David and John pack their bags to leave Sicily while giving final thoughts on another fantastic season of The White Lotus. They discuss Mike White’s character-driven writing, the idea of subverting expectations in modern television, and where we might be traveling to in Season 3. Finally, David and John take on one more round of listener feedback.
David and John discuss Season One of Andor as a whole with the help of two great guests. First, they have an extended conversation with Maester Anthony of the Electric Bookaloo and Cocoon of Horrors podcasts about what made Andor so special compared to other recent media. Then, Marilyn R. Pukkila returns to discuss the hero’s journey and “saga heroes” in a bonus interview. Finally, David and John answer listener feedback.
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.
“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.
David and John give their final thoughts on Season 1 of The Rings of Power. They also announce their new Silmarillion read-along to help you stay in Tolkien’s world a little longer. After responding to listener feedback, they have a long and deep discussion about the show with returning Tolkien Scholar Marilyn R. Pukkila. Look for a BONUS episode later in the week with extended portions of the interview with her.
It Saul over so Alexis and I are here one last time to give voice to the listeners as they say what they show meant to them and judge once and for all which is the better show, Breaking Bad or Better Call Saul.
Hold onto your marbles, the feedback for Westworld Season 4 is in. We’re going over The Good, The Bad and The Questions from all of YOU. We’re putting Nolan and Joy’s Westworld under the microscope and poking a few holes in the season as we continue to try to figure this show out. Is a Season 5 coming? We hope so! Until then…we’re all in the simulation, the world we know it is long gone.
In the distant past of 1990s Earth, the world of For All Mankind wrapped up its third season. With two new showrunners on the horizon and season that was…let’s say a mixed bag, we’ve got feedback with love and distaste for the show. Coverage of season 4 is TBD, so in the meantime, check out more of our Prestige episodes!
Season 3 is over and while the finale wasn’t exactly to our tastes, it was a pretty good season overall. We’re back for one final podcast to consider your thoughts before we close the book on this season.