Stranger Things – 209 – Chapter Nine: The Gate

We conclude our epic Stranger Things marathon — which really has been a month long obsession — with the spectacular, extremely fulfilling, finale of season two, “The Gate”.  Maybe you can say the climax is a rehash of last year.  But everything else works in just the way you’d hope and hits all the right emotional and character notes and feels so satisfying that it feels mean spirited to harp on a quibble here or there.  We feel that this was the perfect follow up the the original Stranger Things, and in the Duffer Bros. we trust.  Thanks for coming along on this ride with us.  Can’t wait until next time!

American Horror Story Podcast – 609 – “Chapter 9”

A.Ron and Cecily were enjoying the more light-hearted, campy feel of episode 609, “Chapter 9”, and then the Woods Witch showed up, iCloud footage was found, and things got really bloody and gross in a decidedly POV kind of way. We talk about the lone survivor of the season, do some speculation about where the show goes as it heads into it’s final week, and admire the quick recovery of Monet’s spunk and moxy.