The Young Podawans Ep. 48 – Game of Thrones

Welcome lords and ladies to the grand amphitheater of House Podawan!

It’s pretty shocking we haven’t done a Game of Thrones / Song of Ice and Fire episode yet, right? The show is back for the penultimate season and the books are limbo, so why not do it now? Besides all things GoT and ASoIaF, we also geek out about the new Doctor and drop some withering shade on the horrible new Valerian movie.

Segment 1: What Are We Geeking Out About? (1:50)

Every week in the opening segment we discuss what we’re currently geeking out about! This week Kristin is geeking out about THE NEW LADY DOCTOR!!! (with bonus WE LIKE BILL VERY MUCH TOO) and Brian is DE-geeking out about Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (with bonus go see Spiderman Homecoming instead).

Segment 2: What Are We Drinking About This Week? (12:19)

Another regular segment where we discuss – you guessed it – what we’re drinking. Kristin’s drinking Homebrew Orange Blossom Kolsch and Brian’s drinking Artisanal Brew Works Trifecta IPA.

AN UPDATE ON OUR HARRY POTTER VS DARK TOWER READING CHALLENGE!

Segment 3: Game of Thrones Discussion (25:38)

  • Our history with the show/books.
  • The books had great moments, but kinda became a slog after a while.
  • The TV show toned down a lot of the colorful stuff in the books.
  • How we experienced the MOST SHOCKING events in the series.
  • So no Winds of Winter this year? *sob*
  • An actual discussion of Livejournal in 2017.
  • How different will the show ending be compared to Martin’s original vision?
  • Kristin stopped watching after *that* Sansa scene.
  • Brian thinks the show has dispensed with the sexual violence in the last couple seasons – empowered women in the show.
  • How tough it is to dodge spoilers for the show/books.
  • Will Kristin ever return to the show?
  • The show is not as good anymore now that the source material has been eclipsed.
  • Who are our favorite characters?
  • The show really has had a tremendous cast and production quality, in spite of some bad storytelling choices.
  • The TV villains and loving to hate Joffrey.

Segment 4: Outro, Contact Info & Outtakes! (60:22)

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