Penny Earful – 304 – “A Blade of Grass”

A.Ron and Cecily are impressed with the levels of craft employed in the latest episode of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, “A Blade of Grass”. And by craft we mean both acting, cinematography, set design, and of course, witch. Rory Kinnear and Ava Green both attempt to blow each other off screen in a very tightly wound bottle episode, and we’re the richer for it. Join us as we try to unravel the complex mythology being built upon this season, with a little help from the feedback of our fellow fans.

Orange is the New Cast – 304 – “Finger in the Dyke”

A.Ron is joined by Pi’ilani, podcaster for hire (appearances include The Because Show, The Walking Dead ‘Cast, among many others) to break down episode 304 of Orange is the New Black, “Finger in the Dyke”. A.Ron and Pi’ilani discuss Big Boo’s origin story, some touching moments between quasi-step-sisters Susanne and Tastee, a bunch of dumb crap with Alex and Piper, as well as the same with Daya and Bennett. All this against the backdrop of Litchfield being investigated by a company that is interested in privatizing the prison. Plot twist; every female inmate that is biologically capable of menstruation is on her period. Bum, bum, DUMMMMM!

House of Cards – 304 – “Chapter Thirty”

In this episode 306 of House of Cards, “Chapter 30”, Jim and A.Ron are struggling with a seemingly and suddenly petty, spiteful, and surprisingly weak Underwood White House. We discuss burying soldiers, senior moments on the Supreme Court with Justice Jimmy Carter, surprise candidacies, pulling journalist credentials, and Gavin’s latest social hacking, plus a very controversial presidential spit take. All this and your feedback as the binge rolls on.

Everybody Loves Reagan – 304 – “Dimebag”

On this week’s The Americans on FX, episode 304, “Dimebag”, things get pretty gross.  Phillip wrestles with recruiting an underage daughter of a CIA official, Elizabeth throws down the guantlet on Page and then Jesus Christ our Lord Himself, Stan learns how to get in touch with his boring-ass inner self, and Nina find intrigue in track suit prison.  Ah, The Americans:  If stuffing a woman into a suitcase and pulling teeth on screen won’t “nope” you out, how about child predation?  All this and some feedback that has the guys rethinking things.  Have a great weekend!