Game of Groans

Game of Groans

Emily Bateman, a millennial woman who never got into Game of Thrones, finally sits down to watch and analyze each consecutive episode of the popular HBO show. With the help of her sister, Kate Koballa, and sometimes a guest, Emily tries to figure out what the heck is going on in the show, why it was so popular at the time and who is actually going to win the game of thrones (if there actually is a winner at the end).

Episodes

February 13, 2024 146 mins

This week on Game of Groans, Emily and Kate are joined by close friend Sarah Sheppard to talk about Episode 2 of Season 8, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.

They discuss how people respond when doom is inevitable, fast travel, "peak" Cersei, Bridgerton, closure for Jorah, Tiktok fan edits, Jaime being bad a plans, where Ghost came from, face acting, and Arya not knowing how to flirt.

Additionally, Sarah b...

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This week on Game of Groans, Emily and Kate talk about Episode 1 of Season 8, Winterfell.

They discuss episode length for the final season, the Fast and Furious movies, a well-done recap, Euron's manic confidence, Jon not knowing how to talk to girls again, the Saw movies, all of Bran's weird eye contact and Cersei needing just one female friend.

Additionally, Emily states she had no idea about Theon&ap...

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This week on Game of Groans, Emily and Kate are joined by Andrew Kimball from Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers to talk about Episode 7 of Season 7, The Dragon and the Wolf.

They discuss this being the longest episode to date, Jaime's puppy-dog eyes, Godzilla's atomic breath, beautiful music design, speed-running character growth, satisfying deaths, and Jon being the committed goth kid.

Additionally, Em...

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It's time once again for the Super Bracket Bros, The Friendly Neighborhood Gamers, Game of Groans, and The Wait For It podcast to gather around a holiday topic and argue about it. This year the gang aims to find out what the best Christmas song of all time is. It goes about as well as you would expect...

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December 12, 2023 128 mins

This week on Game of Groans, Emily and Kate are joined by Dylan Wren from Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers podcast to talk about Episode 6 of Season 7, Beyond the Wall.

They discuss inconsistent body-counts, a lovestruck Tormund, how fast ravens can fly, Dany's second amendment rights, Arya having big feelings, and the deus ex machina of Uncle Ben.

Additionally, Emily is confused by the zombie bite logic, D...

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November 28, 2023 154 mins

This week on Game of Groans, Emily and Kate are joined by Eliah Stokes from Super Bracket Bros to talk about Episode 5 of Season 7, Eastwatch.

They discuss weird little guys, fast travel, the goth season, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, fantasy tropes, wholesome dude energy, operation zombie drop, Jon’s horse girl moment, Varys drinking wine, Arya’s lack of social skills, and Jorah being a messy bitch.

Additionally, El...

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This week on Game of Groans, Emily and Kate are joined by Allison to talk about Episode 4 of Season 7, The Spoils of War.

They discuss Stranger Things, Dany's pride, that this show still hates horses, Sansa can't fight her own battles, Davos correcting grammar, Stark kid reunions, murder daggers, and therapy.

Additionally, Emily realizes she is in single digits for episodes left, Kate is frustrated Dany...

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This week on Game of Groans, Emily and Kate are joined by Sarah Sheppard to talk about Episode 3 of Season 7, The Queen’s Justice.

They discuss Dragon House comparisons, Varys's comfy coat, Ocean's Eleven, the goth season of GOT, fast travel, post-murder blowjobs, Cersei friend-zoning Euron, the definition of backchannel, and getting tetanus from the Iron Throne.

Additionally, Emily believes that Dany h...

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October 10, 2023 108 mins

This week on Game of Groans, Emily and Kate are joined by Emily’s husband Chase Bateman to talk about Episode 2 of Season 7, Stormborn.

They discuss Melisandre’s prophecy, who the Warden of the South is, Chase not taking notes, a giant crossbow, Euron embodying chaotic evil, Umbrella Academy, that Dragonstone would be full of mold, that it’s very dark at sea.

Additionally, Emily doesn’t want to see Hot Pie in any ...

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September 26, 2023 89 mins

This week on Game of Groans, Emily and Kate about Episode 1 of Season 7, Dragonstone.

They discuss Season 7 hype, the Barbie movie, ED SHEERAN, Sam and Gilly’s rent, shaved heads, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Breath of the Wild, Jim Broadbent’s acting career and zombie movie logic.

Additionally, Emily is conflicted about her attraction to Jaime, Kate questions the intricacy of the Ironborn ships, and they are both confu...

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September 7, 2023 149 mins

This week on Game of Groans, Emily and Kate are joined by Nav from A Song of Ice and Fire Symposium to talk about Episode 10 of Season 6, The Winds of Winter.

They discuss the amazing soundtrack, Cersei being a bad mom, Sweeney Todd, the Targaryen flag, Broadchurch, Dany’s breakup and Emily’s death predictions for Season 6. 

Additionally, Emily consults the actual Westeros map and it’s a revelation, Nav admits th...

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This week on Game of Groans, Emily and Kate are joined by Eric Silver from Join the Party, Games and Feelings and Tell Me About It to talk about Episode 9 of Season 6, Battle of the Bastards.

They discuss GOT at the height of its popularity, Jon's motley crew, the Bechdel test, rebirth, show deaths post-Hodor, the show Succession, bird families, predator handshakes, and the fact that this episode won an Emmy.

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August 9, 2023 89 mins

This week on Game of Groans, Emily and Kate talk about Episode 8 of Season 6, No One.

They discuss whether the world of Westeros is flat, The Hound as John Wick, Mission Impossible, the business model of the House of Black and White, the Cabbage Guy, Tommen doing his best, the height of the pyramid and the Terminator.

Additionally, Emily decides this is her favorite season and they share excitement about the Jaime...

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July 25, 2023 69 mins

This week on Game of Groans, Emily and Kate talk about Episode 7 of Season 6, The Broken Man.

 They discuss American Gods the tv show, the fact that Cersei is the drama, Davos has girl-dad vibes, the best outlook on religion and that Jaime is hot when he is in charge. Additionally, Emily didn't notice the cold open, and they both don't know what the definition of penitent is.

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July 11, 2023 79 mins

This week on Game of Groans, Emily and Kate talk about Episode 6 of Season 6, Blood of My Blood.

They discuss that drifting a dragon would be dope, Podrick would be a good wingman, Walder Frey’s reappearance, and that most of the show is Bran’s fault. Additionally, Emily is disappointed in Sam, Kate enjoys the scene transitions and they both agree that the episode was a bit of a let down.

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This week on Game of Groans, Emily and Kate are joined by Andrew Kimball and Dylan Wren from Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers to talk about Episode 5 of Season 6, The Door.

They discuss the face library, honest portrayals of theater people, sick mutton chops, the Mystery Men movie, driftwood decorations, sad Jorah and Theon’s haircut. Additionally, Emily voices that she is hopeful this is the season Little Finger is going...

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June 13, 2023 96 mins

This week on Game of Groans, Emily and Kate talk about Episode 4 of Season 6, Book of the Stranger.

They discuss fantasy Australia, crafting, Carrie Underwood vibes, Jorah being a sloppy bitch, the Lion King and Bluey. Additionally, Emily loves that Grey Worm and Missandei are voicing their opinions and Kate enjoys Emily’s well placed rage.

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May 30, 2023 90 mins

This week on Game of Groans, Emily and Kate talk about Episode 3 of Season 6, Oathbreaker.

They discuss clunky swordplay, tree Jesus, fortune cookie truths, weaponized mint, the Terminator, Arya joining a cult, business casual Jaime, and the one acceptable penis joke. Additionally, Emily declares the Hound isn’t dead and they both agree on the intensity of the episode ending.
 
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May 16, 2023 152 mins

This week on Game of Groans, Emily and Kate are joined by Eliah Stokes from Super Bracket Bros to talk about Episode 2 of Season 6, Home.

They discuss the movie Airplane, that Bran feels irrelevant, big man smashes small man, the gang fight from Anchorman, Men in Black, Arya's toxic relationship, the Salt Throne and HBO ravens. Additionally, Eli says he would go to war for Davos, Kate keeps a secret and Emily can&apo...

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May 1, 2023 82 mins

This week on Game of Groans, Emily and Kate talk about Episode 1 of Season 6, The Red Woman.

They discuss that killing Jon wasn't a popular opinion, walking like a rich person, floppy discs, Dany's dragon necklace, and Gwendolyn Christie being hot with a sword. Additionally, Emily expresses her distaste for nudity and Kate comments on the comedic aspects of the episode.
 
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