The Princes That Were Promised
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The Watchers On The Couch Official Rewatch:Season 4, Part 2

Shouting 'Hey You!' to the Characters of Season 4 and Seeing if Any of Them Respond

Episode Notes

SPOILERS!!! FOR ALL PUBLISHED BOOKS IN #GRRM'S A Song of Ice and Fire AS WELL AS ALL TELEVISED EPISODES OF HBO'S *Game of Thrones...

Born amidst salt and smoke... Just off the Long Island Expressway... And beneath a bleeding star...

This week, #TPTWP drop what industry insiders call a 'Podcast Deuce'.... eh...

The premier date for Season 7 is creeping closer with each day and the Official Rewatch of Game of Thrones must be completed, posted, and streamed before HBO can begin transmitting the penultimate season. With that in mind, the deuce that #TPTWP drop is being dropped for you, the very excited-for-Season-7 listener.

As The Watchers On The Couch, the Crown Princes take a look at the characters of the 4th Season of GoT. The Royal formula for character archetypes is the same as it was for Seasons 1 - 3, though it is getting more difficult to fit characters perfectly into each position. The hook is in the discussion, however, and not in the execution.

The Princes That Were Promised are John and SeannieWan. Every week they tear apart Westeros and sift through the pieces to bring their Leal and Loyal Subjects the history of the Realm and The Known World from both George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's adaptation, Game of Thrones.

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The Watchers On The Couch Official Rewatch:Season 4, Part 1

Hitting Ourselves On the Head with the Episodes and Trying to Stay Concious

Episode Notes

SPOILERS!!! FOR ALL PUBLISHED BOOKS IN #GRRM'S A Song of Ice and Fire AS WELL AS ALL TELEVISED EPISODES OF HBO'S *Game of Thrones...

Born amidst salt and smoke... Just off the Long Island Expressway... And beneath a bleeding star...

This week, #TPTWP begin the second half of their rewatch.

HBO's Season 4 is distinctively different than the first three Seasons. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss allow themselves freedom in their story-telling and really begin to drift away from the narrative of the material they're adapting. Timelines are jumbled, characters are reduced and some plot points are cut altogether. But it all works and it works out great!

Join the Royal Discussion as #TPTWP comb through each episode of Season 4 and reduce all the hard work, effort, manpower and passion that went into creating what was seen on screen to a simple number.

The Princes That Were Promised are John and SeannieWan. Every week they tear apart Westeros and sift through the pieces to bring their Leal and Loyal Subjects the history of the Realm and The Known World from both George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's adaptation, Game of Thrones.

You can subscribe to the podcast and show fealty at:

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Stitcher

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Please take a few minutes to leave a review so others can find #TPTWP as well!!!

Visit the Royal Ravenry
and The Red Keep

Like #TPTWP on Facebook

Read #TPTWP scholarly essays

The Princes That Were Promised is an ActionPacked!Podcast

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prepared and performed by John Khantzian and SeannieWan Kenobi

produced by Sean Block with John Khantzian

edited by Sean Block

Thank you for listening

Find out more at The Princes That Were Promised.

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Watching 'Rains of Castamere' (3.9)

Viewing 'Game of Thrones' with Commentary

Episode Notes

SPOILERS!!! FOR ALL PUBLISHED BOOKS IN #GRRM'S A Song of Ice and Fire AS WELL AS ALL TELEVISED EPISODES OF HBO'S *Game of Thrones...

Born amidst salt and smoke... Adjacent from the Long Island Expressway... And beneath a bleeding star...

#TPTWP are joined once again by Special Guest and Game of Thrones commentary partner, PBlizz- Uncle Pyp- Patrick Block.

The episode for Season 3 that we watch and commentate on is Rains of Castamere. There was really no question when it came to the choice for Season 3.

Special tiny bonus discussion about Bret Hart.

The Princes That Were Promised are John and SeannieWan. Every week they tear apart Westeros and sift through the pieces to bring their Leal and Loyal Subjects the history of the Realm and The Known World from both George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's adaptation, Game of Thrones.

You can subscribe to the podcast and show fealty at:

Apple Podcasts

Stitcher

GooglePlay

Please take a few minutes to leave a review so others can find #TPTWP as well!!!

Visit the Royal Ravenry
and The Red Keep

Like #TPTWP on Facebook

Read #TPTWP scholarly essays

The Princes That Were Promised is an ActionPacked!Podcast

copyright 2017 ActionPacked!Productions

prepared and performed by John Khantzian and SeannieWan Kenobi

produced by Sean Block with John Khantzian

edited by Sean Block

Thank you for listening

Find out more at The Princes That Were Promised.

This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

The Watchers On The Couch Official Rewatch:Season 3, Part 2

Using The Characters of Season 3 as Motivation and Seeing If We Get Out of Bed

Episode Notes

SPOILERS!!! FOR ALL PUBLISHED BOOKS IN #GRRM'S A Song of Ice and Fire AS WELL AS ALL TELEVISED EPISODES OF HBO'S Game of Thrones...

Born amidst salt and smoke... Just off the Long Island Expressway... And beneath a bleeding star...

This week, #TPTWP, wearing their Watchers On The Couch cloaks and tunics (for a 6th straight week), chop up the characters and characterizations for Game of Thrones, the 3rd Season. They toss the meat onto the Royal Grill to see what sort of meal it makes.

The same formula is applied to Season 3 as was applied to Seasons 1 and 2: One or more characters that represent The Status Quo of Westeros; one character that represents The Protagonist and fights to maintain the Status Quo of Westeros; one character that represents The Antagonist and attempts to disrupt or change the Status Quo of Westeros; one character, out of reach and on their own, that is Chaotic Good by unknowingly strengthening the Status Quo as a result of their actions; one character, also out of reach or untouchable, that is Chaotic Evil through their actions, which harm the Status Quo as collateral damage; one or more characters that function(s) as a Threat On the Horizon and will attempt to come into open conflict with the Status Quo in the near future; and finally, one or more characters that function(s) as an Existential Threat to the Status Quo, as neither this (these) character(s) nor the Status Quo yet realize the threat posed.

Confused? Best to just listen. This is an interesting formula that can be applied to each Season of Game of Thrones with different results. Theoretically, this can also be applied to any Prestige Television Drama. So whip out your old LOST DVD's and play along with your friends!

Also in this episode: The Princes That Were Promised have a fit of laughter while SeannieWan introduces John to quite likely the best subreddit there is- r/PrequelMemes. It may be a good idea to explore the subreddit along with your Crown Princes.

If you aren't much of an explorer, there's this.

Or this...

... and also this.

The Princes That Were Promised are John and SeannieWan. Every week they tear apart Westeros and sift through the pieces to bring their Leal and Loyal Subjects the history of the Realm and The Known World from both George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's adaptation, Game of Thrones.

You can subscribe to the podcast and show fealty at:

Apple Podcasts

Stitcher

GooglePlay

Please take a few minutes to leave a review so others can find #TPTWP as well!!!

Visit the Royal Ravenry
and The Red Keep

Like #TPTWP on Facebook

Read #TPTWP scholarly essays

The Princes That Were Promised is an ActionPacked!Podcast

prepared and performed by John Khantzian and SeannieWan Kenobi

produced by Sean Block with John Khantzian

edited by Sean Block

Thank you for listening

Find out more at The Princes That Were Promised.

This podcast is powered by Pinecast.