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.
David and John discuss Season 1, Episode 9 of the Star Wars Disney+ show, Andor. Unlike Cassian, we’re hoping someone is listening to our scene-by-scene breakdown, our short lore segment on Saw Gerrera, and a transmission of listener feedback. Is this the darkest piece of Star Wars visual media yet? Will Karn ever learn personal boundaries?
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.
David and John recap and discuss Season 1, Episode 8: Narkina 5 of Star Wars: Andor on Disney+. They dive into the tale of two prisoners: one in a cell, one in a cubicle. And what is it that Andy Serkis is assembling? Finally, they answer listener questions.
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.
Season One of The Rings of Power is over, but there’s still more Tolkien to talk. David and John continue their conversation with Tolkien scholar Marilyn R. Pukkila in this bonus episode.
The first passage for the Silmarillion read-along will be “Ainulindale.” You can find it in the first few pages of The Silmarillion.
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?
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.
“I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things.” – Frodo. Ok, so not the end of ALL things, but it’s the end of the season. As we reflect on our return to Middle Earth, we take a look at a season that had its ups and downs. From pyroclastic clouds to the buddy show of Durrin and Elrond, let’s take one last deep dive.