Game of Thrones

Winter Was Here: Game of Thrones Rewatch | Ep #1, Winter is Coming

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Rob Cesternino and Josh Wigler begin “Winter Was Here” with a Rewatch of the “Game of Thrones” series premiere, “Winter is Coming”

Rob Cesternino (@RobCesternino) and Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) launch their official Game of Thrones rewatch podcast, called Winter Was Here, in which they will look back on every single episode of the HBO series, week by week.

The podcast begins with a completely spoiler-free overview of Thrones and the Seven Kingdoms overall, before diving into spoiler-filled territory, in which Rob and Josh reexamine the series through the context of seven seasons worth of material.

Season 1, Episode 1: Winter is Coming

In the first episode of the new podcast, Rob and Josh provide a general summary of what Game of Thrones is and why it’s so wildly popular, before diving into the very first episode of the series, “Winter is Coming.” In the spoiler section, Rob and Josh take stock of the first impressions of each character, and what that might tell us about where their stories will finish when Game of Thrones ends in season eight. Plus, they have a lot of questions about why Tyrion Lannister looks so… different. Let’s go with different.

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Keep an eye out for new episodes of Winter Was Here every week until (and likely even through) the final season of Game of Thrones.

  • DamienX207

    Stooooooked! Thanks, dudes, for keeping the non-spoiler section relatively brief. Obviously talking out of my a**, but to hypothesize on WW intentions RE: letting Will go (especially considering that weren’t really any storyline repercussions from doing so), it seems like the most logical explanation would be to “test the waters” and see how much resistance might potentially be mounted to the news, get a sense of how much time they had to bolster their forces, etc… & when the Seven Kingdoms completely ignores Will, they know they have plenty of time to goof around with their zombie-army-building for the next 7 seasons. 🙂

  • Shonna

    This is great. I started my own rewatch after season 7 ended. I needed more GOT. So glad you guys are doing this!!

  • David

    Great podcast as always !! Maybe you guys could keep the non-spoiler seciton shorter and make it longer in the first and last episode of the season ? just an idea. Anyway thanks for the effort to keep my GOT fandom running until the next season.

  • Megan

    Amazing as usual! Great job guys!

  • Buck Hondo

    The bro-down at the Winterfell barbershop is hilarious. It’s seems like a not-so-subtle attempt to dial up the viewers who enjoy scenes featuring bare-chested young men cavorting. Right up there with the Top Gun volleyball “Playing With The Boys” extravaganza.

  • Rubicon

    Drop the non-spoiler section. I can’t imagine that many people who are watching the show for the first time will get much out of the two you basically recapping the episode all the while trying not to spoil anything.

    I could be wrong:)

    • Peter

      this should be a spoiler podcast, skip the non spoiler section completely

    • Anna

      I’d seen all of season 1 a while ago, but I want to go back and watch everything and listening to the non-spoiler part actually helped me much better understand what I initially saw. I don’t really understand why the in-depth episode recap section (the part I primarily want to hear) needs to include spoilers from the rest of the series. I was expecting more of a Seinfeld-style recap, but I guess this is different because it’s a drama

  • bass-ackwards

    I just don’t know how they’re supposed to wrap everything up in 6 episodes

  • LostInPotter

    I am sooooo looking forward to this recap. But I really hope the first part gets a bit shorter or if you want to drop it completely I wouldn’t mind. I can’t imagine there are many non spoiled people listening but I could be wrong.

  • Macka

    I assumed that the opening scene with the White Walker takes place somewhere near Craster’s Keep? They’ve presumably been gathering babies from there long before this point in the story.

    The more surprising thing to me is just how different the White Walkers are portrayed here. This one was extremely fast and powerful – much more intimidating than they’ve been in Seasons 5, 6 and 7, where they’re little more of a threat than regular warriors as long as you have the right sword.

  • TrentC

    I just finished my first series rewatch and am rereading the books. Post-series hindsight is a pretty cool thing because the show is so layered with start point payoffs. The writers have a done a great job from the beginning in choosing what to show, right down to some cryptic lines that come to bear seasons later.

    I know Rob and Josh are trying to include a spoiler free section for new fans. *SPOILER AHEAD* Mentioning that someone pushes a young boy out of a window by the end of the first episode is a pretty big plot point considering we don’t meet too many young boys other than cute lil Raisin Bran. Enjoyed the podcast and look forward to the journey, thanks.

    First, middle and last of his name.

  • Jeff Ritchey

    “No slice left behind” epic one Wiggler
    New house banners suggestion (below )

  • namuch

    Love it! It was bogged down by the non-spoiler section, but very enjoyable after that. Looking forward to more.

  • Anna

    I watched all of season 1 a while ago but never really got into it enough to continue, but now that there are episode podcasts I think I’ll join in again and hopefully will like it more now that I get to hear Rob and Josh talk about it!