SIMPSONS LEGO MINIFIGURES REVEALED

Lego already released a $255 Simpsons House, but this coming May, they’ll be releasing a series of 16 Lego Simpsons figures to go along with it! The set drops May 1st with each figure being sold for $3.99 (most likely blind-packaged), just in time for the May 4th episode “Brick Like Me” which sees Springfield and all its residents turned into Lego bricks.

Now comes the hard part: resisting the urge to buy an entire case of these.

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9 LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST NIGHT’S GAME OF THRONES
Spoilers and intense moments of fandom ahead.
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The Game of Thrones Season 4 premiere was entitled “Two Swords” and not just because of the dude-on-dude action in the beginning. Let’s recap the episode with some important lessons learned.
1. A NEW ERA HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN IN WESTEROS.







The episode opens with Tywin Lannister melting down Ned Stark’s Valyrian sword and burning his wolf pelt. The melted steel is used to forge two new swords - one of which is given to Jaimie Lannister. Oh, and it all happens while “The Rains of Castemere” plays in the background. Saying that this scene seems a bit symbolic would be a vulgar understatement.
2. NEVER CALL A DORNISHMAN A GOAT F*CKER.
Random Lannister shmo: “Why are you wasting a woman like this on a Dornishman? Bring him a shaved goat and a bottle of olive oil.”
Followed by:
 
 

And let us not forget…



3. DAENERYS NEEDS TO GET HER SHIT TOGETHER.


We first see the Khaleesi having a hardcore cuddle sesh with one of her dragons as the other two fight over a carcass in the sky. Then they bring the carcass down and all three go H.A.M. on it. When Dany goes to pet her cuddle buddy, it violently snaps at her, nearly taking off her head. Jorah Mormont reminds her that dragons are dangerous and can’t be tamed. She asks him where Grey Worm and Daario Naharis are. Turns out, they’re gambling in a weird stand-off game of who-can-hold-a-sword-longer. Dammit, Dany, your dragons are out of control and the two main dudes of your army are gambling when they should be protecting your fine ass. Get your shit together, woman!
4. THE CASTING DIRECTOR WAS DRUNK
Yup, we got Aunt Vivian’d. Check out Daaro Naharis in Season 3.

Aaaand check out the replacement actor. You can barely tell which one is which!

"Sorry I don’t look as bad-ass as I did last season. Here’s some flowers."
5. BITCHES BE TRIPPIN’.

Sansa Stark not only had to marry Tyrion Lannister, but she recently found out that her family was slaughtered at a certain wedding. She’s being a real drag about it and it’s kind of bringing me down. At least a drunk guy gave her a necklace.
 
Poor Shay tries getting kinky with Tyrion on his new bride’s bed (scandalous!) while she’s out being depressed, but he’s just not feeling it, what with his nephew the king wanting to murder him,  his wife hating him because his father had her family murdered, and Oberin Martel wants to murder anyone who’s last name is Lannister.





Then, Tyrion’s big brother Jaime tries getting kinky with his twin sister Cerci, but she’s still mad at him for getting kidnapped and taking too long to come home. Bitch be trippin’.
6. “ARYA AND THE HOUND” WOULD MAKE AN EXCELLENT SPIN-OFF SHOW
 


7. DON’T PISS THE HOUND OFF WHEN HE’S HUNGRY.


"I understand that if anymore words come pouring out your cunt mouth, I’m gonna have to eat every fucking chicken in this room." - The Hound
8. DON’T PISS ARYA STARK OFF, PERIOD.

9. THENNS MAKE TERRIBLE BARBECUE GUESTS.

9 LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST NIGHT’S GAME OF THRONES

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DAILY GRAFFITI: SPOCK CROSSING EDITION
Look sharp, guys and gals. This is Spock country!
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DAILY GRAFFITI: SPOCK CROSSING EDITION

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'The Walking Dead' Mid-season Finale Compared To The Comics

SPOILER ALERT: Shit goes down. Also, sorry for completely ruining the mid-season finale if you haven’t already seen it (Why haven’t you seen it yet!?). Here’s a side-by-side comparison of scenes from episode 408 and issues 46-48 of the comics. Pretty cool to see how close they stuck to the books even though the Governor should have showed up with the tank at the end of season three, but it’s major discrepancies like that keep the show fresh and make it its own unique beast.

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Breaking Bad' Gets A Colombian Remake

Since a good chunk of Latin America never got to experience the awesomeness that is Breaking Bad, a Colombianized titled Metástasis (Cancer metastasizes. Get it?) versions will be hitting the airwaves soon. Colombianized versions of the characters were made as well, such as Walter and Celio Blanco (Walter and Skyler White), Henry Navarro (Hank Schrader), and Jose Rosas (Jesse Pinkman). Oh, and since RV’s aren’t popular in Columbia, all the meth gets cooked in a run-down old bus.

Sony Pictures Television has consulted with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and his team to make sure this new version sticks closely to the source material. Check out the six-minute preview below and see for yourself.

U.S. Breaking Bad fans looking to experience this new version can check out Metástasis when it debuts on Univision’s UniMas network.

(via THR)

'Sin City' TV Show On The Way?
Seems like The Weinstein Company is looking to take over your TV set with a plethora of new shows including ones based on movies like Scream and The Mist. Bob Weinstein is even hoping to follow up the release of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For with a TV show set in the Sin City universe and directed by Robert Rodriguez & Sin City creator Frank Miller.
(via NY Times)

'Sin City' TV Show On The Way?

Seems like The Weinstein Company is looking to take over your TV set with a plethora of new shows including ones based on movies like Scream and The Mist. Bob Weinstein is even hoping to follow up the release of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For with a TV show set in the Sin City universe and directed by Robert Rodriguez & Sin City creator Frank Miller.

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Why George A. Romero Won’t Direct An Episode Of ‘The Walking Dead’
Interesting bits from a conversation the godfather of zombie horror had with The Big Issue.
When asked if zombies will ever lose their appeal.

Not in my book! Once they bleed out of pop culture I’ll be able to go back and do them again. I don’t want to touch them now. Gosh, they are all over the place.The Walking Deadis the number one television series in the States,World War Z, games, commercials… Ugh! It’s too much!

So, in a nutshell, zombies are currently too mainstream for the dude who made them famous and he won’t make any more zombie movies until they aren’t cool anymore.
When asked how it feels to be the father of zombies.

It feels like I don’t have a horse in the race. They asked me to do a couple of episodes of The Walking Dead but I didn’t want to be a part of it. Basically it’s just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally. I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism and I find that missing in what’s happening now.

Okay, sorry Mr. Romero, but A.) the tension between human characters in the face of the undead onslaught is was made me fall in love with your movies in the first place and B.) there’s kind of a shit ton of zombies in The Walking Dead. As for zombies being used as political criticism, that doesn’t become obvious until the end of Night of the Living Dead and maybe halfway through Day of the Dead. If anything, The Walking Dead turns the concept of a zombie apocalypse into a microscope examining the primal core of what makes us human.
Maybe he turned it down because it’s like having your hot ex-girlfriend’s trendier, more attractive new fiancé ask you to make a speech at their wedding reception. Or… maybe he actually meant all those things he said. What do I know. I’m just a blogger who watches TV and occasionally masturbates way too much. And by occasionally I mean all the time.

Why George A. Romero Won’t Direct An Episode Of ‘The Walking Dead

Interesting bits from a conversation the godfather of zombie horror had with The Big Issue.

When asked if zombies will ever lose their appeal.

Not in my book! Once they bleed out of pop culture I’ll be able to go back and do them again. I don’t want to touch them now. Gosh, they are all over the place.The Walking Deadis the number one television series in the States,World War Z, games, commercials… Ugh! It’s too much!

So, in a nutshell, zombies are currently too mainstream for the dude who made them famous and he won’t make any more zombie movies until they aren’t cool anymore.

When asked how it feels to be the father of zombies.

It feels like I don’t have a horse in the race. They asked me to do a couple of episodes of The Walking Dead but I didn’t want to be a part of it. Basically it’s just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally. I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism and I find that missing in what’s happening now.

Okay, sorry Mr. Romero, but A.) the tension between human characters in the face of the undead onslaught is was made me fall in love with your movies in the first place and B.) there’s kind of a shit ton of zombies in The Walking Dead. As for zombies being used as political criticism, that doesn’t become obvious until the end of Night of the Living Dead and maybe halfway through Day of the Dead. If anything, The Walking Dead turns the concept of a zombie apocalypse into a microscope examining the primal core of what makes us human.

Maybe he turned it down because it’s like having your hot ex-girlfriend’s trendier, more attractive new fiancé ask you to make a speech at their wedding reception. Or… maybe he actually meant all those things he said. What do I know. I’m just a blogger who watches TV and occasionally masturbates way too much. And by occasionally I mean all the time.

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Breaking Bad Creator Guest Starring On An Episode Of Community
It’s two great tastes that taste great together! Vince Gilligan, the creator of the greatest scripted TV drama of all time will be appearing on an episode of one of the greatest TV comedies ever!
From Entertainment Weekly:

Gilligan will make his acting debut by playing a smooth-talking gold digger who winds up exacerbating a fight between Annie (Alison Brie) and Abed (Danny Pudi). The episode, which is being filmed this week, will likely air in late winter or early spring.

It was awesome enough just to have Community come back from the dead in the first place. This news is just icing on the cake. I hope he does a song with Troy and Abed.

Breaking Bad Creator Guest Starring On An Episode Of Community

It’s two great tastes that taste great together! Vince Gilligan, the creator of the greatest scripted TV drama of all time will be appearing on an episode of one of the greatest TV comedies ever!

From Entertainment Weekly:

Gilligan will make his acting debut by playing a smooth-talking gold digger who winds up exacerbating a fight between Annie (Alison Brie) and Abed (Danny Pudi). The episode, which is being filmed this week, will likely air in late winter or early spring.

It was awesome enough just to have Community come back from the dead in the first place. This news is just icing on the cake. I hope he does a song with Troy and Abed.

All The Feels: ‘Breaking Bad’ Finale [SPOILERS]
It’s finally over, guys. It’s okay, we’re here for you. Let’s talk about it. Together.
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Five years of perhaps the greatest television writing of our lifetime has all culminated to this. The final episode of Vince Gillian's Shakespearean masterpiece, Breaking Bad, wrapped up last night and it was everything a fan of the show could want and more. Every line of dialogue was expertly crafted by the writers and delivered pitch perfect by the actors. Every shot was perfectly framed with purpose and intent. It was glorious. It was beautiful. It was some of the greatest character-driven storytelling that any of us will ever  experience unless someone, somehow, finds a way to top this masterpiece.
But enough gushing. Here’s some random observations and musings I had from throughout the episode. Feel free to share your own in the comments below.
Fe Li Na.That was the title of the finale. Fe = Iron. Li = Meth. Na = Sodium. Blood, meth, tears. Also an anagram for finale. Kind of poetic how that all worked out.
"Just get me home and I’ll take care of the rest." Walt’s plea to God, or the universe, or himself, or whoever, as he hides in the car he’s about to steal while cops close in on the bar that he just fled. I translated that into “Get me home and I’ll make everything right again. I’ll pay for my sins. Just give me one last chance to make everything right.”
Donna Bowman of The AV Club said: ”We’ve all been asking ourselves what we want from this show. I’ve tried not to commit myself in writing to wanting anything, beyond Jesse’s getting out alive, because more than anything I wanted to let Vince Gilligan take us where he wanted us to go. But now I can say what I wanted. I wanted the special thrill that comes when the forces of luck and the forces of human will coincide to make miracles happen. And on this show, that has happened to Walt again and again in the service of his own ego. The end has been dreadful, but the means have been intoxicating. When Walt pounded the window of that stolen car with his fist, causing the snow to fall away, it was like the Fonz thumping the jukebox: a moment of supreme efficacy, endorsed by the universe. That’s what I wanted, one last time. And there it is. I’m grateful.”
That pounding-the-window moment was magical. The confidence, you could just see his ego swell and his spirits rise. Such a small scene on paper, but Bryan Cranston killed it.
This version’s pretty good too.

Oh, Huell. What happened to that guy?
When Marie calls Skylar to warn her about Walt. The split second she evokes Hank’s name and gets all choked up: SO GOOD! But then we cut back to Skylar in her sad little kitchen and the camera pans to reveal Walt hidden behind a beam. This entire scene was beautiful. You could tell that even after everything, she still loved for him. And Walt finally admitting that everything he did, he did for himself!!! Fucking redemption. Lots of silent acting. I always love when actors can speak volumes with just their faces. I just kept hoping he would steal a kiss, or that Skylar would offer one, or he’d tell her he loved her or something, but I’m a big fat sappy jerk.




It’s almost like he let his own confession just pour over him like a baptism. His conscience is finally cleansed.

Walt Junior’s rebellious new fashion sense. Dark hoodie. Camo pants. Boots. Super angsty. Poor kid. It really sucks he’ll never know the full story of everything that his father went through for his sake (well, until his stupid dumb ego got in the way and ruined everything). Pretty much everyone in this show gets some sort of closure, but poor Flynn has to go on believing that his father murdered his Uncle Hank. And the kicker is, his mom knows that he really didn’t, but it’s a secret that she’ll have to live with for the rest of her life. Heavy stuff.
Badger and Skinny Pete, yo! God DAMN it was good to see those guys one last time. Having their farewell scene be one last job for Walt was just icing on the cake. The fact that the job was shining laser pointers into Gretchen and Elliott Schwartz’s mansion so that they’d think hired hitmen were pointing sniper rifles at them, well, that was the sweet creamy center.



And speaking of the Gretchen and Elliott scene…
The Gretchen and Elliott scene. Walt lurking in the shadows, calming walking through their front door like he owned the place, just admiring everything, more of that silent acting stuff and Crantson brought the goods.
There’s a particular shot where Gretchen and Elliott are in the kitchen and Walt is right around the corner just looking at their framed photos lining a shelf. I’m not sure this was intentional (I’d like to think it was), but the scene almost felt like Walt was in museum looking at a display of what the perfect life would be like — what he could have had if things went differently.
What do you think Todd was about to say? “Jesus. Mr. White -” and before he can say another word, Jesse is strangling the living shit out of Todd’s creepy ass. But what the hell could he have possibly said!? “Mr. White, I think something’s wrong with your car.” “Mr. White, is that a robot?” Dude, your uncle and all of your friends are dead as shit! And I love how he still has the manners to call him “Mr. White.” Just another weird quirk of the character, but you’d think he’d have the sense of mind to, like, get a gun and make a last stand or something.

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His ringtone for Lydia was pretty dope though.


"Then do it yourself." So glad to see Jesse refuse to be manipulated one last time. I feel like when he took off the chains that Todd had him in, it was symbolic of him removing the chains that Walt’s had on him all this time.
And holy SHIT this dude totally had this coming!

That’s right. Don’t even let him finish his sentence. I wonder how they pulled off the blood splatter gag. Think it was done in the scene or somehow edited in during post?
The rest of it. While the majority of the episode was a slow building swell of perfection, pretty much everything that happened during and after the trunk-gun incident was just a rapid fire succession of greatness. Walt telling Lydia about the ricin, Jesse and Walt’s subtle nod before they part ways. Walt basking in his self-perceived excellence as he admires the meth lab.

And my God the mirror imagery!



Everyone in this episode truly was a shadow of their former selves.
All in all, it was a brilliantly executed send-off to one of televisions few true masterpieces. Walter White was a man who let his creation destroy his life, so he used the time he had left to redeem himself. In the end, it was his creation of redemption (the trunk-gun) that did him in.
Everything was perfect and everything and I wanted. Even the final scene and the song that accompanied it.
It also reminded me of Lost, which is never a bad thing.

Vince Gilligan and everyone involved with the show really should be proud of themselves. They’ve managed to create something that set the bar for mainstream entertainment and I can’t wait to see what comes along to top it.
And just because, here’s my favorite Breaking Bad .GIF ever.

All The Feels: ‘Breaking Bad’ Finale [SPOILERS]

It’s finally over, guys. It’s okay, we’re here for you. Let’s talk about it. Together.

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The Final Episode Of ‘The IT Crowd’ Airs Tonight!

For those of you who have never heard of The IT Crowd (shame on you!), it’s basically what The Big Bang Theory would be like if it was smart, funny, and entertaining. The fourth and final season ended back in 2010, but the final episode ever of all time will air tonight in the U.K.

For serious, this show’s mad amazing. I truly despise sitcoms and the sitcom formula in general, but The IT Crowd is the perfect mix of characters who are both believable and larger than life and puts them into completely absurd situations. It’s the only show I can think of where episodes get stuck in your head like a great song and you watch them over and over again.

Not really feeling Jen’s new hair-do though.

DC Comics To Take On ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ With Two New Shows
Not wanting their competition at Marvel hogging all the TV spotlight, DC will be launching not one, but two new original TV series. Fox picked up the rights to Gotham, a Batman prequel series centered around a young Detective Gordon and it’s being overseen by The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller.
In addition, NBC is working on a pilot for Constantine, a supernatural detective show. The script is being penned by David S. Goyer (Da Vinci’s Demons) and Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist).
Seems like now is the perfect time to be both a comic fan and TV junkie.

DC Comics To Take On ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ With Two New Shows

Not wanting their competition at Marvel hogging all the TV spotlight, DC will be launching not one, but two new original TV series. Fox picked up the rights to Gotham, a Batman prequel series centered around a young Detective Gordon and it’s being overseen by The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller.

In addition, NBC is working on a pilot for Constantine, a supernatural detective show. The script is being penned by David S. Goyer (Da Vinci’s Demons) and Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist).

Seems like now is the perfect time to be both a comic fan and TV junkie.

Fox and Warner Bros. Announce New Police Drama, Gotham
It seems like Warner Bros. wants to have something to coincide with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television show on ABC. Fox and Warner Bros. Television are apparently working on a television show titled ‘Gotham,’ focusing on the police force in Gotham City and a young James Gordon before he became a commissioner. We’ll follow Gordon as he does detective work revolving around some of Gotham’s most famous villains.
I like this idea a lot, as it’s been done in a couple of alternative DC comics already. Most notably, Gotham Central, by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka and MIchael Lark. It really opened the idea of how interesting it really could be following around the Gotham police force in a post-Batman world.
The show will be developed by Bruno Heller, who also worked on HBO’s Rome and CBS’ Mentalist. No word on when anything else will come out of this any time soon, but regardless, I’m excited.

Fox and Warner Bros. Announce New Police Drama, Gotham

It seems like Warner Bros. wants to have something to coincide with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television show on ABC. Fox and Warner Bros. Television are apparently working on a television show titled ‘Gotham,’ focusing on the police force in Gotham City and a young James Gordon before he became a commissioner. We’ll follow Gordon as he does detective work revolving around some of Gotham’s most famous villains.

I like this idea a lot, as it’s been done in a couple of alternative DC comics already. Most notably, Gotham Central, by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka and MIchael Lark. It really opened the idea of how interesting it really could be following around the Gotham police force in a post-Batman world.

The show will be developed by Bruno Heller, who also worked on HBO’s Rome and CBS’ Mentalist. No word on when anything else will come out of this any time soon, but regardless, I’m excited.

Why ‘The Angry Beavers’ Was Cancelled
As a child watching this toon of two beavers that enjoyed yelling at each other, you kind of just watch cartoons fade away and become replaced with another generation of animation and newer shows. The Angry Beavers was canned in the early 2000’s. After 62 episodes being aired on Nick, it was done. But it never had its finale because it never aired on television. And as a child you might have not known that, or the reason why Nick wouldn’t allow it to air on television.
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Truth is, The Angry Beavers did have a series finale planned out. It was titled "Bye-Bye Beavers," and it involved the show’s two stars, Daggett and Norbert, breaking the fourth wall and directly mentioning that they were being cancelled. According to Micah Wright, a staffer at Angry Beavers, Nick didn’t like that very much.
Off his official website:

Norb has to break the horrible truth to Dag that they are only cartoons. Nickelodeon hated this episode because it actually told the kids the truth: that the show was ending!

There are rumors stating that Nick has a strict rule on cartoons breaking the fourth wall and telling kids that they are actually cartoons. I’m not sure how true this is, but I actually don’t ever recall a cartoon other than Ren & Stimpy (maybe?) pushing that boundary in any way. Plus, it’s one thing to tell Nick’s target demographic they’re not real. It’s another to tell kids they’re being cancelled. And it’s a whole different ballpark to literally make jabs at the network that’s presenting your cartoon.
And that’s exactly what "Bye-Bye Beavers," did — it jabbed at Nick at every which way possible. Norb and Dag are going off about being cartoons, their show getting cancelled, and Nick making so much money off of reruns without getting the show’s creators a dime. Thus, the episode never got a green-light to air, and the series was cancelled an episode short of being finished.
The audio of the script was released by Wright himself on his website. There’s also a YouTube link, for those who don’t want to download the .mp3 file. It’s a rough draft being read by voice actors Richard Steven Horvitz (Dag) and Nick Bakay (Norb), occasionally using improv between lines and calling themselves by their first names. The ending of the episode also had the two shouting “APRIL FOOLS!,” prompting people to begin rumors that this episode was meant to air as an April Fools episode, but was canned on the spot since Nick doesn’t like fourth wall jokes.
Seeing on how it never even got storyboarded in the first place, I doubt the episode will ever see the light of day. The rough audio working may have just been recorded for the Hell of it, or because they simply worked backwards on their show. Don’t know, but at least the audio has surfaced on the web somehow.

Why ‘The Angry Beavers’ Was Cancelled

As a child watching this toon of two beavers that enjoyed yelling at each other, you kind of just watch cartoons fade away and become replaced with another generation of animation and newer shows. The Angry Beavers was canned in the early 2000’s. After 62 episodes being aired on Nick, it was done. But it never had its finale because it never aired on television. And as a child you might have not known that, or the reason why Nick wouldn’t allow it to air on television.

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'Breaking Bad' Spinoff Prequel Gets The Green Light
Breaking Bad fans rejoice! While the series may be coming to an end, everyone’s favorite cheesy car salesmen of defense attorneys, Saul Goodman, has his own show on the horizon! Variety reports that Better Cal Saul will be an hour-long drama centered around the exploits of Saul Goodman prior to the events of Breaking Bad. Fingers crossed it doesn’t suck, but really, how could it?

'Breaking Bad' Spinoff Prequel Gets The Green Light

Breaking Bad fans rejoice! While the series may be coming to an end, everyone’s favorite cheesy car salesmen of defense attorneys, Saul Goodman, has his own show on the horizon! Variety reports that Better Cal Saul will be an hour-long drama centered around the exploits of Saul Goodman prior to the events of Breaking Bad. Fingers crossed it doesn’t suck, but really, how could it?

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