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  • 66
    Bran's companions encounter undead enemies at the giant Heart Tree. Jojen is killed but a child of the Forest takes them to safety where they meet the Three Eyed Raven. Manse is surprised by Stannis' army and taken prisoner. Brienne encounters Arya and the Hound. Brienne badly wounds the Hound but loses Arya. She lets the Hound die and jumps on a boat to Braavos. Cersei refuses to marry Loras. Jaime helps Tyrion escape but he chooses to kill Tywin instead. He and Varys leave on a ship. Daenerys is forced to chain up two of her dragons after they kill a child.
    18 June 2014 - 36 comments - Podcast Available
  • 76
    Gilly makes it to Castle Black while Ygritte promises to kill Jon. A large section of forest is set on fire north of the Wall and an attack begins both on Castle Black and the Wall. Alliser Thorne is killed defending the Castle while Janos Slynt hides with Gilly. The attack on the Tunnel is repelled despite many casualties. The attack on the Castle is too but Ygritte dies in Jon's arms. Giantsbane is taken prisoner and Jon heads out of the gate to kill Manse.
    12 June 2014 - 21 comments - Podcast Available
  • 60
    Ygritte lets Gilly live while the Wildlings sack Mole's Town. Grey Worm and Missandei sort of admit to having feelings for one another. A boy hands Ser Jorah's pardon to Ser Barristan. He passes it on to Daenerys who kicks him out of Meereen. Theon helps Ramsay take Moat Cailin and the latter gets upgraded to a Bolton. Sansa confesses who she is but protects Baelish to the Lords of the Vale. The Hound and Arya arrive only to learn that Lysa is dead. The Mountain kills Oberyn in the Trial by Combat.
    6 June 2014 - 35 comments - Podcast Available
  • 68
    Jim sends out a memo about Don breaching his contract. Don angrily reacts and Bert supports his out of loyalty. Everyone watches the Moon Landing including Don, Peggy, Pete and Harry who are out pitching to Burger Chef. Don insists that Peggy give the presentation so that the business is hers. Bert dies and Roger talks to McCann about a takeover. He puts together a deal which would put him in charge and keep Don around.
    2 June 2014 - 14 comments
  • 58
    Tyrion can't expect Jaime or Bronn to fight for him but when the Mountain is named as his opponent a Champion emerges. The Hound learns of the bounty on his head and Arya helps him with a wound. Brienne and Pod encounter Hot Pie who puts them on the path to the Eyrie. Jon suggests sealing the tunnel under the Wall but is denied. Melissandre explains why Shireen must go with her when they leave Dragonstone. Dany allows Daario into her bedroom and then sends him to Yunkai. Jorah persuades her to show a little mercy. Sansa slaps Robin, Baelish kisses her and then shoves Lysa out the Moon Door.
    15 September 2014 - 27 comments - Podcast Available
  • 67
    Peggy makes her pitch for Burger Chef in front of Don, Pete and Lou. They love it but Pete wants Don to pitch. Peggy is thrown for a loop and spends all weekend working on a new pitch. Don eventually helps her out. He spends the weekend with Meagan as they pull further apart. Bob Benson is back and learns some good and some bad news about Chevy. Pete goes to visit his daughter but Trudy tries to avoid him.
    1 June 2014 - 1 comments
  • 53
    Howard and Bernadette contemplate a horrible summer unless they can find someone to take care of Howard's mom. Sheldon is outraged that the University won't allow him to change his focus of study. He's equally disturbed when Leonard tells him that he's engaged to Penny and plans to live with her.
    17 May 2014 - 1 comments

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  • *I may be gone for now but check out these podcasts:* The Angel Rewatch (with Derek and William)[https://theangelrewatch. wordpress. com/] Return to Stars Hollow: A Gilmore Girls Rewatch (with Cordia and Celeste)[http://returntostarshollow. blogspot. co. uk/] Trailerclash: The Movie Trailers Podcast (with Roberto and friends)[http://trailerclash. wordpress. com/] Hi everyone, As you can probably imagine producing podcasts takes a lot of time. An hour to watch the show, sometimes an hour to write, an hour to read and edit feedback, an hour to record, an hour to edit and post and prepare for the next one. Between "The Walking Dead" podcast and the Buffy Rewatch my spare time is well used up.
    5 September 2014 - 38 comments
  • Hey everyone, As I announced on the podcast for The Walking Dead's "After", I recently read Compendium One of the graphic novels. I then recorded a podcast summarising each chapter briefly and commenting on it in my usual style. The podcast is 2 and a half hours long by the end but obviously every second is audio gold :-) I'm asking listeners to donate $5 or more to get their copy of the podcast. Just click on the donate tab and leave me $5 and then email thetvcritic@gmail.
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  • Valt on Mockingbird
    Is there anything more annoying than book readers that attack the watchers of the show because of "i promise you, it will fit in the end"? It still may be bad or forced television in that moment. And ...
    6 September 2014
  • Faheem Mitha on Symphony of Illumination
    Hi Robin, Nice review. I was randomly watching some episodes of HIMYM online. I still haven't watched most of it, but I don't bother to watch them in order, because, as you observed "the stories a...
    3 September 2014
  • Kris on Sort of Goodbye
    Dear robin You deserve the #1 search result spot for "tv critic" rightfully - at least for me you were a true roger ebert of television. I discovered you thru breaking bad and Half of the pleasure o...
    19 August 2014
  • The TV Critic on Sort of Goodbye
    Thanks so much for the lovely comments. To answer your question specifically Maggie. As generous as many of you have been you usually don't get more than say 1-5% of people who will give to this kind ...
    12 August 2014

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