Non-Geek TV From The Geek Perspective: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

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There’s a lot of TV out there, and some tries to entertain and inform at the same time.

This week we’re looking at HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

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Non-Geek TV From The Geek Perspective: Curb Your Enthusiasm

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There’s a lot of TV out there, and some of it is like a really, really adult version of other network shows, sometimes from the same people.

Yup, let’s talk Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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Non-Geek TV From The Geek Perspective: The Jinx

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There’s a lot of TV out there, and some of it discusses how messed up the American criminal justice system is and how unfair it may be depending on the economic class of the accused.

No, I’m not talking about Netflix’s Making a Murderer.  I mean the HBO documentary mini-series The Jinx:  The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst about rich guy murder suspect Robert Durst.

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Year In Anticipation: What We’re Looking Forward To In 2016

The face of every Geek on at least some of the things on this list.
The face of every Geek on at least some of the things on this list.

2016.  Did any of us think we’d live this long?  Yeah, probably.  We’re Geeks, not morbid.

So, what sort of Geek Entertainment has us here at Gabbing Geek at least a little curious?  See behind the cut, with some items getting some expert Geek Commentary from the Geek Guru himself, Jimmy Impossible.

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Teaser Time: Game Of Thrones

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Fans have been wondering about whether that, you know, one guy really died in the last minute or so of the last episode of last season’s Game of Thrones.  I mean, there’s been speculation about this and that, denials and online snoopings, and Ryan walking around the Gabbing Geek offices telling us all we know nothing.

Say, is “snoopings” a real word?

Did this character live?  Beats the hell out of me.  But he’s featured rather prominently in the teaser HBO released.  See it after the cut.

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George R R Martin Still Sucks, Doesn’t Suck More

Did I just take my evil to 11?
Did I just take my evil to 11?

You can’t spell G R R Martin without Grr and that’s probably because he infuriates us all.  Between the book delays and the TV show passing the book series–he’s certainly given his fans enough material to be less than thrilled with him.  So when I saw he was working on a new Cinemax series I thought “Oh, great, another excuse for more Game of Thrones delays.  At least this one will skip the pretense of having a story and just skip straight to the nudity.  Because Cinemax.”

But it turns out the series is based on a novel he already wrote (The Skin Trade, all about werewolves) and he isn’t revisiting the work with new novels.  The most he did was approve the writer for the show from a number of interested candidates.  Bah.  No big deal.  He’s not any better, but he certainly isn’t any worse for cashing in on his current fame.

Skin Trade.  Who could’ve guessed that would end up on Cinemax?

Pierce Brown Talks Red Rising With Gabbing Geek (And Now He Knows It Too)

morningstarWhile our efforts to land an interview with Red Rising author Pierce Brown have been unsuccessful and that pesky court order kept me from coming within 100 yards of the Texas Teen Book Festival this past weekend (don’t ask), Mr Brown did conduct an AMA on Reddit today and answered two of Gabbing Geek’s questions.  Find out the answers and other interesting tidbits after the break!

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Game of Thrones Wins Best Drama at the Emmys (Series Spoiler Free)

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A Lannister always pays his debts.  Well it was finally time for the Emmys to give Game of Thrones a much deserved Best Series statue.  That happened last night.  Our reaction after the break.

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Non-Geek TV From The Geek Perspective: Six Feet Under

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There’s a lot of TV out there, and my wife binge-watches stuff, many times that she’s seen before, but if she likes it, who cares?

This week, I’m covering Six Feet Under.

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Game of Thrones Spinoffs ?

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Game of Thrones is the hottest HBO show in the network’s history.  There’s more money to be made, so what if they made some feature film or tv series spinoffs?  How about these gems?

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