We’re back to our roots, with Ivan and Red covering the season premiere of Game of Thrones. We talk secret previews, Sam Tarley’s auditioning skills, STANNIS, Peter Dinklage acting into a mirror, sibling love, Joffrey coming into his own as King, bastard murder montage, CGI budget related to Dire Wolf growth, and so much more.
Sean Keane and Caitlin Gill join Ivan and Red for Red Loves Game of Thrones! Sean discusses watching all 9 Oscar movies in a row (with a break to perform at Cobb’s), Lex Luthor in a power suit, how Red will never watch Lost, and finishing with a Game of Thrones themed Leonard Maltin Game with excessive talk of rotation. Playing of The Leonard Maltin is courtesy of Doug Benson, who has much more Len Maltin as well as incredible guests on his podcast Doug Loves Movies.
What You Should Be Watching - Steven Moffat/Matt Smith Doctor Who edition. Ivan and Red cover The Doctor, Tardises, Daleks, sweaty English heroes, deep-fried pizza, poor stranger danger policy, Douglas Adams, and more!
In their second “What You Should Be Watching” episode, Ivan & Red cover BBC’s Sherlock, created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. We talk comparisons to House MD, the third greatest Conan, the disappointing RDJ Sherlock, the movie Hackers, and more!
Kelly joins Ivan & Red as they set media against media in an effort to determine the supremacy of either the book or the tv version of Railroad’s Game of Thrones. WHO IS BETTER? Book Tyrion vs Show Tyrion, Book Daenerys vs Show Daenerys, book food vs show food and more!
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).