Welcome to our coverage of the final episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones series, “Fire and Blood”. This episode provides a bit of both substances. We talk about the surprising success of Dany’s little ritual, a shockingly spry Grand Maester, the promise of an epic ranging of the Night’s Watch, and Robb being proclaimed DA KING IN DA NORFFF!! by his loyal bannermen. Not to mention tons of feedback, and our spoiler section safely tucked at the end of our podcast to avoid the ruination of future episodes for the first time fans.
Jim and A.Ron review a shocking episode 109 of HBO’s Game of Thrones series, “Baelor”. Things are going surprisingly well for Robb in his campaign to meet the Lannister forces in battle, surprisingly bad for Dany and Drogo over in Essos, and in King’s Landing? Well, all I can say is never hand a 15 year old boy-king an open mic.
Jim and A.Ron are thrilled to be back for a sneaky good episode 107 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, “You Win or You Die”. Featuring the impressive debut of Daddy Lannister, a thrilling inspirational (before it gets scary) speech by Drogo, and more scheming, machinations, and back stabbing than you can shake a bundle of rushes at. Classic Game of Thrones, basically. All that, plus super-sized mailbags of both the unspoiled and spoiler variety, coming your way.
Jim and A.Ron are on vacation this week, and yet the spice must flow. We have a complete recap and review of Game of Thrones episode 106, ‘A Golden Crown’, as well as tons of feed back on same, coming right your way!
Jim and A.Ron continue their re-watch of season one of HBO’s Game of Thrones series, focusing on episode 105, “The Wolf and the Lion”. Tyrion gets a room with a view, Catelyn regrets some recent life choices, Robert and Ned have a falling out, and Ned used to be an adventurer like you, and then… well, you know.
A.Ron and Jim continue their re-watch with episode 104 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, “Bastards, Cripples, and Broken Things”. If you’re new to Game of Thrones, enjoy our spoiler free episode discussion and recap, but if you’re a hard bitten, winter ready veteran of the Game, feel free to skip to 01:23:50 for our spoiler filled discussion of the episode as it fits into the over all series, including spoilers from the books!
Jim and A.Ron re-watch episode 103 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, “Lord Snow”. Tyrion p*sses off The Wall, Catelyn defies anyone to call her a “Back Alley Sally”, Ned doesn’t play around with stage choking, and Viserys gets whipped. What’s there not to like?
Jim and A.Ron go back and re-watch episode 102 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, entitled “The Kingsroad”. Don’t fear spoilers if you’re a new listener, we do our best to contain any such advance knowledge to our SpoiLore section, which for you worldly people that have seen and read it all before, begins at the 00:58:20 mark!
And now our Watch begins. Jim and I start the process of backfilling our Game of Thrones Podcast catalog by revisiting the series premiere, episode 101, “Winter is Coming”. If you’re new to the series, don’t fear, we don’t spoil anything for future episodes, but we do have a Spoiler section at the end of our podcast for people who want to stick around and talk about the show in the broader context of having seen all six seasons or read all of the available books.
Jim and A.Ron sign off the Breaking Bad airwaves until sometime in November 2014, but we have a few things to say before we do. We talk about Breaking Bad’s relationship to Fargo, a listener calls BS on giving Walt a pass on his “authentic” decision making, and we do a deep dive on Hank and Walt’s relationship as we play a little bit of “what if” in the spoiler section.