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.
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The 7th and penultimate season is over and it's time to look back and reflect on the season that was. Julian and Daniel discuss the season as a whole and give their overall thoughts on the state of the series. After that it's time for predictions, speculation and prognostication as the guys turn their gaze to the future and look ahead at what might happen in the 8th and final season. But it doesn't end there! Fan questions are answered, prizes are awarded, donors are thanked and much more in what is the final ToB Breakdown of the year!
That's it. Another season of Game of Thrones has come and gone. With this year's finale now behind us, the question becomes did they stick the landing on what has been a somewhat rocky season? Julian and Daniel sit down to provide an answer to that complicated question and in the process dissect every detail of this week's extended 80 minute episode. An episode that saw Danny and Cersei finally meet, Tyrion make a plea, Sam and Bran come to a profound realization, Sansa and Arya put aside their differences, Jaime's and Cersei part ways and, Jon and Danny consummate a budding romance. Oh and The Wall fell.
Game of Thrones storms back from last week's disappointing outing with an action packed episode that also featured some great character moments and a shocking ending. Unfortunately it also spent a lot of time on the much maligned conflict between the Stark sisters. However, with this episode coming in as the longest in series history at 70 min, it's easy to look past the short comings as they used that extra time to showcase another thrilling action set piece.
Last week we were treated to one of Game of Thrones best episodes of the series. This week we got "Eastwatch", an episode that many would agree took a step back from the lofty heights of last week. Julian and Daniel break down upwards of 20 distinct scenes that saw Danny set an ultimatum, Jon make new friends, Jaime and Tyrion have a meeting, Cersei reveal a secret, Sam depart from Oldtown, Sansa and Arya bicker and the return of a long lost character. Oh and Bran sent some ravens.
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.