The Game of Thrones script for “The Iron Throne” is now available to read online and for the most part, it doesn’t reveal anything we didn’t already know. However, there was this bit which I have a problem with (spoiler OBVIOUSLY):
The dragon rises up on his hind legs, towering over Jon.
In a beautiful, terrifying tableaux, he roars to the sky, the embodiment of rage.
He looks down at Jon. We see the fire build up in his throat.
Jon sees it as well. He prepares to die.
But the blast is not for him. Drogon wants to burn the world but he will not kill Jon. He breathes fire on the back wall, blasting down what remains of the great red blocks of stone.
We look over Jon’s shoulder as the fire sweeps toward the throne– not the target of Drogon’s wrath, just a dumb bystander caught up in the conflagration.
“Drogon wants to burn the world but he will not kill Jon.” Well, why not?
See, the thing is, I made a whole argument that Drogon didn’t kill Jon but destroyed the throne because of what it represented, the symbol of what ultimately killed Daenerys: her lust for power, her conqueror’s heart. But according to the script, the throne wasn’t Drogon’s target, it was just “a dumb bystander caught up in the conflagration?” SO IF DROGON WAS SO ANGRY ABOUT DAENERYS DYING AND HE WASN’T RAGING AT SOMETHING LARGER AND SYMBOLIC, WHY DIDN’T HE KILL THE PERSON WHO KILLED HIS MOTHER? The only answer is Plot Armor — the same reason Grey Worm didn’t kill Jon, by the way — and I AM NOT HERE FOR IT.
ANGRY. EVEN ANGRIER THAN I WAS BEFORE AND I WAS PRETTY DAMN ANGRY. DO NOT GIVE THEM THE EMMY FOR THIS NONSENSE.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s title was inspired by an A-Ha song and now you know. Best part of this story:
The show is often seen as a “filthy” comedy, but Day said it shouldn’t be known as just that. “There’s a fundamental misunderstanding of what our show is,” he said. “I hate that our show is dismissed as filthy.” He adds that they’ve lasted so long because they are thoughtful and are smart. “I don’t think we’re dirty. … We are trying to say something about us as Americans.”
DeVito added, “It’s not a dirty fucking show!”
GOD BLESS DANNY DEVITO.
FROM THE ARCHIVES: Never before seen Mars Investigations ad. pic.twitter.com/CGAQenzNCF
— Veronica Mars (@veronicamars) July 31, 2019
The Emmys won’t be handing out a Governor’s Award for the first time in 25 years because NONE OF YOU BITCHES DESERVE IT.
GLOW is returning soon, and my favorite episode of the previous season focused on Tammé “Welfare Queen” Dawson and her relationship with her son. The actress who plays Tammé, Kia Stevens, is a real wrestler on the AEW, Awesome Kong, and I genuinely am disappointed she hasn’t been given the recognition she deserves.
The next season of FEUD: Andy Cohen and Tituss Burress.
An argument that Quentin Tarantino is a Justified fan. Warning, this is all about Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, and there are spoilers everywhere, so don’t click if you haven’t seen it. That said, if you can handle crazy brutal violence, go see it.
Apparently, Ariana Grande is going to be on Kidding next season, and she is a huge Jim Carrey fan? Guess she has a thing for comedians.
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there aren’t words. ☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️i’ve been staring at my screen and no words do this moment justice. thankful for the most special experience of my life. nothing is crazier than getting to work with and spend time with someone whom you’ve idolized and adored since before you could speak. actually, what’s even crazier is discovering that person to be more special and warm and generous in person than you ever could’ve imagined. i get to make a tiny appearance on the hilarious and deeply moving show Kidding next season. this was a DREAM of an experience. thank you thank you thank you Jim and thank you Dave for having me. i have so much more to say but words actually can’t …. cover it.
Oh, Antonella Barba, girl.
Interesting, Fox is expanding their slate of programs that have short runs of six to nine episodes instead of the traditional 22 or even 13.
The big four networks are suing to shut down a free streaming app, Locast, which provides broadcast TV signals.
Another day, another racist tweet from our racist twit of a President.
….or is he too dumb (stupid} to understand that. No wonder CNN’s ratings (MSNBC’s also) have gone down the tubes – and will stay there until they bring credibility back to the newsroom. Don’t hold your breath!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2019
I mean, where to begin? The use of quotation marks indicating that “the least racist person in the world” is being said sarcastically? Or the fact that he’s only quoting himself there? Or the need to define “dumb” for us? Or the use of a brace instead of parentheses? I just.
During last night’s debate, that Fox News asshole Tomato Lozenge tweeted at Kamala Harris, “Kamala did you fight for ideals or did you sleep your way to the top with Willie Brown??” When people criticized her, including some of her conservative colleagues, she doubled down, tweeting out a story about how Brown said they had dated. “I didn’t make this up. Willie Brown admitted it. The truth hurts,” Loofa added.
Fortunately, some other Fox News ladies called Tonka out on her bullshit:
Do you have any idea how damaging this is to women who’ve actually been sexually harassed, assaulted or demeaned in the workplace? How much this weakens our own gender, regardless of partisanship. My goodness.
— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) August 1, 2019
If a male contributor had tweeted this they would probably be suspended with a trip to HR. Pretty disgusting, Tomi. Are clicks and retweets worth demeaning women? Would you do the same to a “conservative” female candidate?
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) August 1, 2019
I am curious to know what you think bringing a woman’s personal/sexual life into this accomplishes. Men do that to us enough as it is. I’m honestly asking. https://t.co/MgO0yMrAHT
— Kat Timpf (@KatTimpf) August 1, 2019
Tonsil Logline has since apologized for the dumb tweet.
Sex Monster News
So, Mario Lopez, this idiot, he went on The Candace Owens Show back in June where he attacked transgender children and said that women can’t be trusted in their accusations against men for sexual abuse:
“I’m never one to tell anyone how to parent their kids, obviously, and I think if you come from a place of love, you really can’t go wrong, but at the same time, my God, if you’re 3 years old and you’re saying you’re feeling a certain way or you think you’re a boy or a girl or whatever the case may be, I just think it’s dangerous as a parent to make that determination,” Lopez said.
During his interview, Lopez also took aim at the #MeToo movement. He said social media campaigns such as #MeToo and #BelieveWomen are dangerous, “because people lie — and sometimes those people are women.”
It’s okay @MarioLopezExtra. We’re here to help provide more education on what being #transgender means, the difference between #sexualorientation, #sex, and #gender… and a whole lot of other things. https://t.co/ahjYTyenMD
— PFLAG National (@PFLAG) July 31, 2019
mario lopez’s Wikipedia page: Jesus the internet is fast pic.twitter.com/0nxB9DwuEN
— zack schroeck (@whoareuiam) July 31, 2019
He has since apologized: “The comments I made were ignorant and insensitive, and I now have a deeper understanding of how hurtful they were. I have been and always will be an ardent supporter of the LGBTQ community, and I am going to use this opportunity to better educate myself. Moving forward I will be more informed and thoughtful.”
No comments about his misogynistic comments, though. ~cough~ Lopez stayed home from work yesterday. GEE WHY.
And speaking of Lopez’s job at Extra, A.J. Calloway has been fired from Extra following a sexual misconduct investigation. QUITE THE DAY FOR THE P.R. FOLKS AT EXTRA.
A judge has thrown out four of Woody Allen’s claims against Amazon for canceling his contract in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
Matthew Modine and Gabrielle Carteris are in a slap fight in the SAG-AFTRA presidential election, and Modine’s friends, including Rosanna Arquette, have accused Carteris of mishandling the guild’s response to the Harvey Weinstein mess.
In your most disturbing news of the day, Jeffrey Epstein was obsessed with “seeding” the human race with his DNA — his goal was to impregnate 20 women at the same time at his New Mexico ranch, Jesus Christ. He also was interested in cryonics and wanted to freeze his head and his penis to be brought back to life in the future. NO, THANK YOU.
- Love Island has been renewed at CBS.
- Black Summer has been renewed for a second season on Netflix.
- First Responders Live has been given six more episodes on Fox.
- Baskets is going to end after this fourth season on FX.
- 13 Reasons Why has been renewed for a fourth and final season on Netflix.
- Rust, a drama starring and produced by Jeff Daniels, has been ordered at Showtime. The series had been previously ordered and then canceled by USA.
- Sistas, a comedy by Tyler Perry, has been ordered at BET. KJ Smith, Ebony Obsidian, Mignon Von and Novi Brown will star.
- Keke Palmer is joining Strahan and Sara as a co-host.
- Ariel Winter will appear on Law & Order: SVU this season.
- Azita Ghanizada is joining Good Trouble on Freeform.
- Lisseth Chavez has joined Chicago P.D.
- Freddy Miyares, Jamie Clayton, and Carlos Leal are joining Generation Q on Showtime.
Mark Your Calendars
- Ghost Hunters returns on August 21 on A&E (hooray!).
- 13 Reasons Why will return on Netflix on August 23.
- Inside the Actors Studio will return on October 13 on Ovation, and they will play classic episodes beginning August 11.
- The Food That Built America will premiere on History on August 11.
Cosmo Genovese, Script supervisor on two Star Trek series, The A-Team and Perry Mason
iZombie: The zombie war comes to an end in this quirky little series. R.I.P. iZombie. You were a weird, charming show, with plenty of interesting things to say. Series finale. 7 p.m., The CW
The Real Housewives of Orange County: How They Got Here: I mean, through a lot of white wine and narcissistic personality disorders, duh. 9:30 p.m., Bravo
No One Saw a Thing: The Killing of Ken Rex McElroy: I saw this story on Drunk History! So there was this guy in a small town who was SUCH AN ASSHOLE that when someone finally murdered him, in broad daylight, with plenty of witnesses, the entire town conspired to not turn over the culprit. Series premiere. 10 p.m., Sundance
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Hasan Minhaj, Vanessa Kirby, Sam Fender
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Tony Shalhoub, Gov. Larry Hogan, Rhianne Barreto, Jeff Quay
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Rahm Emanuel, Michael Ian Black
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Jamie Bell, Margaret Qualley, the Bird and the Bee
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Milo Ventimiglia, Alison Brie, the Head and the Heart
- The Daily Show: Diane Guerrero
- Watch What Happens Live: Angela Bassett, Chace Crawford
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