Jim and A.Ron review the first episode of Cinemax’s Outcast series, executive produced and based on a comic book by Robert Kirkman, of The Walking Dead fame/infamy. Then we spend a few minutes laughing at the latest season of Silicon Valley, on HBO. Spoilers ahoy, so step cautiously and let the following timecodes be your guide…
A.Ron and Cecily bid a fond farewell to Banshee as it, despite all fears to the contrary, manages to pull out of its near fatal tailspin long enough to land a fairly emotionally satisfying, and undeniably badass, series finale. We talk about the many fights, goodbyes, plus the tears and blood shed in this packed episode “Requiem”, and we give our fellow #fanshees their final say as well. But mostly, I think we’ll all remember one simple truth: A.Ron was right.
Cecily and A.Ron are not happy with Banshee right now, and episode 407, “Truths Other Than The Ones You Tell Yourself” is a showcase for why. Proctor now is involved in federal corruption that almost literally goes all the way to the top. Hood can be snuck up on by a disgraced plastic surgeon with a wrench. Law enforcement, including the FBI, can’t track one of their agent’s cell phones. Cruz gets murdered in the first seconds of the episode and NOT by Carrie. Everyone is acting their asses off and the show still looks great, but it has totally lost it’s mind. Check back with us next week when we finally get the epic Proctor versus The Rest show down we’ve been wanting. Please?
In episode 406 of Cinemax’s Banshee, “Only One Way a Dogfight Ends”, Satan worshipers get pyrotechnic, the Neo-nazis flex on the Amish gangster, Veronica gets locked up in a human torture/sacrifice chamber, and… A.Ron and Cecily wonder when we’re going to start caring. While individual parts of the show are still good, specifically the action and Job, we worry the heart of the show that elevated it above your typical brainless action-adventure show has simply been ripped out by a fakey Lucifer with four lame “horns”. We make the best of it and then consider some community feedback, but ultimately we’re crossing our fingers that Banshee pulls out all the stops and makes this last season worth in in the final two episodes.
Cecily and A.Ron discuss episode 405 of Cinemax’s “Banshee”, entitled, “A Little Late to Grow a Pair”. While there is no denying the inherent silliness of the Satanist main plot, everything else in the episode is gold. Job transforming back into JOB!, Burton taking a chainsaw to Banshee’s beleagured Amish community, Hood having fun Batmaning Brock a time or two, and some good times are had at the sleepy little country communities one and only BDSM/Satanist hangout. Sure, why not!
In this week’s episode of Cinemax’s Banshee, “Innocent Might Be a Bit of a Stretch”, we receive clues as to the serial killer’s identity and agenda, Special Agent Dushku intrigues both Proctor and Hood alike, Job keeps his shiz together long enough for Carrie to be a total badass, while Bad Bowtie Burton commits his most heinous act to date. All this and feedback too coming your way!
We feel like “Banshee” is well and truly back this week with some nicely executed action set pieces including a pulse pounding foot chase as well as a double/triple cross snipe-fest, they payoff of which was good enough that we’ll both forgive a little Fat Au Ex Machina. Episode 403, “Job, featured bombshell reunions, revelations, and some hot former-neo-nazi sex, and we get around to discussing it all.
Welcome to another “Banshee” edition of Bald Move TV, this time featuring episode 402, “The Burden of Beauty”! In this podcast, A.Ron and Cecily try to unravel the mysteries of Amish drugs, Neo-Nazi politics, investigatory yarn collage art projects, absentee fathers, and wind up uncovering A.Ron’s latent fear of dogs. And Job! And feedback!
A.Ron is joined once again by Shayne Bowman from the Heisenberg Chronicles and Film Schlubs to discuss the latest season of Cinemax’s The Knick. We discuss our feelings on the themes and characters of season 2, the future of The Knick, Cinemax, and the art of film in general. Thanks for helping us out, Shayne!
Shayne Bowman from the Heisenberg Chronicles and the Nattercast joins Cecily and I to discuss our thoughts on season 3 of Banshee, as well as the conclusion to the HBO documentary mini-series, “The Jinx”!