SPECIAL ONE-OFF TV CLUB, Misfits edition. Having suffered a last minute cancellation, Ivan & Red introduce E4’s Misfits, a show that can be described as the anti-“Heroes”. Ivan and Red cover calling “Hero Academy” “Academy of Heroes” (look Red up on redson3), the Origin of Misfits, Redshirt Gary, American usage of Chav, The Jeremy Pyles Show, parkour, terrible BBC special effects, and more.
Ivan and Red bring our first book covered to a close, covering pp 772-807 (Jon, Cat, Daenerys). Jon (and Red) get Tarly’d, Jon Snow is slowed down by his brooding, oath-breakin’ food, the plural for Pegasus, Robb in the third Person chapters, babies in Plate Mail, Hoster Tully looking like Harrison Ford, Belly Crabs, Kings Clashing, Jorah being honorable for a moment, Mustache rings, aaaaand Dragons.
I and R cover pp 741-771 (Sansa, Daenerys, Tyrion). They discuss The Darkness, Red conveys a half remembered NPR story about the missing Apollo 11 tapes, Ser Marc Meryn, Joffrey the pick-up artist, Daenerys the Enthusiastic and Determined, Mirri Maz Duur gets real, the biggest beard since Gandalf, and book Tyrion and TV Tyrion become one. Next week we cover THE REST OF THE BOOK AKA pp 772-807 (Jon, Cat, Daenerys).
Ivan and Red cover Daenerys, Arya, and Bran (702-740). They talk about Jorah’s poor fashion sense, Arya going Oliver Twist, Bran noting people don’t fight very well, Bran suggesting a two man Power Ranger-like assemblage of himself and Hodor, and The Kings of Winter. Next week we cover Sansa, Daenerys, Tyrion (pp 741-771).
Ser Barristan Selmy riding Nymeria alongside ‘ol flamesword Thoros of Myr. Courtesy of Ms. Viviane Schwarz.
Ivan & Red march toward Neds end, covering pages 618-664. We discuss the Steve Jobs of Westeros, Horror & Slobber, Thoros of Myr, Carl Vance, mispronouncing “sigil”, the Kingsguard becoming ornamental, faces exploding into moths and more. We also mention the Tales of Dunk and Egg. Next week 665-701 (Daenerys, Tyrion, Catelyn).
Kelly’s back with Ivan and Red to cover 568-617 (Bran, Daenerys, Catelyn, and Tyrion). We cover some Karstarks, wine tasting in Dothrak, russian arms dealer Robb, Bran’s bowls turning to water, and Tywin chatting up some hill people. Listen until the end to find out about Kelly’s new project. Next week we cover 618-664 (Sansa, Eddard, Catelyn, Jon).
This week Ivan & Red are all over 523-567 (Eddard, Arya, Sansa, Jon). They discuss Cantonese vs Mandarin, remembering to follow “the right of the game”, Ivan drops a string of impressive sounding bands, Stark learns he lacks the upper hand, Syrio is WAY more badass in text, Sansa sets new records for obliviousness, and Jon… kicks… Thorne… in… the… soup. Next week we cover pp 568-617 (Bran, Daenerys, Catelyn, and Tyrion).
Chapters covered this episode by Ivan and Red occur between pp 480-522 (Eddard, Daenerys, Eddard, Jon). We revisit Ned’s dream AGAIN, *something* happens to Robert from groin to nipple, Daenerys has a midnight snack, Viserys gets what was promised, and Jon gets the shaft. Next week we cover pp 523-567 (Eddard, Arya, Sansa, Jon).