Happy Wine Wednesday! Podcast fave Maddie returns this week to discuss the pilot episode of HBO's House of the Dragon. This is a long one, so pace yourselves! And to help with your listening experience, check out the chapter markers below. Keep an eye out for a short bonus episode next week in which Maddie and I discuss book spoilers. REMINDER: We drink, we know things, we use LOTS of adult language, and we have a really good time. Cheers!
0:00 Intro and Drinking Selections
10:01 Our engagement with the source material.
13:08 Maddie discusses how the HotD source material differs from the GoT source material.
17:54 How does the HotD opening scene stack up against GoT's opening scene? Also - no opening title sequence? We have thoughts!
29:34 Thoughts on music from the episode and the magic of Ramin Djawadi.
39:01 How the discussion of character introductions will flow.
1:59:57 Rant about racism in the fandom.
2:11:42 Kurt Sutter would love this.
2:30:56 Other standouts.
2:33:22 Appreciation for the set design.
2:35:33 Maddie notes Iron Throne differences.
2:38:35 High Valyrian sounds a little different in HotD.
2:39:39 Miscellaneous Targaryen thoughts.
2:47:36 More praise for the pilot.
2:51:29 Was there anything from the pilot that didn't work for us?
2:57:17 Does HotD work best as a show that comes after the audiences introduction to Westeros after 8 seasons of Game of Thrones?
3:10:34 How bad does one smell after riding a dragon? Also, Maddie is a WHOLE vibe.
3:16:22 What GoT references did we enjoy most?
3:33:10 Maddie shares thoughts on GoT season 8.
3:44:33 Maddie shares why you may want to stick with HotD. Jocelyn also goes on a tangent about the lovely Patina Miller and a few other shows that you should check out on Sundays.Support the show