It seems like everyone, with or without HBO, knew about the Game of Thrones Red Wedding episode — which could explain why the show once again tops TorrentFreak’s annual list of the most pirated TV shows. Per the site, GoT‘s season 3 finale bloodbath was downloaded an estimated 5.9 million times via BitTorrent. After the show topped the charts in illegal downloads in 2012, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo told EW he considered it, “a compliment of sorts”: “The demand is there. And it certainly didn’t negatively impact the DVD sales. [Piracy is] something that comes along with having a wildly successful show on a subscription network.” READ FULL STORY
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This week’s episode of USA’s Suits should be remembered as the hour in which Jessica (Gina Torres) made Harvey (Gabriel Macht) a name partner, having no idea he’s been plotting to take control of the firm from her. But really, it’s feline-lover Louis (Rick Hoffman) meeting the cat of his archenemy, Nigel (Adam Godley), that we won’t soon forget. Watch the scene below. Just the look on Hoffman’s face when he first sees her — already, you want to rewind. Also, that cat should be in this gallery of MVPs: Most Valuable Pets.
For me, this moment encapsulates why Louis is one of the best comic reliefs on a TV drama: He’s not just a walking one-liner. The humor comes from the character, which the show’s writers have taken time to build. They’d already established Louis’ affinity for cats (RIP, beloved Bruno) and all high-maintenance beings (see: Louis mudding, which is now a delightful recurring theme; his former relationship with Sheila Sazs). There’s something very Denny Crane about his unapologetic joy and total commitment to whatever he does. What also makes Louis great is that we don’t laugh at him, we laugh with him, and he can make us do more than chuckle. (I’d like to think the writers knew fans would be so upset seeing Louis hurt when Patrick J. Adams’ Mike ditched him to reteam with Harvey that they had to issue a mea culpa in the form of Amanda Schull’s Wire fan Katrina joining Team Litt and Louis cat-sitting).
Tell us: Who is your pick for the greatest comic relief on a TV drama? I’d also nominate True Blood‘s Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), who, while being a fabulous human in a world of vampires, werewolves, shifters, and fairies, never feels like a caricature — even when he’s teaching Terry (Todd Lowe) to “sexy the dip” and “cha-cha the dip” at the fryer. READ FULL STORY
Spoiler alert! There was a lot to love about this week’s episode of USA’s Suits: Mike (Patrick J. Adams) and Rachel (Meghan Markle) said “I love you.” Harvey (Gabriel Macht) jogged and Louis (Rick Hoffman) power-walked. Donna (Sarah Rafferty) slept with Stephen (Max Beesley) instead of seeing Daniel Day-Lewis onstage in Macbeth. (Correction: Even though it’s a fictional production and she’s a fictional character, we’re not sure we can support that decision. We’ll take it to a vote below.)
While cases on Suits are really just something to focus the office power-plays and banter around — and we mean that in a good way — the two-pronged Ava Hessington (Michelle Fairley) situation produced two twists this hour: Turns out, oil tycoon Ava didn’t order those murders. That deposition, which convinced Harvey and Mike of her innocence on that charge, was Fairley’s juiciest scene on the show to date, the kind that makes you understand why she signed on for the recurring role. Equally surprising, fifth year associate Katrina Bennett (Amanda Schull) may be likable after all. It’s nice to see both someone loyal to Team Litt (Louis: “What just happened to him?” Katrina: “He got Litt up”) and for Mike to recognize and respect it. Also, Mike and Katrina bonding over a shared love of The Wire — particularly the TV-MA vocabulary of Clay Davis (Isiah Whitlock Jr.) — was a nice touch. Watch that scene below. READ FULL STORY
Spoiler alert! Suits fans have a lot to smile about today: Mike (Patrick J. Adams) and Harvey (Gabriel Macht) are back together. (Sorry, Louis. You did make us tear up.)
But we’ll give you one more reason: Adams recently stopped by EW to take our Pop Culture Personality Test and revealed, among other things, his first celebrity crush, his prized pop culture possession, and to whom he once wrote a fan letter. Watch the video below. READ FULL STORY
Entertainment Weekly‘s annual Summer Must List issue hits stands today, and readers eagerly awaiting the July 16 return of USA’s Suits will be happy to see the legal drama makes the cut. On May 15, we sat down with stars Gabriel Macht, 41, and Patrick J. Adams, 31, and asked what tops their lists. Their banter — which gets particularly enjoyable when the subject turns to their different tastes in music — may just tide fans over.
Entertainment Weekly: So what’s on your Summer Must List?
Patrick J. Adams: [Shouts] The Daft Punk album! I can’t stop listening to that.
Gabriel Macht: Season 1 of The Wire.
Adams: [Laughs] This is Gabriel’s Summer Must List from 10 years ago. READ FULL STORY
Suits is back, and the episode “Blind-Sided” seemed to have one goal: Make everyone miserable, so when the firm really starts to come under attack from the outside (which it does next week), they’re already frayed and short-fused. It feels like we’re going to need a thick skin to watch these next five episodes, which is what people who think the show is just about admiring Harvey Specter’s Tom Ford’s suits don’t get. Let’s begin with:
Harvey (Gabriel Macht) and Zoe (Jacinda Barrett): Here is Harvey trying to have a meaningful personal relationship outside the office, showing up for dates with Zoe first without a tie (!) and then in casual wear (!!) — okay, 20 percent of the show is about swooning for him — and no, it can’t go anywhere because her brother has terminal cancer and she’s leaving New York to raise her adorable niece that wanted Harvey to kiss her goodnight. Weekends in the Berkshires with Zoe (and his chauffeur?) could have been Harvey’s release as the pressure at Pearson Hardman mounts, but now, he’s just going to be even more tightly wound. And that brings us to… READ FULL STORY
It’s been a big summer for Joseph Gordon-Levitt. First — spoiler alert! — in The Dark Knight Rises, his John Blake inherits the bat cave to fulfill his destiny as Robin. Now, in his latest film, he’s being chased around New York City by a cop who wants what he’s carrying.
It’s also a huge week for summer TV, with many of your favorite shows wrapping up for the season. But don’t fear, there’s a few new series on the horizon. Take a look at our PopWatch Planner for the week!