The battle for Labour's iron throne has now really got going with the first of the broadcast debates. We know who the contenders are and what their positions are starting to look like. Alliances are being forged and battle plans are being prepared. It could get bloody...
The question of 'why isn't there more male nudity on TV?' also seems to get asked every so often, mostly from an entertainment perspective but what if that could actually achieve far more? Could it help a lot of anxious and unhappy men realise that they are actually perfectly normal?
I'm no killjoy and I don't watch Game of Thrones but even I know what happened due to posts unsubtly hinting of death and demise. It's Game of Thrones, what did you expect?
The populace over the pond that inhabit that freedom obsessed, divided nation of free thinkers, traditionalists and Rugby in armour supporters, will i...
I'm a little surprised by people's shock at the rape of Sansa, inasmuch as there wasn't much left they could do. They've poured boiling lead over a guy's skull. They're running out of options.
I'm a feminist, of course I'm a feminist, I have a vagina. What person with a vagina wouldn't want equality between men AND women? Which is essentially what feminism means. It's not, burning your bra and not shaving your legs - although I have to say I'm not doing bad living up to that stereotype, but when it comes to Game of Thrones - can everyone just please shut up.
Viewers were dreading Sansa Stark's marriage to sociopathic Ramsey Bolton, and their fears were justified. This plot twist deviated from the books, in which Sansa's best friend, Jeyne Poole - masquerading as her sister, Arya - marries Bolton. It has sparked outrage, after Bolton was seen raping Sansa on their wedding night.
The prevalence of spoilers immediately following cult television shows has spiked, with some shows even encouraging immediate interaction by showing official social media hashtags during premiere broadcasts. It's a natural response, especially when something particularly dramatic happens people turn to others to talk about it.
Game of Thrones features lots of sex, violence and intrigue but it does all make for some essential elements and that works perfectly in any given drinking game, and GoT characters tend to drink, lots. So it's time to consider what quote and situations work best...
So, what can we learn from the success of Game of Thrones? Follow me, as I unveil some writing tips to slaughter your enemies and conquer the kingdom.
I have watched far too many episodes of 24 in one go (although not quite 24!). It's not at all surprising that people prefer this season-at-a-time approach, as it puts the control in the hands of the viewer.
Perhaps we owe it to these teenagers to talk more openly and honestly about those many shades of grey they're discovering in sex, and how to bridge the difficult and confusing gap between their own desires and the clear-cut, oh-so-simple version of consent they're being presented.
The thing is, politicians are getting their priorities all wrong. They're running around photoshopping campaign posters and trying 'out-norm' each other on Question Time - while what they should be doing is sitting down with a pie, some gin and and the Game of Thrones box set.
Netflix has been at the forefront of this shift in the way we interact with our televisions, offering viewers an unprecedented quantity of content from one source, much of which had previously only been available by purchasing expensive movies from the likes of Sky or Virgin, or enjoying an old school DVD boxset.
you might be thinking that in modern day, 2014, Britain, we've forgotten this feudal nonsense from the middle-ages! We've moved on Into a prosperous, egalitarian secularist society which rewards people based on merit!? Well we haven't!
Did you use to dream of drinking a poison that could turn you into an animal? Or maybe you still wish you could become a lion, a sharp-toothed wolf or a kingly hawk? Well, the bad news is that there is no magical formula that can turn humans into animals, but do you even have to?