TV Avalanche Podcast, Episode 30: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Finale And Under The Radar Shows (With Maureen Ryan)



Welcome to another episode of TV Avalanche, where we try to sort out the best, worst, and most interesting things happening in Peak TV.

Alan is still on vacation, so I am very pleased to be joined this week by Maureen Ryan, the Chief TV Critic at Variety, for an in-depth discussion about, well, a lot of things. The biggie this episode, obviously, is the season seven finale of Game of Thrones, which we spend the majority of the episode digging into. But first, we highlight some shows that are a little under-the-radar, and answer some reader mail. I think this might be the first time in over a month that I went a full episode without mentioning Wynn Duffy from Justified. A big step for me.

Also, when I said “in-depth” earlier, I meant it. This sucker comes in just short of two hours. Your breakdown.

00:00-47:02 — Mo and I pick our three under-the-radar shows, with numerous tangents
47:02-1:04:05 — Mailbag! Shows we would do an episodic podcast on and whaaaaat will we all talk about once Game of Thrones ends for good?
1:04:05-1:53:17 — Game of Thrones! Lessons other shows have learned from it (for better and for worse) and a full discussion of the finale itself.

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