That Time When Mad Men and Game of Thrones Came Back

GUYS.  Popular culture is being so good to me right now–and no, I’m not talking about the disappointing film adaptation of The Hunger Games.  I won’t go into it too much, because most of the reviewers have already said what I felt, but basically the books are great and gutsy and have a real sense of risk and urgency to them.  The film, however, is sort of flat and lacks any sense of violence or urgency or terror.  This is mostly because the film is PG-13 and so you have to lose all the insane stuff that makes the book so unusual so that the little children can go see it.  Anyways, see the movie because Jennifer Lawrence and Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland are all great, but also read the book because it is pretty awesome.

Anyways, popular culture is being so good to me right now because Mad Men is now back (after a hiatus of almost a year and a half, DISASTER) and Game of Thrones is coming back on Sunday!  This is amazing!

Mad Men on Sunday was super great, did y’all see Megan’s crazy song and dance scene?  Oh you didn’t?!  Well here you go:

That’s Jessica Paré as Megan, and that scene could very well make her a star.  Anyways, Mad Men‘s two hour premiere on Sunday was awesome, I’m so happy this show is back.

I am also happy because Game of Thrones is returning this upcoming Sunday, which means that for ten blessed weeks Game of Thrones and Mad Men will play back to back.  I am excited for many reasons, such as the Blackwater episode that was written by George R.R. Martin himself and is being directed by Neil Marshall, and also Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, and also dragons.  It will all be incredible.  Also, Melisandre will be on this season!  Remember Melisandre?  Remember how I dressed up as her for Dragon*Con?  And then remember how I marched in the Dragon*Con parade with the Game of Thrones group and then I was in a big Game of Thrones photoshoot at Dragon*Con?  Don’t remember?  HERE IS A PICTURE!

Anyways, like I said, Melisandre will be on this season!  She is being played by Carice van Houten, and she looks like this:

Yessss she looks great y’all!  Who is super excited for the show to be on so I can get lots of screen shots of Melisandre to create my screen-accurate Dragon*Con costume (among other reasons?)  This girl!

Enjoy your Sunday night television y’all!

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