• 10. Bonus: Season 1 Reflections

    In the post-season glow, we chat about second readings, favorite episodes, less favorite episodes, and a few recommended works.

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    25m | Aug 21, 2021
  • 9. The Young Pope

    We close the season by meeting The Young Pope (2016), a TV drama with a season’s worth of pomp, subversion, and adults growing up in the Vatican. Edwin loves the show and the show loves back. Jonas admires the craftsmanship with a skeptical thematic eye. Sara shares notes on the music and avoids aspirating her Ts.

    CW // abuse of minors, substance abuse, suicide, murder, death

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    1h 34m | Aug 21, 2021
  • 8. channel ORANGE

    We flip through the TV stations in Frank Ocean’s mind through his album, channel Orange (2012). Jonas emcees this track-by-track post-listening party with his Intro to Music Theory textbook in hand. Edwin wrestles with music as a medium. Sara vibes and throws down a potpourri of readings.

    CW // substance abuse, addiction, sexual themes, death

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    1h 38m | Aug 14, 2021
  • 7. Sorry to Bother You

    We do our online civic duty and share Sorry to Bother You (2018), another black comedy with extra satire and bonus style points. Sara recounts a billionaire’s party. Edwin reminisces about a theater full of white people. Jonas talks media and can’t hold all these little details.

    CW // drug use

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    1h 13m | Aug 14, 2021
  • 6. Journey

    We Journey across the desert (2012), reflecting on this classic video game’s feel-good themes and elegant simplicity. Edwin sings the high praises after two play-throughs. Jonas homilizes on the game’s spirituality. Sara wears her white robe and moderates.

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    57m | Jun 21, 2021
  • 5. Ping Pong the Animation

    We go to Japan via the anime wonder, Ping Pong the Animation (2014). Edwin dotes on one of his favorite shows and its self-affirming philosophy. Sara digs the bold and brash artistic style. Jonas likes the show, but is still learning to love the show.

    CW // suicide

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    1h 30m | Jun 21, 2021
  • 4. Manchester by the Sea

    We revisit Manchester by the Sea (2016) for a tour-de-force in tragedy. Sara takes the helm, dwelling on New England and New England men. Jonas talks about camerawork and earns his dramatic reading badge. Edwin sits back for a bit and then drops a hot synthesis on mourning and memory.

    CW // death, suicide attempt, the big sad

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    1h 4m | Jun 21, 2021
  • 3. The Last of Us

    We break out the joysticks and clench as we survive the post-apocalypse in The Last of Us (2013). Edwin hails its weaving of characters, gameplay, and tension. Sara contemplates killing and feeling bad about it. Jonas harps on moral ambiguity and *checks notes* animals.

    CW // violence, murder, suicide

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    1h 23m | Jun 21, 2021
  • 2. The Lobster

    We go on holiday at the dystopic love-hotel from The Lobster (2015). Jonas suggested the trip and is tickled by the absurdity. Sara is horrified, when not frustrated, when not amused. Edwin can’t stand the deadpan, but finds meaning in a Star Wars analogy.

    CW // violence, murder, attempted suicide

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    59m | Jun 21, 2021
  • 1. The Death of Stalin

    A grand film for our grand debut, The Death of Stalin (2017) toes the line between hilarity and horror. We cross-examine the cast of churlish characters in the Soviet politburo, laughing cautiously from a safe distance. Edwin leads the round-up. Sara tries to decide what’s funny. Jonas revels in the gray area.

    CW // violence, murder, abuse of minors

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    56m | Jun 21, 2021
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