Unpopular Opinion: HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Sucks

Brace yourselves. A rare and extremely vitriolic opinion is coming. I think—and have thought since its premiere in 2011—that HBO’s exceedingly popular and critically acclaimed show Game of Thrones is, in a word, shitty. I am (or at least have been made to feel) very much alone in this opinion…. [Read More]

How to Cure the Sunday Night Blues

Contrary to popular belief, I am extremely delightful to be around. I’m even fun on Sunday nights, which are super tough for people who don’t have real problems. None of my friends are ever truly happy, but they are unhappiest on Sunday nights. Monday is irrefutably the worst day of… [Read More]

‘Game of Thrones’ Characters As Things That Are Happening This Spring

Game of Thrones is a cool show. It’s a fine show. I watch it. You probably do too. Did you ever wonder what would happen if you tried to match Game of Thrones characters with other relevant content? I wonder this all the time. But instead of just picking one… [Read More]

Watching ‘The Wire’ Ten Years Too Late: A True Struggle

When the first season of The Wire hit TV in 2002, I was a doe-eyed high school sophomore who cared a lot about glitter eyeshadow and the Luke/Lorelai dynamic on Gilmore Girls. (Exactly one thing has changed since then — I’m not telling you which). I didn’t even become aware… [Read More]

‘Game of Thrones:’ SCHOOL’S OUT!!!

IT’S SUMMER VACATION, GUYS!!! Now that Season 4 of Game of Thrones is over for the year, let’s take a look at what some of our favorite characters are up to this summer: Jon Snow Pierced by the biting final words of his ex-girlfriend (not pictured), Jon is taking summer… [Read More]

Sad Summer Reads

Just because it’s June and the sun is shining and people are outside laughing and Instagramming their frappuccinos, it doesn’t mean that you have to succumb to fun! summer! expectations! Look, I enjoy my friends’ Facebook ~ SUMMER 2014 ~ photo albums as much as the next person, but my… [Read More]

The NBA is Confused: A Closer Look at the Warriors, Clippers

It’s a weird time to be an NBA fan. The Playoffs are underway and we’ve already seen the best player in the world in King James making his best King Joffrey impersonation after a hard foul, while LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard (who?) have many people betting that the 5th-seeded… [Read More]

What Oculus Rift Shouldn’t Be Used for, but Probably Will Anyway

The virtual-reality device Oculus Rift has become the most funded project on Kickstarter to date. And on March 25th, the notorious tech giant Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR, the company behind Oculus Rift. Although originally conceived as the next ground-breaking gaming platform, Zuckerberg has envisioned other in-home… [Read More]

How to Tell If You Read the ‘Game of Thrones’ Books

Did you know that the HBO series Game of Thrones is an adaption of George R.R. Martin’s book series titled A Song of Fire and Ice? Apparently a lot of people have read the books and are just watching the TV series as a fun little way to re-experience the… [Read More]

Who Should Win the Game of Thrones, By Someone Who Doesn’t Get It

As a casual viewer not entirely invested in Game of Thrones, I thought I’d share my two cents on who should win the throne governing the Seven Kingdoms. A few caveats: Most of my Game of Thrones knowledge stems from an issue of Entertainment Weekly. I don’t know half of… [Read More]