206 – Regrets Only

Jim and A.Ron have no ragrets about episode 206 of Netflix’s Daredevil series, “Regrets Only”. Elektra keeps Matt on the hook (and engages in a nifty little caper infiltrating the Roxxon building), Karen softens up the Punisher, as Foggy craps his pants when their little pro-bono plea deal turns into the trial of a century at the mercy of a vengeful DA. Can Matt juggle unraveling the mystery of what the “Yakuza” is doing in his town, without letting Karen, Foggy, and Frank twist in the wind?

206 – Bali Ha’i

It’s episode 206 of Better Call Saul, “Bali Ha’i”, and the cameos keep coming. When will Jim’s hands start shaking worse than Mike after bouncing two wannabee tough guys out of his hacienda? We discuss the various deals, scams, and schemes that make up the bulk of this episode, undertake the complex task of figuring out what the chameleon Howard is all about, wonder what’s next for Mike, and worry about the future of Kim’s career. Is the S&C offer genuine, or an Akbar-esque trap. Lots more Star Wars analogies, feedback, and even Law Talk on offer this podcast.

206 – Rhinoceros

A.Ron is sick and the show notes are suffering for it. But this otherwise excellent podcast for Fargo’s extremely excellent episode 206, “Rhinoceros” managed to be recorded just before the precise instant he lost his voice. We talk a lot about Lou and Hank, the majesty that is Karl Weathers, Jabberwockies and aliens and just all kinds of stuff. And while A.Ron might be on death’s door, the email bag is quite healthy. Enjoy, take some vitamin C and get your flu shot, and we’ll see you next week!

206 – Lens

A.Ron and Jim have another insanely great experience in the insane world of “The Leftovers”, this one revolving around episode 206, “Lens”. We discuss the intense stare down between Nora and Erica, rocks thrown in glass houses, the mysteries that were revealed even as new ones are raised, subtle hints about the fate of the girls as revealed by the SDS’s questionnaire, a bunch of religious theories, Kevin’s confession, and much more, plus, tons of really great takes and feedback from our fellow fans. Also, we— wait, is that an eyelash on your cheek?

206 – Church in Ruins

True Detective shifts into a higher gear this week with a tense, well-directed episode and we have the opinions to match. We talk about how bad of an idea it was to infiltrate the party, what Ray should or shouldn’t do about his kid, whether Frank is a poor negotiator, and much more.

206 – Peekaboo

Jim and A.Ron shake off the rust of their Christmas vacation by getting down and dirty with an early standout episode of Breaking Bad, 206 “Peekaboo”. In it we discuss the definition of the word “skank”, the biggest lie ever told on Breaking Bad, the ethics of exposing a friend’s elaborate web of lies, and where we come down on the Walt vs Gretchen fight. All this, your feedback, and a healthy spoiler section await your New Year’s Eve perusal.

Bald Move Pulp - The Wire – Omar Comin’ – Commissioned Podcast

Hey there, A.Ron here with a very special commissioned podcast with a unique history and focus.  First, thanks to Andrew Stannard for using Subbable to make this all possible, and for working with us patiently on the format of the podcast.

Andrew wanted us to talk about The Wire.  The problem is, I’ve got massive plans for a Ultimate Badass Criterion Sapphire The Wire Podcast, and I didn’t want to take his money to release an inferior version.  So, we compromised.  We’d record a podcast about his favorite character, Omar Little, and we’d highlight two episodes that showcase a particular facet of the character, all without doing any major spoilers. I selected episode 206, “All Prologue”, and 306, “Homecoming”, to show off Omar at his best, and Omar at one of his lowest points.  Along the way Jim and I gush about The Wire, why we love it, why it can be hard at times to love, why Omar is such an important character for The Wire in general and pop culture at large, and talk about our favorite moments from these two episodes.  I also divulge some details about my upcoming The Wire podcast series, and why it’s taking so damn long.