Game of Thrones Geekenfreude Style – The Children

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Season 4, Episode 10: “The Children”

So, the Game of Thrones season finale has come and gone. And with as much anticipation as the finale brings, it also carries a dull sting to it.

For 10 weeks a year Sunday nights are not simply the closing of a weekend and an evening riddled with horrifying thoughts of what terrors the workweek is going to foist upon you. For 10 weeks a year Sunday nights become something to look forward to and something to embrace. Sure, there is always going to be a certain kind of resigned dread filling many people’s heads on Sunday nights, but for 10 weeks a year we have some cushion for those heads bloated with misery.

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Game of Thrones Recap – The Watchers on The Wall

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Season 4, Episode 9: “The Watchers on The Wall”

Here we are Game of Thrones fans. Episode 9: a.k.a. the episode where the shit traditionally slams into the fan (and in most cases the fan utterly explodes due to the sheer quantity of feces being hurled at it). All revolting metaphors aside, this season’s ninth episode certainly did not disappoint! Continue reading

Game of Thrones Recap – Rumble in the Red Keep

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I'm choosing to remember the good times.

I’m choosing to remember the good times. So should you.

JIM: I suppose if you live in a place called Mole’s Town, pretty much the best thing you can hope for is an early death at the hands of cannibals. Ygritte and her pals show up, right after the belching whore took her bow, and slaughter the entire village, save for dimwit Gilly & her little bundle of shame. Jon Snow & the Gloom Brothers brood over the ransacking and ponder their soon to arrive fate, convinced that Mance Rayder will strike any day now. Is the wilding army the absolute slowest moving army in the history of ever? It seems like months since they started advancing towards the wall. Did they get lost? What are they doing back there? I never know what they’re doing. 

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Game of Thrones Recap – Mockingbird

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Season 4, Episode 7: “Mockingbird”

We’re back! And we’re better than ever!!!

Okay, that last part may be a slight exaggeration, but we are indeed back for another fun-laden trip through this week’s Game of Thrones episode.

Now when the unknowing sees the title of this episode, they may think, “Wow, that’s a pretty name for an episode, because mockingbirds are like nice and shit.” But those of us who DO know, know that this is the self-chosen sigil of one Petyr Baelish, so he probably factors greatly into the episode. Those of us also in the know realize that this is going to spell trouble for someone, because Littlefinger is NOT the type of dude you want to mess with. So, with all that being said, let’s get to this week’s questions! Continue reading

Game of Thrones Recap – The Laws of Gods and Men

midlogoSo much to process this week, let’s jump right into it, shall we?

JIM: Is there a more resilient character in all of Westeros than the good old Onion Knight? He lost some fingers, watched his son get blown to smithereens in the Battle of the Blackwater, and was a non-trad at the Shireen Baratheon School for Knights Who Want to Learn to Read Good and Do Other Stuff Good Too. As this episode opens he’s convinced Stannis to sail to Braavos to seek a loan from the Iron Bank. When they are dismissed in short order in favor of Tywin Lannister, Stannis shoots Davos a look that says you’ll either rot in prison or the Red Lady will burn you alive. But, resilient dude that he is, Davos convinces the Iron Bankers they are backing the wrong king. Did you enjoy the Braavos addition to the opening credits as much as I did? Where you happy for the return of that old rapscallion, Sallahdor Saan? And just how many more times can Davos pull himself back from the edge of disaster before he loses more than his fingers? Continue reading

Game of Thrones Recap – First of His Name

midlogoSeason 4, Episode 5: “First of His Name”

Howdy ho, guys and gals. Jim and I are back again to bandy about our completely sane and not-at-all-disturbing thoughts regarding this week’s Game of Thrones episode. Okay, that’s enough of an intro for this week. Let’s get to the questions!!

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Game of Thrones Recap – Oathkeeper

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This week, Game of Thrones was all about justice. Who has it, who wants it, who ain’t gettin’ none of it. Oh, and it was also a little bit about drinking from the skulls of your conquered foes, cuz fuck yeah!

JIM: We open this episode by learning “Missandei is teacher good,” since she’s giving a language lesson Grey Worm. Perhaps I’m reading a bit too much into it but it seemed that perhaps he was a bit hot for teacher, and she for student. Do you feel tardy? Anyway, an Unsullied squad embarks on a mission to sneak into Meereen and arm the slaves, stoking a revolt. Why, when you know there is an army laying siege to your walled-off city, do you never secure the drainage grate?? How many castles/cities need to fall before anyone thinks to maybe post a guard or two at your defenses weak point? As a result, Dany now commands Meereen and decides on a bit of scarecrow justice for the resident masters. Do you agree that this was indeed justice or was Barristan Selmy’s call for mercy the right move? Continue reading