Monday, June 23, 2014

Shot/Reverse Shot: Episode 54 - Game of Thrones Season 4

To mark the end of the fourth season of HBO's Game of Thrones, a season that saw it reach new levels of popularity - when you combine live viewings and on-demand figures it's now the highest rated show in HBO history - and controversy, particular with regards to its use of sexual violence as a plot device, Joe Gastineau and I decided to sit down and have an in-depth discussion about the show.

We talk a little bit about specific events in the history of the show, so there are spoilers pretty much from the beginning, but we mainly use it as a jumping off point to discuss the reasons for the show's success, how it functions as an adaptation of a long, involved and still unfinished series of books, and whether or not it is a fundamentally more ambitious show than The Crystal Maze. It's a fun, wide-ranging talk that keeps the Hodoring down to a minimum.

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