Surprise! Julian and Daniel are back for another off-season ToB Breakdown episode. HBO just announced that it was going forward with a Game of Thrones spin-off (probably a prequel). Four different writers plus George RR Martin himself are involved in putting together speck scripts for four different possible shows. The guys discuss possible time periods for these spin-offs and debate the value of exploring past events and characters.Read More
This time last year we were gearing up for another season of Game of Thrones. Looking back, we didn't know how good we had it, because a year later we're still waiting until July before we get back to Westeros. We've been feeling the withdraw like a milk of the poppy addict and we're sure you are too so we sat down to preview the coming season to ease the pain. We discuss everything we know about season seven, dissect the teaser trailer and then make some story predictions. To close out the show we lay out our plans for our season seven GoFundMe campaign and come hat in hand asking for your patronage. If you've been enjoying all of our Game of Thrones Breakdowns for the last several years and have been aching to give back, here's your chance!Read More
In a segment cut from last week's Episode 88, the guys discuss the 90's sitcom Friends. But more to the point, what happened to the traditional television sitcom that was the staple for many people growing up. The Cheers, Seinfeld and Friends of the world seem to be gone. Why? They also chat about Star Wars and debate the merits of reading over listening to an audio book.Read More
Welcome to the Tower of Babble Network's latest podcast: Westworld: Tower of Babble Breakdown. This is a show where in we will be discussing the Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy created, HBO original series, Westworld. We will review and and recap each weeks episode while discussing possible theories and having in-depth conversations related to the show's characters, concepts and more.Read More
Julian and Dan are back for a Game of Thrones Season Six Bonus Episode! After last week's finale there was so much to discuss we couldn't fit it all into one episode. So this week we're here to recap all the main storylines from season six, answer a bunch of questions from the listeners and look ahead at season seven. We also give our predictions on where all our favorite characters will end up and examine the list of directors who will be helming the (possible) penultimate season.Read More
Game of Thrones' tenth episode provided a climactic and emotional season finale, putting a nice little ribbon on every major plotline. The Babble Boys fought through some pacing/continuity issues (as well as a wicked hangover) to delve into this gigantic episode in another live edition of our ToB Breakdowns.
Cersei proves she's still a force to be reckoned with, Sam arrives in Oldtown, Arya enjoys sweet, sweet vengeance, a new King in the North is declared, Bran FINALLY completes the Tower of Joy vision, and Daenerys sets her house in order before FINALLY setting sail for Westeros.Read More
It's that time of year again. The traditionally epic episode nine for the latest season of Game of Thrones is upon us and it's a doozy! "Battle of the Bastards" was billed as the largest battle Game of Thrones has ever put to screen and it surpassed all of our expectations. It may very well be the most impressive battle of this scale ever seen on television period, let alone just on Game of Thrones. But it wouldn't be GoT if they didn't throw in a curveball or two. We all expected a clash in the North but how many of thought you'd see some dragons rain down fire from the sky as well? Bet you didn't see that coming! Or that Jon would make some terrible strategic mistakes? Well maybe that one was easier to predict. That being said, as amazing as the spectacle was, there were some important story and character developments to explore and Julian Meush and Daniel D'Souza are here to unpack it all and delve into every detail of this nearly perfect hour of television.Read More
The ToB Crew sit down to discuss the latest episode of HBO's Game of Thrones. Season six, episode eight: "No One", is quick to squash a few fan theories and moves the remaining pieces into position for next week's massive "Battle of the Bastards". The whole affair is jam packed with a lot of fun moments but it's the emotional beats that stood out the most. Particularly one scene between Jamie and Edmure, who finally gets some dialogue that is well worth the wait. Tyrion gets to tell some jokes before his plans come crashing down. Arya fights back against The Waif. Cersei plans hit a significant roadblock. The Hound goes hunting while Brienne and Jamie have a touching reunion. We dissect every detail while untangling the web of theories and predictions surrounding the approaching season six finale.Read More
The ToB crew is back to unpack the season's seventh episode "The Broken Man"; another somewhat slower but still enjoyable episode. The titular character monopolizes the episode, though there is still room for Jon and Sansa to go on a recruiting spree, the High Sparrow to target the Queen of Thorns, also, Jaime arrives at Riverrun to offer terms, Cersei admits her mistakes, and Arya discovers just how dangerous Braavos can be.Read More
Julian and Dan get together to break down Season 6 Episode 6: "Blood of my Blood". The episode offers a slight change of pace, though not an unwelcome one, as we touch in with some overlooked or underappreciated storylines that are quickly becoming more interesting.
Bran flees the carnage of the White Walkers, Sam and Gilly arrive at Horn Hill, Arya makes a fateful decision, the Tyrells march on the High Sparrow, Tommen and Margaery make a deal, Jaime is sent to Riverrun, and Daenerys rallies her newfound army.Read More