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!
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.
War is coming to Westeros. Queen Rhaenyra does her best to prevent a schism in the kingdom. It’s not easy when your husband is Daemon. Luke doesn’t want to be the Lord of Driftmark, he won’t have to worry about that anymore. It’s the end of the season, but the start of the war. While we wait for season 2 check out the other Bald Move Pulp episodes on all your favorite shows.
Let’s play “Cool or Cringe”! The glowing table? Cool! Daemon singing to the dragon? Neutral. The sapphire eye? Cool! A.Ron and Jim doing Otto impressions. Cringe. It all comes to a fiery finale with plenty to look forward to in next season. Prove you are leal, listen to this episode.
Get a rundown of the real life badass twins out there. Wondering how Daemon ended up with Lady Royce to begin with? Rhaenys’ dragon maneuver may have greater consequences in the fandom than the writers intended. Keep it leal with both Team Black and Team Green perspectives represented with King Jimhaerys and Ser A.Ron.
It is the hour of the owl and foul deeds are afoot. Should Rhaenyra abdicate and save the realm from bloodshed? Even if that leaves the realm in the hands of (gulp)…Aegon? Was the dragon the only beast beneath the boards? King Jimhaerys and the leal Ser A.Ron are here to answer those questions and possibly yuck your yum.
King Jimherys and Ser A.Ron are keepin’ it leal. Though Team Black is looking pretty cool, we’re trying to give Team Green a fair shake. Is GRRM fixing the universe’s history? Could abdication have saved the realm? And did any of us really believe that Rhaenys was over not getting the crown?
This is the sizzle before the scorching fire. Is Viserys your favorite character now, too? Alicent is more dangerous than before. Rhaenyra and Daemon are already quite the pair. Having twins in the Kingsguard was clearly a play by Viserys to have his own campy 90s movie setup. And could someone write a concise guide to the names of these characters? Jim has had enough.
We’re careening towards the end of the first season of HOTD and the drama just keeps getting hotter. A.Ron warms up to the Melisandre theory. Who is under the Assassin’s Creed cloak? Did you know that dragon eggs each come with a matching leather purse?