Stranger Things – 308 – Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt

We finish Netflix’s Stranger Things 3 with the finale episode, “The Battle of Starcourt”. We found it gross, hilarious, thrilling, and touching, which means we thought it was a pretty great ending to a pretty great season of Stranger Things. I can see how people who are kind of sick of the nostalgia pandering, the product placement, and skeptical of some of the more outlandish breaks in the action to allow for drama, but we loved every minute of it. 

Game of Thrones – 806 – The Iron Throne – SpoiLore Edition

In our penultimate podcast for HBO’s Game of Thrones, we invite Gods of Thrones co-author Anthony Le Donne back to the studio to discuss how the book might resolve in ways that are consistent, but perhaps more satisfying, than some found the show’s resolution. Then we’re off to feedback, where we talk about Martin’s progress on Winds, our thoughts on Bran the Broken, where things line up with Dany’s prophecies in the final analysis, and much more on “The Iron Throne”. See you next week as we sign off and transform the podcast into a Thrones prequels feed!

Game of Thrones – 806 – The Iron Throne

Winter came and went, an evil queen was overthrown, and it was so nice we had to do it twice. “The Iron Throne” is Game of Thrones attempt to hurry up and tie up all those loose ends. Was it satisfying? That depends on how you’ve felt about the show for the past two seasons. Ultimately, this show’s final moments and it’s place in the pantheon of television will be a matter of hot debate for years to come, to say nothing of the novels and prequels and sequels we’ll be getting, and how that may change and influence how we feel. Here, we’re content to just talk about our personal thoughts on the only definitive finale of The Song and Ice and Fire. We’ll be back Friday for more SpoiLore talk, and next week we’ll have a look back at the season, and series, as a whole as we wrap things up for now.

The World We Deserve – 308 – Now am Found

Season three of True Detective comes to a close with a divisive finale, “Now Am Found”. Many are upset at the show’s apparent lack of interest in it’s own case and storytelling, but others see the acting, character and thematic work as being more than enough to walk away from West Finger feeling satisfied. Which camp do you fall in? That will be all for us, but we hope we see you around real soon as we continue to cover the best in television and movies here at Bald Move!

Beltalowda – 313 – Abaddon’s Gate

Here to close out the season with the discussion of yet another excellent episode are Jim and…. Levi.  They may not be the hosts the podcast deserves, but they’re the hosts the podcast needs right now.  Seriously though, we have a great conversation and a lot of fun on this guest-hosted season finale.  Thank you to Levi for filling in this week.  Tune in next week for your regularly scheduled season wrapup.

Watching Dead – 816 – Wrath

Jim and A.Ron put AMC’s The Walking Dead to rest at the end of it’s eighth season, with the finale episode “Wrath”.  It’s not the worst episode of TWD, but it certainly isn’t a good one, and it ends on a puzzling conspiracy against Rick perpetrated by his closest friends.  There are crazy character flip flops involving Morgan, Eugene, even Jesus and Daryl get caught up in it, and we say, enough.  We’ll be back next week with a Podcast Fiesta Wrap Up Extravaganza with some of our fondest memories of the show, and this podcast we’ve been doing for the better part of a decade.  Want in? Send us an email or hit up the rocking and rolling wrap up thread on our forums.