The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones: A False Equivalence Worth Millions

Earlier this month, it was reported that Amazon acquired TV rights to The Lord of the Rings for an astonishing sum. Still more astonishing however, was the decree under which this deal was closed. Amazon fat cats Price and Bezos specifically cite Preacher, American Gods, and of course, Game of Thrones, as models for globe-shaking, attention-mongering shows with a difference. … More The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones: A False Equivalence Worth Millions

Berserk (2016): “The Branded Swordsman”

The original Berserk anime famously ended on one of the most infuriating cliffhangers in television history, where we realize that all these dramas and heartbreaks were setup to the actual story, and fifteen years later, we get this setup reiterated. … More Berserk (2016): “The Branded Swordsman”