Beware of elderly ladies bearing raisin oatmeal cookies. HBO has another instant hit on their hands with their adaptation of the massively popular video game, The Last of Us. Pedro Pascal proves again that he’s one of the best actors on the planet. Whether you’ve played the game or not, this zombie survival story is sure to be an entertaining and harrowing time.
Did you see that first episode? Well so did we and we’re here to give our initial reactions to it. Join us for a spoiler-free conversation about how we thought the beginning of The Last of Us held up as a TV adaptation. We’ll be back on Tuesday with a breakdown of the episode and a more well-considered discussion.
The Last of Us is premiering on HBO soon and Bald Move is dodging clickers and breathing in the fungus to get you coverage. Former GOT cast members Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey star along with appearances from the original video game actors, Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker. With Craig Mazin, creator of Chernobyl, helming this project, this may succeed where The Walking Dead failed us.
David and John adopt their new mantra: “let’s fun!” They discuss the Sicilian legend of the Testa Di Moro and the Greek myth of Daphne and Apollo before breaking down the episode scene by scene. Did Mike White successfully recreate a Monica Vitti scene? Is the show doing a good job of tackling themes of…
Steve and Anthony discuss the major differences between book and show in House of the Dragon. Then Anthony previews A Clash of Kings with Katherine Olley, Jason Eberl, and J.J. Hollenback. HT Jason Eberl: Portrait of El Primo.
Kim Renfro, entertainment reporter for Insider and co-host of A Cast of Kings joins A.Ron to talk about the book reader perspective on this season of HOTD. We talk the impact of the Song of Ice and Fire prophecy on the show and how it might connect with the other GOT spinoff series, compare notes on what it’s like to be the book reader with a non-reader co-host, discuss GRRM finishing the books and debate the wisdom of rebooting the original Game of Thrones series. We wrap things up with some well marked spoiler speculation on the fate of Laenor Velaryon!
Hot-stove HOTD is heating up! But first, let’s hand out awards with NFL analyst Fran Duffy. Then religion expert Brenden Walsh helps Anthony gear up for the new season of Electric Bookaloo.
It was a tale of two houses, one Green and the other Black. To our delight, the GOT universe made a triumphant return to the small screen. From enormous time jumps, rotating cast members, and a great expansion on lore, I think we can agree the season pulled off some impressive plays. As we eagerly await the next season, let’s dive back into the first once again.
Now that the first season is in the rear view, let’s talk about it! Should you read the books? Who took the first shot in this war? Were the Targaryens always fated to fight? Can a rider breathe at dragon cruising altitude? Is Aemond a warrior or idiot kid who can’t control his emotions? King Jimhaerys and Ser A.Ron are here to impart their wisdom.
In the House of the Dragon finale (season one) we see Rhaenyra embrace her inner dragon and Vhagar embrace Lucerys with his jaws. Also, remember Jack Palance?