Friday, August 30, 2013

A Closer Look at "Whodunnit" with Kam Perez

During its inaugural run this summer, "Whodunnit" proved to be the smartest and most captivating game in recent reality TV memory. Today we're pleased to be joined by defender of the homeland and ABC's newest quarter-millionaire, Kam Perez, to talk about his time spent sleuthing, politicking, and ultimately winning the game. In this episode he walks us through everything from his near-miss casting experience, how he adjusted his strategy as events transpired, what ultimately made #TeamKam an unstoppable force, all the way to slapping the golden handcuffs onto the Killer Queen $250,000 richer.

What initially sparked the Kam versus Geno dynamic and how palpable was that tension in real time? Why didn't he ever suspect Cris or Lindsey to be the killer until they were the last ones standing? How did his real life knowledge and experience impact his investigations and political tactics? And why does he share Dom's ire for immortal mountain lions? Find out when you listen to this episode on the player below, find the direct link here, or find us on iTunes here

Kam's Reddit AMA

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Breaking Bad: S05E09-10

Breaking Bad made its long-awaited return to our screens two weeks ago, and the start of this final stretch has lived up to the hype. We discuss all the action from 5-09 and 5-10, use our historically unreliable powers of deduction to make predictions for the next few episodes, and explore the wider issues raised by Anna Gunn this week surrounding the show and its fandom. Listen here or on iTunes here.

Sepinwall: 5-09, 5-10
Anna Gunn's NYT piece

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Whodunnit: Discussing Episodes 7/8 + Finale Predictions with Jay Fischer

Freeing us from the shackles of the seasonal reality TV Grodnopoly, "Whodunnit" has proven to be a breakout star within the genre and today we're back to discuss the two most recent episodes, joined once again by our go-to guy for all things campy murder, Jay Fischer.

Was RonDawg's theory legitimate or was he just... monkeying around? Was Kam's knowledge of ricin designed by production or was it just a.... bad break... for the others? Was Lindsey's lack of familiarity with liquid nitrogen truthful or was it.... engineered? And what kind of beauty queens and flight attendants just so happen to also be ace detectives?

All of that as well as our predictions for this Sunday's final episode when you listen on the player below, find the direct link here, or find us on iTunes here.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

BB15: The Haters' Guide to Weeks 4, 5, and 6

In loving memory of the bear shirt (2013-2013).

Against our better judgement, we summoned up the motivation to talk about the last few weeks of a lackluster season of a show bearing a slight resemblance to Big Brother. With the gameplay tainted and cautious and the tone as low as it can be, there's more material for angry rants than for thoughtful analysis this season. Nevertheless, we managed to spend two hours talking about the events of the past few weeks and looking forward ahead to what will hopefully be a semi-normal game for the remainder of the season. Did Judd have America or himself to blame for his blindside? Who will and should be the first to strike in the inevitable Helen-Amanda showdown? How are this season's power players approaching the 'game within a game' of winning the hearts of America and production? And will any of these people learn to keep their mouths shut?

This and more on this week's episode, available below, here, or on iTunes here.

The Amanda insensitivity supercut
Ian Terry's take on the Spencer controversy

Friday, August 9, 2013

Breaking Bad: Season 5 Analysis (Repost)

When over-analyzing television is at the door, we are the ones who knock, and if you think we'll be covering the final season of "Breaking Bad," you're god damn right. With the last eight episodes beginning in less than three days, catch up on all of our previous analysis using the links below: