The Lorehounds - The White Lotus – S02E05 – That’s Amore

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.

The Lorehounds - The White Lotus – S02E02- Italian Dream

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 Lorehounds - The White Lotus – S02E01 – Ciao

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 Podcast Maneuver - S02E10 – Farewell – Feedback

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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The Podcast Maneuver - S02E10 – Farewell

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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The Podcast Maneuver - S02E09 – Hide and Seek – Feedback

“Don’t make me defend this show.” A.Ron five times during this episode.
We’re glad to see that elements of this show speak to some people. But when it’s not speaking to us, it’s confusing us. Don’t miss Picard: The Lost Episode, a dramatic reading from A.Ron of a fan spec script that explains this madness. Before you get too giddy about the next Star Trek shows, it’s the same creative team from Picard behind the other shows.

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The Podcast Maneuver - S02E09 – Hide and Seek

A.Ron is showing strong signs of Jurati-syndrome. And Picard is showing strong signs of “jumping the shark” syndrome. With the Borg rampage continuing and more battles being introduced into the show, Jim and ARon have a couple of useful suggestions. Who else wants to see these guys direct an episode of Picard? Though the show is a shadow of itself, we see a glimmer of hope for season three with the exciting cast announcement. But until then, we don’t have high hopes for how season two will end.
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The Podcast Maneuver - S02 E08 – Mercy – Feedback

“Highly illogical.”–Spock. OG Spock said it right.
Fans of Old Trek admired the show for its unique personality, but now Star Trek and all of its spinoffs have gone the way of the blockbuster. With uninspired action set pieces, unnecessary character trauma, and nonsensical behavior of Star Fleet Officers, we’re really missing Classic Trek. The intellectual heritage got blown away by the lens flares. Let’s explore the universe, not have another CGI battle.
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The Podcast Maneuver - S02E08 – Mercy

If we’re going to enjoy Picard this late into the season, we need to stop thinking about it. Join us as we attempt to answer the pressing questions such as “Is Soji programmed to be stupid?” Seven takes it to an eleven and Jurati is sipping battery juice in an episode that goes off the rails.

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