Benioff and Weiss are never going to live down that coffee cup which was absolutely the biggest mistake they made in the final season. Definitely.

Before I get to the Game of Thrones non-news, a reminder that I am soliciting which new fall show I should hate blog. If you need to learn more about the series themselves, check out all of the trailers here, and then vote in my poll below. You can vote as often as you’d like for the next three weeks:

Benioff and Weiss gave the super-rare interview … and you can watch it here if you understand Japanese. If you don’t understand Japanese, basically: they love the Brienne is knighted by Jaime scene (we all do, duh); they never expected the show to be such a phenomenon; and they TOTALLY meant for that coffee cup to be in that scene, you guys.

“I think in Persian rugs it’s tradition that you make a little mistake when making the rug, because only God can do anything perfect, so for us I guess that just was our [mistake].” Weiss interrupts, jokingly: “That’s why I put the coffee cup there. Conscious, concerted statement of our imperfection.” The real answer, provided by Benioff, is of course not as funny: “We were concentrating so much on Daenerys and Jon Snow that we just didn’t see this coffee cup right in the middle. So, at first I couldn’t believe it, and then it was embarrassment; ‘how did we not see this coffee cup in the middle of the shot?’. And then, eventually, it was just funny. This one is just a mistake, and it’s kind of funny to us now.”

Does Dancing with the Stars have a political agenda? Uh, let’s see: Rick Perry, Tom Delaney, Sean Spicer, Tucker Carlson, Bristol Palin …. and not one Democratic commentator or politician. Are they invited or do Democrats just have the good sense not to appear on the show?

Apparently, the Luke Perry tribute on Riverdale will be a standalone episode and Shannen Doherty’s character will serve as a “catharsis.” This is going to sound crass considering how sad Perry’s death was, but it really feels like this has been the year of Beverly Hills 90210.

Some New York City residents are upset about a planned Friends pop-up in their neighborhood. My heart, it bleeds for the rich West Village residents who will be mildly inconvenienced for a week or so.

A European cinema group is SO MAD the Venice Film Festival showed Netflix films. But, I mean, whaddya gonna do?

American Horror Story: 1984 will debut on September 18 but I’m just kinda meh? about it? Even if the Asylum aliens are involved? I think maybe I’m bummed that Ryan Murphy’s regulars are, for the most part, not involved, or maybe it’s that despite being a huge horror fan, I hate slasher films? Anyway, this is a long way to go to say that I am looking forward to The Politician on Netflix which to me looks more like a classic Murphy project.

Are You the One is doing the heavy lifting of queer representation that Bachelor in Paradise thinks it’s doing.

Jude Law will wear “a napkin” in The New Pope.

addams family eyebrow raise

Leslie Jones addressed leaving Saturday Night Live:

Oof, get better soon, Kevin Hart.

A quick look at what our idiot President was up to this weekend (playing golf and rage-tweeting while a hurricane bore down on the country and another mass shooting took place in my great state of Texas):

Suing Omarosa (while threatening his former assistant to keep her yap shut after she got fired for blabbing that her boss thinks his daughter Tiffany is too fat to be photographed with, hence the “I love Tiffany” lie in here):

Claiming that Debra Messing called him “Sir” this one time (because he’s mad that she demanded that the donors at an upcoming Hollywood fundraiser be named):

And he’s SO MAD that reporters pointed out that he doesn’t understand basic geography. Alabama is not in any way in danger from Hurricane Dorian and it never was:


In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • This Is Us returns on NBC on September 24.
  • Into the Dark, “Pure” will debut on Hulu on September 6.
  • The Mind, Explained will debut on Netflix on September 12.
  • Rhythm + Flow will debut on Netflix on October 9.
  • William Burr: Paper Tiger will premiere on Netflix on September 10.
  • The Conners and Bless This Mess return on ABC on September 24.
  • Secret Nazi Ruins will premiere on Science Channel on September 5.
  • Reef Break‘s finale has been moved to Friday, September 13 on ABC.


Valerie Harper, Emmy-winning actress best known as Rhoda from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and her spinoff, Rhoda.

Terrance Dicks, Doctor Who writer and script editor

Gordon Bressack, Pinky & the Brain writer

Andrew Horn, Documentary director, including of the film We Are Twisted Fucking Sister

Franco Columbu, Actor and bodybuilder who appeared in Conan the Barbarian and The Terminator


Bachelor in Paradise: A nice guy is sent home. 7 p.m., ABC

Mayans M.C.: The M.C. uncover a leak in the season premiere. 9 p.m., FX

Conan Without Borders: Greenland: It’s only been about two weeks since we learned that President Bankrupt wanted to buy the not-for-sale nation of Greenland. In that time, Conan managed to go to Greenland and film an entire episode trolling our idiot president 9 p.m., TBS

Greenleaf: Season premiere. 9 p.m., OWN

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Bill Hader, Cara Delevingne, Lester Holt, Alec Benjamin
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Schlossberg, Carter McLean
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Jim Gaffigan, Ann Curry
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Dominic Cooper, Jonathan Groff, Red Hearse
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Kobe Bryant, Miles Brown, Marina
  • The Daily Show: ???
  • Lights Out with David Spade: Jon Lovitz, Lauren Sivan, Pete Holmes


TUES. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Bachelor in Paradise
Bless This Mess
The Conners
NCIS: New Orleans
CW Pandora
Mysteries Decoded
FOX The Resident
First Responders Live


NBC America’s Got Talent
Bring the Funny

One thought on “Benioff and Weiss are never going to live down that coffee cup which was absolutely the biggest mistake they made in the final season. Definitely.

  1. Just to clarify, that coffee cup is the one INTENTIONAL mistake B&W made.

    I read an article on that claimed anytime Trump recounted an event when someone called him “Sir” you could be sure he had made it up.

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