HBO: Make Will Evans the Host of After the Thrones
After the Thrones is really boring. Please get rid of Chris Greenwald and replace him with Will Evans. Will is very entertaining and up on not only GoT lore, but how it relates to pop culture and the world in general. You can see his awesome work recapping the show on Black Nerd Problems:
Creator's note: I am a huge GoT fan. I look forward to it every week and subscribed to HBO just so I could. I love discussing it, dissecting its main themes, speculating on the motivations of different characters, and just generally getting the most out of every week's episode.
I was obviously excited to find out about AtT. More GoT talk from HBO!
And then I watched it. It was boring. The hosts aren't that funny, nor do they even seem to really be fans of the show. They don't give us any new insight or make connections beyond repeating back to us what we've just seen. What's more, they seem to be totally missing the context of what GoT tells us about our own world or why we should care: really the most important parts of speculative fiction. HBO has done something I didn't consider possible by making a GoT-related show that I don't want to watch.
By contrast, I look forward to William Evans' recap on Black Nerd Problems every week, and have for several seasons. He is doing what AtT should be doing: entertaining, illuminating, and most importantly, showing off his love for the show. AtT would improve tenfold if he were to be involved in its creation.
I know online petitions are easily ignored by TPTB, but if nothing else, I hope that people will sign and reshare to bring more attention to the great work Will and his co-editors are doing over at http://blacknerdproblems.com/.