Although the universe of "Game of Thrones" evokes the medieval era, several key figures in the series are directly inspired by characters from Roman antiquity.
It's tempting to go along with the notion of Daenerys as Mad Queen in Game of Thrones, but what if, instead Dany was the real heroine of the series, and Jon Snow the real heel?
We've watched the youngest Stark daughter grow from a tomboy to a trained killer. Now she's come into her own.
For HBO, online piracy is not the huge issue it represents for the platforms that screen its content.
For all its queer characters, Westeros is a gender binary world.
The vast majority of stories told in movies, in books and on television conclude with happy endings – and this has real-world political consequences.
In ten years, Netflix has built up a streaming business with a staggering 125m subscribers. Here's what it needs to do next.
It is time we talked about one of the most unsung motifs in American fiction.
“Gritty,” “authentic” are words of praise often used for TV director David Simon: No less so with The Deuce, his new series about the rise of the porn industry in New York City in the 1970s.
Those calling it slavery fan fiction are ignoring the long, nuanced tradition of articles and films that wonder what would have happened if the South had won.
To pitch an alternative timeline, you first have to believe a particular narrative of real history. That's where things can go wrong.
A unique set of circumstances allowed HBO to beat Netflix to the punch.
Netflix's biggest hit is the most empowering programme to air in years.
As the series draws to a close, it will leave in its wake controversy and debate.
The recently broadcast TV mini-series, “Mars”, combines fiction and nonfiction in a way that places them in balance. This kind of combination is likely to feature in more television series and films.
In 'Westworld's' land of robots, it's the people who lack humanity.
This big budget series about the rock business failed to connect with its market.
Because Netflix continually upends established business models, evaluating the company can difficult.
Netflix took everyone by surprise when it announced it was tripling its global reach for video on demand. So who are the winners and potential losers in the new deal?
A post-network era looms. What does this mean for the way we watch – and pay for – television shows?