Game of Thrones characters reimagined in Seinfeld, Arrested Development, Mad Men

By CW

We’ve all played that game around the office: If my coworkers, family or friends were characters from Game of Thrones, who would they be? Well, the folks over at Vulture took this thinking to a new and awesome level, enlisting an artist to reimagine GoT characters into some of TV’s most beloved personalities from Seinfeld, Arrested Development and Mad Men. TNW offers some thoughts and grades on each rendering:

Seinfeld

Here we have The Hound as Kramer, Samwell Tarly as George, Dany as Elaine and Tyrion as Jerry. Let’s break this down from left to right.

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Throwdown: Jury’s still out for HBO’s Girls Season 2

By CW and NT

HBO Girls

The second season of HBO’s Girls is slated to premiere on January 13th, 2013.

The first season of HBO’s Girls was met with very mixed reviews. I mean even the TNW staff couldn’t agree after Season 1. But, like it or not, the show will be back in 2013. We’ve got both sides of the debate covered in this Throwdown, but you should also watch the trailer below and decide for yourself.

Throwdown: Are you looking forward to Girls Season 2? 

CW: Not at all. The first season had some moments, but mostly I was bored and disengaged throughout. The characters just didn’t appeal to me and I couldn’t relate to their issues. Now that HBO released the Season 2 trailer, Girls looks headed for a repeat bust.

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Boardwalk Empire Season 3 roundtable: Face off!

By TNW Staff

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Did your Sunday evening feel empty without a fresh hour of Boardwalk Empire in your life? Fear not, TNW is here with a better-late-than-never (we hope) Season 3 roundtable wrap.

1. In 10 words or less, how did you feel about Boardwalk Empire Season 3.

CW: Quietly reliable, each episode better than the last.

MR: Sometimes disappointing. More often enthralling. Still not Season 2!

RB: Finally consistent. Finally connected. Action and characters all added up.

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Seeking Game of Thrones girls? Here’s the greatest Craigslist Ad ever posted

By CW

Melisandre, Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei Lannister

Left to right: The Fire Priestess Melisandre (must be hot), Daenerys Targaryen (must be hot) and Cersei Lannister (must be hot) are being sought by some dude on Craigslist looking for chicks to “act like idiots” with. Sweet.

Honestly, I have little to add to this absurd awesome genius Craigslist post of man seeking Game of Thrones women. Check it out in all its glory here, or the screenshot here in case it gets pulled. So ladies, do you dislike money but REALLY REALLY like Game of Thrones? Help a brother out.

I am seeking women who can pretend to be the women of game of thrones. Requirements are simple, and these are the women I need.

1. The Red haired woman
-you must be hot
-you must be able to say “the night is dark and full of terrors”
-you dont need to have red hair, but you have to buy a wig if you dont

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Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley to have cameo on South Park

By CW

The new season of South Park kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 26 on Comedy Central. And while we don’t know plotlines for any of the episodes yet, we do know one celebrity/athlete who will be making a guest cameo.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone are known Broncos fans, buy what do they want Woodley for? With all the drama in the NFL and sports and just the world in general these days, there’s a million ways they could go. Here are three possibilities:

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Watch chilling new ‘Homeland’ trailer

By NT

Have the past nine months of your life been devoid of a bipolar spy/POW turncoat/Islamic militant love triangles? Are the unresolved images of a sweaty, faulty-explosive garbed ginger and manic, unmedicated Golden Globe winner haunting your dreams? Well you’re in luck: The second season of Homeland returns next month, and to get us ready for the much anticipated sophomore season Showtime released the following trailer packed with dynamic new footage. Beyond the foreboding images, the most striking aspect of this trailer is Scala & Kolacny Brothers’ version of “Every Breath You Take,” the same chilling voices behind the Radiohead “Creep” cover featured in 2010’s The Social Network trailer. Now go get your Brody-lovin’ fix.

Homeland Season 2 premieres Sun., Sept. 30 at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.

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Breaking Bad Power Rankings: Buyout

By TNW Staff

Welcome to the latest edition of TNW’s Breaking Bad Power Rankings. “Power” might seem like a cut-and-dry metric in the meth realm, but it’s anything but in the blogosphere. Here, we’re weighing likeability and compelling plot threads as much as actual street clout, so look for movement on a weekly basis. Be sure to brush up on last week’s rankings before continuing.

Spoiler Warning: This post contains details through “Buyout” (Season 5, Episode 6).

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Taste of Thrones: Arya the cat meows intro music

In case the news that Ciaran Hinds, aka Rome’s Julius Caesar, has been cast as King Beyond the Wall Mance Rayder wasn’t exciting enough, we bring you another bit of essential offseason Game of Thrones news: A Thrones fan has posted a video of his cat, the aptly named Arya, meowing the show’s theme song. Quality.

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Breaking Bad Power Rankings: Dead Freight

By TNW Staff

Welcome to the latest edition of TNW’s Breaking Bad Power Rankings. “Power” might seem like a cut-and-dry metric in the meth realm, but it’s anything but in the blogosphere. Here, we’re weighing likeability and compelling plot threads as much as actual street clout, so look for movement on a weekly basis. In fact, we’ve got a new No. 1 for the fourth week in a row. Be sure to brush up on last week’s rankings before continuing.

Spoiler Warning: This post contains details through “Dead Freight” (Season 5, Episode 5).

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‘The Newsroom’ is Late for Dinner, but right on time with ‘Tragedy Porn’

By AY

Charlie, Mack and Will had to stare the ratings reality in the face in ‘Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn.’

Spoiler Warning: This post contains information through the most recent episode of The Newsroom, “Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn″ (Season 1, Episode 8).

“Blackout Part 1: Tragedy Porn” wasn’t what I expected in the slightest. The promos strongly hinted that this would be a Casey Anthony, Anthony Weiner-centric episode, and therefore full of lots of drama. But what I thought was going to be an episode in the vein of “5/1” ended up charting new territory for The Newsroom. I think one of the show’s biggest strengths is its ability to constantly reinvent its approach to storytelling. Sure, there have been more than a few missteps this season, but I think Aaron Sorkin’s drama benefits significantly from creative, often nonlinear efforts to move the plot forward and reveal more about the characters we have grown to love and loathe this season. Sunday’s episode was a prime example of this, as we were thrown into the middle of a NewsNightdebate over whether the show should be forced to cover the Casey Anthony trial due to sagging ratings. In one corner we have Mackenzie, the pillar of journalistic integrity and high mighty professionalism (constant emotional outbursts and personal screw-ups aside) railing against having to capitalize on the death of a child for ratings; in the other we have Charlie and … Will! Yes, we see Will “Mission to Civilize” McAvoy succumb to the ratings beast and to the threats of Leona Lansing. Do they like it? Absolutely not, but they know it’s for a greater purpose.

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