The Last Kingdom With Mary & Blake

The Last Kingdom With Mary & Blake: Episode 5.02

Mary & Blake chat about The Last Kingdom Episode 5.02

We discuss discuss the horror element found in Alexander Dreymon’s directing, why we can whistle past the logic graveyard for Aethelflaed’s choice, and why Brida’s creepy kid needs to get a toy.

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The Last Kingdom With Mary & Blake: Episode 5.01 (SEASON 5 PREMIRE)

The Last Kingdom Hosts Mary & Blake chat about The Last Kingdom Season 5 Pemiere – Episode 5.01

We discuss the value of building out the emotional connection of your story world, if Brida is redeemable, and why Finan and Sigtryggyr would totally have a secret handshake…

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The Last Kingdom With Mary & Blake: Episodes 4.09 + 4.10

The Last Kingdom Hosts Mary & Blake chat about The Last Kingdom episodes 4.09 + 4.10.

We discuss the narrative cohesion of this season, why Sigtryggyr was a delightful subversion of expectations, and why father Pyrlig is your 98 year old grandmother at Thanksgiving…

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The Last Kingdom With Mary & Blake: Episodes 4.07 + 4.08

The Last Kingdom Hosts Mary & Blake chat about The Last Kingdom episodes 4.07 + 4.08.

We discuss the contradicting narrative pressures making a unique and welcome environment for the show, how the cell scene drips with gorgeous symbolism, and why Sigtryggyr is Kevin McCallister and Bill Weasley combined…

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The Last Kingdom With Mary & Blake: Episodes 4.05 + 4.06

The Last Kingdom Hosts Mary & Blake chat about The Last Kingdom episodes 4.05 + 4.06.

We discuss the need for ironic characterization, terrific sound design and cinematography, and why Eadith is trying her best to recreate White Fang…

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The Last Kingdom With Mary & Blake: Episode 4.04

The Last Kingdom Hosts Mary & Blake chat about The Last Kingdom episode 4.04.

We discuss passing the baton to a newer cast of characters, why television is best when it lives in the moral grey area, and why Mary has basically employed a witch to sage our house…

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The Last Kingdom With Mary & Blake: Episode 4.03

The Last Kingdom Hosts Mary & Blake chat about The Last Kingdom episode 4.03.

We discuss “ending fatigue”, finally feeling something for Aethelflaed and Uhtred, and why Father Pyrlig is Taco Bell…

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The Last Kingdom With Mary & Blake: Episode 4.02

The Last Kingdom Hosts Mary & Blake chat about The Last Kingdom episode 4.02.

We discuss exposition disguised as dramatic irony, why Uhtred doesn’t feel like he’s got a real plan, and why poor Ecgwynn is like Edith from Downton Abbey…

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The Last Kingdom With Mary & Blake: Episode 4.01 (SEASON 4 PREMIERE)

The Last Kingdom Hosts Mary & Blake chat about The Last Kingdom Season 4 premiere, episode 4.01.

We discuss the differences between showrunners, character equity, and why Brida is basically Susan Surandon in Step Mom.

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The Last Kingdom With Mary & Blake: Episode 3.10 (SEASON 3 FINALE)

The Last Kingdom Hosts Mary & Blake chat about The Last Kingdom Season 3 finale, episode 3.10.

We discuss the overall arc of the season, why Stephen Butchard may have chosen to leave the show, and why Aelswith needs to take up Sourdough bread baking…

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