All of the Noble Houses of Westeros celebrate their own Lore- stories of heroic deeds by ancestors whose names are well-known not only by their descendants and vassals to their House but by nearly all Great and Noble Families throughout Westeros, as well as the smallfolk of The Realm. That is to say, all Noble Houses celebrate their Lore except House Mormont of the exceptionally boring Bear Island; a House which seems to have no Lore whatsoever.
Bear Island is special and it stands out from the rest of Westeros because it is the most boring place to live in The Seven Kingdoms. Just ask the previous two Lords of Bear Island... if you can find them! They both abandoned their seat for certain death. John and SeannieWan open a series on a character that may just be their favorite non-POV character- Ser Jorah Mormont, the exiled Lord of Bear Island. If anybody has been put through the ringer more times than Tyrion Lannister, it is his good buddy, Ser Jorah... Captain Friendzone!
The Lords of Chit-Chat talk Hulk Hogan, Tony Schiavone, Conrad Thompson, and professional wrestling as they continue their world championship run of analyzing HBO's #GoT news during this current extended period of time when there really is no #GoT news to analyze; and, as it pertains to the normal content of #TPTWP Podcast, plain ol' irregular conversation.
'Twas the Apocalyptic Beast of Orlando- the avatar of the Dark Lord of Hollywood Yesteryear, a rodent disguised as an American Icon- that was woken by the impatient and impossible expectations of American moviegoers that were 'failed' by the 'Prequel Trilogy.' And yay did the Rodent Beast of Excess grow in power as the disappointment in the Prequels strengthened the misunderstood nostalgia the idiots of the world believed they felt for the 'Original Trilogy.' When the monsters created by 'The Matrix' and 'Shrek' had run George Lucas out of Hollywood, the slithering serpent hybrid of Mouse and American Greed rose from the rotted underbelly of corporate America and did then swallow up the souls of George Lucas and those that truly loved his story.
The Princes That Were Promised chime in with their Royal-A** opinions of the Game of Thrones prequel shows that are seemingly all in production! What happened?!? It has a bit to do with HBO's new owners...
This episode will be the record as it has been recorded and likely released before any legit spoilers for The Final Episodes have reached the Interweb. Ergo, vis a vis, this episode will be fun to return to towards the end of 2019 when The Final Episodes have finished airing. Will John and SeannieWan be correct when all is said and done? Obviously.
Be it in bad taste to say that Catelyn Stark's narrative in #ASoIaF comes to a screeching halt? Mayhaps you feel it is if you are a big fan of Lady Catelyn. However, if you are a big fan of Lady Catelyn, this is likely not a podcast you will enjoy listening to. That said, has anyone really gone on record saying that Catelyn Stark is their favorite character from A Song of Ice and Fire or Game of Thrones? Not bloody likely.
If there is one thing that John and SeannieWan have learned in their dealings with Lady Cat, it is that she is the 'Worst,' and despite her decision-making dormancy for the majority of A Clash of Kings, The Lady of Winterfell more than makes up for it with a doooooozythat not only drastically changes the fortunes and options for House Stark, Tully, Umber, Mallister, Bracken, Blackwood, Karstark, Vance, Piper, Manderly, Glover, and every other loyal House in The North and The Riverlands, but also leads The Wardens of Long Island to conclude that Catelyn Stark hadn't so much learned her lesson from the ramifications of her poor decision-making as she was waiting and gearing herself up for the Mother of All Bad Decisions.
If there was a House Dumb-Idiot of StupieLand, the matriarch would be Catelyn Stark (or Tully, as it were) and the sigil for House Dumb-Idiot would be a crude depiction of the synapses in Catelyn's brain lighting up as she takes advantage of a situation to further her personal agenda of escaping from the North and stumbling into her own circle of power in the South.
The Princes That Were Promised make a pit stop on the Catelyn Stark Memorial Highway- a (fake) highway with tolls every 20 yards, as well as poorly engineered tressels and footbridges that are built so low the tops of SUVs are damaged and 20 car pile-ups occur daily. Before the events of ASoIaF and shortly after a 12-year-old Catelyn Tully was promised to Brandon Stark of Winterfell, Hoster Tully, The Lord of Riverrun and Lord Paramount of the Riverlands, negotiated another marriage pact with Tywin Lannister, The Lord of Casterly Rock and Warden of the West. This marriage would have been more lucrative for Hosterthan the shipment of his eldest daughter to the cold, hard North.