the vengeful FBI. But this wouldn’t be Zoo without some animal insanity, and the episode’s title, “Murmuration,” offers a big ol’ hint to keep watching the skies. » 8/26/15 1:40pm Wednesday 1:40pm

Michael Emerson Doesn’t Expect Person of Interest To Have a Happy Ending

Person of Interest has been getting darker and darker as the show delves deeper into its premise about artificial intelligence. And even though we want these tortured heroes to find happiness in the end, star Michael Emerson tells io9 it’s probably not going to happen. He also told us what to expect in season five. » 8/26/15 11:43am Wednesday 11:43am

Hollywood Reboots Keep Using This Lazy Trope and It Makes Their Characters Look Like Idiots

This month Man from UNCLE hit theaters, the latest in a long line of movie adaptations of sixties TV shows. And like so many of these attempts to capitalize on name recognition, the reborn Man from UNCLE chose to tell an origin story. But not just any origin story — a very specific origin story. The “enemies forced to… » 8/25/15 2:20pm Tuesday 2:20pm

The Preacher TV Show's Cassidy and Arseface Look Great (Relatively Speaking)

Okay, perhaps “great” isn’t the best adjective for a character who tried to commit suicide by shooting himself in the face with a shotgun, but failed. Perhaps “comics-accurate” is better. Either way, seeing the first characters of the long-awaited TV adaptation of Preacher look is exciting, and makes us optimistic.
» 8/25/15 1:40pm Tuesday 1:40pm

The Young Joker Is Getting a Bit Heath Ledger-y in the First Gotham Season 2 Trailer


There are an absurd amount of villains being added to Gotham’s second season, most of which are featured in its first trailer above. But the real treat is seeing Cameron Monaghan’s return as Jerome, a.k.a. The Kid Who Will Probably Become the Joker, because he might be the character who actually saves this show. » 8/25/15 9:30am Tuesday 9:30am

Bruce Campbell Is Racially Sensitive in this Great New Ash Vs. Evil Dead Trailer


Every morning when I wake up, I thank the deities I do not believe in that somehow the Ash Vs. Evil Dead TV series is actually a thing that’s happening, and that it looks so damn good despite it being more than 20 years since Army of Darkness premiered. This brief but excellent new trailer has only increased my… » 8/25/15 7:00am Tuesday 7:00am