Good Night King

This week on GloP, it’s the long promised Game of Thrones special episode with the Washington Free Beacon’s Matt Continetti sitting in for the sleepy Rob Long (read Matt’s essay on the books here). Obviously, this show contains MAJOR SPOILERS so if you have not watched the last episode or you are not a devotee of this show (what’s WRONG with you?), then maybe take a pass on this installment of the podcast. For everyone else, well, winter is here.

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  1. Julia1492 Member
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    Jonah, Arya didn’t poison Walder Frey. She uses a face and cuts his throat, after serving him a special pie. 

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  2. Kim K. Inactive
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    @KimK

    Took a pass on this one, just like Rob.

     

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  3. Doug Plager Listener
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    @Doug Plager

    Uhhh…..I dunno-just off the top of my head ya got Zama, Hastings, Crecy, Agincourt, Tours, Salamis, Cannae. Midway was about an hour and a half. All are widely considered to be important conflicts.

    Doug

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  4. Dr.Guido Member
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    So—I assume the producers wanted to engage the viewer. OK—unless you are a blade of grass you know that in the midst of a brutal battle if one is a participant there will be moments, especially at night, when you do not know who or what is in front of you. BUT I’m being asked to watch the battle and so when a director and cinematographer decide to make the battle scenes at times UNWATCHABLE—literally!—because even on a new, top of the line 4K Samsung I am watching shadows against a dark background, I am being cheated as a viewer.

    No?

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  5. kedavis Member
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    Among other possibility for video problems, poor quality cables, and I suspect most people don’t really have their HDTV set up properly – brightness, contrast, etc – and you really can’t expect to properly enjoy especially anything that’s supposed to be dark in places, if you don’t darken the room that the TV is in.  And maybe not just a little.

    I don’t know that GoT is actually offered in 4k, but even if it is, you’re probably not getting proper 4k quality on any online service or even cable TV, with their bandwidth limitations.

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  6. Jonah Goldberg Contributor
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    @jonahgoldberg

    Blargh! You’re right Julia. My apologies. Was thinking of the rest of the Frey scum.

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  7. Julia1492 Member
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    Jonah Goldberg (View Comment):

    Blargh! You’re right Julia. My apologies. Was thinking of the rest of the Frey scum.

    It’s understandable. The kill count is pretty high so it’s a lot to keep track of. :-) 

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  8. rdowhower Inactive
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    Love how Jonah thinks pornographic content is a matter to giggle about, again.  His favorite president must be proud.

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  9. Creepy Cat Guy Member
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    Thank goodness Jonah was there to counter John’s horrible takes regarding Arya and the Night King or Gendry having the best claim to the Iron Throne, or else I might have pulled every last hair out of my head.  Also what was that nonsense he was talking with his “preferred ending” with Arya and Gendry as stewards of the Iron Throne until their baby comes of age?

    I love John and am a dedicated niche podcast listener, but I suspect he was on mushrooms when he watched that thing.

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  10. Henry Castaigne Member
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    rdowhower (View Comment):
    Coolidgerdowhower

    Love how Jonah thinks pornographic content is a matter to giggle about, again. His favorite president must be proud.

    Ronald Reagan was into porn?

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  11. Steve Heineman Coolidge
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    Thanks for the Endgame spoiler….a BIG one. A warning would have been appreciated. 

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  12. kedavis Member
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    @kedavis

    Steve Heineman (View Comment):

    Thanks for the Endgame spoiler….a BIG one. A warning would have been appreciated.

    Yes, they warned about GoT spoilers, but not the others.

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  13. Al Sparks Thatcher
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    @AlSparks

    On the complaints regarding the GoT battle being too dark:

    It annoyed me too.  And it’s way too common with other shows too.  And it was probably deliberate in this case as it probably is in others.  I have taken the time in some cases to adjust my television brightness, though in this case, I didn’t bother.

    I’m glad that there was some outrage.  Maybe those artistic jerks that deliberately do this, or more importantly their overseers (artistic jerks will need their chains pulled), will stop doing it.

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  14. Archie Campbell Member
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    @ArchieCampbell

    Jpod: “Who cares about Black Widow?” I’m no huge Marvel/Avengers fan, but I think she’s one of the more interesting characters. While she is deadly and tough, she’s an un-augmented human (as far as I know, anyway; the comics-loving folks will correct me here if I’m wrong), not a demi-god or a superhuman, and so can be killed easily compared to the others.

    One of my favorite parts of all of the Marvel films is in The Avengers, when she flees from the hulk aboard the “air-carrier” or whatever it is, and the scene afterward when she is shaking in terror and shock.  That was way more interesting than watching two may-as-well-be-indestructible superheroes go at it.

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  15. Seawriter Contributor
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    I am not a devotee of the show. Why? This.

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  16. EtCarter Inactive
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    Steve Heineman (View Comment):

    Thanks for the Endgame spoiler….a BIG one. A warning would have been appreciated.

    Isn’t the “Endgame” title a self-spoiling title as it is?

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  17. EtCarter Inactive
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    Archie Campbell (View Comment):

    Jpod: “Who cares about Black Widow?” I’m no huge Marvel/Avengers fan, but I think she’s one of the more interesting characters. While she is deadly and tough, she’s an un-augmented human (as far as I know, anyway; the comics-loving folks will correct me here if I’m wrong), not a demi-god or a superhuman, and so can be killed easily compared to the others.

    One of my favorite parts of all of the Marvel films is in The Avengers, when she flees from the hulk aboard the “air-carrier” or whatever it is, and the scene afterward when she is shaking in terror and shock. That was way more interesting than watching two may-as-well-be-indestructible superheroes go at it.

    Agreed re the Black Widow.

    I like her because she is an attractive woman .

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  18. kedavis Member
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    EtCarter (View Comment):

    Archie Campbell (View Comment):

    Jpod: “Who cares about Black Widow?” I’m no huge Marvel/Avengers fan, but I think she’s one of the more interesting characters. While she is deadly and tough, she’s an un-augmented human (as far as I know, anyway; the comics-loving folks will correct me here if I’m wrong), not a demi-god or a superhuman, and so can be killed easily compared to the others.

    One of my favorite parts of all of the Marvel films is in The Avengers, when she flees from the hulk aboard the “air-carrier” or whatever it is, and the scene afterward when she is shaking in terror and shock. That was way more interesting than watching two may-as-well-be-indestructible superheroes go at it.

    Agreed re the Black Widow.

    I like her because she is an attractive woman .

    Yes, that’s the best reason.  I always thought it was a bit much that she of non-super-powers was often shown doing things that would probably tear limbs off a regular mortal, at the very least.

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  19. Archie Campbell Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    EtCarter (View Comment):

    Archie Campbell (View Comment):

    Jpod: “Who cares about Black Widow?” I’m no huge Marvel/Avengers fan, but I think she’s one of the more interesting characters. While she is deadly and tough, she’s an un-augmented human (as far as I know, anyway; the comics-loving folks will correct me here if I’m wrong), not a demi-god or a superhuman, and so can be killed easily compared to the others.

    One of my favorite parts of all of the Marvel films is in The Avengers, when she flees from the hulk aboard the “air-carrier” or whatever it is, and the scene afterward when she is shaking in terror and shock. That was way more interesting than watching two may-as-well-be-indestructible superheroes go at it.

    Agreed re the Black Widow.

    I like her because she is an attractive woman .

    Yes, that’s the best reason. I always thought it was a bit much that she of non-super-powers was often shown doing things that would probably tear limbs off a regular mortal, at the very least.

    True, they are not consistent with that. As one example, when Cap launches her to catch an alien vehicle going 50 MPH, that would tear the arms off of most mortals.

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  20. Archie Campbell Member
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    @ArchieCampbell

    EtCarter (View Comment):

    Archie Campbell (View Comment):

    Jpod: “Who cares about Black Widow?” I’m no huge Marvel/Avengers fan, but I think she’s one of the more interesting characters. While she is deadly and tough, she’s an un-augmented human (as far as I know, anyway; the comics-loving folks will correct me here if I’m wrong), not a demi-god or a superhuman, and so can be killed easily compared to the others.

    One of my favorite parts of all of the Marvel films is in The Avengers, when she flees from the hulk aboard the “air-carrier” or whatever it is, and the scene afterward when she is shaking in terror and shock. That was way more interesting than watching two may-as-well-be-indestructible superheroes go at it.

    Agreed re the Black Widow.

    I like her because she is an attractive woman .

    Wait a minute. Are you saying that Scarlett Johansson is attractive? That’s a pretty bold claim.

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  21. kedavis Member
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    Archie Campbell (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    EtCarter (View Comment):

    Archie Campbell (View Comment):

    Jpod: “Who cares about Black Widow?” I’m no huge Marvel/Avengers fan, but I think she’s one of the more interesting characters. While she is deadly and tough, she’s an un-augmented human (as far as I know, anyway; the comics-loving folks will correct me here if I’m wrong), not a demi-god or a superhuman, and so can be killed easily compared to the others.

    One of my favorite parts of all of the Marvel films is in The Avengers, when she flees from the hulk aboard the “air-carrier” or whatever it is, and the scene afterward when she is shaking in terror and shock. That was way more interesting than watching two may-as-well-be-indestructible superheroes go at it.

    Agreed re the Black Widow.

    I like her because she is an attractive woman .

    Yes, that’s the best reason. I always thought it was a bit much that she of non-super-powers was often shown doing things that would probably tear limbs off a regular mortal, at the very least.

    True, they are not consistent with that. As one example, when Cap launches her to catch an alien vehicle going 50 MPH, that would tear the arms off of most mortals.

    Yes, that’s one of the main examples.  And was it ONLY 50 mph?

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  22. EtCarter Inactive
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    Archie Campbell (View Comment):

    EtCarter (View Comment):

    Archie Campbell (View Comment):

    Jpod: “Who cares about Black Widow?” I’m no huge Marvel/Avengers fan, but I think she’s one of the more interesting characters. While she is deadly and tough, she’s an un-augmented human (as far as I know, anyway; the comics-loving folks will correct me here if I’m wrong), not a demi-god or a superhuman, and so can be killed easily compared to the others.

    One of my favorite parts of all of the Marvel films is in The Avengers, when she flees from the hulk aboard the “air-carrier” or whatever it is, and the scene afterward when she is shaking in terror and shock. That was way more interesting than watching two may-as-well-be-indestructible superheroes go at it.

    Agreed re the Black Widow.

    I like her because she is an attractive woman .

    Wait a minute. Are you saying that Scarlett Johansson is attractive? That’s a pretty bold claim.

    10-4 on Scarlett Johansson being a fine looking woman. (as long as we are talking about her with the red-hair in her Iron-man debut, and the red Vidal Sasson  style in CA: The Winter Soldier.)  

     

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