Welcome back to our weekly sharing of videos from the week!
Per usual, in a recent podcast, Al and I discussed the upcoming episode of Game of thrones, which in this case is called “Battle of the Bastards.” At the time, HBO hadn’t released their typically vague synopsis, but now they have: Ramsay surprises his audience. Jon retaliates. Dany is true to her word. (I’ve also seen it elsewhere as “Terms of surrender are rejected and accepted,” and I can’t confirm with HBO right now, so who knows. Either way, it appears we might get at least a bit in Mereen, with rumors around that Dany and Yara meet. But the official trailer is very heavy on the Battle for Winterfell, as you can see here:
For the second half of this week’s videos, I wanted to share some videos relating to the tragedy in Orlando on Sunday morning, which Al and I also discussed in a special episode this week. The videos are all powerful in their own way, so I urge you to take a look and remember what happened this past weekend.
The first video is a CNN’s Anderson Cooper reading the names of the victims as the opening to a show earlier this week. It helps take the victims from mere numbers to the actual people that they were:
The second is a speech given by Utah’s Republican Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox at the candelight vigil that was held in Salt Lake on Monday evening:
Finally, a touching story from Democratic Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut. Senator Murphy led a filibuster in the Senate earlier this week in hopes to get some gun legislation considered, and ended the filibuster by telling a touching story about a couple of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting:
These videos were things that made the rounds this week, and I personally felt that they were important to share here.
Thanks as always for listening and we look forward to sharing our thoughts about Game of Thrones next week!
We’re back with another Friday Video Dump. In our last podcast, Al and I talked about Episode 7, but we also discussed what we are expecting from Episode 8. In today’s video dump, I figured I’d give you the trailer for Sunday per usual, but also a YouTuber’s interpretation of the trailer as well, in hopes that you will get some new perspective on the upcoming episode.
Here’s the HBO trailer:
And here’s TheWhyGuy with his interpretation of the same trailer and what he expects. (Some NSFW language in his video).
His thoughts really opened my eyes to some new posibilities, pointing out some things that I hadn’t even considered, so it will be an interesting watch on Sunday. The episode on Sunday is expected to fill the entire hour, so I’m sure there will be plenty of developments as we lead up to the penultimate episode on the 19th.
We’re back (a little late) for this week’s Friday Video Dump!
Per usual, and as we discussed in our most recent episode, here is the preview trailer for Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones, which is called “A Broken Man:”
Also, I meant to post these in conjunction with the podcast in which they were discussed, but I got busy and forgot. In case you missed it, Al and I discussed summer movies and which ones we would make a special effort to see in theaters if we had unlimited free time.
First up is our choice for Movie of the Summer – Suicide Squad (Out August 5th):
Missed this last week, but as I mentioned the last time that I did this, I want to drop a couple of videos that help to understand the recent episode of Game of Thrones, or simply allow us to enjoy the show a little bit more.
First, as Al and I discussed in our most recent episode, here is the trailer for Sunday’s episode “Blood of My Blood:”
Since we said goodbye to Hodor in the last episode – one of the most tragic deaths in the history of the show – I thought we should also show some appreciation for the former Wyllis and share some of the best Hodor scenes, which ends with probably the best one:
Finally, the behind the scene vignette from HBO featuring Kristian Nairn and Isaac Hempstead-Wright discussing the heartbreaking final scene of Episode 5.
He was a man of one word, but I’ll sure miss Hodor and Kristian Nairn’s portrayal. Until next time…
Robert here. If you haven’t listened to our most recent episode where we break down Episode 3, click here to take a listen.
In this post going forward, I might just try to share some other Game of Thrones “media” that helped me to understand the recent episode or some other part of the story. This week, the first video is a nice recap of the past episode, done by a YouTube user by the name of Alt-X. His recaps and other videos are pretty insightful, and I found this a particularly good addition to our recent episode as he touched on some of the events of the episode that we didn’t get to. It’s a fifteen minute video, so give him some love and take a look:
The other video is the HBO trailer for Episode 4 – “The Book of the Stranger.” Al and I talked about this preview in the last episode and what the scenes might mean for Sunday night. Take a look:
Al and I will be recording our reaction to the Season 6 premiere of Game of Thrones tomorrow, but in the meantime, I thought I would share some of the official HBO trailers for the upcoming season. If you’re a fan, I’m sure you’ve seen these, but I think it’s always fun to watch again, especially now that there has been one episode shown and rumors are that most of the trailer footage is from the first couple of episodes.
Season 6 Promo:
That should help whet your appetite for the upcoming season and the discussions we’re going to have.