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‘Game of Thrones’ episode 5 sets up a Westerosi Western that we want. Right. Now.

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This recap is dark and full of spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7, episode 5, “Eastwatch.”

Two queens at war. Neither can see past each other to the far greater threat.

Each needs to be convinced, immediately, or this whole Westeros thing goes to hell. And so the many men beneath their heels must go forth and bring forth the evidence.

An adventure is required. A posse is formed. 

Next up: A Westerosi Western.

That’s pretty much the grand equation of “Eastwatch,” episode 5 of this seventh season of Game of Thrones, a scattershot clockwork of updates and minor machinations, paltry plot pivots and pirouettes that had our heads spinning. Nothing happened, yet somehow everything changed. Read more…

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Pure joy is watching Leslie Jones and Seth Meyers watch ‘Game of Thrones’ together

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You probably already know about Leslie Jones’ love for live-tweeting Game of Thrones, and how incredibly entertaining it is.

Now the next best thing, Game of Jones, is back. It features Seth Meyers and Jones watching the show together — in this case, episode 4 of Season 7.

What’s more, there’s a special guest who joins them. Please, let them do this for every episode until GoT finishes. Read more…

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Entertainment

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon Will Reunite for a New Show

Years have gone by but we still watch reruns of Friends over and over (and over) again. Even if there are no signs of a show revival, we get by through this little silver lining—Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, who played siblings on Friends, will be doing their own reunion for a new TV show. […]

The post Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon Will Reunite for a New Show appeared first on Preen.

Tech

AT&T’s streaming service DirecTV Now nears half a million subscribers

DirecTV Now event DirecTV Now, AT&T’s live TV service aimed at cord cutters, has now reached nearly 500,000 subscribers in only 7 months after launch, the company announced today as part of its Q2 2017 earnings release. That uptick comes from the addition of 152,000 subscribers this past quarter, and is up from the 200,000 the company had reported in January, following its first month of… Read More

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Netflix tries its hand at Margaret Atwood thriller with ‘Alias Grace’ teaser

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What’s gender got to do with murder? What about wealth, economics, immigrant status? It’s all at play in the trailer for Alias Grace, based on Margaret Atwood’s 1996 novel and the true story before it.

Alias Grace is a six-part miniseries about Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), an Irish woman in Canada convicted of murdering her employers. In addition to a plot summary, Netflix included some context around Marks’ historical significance:

Alias Grace will air on CBC in Canada and stream globally on Netflix Nov. 3. Read more…

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Business

HBO knows what you’re thinking while watching ‘Game of Thrones’ thanks to this company

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People went “crazy” over the season seven premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones. 

Or so they say.

Crazy” accounted for 8.9 percent of all emotional reactions (ERs) during the first episode, and “crazy” ERs spiked during singer Ed Sheeran’s cameo, driving 4.8 percent of all ERs.

What are ERs, and why does any of this matter? Well, if you were the producer of Game of Thrones, you looked at this data to evaluate how the show resonated and determined what to promote across social media over the following days.

The power of emotions, as a way to better connect with audiences and create fans, is the big bet of Canvs, a New York-based tech company that works with 90 percent of the TV networks in America—including HBO. Read more…

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