All our talk about HBO's "Game of Thrones", including weekly episode reviews.
Game of Thrones S8E6 Review: "The Iron Throne" (TeeVee 570)
It’s over. Turns out asking who ends up sitting on the Iron Throne was asking the wrong question. Someone goes Into the West but someone else is the true Frodo of this situation. Tyrion arranges some chairs. Fateful decisions are made. And we ponder the meaning of final episodes of TV series. Please join Jason and Brian as they search their feelings about “Game of Thrones” one last time before the end of the Game of Thrones Flashcast. Host Jason Snell and Brian Hamilton.
Game of Thrones S8E5 Review: "The Bells" (TeeVee 566)
So it’s come to this, the climactic penultimate episode of “Game of Thrones.” Jason and Brian both enjoyed the spectacle while having some pretty serious thoughts about the character decisions the show is suddenly making. Jason has a not-so-wild theory about how the show will end. Brian climbs on top of a mountain of rubble and declares it his conspiracy corner. Jason invokes President Truman. We try to explain scorpion geometry. There’s a “Princess Bride” reference. (We’ll be back a day late next week for the final episode! See you then.) Host Jason Snell and Brian Hamilton.
Game of Thrones S8E4 Review: "The Last of the Starks" (TeeVee 564)
This week we join the surviving characters to pause to honor a colleague and friend who has fallen on the road to the final episode—and along the way we send some strong words out to the Internet’s own horde of zombie trolls. Then we turn to the episode at hand, as the dead are burned, questions of what makes a good leader are debated, feelings are revealed, Arya gets an offer (and Hot Pie gets an implied job offer), some characters say goodbye, and more shocking deaths are witnessed. Host Jason Snell with Brian Hamilton.
Game of Thrones S8E3 review: "The Long Night" (TeeVee 561)
So it’s come to this—the action-packed, movie-length, extremely dark Battle of Winterfell. After two episodes of character moments and table setting, how did we react to this massive action spectacle? One of our hosts hated it, one of them loved it, and the other felt quite mixed. Isn’t it weird to know that one major phase of this story is over? Did the amount of character death feel appropriate? Why does Bran love his stories so much? At least someone remembered to stick them with the pointy end. Alphabet soup all around! Host Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton.
Game of Thrones S8E2 Review: "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" (TeeVee 558)
It’s the eve of battle! Which means that everyone in Winterfell is a little bit on edge as they spend their time checking in with each other to see who’s still holding grudges about everything that happened in the first seven seasons. Jaime Lannister gets a full trial, while Theon Greyjoy gets away with a quick hug. Brienne of Tarth gets what she’s always wanted (although she’s always denied it), and Arya gets what she wants even though she’s never seemed that interested before. And we’re not talking about that cool new weapon. There’s a lot of talk about how everybody’s probably about to die, but that’s not until next week. For now, enjoy the big fire and Podrick’s singing voice. Host Monty Ashley with Brian Hamilton and Kelly Guimont.
Game of Thrones S8E1 Review: "Winterfell" (TeeVee 555)
It’s back! In this episode we discuss the final season premiere of “Game of Thrones.” A lot of people show up at Winterfell. There are more meaningful looks and facial expressions. Jon and Dany go on a magic dragon ride. Cersei compliments Euron’s arrogance. And Brian has a theory about how the show will end! Join us for this six-episode slide into oblivion. Host Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton.
Not sure why they're doing this
I enjoy a lot of The Incomparable's podcasts, but this one isn't up to their usual standards. None of the hosts seem to be particularly knowledgable about the material; that was apparent in their Season 7 Episode 1 podcast. At the beginning of the Season 7 Episode 2 podcast they spent too much time acknowledging and shrugging off the listener feedback about their lack of knowledge. Their disagreements often descend into bickering; on the S07E02 podcast one host said that a reference to Jon Snow shouldn't have been automatically interpreted as a reference to THE Jon Snow (as there has to be more than one Jon Snow in the world), and insisted that he would defend his position every time the matter was raised again.
They don't seem to be enjoying themselves. Why are they here? There are many better GoT podcasts out there.
Would enjoy this more if the hosts knew as much as the fans.
They do give a good try, but in the two episodes I listened to the hosts were forgetting characters that were in the episode 3 weeks ago, and couldn't remember names and faces that are critical to the story.