Westworld Season 2 Part 1 (Ep. 1-4) Review & Evaluation

September 6th, 2020

"I'm frightened of what you might become. What path you might take." Arnold tells Dolores and if that's not the foreshadow of the series, we don't know what is! Season 2 follows the jaw dropping conclusion of Season 1 when Dolores seemingly finds her own voice, develops consciousness and makes her own choices. No matter how terrifying. She is hell bent on making the guests and all humans pay for what they've done to her and the other hosts. We meet the Head of Operations at Delos in Karl Strand, some old familiar faces reappear and worlds other than just Westworld are introduced! If you thought Season 1 had some twists and turns, you're in for a treat. This week the Riddikulus Crew breaks down Part 1 (Ep.1-4) of Season 2 detailing easy to miss "Easter eggs" and foreshadowed moments while debating the hot topics of the series to this point! As Robert Ford tells William a.k.a The Man In Black, "You've made it to the center of Arnold's maze. But now, you're in my game.''

Westworld Season 1 Part 3 (Ep. 8-10) Review & Evaluation

August 30th, 2020

"Out. You both keep assuming that I want out. Whatever that is. If it's such a wonderful place out there, why are you all clamoring to get in here?" Dolores asks Logan and William. Join the Riddikulus Crew as we finish up with Season 1 before we board the train to Season 2! The center of the maze, Robert Ford 's new narrative, Maeve's new journey, Dolores has a secret and Bernard is caught in the middle of it all. How does it unfold? Is it all just a story? Are the hosts beginning to develop free will, does Delos have a larger secret kept under rug? Stick with Chase & Josh here at Fact or Fantasy and you will find out! as Robert Ford tells Bernard, "In order to escape this place, you will need to suffer more."

Westworld Season 1 Part 2 (Ep. 5-7) Review & Evaluation

August 23rd, 2020

"Everything in this world is magic, except to the magician." Robert Ford. The Riddikulus Crew continue their Westworld breakdown as they dive into Episodes 5, 6 & 7 of Season 1. Dolores, Logan and William arrive in Pariah to find a familiar face in El Lazo. Bernard learns of Dr. Ford's unregistered hosts, Maeve begins to bend Felix to her will and Elsie makes a shocking discovery. Episode 7 ends with the series' first big twist, one of many sure to come. Chase & Josh invite you to saddle up and meet us in the wild west where we will give you in depth analysis of the shows "easy-to-miss" moments, show evidences of foreshadowing later events and detail when past dialogue comes to present fruition. In the words of William, "I used to think this place was all about pandering to your basic instincts, now I understand. It doesn't cater to your lowest self, it reveals your deepest self. It shows you who you really are."

Westworld Season 1 Part 1 (Ep. 1-4) Review & Evaluation

August 16th, 2020

Chase & Josh leave the Iron Throne behind and head west as they transition into their newest arc, HBO's "Westworld"! Join the Riddikulus Crew as they cover the ins and outs of this new show starting with Season 1 Episodes 1-4. Follow along as they take you through the twists and turns of the critically acclaimed first season of Westworld. With the multiple timelines, the maze, the hosts and the nature of one's reality, nothing is as it seems..... Or is it? In the words of Peter Abernathy, "These violent delights have violent ends."

Fact or Fantasy’s Midseason State of the Union

August 9th, 2020

Chase and Josh give you an inside look on their experience making this podcast, how it feels to finish their first major arc and what to expect from them for the rest of 2020 and beyond!

Josh’s Final Game of Thrones Rewrite

August 2nd, 2020

Fact or Fantasy's very own Josh Nelson gives his final rewrite as if he were the executive script writer of the critically acclaimed show, Game of Thrones. He tackles his rewrite as seen on screen with Seven Episodes in Season 7 and Six Episodes in Season 8. In the words of Robb Stark "If we do it your way, Kingslayer, you'd win. We're not doing it your way."

Chase’s Final Game of Thrones Rewrite

July 26th, 2020

Fact or Fantasy's very own Chase Brown gives his final rewrite as if he had the full control of the Game of Thrones script. He tackles it as if there were going to be 10 seasons with 10 episodes per season. In the words of Oberyn Martell, "It's a big and beautiful world. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don't want to be most of us."

Fact or Fantasy’s Game of Thrones Encore Bonus Episode P2: History Contn’d, Extinct Houses & Top Heroes/Villains

July 19th, 2020

A continuation of last week's episode, the Riddikulus Crew closes out the remaining history from the end of the Dance with Dragons resulting in Rhaenyra's death, to Robert's Rebellion. From there, we give a detailed list of all the extinct and endangered houses since the beginning of the Dawn Age to the end of A Song of Ice and Fire. Then, we close out with a fan favorite.... RANKINGS! The Riddikulus Crew ranks the Top 5 Heroes and Top 5 Villains of the entire series. Have a listen and see how your list compares because this is the last installment before Chase & Josh close out with one episode each for their final rewrites! As Jon Snow says in the book A Storm of Swords, "We look up at the same stars and see such different things."

Fact or Fantasy’s Game of Thrones Encore Bonus Episode: Actor Changes, Season Rankings & History

July 12th, 2020

The Riddikulus Crew keeps the Thrones train rolling as we are heading towards our last stop on this arc. In this installment, we give you the actor changes in depth from who portrayed the characters, which season the change was made and how many times it happened. Also, we rank the seasons in our opinions from "Last to First" and conclude with some of the great history you don't see on the screen, but is mentioned throughout "A Song of Ice and Fire". As Petyr Baelish once said, "Do you know what the realm is? It's the thousand blades of Aegon's enemies."

Game of Thrones Season 8 Rewrites According to Chase & Josh

July 5th, 2020

Come one, come all. You've heard us breakdown this epic series and give praise and our opinions on the highs and criticize the lows. Now it's time to put our money where our mouths are. In this installment, the Riddikulus Crew gives their rewrites as if they were in charge of writing the Season 8 script. For these particular rewrites, we will focus on as if the events played out as we saw on screen with 6 Episodes and having the Long Night come before The Final War. Fret not, for we also have a surprise that will take this arc a step further and give additional rewrites based on what we think should have happened instead! Since we have our opinions on the show and series, it's only right that we put ourselves out there, attempt to do better and face the potential criticism as well. As good ol' Ned Stark told us back in Season 1, "The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword."

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