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The Potterverse: Chapter 31 – The Third Task | The Goblet Of Fire

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 31 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire – The Third Task.

We chat why this chapter is a perfect pay off moment for all of the past experiences Harry has in previous years, why the the subversion of structure is a gold mine of opportunity, and why Bill is essentially Bender from The Breakfast Club

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#NERDCLAN PREVIEW | Keep Calm And Crown On: 5.01 – “Queen Victoria Syndrome” (SEASON 5 PREMIERE)

Keep Calm And Crown On Hosts Mary & Blake chat the season 5 premiere of The Crown – episode 5.01, “Queen Victoria Syndrome”.

We discuss the dramatic irony of watching these events with Prince Charles against reality of King Charles, why the casting is perfect, and why Tom Hanks is the closest thing to an American version of the Queen…

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The Potterverse: Chapter 30 – The Pensieve | The Goblet Of Fire

The Potterverse Hosts Mary & Blake discuss chapter 30 of Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire – The Pensieve.

We chat why this chapter broadens the wizarding world in a very intentional way, how the pensieve actually works, and why Barty Crouch Jr. was always The Big Bad Wolf in plays at Azkaban…

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House Of The Dragon With Mary & Blake: 1.10 – “The Black Queen” | SEASON FINALE

Mary & Blake chat about House Of The Dragon Episode 1.10 – “The Black Queen”.

We discuss the use and abuse of theme, why this show is best interpreted as a family drama, and we get into some pretty heavy cereal talk…you don’t want to miss the end of this episode 🙂

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The Rings Of Power With Mary & Blake: 1.08 – “Alloyed” | SEASON FINALE

Mary & Blake discuss The Rings of Power, episode 1.08 – “Alloyed”.

In this episode, we chat if the show lies to us, why the emotional connection between Halbrand and Galadriel is the centerpiece of the show, and why Galadriel and Adar are going to need to form a calming circle…

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House Of The Dragon With Mary & Blake: 1.09 – “The Green Council”

Mary & Blake chat about House Of The Dragon Episode 1.09 – “The Green Council”.

We discuss why for characters to be believable, they must do everything in their power to achieve their wants, why Alicent is still in service to men, and why Ser Harold Westerling is a good boss because he always gets the Starbys for his crew…

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House Of The Dragon With Mary & Blake: 1.08 – “The Lord Of The Tides”

Mary & Blake chat about House Of The Dragon Episode 1.08 – “The Lord of The Tides”.

We discuss why the characters are finally starting to feel true to the story, the irony in King Viserys’ final night, and why the dragon keepers need to invest in Shout sticks…

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The Rings Of Power With Mary & Blake: 1.07 – “The Eye”

Mary & Blake discuss The Rings of Power, episode 1.07 – “The Eye”.

In this episode, we chat about who the show is writing for, the exquisite cinematography for the opening, and why Mary is totally Disa…

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House Of The Dragon With Mary & Blake: 1.07 – “Driftmark”

Mary & Blake chat about House Of The Dragon Episode 1.07 – “Driftmark”.

We discuss the validity of the show holding the twist from you, why the night scenes look so…odd, and why Mary always gets her christmas shopping done BEFORE Halloween(!)…

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The Rings Of Power With Mary & Blake: 1.06 – “Udun”

Mary & Blake discuss The Rings of Power, episode 1.06 – “Udun”.

In this episode, we chat about light vs. dark, how this episode supplements and subverts core Tolkein ideology, and why Blake is never going to live near a mountain…

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