Chris Butchard

The Last Kingdom With Mary & Blake: Episode 2.05

The Last Kingdom Hosts Mary & Blake chat about The Last Kingdom episode 2.05.
We discuss the benefit and burden of having a three year time jump, Erik and Sigfried’s long con, and why this episode is the TV equivalent of Seafood Chowder…

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The Last Kingdom With Mary & Blake: Episode 2.02

The Last Kingdom Hosts Mary & Blake chat about The Last Kingdom episode 2.02.

We discuss the excellent use of contrasting theme, burning through plot but staying focused on character, and why there must be so much scoliosis in that walking army.

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The Last Kingdom With Mary & Blake: Episode 1.08 (SEASON 1 FINALE)

The Last Kingdom Hosts Mary & Blake chat about The Last Kingdom Season 1 finale — episode 1.08.

We discuss the thematic resolution of season 1, the merits of having only one writer for an entire season, and why Alfred is no Mel Gibson…

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The Last Kingdom With Mary & Blake: Episode 1.07

The Last Kingdom Hosts Mary & Blake chat about The Last Kingdom episode 1.07.

We discuss the clear direction of action, rising tension in faith vs. religion, and why Aelswith is a cheap imitation of Tuffnut from How To Train Your Dragon…

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The Last Kingdom With Mary & Blake: Episode 1.06

The Last Kingdom Hosts Mary & Blake chat about The Last Kingdom episode 1.06.

We discuss the intentional inclusion of sorcery, specific use visual language of story transition, and why Mildrith should go to Maine and be a Blueberry Farmer.

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The Last Kingdom With Mary & Blake: Episode 1.05

The Last Kingdom Hosts Mary & Blake chat about The Last Kingdom episode 1.05.

We discuss the superb direction, mirroring justice scenes, and Mary unexpectedly drops 4 “Destined To Be” Theories Of The Week…

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The Last Kingdom With Mary & Blake: Episode 1.02

The Last Kingdom Hosts Mary & Blake chat about The Last Kingdom episode 1.02.

We discuss the frantic pace of 1.02, why Brida is an incredible character already, and why THAT stick is going to do a lot more damage than you’d think.

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