Jim and A.Ron are still feeling the love for Neflix’s Stranger Things 2, as we go through the mailbag and return to Hawkins, Indiana one last time until Stranger Things 3! We discuss interesting death theories, differing opinions on episode 207, D’art Demogorgon theories, growing up a geek girl in the 80s, and much more.
Jim and A.Ron discuss their thoughts on an incredible season one of HBO’s The Deuce, and get into a discussion about politics and society along the way, before A.Ron makes an earnest appeal to check out Netflix’s Lady Dynamite, the funniest, sharpest comedy about depression and mental illness you’ll likely ever see.
Jim and A.Ron finish our retrospective re-watch of season two of HBO’s Game of Thrones with the finale, “Valar Morghulis”. It’s a typical GoT finale, in that it does a great job of setting up the next season as something you can barely wait to arrive. Arya could start super assassin training! The White Walkers are marching on the Night’s Watch! Dany’s dragons can spit fire! We talk about these topics and a ton of last minute feedback before signing off with some spoilers for season 2 as well as debating a few lingering season 7 stuff in the secluded SpoiLore section. See you next year!
Jim and A.Ron are nearing the finish line of their retro-re-watch of Game of Thrones season two. This week is one of the all time great episodes, “Blackwater”. There aren’t many heroes or villains in this one, just brave men fighting each other in desperate and bloody fashion. Great action, but even greater character moments for Sansa, Cersei, Tyrion, and the Hound. We have a lot of fun gushing over this episode, then we bat clean up with feedback and our SpoiLore section at the very end of the podcast.
Jim and A.Ron’s rewatch of HBO’s Game of Thrones continues with “The Prince of Winterfell”. We’re really feeling the tension as the countdown to the invasion of Stannis approaches zero. Also, Robb commits political suicide, the Halfhand recruits Jon for a dangerous mission, and Arya tries to escape Harrenhal before it’s too late. All this plus feedback, and at the end of the podcast our SpoiLore section where we delve deeper into the history and lore of Westeros. Need to catch up? Here’s a Tinfoil SpoiLore archive of previous podcasts by topic. Each link has a time code listed so you can jump right to the tinfoil topic of the week for your convenience and listening pleasure.
We conclude our epic Stranger Things marathon — which really has been a month long obsession — with the spectacular, extremely fulfilling, finale of season two, “The Gate”. Maybe you can say the climax is a rehash of last year. But everything else works in just the way you’d hope and hits all the right emotional and character notes and feels so satisfying that it feels mean spirited to harp on a quibble here or there. We feel that this was the perfect follow up the the original Stranger Things, and in the Duffer Bros. we trust. Thanks for coming along on this ride with us. Can’t wait until next time!
Ladies and gentlemen, Bob the Brain. Founder of the AV Club. Hero to all. Shining star that burns so bright. This is your episode, Bob. We’ve got one more episode of season two of Stranger Things left before our marathon is over. Let’s get to it!
Day three of our Stranger Things marathon continues! We’re back, and so is Eleven (or I suppose we’re going to have to get used to Jane, yeah) as she makes a connection to a long lost sister.
Will sets a trap, and Hawkins Lab is about to be rocked! That’s where we have to leave things as day two of our Stranger Things season two marathon draws to a close. We’ll see you tomorrow for what’s sure to be the thrilling conclusion!
Hopper’s the one in need of a hero in this one, and A.Ron is gratified to see Bob the Brain step up. Our season two marathon of Stranger Things continues!