Jim and A.Ron from Bald Move join Pete to discuss the Legacy of Breaking Bad. The guys talk about how the show changed television and how it played a part in their decisions to start talking about TV as a way to make a living. They also realize how their favorite individual quotes from the series are connected. Growth Decay Transformation wouldn’t exist without Bald Move, and it’s great to have them on for our first crossover episode.
Courtney explores the significance of coin flips and choices and considers to what extent they are catalysts for Walt’s transformation. Was it a random act of fate that the task of killing Krazy-8 fell to him? When Skyler flips a coin in “Cornered,” why doesn’t she follow it across the Colorado border? The decisions the characters make can sometimes put them on bad choice roads.
Pete goes back to revisit the Pilot episode one more time to examine why it’s one of the best ever made. In 58 minutes it tells us everything we need to know about Walter White and is extremely effective at making us root for him. This is a great set up for Vince Gilligan’s larger plan to deliver a story about change.
Season One of The Rings of Power is over, but there’s still more Tolkien to talk. David and John continue their conversation with Tolkien scholar Marilyn R. Pukkila in this bonus episode.
The first passage for the Silmarillion read-along will be “Ainulindale.” You can find it in the first few pages of The Silmarillion.
It’s a journey into the mind of Princess this episode with her, Zeke, Eugene and Yumiko are captured being thrown into cells and having to decide whether to try to escape or take the abuse in the name of establishing friendly relations with the stormtroopers. It’s not the most exciting episode of The Walking Dead but it’s a bonus episode… was anyone expecting it would be?
Gabriel and Aaron spend some time in a warehouse with a Terminator, drinking whiskey, eating wild boar, and bluffing for their lives. Join us for the podcast to find out what we thought of The Walking Dead’s third season 10 bonus episode.
The second of the season 10 bonus episodes wasn’t quite as good as the first. Definitely more in line with what we expected from these episodes. Lots of walking in the woods, lots of isolation, and maybe the b-team of writers. The parallels were ambitious though, and the final scene is worth the price of admission. Check out the podcast to hear our full review.
Travel back in time with Max and Chloe, but not in the same way as the first game where they could actually travel back in time. This one’s more of a nostalgic romp turned real bummer there at the end.