It’s Christmas in August as we check out S01E03 of Rick and Morty, “Anatomy Park”. Rick’s doing charitable work with the homeless, Jerry’s parents have him questioning his concept of a “human holiday”, and Morty makes it to second base before being tagged out at third. As always, our initial review and episode discussion are spoiler-free for first time fans, but we have plenty of in-depth discussion of spoilers and behind the scenes details when we tune into dimension BM-77 at the end of the podcast!
We’re back with a review of Charlie Kaufman’s 2002 “look-mom-I-wrote-myself-into-this-movie-about-orchids” classic, Adaptation. It’s a real noodle-bender which features one of Nicolas Cage’s finest performances. Fitting, since it puts a bow on the Summer portion of Season of the Cage.
Despite containing perhaps Nicolas Cage’s finest performance, and being one hell of an interesting movie, we manage to turn the livewatch for Adaptation into nearly two hours of jokes about missing teeth, monkeys, and a man who loves to fuck orchids. Enjoy the show!
Turns out that the discussion presented in our review of Adaptation was about half of what we actually recorded. In typical fashion, we digressed quite a bit into topics that we’ll call “creatively related” to the movie; what Dan Harmon has to say about creative writing, episodic vs. serialized TV, our creative hangups and methods for overcoming them. As Club Bald Move members, you get to enjoy the entirety of our extended Adaptation discussion.
Jim and I watched an unexpectedly spooky episode of Matthew Weiner’s The Romanoffs, “House of Special Purpose”. Starring Christina Hendricks, Jack Huston, and Isabelle Huppert, it’s a tale that asks us whether we believe in ghosts or if one or perhaps more people are actually losing their minds. Does the spell work, and what is Weiner saying about coercive / abusive directors and set environments? Perhaps Hollywood’s legacy of sexual abuse is the spookiest story of all? And despite the super serious subject matter, we also find time to pitch a sequel to Twister, somehow, because of Paul Riser? Perhaps it is us losing our minds after all.
Jim and A.Ron offer their takes on Netflix’s Stranger Things episode, “Holly, Jolly”. We’re undertaking a rewatch and podcast for every episode of season one to get pumped up for season two, which premiers on October 27, 2017! We’ll be doing a season two preview this Friday, October 20th. Got feedback? Send it in using the contacts below! We’ll be covering the entirety of season two the weekend beginning Oct 27th! Come marathon Stranger Things with us!
Jim, Jason and A.Ron break down another mind altering episode of FX’s Legion. In “Chapter 3”, we delve more into David’s past and childhood, explore the astral plane to check in on his sister, and get more hints and clues as to the nature and powers of the yellow-eyed demon that haunts David’s dreams.
Jim and A.Ron try to round up Westworld’s latest episode, “The Stray”, but corralling the big ideas this show brings to the table is proving to be quite a challenge. We appreciate the focus on the “human” element of Westworld, getting much more backstory for Bernard and Dr. Ford. But how straight a shooter is Dr. Ford? How much of his tale is fact, and how much of it carefully curated legend, intended to deceive both Bernard and the audience? Wheels within wheels!
Watch us record the podcast, including all the sound checks, flubs, and riveting research breaks that you’ve always wished you could see… Hey, at least you can hear the podcast before anyone else.
Jim and A.Ron re-watch episode 103 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, “Lord Snow”. Tyrion p*sses off The Wall, Catelyn defies anyone to call her a “Back Alley Sally”, Ned doesn’t play around with stage choking, and Viserys gets whipped. What’s there not to like?