Jason, A.Ron and Jim get a bit of an Empire Strikes Back vibe from the second episode of FX’s Legion, which tones down a bit of the psychedelic trippiness in favor of world and character building. Join us for a stroll through David’s museum of memories as we talk about the highlights and further mysteries of shadowy government agencies and the mutants who rebel against them.
Jason from Podcastica and Jim and A.Ron from Bald Move merge our psyches together to form one semi-coherent podcast on FX’s new schizophrenic superhero, Legion. Headed up by Fargo master Noah Hawley, and starring
Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Rachel Keller (Fargo), and Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Rec), the show certainly has a fine pedigree. We found it visually striking, with excellent and appealing actors, and admired the way the show throws us head first into an electrified pool of reality-bending mystery and intrigue. We discuss the many strengths and few potential weaknesses of the show, before considering fellow fan feedback and have a brief spoilery look into the future of the show.
We’re done, and so is FX’s American Horror Story for yet another year, with the release of episode 610, “Chapter 10”. This episode isn’t going to change your mind about the season one way or another, but we found it funny and campy even if the end ultimately didn’t pay off the way it could have if almost every decision about Lee’s character was the literal opposite of what the show did, but hey. You can’t win them all, or lose them all, even if you’re Ryan Murphy writing this crazy, crazy show. For our money, this season will be about the lack of credit sequence and some of the best genuine scares the show has managed in years. Plenty of room for people to love and hate the season, as our feedback section will attest, but maybe that’s part of the fun, too? Stay tuned to Bald Move to see what Cecily and I will be up to next. If nothing else, we’ll be reunited for next year’s run of Orange is the New Black!
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.
If you like the “torture porn” sub genre of horror, then there was a lot to like about “Chapter 8” of American Horror Story episode 608, and if you didn’t… well, better luck next week.
Cecily and A.Ron think that AHS season six is really bringing the scares, even if the plot and characters are still as dubious as Polk Farm Sausage. Swinging for the fences, Murphy and Co. bring a lot of death, dismemberment, and dead Mott to the proceedings, but that’s not all. Thrill to Cuba embracing the darkside, chill to Matt falling to the charms of a shrieking bear monster woman, and giggle as characters film their own demise for really no damn good reason at all! Is this the Halloween episode, or is it next week? Who knows, but we’ll see you in seven!
A.Ron and Cecily got plenty of chills and thrills in what can only be called the best episode of the season for FX’s American Horror Story. And sure, that might be considered damning the show with faint praise, but that Pigman and Nurse killing action was LEGIT frightening. The pivot from pointless homage to genuine horror had us hungry for more. What’s going on with Agnus? Who will be this season’s lone survivor? Will Sarah Paulson out scream Evan Peters? Stay tuned to find out!
A.Ron and Cecily are thoroughly entertained by the latest installment of FX’s American Horror Story: Roanoke, “Chapter 5”. Full of gore, creepy thrills, and Evan Peter’s screaming, it’s a nice way to close the door on this hit and miss homage phase of the season, and hopefully move forward with a crazy season proper. We’ll see if we get filet mignon or chicken liver.
It’s fitting that the worst, most disjointed American Horror Story episode (thus far!) from the “My Roanoke Nightmare” season would be an homage to the worst, most disjointed season of AHS of all time. But still, we can’t help but look forward to episode six when Murphy and company have promised this season is going to go bonkers on us. Until then, we’re having fun trying to wrap our heads around the bizarre decisions these terrible people are making, squirming at some of the inventive torture murders on display, and trying out the latest Cathy Bates accents. One more week of homage until the hammer drops! See you then.
A.Ron and Cecily are a bit divided on their opinion on “Chapter 3” of FX’s American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare, with A.Ron really digging Cricket’s psychic connection with the former inhabitants of the lost colony of Roanoke, and Cecily impatient to get to the true fire Murphy is promising for later in the season. Also, lots of pigs, and it turns out? Shelby is the WORST. All this and a bunch of feedback from you fellow fans coming right up!