Game of Thrones: Tower of Babble Breakdowns
Summary: Julian Meush and Daniel D'Souza from TowerofBabble.ca break down the latest episodes of HBO's Game of Thrones every week from two different points of view. A show watcher and book reader.
Marking just over half way through this penultimate season HBO delivered one of the best episodes of series this week. Not only was it perfectly paced it also came with a stunning surprise ending that had us on the edge of our seat. This episode saw Cersei pay down the crowns debt, Bran receive a gift, Arya return home, Jon offer advice to Danny and, Jaime's army ambushed.
It's episode three and the season's pace won't let up. Julian and Daniel breakdown this week's hectic episode wherein: Jon and Davos travel to Dragonstone, Melisandre takes her leave, Sansa leads the North in Jon's absence, Euron presents his gifts to Cersei, Jon refuses to bend the knee, the Three-Eyed Raven comes to Winterfell, Cersei savours her revenge, the Unsullied lay siege to Casterly Rock, while Jaime launches a siege of his own.
Game of Thrones really picked up the pace as they set up some exciting character meetings and toss a wrench into the works for Danny. Julian and Daniel dissect the latest episode in which all the major parties prepare for war. Daenerys assembles her commanders, Arya meets an old friend, the Lannister's rally their remaining allies, Jorah receives a prognosis, Jon and Littlefinger visit the Winterfell crypts, Arya meets another old friend, the Greyjoy's sail for Dorne, Cersei faces the Black Dread, and the King in the North prepares to meet the Mother of Dragons.
It's been a long wait but Game of Thrones has finally returned. With that comes the return of the Tower of Babble Breakdowns with Julian and Daniel here to break down every detail. Let's jump right in. This week Arya continues her revenge mission (and chats with a pop star), Cersei and Jaime take stock of their situation, Jon and Sansa prepare for war, Dany reaches Dragonstone, The Hound has a moment of clarity and Sam... washes chamber pots?
Surprise! Julian and Daniel are back for another off-season ToB Breakdown episode. HBO just announced that it was going forward with a Game of Thrones spin-off (probably a prequel). Four different writers plus George RR Martin himself are involved in putting together speck scripts for four different possible shows. The guys discuss possible time periods for these spin-offs and debate the value of exploring past events and characters. Quick Reminder: Our season seven GoFundMe campaign is in full swing and has reached 30% of its funding goal. Huge thanks to all of you who have already donated but there's still a long way to go. Luckily there's still lots of time. So head over to https://www.gofundme.com/GoTSeason7 and help us improve the show! If you can't afford a donation you can be just as helpful and supportive by remembering to Subscribe and leave a nice review on iTunes.
This time last year we were gearing up for another season of Game of Thrones. Looking back, we didn't know how good we had it, because a year later we're still waiting until July before we get back to Westeros. We've been feeling the withdraw like a milk of the poppy addict and we're sure you are too so we sat down to preview the coming season to ease the pain. We discuss everything we know about season seven, dissect the teaser trailer and then make some story predictions. To close out the show we lay out our plans for our season seven GoFundMe campaign and come hat in hand asking for your patronage. If you've been enjoying all of our Game of Thrones Breakdowns for the last several years and have been aching to give back, here's your chance! Help us improve the show by heading over to https://www.gofundme.com/GoTSeason7 and you'll receive some awesome rewards!
Subscribe to The Tower of Babble Podcast: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/tower-of-babble/id641209224 Stitcher: http://stitcher.com/s?fid=34223&refid=stpr GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ivqjd46tplazjnqlsxhp5fwdjzu RSS: http://towerofbabblepodcast.com/episodes?format=rss With the end of the year comes new hopes and aspirations. Well for those of us a part of the Tower of Babble Podcast Network our New Years resolution is the same as every year. To provide the highest level of entertainment every single week and to strive to improve every show. So we hope we can convince you to come along for the ride. With Game of Thrones still a couple months away we encourage you to join us over at The Tower of Babble Podcast. The show that started everything we do and one in which we provide new content every week all year round! Look for the links to subscribe in the description or head to our website: TowerofBabble.ca/Subscribe. In a segment cut from last week's Episode 88, the guys discuss the 90's sitcom Friends. But more to the point, what happened to the traditional television sitcom that was the staple for many people growing up. The Cheers, Seinfeld and Friends of the world seem to be gone. Why? They also chat about Star Wars and debate the merits of reading over listening to an audio book. Enjoy!
Welcome to the Tower of Babble Network's latest podcast: Westworld: Tower of Babble Breakdown. This is a show where in we will be discussing the Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy created, HBO original series, Westworld. We will review and and recap each weeks episode while discussing possible theories and having in-depth conversations related to the show's characters, concepts and more. We are excited to announce this new show to you, Game of Thrones fans, because we know how much you appreciate quality television drama. Westworld is right up our, and we hope your, alley. Its high concept sci-fi fun with amazing acting and we cant wait to talk more about it. That being said, this is the only Westworld themed content you'll see on this feed after this episode. It will remain Game of Thrones focused. However, we do encourage you to join us on this Westworld journey by subscribing to the podcast over on iTunes.
Julian and Dan are back for a Game of Thrones Season Six Bonus Episode! After last week's finale there was so much to discuss we couldn't fit it all into one episode. So this week we're here to recap all the main storylines from season six, answer a bunch of questions from the listeners and look ahead at season seven. We also give our predictions on where all our favorite characters will end up and examine the list of directors who will be helming the (possible) penultimate season.
Game of Thrones' tenth episode provided a climactic and emotional season finale, putting a nice little ribbon on every major plotline. The Babble Boys fought through some pacing/continuity issues (as well as a wicked hangover) to delve into this gigantic episode in another live edition of our ToB Breakdowns. Cersei proves she's still a force to be reckoned with, Sam arrives in Oldtown, Arya enjoys sweet, sweet vengeance, a new King in the North is declared, Bran FINALLY completes the Tower of Joy vision, and Daenerys sets her house in order before FINALLY setting sail for Westeros. This week's Game of Thrones theme isn't a theme at all. In homage of the great score used in the season six finale I chose to use a track from the season six original soundtrack. The piece is called "The Light of the Seven", composed by Ramin Djawadi.
It's that time of year again. The traditionally epic episode nine for the latest season of Game of Thrones is upon us and it's a doozy! "Battle of the Bastards" was billed as the largest battle Game of Thrones has ever put to screen and it surpassed all of our expectations. It may very well be the most impressive battle of this scale ever seen on television period, let alone just on Game of Thrones. But it wouldn't be GoT if they didn't throw in a curveball or two. We all expected a clash in the North but how many of thought you'd see some dragons rain down fire from the sky as well? Bet you didn't see that coming! Or that Jon would make some terrible strategic mistakes? Well maybe that one was easier to predict. That being said, as amazing as the spectacle was, there were some important story and character developments to explore and Julian Meush and Daniel D'Souza are here to unpack it all and delve into every detail of this nearly perfect hour of television.
The ToB Crew sit down to discuss the latest episode of HBO's Game of Thrones. Season six, episode eight: "No One", is quick to squash a few fan theories and moves the remaining pieces into position for next week's massive "Battle of the Bastards". The whole affair is jam packed with a lot of fun moments but it's the emotional beats that stood out the most. Particularly one scene between Jamie and Edmure, who finally gets some dialogue that is well worth the wait. Tyrion gets to tell some jokes before his plans come crashing down. Arya fights back against The Waif. Cersei plans hit a significant roadblock. The Hound goes hunting while Brienne and Jamie have a touching reunion. We dissect every detail while untangling the web of theories and predictions surrounding the approaching season six finale.
The ToB crew is back to unpack the season's seventh episode "The Broken Man"; another somewhat slower but still enjoyable episode. The titular character monopolizes the episode, though there is still room for Jon and Sansa to go on a recruiting spree, the High Sparrow to target the Queen of Thorns, also, Jaime arrives at Riverrun to offer terms, Cersei admits her mistakes, and Arya discovers just how dangerous Braavos can be.
Julian and Dan get together to break down Season 6 Episode 6: "Blood of my Blood". The episode offers a slight change of pace, though not an unwelcome one, as we touch in with some overlooked or underappreciated storylines that are quickly becoming more interesting. Bran flees the carnage of the White Walkers, Sam and Gilly arrive at Horn Hill, Arya makes a fateful decision, the Tyrells march on the High Sparrow, Tommen and Margaery make a deal, Jaime is sent to Riverrun, and Daenerys rallies her newfound army.
It's episode 5 and this season just keeps getting better and better. Julian and Dan breakdown this emotionally charged episode, which has proven to be another classic for the series, and one of our favourites to date. "The Door" is everything we know, love, and have come to expect from a Game of Thrones episode; combining political intrigue and genuine human conflict with a world of fantasy, magic, and mystery. Arya is faced with a new and dubious mission, Jon and Sansa plan to retake the North, the birth of the White Walkers is revealed, Jorah is given his final command, Tyrion invites a new ally to Meereen, the Ironborn hold a historic Kingsmoot, and, while testing his new abilities, Bran provokes an ancient enemy.