Rick teaches Morty a thing or two about car repair in Rick and Morty episode “The Ricks Must Be Crazy”. Meanwhile, Rick tasks his space car with the seemingly simple directive, “KEEP SUMMER SAFE”. We also ponder the long term arch-villain possibilities of one Zeep Xanflorp, and wonder which of the Smith family is the most expendable, in terms of keeping our interest in an episode.
Jim, Cecily and A.Ron are here for a round table on Hulu’s new comedy, Ramy, and the latest two episode of Starz, American Gods. We all found Ramy to be really funny as well as insightful, and if you’ve had to struggle with your religious identity with a strict upbringing (cough, cough) we’re sure you’ll relate to the material. And then, there’s American Gods, which is all over the place, as Gods are wont to do.
A.Ron and Jim blow all the doors down on the latest episode of HBO’s The Deuce, “We’re All Beasts”. It provokes a lot of meta discussion about progressive politics, America’s long lost battle against vice, and offensive analogies. We also talk about Eileen’s guerrilla film-making campaign for what looks to be the very watchable Red Hot. Finally, A.Ron reacts to a 70s-era porno!
In this week’s episode of HBO’s Westworld, “Phase Space”, Maeve learns the soft limits of her power, the Man in Black has a heartfelt conversation with his daughter, Teddy gets “fixed”, Bernard introduces us to the CR8-DL, and a fresh crop of a-holes from Delos Corporate literally parachute onto the Mesa, leaving us unimpressed. We also discuss a boat load of email, speculation and theories at the end of the podcast!
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.
The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube. The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast. The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members.
This is a podcast where Jim and I, using tools created for the purpose, randomly generate a title for a fictional TV show. We then pitch ideas to each other based on what that show would be like if it were real. We like to call it, “Quit Yer Pitchin’!” On this episode we pitch…
Will sets a trap, and Hawkins Lab is about to be rocked! That’s where we have to leave things as day two of our Stranger Things season two marathon draws to a close. We’ll see you tomorrow for what’s sure to be the thrilling conclusion!
The realm is apparently unsafe for those beloved to Theon and A.Ron this week as we discuss the treachery of Theon sacking Winterfell, the role A.Ron had in the death of Roy Dotrice (94), along with everything else that this decidedly good episode of Game of Thrones had to offer.
Mr. Robot gets meta in episode 206, “eps2.4_m4ster-s1ave.aes”. Maybe even too meta. A.Ron and Jim debates the merits of the unconventional opening of the episode. We also discuss the wisdom of script kiddies, the competency of the FBI, and examine the operation of a kidney dialysis machine.