Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones Re-Watch | Season 1, Ep #4: Cripples, Bastards & Broken Things

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Rob Cesternino and Josh Wigler continue “Winter Was Here” with a Rewatch of the “Game of Thrones” Season 1, Episode 4 “Cripples, Bastards & Broken Things”

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.

Note: Spoilers beyond this episode begin at 19:28

  • SaraMadridista

    the non spoiler part kinda take time for the episode that I dont feel personally necessary, this is the first time I am rewatching GOT from first time I saw it, so a) I kinda forget a lot of things that happened in the show and b) there is way too many hints for later seasons and also going on the same time, season one is still this show best work to date, I dont care, it is, maybe season 4 can match it, but season 1 is even better on rewatch.

    • namuch

      I would agree, but I don’t know what they would fill that time with since they seem like are talked out anyways by the time it ends. Maybe listener questions? But that does time to collect.

      Maybe put a spoiler section start time in the intro (post production). so some people can skip through. I don’t mind the lead up anyways since it’s been a while since I’ve seen it and I just like hearing em talk anyway.

  • namuch

    Great podcast. Just wanted to mention that I’d love to listen to anything related to Stranger Things. 🙂

  • ben singer

    John Snow is the BB19 Paul of The Knight’s Watch, getting them to throw the fight against Sam

  • ben singer

    John Snow : BB19 Paul at The Wall? Getting them all to throw the fight against Sam

  • TrentC

    I did my first rewatch of the episodes in tandem with reading the books, while simultaneously watching season seven play out in real time. Bit of an overload.

    I do recall commenting months ago saying how the writers/producers were near brilliant, putting in certain references early on they knew were going to be connected to things coming in later seasons. In such a large body of work, I appreciate the craftsmanship in terms of their decisions on what to choose from the books.

    The Littlefinger creep monitoring is hilarious. No offense to Rob, but I’ve never seen the brilliance associated with the character since day one. It’s like he encourages certain things to occur, but none of the gears really mesh so the machine sits there foreboding much, while doing little. I guess he caused conflict at times, and is the best smirker in Westeros.

    • SaraMadridista

      Littlefinger was at some point what made GOT as game so good, I respectively disagree, the story just went away from politics.

  • TheTimelessOne

    Really the Stark sister were not the down if Littlefinger, Bran was.

  • James Griffin

    Thanks for covering all of the Game of Thrones episodes, Rob and Josh. Always enjoy listening to your perspective.

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  • Steve Klemetti

    Get this podcast started before I piss myself.