The fifth and final season of 'Boardwalk Empire' seems to have established a pattern within a pattern, where everything feels so scattered. The plot threads are dangling and frayed and yet, slowly a couple of threads find their way together before an abrupt and violent tug jerks yet a couple more into position by episode's end. This season more than any other feels elusive in meaning -- as cold and distant as Nucky himself -- and at the same time, it all reads a bit on the nose.
HBO's 'The Newsroom' has never quite earned creator Aaron Sorkin the acclaim of its TV predecessors, but we'll be sad to see it go all the same when the first of a final 6 episodes premiere on November 9. Our latest behind-the-scenes look at season 3 confirms that the topical drama will tackle government whistle-blowers, also revealing that 'The Office' star B.J. Novak will join Kat Dennings among the major guest stars for the season.
While HBO finally made 'True Detective' season 2 castings official the other day with confirmations of Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn, the lead female role remained in upheaval with at least 7-10 major actresses up for the part. Now, a new reports says Rachel McAdams has all-but-definitively landed the female role of 'True Detective' season 2, with Taylor Kitsch's role as the fourth soon to follow.
Finally! After months and months of speculation upon rumor, 'True Detective' season 2 has finally begun announcing its official cast leads. Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn have been confirmed, along with 'Fast and Furious' director Justin Lin, but who else can we expect to join the HBO drama, and what new plot details have emerged?
Over the weekend we learned of 'Game of Thrones' season 5 that a departed character may yet make a return appearance from beyond the grave, but far more exciting is the prospect of seeing some of our favorite characters in vastly new circumstances. See who has landed where (with brand new looks!) in a round of spoiler-ly set photos from 'Game of Thrones' season 5!
'True Detective' season 2 rumors have become the Hydra of TV news, wherein the dismissal of any one rumor sees two more (or seven) take its place. Colin Farrell's status among the leading candidates, however, has scarcely been in question since its arrival, and now it seems the Irish actor has at last confirmed his 'True Detective' season 2 casting.
Depressing though it may be, 'Game of Thrones' fans have gotten somewhat used to the fact that the series' most beloved characters have a tendency to meet their makers beyond a certain point. Season 4 finale "The Children" said goodbye to several major characters from the HBO fantasy-drama, but one actor teases that his/her character may yet return in season 5.
Casting on 'True Detective' season 2 has been equal parts crapshoot, publicist spin and investigative free-for-all, but where we thought a female lead had been narrowed between 'Mad Men''s Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams, the dam has burst wide open to suggest that Jessica Biel, Rosario Dawson, Marvel favorite Jaimie Alexander and at least 4 more names are all in the running for our next 'True Detective' mystery.
Crime just isn't what it used to be. That's something that 'Boardwalk Empire' has perhaps ruminated on since the beginning, but something that has become more and more glaring with each passing season, with the introduction of foils and central conflicts for Nucky Thompson and the other major criminal players in New York and Chicago to navigate. Perhaps the reason why the fifth and final season has thus far felt as disorienting as the opening shot of "The Good Listener" is that there's no real singular conflict or thread running through it all. In the vernacular of 'The Big Lebowski,' there's no rug to tie this room together, man.
Fans of HBO Aaron Sorkin drama 'The Newsroom' (come on, there's at least a few of you) were somewhat let down by the initial season 3 teaser, which offered little more than xeroxed pages of the final episode scripts. And while a proper trailer is still to come before the November premiere, find out what's got Will McAvoy so dapper, and what McKenzie's shooting at in our first footage from 'The Newsroom''s final season!