Few things are more beautiful in a TV series than the death of a main character. TV shows used to be created out of static component parts, with casts of characters that would only evolve very gradually, if at all. But that’s all changed in the last 10 years, first with the advent of death-happy cable networks — farewell, Big Pussy — and then with the mid-decade rise of serialized dramas that merrily killed off cast members in an effort to perpetually raise the narrative stakes. Nowadays, it’s practically essential for any remotely violent drama to kill off a main character in the season finale. Still, in the crowded TV graveyard of this blood-soaked 2011, 10 deaths stood out. Here are the 10 Best TV Character Deaths of 2011. (Spoilers, natch.) READ FULL STORY »
Tag: American Horror Story (11-20 of 31)
If you’ve read Tim Stack’s post-episode convo with Ryan Murphy (if not, GO NOW!), then you know that next week will answer one of the many many questions that have been swirling in our heads for a while: Is Violet dead?
Since we know we’re about to get closure on the issue, it seems like the perfect time to choose a side and make an official prediction — hence the poll you’ve been promised. But first, let’s chat properly about this. READ FULL STORY »
It may have started as one of the fall seasons most divisive new shows, but New Girl firmly grabbed the hearts of EW.com readers this week with its Thanksgiving episode, in which Jess invited prospective mate Paul Gunslinger (Justin Long) over for a turkey dinner partially cooked in a clothing dryer. Elsewhere, How I Met Your Mother‘s ongoing Barney/Robin will-they-or-won’t-they-oh-they-did-but-then-they-ultimately-didn’t plot line kept the show in second place for another week. Check out the full rankings below: READ FULL STORY »
Call it a fairytale romance. EW.com readers are officially enamored with ABC’s fairytale drama, Once Upon a Time. After stealing readers’ hearts last week, Once Upon a Time finishes on top of the leaderboard for the second week in a row. Close behind it, however, is this week’s much-talked-about, Hurricane Irene-centric How I Met Your Mother, which ended with a boom louder than any thunderclap we’ve heard. Click the jump to see this week’s complete rankings: READ FULL STORY »