Welcome back to another edition of Bald Move TV! This week, we talk about Netflix’s recent announcements that their Q2 numbers were looking soft in the US and around the globe, talk some details about HBO’s new HBO MAX streaming service, before finally talking about David Harbour’s new project, Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein (00:00:00).
Jim, A.Ron and Cecily ponder the future of Apple TV, before entering the weird and wonderful world of HBO’s new comedy series, Los Espookys.
We’re doing something new on BMTV this week; talking about industry news! Netflix swears they have no plans for adding commercials to their service at any subscription level, while advertising execs say they’re going to have to. Then we talk about HBO’s odd little short musical by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson and musician Thom Yorke, “Anima”.
We discuss Russell T. Davies’ latest creation, Years & Years, as well as Legion’s third and final season.
im, A.Ron and Cecily put season five of Netflix’s Black Mirror to bed as we talk about the final episode, “Rachel, Jack and Ashlee Too”. Then we check out the latest products of Netflix’s global reach, the supernatural high school fantasy of Jinn (00:00:00), as well as the Indian dystopia of Leila (00:00:00). Finally, we look at the new HBO documentary, “Ice on Fire” (00:00:00), and consider some conservative talking points and counters to the film.
The final episode of HBO’s Chernobyl, “Vichnaya Pamyat” derives it’s title from the traditional prayer said at the end of an Eastern Orthadox funeral; “memory eternal”. Our hope is that everyone who has watched this and will watch this in the years to come takes to heart this encomium, that we need to remember the cost of lies, the cost of taking our eye off our institutions and systems we setup to keep us safe and prosperous, because if you fail to do so the cost only becomes more dear. Thanks for watching along with us, we’ve loved having you all along for the experience.
Jim and I have come to Deadwood at long last, to behold it in movie form. We’ve seen differing amounts, but we have a lot of esteem for David Milch’s western epic, and we thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent this week at the old camp. We talk about our experiences with the show, how Justified informs our thoughts on Deadwood and vice versa, Milch’s thoughts on mortality, and how amazingly the movie gave equal closure and tribute to it’s legion of incredible characters.
Jim, A.Ron and Cecily team up to take on the end of the world as envisioned by Amazon Prime’s Good Omens. Adapted from the novel of the same name by co-author Neil Gaiman himself, it offers a warm, funny, and human take on the Apocalypse, focusing on the unlikely friendship between a demon (David Tennant) and an angel (Michael Sheen) who have decided they like Earth like it is, thankyouverymuch, and team up to keep it that way. Then, Cecily and A.Ron talk about their thoughts on the conclusion of the sophomore season of HBO’s Barry (00:26:45).
We come here to say goodbye to Game of Thrones. While we’re still going to get to play around in this universe courtesy HBO’s numerous prequels, sequels, and spin-offs planned, and of course George’s assurances that he’s still writing, we’re not going to get any more of this particular take on the story. How do we feel about this? Does The Last Watch documentary change those feelings? We discuss these and more before getting the final words from feedback. We’ll see you all for “Fire & Blood” and the prequels!
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.