• Boars, Gore, and Swords: Penny Dreadful

    This week we're completely lacking in Boars, but are up to our mangled necks in Gore and Swords. Ivan and Red take a break from the realms of Westeros and Essos and head for 19th century London to re-cap Showtime and Sky's Penny Dreadful, created and written by John Logan. In this "What You Should Be Watching" episode, they discuss ravens from the Bannermen, Penny Dreadful's horrific introduction, The Doctor's big reveal, a victorian SRO, the best place to be located if you discover you're in a horror film, Ava vs Eva, Feminism and the Third Reich, CGI Spiders, the scourge of pocket watches discouraging human interaction, Timothy Dalton's Taken, lady Sherlock, guts budget, the Emmy for best face tattoo, and the logical fallacy of world murder.

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  • Game of Thrones Book Club: Wayne Campbell Takes the Black

    Jon's reward for holding the wall is Janos Slynt and Tyrion seeks justice from the gods in Jon IX and Tyrion X (Hardback page 778/Paperback page 946) in George R.R. Martin's "A Storm of Swords". Nato Green of FX's Totally Biased, The Business, and his podcast, The Nato Sessions, joins Ivan and Red to discuss translators for the deaf not being detailed enough for Game of Thrones, invented vocabulary, scorpions on decks of boats, government being run by hot 25 year-olds, Wayne Campbell taking the black, The Return of Martin Guerre, Tywin feeling political strategy viscerally, mocking your sibling's suitors, and the physics of penetrating armor with a spear.

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  • Game of Thrones Book Club: Petyr Baelish's Game of King Chairs

    Jaime reminds The Kingsguard who's in charge and Petyr Baelish gets showy with his mastery of The Game of Thrones in Jaime VIII (Hardback page 750/Paperback page 912) in George R.R. Martin's "A Storm of Swords". Ivan and Red discuss Ravens from the Bannermen, books vs toilet paper, Stranger in a Strange Land, Ser Barristan's advanced age, Jaime's professional pride, Ser Boros missing out on a once in a lifetime opportunity, Dragons vs. Dinosaurs, Petyr Baelish and Wikipedia etiquette, underestimating Cersei, strong seed, Lysa's wedding in a box, and Ser Egan's revenge.

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  • Game of Thrones s4e10 season finale [Boars, Gore, and Swords]

    Boars, Gore, and Swords is hosted by stand-up comedians Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott. In each episode they break down HBO's Game of Thrones and George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. They also talk about movies, TV, science fiction, fantasy, and lots of other things. NSFW.

    [Spoilers ahoy!]
    In this episode they discuss Bryan Cogman's new venture, the Lee Pace show, Crows eating crow, the return of Mance Rayder, surprise Stannis, Dr. Franqyburn's experiments on Gregor Clegane, Tywin's surprising ignorance, Daenerys's Dragon privilege, Hodor breaking the fourth wall, fan favorites meeting up, sociopathic Arya, Shae and Tyrion reunited, and a Father's Day gift for Tywin.

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  • Ygritte's Regrets: Game of Thrones s4e8 [Boars, Gore, and Swords]

    Boars, Gore, and Swords is hosted by stand-up comedians Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott. In each episode they break down HBO's Game of Thrones and George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. They also talk about movies, TV, science fiction, fantasy, and lots of other things. NSFW.

    [Spoilers ahoy!]
    Ivan and Red are joined by third chair Kelly Anneken to discuss episode Director Neil Marshall, the troubles with baking on top of the Wall, Sam Tarly lawyering his celibacy Oath, the North Korea of the Midwest, baby acting, Alliser Thorne's leadership skills, the biggest Sam Tarly on the Wall, gate holding, the battle of two characters nobody cares about, the search for Mance Rayder, the leadership of comic relief, the disappointment of Ghost, the rise of Samwell Tarly, and predictions for the final episode.

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  • The Mountain and the Viper: Game of Thrones s4e8 [Boars, Gore, and Swords]

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    Boars, Gore, and Swords is hosted by stand-up comedians Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott. In each episode they break down HBO's Game of Thrones and George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. They also talk about movies, TV, science fiction, fantasy, and lots of other things. NSFW.

    [Spoilers ahoy!]
    "The Mountain and the Viper", Season 4, Episode 8 of HBO's "Game of Thrones", is both the end for some cherished characters as well as a new beginning for others. Ivan and Red are joined by Lydia Popovich to discuss the return of Alex Graves, Joan Rivers' first gig in Moletown, House Royce, Schrödinger's baby, buff eunuchs bathing, appropriate musical queues, the rise of Reek, Littlefinger's first two mix tapes, terribly "Robin" puns, the pride of Ser Barristan Selmy, catfishing the Khaleesi, Sansa wearing this season's "Lenny Kravitz", Tyrion's Vargo Hoat impression, the rules of dueling, and father of the year, Tywin Lannister.

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  • Women in Game of Thrones [Boars, Gore, and Swords]

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    Boars, Gore, and Swords is hosted by stand-up comedians Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott. In each episode they break down HBO's Game of Thrones and George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. They also talk about movies, TV, science fiction, fantasy, and lots of other things. NSFW.

    [Spoilers ahoy!]
    Kelly Anneken & Lydia Popovich join Ivan & Red to discuss Shae as an operator, Olenna Tyrell as a role model, what to do with Ros, the defanging of Arya, Sansa as criticism of the fantasy genre, the big red tent of feminism, Brienne's Maxi Armor, and issues with the translation from book to TV of the most controversial scenes in the show.

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  • Boars, Gore & Swords: Game of Thrones S4E5

    Boars, Gore, and Swords is hosted by stand-up comedians Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott. In each episode they break down HBO's Game of Thrones and George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. They also talk about movies, TV, science fiction, fantasy, and lots of other things. NSFW.

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  • Boars, Gore, and Swords: Game of Thrones recap: 4×04


    Boars, Gore, and Swords is hosted by stand-up comedians Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott. In each episode they break down HBO's Game of Thrones and George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. They also talk about movies, TV, science fiction, fantasy, and lots of other things. NSFW.

    "Oathkeeper," Season 4 Episode 4 of HBO's Game of Thrones, is exposition-heavy after starting the season with three extremely action-packed episodes. Ivan and Red are joined by Scott Simpson of You Look Nice Today. They discuss unrealistic television sewers, Daenerys's missed opportunity to sing "Don't Cry For Me Argentina," the sword fight version of "stop hitting yourself," Jamie managing a Foot Locker, Olenna Tyrell walking leisurely through gardens, the moral purity of Hodor, Westerosi Algebra, and The Fortress of Solitude.

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  • Boars, Gore, and Swords: Game of Thrones recap S04E03

    Boars, Gore, and Swords is hosted by stand-up comedians Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott. In each episode they break down HBO's Game of Thrones and George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. They also talk about movies, TV, science fiction, fantasy, and lots of other things. NSFW.

    "Breaker of Chains," Season 4 Episode 3 of HBO's Game of Thrones, takes a victory lap before dealing with the ripples of one of the biggest shocks to hit Westeros yet. Ivan and Red are joined by comedian Matt Lieb to discuss this episode which sets the stage for the rest of the season. We cover Sansa running into Gendry, Littlefinger doing Batman's voice, the absolute worst kind of sexual act, the loudest slurping scene in modern television, The Hound going Galt, Samwell Tarly's poor judgement, the return of The BORG (or Thenns), knife to horse combat, and a really respectable pyramid.

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  • Boars, Gore, and Swords: Game of Thrones recap: 4×02:


    Boars, Gore, and Swords is hosted by stand-up comedians Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott. In each episode they break down HBO's Game of Thrones and George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. They also talk about movies, TV, science fiction, fantasy, and lots of other things. NSFW.

    Season 4 Episode 2 of HBO's "Game of Thrones" takes the fourth season to an entirely different level. Ivan and Red are joined by comedian and Business-man Sean Keane to discuss an episode that is certain to be a classic in this realm. We cover the most disturbing tv scene in television history, Joffrey's dream woman, a refocusing on Bronn's storyline, the insufficient bastard naming system, Theon going to Barber school, Skyler vs Shae, the lineage of Dragonstone, Joffrey's wonderfully short wedding ceremony, new Tommen, Ser Loras vs Ser Jaime, Brienne vs Cersei, the indignity of the little person acting troupe, and reams and reams of comeuppance.

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  • Boars, Gore, and Swords GoT recap: 4×01: Two Swords, One Throat

    Boars, Gore, and Swords is hosted by stand-up comedians Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott. In each episode they break down HBO's Game of Thrones and George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. They also talk about movies, TV, science fiction, fantasy, and lots of other things. NSFW.

    With the long awaited Season 4 Premiere of HBO's "Game of Thrones" is upon us, Ivan and Red cut deep into "Two Swords." They're joined by third chair Kelly Anneken, and the three of them discuss molten ice, the sequel to Ser Captain America – The Winter is Coming Soldier, Tall Joffrey, the introduction of Prince Oberyn (AKA "The Red Viper"), mc'ing weddings for cake, the newer/higher mountain, Assassin Kenny Rogers, Jaime going full Buster Bluth, The Cannibal Borg, Joffrey's Saxophone statue, the abbreviated "Ser Duncan the Tall", and the beautiful reunion of a girl and her named sword!

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  • Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast: Game of Thrones S1-3 recap

    Boars, Gore, and Swords is hosted by stand-up comedians Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott. In each episode they break down HBO's Game of Thrones and George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. They also talk about movies, TV, science fiction, fantasy, and lots of other things. NSFW.

    With the Season 4 premiere of HBO's "Game of Thrones" only days away, Ivan and Red devote an entire episode to getting you up to speed so you can tell your Tyrions from your Tywins, recall there's a "Rickon" Stark, and that Jaime's no longer right-handed. They cover every single character in George R.R. Martin's world, answering 4 questions for each:

    1. Are they Alive, Dead, Wights, or White Walkers?

    2. Where did we leave them at the end of Season?

    3. Do we care?

    4. Wild, unspoilery predictions about what they'll be doing in Season Four.

    Questions that get answered include: Who is Locke? Is Balon Greyjoy alive? Who did Melisandre curse to die? It's the perfect way to prepare yourself for the premiere!

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