We had the terrible idea to put five people in a room, and some technical difficulties ensued. We apologize for the clicks and pops but we hope the looser than usual atmosphere makes for it as we work our way through the series finale of Game of Thrones. For all the talk of circumcision we left in, more was left on the ....cutting.... room floor.
The MMC brings a big crew to discuss the controversial developments in Game of Thrones' penultimate episode, and whether or not they come out of nowhere or are well-founded in past actions. Bryan saves his highest praise for the after-the-episode breakdowns while Jon reveals he has an odd way of enjoying his wine.
Jon, Shane, Riley, and Bobby have a hard time with the latest episode of Game of Thrones and the various controversies therein. Let's just say we make repeated use of a famous Dr. Zoidberg quote. You know the one.
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 and Jon discuss the season 4 episodes The Lion and the Rose and The Laws of Gods and Men, and find time to also plan Joffrey’s bachelor party. We get really close to booking Charles Dance as a guest on the podcast but then Shane calls him Chaz and ruins everything.
Another Game of Thrones Greatest Hits episode brings a smaller group, but the episodes are still great. Jon, Shane, and Ashli discuss The Climb and the infamous Rains of Castamere. Despite the heaviness of these two entries, they still provide the japes and the mess-arounds with another game, more Shane accents, and Jon's complete lack of knowledge about how rock walls work.
Shane, Jon, Sean, and Bobby discuss a couple of great Game of Thrones episodes in the middle of the third season. We inaugurate a fun new game called Spot the Butt Double and, while we're highly admiring of these two episodes, we lament the lack of the Queen of Thorns presence on the battlefield.