Jon, Bryan, and Drew have a brief chat (by our standards) about our last trio of movies, The Informant, Murder on the Orient Express, and The Third Man. The last of these baffles us as a group, so much that we have to distract ourselves with Drew throwing his hat in the 'who does the worst accents in the MMC' race.
The big battle for the dawn has arrived at Winterfell, and we brought a full crew to break it down. In between discussing the tactics, or lack thereof, we propose a new look for dragons, imagine how Jon Snow would play chess, and ask the question everyone wants to know: Is Kissel good at archery?
We apologize for the intermittent beeping in the background. There were celebratory riots in Shane's neighborhood last night and road crews were busy repairing the asphalt. To make up for it, here's the link to the much-discussed Wired article about military strategy.
Jon, Shane, Bobby, and Megan discuss episode 2 of the final season of Game of Thrones, and the praise is much more effusive than it was in last week's premiere. We agree that more scenes should take place around fires and play 'Who's going to die horribly next week?' In the meantime, Shane can't read the agenda to save his life but he redeems himself with a couple pitches for spin-off series.
The MMC reconvenes for the centerpiece of our cultural lives: Game of Thrones! Does the premiere of the final season justify all the thought we put into this show? Aside from justifying our existence, we play a risque game of 'Words Have Multiple Meanings' and make an uncharitable comparison of HBO's centerpiece drama to the Never-Ending Story.
Shane, Jon, Bryan, and Drew spend a long time discussing the perceived faults of Bohemian Rhapsody before they move into the delirious genius of Raw and split evenly over High Flying Bird. In regard to Bohemian Rhapsody, we find room to wonder if Coco the gorilla could've improved the film if she gave the script a once-over.