It’s been three years since Don Draper and Peggy Olson left our televisions, and now Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is back with something to say? Is it good, is it bad, is it something even worth saying? After seeing 180 minutes of his new series, The Romanoffs, we’re still oddly divided on answering those basic questions. It’s beautiful, and thoughtful, and at times absorbing, but are the disconnected lives of eight (perhaps delusional) offspring of the fallen House Romanov interesting enough to merit our attention? Over the next seven weeks we’ll see what we make of it together!
Cecily and A.Ron open up the mailbag and consider feedback for the latest episode of FX’s American Horror Story: Apocalypse, “Boy Wonder”.
Cecily and A.Ron have declared Condition BANGER for this episode of FX’s American Horror Story: Apocalypse, “Boy Wonder”. This episode has some solid horror and creepy visuals and themes, smartly builds upon the show’s existing Witch lore, we continue to be amused by the oppressed Warlocks, and we get more Lily Rabe and more STEVIE NICKS! We love Stevie Nicks. But we also ask, what exactly is she doing here? Like, in universe, Stevie Nicks is a witch. Who’s only power seems to be enrapturing Lily Rabe. Perhaps that’s enough. I mean, it’s better than Coco’s amazing gluten power. Don’t forget to email us, and we’ll be back Friday for FEEDBACK!
Jim and A.Ron have mixed reviews for AMC’s Better Call Saul’s season four finale, “Winner”. We’re a house divided as to whether “Winner” did enough to justify this season’s at times uneven pacing and anti-climactic storytelling. Still, neither of us think the season was bad by any stretch, and this episode has tons of great scenes; the end of Mike and Werner’s working relationship, Kim coming to the realization that she’s just another in a long line of Jimmy’s suckers, Jimmy breaking down in his Esteem at the fundamental injustice he feels he faces in society. Whether it all adds up to a compelling whole is a question everyone has to answer for themselves. Regardless, we’ll be back next week to wrap things up and entertain counter arguments and theories for what territory Saul will be treading next. See you then!
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.
Jim and A.Ron go cruising for the latest episode of HBO’s The Deuce, and wind up going home with “All You’ll Be Eating Is Cannibals”. The Deuce has always featured duality; Frankie/Vincent being the parade example. But here we see two raids; one on an underground card game by a professional crew of criminals, another by professional law enforcement on an above ground massage parlor. We found ourselves sad and disquieted by both. We also see members of the gay community step out of the shadows and emerge as successful businessmen, politicians, neighbors working on the local council; as people, basically. And Vincent is confronted by his duality being converged, with Abby demanding him to take a side, either with her helping the women sex workers achieve safety and stability, or the mob that profiteers off their exploitation. But even if he wanted out, we’re reminded of his scene last week with the volcanic Tommy, “what do you mean, you want out?” Wanting and doing are two very different things, as we’re predicting we’ll all come to appreciate as season two enters it’s final act.
It’s that time of the year again, the time just before our tax deadline where we open all the books (mostly because our accountant demands it). Join us for an in-depth look at the past, present, and future of the Bald Move as it stands in 2018.
Thanks to Sean Ray for commissioning the classic 1992 western, “Unforgiven”. Directed by and starring a perfectly-aged Clint Eastwood, the story has him reconciling the man he was in his drunken youth with the man he wants to be, and more importantly, the man his dead wife would have him be. Where does he come down on it? It’s a classic so you probably already know but one of us didn’t and the discussion is interesting.
Cecily and A.Ron open up the mailbag and consider feedback for the latest episode of FX’s American Horror Story: Apocalypse, “Could it be… Satan?”
Cecily and A.Ron pronounce the latest episode of FX’s American Horror Story: Apocalypse, “Could it be… Satan?” to be, in fact, a Glory Box. Full of wonders, such as gay Harry Potter fan fiction, Emma Roberts in hell, the return of hotelier James March, and a ruthless system of matriarchal oppression where men can never be Supreme! But never fear, gentlemen, because Michael Langdon is here in Satan’s service to finally free us men from female hegemony. Nema! This episode is crazy and a lot of fun. Still not getting much in the scare department, but if we can’t get that, at least give us more of this uncloseted All-American Hogwarts!