Episode 244: TLS

Episode 244 for the week of May 5, 2019, in which we review the fourth episode in the eighth and final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

4 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Eric

    Ashley, you probably not reading this, but if you are, I like you bitching about the show. : )

    Amin, you are as reliable as always. Keep up the good work.

    Kyle, OMG. Those Collider people have got into your brain and turn you into a GOT apologist. Next, you be calling people morons cause they didn’t like The Last Night episode lol

  2. Kadayi

    Enjoyed the pod. Glad you’re not getting bogged down with the trivialities that seem to be doing the rounds on the interwebs. The negative reaction to The Long Night with people actively trying to win the battle tactically seems completely at odds with the intended outcome of the episode with the battle essentially lost at great cost to Danys forces but the war won in the Godswood when the Night King is about to Triumph. Thematically that all makes sense. The show is far from perfect for sure, but given they’re long past the books to draw from as far as material goes versus the detailed outline, the showrunners are in a bit of a damned if you do, damned if you don’t scenario.

    Personally, I think it would have made sense to perhaps aim for 3 seasons rather than the 2 we have gotten with this entire season focussed on the war against the dead and the aftermath, and then with the final season dealing with the conclusive war for the Iron Throne. I think that way they could have slowed the pace down and teleportation wouldn’t have been such an issue. Things like the Brienne/Jamie relationship would undoubtedly have benefitted from taking a few episodes for instance versus happening all within the one, in large part because the show hasn’t done a particularly good job of illustrating the passing of time (some people think their get together and break up happens over a couple of days.rather than weeks).

    Anyway keep up the good work. Kad

  3. Arien

    Love your honest and on-point comments, Ashley.

  4. Joe Mckeown

    Can you guys please do a complete wrap up/retrospective on the tv show as a whole. Get Ellio and Linda in and other book fans to discuss it all, you guys are the corner stone of the book reader community and to hear you round table discuss the show similar to your guys/girls night outs would be amazing and a great palet clenser to this season.

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