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.
Jon, Shane, Bobby, Riley, and Phil revisit a famous episode of Game of Thrones with Blackwater, and a lesser-known one from the third season entitled Walk of Punishment. Also, Shane cannot stop talking about Cutthroat Island and Jon takes Riley's latest edition of the Power Ranking personally.
Jon, Shane, Bobby, Riley, and Blair continue their journey through the highlights of Game of Thrones with Baelor (episode 1.9) and What is Dead May Never Die (episode 2.3). We praise the show's cinematography, and although we skipped the episode that contains it, we devote some time to the infamous 'Play With Her Ass' scene.
The MMC is nostalgic for Game of Thrones, so we're going back and talking about some of our favorite episodes. We start with the pilot, Winter is Coming, and A Golden Crown, finding time in between praising young Bran Stark and Viserys Targaryen to gauge our chances at the Poddie Awards. Shane also remembers a time when Jon showed him something in a hotel room.
We say goodbye to Game of Thrones for the foreseeable future. Some are more happy with the farewell than others. Shane's games finally break through, we spend way too much time talking about old Daario, and Phil and Bryan get Sass-y.
For the GoT season finale, the crew gets a little contentious about some of the choices made by ol' Benny and Weiss. We're reminded that Joe really does not like Theon, that Cersei got a sweet deal at the wagon store, and that the fantasy game is very serious and that the winner is deserving of admiration and praise.
The latest Game of Thrones episode asks too much of us, as it pushes us past our patience level. Amidst the irritation, we think about some potential pregnancy combinations, change Ashli's opinion about Milo and Otis, and we figure out where Ghost has been hiding