Jim and A.Ron have harvested organic, free-range fungal feedback for you to consume. Are the trailers telling too much? Is Ellie the only immune human? Is someone out there eating raw flour? What is the rest of the world up to? On top of the questions we have a documentary recommendation and an article for you to check out.
David and John return to the bleak world of The Last of Us, the latest hit from HBO. After giving their general thoughts on Season One, Episode 2 – Infected, John gives a background on the development of the video game. Then, David and John recap the trio’s unforgiving travels through the ruins of Boston.
Only two episodes in and the show is capturing the soul of the game in the action, the frightening zombies, and the tense emotional moments that build the characters. Joel, Ellie, and Tess pick their way through Boston, not a creme doughnut in sight, and face off against some savage clickers. Sacrifices must be made in order to survive.
David and John rent a Vespa and embark on an Italian Dream podcast. They discuss the career of White Lotus Showrunner Mike White and bring in more Greek mythology before recapping the misadventures of each set of guests. Is Albie really a nice guy? Does Ethan understand boundaries? And who is Greg on the phone with? Finally, David and John check in with the deadpool and answer listener feedback.
We take a small detour from our regularly scheduled bullying to play as Captain Spirit. There are no little brothers in this but there is a drunken father, so we’ll have to take out our aggression on his mac and cheese.
The depth of Tolkien’s colorful world continues to glow on the screen. We hear fully developed languages, get hints at the evil lurking in the shadows, and see the shining glory of Khazad-dum pre-Balrog rampage. The Bezos Bucks are paying off as sets, costumes, and effects dazzle. It seemed that HOTD and TROP would inevitably go head to head, and so far each is holding their ground.
There’s breaking news on the showrunner front for HOTD. With the aged-up characters on the horizon, are you hopeful for more powerhouse actors, or are you going to miss Milly? Ever wonder about the weight of a dragon egg? Once again, we’re discussing that fart again. And get ready for the second installment of the Maester’s Corner with A.Ron and Anthony!
With viewership growing a bit since the pilot, HBO pulled the trigger and renewed HOTD for a second season! And it’s no surprise because The Rogue Prince gave us an exciting look at a new antagonist, growing tension in the royal family, and a foreshadowing of what is to come. Watch and admire this great television with us in the second installment of HOTD aka “There Are So Many Ways Viserys Could Have Handled This Better”.
It’s the same music, but new problems for the royal family. Dragons, crabs, and maggots with medical degrees are becoming a growing problem in Westeros. Already devious ploys for the throne are made, but that’s what we’re all here for, right?!
Are you spotting smoke and decrypting parallels from previous seasons? Maybe you should work for the FBI. Let’s ponder the question “what makes a person”? What is the show trying to say about the meaning of being sentient and alive? And how many times are we going to go back and forth between deciding if this is real or a simulation? Grab a Methuselah sized bottle of wine and enjoy the wild theories in this episode.