Cecily and A.Ron dish on the premiere episode of FX’s American Horror Story: 1984, “Camp Redwood”. It’s a great looking episode where the cast is having a lot of fun, and there are 1980’s horror tropes aplenty, but that fun comes at the expense of , well… the Horror. Still, fun counts a lot for us, so we’re all in.
The Deuce is under a lot of pressure in “Morta di Fame”, as disease, drugs, greedy gangsters and corrupt politicians all angle to take a bite out of its inhabitants. It’s hard to see how established players like Rudy, Vincent, and Paul are going to make it out okay, but there is a glimmer of hope that Frankie just might be able to survive by being to small time to worry about. Meanwhile on the West coast Lori is waking up to the fact that she’s traded a pimp named Cici for one named Kiki. Grim proceedings all around, lightened only by Bobby’s hair piece and Frankie’s fledgling paper bag porn empire. Plus, we get educated on all things Greenwich in the feedback section!
“Rickmancing the Stone” finds Rick and Morty (ft. Summer) working through their family drama with the help of wanton violence in a post-apocalyptic Mad Maxeqsue wasteland. Aaron Couch joins us from THR’s Heat Vision ‘blog to talk blood domes, divorced dads, and which sci-fi/fantasy tropes are ripe for the Rick and Morty picking!
HBO’s The Deuce is back! We rejoin our mixed crew of hustlers on the Eve of 1985. The strip itself seems a bit less bright, and a good deal more dangerous, even as powerful big-money interests have high-class aspirations for the neighborhood. This premiere is a marvel of efficient storytelling and character re-introductions, introducing various threats to the community; wolfpacks, AIDS, home video recording, that will be impacting the lives and livelihoods of The Deuce denizens for the rest of the series. What did you think? Tell us using the feedback links below!
Our season three coverage of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty starts of with a bang as we break down “The Rickshank Rickdemption”. This episode is truly a marvel of both comedy and plotting; Rick manages to escape a high security prison, cripple his rival Ricks in the Citadel while destroying the Galactic Federation, and for dessert, oust Jerry from his own family as part of a 100 year plot to bring back Schezuan sauce to McDonalds. To do justice to it, we’ve brought in MST3K’s own Jonah Ray to share his own connection to R&M, thoughts on “The Rickshank Rickdemption”, as well as a cautionary tale about scooter rentals. You might also be interested in his new project, “You Can’t Call Me Al”, a Weird Al cover album. Check it out, it’s a jam!
Just like that, season two of Rick and Morty is in the Bald Move history books, with the final episode, “The Wedding Squanchers”. Rick journeys to planet Squanch with his family to discover the true meaning and value of friendship, honesty, and unconditional love. Of course, he quickly re-learns the meaning and value of being aloof, walled…
Jim, A.Ron, and Cecily share their final thoughts on Amazon’s superhero subversion The Boys (00:00:00) then discuss the final episode of Hulu’s Harlots, as well as the prospects for a fourth seasons (00:23:34).
Rick and Morty serves up a bit of the ol’ ultraviolence in “Look Who’s Purging Now”. We discuss what it takes to earn a TV-MA rating, bad screenwriting, the social-economic version of power armor, Jerry hitting rock bottom, and how we feel about Hearst Castle. As always, our initial review and episode discussion are spoiler-free…
Is it possible to create an interesting podcast around a discussion of roughly 24 minutes of stream of altered consciousness improv and a series of dick jokes? Find out on a very special episode of Rick and Morty, “Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate”! As always, our initial review and episode discussion are spoiler-free for first time…
Rick becomes a teenager to help Summer and Morty fight vampires at their High School in “Big Trouble in Little Sanchez”, our latest episode of Rick and Morty for consideration. We discuss our fondness for getting our ish together and packing it up, as well as experimental forms of marriage counseling.