Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 4 “Book of the Stranger” Video Roundup

Braziers! Reunions! Tormund and Brienne, may they be shipped forever! Seems like episode 4 was pretty good, but let’s see what our video critics and commentators have to say:

Girl, BYE. Gay of Thrones has one of my favorite drag queens Trixie Mattel on this week, who is painted for the ATM down the road. Hijinks ensue, etc.

Ozzy Man reviews:

I think most of us watch for Cenk on WTF!?!. He’s back on the regular panel and has neglected his solo review this week…

Happy Cool back at it again:

And Alt Shift X’s take on episode 4:

History of Westeros
AfterBuzz
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It’s Maude, Steve and Matt this week at SF Nerd. I always prefer DJ so hopefully he will be back soon
DemThrones. Shoutout to the host wearing the Omega sweater vest
New review! Buzzed on Books talks about the show with a book reader perspective. Give me your thoughts!
I prefer panels when I watch recap videos but we’re going to try soloist SmokeScreen this week.
And here’s GoT Academy which looks sufficiently nerdy.

Tell me what you think about the reviews this week! My fellow Thrones fan in the office summed up the episode in one word: Awesome.

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    1. My fav that I always watch every week is What the Flick.

      Those guys are fun and their convo goes in all kinds of directions and they just let their thoughts flow out load, that’s why I like it so much.

      It is a genuine unrehearsed show.

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    2. Valaquen:
      You linked to the wrong SmokeScreen video.

      You’re right, I only watch WTF! for Cenk

      Yep that was last week’s Smoke Screen. But I’m just glad to see one of the re-capers that I enjoy the most made the list this week.

      Of course having said that and having recommended him the last couple of weeks, I gotta say I’m not that crazy about the little reaction shots of him watching the episode that he’s been sprinkling in his reviews. They just don’t come across as organic. I’m so fickle I guess. But the reaction shots are a very minute part of his re-caps and I really enjoy rest of them.

      Other than that one, I haven’t been able to watch as many re-caps as I usually do this week (yet). But Ozzy was spot on as always and I enjoyed What the Flick as well.

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    3. Trixie gurrrllll!!! Gay of Thrones just made my day!!

      AltShiftX is awesome and has a sexy voice…

      I enjoy watching Rawrist: she’s very funny.

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    4. I haven’t looked for it but Cenk said his solo recap video is on Facebook (the WTF Facebook page I assume).

      SF Nerd is so much better now with Maude moderating. They used to be so unfocused. I also prefer when DJ is on there.

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    5. Loved What The Flick and also AfterBuzz this week. I watched and really enjoyed HappyCool too. I tried to watch GoT Academy but had to stop because of the Itamar guy. A tad too much for my taste.

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    6. I love Trixie so much. Her American Horror Story recaps this year with Edward Hansen on WOWPresents Youtube were much better than the actual season.

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    7. Borat Lannister,

      He is the most annoying person to ever speak on Youtube… and his assumptions on the show are usually 75% incorrect at best… Terrible

      Alt-Shift-X is by far the most enjoyable/straightforward and informative IMO

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    8. Borat Lannister:
      Emergency Awesome does great Throne-related videos too. Check him out

      Can’t say I’ve ever known his speculations to be correct; I remember last year for months he was saying Hardhome was Eastwatch by the Sea and a slew of other things. He also mixes up lore sometimes and his analysis is pretty surface level.

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    9. Kind of unrelated question: hbo.com doesn’t really work the same at my place as it does in the states, and I couldn’t find it anywhere else, so can someone remind me of what the runtimes of the remaining episodes are? Thanks 🙂

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    10. Alt Shift X can also be pretty funny in his explanation videos. My favourite quote is “The Super Daario Brothers” 😀

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    11. Great round up for the most part.

      Always Ozzy Man for the win, then Gay of Thrones for the fun and then WTF Hour better with Cenk. This week is was good, no complaints.

      I don’t get the love for AltXShift. 11 minutes of what we already know? I didn’t find it enlightening, amusing or entertaining. *shrugs* to each his/her own.

      Happy Cool I want to like so much but it is just annoying. Sandrine’s voice is too fast and too high and drops out on about half her sentences. She was much better with Axey to bounce off of. Sorry Axey, I know you got the powerful loyalty goin’ there. But it ain’t the same without you.

      Thanks Bex for the round up. 🙂

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    12. Mihnea:
      dragonmcmx,

      EP5-57
      EP6-52
      EP7-51
      EP8-59
      EP9-60
      EP10-69

      Just so this won’t be completely off topic, I really enjoy Ozzy’s recaps, as well as the recap mentioned in the comment section that features a closer look at filming/staging choices and their significance.

      Anywho, I’m excited to see that the last episode is 69 minutes long! I don’t think they’ve ever gone beyond 60, let alone 60. Later on, of course, it might be nice to have a speculation post on the run time of that episode.

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    13. Great stuff as usual! I really enjoyed What the Flick with the full panel, although Jon got a little too hung up on the books for my liking when they were talking about the Pink Letter (usually that’s not an issue for him. Hopefully it was a one-off). Excellent work from AfterBuzz TV as well, plus the professional presentations of Alt Shift X and some delightful enthusiasm from OzzyMan, who is back in fine form this year. I had grown a bit disillusioned with his disillusionment during the latter part of Season 5, but that’s all water under the bridge now.

      I haven’t listened to this week’s Dem Thrones yet, but that’s been by far the best new discovery of the year. Those guys are awesome! So much fun.

      Hawk,

      With the exception of Season 1’s “Fire and Blood” (53 minutes), every season finale has extended beyond the hour mark. “Valar Morghulis”, the Season 2 finale, was 64 minutes. “Mhysa” was 63 minutes. “The Children” was 66 minutes – currently, that’s the record for the longest Game of Thrones episode ever. And “Mother’s Mercy” was 61 minutes. (All though to be fair, those episode runtimes include the opening and closing credits, so only a couple of them actually contained more than an hour of footage).

      But yeah, Episode 6×10 is comfortably the longest episode of the series to date. I’m beyond excited – I think it’s going to be massive. I expect after the credits roll on that episode, very few people will be questioning why Benioff and Weiss believe that there are only 10-15 episodes left in the series. King’s Landing in ruins? Dany heading to Westeros? The Wall coming down? Hopefully all three!

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    14. Jared:

      Hawk,

      With the exception of Season 1’s “Fire and Blood” (53 minutes), every season finale has extended beyond the hour mark. “Valar Morghulis”, the Season 2 finale, was 64 minutes. “Mhysa” was 63 minutes. “The Children” was 66 minutes – currently, that’s the record for the longest Game of Thrones episode ever. And “Mother’s Mercy” was 61 minutes. (All though to be fair, those episode runtimes include the opening and closing credits, so only a couple of them actually contained more than an hour of footage).

      But yeah, Episode 6×10 is comfortably the longest episode of the series to date. I’m beyond excited – I think it’s going to be massive. I expect after the credits roll on that episode, very few people will be questioning why Benioff and Weiss believe that there are only 10-15 episodes left in the series. King’s Landing in ruins? Dany heading to Westeros? The Wall coming down? Hopefully all three!

      Oh cool! I hadn’t realized there are episodes over 60 minutes. I always see people post about them having around 55 minutes or so, usually disappointed. We get 3 extra minutes from Season 4’s finale! That’s good!

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    15. redxgod:
      Anyone else note that in the ‘pink letter’ dinner scene there was no Davos or Mel at the table?

      I did. It was quite surprising to me. I thought that after the resurrection, Davos and Mel would stay glued to Jon’s side. But Jon is definitely no Stannis, he doesn’t seem to insta believe in Mel’s superpower. 😀

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    16. mau,

      Definitely! When I saw the scene with the closeup on the High Sparrow’s face my first thought was “AV Club is going to cover this” lol. Interesting idea about the snow in the Stark reunion scene.

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    17. Fyi Americ, there was to be no Walk of Shame by Margery, imo. That was a lie made up by Cersai to goad Olenna into using military force.

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    18. As usual, I loved Ozzy’s, WTF and AltShiftX. Usually check Emergency Awsome.

      I recently discovered NewRockstars and like Phillip Molina’s review. He takes his time to look at small details that most recaps miss. He’s a book reader, but not a snobby one. He explains a lot of stuff, and really knows his GoT episodes from all seasons, making parallels between what happened with other characters or with the same character in other seasons.

      Usually takes a week to work on each episode, so it comes out a week after the episode airs.

      Here are the links in case anyone is interested (sorry if anyone had already posted them).

      S6x01: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM_eOrX3t9k
      S6x02: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2Ne71GYc2c
      S6x03: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYYS_xNndMo

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    19. Don’t waste your time with Cenk. I’m sorry, I just can’t take that guy seriously.

      The good stuff is:
      Rawrist
      Ozzyman
      RedTeamReview
      Preston Jacobs
      Atkon Tamko and Enchantment of Eternity
      Alt Shift X

      Borat Lannister,

      No, Emergency Awesome is a hack fraud, don’t waste your time with that arsehole’s clickbait videos talking about topics that pretty much every other GoT/ASOIAF youtuber does monumentally better. All that nob focuses on is being first, rather than actually having something meaningful to say. He’s the GoT/ASOIAF equivalent of bloodthirsty paparazzi. What a scumbag.

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    20. House Applebee,

      Someone has different tastes then you. That’s it. No need to be rude.

      I also strongly dislike preston jacobs, but that doesn’t mean you’re a idiot for watching his videos, it simply means we have different tastes and opinion.

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    21. Mihnea,

      It’s not about opinion, it’s about the lack of quality and effort put into EA’s discussions. With the addition of clickbait and all round flawed logic, that makes him a pretty contemptible person. I don’t understand how people can overlook that. Regarding Preston, say what you like about his supposed “crazy” hypothesis, at least the bloke actually sites information from the book to back it up. You don’t have to bloody agree with him. This was never about opinion, I’m saying this outright, EA’s videos are low brow, and of poor quality when it comes to discussion. He even talks like an idiot, “Lets go through the top 10 wtfs” Who the hell talks like that?

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    22. House Applebee,

      Again, this comes down to opinion. I don’t think prestons videos have quality at all. He embodies everything I dislike about the hardcore book-fandom, I strongly dislike his atitude..etc.. That doesn’t mean you are wrong to like his videos, it simply means we have different opinions and likes/dislikes.

      But, right now you are simply rude to people who don’t share your opinion on ”quality”/”logic”/. You can easly say you don’t like his videos but there is no need to insult those who do.

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    23. Mihnea,

      Screw unjustified opinions. You’d get more argumentative value from sand. I understand dislike of Preston, his stuff is out there and very logical. And people naturally dislike logic, I get it. EA though, he’s a scumbag. A waste of space.

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    24. Girl, they were giving full “home from college for Christmas”:
      “Do you remember those kidney pies Old Nan used to make?”
      “With the peas and onions? I mean it was just great. I was like a corpse all semester”
      “It was just like a normal year at college, I was just like being like repeatedly raped by a psychopath”

      Yeah I watched that 5 or 6 times…

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