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

By CW and NT

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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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‘Man of Steel’ teaser trailer: Will it make us forget Superman Returns ever happened?

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By KF

This new Superman Man Of Steel teaser shows us a little bit more than the initial trailer — the Russell Crowe dubbed effort from a few months ago — and it already looks to be an upgrade. It centers around events from Clark Kent’s early childhood where he accidentally shows off his super strength by pulling a bus out of a body of water. This most likely explains why we see Kent featured on The Deadliest Catch in the last trailer. Denying his powers? Ashamed by being different? Unwilling to take up the hero mantle? These themes are probably explored early in the film, then moving on to some kind of final showdown.

(Watch the full trailer below.)

But here’s the problem: The teaser does not reveal a villain. I’ll bet dollars to donuts that someone has an evil plan up their sleeve (and that once again, the military will take a non-existent role in the final showdown). Lois Lane and Superman in the field with a growing storm in the background no doubt foreshadows this unknown final battle against this currently faceless bad guy.

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GIF Watch: Richard Harrow’s Running Riot in Boardwalk Season 3 finale

By CW

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Richard Harrow goes on a savage killing spree in the Season 3 finale of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.

First a matter of housekeeping: We at The Night’s Watch are deeply saddened and disappointed by our own lack of posting lately. It’s you, our loyal readers, who we let down. This is not OK. So with that said, we’re back like Dirty Dan and the Garbage Man.

A lot has happened in our hiatus, so let’s start with the most recent.

(NOTE: If you’re not caught up on season three of Boardwalk Empire, we advise proceeding at your own caution. There are some spoilers — in GIF form! — ahead.)

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Gabe from ‘The Office’ gets tooled by Lance Armstrong in Nike commercial

By C.W.

Lance Armstrong is a dick. This should not be breaking news to anyone. What was news to me, however, is that he did a commercial with that weird guy from corporate, Gabe, from NBC’s The Office. It’s funny, Lance seems like a dude who’s jacked up on PEDs and Gabe is, well, Gabe. Also, according to a commenter, the redhead kid at the end is in School of Rock.

Someone wrote a song called ‘Sound of Cylons’ … and it’s fraking awesome

Hello Gaius my old friend, indeed! Serious question: How has it taken this long for some brave genius to turn the Simon & Garfunkel classic “The Sounds of Silence” into a Battlestar Galactica-themed toaster ode aptly titled “Sound of Cylons”? Prepare to have a nerdgasm:

‘The Walking Dead’ vs blow jobs: Such are the trials of man

By CW

Listen, life is all about priorities. Sometimes that means you’re going to have to make some hard decisions. Now I’m not saying this gentleman over at Above Average TV Network made the right call, per se, in watching The Walking Dead over sexy-time with the wifey. But can you blame him? I mean what guy hasn’t found himself in this dilemma? I say godspeed sir, you’re a pioneer on the we-won’t-be-blackmailed-by-sex-anymore front. Enjoy.

(Tip of the flat brim @Shizazaraz)

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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