Ep-80 Game of Thrones (1996 novel & 2011 TV series) chapters 17-46 & episodes 3-6

Relive the season of Game of Thrones that started it all with Luke & James as they discuss all the political intrigue, backstabbing, sexposition, and changes both good & bad between the book and the HBO series. They combine their book + TV show coverage into a single episode that arrives at the gruesome crowning of Viserys Targaryen at the hands of Khal Drogo.

WARNING: This episode contains spoilers for the first 7 seasons of the Game of Thrones HBO television series & the five currently released novels of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series.

Questions posed: Did Jaime act on behalf of the smallfolk when he killed the Mad King or was he more of an opportunist interested in saving himself and his family? How does Robert Baratheon in his prime stack up against the great warriors of Westeros? What do the guys think of the “Bran the Timewalker” theory? Does Ned Stark make any morally wrong decisions? And, finally, is GRRM the King Robert of fantasy fiction?

Join the guys next week when they cover the final chunk of season 1 of the HBO series & the book by George RR Martin!

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Ep-78 A Game of Thrones (1996 Novel) chapters 0-16

With the worldwide sensation of a TV series returning soon for its final season, there’s no better time to go back to the source and discuss George R. R. Martin’s A GAME OF THRONES. Often called the “American Tolkien” Martin is one of the most influential fantasy writers of modern time, and his work has greatly affected both Luke & James’ lives. They begin by diving into GRRM’s biography before reliving the early chapters of the novel that started the phenomenon. 

WARNING: This episode contains spoilers for the first 7 seasons of the Game of Thrones HBO television series as well as the five currently released novels of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series.

GRRM Bio Discussion Ends: 30:53

Topics include: Ink to Film’s special connection to Game of Thrones, Martin’s feelings about Stan Lee, the first Hugo Loser’s Party, the story seed for the series, the subversion of reader expectations, the Stark family motto’s meaning, the expert use of prophecy, the conflation of the book & TV series especially concerning Daenerys & Khal Drogo, Tyrion Lannister & Jon Snow’s relationship, Ned’s secret about R+L=J & what it has done to his marriage, Jaime & Cersei’s dastardly deeds, Joffrey being a sh*t, Sandor Glegane the nihilist, the new Robert Baratheon, and Luke & James get emotional talking about the dire wolf Lady’s fate at Ned Stark’s hand. 

Join the guys next week when they dive into the HBO series by Dan Weiss and David Benioff starring Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Sean Bean, Mark Addy, Lena Heady, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, and so many more!

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