Mark and Wes continue discussion of the TV show after its finale. Listen to our ep. 216 first.
Yes, of course this is now full of spoilers. How does the end of the show affect its overall political message? Was it really (as George R.R. Martin depicted) about the irreducible complexity of politics (given that any character named or unnamed can actually make a difference, at least destructively) or qua TV Show is it forced to zero-in on a select set of powerful characters that we are meant to identify with? Also, does it make sense to be performing feminist critiques on a show based on the premise of people murdering each other for power?
We welcome your feedback re. future treatment of pop culture topics (via a spin-off podcast?).