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Drinks & Dragons: The House of the Dragon Pilot

August 31, 2022 Jocelyn/Maddie Episode 61
I'ma Need More Wine Podcast
Drinks & Dragons: The House of the Dragon Pilot
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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.

40:48 Rhaenyra

56:14 Daemon

1:16:32 Criston

1:31:34 Alicent

1:45:03 Rhaenys

1:55:23 Corlys

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 Sund

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Intro and Drinking Selections
Our engagement with the source material.
Maddie discusses how the HotD source material differs from the GoT source material.
How does the HotD opening scene stack up against GoT's opening scene? Also - no opening title sequence? We have thoughts!
Our thoughts on music from the episode and the magic of Ramin Djawadi.
How the discussion of character introductions will flow.
Rhaenyra
Daemon
Don't sleep on this f*ck boy AKA Criston
Alicent
Rhaenys
Corlys
Rant about racism in the fandom, the casting of Corlys, and other thoughts.
Kurt Sutter would love this AKA Poor Queen Aemma.
Other standouts from the pilot.
Appreciation for the set design. Thoughts on seeing Westeros in its heyday and observing familiar locations in their prime.
Maddie notes the differences in the appearance of the Iron Throne and how HotD more closely aligns with George's vision.
Dracarys! Even the High Valyrian sounds a little different in HotD.
So does fire kill a dragon or not? And a few other Targaryen thoughts - including observations on casting choices.
Jocelyn shares a few other things that worked for her in the pilot.
Was there anything from the pilot that didn't work for us?
Does HotD work best as a show that comes after the audiences introduction to Westeros after 8 seasons of Game of Thrones? Would the show have captured such a sizable audience if it were the first one to debut instead of GoT?
For sh*ts and giggles - exactly how bad does one smell after riding a dragon? Also, Maddie is a WHOLE vibe.
Hello, old friend. What GoT references did we enjoy most?
Maddie shares her thoughts on the controversial final season of Game of Thrones.
On the fence about continuing on with HotD? Maddie shares why you may want to stick with it. Jocelyn also goes on a tangent about the lovely Patina Miller and shares a few other shows that you should check out on Sundays.
Closing out with thirsty thoughts.