Jim and A.Ron found a lot to like in the latest Better Call Saul, “Off Brand”. The sense of something new, new characters, new directions, old scotch paired with new beginnings. Just a whiff of that “new car smell” coming off the show this week. Plus, we can’t overstate how much fun it is to see Jimmy/Saul in his new role as crappy local TV commercial director guy.
Watch us record the podcast, including all the sound checks, flubs, and riveting research breaks that you’ve always wished you could see… Hey, at least you can hear the podcast before anyone else.
After an off-week last Tuesday, Halt and Catch Fire is back to form with episode 6. Jim and Eric sit down to talk about the entire lying Clark family, Bangin’ Bos, and the new horizons for Joe, among other things. As always, there’s a new Tandy Shandy recipe as well.
A.Ron and Cecily cover the latest episode of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, “No Beast So Fierce”. Also, A.Ron does terrible impressions and Cecily recounts the time she was propositioned as a creature of the night at 8:30 in the morning on the mean streets of Indianapolis. Plus feedback!
We discuss the merits of the ABQ’s acting talent and the amazing stunt that Walt pulls to, once again, narrowly escape the clutches of his deserved fate.
A.Ron and Cecily are once in locked up to discuss the latest episode of Orange is the New Black, number 306, “Ching Chang Chong”. In it we discuss the finer points of frito lay cooking, the declining job satisfaction levels of Litchfield employees, impossible beauty standards as seen through the lens of prison sweatshop panty…
In this episode of House of Cards, episode 306, “Chapter Thirty Two”, international pressures mount as domestic issues simmer. We discuss how the Kremlin > The White House, how gay rights in Russia can inform our knowledge of the Underwood’s marriage, shocking developments involving Claire’s scarf, and Gavin setting the hook on his social engineering hack. All this, and a ton of feedback, coming your way!
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.