Cecily and A.Ron dissect the latest episode of FX’s American Horror Story: 1984, “Mr. Jingles”. We discuss all hyper hiker ghostly and/or time traveling theories, Brooke’s very bad day, the finer points of hog washing, and question how we can possibly endure the world’s longest night. Then in the mailbag, a listener blows our minds with evidence of just how long this night may last.
Jim and A.Ron discuss the latest episode of The Deuce, ‘Normal is a Lie’. The women of The Deuce are fighting for rights to their own money and choices about their own body. The men of The Deuce, (or Deucey’s as A.Ron calls them) are are either pushing boundaries and taking advantage, or too stupid to…
It’s almost time for Damon Lindelof’s new show, Watchmen, to premiere. We couldn’t be more excited so we’ve decided to record a preview episode to kick things off a little early.
Get ready. We’re just a few weeks away!
Cecily and A.Ron dish on the premiere episode of FX’s American Horror Story: 1984, “Camp Redwood”. It’s a great looking episode where the cast is having a lot of fun, and there are 1980’s horror tropes aplenty, but that fun comes at the expense of , well… the Horror. Still, fun counts a lot for us, so we’re all in.
The Deuce is under a lot of pressure in “Morta di Fame”, as disease, drugs, greedy gangsters and corrupt politicians all angle to take a bite out of its inhabitants. It’s hard to see how established players like Rudy, Vincent, and Paul are going to make it out okay, but there is a glimmer of hope that Frankie just might be able to survive by being to small time to worry about. Meanwhile on the West coast Lori is waking up to the fact that she’s traded a pimp named Cici for one named Kiki. Grim proceedings all around, lightened only by Bobby’s hair piece and Frankie’s fledgling paper bag porn empire. Plus, we get educated on all things Greenwich in the feedback section!
HBO’s The Deuce is back! We rejoin our mixed crew of hustlers on the Eve of 1985. The strip itself seems a bit less bright, and a good deal more dangerous, even as powerful big-money interests have high-class aspirations for the neighborhood. This premiere is a marvel of efficient storytelling and character re-introductions, introducing various threats to the community; wolfpacks, AIDS, home video recording, that will be impacting the lives and livelihoods of The Deuce denizens for the rest of the series. What did you think? Tell us using the feedback links below!
Jim, A.Ron, and Cecily share their final thoughts on Amazon’s superhero subversion The Boys (00:00:00) then discuss the final episode of Hulu’s Harlots, as well as the prospects for a fourth seasons (00:23:34).
Jim, A.Ron, and Cecily all talk about HBO’s newest comedy series, The Righteous Gemstones, created by and starring Danny McBride (00:00:00). Then we discuss cord-cutting with tech journalist Jared Newman who runs Cord-Cutter Confidential (00:19:00). Finally, we wrap up with a discussion of the first four episodes of Amazon’s The Boys (00:40:39)! Leave Us A Review…
Harlots continues it’s back-half swoon as things continue to not make much sense, and we’re left with too few characters we genuinely care about. Sure, Lady Fitz’s impulsive kiss of Nancy was exciting, but there are two many things happening because of happenstance, chance encounters, and nothing really feels like it has consequences. There is one…
Margaret Wells leaves miles of burning human wreckage in her wake as she leaves the British Isles once more. We’re hoping Lucy can right her personal ship with the advice and support of Pa North, but as eleventy million people have remarked this season, her neck seems destined for the noose, and the situation with her investment in the molly house isn’t getting any less complex or fraught with peril. Things are looking so grim, Cecily and I are starting to wonder, are they wrapping up Harlots?!