Game of Thrones – 204 – Garden of Bones

Jim and A.Ron re-watch episode 204 of HBO’s Game of Thrones series, “Garden of Bones”, and mine a rich vein of almost forgotten Peak Tyrion. We also got gummed up with a clumsy arrival of Daenerys at the great city of Qarth, and Jim can’t take Lancel seriously, and we’re both really bummed out about the arrival of this season’s re-cast “Mountain”, but the arrival of the fantastic Papa Lannister single-handedly makes up for all of it.  Another great season 2 episode, is what we’re saying, and we have some terrific feedback to go along with it.

Mr. Robot – 204 – eps2.2_init1.asec

Jim and A.Ron delve into the crazy world of USA’s Mr. Robot once more, and mine rich veins of musical, religious, and technological easter eggs from the latest episode, 204 “eps2.2_init1.asec”. From next level scheming between White Rose and Price, to Elliot taking advantage of the FBI’s ditching of Blackberry in favor of Mr. Android, things are moving once again.

What's Cooking in Hell's Kitchen – 204 – Penny and Dime

Episode 204 of Netflix’s Daredevil series, “Penny and Dime” is here, and Jim in particular has a lot of problems with his perceived lack of frank talk among concerned friends. We talk about that, the adventures of Karen Page, P.I., Matt and Karen starting to officially ‘ship, Jon Bernthal’s superior graveside performance, and Daredevil’s relationship with the NYPD.

Better Cast Saul – 204 – Gloves Off

Jim and A.Ron are loving the latest episode of Better Call Saul, number 204, “Gloves Off”. Lots of great background and historical details to give our Breaking Bad side the warm fuzzies, and lots of present day action and character intrigue to satisfy our inner Sauls. We discuss our increasingly nuanced positions on Chuck and Jimmy as characters, what a raw deal Kim got, the cool background details we got on the enigmatic Mike, plow through tons of feedback, and more Law Talk!

Fargo – 204 – “Fear and Trembling”

Jim and A.Ron are pleasantly surprised at the pacing of Fargo season 2; while there might have been some cheats here and there and along the way, we’ve got the anticipated Kansas City / Fargo war declared just four episodes into the season, with “Fear and Trembling”. We also discuss revelations about Dodd’s character, Ed and Peggy’s relationship in contrast to Lou and Betsy’s, Nick Offerman’s plumbing stressing performance of Carl Weathers, Hanzee’s bizarre encounter with a UFO, more fake Reagan movies, and a smattering of feedback.

Following The Leftovers – 204 – “Orange Sticker”

Jim and A.Ron enjoy the tiny breather of an episode that is “Orange Sticker”. You can’t expect a show to go full throttle crazy times all season long, so we get to see The Leftovers get their characters setup for the inevitable next stomach punch.  We discuss Nora’s denial, if Kevin really wants to die, if Jill is sleep walking, a ton of biblical references surrounding Babylon, and we top things off with a generous helping of feedback. See you next week!

Breaking Good – 204 – Down

This is a downer of an episode, for sure. Everyone, and I mean everyone, is being an a-hole to everyone else. Some for understandable, legitimate episodes, some for less clear reasons. Jim and A.Ron, leading experts at a-hole-ism, break it down for you as they discuss Walt’s obvious, desperate breakfasts, Skyler’s gamesmanship, Walt Jr’s Flynn’s rebellion, and Jesse bluing himself. All this, your feedback, AND a robust, over-sized spoiler section!