David and John discuss the first five episodes of Season 2 of the Disney+ animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch. They admire how Star Wars animation has evolved since The Clone Wars both in writing and production value. Then, they announce their upcoming coverage of the Star Wars franchise before breaking down the sophomore season of this surprisingly charming spin-off.
David and John pack their bags to leave Sicily while giving final thoughts on another fantastic season of The White Lotus. They discuss Mike White’s character-driven writing, the idea of subverting expectations in modern television, and where we might be traveling to in Season 3. Finally, David and John take on one more round of listener feedback.
David and John take one last trip to Sicily to discuss the Season Finale of The White Lotus. David gives some details on the active volcano Mount Etna featured in the episode before John goes through some of the clues that may or may not have led us to predict the outcome. After a full episode recap, David and John score their deadpool predictions and read listener feedback. Stay tuned next week for a Season Wrap-up podcast.
David and John discuss Season 2 Episode 6 of The White Lotus – Abductions. They begin by revisiting Rocco’s opening lines in Episode 1 and applying Tanya’s fortune teller’s words to what might happen in the season finale. Then, they recap a series of abductions, a group of angry Sicilian women, and the increasingly concerning behavior of Ethan. Finally, David and John check in with the deadpool and read listener feedback.
David and John tippy-tippy-tay onto a yacht to Palermo as they discuss Season 2 Episode 5 of The White Lotus – That’s Amore. They begin by explaining mimetic theory before giving a synopsis of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. Then, they recap Portia’s new love affair, Harper’s unhinged wine tasting, Daphne’s deception, and the rest of this latest masterpiece by Mike White. Finally, David and John check in with the deadpool and read listener feedback.
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.
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.
David and John take a trip to Sicily with the new cast of characters in The White Lotus Season 2. They discuss production details and a theory based on Greek mythology before doing a full recap of Season 2, Episode 1: Ciao. Why did Daphne and Cameron invite their friends on an extravagant trip? Are three generations of Sicilian-Americans a good plot framing device? Will John ever perfect his Jennifer Coolidge impression? Find out this and more in the episode.
The magnetic containment unit experienced core meltdown, and the feedback is smoking. With the madness of this season it’s no surprise your feedback covers the gamut from bad borg face effects to the nonsensical character arc closures. What do we want in season three? A full cast reunion sharing a scene together. We don’t want Patrick Stewart to catch covid, but when else are we going to have the chance to see this?
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Set phasers to mildly entertained. There were a few good moments sprinkled amongst the madness. Q and Picard’s relationship comes to a somewhat satisfying end with Picard now unshackled from his past decisions. The road getting here was rough, but was it worth the journey? And A.Ron has been cured of Jurati syndrome. Thank you for all the sympathy cards.
Picard Season 3 episode by episode coverage is TBD. Who’s looking forward to the reunion next season?
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