Category Archives: Season 2

RECAP DISCUSSION OF HBO’S GAME OF THRONES S02E09: BLACKWATER

We’re back with another recap of HBO’s Game of Thrones, where Patrick Donahoe of Entertained Organizer and I discuss Bronn’s previous life as a British pop star, whether Bronn would shank the Hound or whether the Hound would shiv Bronn, whether Tyrion has better chemistry with Bronn or Varys, update our ongoing psychological assessment of Joffrey’s messed-up sexuality, Sansa impressing us with her snark, Tyrion and Joffrey refusing to speak to each other, some amazing explosions and The Michael Bay Theory of Cosmic Justice, Stannis Baratheon doing his George Washington impression, some truly memorable disembowellings and decapitations that Patrick forgot, the Hound’s epic job resignation, Tyrion as FDR, and I count how many times Cersei has a drink!

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RECAP DISCUSSION OF HBO’S GAME OF THRONES S02E08: THE PRINCE OF WINTERFELL

We’re back with another recap of HBO’s Game of Thrones, where Patrick Donahoe of Entertained Organizer and I discuss Viking military strategy, which pop culture figure Rattleshirt looks like, my dissatisfaction with the Jon Snow/Quorin Halfhand plot line, Ned’s paternalism as the least bad political theory in Westeros, Jaime’s internal programming and who could beat him in a fight (Batman, obviously), the Lannisters’ tricky military situation, Tyrion and Bronn as the best odd couple ever, the Siege of Clonmel; we geek out over Maisie Williams a bit, I get annoyed with what they’re doing with Jeyne Westerling’s backstory, and some other good stuff.

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Guest Appearance on Podcast of Ice and Fire!

 

I appeared on the eminent Podcast of Ice and Fire, talking about Episode 7 of Season 2 of Game of Thrones, talking about insane theories about Dagmer Cleftjaw, whether Sansa’s blood was authentic in her Judy Bloom scene, whether spoilers actually hurt your enjoyment of media, and other crazy things.

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RECAP DISCUSSION OF HBO’S GAME OF THRONES S02E07: A MAN WITHOUT HONOR

Patrick Donahoe of Entertained Organizer and I are back with another installment of our recaps on Season 2 of HBO’s Game of Thrones – Episode 7, “A Man Without Honor.” This week, we discuss Theon’s fugue state, Rickon’s encouraging capacity for human language, Ygritte’s combination of basic political theory and blueballs, Arya’s metabolism issues, whether Tywin is a sociopath or just someone who outsources to sociopaths, whether the Hound is self-loathing or simply cynical and defensive, how Jon Snow is a bit more of a screwup in the tv series than in the books, how I was totally right about “Talissa of Volantis,” Sansa going through the worst Judy Bloom novel ever, whether Jaime’s coldbloodness now and during the Rebellion was entirely necessary, and David Lynch as the uncredited guest director of this episode.

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RECAP DISCUSSION OF HBO’S GAME OF THRONES S02E06: THE OLD GODS AND THE NEW

Patrick Donahoe of Entertained Organizer and I are back with another installment of our recaps on Season 2 of HBO’s Game of Thrones – Episode 6, “The Old Gods and the New.” This week, we discuss Maester Luwin’s text messages, Theon’s self-delusion and low self-esteem,   Tywin Lannister’s terrifying, grim, yet effective version of Reading Rainbow, Team Smallfolk going 1789 on the royal family, whether the Spice King is part of Stannis and Tywin’s Grammar Club, hilarious assassinations, Robb and Jon’s romantic difficulties, and other great stuff.

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RECAP DISCUSSION OF HBO’S GAME OF THRONES S02E05: Ghost of Harrenhal

Once again, Patrick Donahoe of Entertained Organizer and I are back, talking about Game of Thrones, Season 2, Episode 4. Topics of discussion include: why Renly’s reasonable peace offer doomed him, Brienne kicking ass and taking a job interview, the Iron Islands as the cast of the Office, my problems with Arya choosing the Tickler, the need for reversible uniforms for the Night’s Watch, Rickon’s further descent into a feral state, Iain Glenn being perhaps too handsome to play Jorah Mormont, and Gendry’s abs exploding the internet.

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RECAP DISCUSSION OF HBO’S GAME OF THRONES S02E04: Garden of Bones

Once again, Patrick Donahoe of Entertained Organizer and I are back, talking about Game of Thrones, Season 2, Episode 4. Topics of discussion include: whether Harrenhal is the happiest place in Westeros or the medieval equivalent of the Ministry of Love, whether Batman or Jaime Lannister would totally win in a fight, the most gruesome meet-cute in romcom history, a disagreement over Hound’s ethical options in dealing with sexualized torture, Tyrion and Bronn’s worst idea ever, a defense of Littlefinger’s scenes, how the new Mountain reminds me of Tracy Jordan, the least loving brothers since Cain and Abel, how the Qarth scene was clearly copied from a rejected Star Trek script, Tywin Lannister as an HR executive, and one of the strangest birth sequences ever committed to film.

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Recap Discussion of HBO’s Game of Thrones S02E03: What Is Dead May Never Die

Continuing our exploration of Season 2 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Patrick Donahoe of Entertained Organizer and I discuss Episode 2 of Season 3 of Game of Thrones. Among the topics we discuss: what to do with Craster, gender and sexual roles in Renly’s camp and whether Margaery’s offer is technically incest, Theon’s ongoing daddy issues and his new cult, the virtues of benign neglect in a Lannister household, Tyrion’s nessun dorma, and Yoren’s finest hour.

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Race for the Iron Throne Live on Youtube!

Here’s me being interviewed alongside writer Bryan Cogman for Streaming Garage:

I come in at minute 51.

Recap Discussion of HBO’s Game of Thrones S02E02: The Nightlands

Continuing our exploration of Season 2 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Patrick Donahoe of Entertained Organizer and I discuss Episode 2 of Season 2 of Game of Thrones. Among the topics we discuss: voyerism and gendered power, farts, girls, and the meaning of human dignity confronted with human frailty, Samwell Tarly as one of the founder’s of Westeros’ first chapter of N.O.W, proper sword-sharpening techniques, the anthropological basis of incest taboos, Theon’s daddy issues, and so much more!

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