This 2017 Baldies Awards deliberation is on “Best Debut or Pilot, Biggest Surprise / Miss”! We talk about our favorite freshmen shows and pilot episodes, the things that really took us by surprise, as well as the podcasts we feel like we let get away.
This 2017 Baldies Awards deliberation is on “Meta & Notable Exceptions”! We talk about trends in television, podcasting, and why some otherwise noteworthy shows didn’t make our lists.
Welcome to our coverage of Black Mirror, where you’ll never know whether you’ll have a heart wrenching or heart warming experience, but it will definitely revolve around the implications of technology and culture. From Star Trek simulations, ultimate dating apps, and murderous robotic dogs, this season hits some amazing highs, but for the first time also hits some fairly deep lows. Or maybe what’s most amazing is how the show remains fresh and original four years into it’s creative process? All I know is there are few things Jim and I like discussing more than futurology. Enjoy!
Today we’re here to talk about the 2004 SyFy reimagined Battlestar Galactica. Jim loves this series, I have problems with it. Still, we talk for nearly two hours and find what we think will be a lot of common ground with any fan of the show. Despite my misgivings I do recognize it’s quality and importance to Sci-Fi in general. So say we both. Special thanks to our intrepid community of commissioners who made this podcast possible. To Jay “Nothing-has-corners-for-some-reason” Russo, Jeff, Anubus21, ClevelandPunk, Manoj, Matt from Boston, Devin from Maine, Ben from Yronwood, Isd5u, sam.n, leaplizard, elstenger, shenson90, jeffrey.w, enquiries, Shayne Bowman, nikhonesty, thank you for your generous support!
Merry Christmas, everybody! The last day of our Culkin Keatmas is upon us, and with it, our final gift to you. Jim and I break down the Star Wars Holiday Special and take it for all it’s worth. Wookiee porn, deeply unfunny instructional videos, ill-fitting helmets, and hours of uncaptioned Wookiee dialog are considered and de-coded but we’re still left with the big question… Why? Since all involved have disowned the project we may never know. But whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Life Day or any other tradition that aims to turn the coldest, darkest part of the year into something more, you are in our thoughts, and you have our gratitude for all the love and support you’ve shown us this past year. We’ll see you in 2018!
Jim and A.Ron discuss their thoughts on an incredible season one of HBO’s The Deuce, and get into a discussion about politics and society along the way, before A.Ron makes an earnest appeal to check out Netflix’s Lady Dynamite, the funniest, sharpest comedy about depression and mental illness you’ll likely ever see.
Jim and A.Ron talk about their thoughts and feelings for the last three episodes of Rick and Morty, and try to place the third season in overall R&M perspective, before going long on their thoughts on Star Trek: Discovery.
A.Ron and Cecily talk about some fine television they have consumed in the past week or so, including Netflix’s Top of the Lake (00:00:20), starring Elizabeth Moss and Gwendoline Christy, Netflix’s hilarious and tragic Bojack Horseman (00:22:31), and also Netflix’s Gerald’s Game (00:34:10), adapted from a Stephen King story of the same name.
Jim and A.Ron are here to chew bubble gum and talk about television, and we’re all out of meatballs. We discuss the last three episodes of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty (“The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy”, “Rest and Ricklaxation”, “The Ricklantis Mixup”) starting at timecode 00:00:00, and wrapping up with a conversation about David Simon and George Pelecanos’ new HBO series about the 1970’s pornography scene, The Deuce that begins at 00:00:00. Enjoy!
Jim, A.Ron and Cecily form a super team to discuss a variety of current TV shows. First up, we tackle episodes 303 and 304 of Rick and Morty (00:00:40), then move on to Ozark (00:27:36), Marvel’s Defenders (00:39:18), and the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) (00:53:36) on Netflix.