A Watch Party of Ice and Fire

A Watch Party of Ice and Fire

Greetings Lords and Ladies, and welcome to “A Watch Party of Ice and Fire”! Join our Small Council - Solar, Sam, Morrigan, Constance, and Uzma - as they discuss the lore, themes, costumes, set design, and DRAGONS in Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon, and other adaptations of George R.R. Martin’s epic universe. If you have a question, a theory, or want to answer some trivia to add to your Maester’s chain, please email us at WatchPartyOfIceAndFire@gmail.com. We‘d love to hear from you! Valar Morghulis!

Episodes

June 14, 2024 51 mins

Solar and Uzma continue their prep for the upcoming premier of Season 2 by discussing the "Green" trailer, featuring our "Raven's Eye," "Dragon's in the Details" and "Fans of the Dragon" segments. 

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House of the Dragon is back, and so are we! Solar and Uzma return to chat about the upcoming season and to dissect the teaser trailer. 

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OTHER WATCH PARTY PODCASTS

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March 12, 2023 93 mins

The Small Council continues their deep dives into their favorite characters from the show, examining their arc in the show and comparing it with events in the books. This episode is about Ser Thirsty Pants, Criston Cole. 

First, we start with some lore about the Dornish Marshes. Then, Mr. Hot Pants. What changes did you like? What actions did he take that you like? Which character from Game of Thrones is Criston most similar to?

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The Small Council continues their deep dives into their favorite characters from the show, examining their arc in the show and comparing it with events in the books. This episode is about everyone's favorite Hand, Otto Hightower. 

First, we start with some lore about the Gold Cloaks that make up the City Watch. Then, the primary discussion about Otto! Which changes from the books did you like? What was something from the books you ...

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December 13, 2022 105 mins

The Small Council continues their deep dives into their favorite characters from the show, examining their arc in the show and comparing it with events in the books. This episode is about the Queen and leader of the Greens, Alicent Hightower. 

First, we start with some lore about The Seven. Then, the primary discussion about Alicent! Which changes from the books did you like? What was something from the books you wish they'd kept? ...

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The Small Council continues their deep dives into their favorite characters from the show, examining their arc in the show and comparing it with events in the books. This episode is about Rhaenys Targaryen. 

Which changes from the books did you like? What was something from the books you wish they'd kept? What was you favorite and least favorite action by Rhaenys this season? Which character from the House of the Dragon/Game of Thr...

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November 28, 2022 107 mins

After a brief break for the holiday, the Small Council returns with another House of the Dragon character deep dive, examining the character's arc in the show and comparing it with events in the books. This episode is about Viserys Targaryen.

First, we start with some lore about Aegon the Conqueror's legendary Valyrian steel sword Blackfyre. Then, the primary discussion about Viserys! Which changes from the books did you like and w...

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November 15, 2022 90 mins

The Small Council continues their deep dives into their favorite characters from the show, examining their arc in the show and comparing it with events in the books. This episode is about Daemon Targaryen.

First, we start with some lore about the legendary Valyrian steel sword Darksister. Then, the primary discussion about Daemon. Which changes from the books did you like and which did you dislike? Which of Daemon's choices this se...

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Season One of House of the Dragon may be over, but the discussion has just begun. The Small Council will be doing deep dives into your favorite characters from the show, examining their arc in the show and comparing it with events in the books. This episode is all about Rhaenyra Targaryen.

First, we start with some lore about Dragon Riders. Then, the primary discussion about Rhaenyra. Name one change from the books that you liked a...

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The Small Council starts their discussion about Episode 10, The Black Queen, with some lore about the Painted Table. Then, some details you may have missed in the episode with "The Dragon is in the Details." What was your favorite character or moment? What was going on in Aemond's head, and what will he say when he reports back? Would things have played out differently if Luc and Jace's missions had been switched? Now that battle l...

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The Small Council starts their discussion about Episode 9, The Green Council, with some lore about Flea Bottom. Then, some details you may have missed in the episode with "The Dragon is in the Details." What was your favorite character or moment? What do you think about Otto's perspective? Alicent's perspective? Would Aemond make the better king than Aegon? Who is the most heroic in this episode and who is the most villainous?

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The Small Council starts their discussion about Episode 8, The Lord of the Tides, with some lore about potions and medicine. Then, some details you may have missed in the episode with "The Dragon is in the Details." What is your favorite character or moment? What do you think about Vaemond's petition and how Rhaenys handled it? What are some of the differences between Alicent and Rhaenyra's children and how do you think they came a...

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The Small Council starts their discussion about Episode 7, The Rogue Prince, with a For the Love of Lore segment about bastards. Then, dive into details you may have missed with "The Dragon is in the Details" and "The Raven's Eye." How do you feel about Laenor’s “happy ending” considering how other queer/gay characters are treated? Do you think Aemond "stole" Vhagar? What was going on in Rhaenyras head when she proposed to Daemon? ...

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The Small Council starts this episode by discussing otherness in Westeros. Then, dive into details you may have missed with the "Dragon is in the Details." What was your favorite character or moment? Who is the better husband and father, Daemon or Viserys? What is going on in see Larys' head? Do you think Rhaenyra would actually kill Alicent's children?

Trivia: What's the theory about Jace Velaryon's parentage? Send us your answers...

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The Small Council starts this episode with some lore about oaths and vows. tourneys. Then, they dive into details you may have missed with the "Dragon's in the Details," and cinematic techniques used in the "The Raven's Eye." What was your favorite scene or character? What are your thoughts on Rhaenyra’s choices? What is going on in Ser Criston Cole’s head? What is the greatest mistake that played out in this episode?

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The Small Council starts this episode with some lore about prophecy. Then, they dive into details you may have missed with the "Dragon's in the Details," and cinematic techniques used in the "The Raven's Eye." What was your favorite scene or character? What were Daemon's motivations? What were Rhaenyra's motivations? What big decisions in this episode were good or bad?

Trivia: Where is it that prophecy bites you? Send us your answe...

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The Small Council starts this episode with some lore about the Stepstones. Then, they dive into the episode with the "Dragon's in the Details." What was your favorite scene or character? What are your thoughts on the symbolism of the boar, the red stag, the white hart, and other animals? What do you think of Daemon's reaction to his brother sending aid? How do you think House of the Dragon will approach prophecy?

Trivia: Who became...

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The Small Council starts this episode with some lore about dragon's eggs. Then, they dive into the episode with the "Dragon's in the Details" and "Raven's Eye" segments. What was your favorite scene or character? How did you like the introductory title sequence? What is the greatest mistake any character committed in the episode? 

Trivia: What did we dub "Watch Party Canon" for this week? Send us your answers via email or social me...

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The first episode of HBO's House of the Dragon is finally here, and boy is it a doozy! First the crew explains the history and function of the Small Council, and then dives into the episode with the "Dragon's in the Details" and "Raven's Eye" segments. What was your favorite scene or character? What do we think about the treatment of women in this episode? Is Prince Daemon more like King Maegor or King Aegon? Did Daemon really call...

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August 19, 2022 96 mins

In this final episode before the big premier of HBO's House of the Dragon, the Small Council discusses the different funerary traditions in Westeros, and then does a deep dive into the final promotional teaser, "A New Reign," which includes interviews with the showrunner and writer. Did the trailers give you confidence in the show? What non-Targaryen character arc are you excited to see? How do you feel about continuity changes lik...

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