There’s so much to talk about in today’s episode! Over the holidays we both dodged a pre-order bullet by waiting on Cyberpunk 2077 so we decided to talk about the pre-order mentality. Then we move on to TV and talk about more of The Good Lord Bird, Jim’s experience re-watching ALL of Seinfeld – especially the disappointing way the finale was aired, A.Ron’s thoughts on season 1 of The Sopranos and Ted Lasso, then finish up with our teleparty of Free Fire.
This month’s Patron edition of “Off the Clock” isn’t as much about the TV and movies we’ve been watching as it is about what we’ve been reading and watching on YouTube.
A.Ron’s discussion of Mank tells the story of the writing of Citizen Kane. Jim follows up with another Blake Crouch novel, Dark Matter. Then A.Ron talks about his survivalist YouTube obsession, Joe Robinet. And we close it out with a discussion of the shows we wanted to talk more about this year and those we’re glad we didn’t bother with.
This week’s Off the Clock covers A.Ron’s rewatch of Avengers: Infinity War, as well as Netflix’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and Blake Crouch’s sci-fi book “Recursion.”
Check out this podcast if you’re interested in hearing our off-the-cuff thoughts on the second Borat movie in 16 years, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, the Amazon Prime sci-fi show Utopia, the Stephen King / George Romero 1982 anthology teamup, Creepshow, and a low budget, The Shining-esque horror film, Session 9.
A.Ron talks about the new season of Archer, as well as Run the Jewels’ livestreamed event “Holy Calamavote”, then we both discuss our thoughts on the final two episodes of Lovecraft Country.
This week we talk about the first 3 episodes and the 12-hour live event of HBO’s “The Third Day”, Showtime’s John Brown-based series starring Ethan Hawke called “The Good Lord Bird”, Netflix’s Sherlock Holmes-adjacent series “Enola Holmes” starring Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill, and the most recent two episodes of HBO’s “Lovecraft Country.”
“Off the Clock” is our weekly premium show where we talk about all the TV we’ve been watching in our free time. One episode per month is also dedicated to discussion of topics voted on by our Patreon supporters.
This week on Off the Clock we’re talking about the first three episodes of Ridley Scott’s turn to the small screen, the far future sci-fi series “Raised by Wolves.” Then we’re continuing our coverage of the cosmic / mundane horror series “Lovecraft Country” with episodes 3 & 4.
Join us on this month’s Patreon edition of the Off the Clock podcast for discussion of HBO’s new and strange Lovecraft Country, the second half of the Netflix Michael Jordan / Chicago Bulls documentary The Last Dance, and the pilot of Greg Daniels / Amazon’s futuristic sitcom Upload. We also briefly go into our plans for future Empire Business episodes.
This time we take on the latest season of The Umbrella Academy, wax nostalgic about a bygone era of basketball featured in The Last Dance, and wrap up our discussion of What We Do in the Shadows.