The joy of taking sides

Why there’s something unsettling–and somewhat unexciting even–about the good vs good trope when in superhero fiction

Podcast: Reactions to GoT episode, Oathbreaker

This week’s podcast on S06E03 of Game of Thrones, Oathbreaker, in which I discuss five things we learned including how Tyrion Lannister is a bit like… Fun Bobby. Spoilers ahead. Consider yourself warned.

Thanu: Kabali has a bigger, better punchline

Kalaippuli S. Thanu unhurriedly recites Thirukkural 517 that emphasises the importance of assigning work to the right people (“Ithanai ithanaal ivan mudikkum enraaynthu athanai avankan vidal”). He cites that as the single answer to several questions: Why has Kabali’s teaser been received so well? What caused Lingaa’s failure? What incited the spat between the Chengalpet…

Podcast: Reactions to GoT episode, Home

The first in a series of podcasts on Season 6 of Game of Thrones. This week, I react to Home, episode 2, season 6. Spoilers ahead. Consider yourself warned.