David and John take a road trip with Joel and Ellie in The Last of Us, the latest hit from HBO. After explaining the origins of the episode title of Season One, Episode 4 – Please Hold to My Hand, David and John recap an action-packed 45 minutes that still managed to develop the relationships and motivations of the characters.
It doesn’t matter how much you push the envelope..it will always be stationary. HA! Get it?? If you didn’t chuckle at that, you might be dead inside like Joel. After the love story interlude of last week, we’re back with Joel and Ellie in their dangerous, cross-country bonding adventure. The real threats? People and coffee addiction.
David and John put on their good underpants and discuss the paintings in and around the White Lotus Hotel. They had a lot of fun breaking down plots about the bro code, the gay mafia, and whether Portia has finally gotten over her slump. Finally, David and John check in with the deadpool and read listener feedback.
Feedback is coming in from all ends of the spectrum. Is Galadriel just a hot-headed teen who needs to cool off with 1,000 years of jail time? Or is this a good portrayal of a young Galadriel who will become the powerful and wise Galadriel in the movies? And if you watch picture-in-picture, don’t do it around Jim and A.Ron. They may go feral.
The dwarves are possibly the best part of this show. Who else wants to see a dwarf scale a rock face? Galadriel gets some sense knocked into her head between those prosthetic ears. But do the writers have the sense to write the nuances that political allegory requires? Follow along Galadriel’s journey as the OG horse girl makes her way through this (still) very beautiful show.
The feedback bag is bulging, time to cut it open! A helpful listener clears up the “Yes, sir” vs. “Yes, ma’am” business. An observant listener points out the title of the show is actually GOT: HOTD, so it is totally appropriate to ask people if they have HOTD. And a confused Jim wants to know what “riding a dragon” truly means.
Rhaenyra is swiping left on the lords of the land during her bachelorette tour of the realm. Daemon makes a gaudy return to the Red Keep, which means trouble is afoot. Between the late-night trysts and ‘low-born Mardi Gras’, tensions are running high. Explore the angst and more in this laugh-out-loud episode from Bald Move.
How is the sublime capable of simulating the entire earth? Can a heaven become a hell? Has the simulation spread to the entire universe? Is it a tuna melt or a pastrami sandwich?? Are the host marbles symbolic wads of dung??? And Michele Boyd, who plays Temperance Armistice, writes to your favorite hosts. Tune in for answers and laughs with Jim and A.Ron in this feedback episode.
What do Apple and Westworld have in common? Forced obsolescence. Dolores presses forward to a new world order with hordes of flies. Fire fights explode. Maeve gives Caleb something to fight for. All the while, hosts and humans are forced ever closer to extinction. Is the future flesh, or is the future flies?
New York may be a zoo for humans? How is that different from all the cities we have now? Embrace the existential crisis and join us as we discuss an episode that has us all reeling. We cover our observations along with your theories and questions in the Instant Talk. Tune in Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday for more Westworld!