First off, you’re welcome Game of Thrones fans. This is a super-sized Pop Rocket loaded with theories, speculation, and yes, even love. While Wynter and Karen were away, Margaret and Guy tapped two die-hard fans for a full-on discussion of the series and their thoughts now that the first two of the last six episodes have aired. Assembled in the studio this week:
Guy “I’ve read all the George R.R. Martin books in the series” Branum
Sarah “I’m in a viewing group with a gaggle of lesbians and their gaybies” Kessler
Laura “I prepared delicious direwolf-shaped crackers” Krafft
Margaret “I host GoT viewing parties at my house” Wappler
This episode will reveal which Game of Thrones character Guy has dressed up for–TWICE!–for Halloween. Sarah finds one GoT character extremely annoying, and it’s not Bran. Laura pines for a Winterfell man she fears will die in the next episode, and Margaret is pretty sure she knows who will take the throne.
This was a raucous, expansive conversation that will both delight and frustrate Game of Thrones fans.
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In this episode...
- Laura Krafft
- Sarah Kessler
About the show
Pop Rocket is a high-octane weekly discussion of the culture we all love to love. Join host Guy Branum and panelists Wynter Mitchell, Karen Tongson, and Margaret Wappler for smart, funny, sometimes sweary chat about everything great in entertainment. Combining comic, journalistic, academic, and digital media expertise, the Pop Rocket team will keep you up-to-date on what’s most exciting in pop culture this week.
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