“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.
Listener beware, there be SPOILERS ahead. What’s a Lynchian show about innies and outies, but has nothing to do with belly buttons? All jokes aside about Apple TV+, Severance is actually pretty damn cool. Jim and A.Ron discuss the fault lines forming in Lumon’s facade and in the severed minds of the workers. The scifi premise of the show creates the potential for philosophy behind these bizarre scenes, and yes even those strange, strange waffle parties.
Speaking of unique workplaces, A.Ron and Jim’s working on their backup business plan where they stick googly eyes on toilet plungers. They’re looking for investors. And while we’re talking about googly eyes, we’ve got a review for the all-new, all-amazing Everything Everywhere All At Once.
This week A.Ron gives his impressions of Amazon Prime’s Reacher series. Then we talk about Severance through episode 6, and wrap up season two of The Righteous Gemstones.
This time we talk about the first season of Peacemaker and whether James Gunn should take over the DCU as well as the first 6 episodes of Righteous Gemstones season 2. Then Jim talks about the Apple TV+ 80’s aerobics show, Physical, A.Ron rants about The Gilded Age, and we finish up with a fan-made Star Trek series called Star Trek Continues.
Severance on Apple TV+ has captured our imaginations, not just during our work hours but during our personal time too, which is why we’ve come together to record an emergency episode of Off the Clock. Join us for this highly-speculative podcast as we try to unravel the mysteries and dilemmas of Severance.
We’ve both finished the first season of Yellowjackets and we’re hungry to talk about it so we spend this entire episode talking about nothing but that. We start off with a spoiler-free discussion to whet your appetite before opening up the soft belly of the podcast to spill its spoiler guts. Ok, we spend a few minutes on Peacemaker, The Expanse books 6 & 7, and Andy Weir’s latest book too, but it’s mostly Yellowjackets.
This time we’re capping off Station Eleven with a talk about all 10 episodes before going into the surprise hit, Peacemaker, dipping a toe into The Righteous Gemstones, and revisiting Children of Time now that we’ve both finished it. Top all of that off with a scoop of Patron Topics and you’ve got an episode of Off the Clock.
It’s an episode packed full of content this week, but it’s all centered around one show, Station Eleven. We talked for so long about this intriguing spiritual sibling to The Leftovers that we ran out of time to talk about anything else. We’ll be back soon enough to cover all the other media we consumed over the holiday break, but for now, enjoy this in-depth discussion on Station Eleven.
This time on Off the Clock we do a wrapup of Cowboy Bebop’s first and only season, talk about Wheel of Time and streaming service woes, decide whether 8-Bit Christmas is a new holiday classic and A.Ron does a Hallmark Christmas roundup. Then he talks a bit about Iain M. Banks’ “Culture” series before we finish off the episode with this month’s Patron topics.
This time we talk about the all-black western movie “The Harder They Fall”, the live-action version of Cowboy Bebop, a couple of Matt Berry shows (Toast of London and Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace) and then announce an exciting new Patron benefit as well as a change to an existing one.