Appearances (and disappearances) can be deceiving. Do you know how many episodes Tuco Salamanca appears in on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul? For a character with so little screen time, he leaves a lasting impression. Join Pete and Courtney as they say goodbye to Tuco and hello to Don Hector in their discussion of “Grilled.”
If all your friends jumped off a bridge and then committed cannibalism, would you do it too?! Now that the cannibalistic dam has broken, when will the rest of the team take the plunge? When you’re in the wilderness, survival is dubious. Which means Javi might be gone for good. It also means there’s no Internet to look up makeup tutorials.
Ever decide something with a coin flip? Walt and Jesse did. And that brings us to question the role of fate in the lives of these characters: Was Walt always Heisenberg? Or did he have to become Heisenberg? Looking back, there’s a lot bubbling under the surface of these characters. Now, go watch No Country for Old Men if you haven’t seen it yet.
This season of The Mandalorian is wasting no time on sidequests. There’s action and fun for the whole family. And this episode raises some interesting questions. Who is the title referring to? How would a Mandalorian helmet work for Grogu? Which droid history is correct? And Jim makes some end of season predictions.
This is a podcast where Jim and I, using tools created for the purpose, randomly generate a title for a fictional TV show. We then pitch ideas to each other based on what that show would be like if it were real. We like to call it, “Quit Yer Pitchin’!”
Jim and A.Ron have harvested organic, free-range fungal feedback for you to consume. Are the trailers telling too much? Is Ellie the only immune human? Is someone out there eating raw flour? What is the rest of the world up to? On top of the questions we have a documentary recommendation and an article for you to check out.
David and John return to the bleak world of The Last of Us, the latest hit from HBO. After giving their general thoughts on Season One, Episode 2 – Infected, John gives a background on the development of the video game. Then, David and John recap the trio’s unforgiving travels through the ruins of Boston.
Only two episodes in and the show is capturing the soul of the game in the action, the frightening zombies, and the tense emotional moments that build the characters. Joel, Ellie, and Tess pick their way through Boston, not a creme doughnut in sight, and face off against some savage clickers. Sacrifices must be made in order to survive.
David and John rent a Vespa and embark on an Italian Dream podcast. They discuss the career of White Lotus Showrunner Mike White and bring in more Greek mythology before recapping the misadventures of each set of guests. Is Albie really a nice guy? Does Ethan understand boundaries? And who is Greg on the phone with? Finally, David and John check in with the deadpool and answer listener feedback.
The depth of Tolkien’s colorful world continues to glow on the screen. We hear fully developed languages, get hints at the evil lurking in the shadows, and see the shining glory of Khazad-dum pre-Balrog rampage. The Bezos Bucks are paying off as sets, costumes, and effects dazzle. It seemed that HOTD and TROP would inevitably go head to head, and so far each is holding their ground.