Bald Move TV – The Deuce – 205 – All You’ll Be Eating Is Cannibals

Jim and A.Ron go cruising for the latest episode of HBO’s The Deuce, and wind up going home with “All You’ll Be Eating Is Cannibals”. The Deuce has always featured duality; Frankie/Vincent being the parade example. But here we see two raids; one on an underground card game by a professional crew of criminals, another by professional law enforcement on an above ground massage parlor. We found ourselves sad and disquieted by both. We also see members of the gay community step out of the shadows and emerge as successful businessmen, politicians, neighbors working on the local council; as people, basically. And Vincent is confronted by his duality being converged, with Abby demanding him to take a side, either with her helping the women sex workers achieve safety and stability, or the mob that profiteers off their exploitation. But even if he wanted out, we’re reminded of his scene last week with the volcanic Tommy, “what do you mean, you want out?” Wanting and doing are two very different things, as we’re predicting we’ll all come to appreciate as season two enters it’s final act.

Watching Westworld – 205 – Akane No Mai

Welcome to Shogun World! HBO’s Westworld expands its horizons in the latest episode, “Akane No Mai”, as we get to meet a cast of entirely new but strangely familiar characters in a deadly new location.  We also get to find out some more info about the role of the mysterious Cradle, watch Maeve as she discovers a new “superpower”, and Teddy and Dolores have a falling out over there very different approaches to veterinary medicine. We discuss this as well as your feedback and popular theories and speculation.

Game of Thrones – 205 – The Ghost of Harrenhal

Jim and A.Ron re-watched Game of Thrones episode “The Ghost of Harrenhal”, break it’s neck, and throw it off a parapet.  Just kidding, but we do bite into it like Jaqen into an apple.  We discuss tortured metaphors, Brienne’s rushing into commitments, Stannis’ reluctance to face The Truth, and Arya’s fun and exciting new friends at Harrenhal.  All this and a bunch of interesting feedback, and a lore and history packed SpoiLore section!  

What's Cooking in Hell's Kitchen – 205 – Kinbaku

“Kinbaku” is the Japanese art of decorative rope bondage, but Jim and A.Ron are wondering what other “tight binds” this episode has Matt getting into. A dangerous former flame re-enters his life just as things get hot between Matt and Karen, Foggy is back to being Foggy, as a extended flashback gives a glimpse into the high speed train wreck that is Elektra Natchios and Matt Murdock, as she seems hellbent on another violent affair.