David and John pack their bags to leave Sicily while giving final thoughts on another fantastic season of The White Lotus. They discuss Mike White’s character-driven writing, the idea of subverting expectations in modern television, and where we might be traveling to in Season 3. Finally, David and John take on one more round of listener feedback.
David and John take one last trip to Sicily to discuss the Season Finale of The White Lotus. David gives some details on the active volcano Mount Etna featured in the episode before John goes through some of the clues that may or may not have led us to predict the outcome. After a full episode recap, David and John score their deadpool predictions and read listener feedback. Stay tuned next week for a Season Wrap-up podcast.
David and John discuss Season 2 Episode 6 of The White Lotus – Abductions. They begin by revisiting Rocco’s opening lines in Episode 1 and applying Tanya’s fortune teller’s words to what might happen in the season finale. Then, they recap a series of abductions, a group of angry Sicilian women, and the increasingly concerning behavior of Ethan. Finally, David and John check in with the deadpool and read listener feedback.
This semi-autobiographical film written and directed by Kenneth Branagh is a touching story of a Belfast family and community set against a backdrop of “the troubles”. It features great performances by kids, grown-ups, and bastions like Judi Dench. Even in the dark times, there is humor and heart all backed by the fantastic Belfast native, Van Morrison.
Listener beware, there be SPOILERS ahead.
Catch our rundown of Barry Season 3 (HBOMax), The Offer (Paramount+), Winning Time (HBOMax), Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Paramount+), and Atlanta (Hulu). Hear our takes on shows that we’ve enjoyed and our hope for the newest Star Trek show.
This show makes us mad, in a good way. We’re getting a wider scope of the issues ingrained in the BPD and the bad police policy implemented decades ago that just kept getting worse over the years. Follow us on our episode breakdown by topic as we dissect the multiple characters, nuances, and layers of this show. One of our deep dives focuses on Hersl and the perverse incentives in this system.
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We’ve got hopes as high as the budget. HOTD caps their budget at a humble $20 million per episode. Meanwhile, Bezos goes full tilt funneling $500 million into The Rings of Power. For comparison, Peter Jackson made the LOTR trilogy with an average of $94 million per movie, modest by today’s high fantasy standards. Fans of fictitious languages, HOTD will have something to tickle your articulators. Will TROP and HOTD be friends, or fight on the streaming playground? Who knows, maybe they’ll both be bad and we can commiserate on Reddit.
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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.
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.