This weeks episode brought some divisive opinions among our esteemed cast of podcasters. We had an exciting episode with some controversial points from D and D. We get the reunion of some Stark children, the meeting of fire and ice, Cersei and Jamie are back together, and the Lannister plan is starting to make sense.
Overall another strong episode in this short season that only makes us wish we had more time to spend with our best friends in Westeros.
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I’m guessing I’m not the first to tell you this but you guys are seriously mixing up the book and the show. Tyrion never told Jamie he killed Joffrey in the show. He did that in the book because he was angry at Jamie after Jamie told Tyrion about Tysha, but that confession never happened in the show so Tyrion never told him he killed Joffrey.
You guys…. okay, first I want to say that I love the show and you guys are super funny. I really wanted to leave a comment, though, cause I’ve been listening to the back catalog and the way you guys freaked out about the Sansa/Ramsey thing seemed SUPER exaggerated two episodes later when Shireen was burned at the stake and you guys joked about it. Every time you guys talk about sexual assault or sexual violence it kinda feels like you mostly believe what you’re saying but that you are also trying to cover your bases with your audience. Yes, it was awful, and it was supposed to shock the audience and it did. It was upsetting. But Shireen’s death was 1000x more upsetting. If you guys had devoted an equal amount of time to wringing your hands about her death, it’d be easier to listen to your feelings on sexual assault. Sure it’s upsetting but I’m honestly baffled by how it warrants as much outrage as it received. It’s violation of a nearly-adult compared with the murder of a child.
Otherwise, I love your podcast!! Thank you so much! I just started listening this season and I wish I’d found you sooner 🙂
Mostly, you guys laugh about literally everything except sexual stuff, even other things that are distinctly “unfunny.” It’s probably tactful not to *joke* about rapes but considering how chill you guys are about everything else, seems like it’d be cool to just do a breakdown, say it was icky, and move on. I know you wanna maintain your feminist street cred but being irreverent about literally everything else makes it feel weird when you take this one thing way too seriously (considering it’s fiction). Even though I’m liberal and a woman and a feminist, proudly, I still got annoyed with that entire section. I think it was unfair for you to call out your audience, basically telling them to fuck off, if they disagreed. I agree with you about sexual assault but in a TV show that does narly stuff to everyone, I disagree that somehow THIS was the thing that put it over the edge. And I honestly feel like this is the only thing ya’ll might need to lay off a little bit, the response seemed disingenuous. Also, I bet Michael was more horrified by the Shireen thing than the Sansa/Ramsey thing because he has kids. I honestly love your show bunches and I’m still a listener. This one thing is pretty frustrating, though, and from a place of admiration and fandom, I wanted to point out why people might have a legit reason to be annoyed. This stuff doesn’t need to be posted publicly, I just found the comment section before I found the “contact us” section.
I love listening to you guys! Y’all are so funny and the highlight of my week! Keep up the good work and keep riding that donkey!
Another smash hit from the goodest podcast this side of Myr. Remember when it used to be fun to complain about how quick people were teleporting across the map? Ah, those were the days. Simpler times.