Blog Profiles: TV Blogs

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television blogs we love

I’m a fan of Game of Thrones.

Really. Big. Fan.

I’ll not go into some of my theories about where it’s headed, but I did see that ice dragon coming from a mile away. And now that it’s here, I’m kind of terrified.

And since we don’t know when GOT will again grace our lives, I’ll just look at some TV blogs that will help keep be occupied until the next season of GOT.

1. NPR’s Monkey See

Monkey See features pop-culture news and analysis from NPR.

“Monkey See is all about pop culture, aspiring to be both a friend to the geek and a translator for the confused,” the blog says. It’s hosted by Linda Holmes.

In addition to television, the blog covers movies, books, and a curious category labeled “miscellany.”

Here, I found an interesting post, Do Not Pass Go: Interview With The Monopoly Thimble.

Other posts I enjoyed on Monkey See include At The Emmys, It Was A Big Night For Juggernauts, ‘Project Runway’ Grows New Curves in its 16th Season, and ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 6: ‘Heroes Do Stupid Things and Die.’

Follow @nprmonkeysee on Twitter.

2. Ellen Gray

Ellen Gray can be found on the site. Gray is the TV critic for the Daily News and the Inquirer.

According to the site, Gray has written about television since 1994.

“Her mind will go blank if you ask her to name her favorite show, because she has so many, but she would love to hear about yours,” the site says.

I really enjoyed Sean Spicer pops in on Emmys, while ‘Handmaid’s Tale, ‘Veep,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ claim top honors, S. Philly clinic that treats undocumented immigrants is the heart of HBO film, and From ‘American Horror Story’ to ‘It,’ scary clowns are definitely having a moment.

Follow @elgray on Twitter.

3. Tom + Lorenzo

Talk about fabulous and opinionated.

Tom + Lorenzo serves up a heaping spoonful of each on their blog.

According to the blog, in 2006, after 10 years as a couple, the duo launched their first blog covering Project Runway and other reality shows.

“Nine years later, we’re a full service pop culture site with a special focus on fashion and style with an audience in the millions, if you can believe it – and sometimes we can’t,” the blog says. “And to this day, it’s just the two of us putting the content out there in our own voices, with no staff and no filters.”

I loved so many posts here.

Among my favorites: Queens Seizing Power: The Meanings Behind The Season 7 Costumes of “Game of Thrones”, Translating the Trends for Fall 2017: Get Your Raggedy Ann on, Because Patchwork is Hot, and Twin Peaks: Your Room Seems Different.

Follow @tomandlorenzo on Twitter.

4. TV News

Everyone knows Entertainment Weekly.

Its TV News is rather special.

I really appreciated the site’s coverage of Emmy fashion.

Other notable posts include The Walking Dead: Exclusive Season 8 Gallery Photos, Game of Thrones Final Season: Emilia Clarke Going True Blonde For First Time, and The Best Mustaches and Beards From the Emmys Red Carpet.

Follow @EW on Twitter.

P.S. Ever wonder how we come up with ideas for our blog profiles? Our handy list of industries and subjects on PR Newswire for Journalists stays top of mind. If you’re a blogger or journalist looking for TV news, let us know. We can customize a newsfeed for you.

Christine Cube is a senior audience relations manager with PR Newswire and freelance writer. Follow her at @cpcube.

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