Bald Move TV – The Romanoffs – 101 & 102 – The Violet Hour & The Royal We

It’s been three years since Don Draper and Peggy Olson left our televisions, and now Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is back with something to say? Is it good, is it bad, is it something even worth saying? After seeing 180 minutes of his new series, The Romanoffs, we’re still oddly divided on answering those basic questions. It’s beautiful, and thoughtful, and at times absorbing, but are the disconnected lives of eight (perhaps delusional) offspring of the fallen House Romanov interesting enough to merit our attention? Over the next seven weeks we’ll see what we make of it together!

Bald Move TV – Castle Rock Wrap Up

So Jim and I saw the final two episodes of Castle Rock, and unfortunately for any Bald Movers that walked away as fans looking forward to season two, we’re not among that number. We’re not upset with the people who do like the show, as it’s charms are evident; it looks great, boasts an incredibly talented cast, and cribs from very highly regarded plots and material by genius of horror Steven King that should add up to a mystery box show that we’re desperate to open. Maybe that’s the problem, that we’re not as steeped in King lore, so we don’t connect as much to this material? Or maybe we just don’t have faith in the show runners to give us a satisfying end? Ultimately a show either grabs you or it doesn’t, and we flat out slipped through Castle Rock’s creepy grasp.

Bald Move TV – Altered Carbon Season One Wrapup

We spin up Netflix’s Altered Carbon after we’ve decanted it for a few weeks, to see what we make of it in our final analysis.  Cool concepts, excellent design, and decent sci-fi action are slightly undercut by sometimes silly and hammy execution, and a failure to take ideas to their logical conclusion.  Still, we’re always down to ponder futurism and human singularities, so we dig it.  It will be interesting to see if and how they decide to proceed with future seasons!

Bald Move TV – Altered Carbon First Impressions

Jim and A.Ron have seen the first two episodes of Netflix’s new sci-fi film noir series Altered Carbon.  Hundreds of years into the future, the wealthy elite change bodies like we change clothes, and a fallen rebel from a long ago civil war is brought back to life by a rich immortal who wants him to investigate his own “murder”.  Intriguing premise, looks amazing, with fantastic action sequences, but we’re a bit worried that some of the lofty ideas and world building are half baked.  Nothing fatal, which, what does that even mean to a series featuring unlimited lives?  But we’re hoping for some satisfying answers and payoff in the weeks ahead. 

Stranger Things – 108 – Chapter Eight: The Upside Down

Jim and A.Ron offer their takes on Netflix’s Stranger Things episode, “The Updside Down”.   We’re undertaking a rewatch and podcast for every episode of season one to get pumped up for season two, which premiers on October 27, 2017!  We’ll be doing a season two preview this Friday, October 20th.  Got feedback?  Send it in using the contacts below!  We’ll be covering the entirety of season two the weekend of the 27th!  Come marathon Stranger Things with us!

Stranger Things – 107 – Chapter Seven: The Bathtub

Jim and A.Ron offer their takes on Netflix’s Stranger Things episode, “The Bathtub”.   We’re undertaking a rewatch and podcast for every episode of season one to get pumped up for season two, which premiers on October 27, 2017!  We’ll be doing a season two preview this Friday, October 20th.  Got feedback?  Send it in using the contacts below!  We’ll be covering the entirety of season two the weekend beginning Oct 27th!  Come marathon Stranger Things with us!

Stranger Things – 106 – Chapter Six: The Monster

Jim and A.Ron offer their takes on Netflix’s Stranger Things episode, “The Monster”.   We’re undertaking a rewatch and podcast for every episode of season one to get pumped up for season two, which premiers on October 27, 2017!  We’ll be doing a season two preview this Friday, October 20th.  Got feedback?  Send it in using the contacts below!  We’ll be covering the entirety of season two the weekend beginning Oct 27th!  Come marathon Stranger Things with us!

Stranger Things – 105 – Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat

Jim and A.Ron offer their takes on Netflix’s Stranger Things episode, “The Flea and the Acrobat”.   We’re undertaking a rewatch and podcast for every episode of season one to get pumped up for season two, which premiers on October 27, 2017!  We’ll be doing a season two preview this Friday, October 20th.  Got feedback?  Send it in using the contacts below!  We’ll be covering the entirety of season two the weekend beginning Oct 27th!  Come marathon Stranger Things with us!

Stranger Things – 104 – Chapter Four: The Body

Jim and A.Ron offer their takes on Netflix’s Stranger Things episode, “The Body”.   We’re undertaking a rewatch and podcast for every episode of season one to get pumped up for season two, which premiers on October 27, 2017!  We’ll be doing a season two preview this Friday, October 20th.  Got feedback?  Send it in using the contacts below!  We’ll be covering the entirety of season two the weekend beginning Oct 27th!  Come marathon Stranger Things with us!