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Dude Watches – Game of Thrones – S07E05

by Will Dutcher on August 17, 2017

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Sansa and Arya are heading towards a fight, Baelish is getting ducks in rows, and the Westerosi A-Team is heading north of the wall in this week’s Lord of the Rings Game of Thrones. Randyll and Dickon Tarley are hot for Daenerys, refusing to bend the knee. Sam’s pissed at the lack of interest of the impending end of mankind, so he bounces–all while Gilly confirms Jon’s legitimacy as a Targaryen, vice a Snow/bastard. Tyrion and Jaime have a bit of a chat while Davos is just out getting Gendry back.

This episode was not all sword-swinging and battles, but there was a definite build toward the penultimate season 7 episode. There was a lot of character development and exposition, though the time-to-travel is definitely coming into question. While Caleb and Cord weren’t as enthralled with this week’s episode (I stand by my 10!), they rated it a respectable 8. Next week looks bad-ass, with Dondarion’s flaming sword! Who’s going to be killed? Anyone? A major character? Beric? Thoros? Drogon? WHO???

Please take a minute and review us on iTunes or leave a comment below or on our Facebook page. Or email us if you have a television series or a movie (or maybe a genre) that we should check out. We’re also toying with the idea of alternative reviews (books, games, etc.) so let us know if there’s something you want an opinion on.

Caleb (@OriginalCaleb) (rafehatescaleb.com)

Cord (@TooFewWhales)

Will (@Ramtrap)

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Dude Watches – Game of Thrones – S07E04

by Will Dutcher on August 10, 2017

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Game of Thrones scores another 10/10 with this episode, “The Spoils of War”. We’re treated to the happy reunion between Sansa and Arya and the awkward goodbye between Bran and Meera. We see Arya retrieving the dagger that was meant to kill Bran way back from Season 1. We’re witness to Arya manhandling the talented swordslady Brienne of Tarth. Jon and Davos disover the dragonglass. Daenerys has a total Neverending Story moment with Drogon and the Lannister Army. Bronn shoots a huge crossbow. Jaime, in an attempt to kill Daenerys, is tackled into Blackwater Rush before Drogon torches him. So many great scenes in this show, the shortest of this season, if not ever.

Toward the end of the show, Caleb and Will hypothesize on what might happen with Randyll Tarley and Sansa Stark. What are your predictions?

Please take a minute and review us on iTunes or leave a comment below or on our Facebook page. Or email us if you have a television series or a movie (or maybe a genre) that we should check out. We’re also toying with the idea of alternative reviews (books, games, etc.) so let us know if there’s something you want an opinion on.

Caleb (@OriginalCaleb) (rafehatescaleb.com)

Cord (@TooFewWhales)

Will (@Ramtrap)

 

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Dude Watches – Game of Thrones – S07E03

by Will Dutcher on August 3, 2017

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The hits keep on coming! Not only do D.B. Weiss and David Benioff have another outstanding episode, but Daenerys and company are dealt another devastating blow at Casterly Rock. Cersei gets some sweet revenge on Ellaria for poisoning and killing her only daughter, Myrcella. She’s going a step further with her revenge in forcing Ellaria to watch her daughter decompose–but that’s justice. Grey Worm and crew (through the magic of fast travel?) arrive at not-fully-defended Casterly Rock only for the camera to zoom in on Jaime in Highgarden, poisoning the Tyrell matriarch, Olenna. There’s a lot of poison going on in this show, actually. Sam does good work, and gets more work assigned to him; could the texts and scrolls he’s to copy contain secrets to help the defeat of the White Walkers? Sansa is flexing her leadership muscles in Winterfell. John is a free prisoner in Dragonstone. Jorah is cured and goes skin-to-skin with Sam. There’s just so much of that good good going on in this episode, there’s “no fat” (to quote Cord). We’ve only got a total of 10 episodes until the series is over, which include only 4 more this season! Are you ready for the end just yet?

Please take a minute and review us on iTunes or leave a comment below or on our Facebook page. Or email us if you have a television series or a movie (or maybe a genre) that we should check out. We’re also toying with the idea of alternative reviews (books, games, etc.) so let us know if there’s something you want an opinion on.

Caleb (@OriginalCaleb) (rafehatescaleb.com)

Cord (@TooFewWhales)

Will (@Ramtrap)

 

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Dude Watches – Game of Thrones – S07E02

by Will Dutcher on July 27, 2017

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Episode 2 of Season 7 Game of Thrones was just as enthralling, if not more, than the first. There are intriguing plotlines to follow (Little Finger, an emboldened Daenerys, Arya finding out about Jon Snow, Jorrah, etc.) and they’re coming at you full-steam. There doesn’t seem to be a long game in this season’s Game of Thrones, and that’s a good thing, because Winter is here!

This episode, we’re joined by Cord, who makes a triumphant return, but not yet having watched Episode 2. Stay tuned to the end of the podcast though where we guess what’s going to happen to particular characters in the show. We’re gonna do that all season long, so by the end, we may cover every character in the show a fraction of the characters! Hope everyone’s having a great week, and we look forward to next week’s episode, “The Queen’s Justice”. (Is it Cersei? Sansa? Daenerys? Stay tuned!).

Please take a minute and review us on iTunes or leave a comment below or on our Facebook page. Or email us if you have a television series or a movie (or maybe a genre) that we should check out. We’re also toying with the idea of alternative reviews (books, games, etc.) so let us know if there’s something you want an opinion on.

Caleb (@OriginalCaleb) (rafehatescaleb.com)

Cord (@TooFewWhales)

Will (@Ramtrap)

 

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Dude Watches – Game of Thrones – S07E01

by Will Dutcher on July 20, 2017

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Game of Thrones is back, though it’s already said because we’re coming to the end of the road. If that song just popped in your head, listen to the podcast for more Boyz II Men connections!

Caleb and I both gave this episode a 9, and before you listen, be aware there are plenty of spoilers and theories abound! We cover this episode nearly scene to scene from the cold open (HELL YEAH, ARYA!) to the final scene. And with that, ‘Shall we begin?’

Please take a minute and review us on iTunes or leave a comment below or on our Facebook page. Or email us if you have a television series or a movie (or maybe a genre) that we should check out. We’re also toying with the idea of alternative reviews (books, games, etc.) so let us know if there’s something you want an opinion on.

Caleb (@OriginalCaleb) (rafehatescaleb.com)

Cord (@TooFewWhales)

Will (@Ramtrap)

 

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Dude Watches – The Leftovers – S03E08

by Cord Culver on June 7, 2017

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Here it is, The Book of Nora– the series finale of HBO’s The Leftovers! The Leftovers is dead, long live The Leftovers.

Cord:

I don’t know what else there is to say– this episode is amazing. This show is amazing. Easily one of the best shows ever– Period. 10/10

Will:

This show is instantly a top 5 for me, probably top 3, of all time. There’s things you expect people to be upset about, insofar as not answering questions or following up on red herrings throughout the show, but that’s the beauty of this show–uncertainty. There’s uncertainty about the afterlife, Armageddon, suicide, love, family, relationships, etc. The ending scene of this episode, and this series, answers more questions than I thought were going to be answered. I’m not the least bit dissatisfied with the series and am grateful and thankful to have watched it. It really makes you think about your own mortality and the ‘what-would-you-do’ scenarios if you were in the same situations as Kevin, or Nora, or John, or Laurie. Was Nora telling the truth or lying? I think she was telling the truth. I felt she portrayed the pain of getting the closure with her family and not being able to do more, and how much it hurt her, but lifted a weight off her back to know they were (for all intents and purposes) happy and taken care of. It’s heart-breaking and uplifting, the final 5 minutes, and I couldn’t have thought of a better way for the story to end. I’m sad to see this show depart without knowing everything, but I’m happy to let the mystery be. 10/10

Caleb:

This show is important. I feel as if this show will be remembered and revered throughout television history. I don’t care if you like it. I don’t care if you don’t like it. It’s important to me and that’s all that matters to me. The show took an impossible concept and not only accomplished the narrative aspects  – they made it human. Honest dialogue. Real characters. I love this show. Easily in my top 3 favorite shows of all time. 10/10

Review us on iTunes. Leave a comment below or on our Facebook page. Catch up on our other episodes of Dude Watches, including Seasons 1 and 2 of The Leftovers, here. Finally, hit us up if you have a television series or a movie (or maybe a genre of something) that we should check out. Or give us something to talk about. Give us a question. Send us an email. Hell, I might even give you Cord’s phone number!

Caleb (@OriginalCaleb) (rafehatescaleb.com)

Cord (@TooFewWhales)

Will (@Ramtrap)

Dude Watches – The Leftovers – S03E07

May 31, 2017
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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week, Kevin is the World’s Most Powerful Man (and his Twin Brother) on episode seven of HBO’s The Leftovers. Kevin is the President. Kevin is an Assassin. Kevin is in the Guilty Remnant. Kevin has a key in his heart. Dean is a Special Forces […]

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Dude Watches – The Leftovers – S03E06

May 24, 2017
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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back, folks! This week we recap and review The Leftovers episode 6, “Certified.” Laurie gets into a fist fight with Nora, ends up drugging everyone and then goes scuba diving. And I promise, in context, it all makes sense. Cord: Well, clearly I didn’t have […]

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Dude Watches – The Leftovers – S03E05

May 17, 2017
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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIt’s a Matt, Matt, Matt World! Indeed it is. Welcome back to this week’s episode of Dude Watches where we discuss and review HBO’s The Leftovers. This being the final season we’re paying strict attention to each and every detail to figure out just what the […]

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Dude Watches – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

May 16, 2017
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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSYou guys are in for a real treat! We stuffed our guts with Mexican food and took in a Saturday matinee of Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2. So strap in and listen as we recap and review GotGv2. Cord: I managed to stay away from […]

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