House of the Dragon - Jim & A.Ron on HOTD – S01E05 – Book vs. Show!

In this portion of the adaptation, it’s a question of timing and details, like trying to remember all of the events of a dream after waking. The book’s differences feature Cristin Cole’s motivations, Daemon’s relationship with his first wife, and Rhaenyra’s feelings towards Alicent. For this episode, Jim and A.Ron are covering pages 370 – 372 of the hardcover version of Fire and Blood corresponding to the episode We Light The Way.

Shogun (1980) – Part 3

Shogun 1980 pulls an interesting detail from the book, both Mariko and Blackthorne communicate in Latin. Though the 2024 adaptation was superior, one thing it will NEVER have is John Rhys-Davies pitching a fit! The differences in Mariko’s portrayal in 1980 by Yoko Shimada and the 2024 version by Anna Sawai are evident. Get the dish on the good and the goofy in Shogun 1980. 

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LWT&A – Episode 422 – Rule 4: ????

Lunchtime! Jim is on vacation so A.Ron is joined by producer Talitha. Talitha has been working on a movie set and has a film fest coming up. Come ask her questions before she’s famous. What fictional characters would A.Ron and Talitha invite to the Met Gala? Does art have to be good? What was Apple thinking with that commercial?

Why is Mr. Feeny a Car? - S03E07 – Little House on the Prairie (1974) – S02E15 – “A Matter of Faith”

Does this episode even qualify as a very special episode? Maybe as a cautionary tale to keep your tetanus shot updated? Jay and A.Ron ponder this and many other intersections of the tradwife lifestyle and old school settler/colonialism in 19th century America. Plus, an update on how to do CPR properly from a health care professional. They sent along a video of a robot doing chest compressions on a human being and it’s not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach!

Dark Matter - S01E03 – The Box

What’s in the box?! Jim and A.Ron explore the magic of technology and all the mildly interesting parts of this episode. How far will Jason go to keep Daniella? How does the observation of a thing change it? Could someone who has a quantum mechanics degree write into the show pretty, please?

House of the Dragon - Jim & A.Ron on HOTD – S01E04 – Book vs. Show!

Prepare for your first full dose of Mushroom! Jim and A.Ron parse through the similarities and differences of the truth and Mushroom’s version of events. Alicent’s duty to the court, the brotherly relationship between Viserys and Daemon, and Rhaenyra’s personhood all come into question. For this episode, Jim and A.Ron are covering pages 365 – 369 of the hardcover version of Fire and Blood corresponding to the episode King of the Narrow Sea.

Shogun (1980) – Part 2

Shogun is over, but the excitement continues. Tune in to hear Jim and A.Ron’s plans for further coverage on the world of Shogun. Did you write in feedback? Listen in as Jim and A.Ron discuss your questions and comments on this season of excellent television.

Why is Mr. Feeny a Car? - S03E06 – Punky Brewster (1984) – S02E16 – “Cherie Lifesaver”

You’re a kid. You’re looking for a great place to hide during the neighborhood hide-n-seek tournament. What’s that? An old abandoned refrigerator? Nobody would ever think to look there! DON’T LET THIS BE YOU! Watch this episode to learn how to no longer properly do CPR, avoid the dangers of laziness when removing doors off retired appliances, and the value of staying the hell out of enclosed spaces.

Dark Matter - S01E02 – Entanglement

Smart people in crazy situations are fun to watch. Jim and A.Ron are here with the first truly mind-bending episode of Dark Matter. In a turn of events, it’s Jim who gets to say “mildly interesting”. We’ve got Prime and Sub-Prime Jason and Daniella running around. And the ending will blow you away.