Boars, Gore, and Swords: A Game of Thrones Podcast

Doug Liman’s foundational deep cover superspy thriller The Bourne Identity has truly been burned when the rights have been sold to the USA Network as Treadstone, and it’s time for Ivan and Red to investigate. They talk Hustlers, Doug Liman’s WILD career, the Disney+ twitter movie dump, and and what it exactly it looks like when a storied secret government program resurfaces on Basic Cable.

Direct download: 2019-10-18_BGaS_Episode_363_WYSBW_Treadstone.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 6:16pm PDT

Different Showrunner, different cast, completely different story, same great Terror!  Author Maggie Tokuda-Hall joins Ivan and Red to discuss the second season of the horror drama anthology, AMC’s The Terror Infamy, which moves from 19th ships to World War II era Japanese internment camps in California.

You can Pre-Order Maggie’s upcoming book The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea on Indiebound, Books Inc, or Amazon.

Direct download: 2019-10-07_BGaS_Episode_362_WYSBW_The_Terror_Infamy.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:26pm PDT

In light of the Phoebe Waller-Bridge vehicle winning Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, and pretty much every other award, it was time for Ivan to watch Fleabag. Ivan and Red talk about emotions in comedy, our view of Obama in 2019, and the best new comedy show of the last 10 years.

Direct download: 2019-09-30_BGaS_Episode_361_WYSBW_Fleabag.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

There’s no more high of a brow meeting an extremely low brow than Danny McBride’s The Righteous Gemstones. From the creative coven that brought you Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals comes Jesse Gemstone, the best Danny McBride character in years. Ivan and Red talk John Goodman, establishing the higher ground, churches as startups, and the best way to handle a ransom exchange.

Direct download: 2019-09-23_BGaS_Episode_360_WYSBW_Righteous_Gemstones.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

We dip back into Prime Video with Undone. From the creator of Bojack Horseman comes this gorgeous and intense show which may or may not have time travel. Ivan and Red talk rotoscoping, the MCU, unlivable destinations, and the perfect casting of Bob Odenkirk.

Direct download: 2019-09-16_BGaS_Episode_359_WYSBW_Undone.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Should you watch Amazon’s Carnival Row? On one hand it’s *the* most promoted show since NBC’s Whitney, on the other hand a gritty reboot of Tinkerbell is a big promise. Ivan and Red talk prestige fantasy, networks scrambling to replace HBO, the necessary amount of force to life a naked man by his extremities, and the intrigue of a man in a bowler

Make sure and check out the Official Carnival Row store and get your t-shirt with a hat on it.

Direct download: 2019-09-06_BGaS_Episode_358_WYSBW_Carnival_Row.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

On Becoming a God in Central Florida is a good ass show and worth seeking out even in this, The Golden Age of Television! Ivan and Red the future of every actor getting their own prestige television show, Central Florida, Multi Level marketing, the transformative nature of tuxedos, and the early 90s as a “period”.

Direct download: 2019-08-23_BGaS_Episode_357_WYSBW_On_Becoming_a_God.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 11:51am PDT

Perpetual Grace, LTD on *checks notes* Epix is the SECOND great Steven Conrad (creator of Patriot) show we’ve covered and somehow he found an even more obscure platform!!! Ivan and Red talk Jimmi Simpson, Ben Kingsley, completely original accents, and this new future where one prestige drama will be produced per child.

Direct download: 2019-08-13_BGaS_Episode_356_WYSBW_Perpetual_Grace_LTD.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 8:38am PDT

Swamp Thing on *checks notes* DC Universal dared to ask “what if we rebooted the grossest Super Hero”. Ivan and Red talk a bit more of “The Boys”, alliterative comic book names, and the most disgusting noises you can make for a television show.

Direct download: 2019-08-07_BGaS_Episode_355_WYSBW_Swamp_Thing.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 8:24pm PDT

The Boys is an Amazon Prime production that dares to ask what if a television show had a special effects budget fronted by Meg Ryan & Dennis Quaid’s Love Child. Ivan and Red discuss your girl getting smushed, surprising accent choices by Simon Pegg and Karl Urban, and the upsetting removal of The Chrysler Building.

Direct download: 2019-07-30_BGaS_Episode_354_WYSBW_The_Boys.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:40pm PDT

Years and Years, the HBO/BBC show that asks “what if we made a political Black Mirror show that nobody in the U.S. watched?”. Ivan and Red confront Emma Thompson’s Boris Johnson impression, a future where robot technology has somehow regressed, but creepy snapchat filters have leapt forward.

Direct download: 2019-07-24_BGaS_Episode_353_WYSBW_Years_and_Years.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 11:09pm PDT

HBO’s Los Espookys, a half hour comedy that tests the limits of how high a concept can be. Ivan and Red speak some Spanglish that ranges from fine (Ivan) to terrible (Red) as they discuss Comedy Drummers, boyfriend/brothers, and history's greatest comedic punching bag.

Direct download: 2019-07-16_BGaS_Episode_352_WYSBW_Los_Espookys.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:23pm PDT

Doom Patrol, a DC property that nobody’s ever heard of on a platform that is a well kept secret even among those condemned to the chair. Ivan gives Red the inside track on everything DC including the existence of an Elasti-Girl unrelated to The Incredibles.

Direct download: 2019-07-12_BGaS_Episode_351_WYSBW_Doom_Patrol.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 11:01pm PDT

Gentleman Jack, HBO’s early 19th century period piece about one of history’s most oppressed L-words: Landlords. Ivan & Red discuss how much they love all the Annes on this show and how much they wish Blake Snyder would stop writing screenwriting books.

Direct download: 2019-07-01_BGaS_Episode_350_WYSBW_Gentleman_Jack.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Good Omens, a Prime Video series based off the Terry Pratchet/Neil Gaimon book that Gaiman himself called the truest adaptation of his vision. Ivan & Red discuss this “episode” that would more accurately be called one sixth of a movie.

Direct download: 2019-06-25_BGaS_Episode_349_WYSBW_Good_Omens.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:27pm PDT

Avengers: Endgame, unanimously agreed to be one of the top three Avengers films in the MCU, have Ivan & Red taking unexpected positions with regards to a Marvel film.

Direct download: 2019-06-18_BGaS_Episode_348_WYSBW_Avengers_Endgame.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:37pm PDT

Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, an HBO documentary Directed by Jeanie Finlay about the production of the final season of Game of Thrones turned out to be the emotional conclusion we all deserved.  Ivan & Red discuss it.

Direct download: 2019-06-14_BGaS_Episode_347_GoT_The_Last_Watch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm PDT

Now that the dust has settled, Ivan & Red discuss Game of Thrones’ legacy and ask if Bran the Broken really was the best ruler.

Direct download: 2019-05-29_BGaS_Episode_346_GoT_Wrap_Up.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 7:48pm PDT

The Iron Throne, the series finale of Game of Thrones. Season 8, Episode 6. Red flew out to NY to record with Ivan like they started: In an awkward bedroom, screaming about dragons and betrayal.

Direct download: 2019-05-20_BGaS_Episode_345_8x06.mp3
Category:game of thrones -- posted at: 9:45pm PDT

The Bells, Season 8, Episode 5 of Game of Thrones. Comedian and listener favorite Lydia Popovich joins Ivan & Red to talk an episode which goes full William Tecumseh Sherman.

Direct download: 2019-05-13_BGaS_Episode_344_8x05.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:02pm PDT

The Last of the Starks, Season 8, Episode 4 of Game of Thrones. Author and listener favorite Maggie Tokuda-Hall joins Ivan & Red to discuss an episode which should have been everyone drinking and having a good time, but that was ruined by family infighting at every level.

Direct download: 2019-05-06_BGaS_Episode_343_8x04.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:31pm PDT

The Long Night, Season 8, Episode 3 of Game of Thrones. Ivan & Red dive into the first tv episode long enough to make you plan out your pee breaks. It's a battle episode as satisfying as a Bastard Blacksmith.

Direct download: 2019-04-29_BGaS_Episode_342_8x03.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm PDT

A Knight of Seven Kingdoms, Season 8, Episode 2 of Game of Thrones. Ivan & Red were not ready for this beautiful, hour long piece of the finest fan service. Officially the 69th episode, it was the nicest episode yet.

Direct download: 2019-04-22_BGaS_Episode_341_8x02.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:42pm PDT

Winterfell, Season 8, Episode 1 of Game of Thrones. Ivan & Red discuss the stage being set for the final showdown between the dead and the living. From Jon missing the point, to Sansa being taken seriously, to Arya making a dagger gun, it’s a giant of an episode, so cuddle up next to your aunt and nephew and strap in.

Direct download: 2019-04-15_BGaS_Episode_340_8x01.mp3
Category:game of thrones -- posted at: 9:48pm PDT

HBO’s Game of Thrones enters season 8 after being gone a full calendar year and then some. Who’s at The Wall? Who’s in King’s landing? Who’s having sex with their Aunt and/or Nephew. Who’s alive and who was finally cut down by the Stark children with the instrument of their own plotting? Ivan & Red get you up to speed in time for the premiere.

Direct download: 2019-04-08_BGaS_Episode_339_8x00.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 2:01pm PDT

Reunited after a month, they discuss the newly released tv adaptation of What We Do in the Shadows. Ivan & Red talk Ireland, Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, and the rare pitch perfect adaptation to the small screen.

Direct download: 2019-04-01_BGaS_Episode_338_WYSBW_What_We_Do_in_the_Shadows_FX.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

It's time to go from no Spider-Man BGaS episodes to every part of the Spider-Verse simultaneously. Ivan & Red talk the Oscar Winner for Best Animated Features, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Direct download: 2019-03-25_BGaS_Episode_337_WYSBW_Spider-Verse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

After continuously mentioning it on the podcast for months, they swerve to a different media altogether and cover PS4 video game Horizon Zero Dawn. Ivan & Red Jeff Bezos, their favorite robot dinosaur to murder, and their feelings about the inevitable robot apocalypse.

Direct download: 2019-03-17_BGaS_Episode_336_WYSBW_Horizon_Zero_Dawn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

One of the highest rated new shows of 2019 with the pilot free online on its home network of You Tube Premium, not enough people are talking about Wayne. Ivan & Red talk Slim Jims, Broke Batman, and the greatest villain humankind can imagine: Dennis Duffy.

Direct download: 2019-03-10_BGaS_Episode_335_WYSBW_Wayne.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

A show created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland co-starring the hair from Brave? I’m in.  Ivan & Red

Direct download: 2019-03-03_BGaS_Episode_334_WYSBW_Russian_Doll.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 7:24pm PDT

We’ve entered bizarro-world as Red advocates for a comic book adaptation while Ivan shrugs indifferently for Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy. Ivan & Red discuss sibling relations, comic book adaptations, and the brilliance of Ellen Page & Robert Sheehan.

Direct download: 2019-02-25_BGaS_Episode_333_WYSBW_Umbrella_Academy.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Better Angels, Season 2 Episode 10, the season (series?!) finalé of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss Mira's looming threat forging some unlikely alliances AND NOTHING ELSE in the possible FIRST series finale in a show they’ve covered from start to finish.

Direct download: 2019-02-18_BGaS_Episode_332_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x10.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 2:12pm PDT

You to You, Season 2 Episode 9 THE PENULTIMATE episode of Starz’s Counterpart. Moments after discovering (accepting?) that Counterpart will not be coming back to Starz for a third season, Ivan & Red dive in to another exemplary episode from a show that is hearing some very ominous footsteps coming down the hall.

Direct download: 2019-02-11_BGaS_Episode_331_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x09.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:33pm PDT

In From the Cold, Season 2 Episode 8 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss the highest rated show on Feb 3rd and also The Super Bowl.

Direct download: 2019-02-04_BGaS_Episode_330_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x08.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:22pm PDT

No Strings Attached, Season 2 Episode 7 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss feedback from a notable listener, and Peter finally gets what he wants–his tapes back.

Direct download: 2019-01-28_BGaS_Episode_329_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x07.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 1:56pm PDT

Twin Cities, Season 2 Episode 6 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss Counterpart getting too popular and the show deciding to make an entire episode with none of its stars. Also: twins!

Direct download: 2019-01-21_BGaS_Episode_328_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x06.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:55pm PDT

A bicycle wheel is also a flat circle as Ivan & Red return to discuss HBO’s True Detective. After an inexplicable choice to strap itself to Vince Vaughan for a season, Mahershala Ali single-handedly rights a series.

Direct download: 2019-01-15_BGaS_Episode_327_WYSBW_True_Detective_S3.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:40pm PDT

Shadow Puppets, Season 2 Episode 5 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss the increasingly poor chances for Clare & Peter’s marriage. Clare has both a daughter and a lover named Spencer, and Peter’s running away from trouble like sweaty brooms thrown down the stairs in this, the hottest episode of television in all of 2019*.

* so far

Direct download: 2018-01-07_BGaS_Episode_326_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x05.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:09pm PDT