The Shat on TV crew that brought you "Game of Thrones," "Westworld," "True Detective," "American Gods," and "Taboo" launch their newest TV venture: "Watchmen" on HBO. “Watchmen” takes place in an alternative, contemporary reality in the United States, in which masked vigilantes became outlawed due to their violent methods. Despite this, some gather around in order to start a revolution while others are out to stop it before it is too late. Find out why we're watching "Watchmen" and why you should, to
Oct 3, 2019
It's time to put your fingers where your mouth is! More than 100 Shat on TV listeners wrote in their improved versions of "Game of Thrones," and we chose the weirdest, smartest, and most original rewrites for this bonus edition of Shat on TV. Your wild imaginations brought us everything from George R.R. Martin's cruel childhood to a Hulked-out Tyrion. And more serious topics ranged from Daenerys' possible bipolar disorder to brutal endings for nearly all our characters.
Jun 13, 2019
1 hr 2 min
The Thronie Awards are here! More than 450 listeners voted for the best and worst of "Game of Thrones" Season 8, and the results are in. Listen to hear who won Best Dressed, Thickest Plot Armor, Biggest WTF Moment, Best Death, Man of The Year, Woman of the Year, and Leeroy Jenkins Medal of Honor. Plus, Big D and Gene share their thoughts on Season 8 as a whole: what was good, what was bad, and did the final season ruin the "Game of Thrones" legacy?
Jun 5, 2019
1 hr 11 min
"Game of Thrones" is over, but listener email keeps pouring in. And that's a recipe for the Bonus Small Council edition of Shat on TV. The King Bee is back to share his opinion on Season 8 and ask, "What's the worst thing you ever did to an ex?" Gene explains how "Game of Thrones" is like a decade-long Bob Ross painting, and listeners continue their fight over whether Bran is a fitting king or just a sneaky creep.
May 27, 2019
We asked you to withhold judgment until after the Game of Thrones finale. And now that our watch has ended, it's time for the gloves to come off. This Small Council listener mail edition gets down to the nasty business of assigning blame for a questionable season 8, casting shade on the show runners, George R. R. Martin, and even poor Gene Lyons.
May 23, 2019
1 hr 54 min
"Game of Thrones" is over, and we're having a hard time letting go. Our final On The Throne Deep Dive examines whether "The Iron Throne" helped or hurt this monumental series' legacy and why things ended the way they did. Gene and Big D discuss whether Bran was the right choice for King, whether justice was served, and what the heck the Dothraki do now that they're stranded in Westeros and don't get speaking roles.
May 21, 2019
1 hr 15 min
Game of Thrones' series finale, "The Iron Throne," felt like two episodes wrapped in one. Maybe even two TV shows wrapped in one. There was the somber, sobering examination of absolute power corrupting absolutely, and there was the saccharine sweet series of farewells to our favorite characters that prevents a civil war.
May 19, 2019
It's Daenerys Day on the Shat on TV Small Council. This week's "Game of Thrones" listeners rained down fiery emails and voicemails about the massacre at King's Landing and how it might all be Jon Snow's fault. Your messages were pretty evenly split on whether you loved or hated Season 8, Episode 5 "The Bells," and we snagged a strong sampling of each for this extended-length podcast.
May 17, 2019
2 hr 5 min
"The Bells" should have been the triumphant climax for "Game of Thrones." It was the battle we all were waiting for. The good guys finally made it to King's Landing, and justice would be done. But "Game of Thrones" Season 8, Episode 5 gave fans something different: a look at the horrors of war, the power of legacy, and the unsatisfying ends to some of our favorite characters.
May 14, 2019
1 hr 8 min
Game of Thrones' penultimate episode, "The Bells," was either one of the coolest things you've ever seen or a sure sign that HBO has completely lost control of George R.R. Martin's incomparable realm. Old scores were settled, true natures were revealed, and the entire CGI budget was spent. Gene Lyons loved it. Dick Ebert threw his hands up in frustration. And meme makers had a field day. Catch the Instacast now, then tell us what you think at email@example.com.
May 12, 2019