Boars, Gore, and Swords: A Watchmen Podcast (tv)

A God Walks into Abar, episode 8 of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Watchmen answers a  few questions and asks a whole lot more. Ivan & Red talk to ivan & red in the past where we suggest we start a Game of Thrones podcast.

Direct download: 2019-12-11_BGaS_Episode_371_WYSBW_Watchmen_1x08.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:08pm PST

An Almost Religious Awe, episode 7 of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Watchmen sequel is the episode AFTER one of the greatest episodes of television in the past decade. Ivan & Red take you through this episode that manages to have a few enormous twists of its own.

Direct download: 2019-12-05_BGaS_Episode_370_WYSBW_Watchmen_1x07.mp3
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This Extraordinary Being, episode 6 of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Watchmen sequel takes the viewer through Will Reeves’ Extraordinary (some would say Super) life as seen through his Granddaughter’s overdose. Ivan & Red down a SECOND bottle of illicit Nostalgia pills and get to know the life of the man some would say has a Will of Steel.

Direct download: 2019-11-26_BGaS_Episode_369_WYSBW_Watchmen_1x06.mp3
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Little Fear of Lightning, episode 5 of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Watchmen takes us metaphorically and literally behind the mask. Ivan & Red down a bottle of illicit Nostalgia pills and follow Damon back to 1985 Hoboken, New Jersey.

Direct download: 2019-11-19_BGaS_Episode_368_WYSBW_Watchmen_1x05.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:39pm PST

If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own, episode 4 of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Watchmen sequel takes us completely off the rails in full mid-season genre tv fashion. Ivan & Red sit down for tea in Bezos’ balls and ponder if we’re human or just two swamp clones in a simulation.

Direct download: 2019-11-13_BGaS_Episode_367_WYSBW_Watchmen_1x04.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:53pm PST

She Was Killed by Space Junk, the third episode of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Lindelof’s Watchmen sequel raises the bar. Ivan force feeds a bound & gagged Red the original graphic novel so that he’s able to process the full weight and glory of Jean Smart & Regina King’s performances.

Direct download: 2019-11-05_BGaS_Episode_366_WYSBW_Watchmen_1x03.mp3
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Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship, the second episode of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Lindelof’s Watchmen sequel is the main event. Ivan continues to cut through The Thin Blue Line and gets Red up to speed on exactly what the fuck Damon is smoking.

Direct download: 2019-10-31_BGaS_Episode_365_WYSBW_Watchmen_1x02.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 2:51pm PST

Despite having the same name as the comic book, Damen Lindelof’s Watchmen is a direct sequel to the source material. Confused? Fortunately Ivan has a doctorate in Graphic Novels (NEVER CALL THEM THAT) and Red’s here to stand in for the audience and ask the questions that need to be asked.

Direct download: 2019-10-24_BGaS_Episode_364_WYSBW_Watchmen.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:55pm PST

Doug Liman’s foundational deep cover superspy thriller The Bourne Identity has truly been burned when the rights have been sold to the USA Network as Treadstone, and it’s time for Ivan and Red to investigate. They talk Hustlers, Doug Liman’s WILD career, the Disney+ twitter movie dump, and and what it exactly it looks like when a storied secret government program resurfaces on Basic Cable.

Direct download: 2019-10-18_BGaS_Episode_363_WYSBW_Treadstone.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 6:16pm PST

Different Showrunner, different cast, completely different story, same great Terror!  Author Maggie Tokuda-Hall joins Ivan and Red to discuss the second season of the horror drama anthology, AMC’s The Terror Infamy, which moves from 19th ships to World War II era Japanese internment camps in California.

You can Pre-Order Maggie’s upcoming book The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea on Indiebound, Books Inc, or Amazon.

Direct download: 2019-10-07_BGaS_Episode_362_WYSBW_The_Terror_Infamy.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:26pm PST

In light of the Phoebe Waller-Bridge vehicle winning Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, and pretty much every other award, it was time for Ivan to watch Fleabag. Ivan and Red talk about emotions in comedy, our view of Obama in 2019, and the best new comedy show of the last 10 years.

Direct download: 2019-09-30_BGaS_Episode_361_WYSBW_Fleabag.mp3
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There’s no more high of a brow meeting an extremely low brow than Danny McBride’s The Righteous Gemstones. From the creative coven that brought you Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals comes Jesse Gemstone, the best Danny McBride character in years. Ivan and Red talk John Goodman, establishing the higher ground, churches as startups, and the best way to handle a ransom exchange.

Direct download: 2019-09-23_BGaS_Episode_360_WYSBW_Righteous_Gemstones.mp3
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We dip back into Prime Video with Undone. From the creator of Bojack Horseman comes this gorgeous and intense show which may or may not have time travel. Ivan and Red talk rotoscoping, the MCU, unlivable destinations, and the perfect casting of Bob Odenkirk.

Direct download: 2019-09-16_BGaS_Episode_359_WYSBW_Undone.mp3
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Should you watch Amazon’s Carnival Row? On one hand it’s *the* most promoted show since NBC’s Whitney, on the other hand a gritty reboot of Tinkerbell is a big promise. Ivan and Red talk prestige fantasy, networks scrambling to replace HBO, the necessary amount of force to life a naked man by his extremities, and the intrigue of a man in a bowler

Make sure and check out the Official Carnival Row store and get your t-shirt with a hat on it.

Direct download: 2019-09-06_BGaS_Episode_358_WYSBW_Carnival_Row.mp3
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On Becoming a God in Central Florida is a good ass show and worth seeking out even in this, The Golden Age of Television! Ivan and Red the future of every actor getting their own prestige television show, Central Florida, Multi Level marketing, the transformative nature of tuxedos, and the early 90s as a “period”.

Direct download: 2019-08-23_BGaS_Episode_357_WYSBW_On_Becoming_a_God.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 11:51am PST

Perpetual Grace, LTD on *checks notes* Epix is the SECOND great Steven Conrad (creator of Patriot) show we’ve covered and somehow he found an even more obscure platform!!! Ivan and Red talk Jimmi Simpson, Ben Kingsley, completely original accents, and this new future where one prestige drama will be produced per child.

Direct download: 2019-08-13_BGaS_Episode_356_WYSBW_Perpetual_Grace_LTD.mp3
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Swamp Thing on *checks notes* DC Universal dared to ask “what if we rebooted the grossest Super Hero”. Ivan and Red talk a bit more of “The Boys”, alliterative comic book names, and the most disgusting noises you can make for a television show.

Direct download: 2019-08-07_BGaS_Episode_355_WYSBW_Swamp_Thing.mp3
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The Boys is an Amazon Prime production that dares to ask what if a television show had a special effects budget fronted by Meg Ryan & Dennis Quaid’s Love Child. Ivan and Red discuss your girl getting smushed, surprising accent choices by Simon Pegg and Karl Urban, and the upsetting removal of The Chrysler Building.

Direct download: 2019-07-30_BGaS_Episode_354_WYSBW_The_Boys.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:40pm PST

Years and Years, the HBO/BBC show that asks “what if we made a political Black Mirror show that nobody in the U.S. watched?”. Ivan and Red confront Emma Thompson’s Boris Johnson impression, a future where robot technology has somehow regressed, but creepy snapchat filters have leapt forward.

Direct download: 2019-07-24_BGaS_Episode_353_WYSBW_Years_and_Years.mp3
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HBO’s Los Espookys, a half hour comedy that tests the limits of how high a concept can be. Ivan and Red speak some Spanglish that ranges from fine (Ivan) to terrible (Red) as they discuss Comedy Drummers, boyfriend/brothers, and history's greatest comedic punching bag.

Direct download: 2019-07-16_BGaS_Episode_352_WYSBW_Los_Espookys.mp3
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Doom Patrol, a DC property that nobody’s ever heard of on a platform that is a well kept secret even among those condemned to the chair. Ivan gives Red the inside track on everything DC including the existence of an Elasti-Girl unrelated to The Incredibles.

Direct download: 2019-07-12_BGaS_Episode_351_WYSBW_Doom_Patrol.mp3
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Gentleman Jack, HBO’s early 19th century period piece about one of history’s most oppressed L-words: Landlords. Ivan & Red discuss how much they love all the Annes on this show and how much they wish Blake Snyder would stop writing screenwriting books.

Direct download: 2019-07-01_BGaS_Episode_350_WYSBW_Gentleman_Jack.mp3
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Good Omens, a Prime Video series based off the Terry Pratchet/Neil Gaimon book that Gaiman himself called the truest adaptation of his vision. Ivan & Red discuss this “episode” that would more accurately be called one sixth of a movie.

Direct download: 2019-06-25_BGaS_Episode_349_WYSBW_Good_Omens.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:27pm PST

Now that the dust has settled, Ivan & Red discuss Game of Thrones’ legacy and ask if Bran the Broken really was the best ruler.

Direct download: 2019-05-29_BGaS_Episode_346_GoT_Wrap_Up.mp3
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The Bells, Season 8, Episode 5 of Game of Thrones. Comedian and listener favorite Lydia Popovich joins Ivan & Red to talk an episode which goes full William Tecumseh Sherman.

Direct download: 2019-05-13_BGaS_Episode_344_8x05.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:02pm PST

The Last of the Starks, Season 8, Episode 4 of Game of Thrones. Author and listener favorite Maggie Tokuda-Hall joins Ivan & Red to discuss an episode which should have been everyone drinking and having a good time, but that was ruined by family infighting at every level.

Direct download: 2019-05-06_BGaS_Episode_343_8x04.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:31pm PST

A Knight of Seven Kingdoms, Season 8, Episode 2 of Game of Thrones. Ivan & Red were not ready for this beautiful, hour long piece of the finest fan service. Officially the 69th episode, it was the nicest episode yet.

Direct download: 2019-04-22_BGaS_Episode_341_8x02.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:42pm PST

HBO’s Game of Thrones enters season 8 after being gone a full calendar year and then some. Who’s at The Wall? Who’s in King’s landing? Who’s having sex with their Aunt and/or Nephew. Who’s alive and who was finally cut down by the Stark children with the instrument of their own plotting? Ivan & Red get you up to speed in time for the premiere.

Direct download: 2019-04-08_BGaS_Episode_339_8x00.mp3
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Reunited after a month, they discuss the newly released tv adaptation of What We Do in the Shadows. Ivan & Red talk Ireland, Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, and the rare pitch perfect adaptation to the small screen.

Direct download: 2019-04-01_BGaS_Episode_338_WYSBW_What_We_Do_in_the_Shadows_FX.mp3
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One of the highest rated new shows of 2019 with the pilot free online on its home network of You Tube Premium, not enough people are talking about Wayne. Ivan & Red talk Slim Jims, Broke Batman, and the greatest villain humankind can imagine: Dennis Duffy.

Direct download: 2019-03-10_BGaS_Episode_335_WYSBW_Wayne.mp3
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A show created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland co-starring the hair from Brave? I’m in.  Ivan & Red

Direct download: 2019-03-03_BGaS_Episode_334_WYSBW_Russian_Doll.mp3
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We’ve entered bizarro-world as Red advocates for a comic book adaptation while Ivan shrugs indifferently for Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy. Ivan & Red discuss sibling relations, comic book adaptations, and the brilliance of Ellen Page & Robert Sheehan.

Direct download: 2019-02-25_BGaS_Episode_333_WYSBW_Umbrella_Academy.mp3
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Better Angels, Season 2 Episode 10, the season (series?!) finalé of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss Mira's looming threat forging some unlikely alliances AND NOTHING ELSE in the possible FIRST series finale in a show they’ve covered from start to finish.

Direct download: 2019-02-18_BGaS_Episode_332_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x10.mp3
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You to You, Season 2 Episode 9 THE PENULTIMATE episode of Starz’s Counterpart. Moments after discovering (accepting?) that Counterpart will not be coming back to Starz for a third season, Ivan & Red dive in to another exemplary episode from a show that is hearing some very ominous footsteps coming down the hall.

Direct download: 2019-02-11_BGaS_Episode_331_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x09.mp3
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In From the Cold, Season 2 Episode 8 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss the highest rated show on Feb 3rd and also The Super Bowl.

Direct download: 2019-02-04_BGaS_Episode_330_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x08.mp3
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No Strings Attached, Season 2 Episode 7 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss feedback from a notable listener, and Peter finally gets what he wants–his tapes back.

Direct download: 2019-01-28_BGaS_Episode_329_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x07.mp3
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Twin Cities, Season 2 Episode 6 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss Counterpart getting too popular and the show deciding to make an entire episode with none of its stars. Also: twins!

Direct download: 2019-01-21_BGaS_Episode_328_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x06.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:55pm PST

A bicycle wheel is also a flat circle as Ivan & Red return to discuss HBO’s True Detective. After an inexplicable choice to strap itself to Vince Vaughan for a season, Mahershala Ali single-handedly rights a series.

Direct download: 2019-01-15_BGaS_Episode_327_WYSBW_True_Detective_S3.mp3
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Shadow Puppets, Season 2 Episode 5 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss the increasingly poor chances for Clare & Peter’s marriage. Clare has both a daughter and a lover named Spencer, and Peter’s running away from trouble like sweaty brooms thrown down the stairs in this, the hottest episode of television in all of 2019*.

* so far

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Point of Departure, Season 2 Episode 4 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red, having finished welcoming Remy to Counterpart, say goodbye to Remy. We discuss those who are equally comfortable in any dimension, terrible hidey holes, and whether empathy will save humanity.

Direct download: 2018-12-31_BGaS_Episode_325_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x04.mp3
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Something Borrowed, Season 2 Episode 3 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red welcome back the #1 Italian Androgynous Italian Assassin and welcome an even sweatier, more paranoid, Harry Lloyd.

Direct download: 2018-12-29_BGaS_Episode_324_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x03.mp3
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Outside In, Season 2 Episode 2 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red check in on PRIME WORLD, the only multiverse wholly owned by Jeff Bezos.

Direct download: 2018-12-22_BGaS_Episode_323_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x02.mp3
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Inside Out, Season 2 Episode 1 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red reunite with J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Viserys Targaryen, but NO BALDWIN?!

Direct download: 2018-12-11_BGaS_Episode_322_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x01.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 6:53pm PST

The Christmas Prince was such a surprisingly popular episode that Ivan & Red HAD to return for the Royal Wedding. Rose McIver is GREAT and Ben Lamb is also in this.

Direct download: 2018-12-10_BGaS_Episode_321_WYSBW_ACP_Royal_Wedding.mp3
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Ivan & Red return to the George R.R. Martinverse to watch a NEW television program by the ASOIAF scribe himself, Syfy’s Nightflyers. Technically an adaptation of the universally panned 1987 film, there is, uhm, a LOT about this episode that needs discussing.

Direct download: 2018-12-03_BGaS_Episode_320_WYSBW_Nightflyers.mp3
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For the honor of Grayskull, Ivan & Red watch the first two episodes of Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. They take the journey from a generic money grab at the height of the 80s toy IP mania to a woke reboot with multiple frames of quality animation per second.

Direct download: 2018-11-27_BGaS_Episode_319_WYSBW_She_Ra.mp3
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Robb Stark is back home from that wedding and now he’s gone into hiding as a British cop in Netflix’s Bodyguard. Ivan and Red get deep into the UK’s Jack Ryan.

Direct download: 2018-11-12_BGaS_Episode_317_WYSBW_Bodyguard.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:22pm PST

It’s late October and it’s past time Ivan, and Red get Spoopy with Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”. They discuss their personal history with fictional Sabrinas, Salems the Cats, and not being ready for Sally to be all grown up.

Direct download: 2018-10-29_BGaS_Episode_315_WYSBW_Chilling_Adventures_of_Sabrina.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:18am PST

Return guest, host of the Drunk Safari podcast, and author, Maggie Tokuda-Hall, joins BGaS to cover an incredible gem of a show, Amazon’s Patriot. Maggie, Ivan, and Red discuss Mulan, Westworld, Michael Collins erasure in First Man, and eventually even Patriot!!!

Direct download: 2018-10-22_BGaS_Episode_314_WYSBW_Patriot.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 11:57am PST

When friend of the show, former writer for 538, and current mind behind Numlock News, Walt Hickey, asks to guest and cover Maniac, you have him guest and you cover Netflix’s Maniac. Walt, Ivan, and Red cover Justin Theroux’s acting choices, Norwegian comedies, and of course New York Public Transit!!!

Direct download: 2018-10-15_BGaS_Episode_313_WYSBW_Maniac.mp3
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Ivan & Red continue their deep dive into the Amazon content factory. Maya Rudolph & Fred Armisen joined forces with former Parks & Rec writers to form a high concept Relamedy (relationship/drama/comedy) and that project is Amazon’s Forever.

Direct download: 2018-09-24_BGaS_Episode_310_WYSBW_Forever.mp3
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Action’s most generic beta-male has found a new platform as an Amazon dot com prestige tv show, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. Ivan & Red talk the comments, Bunk, a thousand 9/11’s, Blake Snyder’s new screenwriting book, and “Call From The Jet”.

Direct download: 2018-09-10_BGaS_Episode_309_WYSBW_Tom_Clancys_Jack_Ryan.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Ivan & Red both love Ron Perlman, Garret Dillahunt, and prestige streaming so what could go wrong when a listener suggests they watch Amazon’s Hand of God?! A lot of things, dear listener.

Direct download: 2018-09-03_BGaS_Episode_308_WYSBW_Hand_of_God.mp3
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Grab a smoothie at Onion Julius and get ready for some medieval times as Ivan & Red talk Netflix’s Disenchantment. They discuss their own experiences with the Groeningverse from Life in Hell, up through The Simpsons & Futurama and ultimately discuss where Disenchantment fits in.

Direct download: 2018-08-27_BGaS_Episode_307_WYSBW_Disenchantment.mp3
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In the wake of Infinity Wars’s record breaking run the entertainment industry has figured out the formula: CINEMATIC UNIVERSES!!! People LOVE THEM!!!!!! Ivan & Red are here to talk the SKCU (Stephen King Cinematic Universe) in Hulu’s Castle Rock. They’re introduced to an intriguing world and a bunch of characters who are certain to produce compelling television for nine tenths of the series before plunging headless into a lake.

Direct download: 2018-08-20_BGaS_Episode_306_WYSBW_Castle_Rock.mp3
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Imagine a world where instead of the diminutive 6'9" Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson portraying The Mountain, Game of Thrones had featured the 500 lb, 7’4” André René Roussimoff also known in American Wrestling as André the Giant. Ivan & Red are here to talk Giants, wrestling, and promoters who are definitely lizard people.

Direct download: 2018-08-05_BGaS_Episode_304_WYSBW_Andre_the_Giant.mp3
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If you’re missing Game of Thrones, AMC’s The Terror features Edmure Tully AND Mance Rayder, with Mad Men’s Lane Price thrown in for good measure. Ivan & Red are here to watch the crew of this historical ship (and it’s sister ship, Erebus, named after a Greek God of Darkness) work together and make their way safely home.

Direct download: 2018-07-30_BGaS_Episode_303_WYSBW_The_Terror.mp3
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Season one of GLOW (The Glorious Ladies of Wrestling) was a perfect season, but Ivan & Red are here to see if the second season can live up to the hype.

Direct download: 2018-07-23_BGaS_Episode_302_WYSBW_GLOW_Season_2.mp3
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After last week’s Ready Player One episode, Ivan & Red were praying to the old gods and the new for some Sharp Objects, and HBO was happy to provide a new Amy Adams vehicle, the best of all worlds.

Direct download: 2018-07-16_BGaS_Episode_301_WYSBW_Sharp_Objects.mp3
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With Westworld Season 2 finished, we’re back discussing HUMAN assassins. Ivan & Red discuss the Sandra Oh (Gray's Anatomy, Sideways, Arli$$) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, L3-37 in Solo, Broadchurch) vehicle, Killing Eve.

Direct download: 2018-07-02_BGaS_Episode_299_WYSBW_Killing_Eve.mp3
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DEAREST BANNERMEN! THIS WILL BE THE LAST WESTWORLD PODCAST IN THIS FEED!!! Please subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or via rss. And please leave us a review! It has a huge impact when the podcast is new and it would be extremely helpful to throw some text and stars our way.

“Reunion” is up for discussion as both Westworld and Ivan & Red get into the groove of season 2. Maeve & Dolores meet up and catch up on what’s happened since they last met at Sweetwater and William meets both Lawrence and El Lazo, plus a heap of sweet sweet world-building.

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“No Man’s Land, Part Two”, Season 1 Episode 10 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red talk the season finale that has everyone asking who’s really in charge here.

Direct download: 2018-04-29_BGaS_Episode_298_WYSBW_Counterpart_1x10.mp3
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Ivan & Red discuss the season two premiere “Journey Into Night”, including Red’s experience at the SF premiere. Starting next week, we’ll be moving our Westworld specific feed, you can make sure you don’t miss an episode by clicking HERE. Support us on patreon or rate and review “Doesn’t Sound like Anything to Me” on Apple Podcasts or Google Play!!

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“No Man’s Land, Part One”, Season 1 Episode 9 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red dive into the classic two part finale format. We finally figure what Angel Eyes, Ringleader, and Glasses are up to, and we discuss Harry Lloyd’s awe-inspiring ability to portray pathetic incompetence.

Direct download: 2018-04-18_BGaS_Episode_297_WYSBW_Counterpart_1x09.mp3
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It’s been over 16 months since the last episode of Westworld aired, so Ivan & Red re-watched all ten episodes and get you caught up on what’s happening across Ford’s park.

Direct download: 2018-04-17_BGaS_Episode_299_WYSBW_Westworld_2x00.mp3
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“Love The Lie”, Season 1 Episode 8 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red find out what happened to Aldrich Prime (or DID they) and yell at the naive consumption of soup. JK Simmons joins his most compelling co-star.

Direct download: 2018-04-16_BGaS_Episode_296_WYSBW_Counterpart_1x08.mp3
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“The Sincerest Form of Flattery”, Season 1 Episode 7 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red   get the Clare-ification they’ve desired since the first episode of this brilliant show. Somehow an episode with no J.K. Simmons or Sara Serraiocco manages to be one of the most fascinating of the series! GO GET IT. COUNTERPART.

Direct download: 2018-04-09_BGaS_Episode_295_WYSBW_Counterpart_1x07.mp3
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“Act Like You've Been Here Before”, Season 1 Episode 6 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red   talk personal time dilation, the most upsetting thing any Harry Lloyd character has ever done, Baldwin’s Manic Pixie Dream Barista, and dueling revelations.

Direct download: 2018-04-02_BGaS_Episode_294_WYSBW_Counterpart_1x06.mp3
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Shaking the Tree, Season 1 Episode 5 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss the most incredible special effects makeup of all time, the perfect Emily, and the surprisingly reasonable working hours of The Office of Interchange.

Direct download: 2018-03-26_BGaS_Episode_293_WYSBW_Counterpart_1x05.mp3
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Ivan & Red recap Counterpart’s Season 1 Episode 4: Both Sides Now. We get to the bottom of Heinrich’s bottle of vodka, meet Anna, and discuss our fantasy of being locked in an apartment for a week with no responsibilities.

Direct download: 2018-03-19_BGaS_Episode_292_WYSBW_Counterpart_1x04.mp3
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Ivan & Red enjoyed Counterpart so much they’ve decided to recap season one, continuing with Season 1 Episode 3: The Lost Art of Diplomacy. Some Emilys have been keeping secrets and we get some pure, uncut Richard Schiff!!!

Direct download: 2018-03-12_BGaS_Episode_291_WYSBW_Counterpart_1x03.mp3
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Ivan & Red enjoyed Counterpart so much they’ve decided to recap season one, continuing with Season 1 Episode 2: Birds of a Feather. It’s the one episode where you get double the Sara Serraiocco, so LIVE IT UP!!!

Direct download: 2018-03-05_BGaS_Episode_290_WYSBW_Counterpart_1x02.mp3
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Starz broke the bank to make a better Fringe and if the first episode is any indication they’re onto something. Multiverses, Viserys Targaryen, and 200% as much J.K. Simmons as any other show, Ivan & Red talk Counterpart.

Direct download: 2018-02-19_BGaS_Episode_288_WYSBW_Counterpart.mp3
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What if Stranger Things was less fun, more desaturated, explicit, and German? Ivan & Red talk Netflix’s Dark.

Direct download: 2018-02-12_BGaS_Episode_287_WYSBW_DARK.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:38pm PST

FINALLY, a show that’s a treasure trove of early aughts sci-fi Tropes fronted by the hot Republican from House of Cards. Ivan & Red talk Netflix’s Altered Carbon.

Direct download: 2018-02-05_BGaS_Episode_286_WYSBW_Altered_Carbon.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:47pm PST

Ivan & Red cover the back half of a two part series covering Netflix’s The End of the F***ing World. This is episodes 5-8.

Direct download: 2018-01-29_BGaS_Episode_285_WYSBW_TEOTFW_Part_2.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 11:41pm PST

Per Bannermen requests, Ivan & Red do their first of a two part series covering Netflix’s The End of the F***ing World. This is episodes 1-4, next week we’ll do the final 4 episodes.

Direct download: 2018-01-22_BGaS_Episode_284_WYSBW_TEOTFW_Part_1.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

Ivan & Red cover something they both truly hate but love to watch: The British Monarchy as depicted in Netflix’s The Crown.

Direct download: 2018-01-16_BGaS_Episode_283_WYSBW_The_Crown_Season_2.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:19pm PST

As voted on by The Bannermen, Red & Ivan discuss the Rose McIver schmaltz delivery system, Netflix’s A Christmas Prince.

Direct download: 2017-12-18_BGaS_Episode_281_WYSBW_A_Christmas_Prince.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

KayDee Kersten (Co-creator and co-host of Pilot Fight), joins Red & Ivan to talk the most viewed Amazon Studios project: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. From creator Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls, Bunheads), a period piece about a woman pursuing stand-up comedy in 1962.

Direct download: 2017-12-11_BGaS_Episode_280_WYSBW_Mrs_Maisel.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Katie Compa, Stand Up Comic and co-host of Kid/Life Crisis and The Shade Of It All joins Red & Ivan to talk Netflix’s Godless. Are there women in this show? Yes. Are there as many as advertised? NOT REALLY.

Direct download: 2017-12-04_BGaS_Episode_279_WYSBW_Godless.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Red slapped the Switch out of Ivan’s hands so they could cover the the first episode of Marvel’s Runaways on Hulu.

Direct download: 2017-11-27_BGaS_Episode_278_WYSBW_Marvels_Runaways.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Handmaid’s Tale: Mindhunter, AKA Netflix’s Alias Grace. The Netflix mini-series based off the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name is a really compelling piece of historical fiction, and Red & Ivan are all over it.

Direct download: 2017-11-13_BGaS_Episode_276_WYSBW_Alias_Grace.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

We discuss author Ann Leckie for the first time ever on our podcast. This time it’s her new book, Provenance.

Also, check out Red on Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s new podcast, Drunk Safari!!! Ivan’s episode is up too and he game theories the shit out of squids.

Direct download: 2017-11-06_BGaS_Episode_275_WYSBW_Provenance.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

We’re delaying Provenance one week so that Red & Ivan can talk about the newest installment in the grand-daddy of modern televised Science Fiction, Star Trek Discovery.

Also, check out Red on Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s new podcast, Drunk Safari!!! Red talks Ostriches, and it’s a real good time.

Direct download: 2017-10-09_BGaS_Episode_273_WYSBW_Star_Trek_Discovery.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

We return to our WYSBW Roots with a show that you absolutely should watch that nobody is watching. You can hear Red’s FIRST hesitant review of this show on Pilot Fight with KayDee Kersten and then listen to this gushing review of what is a great, perfect, tv show. 

Also, check out Red on Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s new podcast, Drunk Safari!!! Red talks Ostriches, and it’s a real good time.

Direct download: 2017-09-18_BGaS_Episode_271_WYSBW_Dirk_Gently.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:28pm PST

Ivan and Red are here for “Queen’s Justice”, Season 7, episode 3 of HBO’s Game of Thrones. They discuss Cersei's worsening mental state, a surprisingly subtle torture, some dragons, and Tyrion's massive strategic self-own.

Come see Red August 3-6 in Sunnyvale, featuring for Michelle Wolf at Rooster T. Feathers!!!

Direct download: 2017-07-31_BGaS_Episode_264_7x03.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:26pm PST

It’s HBO’s Season 7 Game of Thrones premiere, “Dragonstone”, and Ivan and Red are back and eager to revisit the Winterfell Crew, the Narrow Sea Crew, The Wall, King’s Landing, and even a few stragglers.

Direct download: 2017-07-17_BGaS_Episode_262_7x01.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

Ivan and Red return to HBO’s Game of Thrones 6 days before the show’s extended hiatus finally comes to an end. We’ll get you up to speed with who’s in Winterfell, who’s at King’s Landing, who’s in The Narrow Sea, and who’s been buried in the Great Sept of Baelor’s Wildfire incident. By the end of this episode you’ll be caught up with everyone from Cersei to Sam (As in Gilly’s baby).

Direct download: 2017-07-03_BGaS_Episode_260_7x00.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:23pm PST

Asha and Brienne are the absolute best and these chapters are the worst as Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it’s The Wayward Bride (Asha II) from A Dance with Dragons and Brienne V from A Feast for Crows. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here and here.

Direct download: 2017-06-26_BGaS_Episode_259_FD21.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

As voted by our patrons, we cover the second episode of American Gods and oh boy do they make some choices. Ivan and Red truly did not know what they were getting into.

Direct download: 2017-05-15_BGaS_Episode_253_WYSBW_American_Gods_1x02.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

The biggest STARZ in America: The Gods. Ivan and Red head to the Alligator bar to kick it with Shadow and Wednesday.

Direct download: 2017-05-08_BGaS_Episode_252_WYSBW_American_Gods.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Just two Starks under assumed identities this week as Ivan and Red continue their book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it’s Arya II and Alayne I (AKA Sansa II) from A Feast for Crows. Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here.

Direct download: 2017-05-01_BGaS_Episode_251_FD17.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:40am PST

Never have Ivan and Red been more informed on a topic than rich white women in Monterey. It’s time to talk murder, mothering, and merlot with HBO’s Big Little Lies.

Direct download: 2017-04-10_BGaS_Episode_248_WYSBW_Big_Little_Lies.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 2:58pm PST

A period piece about Russian intelligence?! How 1980s and not related to the present at all! Ivan and Red are just The Americans to let you know about FX’s The Americans.

Direct download: 2017-04-02_BGaS_Episode_247_WYSBW_The_Americans.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 2:15pm PST

Three weeks, three book club episodes. This week Ivan and Red cover Cersei IV (AFfC 18) and Davos III (ADwD 20). Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here  and here. We have some real questions about some of these Red Wedding conspiracy theories.

Direct download: 2017-03-27_BGaS_Episode_246_FD14.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:59pm PST

After last week's viewing of the oft recommended Vikings went well, Ivan & Red check out the second longest requested show, Black Sails.

Direct download: 2017-03-06_BGaS_Episode_243_WYSBW_Black_Sails.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 1:51pm PST

The Bannermen have been recommending the History Channel's Vikings since what feels like the 8th century, and Ivan & Red finally get on board and discover that it's the purest Methodone for Game of Thrones on the market.

This episode is sponsored by Audible! Support the show and get a free audiobook with a 30 day trial at www.audible.com/BGS

Direct download: 2017-02-27_BGaS_Episode_242_WYSBW_Vikings.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:22pm PST

 

Ivan clearly has something on Red as they cover a comic adaptation for the second time in a row, this time it's the Archie Comics slash Twin Peaks homage, Riverdale.

This episode is sponsored by Audible! Support the show and get a free audiobook with a 30 day trial at www.audible.com/BGS

 

Direct download: 2017-02-20_BGaS_Episode_241_WYSBW_Riverdale.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 1:00am PST

After Ivan's terrible Super Bowl pics leave Red deeply in debt, he was too weak to prevent Ivan from picking FX's Legion for this week's BGaS. If that's not enough comic book talk, check out the Patreon only episode covering Suicide Squad.

Direct download: 2017-02-13_BGaS_Episode_240_WYSBW_Legion.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 1:20pm PST