Game of Thrones 3.07 "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" (Maester's Edition)

A column article, Paranoid Video by: John Bender, Ryan Usher

Game of Thrones logo HBO Maester's Edition

 

No longer content to merely review Game of Thrones through the use of cumbersome blocks of text, John Bender and Ryan Usher have moved on to the internet airwaves, commandeering the Paranoid Video podcast feed for their own spoiler-y purposes.

SPOILERS FOLLOW. THIS CANNOT BE OVERSTATED. DO NOT LISTEN IF YOU HAVEN'T READ ALL OF THE BOOKS.


3.07 "The Bear and the Maiden Fair"

 

There's no getting around it: "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" was a clumsy, boring episode of TV. The George R. R. Martin-penned script repeatedly paired its characters off and gave them really nothing to talk about, resulting in a lot of forced humor and idle musing. It's no surprise, then, that the podcast about this episode is roughly the same experience. Although we struggle to stay on topic, we do find time to brainstorm creative, fashionable uses for REDACTED's fetus and REDACTED's foreskin. There's also mention of a fairly sophisticated theory about the seasons of Westeros at the 53-minute mark. 

Listen at the player thingie below, or click here to download.

Game of Thrones Bear and the Maiden Fair Tywin Joffrey

 

As always, shout out to Anamanaguchi for providing the theme song.


John Bender is a Twitter anarchist with questionable opinions about celebrity lifestyles and the Lost finale. He edits erotic novels by day and works tirelessly by night to improve upon his personal record of 42.00 in the Mecha Marathon minigame in Mario Party 2. He also plays in Fitness.


Ryan Usher is a philosopher and quasi cognitive psychologist pursuing a questionable career in law; when he's not fantasizing about becoming a vaudeville performer or honing his incredibly deficient drawing and musical skills, you can find him spouting radical left viewpoints on Twitter: @RyanGUsher.

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