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Boars, Gore, and Swords: A Watchmen Podcast

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Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott break down every episode of Watchmen, Game of Thrones, Westworld, Counterpart and other pop culture properties. In our Patreon, we discuss George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels. For questions, rants, and praise, follow us on twitter at @boarsgoreswords.

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Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott break down every episode of Watchmen, Game of Thrones, Westworld, Counterpart and other pop culture properties. In our Patreon, we discuss George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels. For questions, rants, and praise, follow us on twitter at @boarsgoreswords.

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By eldannyg - Mar 19 2020
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Ivan and Red are consistently funny and insightful. I really appreciate their dedication to fiction/sci-fi/fantasy genres. This feels like I’m listening to 2 real friends hanging out and discussing nerdy stuff.... A+

goooood

By Dr.Jayy - May 30 2019
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nice work. you seem to have watched and enjoyed the show

iTunes Ratings

1141 Ratings
Average Ratings
929
49
38
28
97

MST3K+

By eldannyg - Mar 19 2020
Read more
Ivan and Red are consistently funny and insightful. I really appreciate their dedication to fiction/sci-fi/fantasy genres. This feels like I’m listening to 2 real friends hanging out and discussing nerdy stuff.... A+

goooood

By Dr.Jayy - May 30 2019
Read more
nice work. you seem to have watched and enjoyed the show
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Boars, Gore, and Swords: A Watchmen Podcast

Latest release on Apr 07, 2020

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Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott break down every episode of Watchmen, Game of Thrones, Westworld, Counterpart and other pop culture properties. In our Patreon, we discuss George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels. For questions, rants, and praise, follow us on twitter at @boarsgoreswords.

Rank #1: WYSBW: HBO’s Watchmen

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Despite having the same name as the comic book, Damen Lindelof’s Watchmen is a direct sequel to the source material. Confused? Fortunately Ivan has a doctorate in Graphic Novels (NEVER CALL THEM THAT) and Red’s here to stand in for the audience and ask the questions that need to be asked.

Oct 24 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #2: 6x01: Woke Fanfiction

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The season six premiere of HBO's Game of Thrones aired Sunday, marking a return to the characters and subplots we loved and dreaded. Each week following the show, Boars, Gore, and Swords will recap all the newest developments in the world of Westeros. For this week's "The Red Woman," Ivan and Red are joined by guest OJ Patterson to discuss dead Jons, bro Dothrakis, and woke fanfiction.

Apr 25 2016

2hr 11mins

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Rank #3: Clash 1: Hot Pie and The Rainbow Guard

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Prologue, Arya I, and Sansa I are covered in our first Clash of Kings book club episode. Even so early in the book, differences in the book and show emerge, as we cover Stannis wife! Stannis' Daughter! Patches, Hot Pie, The Rainbow Guard, Arya throwing down, smart Sansa, a non-douchey Kingsguard, and so much more. Next week we cover Tyrion I, Bran I, and Arya II.

Jun 10 2012

1hr 28mins

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Rank #4: 6x09: Happy Shitting!

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For "Battle of the Bastards", Ivan and Red are joined by writer Maggie Tokuda-Hall to discuss what make-up you bring to the negotiating table, the gender dynamics of war councils, how Daenerys/Yara is the new greatest ship, and Ramsay's fate still being better than he deserves.

Jun 20 2016

1hr 46mins

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Rank #5: 2x02: Dead Isn't What It Used to Be

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DEAREST BANNERMEN! THIS WILL BE THE LAST WESTWORLD PODCAST IN THIS FEED!!! Please subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or via rss. And please leave us a review! It has a huge impact when the podcast is new and it would be extremely helpful to throw some text and stars our way.

“Reunion” is up for discussion as both Westworld and Ivan & Red get into the groove of season 2. Maeve & Dolores meet up and catch up on what’s happened since they last met at Sweetwater and William meets both Lawrence and El Lazo, plus a heap of sweet sweet world-building.

We have a new logo courtesy of Nicole Peterson, check out her portfolio here and consider her for your graphic design and production art work!!!

Apr 30 2018

1hr

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Rank #6: 6x06: Meet the Tarlys

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On this week's "Blood of My Blood," Ivan and Red are accompanied by the fantastic Lisa Corrao to discuss new religious converts, bringing your north of the Wall girlfriend home to your family, Arya's position as theatre critic, and puppets both figurative and literal.

May 30 2016

1hr 35mins

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Rank #7: 6×02: Didn’t That Guy Have a Beard?

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The sixth season of HBO's Game of
Thrones
 continues, with surprising deaths and
unsurprising returns from death. Each week following the
show, Boars, Gore,
and Swords
 recaps all the newest developments in the world
of Westeros. To cover this week's "Home," Ivan and Red are joined
by Walt Hickey,
chief culture writer of FiveThirtyEight, to discuss
proper dragon training technique, startling lacks of chainmail, and
the poor civil infrastructure of the Iron Islands.

Pledge your fealty on patreon!

May 02 2016

1hr 24mins

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Rank #8: 6x03: Dickless Cheney

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For this week's "Oathbreaker," Ivanand Red discuss Varys's interrogation methods, the differing effects of puberty on actors, and possible ways to defeat a four hundred pound Icelandic zombie strongman.

If you enjoyed the show, you can support it by donating to the newly opened Patreon!

May 09 2016

1hr 35mins

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Rank #9: WYSBW: Counterpart

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Starz broke the bank to make a better Fringe and if the first episode is any indication they’re onto something. Multiverses, Viserys Targaryen, and 200% as much J.K. Simmons as any other show, Ivan & Red talk Counterpart.

Feb 19 2018

1hr 29mins

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Rank #10: WYSBW: Ready Player One

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If you don’t think we love our patrons, you’re incorrect. You’ve asked, and Ivan & Red were prepared to Jump into a full episode on Steven Spielberg’s opus of self-abuse based on the Ernest Cline novel, Ready Player One.

Jul 08 2018

1hr 18mins

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Rank #11: WYSBW: Star Wars The Force Awakens: Space Cuba

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Red and Ivan, the third best boys, are back and they're talking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

They've missed you. Tell them what you want to hear them talk about next on twitter @boarsgoreswords

Feb 14 2016

2hr 8mins

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Rank #12: 3x03: The Sound of Jaime Clapping

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Guests Caitlin Gill and Jamie DeWolf are on board with Ivan and Red for a national treasure of an episode. We discuss Robb's leadership skills, funeral pyre archery, horse-art, Catelyn needs to suck it up, Brienne's AC Slater hair, Ivan goes too far, the Bolton Bastard/Simon, a bit of Misfits, Pod Payne's sexual prowess, hardcore accounting, and one mean hand job.

Apr 15 2013

1hr 34mins

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Rank #13: 1x01: Return to the Scene of the Crime

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The long promised competent pilot edition! It's a strange alternate universe where Ivan & Red are familiar with the show being discussed! They can name Maesters! They can name Theons! They can name all 5.5 Stark children! It truly is a brave new world. Also discussed are Django Unchained (no spoilers), Wool by Hugh Howey, and so much more!

Dec 31 2012

1hr 29mins

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Rank #14: WYSBW: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

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Action’s most generic beta-male has found a new platform as an Amazon dot com prestige tv show, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. Ivan & Red talk the comments, Bunk, a thousand 9/11’s, Blake Snyder’s new screenwriting book, and “Call From The Jet”.

Sep 09 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #15: 5x03: King Tommen The First (In Bed)

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“High Sparrow”, AKA Season 5, Episode 3, of HBO’s “Game Of Thrones. Jane Harrison joins Ivan & Red to discuss one of the best damn episodes this show’s put on offer. They talk missing storylines, King Tommen, Cersei vs. Maergery, chubby bunnies, Podrick being the best, the invention of clinchés, the noble stand of Janos Slynt, ginger humor, and the Game of King Chairs.

Apr 27 2015

1hr 45mins

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Rank #16: 5x06 & 5x07: The Heads on the High Shelves

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Ivan & Red catch up, covering Season 5, Episodes 6 & 7 of HBO’s Game of Thrones: ”Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken" and “The Gift”.

May 28 2015

2hr 10mins

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Rank #17: 3x09: Ivan & Red's Wedding

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S3E09 "The Rains of Castamere" covered by Ivan & Red with guest, Sean Keane! Also, Ivan & Red will join Kelly Anneken and Natasha Muse for a show Sunday June 9th at 7pm! JOIN US!

Jun 04 2013

1hr 53mins

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Rank #18: ASoS 26: The Red Wedding AKA Truly, God is a Cruel Buscemi

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Catelyn VII & Arya XI of George R.R. Martin’s “A Storm of Swords”. It’s Edmure and Roslin’s wedding day! What could go wrong! Nothing! Ivan and Red discuss Attack The Block, wedding food, stone to lb conversion, the Walder women and body mass index, unspoken threats, spoken threats, and actual murder.

Dec 23 2013

1hr 28mins

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Rank #19: Counterpart 1x04: Continuing Education for Assassins

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Ivan & Red recap Counterpart’s Season 1 Episode 4: Both Sides Now. We get to the bottom of Heinrich’s bottle of vodka, meet Anna, and discuss our fantasy of being locked in an apartment for a week with no responsibilities.

Mar 18 2018

1hr 16mins

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Rank #20: Watchmen 1x08: The Game by Jon Osterman

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A God Walks into Abar, episode 8 of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Watchmen answers a  few questions and asks a whole lot more. Ivan & Red talk to ivan & red in the past where we suggest we start a Game of Thrones podcast.

Dec 11 2019

1hr 4mins

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WYSBW: Devs

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Devs, via “FX on Hulu” (stares directly into the camera). Ivan is traumatized by his own past in San Francisco, a city where Red has never been and does not currently live.

Apr 07 2020

1hr 19mins

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Watchmen #12: To the Orrery!

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Watchmen #12 (of 12) A Strong and Loving World. Ivan refuses to compromise & Red immediately concedes a moral checkmate as they dive into the final episode of Watchmen coverage. They also discuss how Watchmen has held up over 3 decades and its merits relative to HBO’s version.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Mar 29 2020

1hr 10mins

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3x02: Too Clever by a Quarter (Man)

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The Winter Line, takes us back into the–park? Or, DO THEY??? Ivan & Red spend some quality time sheltered in place with Maive, “Damaged Arnold”, an unexpected return character, and some very unexpected creators of HBO’s Confederate.

Theme performed by Dan Preston, composed by Lucas Tuttle.

Logo by Nicole Peterson.

Subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or via rss. Please leave us a review! It has a huge impact when the podcast is new and it would be extremely helpful to throw some text and stars our way.

Mar 23 2020

49mins

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Watchmen #11: I Voted for Kodos

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Watchmen #11 (of 12). Ivan & Red Look On My Works, Ye Mighty… and despair! Possibly because this episode was recorded on Super Tuesday, or it could be squid related.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Mar 22 2020

1hr 13mins

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WYSBW: Binge in Place With KayDee Kersten

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On the heels of California’s statewide order to stay at home, BGaS favorite KayDee Kersten joins Red to bring you this emergency episode of streaming recommendations in this time of Government Mandated Lethargy.

Mar 21 2020

58mins

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WYSBW: Westworld 3x01: The Impossible Lady

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Parce Domine, dives back into the REALITY of 2058 and the future is Cyber Punk. Ivan & Red are thrown by some unexpected cameos as The Impossible Burger debuts its latest product. We’re just happy to be back!

New dslatm Theme performed by Dan Preston, composed by Lucas Tuttle.

Logo by Nicole Peterson.

This is Doesn't Sound Like Anything to Me, our Westworld recap podcast.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or via rss. Please leave us a review! It has a huge impact when the podcast is new and it would be extremely helpful to throw some text and stars our way.

Mar 16 2020

1hr 20mins

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Watchmen #10: The Veight Method Is Crossfit

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Watchmen #10 (of 12). Ivan & Red argue over which who’s the Dan Drieberg and who’s the Rorschach in Two Riders Were Approaching…

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Mar 08 2020

53mins

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Watchmen #9: Ladies Love Oxygen

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Watchmen #9 (of 12). Ivan sings the American Songbook & Red tries to imagine a world where he can make sense of Dr. Manhattan’s experience of time in The Darkness of Mere Being.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Mar 02 2020

43mins

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Watchmen #8: Brian Eno’s Psychic Squid

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Watchmen #8 (of 12). Ivan & his Canadian Girlfriend break Red out of prison (for which he is extremely grateful in Old Ghosts.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Feb 24 2020

54mins

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Watchmen #7: Who Is John Galt and No I Won't Listen to His Mixtape

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Watchmen #7 (of 12). Ivan & Red dive deep on the most white bread character in comics, Dan Dreiberg, in A Brother to Dragons. A character with no obvious parallel in the HBO show, what makes Dreiberg’s clock dick???

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Feb 18 2020

1hr 3mins

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WYSBW: The Mandalorian

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We take this midpoint in our Watchmen coverage to get into the mind of a much skull than Alan Moore’s: George Lucas’s. Ivan & Red cover all 8 lines of dialogue and 58 celebrity cameos in the best Disney+ Star Wars Original Series of 2019.

Feb 10 2020

59mins

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Watchmen #6: You have FRIENDS?!

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Watchmen #6 (of 12). Ivan & Red get into Rorschach’s back story and see what makes the redhead tick in The Abyss Gazes Also. The most misunderstood character from the original Watchmen, this is a big one.

The podcast episode which discusses Kitty Genovese and The Bystander Effect is You’re Wrong About and can be found here.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Feb 03 2020

57mins

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Watchmen #5: Raw Shark

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Watchmen #5 (of 12). Ivan & Red make their way through issue 5 of watchmen, Fearful Symmetry. We hop on The Black Freighter and watch Owl Man go full Andrew Lincoln in Love Actually.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Jan 27 2020

54mins

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Watchmen #4: I Get Older, Their Bodies Contain the Same Number of Particles

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Watchmen #4 (of 12). Ivan & Red make their way through issue 4 of watchmen, The Watchmaker. Follow Ivan & Red through the inexplicably inalterable timeline that is Jon Osterman’s life.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Jan 20 2020

1hr 6mins

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Watchmen #3: Monopolyamory

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Watchmen #3 (of 12). Ivan & Red make their way through issue 3 of watchmen The Judge of All the Earth. The Black Freighter makes its appearance, Big Blue Man gets Maury’d, and the FBI admits it never thought you were good enough for him anyway.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Jan 13 2020

58mins

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Watchmen #2: We are Pagliacci

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Watchmen #2 (of 12). Ivan & Red make their way through the second issue of Watchmen (AND THE ANCILLARY MATERIALS). They begin to suspect neither Rorschach nor The Comedian are good dudes.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Jan 06 2020

45mins

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Watchmen #1: Doing the Charlton

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Watchmen #1 (of 12). Ivan & Red intend to cover the first 4 issues of Watchmen, but barely make it through the first episode.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Jan 01 2020

1hr 8mins

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Watchmen 1x09: Fake Watchmen Girl

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See How They Fly, episode 9, the finale of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Watchmen brings the season (series?!) to a close. Ivan & Red come to VASTLY different conclusions about the end of the series.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Dec 19 2019

1hr 7mins

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Watchmen 1x08: The Game by Jon Osterman

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A God Walks into Abar, episode 8 of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Watchmen answers a  few questions and asks a whole lot more. Ivan & Red talk to ivan & red in the past where we suggest we start a Game of Thrones podcast.

Dec 11 2019

1hr 4mins

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Watchmen 1x07: Motherdaughter

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An Almost Religious Awe, episode 7 of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Watchmen sequel is the episode AFTER one of the greatest episodes of television in the past decade. Ivan & Red take you through this episode that manages to have a few enormous twists of its own.

Dec 05 2019

59mins

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iTunes Ratings

1141 Ratings
Average Ratings
929
49
38
28
97

MST3K+

By eldannyg - Mar 19 2020
Read more
Ivan and Red are consistently funny and insightful. I really appreciate their dedication to fiction/sci-fi/fantasy genres. This feels like I’m listening to 2 real friends hanging out and discussing nerdy stuff.... A+

goooood

By Dr.Jayy - May 30 2019
Read more
nice work. you seem to have watched and enjoyed the show