GAME OF THRONES: SEASON 4 REVIEW

BE NOT AFRAID: NO BOOK SPOILERS (But there are plenty of show spoilers.)

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What the world really needs is someone to critically think about, discuss and appreciate the grand spectacle that is Game of Thrones. Luckily, we are here to appeal to the niche audience that appreciates this show on a micro as well as macro level. Episode 90 hands out awards for the season MVP, asks logistical questions about Tyrion’s ability to slink through tunnels and hallways and takes stock of all the major plot and character developments from Season 4. We are living proof that book readers and show watchers can live like Hot Pie in a bakery – in peaceful harmony. Finally, a place for people to feel safe to talk about this show. You’re welcome, internet friends.

FAVORITE THINGS FROM 2013

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Here you are, sweet internet users. Another list of things from the year that was. Creating an arbitrary list of items pertaining to one general (or even hyper specific) topic has become the preferred way for websites to generate clicks. People click on lists of anything; it’s as certain as a late-game interception from Tony Romo. In so many ways, it is incredibly frustrating. Seeing how many users are sucked into reading a list like “21 Cats Celebrating Boxing Day” makes us weep for our children. (Screw you, Buzzfeed.) Seeing how websites are increasingly catering to this least-common-denominator type of list-ing and devoting resources to promoting this type of work is equally sad.

And while we at the Double A Podcast are firmly against list-icles, we are not above talking about things we like. If they happen to resemble something of a list, well then so be it.

In episode 74, Adam and Anthony discuss their favorite things from 2013, including an appreciation for Kanye, the new season of SNL, Kaiju, the Lannisters, Walter White and even some plays. The fellas also include a few things they are not pleased about at the end, namely the profound idiocy of Under the Dome, the weirdness of Manti Te’o and not giving a shit about whatever the fox does or does not say. (Also, ignore the fact we refer to it as Episode 75 at the beginning. We are dumb.)

Thank you all for listening throughout our maiden year. We hope you’ve enjoyed and continue to listen.

APRIL MOVIE PREVIEW, GAME OF THRONES & LATE NIGHT TV

Listen HereIt’s the first week of April, which means one thing for the fellas of the Double A Podcast: it is time to preview the month’s movies. It may not be a bumper crop of movies this month but the fellas take a look at a few of the promising and not so promising prospects. Will 42, the Jackie Robinson biopic, fall into the Disney-fied, African-American athlete biopic trap or will it surprise some people and do justice to remarkable story of Robinson? Are Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman enough to carry the sci-fi, post-apocalyptic thriller Obilivion? Will Pain and Gain be the greatest movie of all time or just on of the greatest movies ever? Does anyone know what the hell Terrence Malick movies are about?

The guys break down these movies and more while also touching on a few other pop culture tidbits, including: the battle for late night TV, Pixar’s latest release and even voyage to Westeros for a little Game of Thrones talk. Check out the trailers for each movie discussed below.

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