Welcome back, nerds.
After a long 10 months of endless speculation, book readers losing their smug upper hand, and keeping up with poor, beleaguered Kit Harington’s haircuts and flight itineraries, Game of Thrones is back and has already killed off several characters in its first hour of Season 6, the entirety of which is is the adaptation equivalent of “going north of the Wall.” The action of this episode could best be summed up as “bleeding and scheming” (which would incidentally make an excellent tagline for the entire show), but we still got some big reveals and at least one solid bitch-slapping fight scene that made it all worth it.
Well, let’s get down to it. God, I missed this show.
Oh… hey there, guys.
So, yes. It’s been a while, thanks to new jobs, shows, and a myriad of other excuses, but whatever. (Pop) Culturally Informed is getting back on its feet and launching more content to clog your newsfeeds!
Nina will, of course, resume her Game of Thrones recaps after its premiere on April 24, and is planning on writing separate pieces about how that show is working with its truly weird adaptation struggles. She’ll also be talking about the state of comedy on TV (spoiler alert: it’s good).
Ben is planning on writing some thinkpieces about summer blockbusters and segments about how pop culture is interfering with the current presidential election circus.
We’ll also resume coverage of big pop culture news with tidbits here and there, and, if time allows, will give ICYMI another shot (but don’t hold out much hope for that one, kids). We’ll also be publishing opinion pieces so we can keep shoving our feelings in your face.
Okay, then! Gird your loins or whatever! New content coming soon.