On this episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead, “The Big Scary U”, Gabriel hears Negan’s confession, Rick and possibly a live wildcat standing in for Daryl hit a rough patch while debating the meaning of “All Out War”, while the Council of Idiots decides what to do in the absence of their Dear Leader. And feedback. And a bit of spoiler section! Happy Thanksgiving, fellow Americans, and we’ll see you and the rest of the world next week!
Jim and A.Ron are delighted with another suspenseful, well crafted episode of USA Network’s Mr. Robot, “eps3.5_kill-process.inc”. Great dialog, great, inventive action, solid acting and exceptional editing come together in one very satisfying package. We’re mid-season and these episodes feel like season finales! What will be coming in the weeks ahead?! Join us again next week to find out!
Cecily and A.Ron discuss the latest DC comic book movie attempt, and one with a lot of hopes riding on it, Justice League. It’s a real who’s who of comic book movies, does it manage to build on the momentum of the very good Wonder Woman, or is this another Superman vs Batman level disappointment? Well, we’d have to say it falls right in between those two extremes. It’s not great, but it’s also not terrible, and does just enough to hopefully give DC some room to breathe and establish these other presumably great characters in their own films and organically setup their universe for the next time the League has to assemble.
Did Murphy pull it off with the final episode of FX’s American Horror Story: Cult? Did he in fact, make AHS “Great Again?” Ehhh… But A.Ron and Cecily feel that he made a few decent points about the state of modern America, at least one cautionary tale, but mostly this episode is an Inception style mess of flashbacks and flashforwards and who knows how deep into this dream we’re all in, but I’m pretty sure if we don’t get out soon we’ll all be stuck in limbo. We try to restore sanity to the time line before considering a heaping helping of last minute feedback from our fellow fans. Thanks for listening, it’s been a fun ride!
Jim and A.Ron are still feeling the love for Neflix’s Stranger Things 2, as we go through the mailbag and return to Hawkins, Indiana one last time until Stranger Things 3! We discuss interesting death theories, differing opinions on episode 207, D’art Demogorgon theories, growing up a geek girl in the 80s, and much more.
A.Ron and Jim praise and rip this episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead, “Some Guy”. We dug a lot of the high concept medieval horror going on, and if nothing else, Ezekiel is a particularly interesting personality to mine pathos out of in this worn out zombie apocalypse we’re stuck in. AND YET WE SMILE! Because those car chases were right out of 80’s action / comedy, Carol was kicking Savior butt and taking names, until the tragic and outrageous death of a beloved character. Then, feedback! See you next week…
Jim and A.Ron discuss their thoughts on an incredible season one of HBO’s The Deuce, and get into a discussion about politics and society along the way, before A.Ron makes an earnest appeal to check out Netflix’s Lady Dynamite, the funniest, sharpest comedy about depression and mental illness you’ll likely ever see.
Jim and A.Ron finish our retrospective re-watch of season two of HBO’s Game of Thrones with the finale, “Valar Morghulis”. It’s a typical GoT finale, in that it does a great job of setting up the next season as something you can barely wait to arrive. Arya could start super assassin training! The White Walkers are marching on the Night’s Watch! Dany’s dragons can spit fire! We talk about these topics and a ton of last minute feedback before signing off with some spoilers for season 2 as well as debating a few lingering season 7 stuff in the secluded SpoiLore section. See you next year!
We’ve seen the latest from FX’s American Horror Story: Cult, “Charles (Manson) in Charge”, and it turns out that it’s all the women’s fault! We should have known it the whole time! A.Ron and Cecily try to figure out where Murphy is going as he crosses the double yellow and veers into oncoming traffic a final time before next week where maybe things will make sense!
Jim and A.Ron were blown away by the latest real time “oner” episode of USA Network’s Mr. Robot, “eps3.4_runtime-err0r.r00”. We think the technique was employed skillfully here, increasing the drama, tension, and immediacy. We’re also left with a lot of questions regarding the state of Stage 2, Angela’s relative hacking skills, the nature of Mr. Robot’s relationship with Elliot, and we’d love to know exactly what Darlene is up to, and how much of her plan the FBI has signed off on. More answers surely to come, but this was a fun ride!