Shayne Bowman, proprietor of the Heisenberg Chronicles as well as all around friend of the show, joins me to discuss Twin Peaks classic, before I take my plunge into Twin Peaks: The Return. We talk about our history with the show, what it was like to watch “back in the day”, Shayne’s longtime fascination with David Lynch, what works, and what doesn’t, and if it even matters when you’re watching something as off the map as Twin Peaks. If you liked this, stay tuned, there will be more once I get caught up to The Return!
Long time fans of Bald Move knows we don’t care much for most rewards shows, and thus don’t comment a lot on them. But sometimes, the best show on TV gets royally shafted on an award show that purports to recognize outstanding work in the medium, and we just got to take to the mics and talk about it. You might not like The Leftovers, but it’s so galling that it doesn’t even get a nomination for any major category, while stale farts like House of Cards gets lavished with actor, actress, series, supporting actor nominations… well, you can listen to us lose our ish about it for about an hour. And we get around to covering the other major nominations too.
A.Ron and Jason from the Nattercast join forces to send the boys on Silicon Valley on their way until next season. Jason talks a bit about his background, the Nattercast in general, and his unique qualifications for discussing Silicon Valley (00:00:30), before we get down to business hashing it out. (00:08:00) Season four; what did we like? What didn’t we like? Also, R.I.G.G.B., Jason makes the case against Richard for CEO, or kinda anything, in general, and we discuss the potential impact for T.J. Miller leaving the cast.
Jim and A.Ron try to settle the final score, as Fargo and Better Call Saul square off one final time in dueling finales. We judge which finale was better, than rank the shows third seasons as a whole.
Cecily joins A.Ron in the studio to talk about the finale of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, as well as late season American Gods (23:11) from Starz, before moving on to our general thoughts of the first three quarters of season five of Netflix’s House of Cards (33:53).
Jim and A.Ron debate who won the week between the last two shows standing, AMC’s Better Call Saul and FX’s Fargo. Also, A.Ron sneaks in a few House of Cards hot takes (00:06:09).
An epic battle! The Leftovers brings the thunder in their series finale. Better Call Saul delivers a scene of memorable tension. Fargo delves into the supernatural. Three shows enter, but only one can win the championship belt this week. Who will it be?!
Jim and I discuss who won the week! A short week, as Better Call Saul took it’s ball and went home for Memorial Day, but Fargo and The Leftovers really came strong. Will Fargo have enough stuff to overcome the excitement of The Leftovers’ penultimate episode? Then we talk about Silicon Valley (00:05:12 ) and T.J. Miller’s career prospects for a bit before signing off.
You know the drill. Three shows enter, (HBO’s The Leftovers, FX’s Fargo, and AMC’s Better Call Saul) one show makes it out wearing the crown, taking the gold, hoisting the belt, etc. Another tough week with some epic losses of great characters on multiple shows. The big question on our minds; can anyone stop The Leftovers in their final two weeks?
Cecily and A.Ron grab the mics to talk about the latest episodes of Hulu’s grim cautionary fableThe Handmaid’s Tale, Starz’s incredibly violent and erotic American Gods (00:26:18), and Cecily talks a bit about the latest season of Netflix’s Sense8 (00:52:30).