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October 16, 2019
Jim and A.Ron discuss the latest happenings in The Deuce.  Candi has the most complicated story of all, where she has to confront her relationships with the men in her life. Paul handles the aftermath of Tod. Bobby and Dr. Francis try to make a deal. Lori learns how many fucks that she has left in her. Big Dr. Mike makes a revelation. Margaret comes home to prove A.Ron right, yet again. They also consider a bit of feedback. Join the discussion: Email | Forums Follow us: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 15, 2019
Ideas are coming at you every day from all directions. How can you process it all? You can start with The Next Big Idea. Host Rufus Griscom and legendary thought leaders Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Dan Pink, and Susan Cain, will be your personal “idea” curators. Open your mind and get ready for something big, because the right idea--at the right moment--has the power to transform your life. Listen now on SHOW LINK wondery.fm/TNBIBaldTV Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 9, 2019
This episode of The Deuce has re-surfaced a lot of difficult feelings for Jim and A.Ron. Paul meets Tod's parents and it has us thinking about our own parents, beliefs, and mortality.  Jim made an accurate prediction about Frankie's home movie, but it's still a touching family moment.  Eileen also confronts her idea of family and support.  Lori is on her own while Greg does "his own thing".  There is plenty of damage to be had all around. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 2, 2019
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October 1, 2019
For most of his life, Jeffrey Epstein was a mystery-- who he was, how he made his money, and how he got away with horrific crimes for so many years. The Mysterious Mr. Epstein explores how Epstein was able to use his wealth to buy status and credibility, to buy power, and ultimately to buy himself freedom from justice. From the network that brought you Dirty John. Listen now at Wondery.fm/baldtvpod. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 25, 2019
Jim and A.Ron discuss the latest episode of The Deuce, ‘Normal is a Lie’. The women of The Deuce are fighting for rights to their own money and choices about their own body.  The men of The Deuce, (or Deucey’s as A.Ron calls them) are are either pushing boundaries and taking advantage, or too stupid to know any better.  We assume that everyone, including anyone who looks completely healthy, is dying of AIDS.  They also consider if the police really have the neighborhood’s best interests in mind.If you have any feedback you’d like for us to consider, send it in to tv@baldmove.com!Leave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion:  Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 25, 2019
Jim and A.Ron discuss the latest episode of The Deuce, ‘Normal is a Lie’. The women of The Deuce are fighting for rights to their own money and choices about their own body.  The men of The Deuce, (or Deucey’s as A.Ron calls them) are are either pushing boundaries and taking advantage, or too stupid to know any better.  We assume that everyone, including anyone who looks completely healthy, is dying of AIDS.  They also consider if the police really have the neighborhood’s best interests in mind.If you have any feedback you’d like for us to consider, send it in to tv@baldmove.com!Leave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion:  Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 18, 2019
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September 18, 2019
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!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 16, 2019
From Wondery and The Athletic, The Lead is the first daily sports podcast that will bring you one big story each day from The Athletic's all-star team of local and national sports reporters. Subscribe now to hear new episodes each weekday morning: http://wondery.fm/TheLeadBTLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 11, 2019
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!This podcast is sponsored by Keeps! If you’re a man ready to take action to prevent your hair loss, go to keeps.com/baldmove to receive your first month of treatment for free!Support Bald Move: Club Bald MoveLeave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion:  Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 6, 2019
What is it like to be famous before you’re famous? What is it like to walk in the shoes of another person? Each episode of Imagined Life takes you on an immersive journey into the life of a world-famous person. It’ll be someone you may think you know, even admire -- or maybe the opposite. You’ll get clues to your identity along the way. But only in the final moments will you find out who “you” really are. So sit back, let go, and -- imagine your life, with our hosts, Oscar nominated Virginia Madsen and celebrated voice actor Robbie Daymond. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John. Listen now at wondery.fm/baldtv.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 30, 2019
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).Support Bald Move: Club Bald MoveLeave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion:  Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 30, 2019
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).Support Bald Move: Club Bald MoveLeave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion:  Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 23, 2019
Jim, A.Ron, and Cecily all talk about HBO's newest comedy series, The Righteous Gemstones, created by and starring Danny McBride (00:00:00). Then we discuss cord-cutting with tech journalist Jared Newman who runs Cord-Cutter Confidential (00:19:00). Finally, we wrap up with a discussion of the first four episodes of Amazon's The Boys (00:40:39)!Support Bald Move: Club Bald MoveLeave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion:  Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 21, 2019
Harlots continues it's back-half swoon as things continue to not make much sense, and we're left with too few characters we genuinely care about. Sure, Lady Fitz's impulsive kiss of Nancy was exciting, but there are two many things happening because of happenstance, chance encounters, and nothing really feels like it has consequences. There is one more week for Harlots to right it's ship, but Cecily and I fear we're once again the undertakers of Bald Move. D:Support Bald Move: Club Bald MoveLeave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion:  Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 21, 2019
Harlots continues it's back-half swoon as things continue to not make much sense, and we're left with too few characters we genuinely care about. Sure, Lady Fitz's impulsive kiss of Nancy was exciting, but there are two many things happening because of happenstance, chance encounters, and nothing really feels like it has consequences. There is one more week for Harlots to right it's ship, but Cecily and I fear we're once again the undertakers of Bald Move. D:Support Bald Move: Club Bald MoveLeave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion:  Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 14, 2019
Margaret Wells leaves miles of burning human wreckage in her wake as she leaves the British Isles once more. We're hoping Lucy can right her personal ship with the advice and support of Pa North, but as eleventy million people have remarked this season, her neck seems destined for the noose, and the situation with her investment in the molly house isn't getting any less complex or fraught with peril. Things are looking so grim, Cecily and I are starting to wonder, are they wrapping up Harlots?!Support Bald Move: Club Bald MoveLeave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion:  Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 9, 2019
We've seen the first 3 episodes of The Terror: Infamy, the latest in the anthology from AMC and we're ready to give our initial impressions. Also, we invite producer of our new show Pickle Me This: A Rick and Morty Podcast and TV business writer for New York Post's DECIDER, Scott Porch, on the show to discuss Disney's announcement of the bundle price for their package of online streaming services.You can find out more about Scott and his work over at his website.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 8, 2019
A.Ron and Cecily converse about another crazy episode of Hulu's Harlots. Isaac gets pinched, Kate gets her second chance to make a first impression, Quigley is still getting the hang on this whole "loving people" deal, and Margaret does what Margaret does best; try to get herself and her loved ones killed in complicated revenge schemes!This podcast is sponsored by Away, offering first class luggage at a coach price. For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/baldmove and use promo code BALDMOVE during checkout!Support Bald Move:  Club Bald MoveLeave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion:  Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 1, 2019
Cecily and A.Ron are back to discuss episode of Hulu's Harlots!Support Bald Move: Club Bald MoveLeave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion:  Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 26, 2019
SDCC came and went like the multi-billion dollar enterprise that it is, flooding our humble tubes with trailer upon trailer of new and returning television series, and we're here to talk about them ALL! (00:00:00) Then we discuss the new Amazon Prime Video series that tugs on Superman's cape; The Boys (00:40:36). Finally, we say a fond adios to Los Espookys (00:49:46). Can't wait to see what spooks you get up to next season! Support Bald Move: Club Bald MoveLeave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion:  Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 25, 2019
Cecily and A.Ron are back to mourn the loss of a pillar in the Harlots community. What an episode! We were having so much fun, on the edge of our seats, giggling over our muff pistols, eagerly anticipating what a flustercuck the boxing match at Lady Fitz' palace was shaping up to be, and then Harlots crossovered with Game of Thrones, and we're not talking in terms of Theon Greyjoy. It will be interesting to see how the characters will weather the loss, or the show itself for that matter. We have faith in Ms. Newman and Buffini, but we're still reeling from the gut punch they hit us with. Come back next week as no doubt team Wells-North burns down London in some insane revenge plot!Support Bald Move: Club Bald MoveLeave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion:  Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 19, 2019
Welcome back to another edition of Bald Move TV! This week, we talk about Netflix's recent announcements that their Q2 numbers were looking soft in the US and around the globe (00:00:00), talk some details about HBO's new HBO MAX streaming service (00:20:39), before finally talking about David Harbour's new project, Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein (00:31:49). Support Bald Move: Club Bald MoveLeave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion:  Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 18, 2019
Aron and Cecily are back to dish on Hulu's Harlots! Charlotte and Lady Fitz team up to pinch the Pinchers, Lady Quigley and Miss Bottomley are Straight Outta Bedlam, while Elizabeth, Fredo, and Lucy dress to the nines to establish their molly house. Also, Pa North is back, but Mama Wells remains unaccounted for. Perhaps the Pinchers' upcoming real estate deal in America will bring her back into play? If you have ideas on any of these topics or have inside info on the proper care and use of a lambskin, drop us a line using the links below!Support Bald Move: Club Bald MoveLeave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion:  Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 12, 2019
Jim, A.Ron and Cecily ponder the future of Apple TV, before entering the weird and wonderful world of HBO's new comedy series, Los Espookys (00:20:40).This episode is sponsored by Keeps! If you suffer from hair loss, Keepscan get you the help you need when you need it. For a limited time, you can receive your first month of treatment free, by visiting Keeps.com/BALDMOVE! Support Bald Move: Club Bald MoveLeave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion:  Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 12, 2019
A.Ron and Cecily are here to peddle podcasts for Hulu's very lush, very fun, Harlots, back now for it's third tawdry season. We run down all of our favorite characters and their positions and predicaments. How will Charlotte (Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown-Findlay) defend her burning bawdy house from the rash advances of London's latest pimp Isaac Pincher, played by the always punchable face of Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones Theon Greyjoy)? How will high society deal with Lady Fitz' (Liv Tyler) embrace of her sordid past? And will Lucy's dabbling in the molly boy trade put her neck in the noose? We'll find out in the weeks ahead!Support Bald Move: Club Bald MoveLeave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion:  Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 5, 2019
We're doing something new on BMTV this week; talking about industry news! Netflix swears they have no plans for adding commercials to their service at any subscription level, while advertising execs say they're going to have to. Then we talk about HBO's odd little short musical by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson and musician Thom Yorke, "Anima".Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 28, 2019
We discuss Russell T. Davies' latest creation, Years & Years, as well as Legion's third and final season. Support Bald Move: Club Bald MoveLeave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion:  Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 21, 2019
Jim, A.Ron, and Cecily are back to round up television for the week! We run silent and run deep on Hulu's new WW2 submarine drama, Das Boot (00:01:34) before viewing the Brazilian political documentary Edge of Democracy (00:14:17), before Cecily pitches Netflix's Dark to us (00:32:31), and finally Cecily and I talk briefly about our feelings on NBC's The Good Place (00:46:23).This podcast is sponsored by Away – thoughtful luggage for modern travel. For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/baldmove and use promo code baldmove duringcheckout!Support Bald Move: Club Bald MoveLeave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion:  Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 14, 2019
Jim, A.Ron and Cecily put season five of Netflix's Black Mirror to bed as we talk about the final episode, "Rachel, Jack and Ashlee Too". Then we check out the latest products of Netflix's global reach, the supernatural high school fantasy of Jinn (00:10:59), as well as the Indian dystopia of Leila (00:19:03). Finally, we look at the new HBO documentary, "Ice on Fire" (00:31:47), and consider some small "c" conservative talking points and counters to the film. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 13, 2019
To celebrate our recent passing the big 50 millionth podcast downloaded milestone, we take to the mics to answer all the burningest questions our loyal listeners have for us. Our past, Bald Move's future, our opinions on everything, who we'd cast in movies about ourselves. Thanks to everyone who's ever downloaded a pod and for all the love and support! See you at 100 million!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 7, 2019
Jim, A.Ron, and Cecily talk about the latest things that have flashed before their eyes. This week's topics include the new sci-fi thriller from Netflix, I Am Mother (00:00:00), as well as the belated season five of Black Mirror (00:19:24), before wrapping up the stellar first season of Good Omens (00:42:36) and briefly discussing our lack of coverage for The Handmaid's Tale (00:57:40). If you want to take a gander at the Lunch content I mentioned in our Club promo, you can find it all here!If you want to look your Bald Move best for Pride this month, you can buy some snazzy shirts and other merch right here. 100% of the profits will go to benefit The Trevor Project. Support Bald Move:  Club Bald MoveLeave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion:  Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 5, 2019
The final episode of HBO's Chernobyl, "Vichnaya Pamyat" derives it's title from the traditional prayer said at the end of an Eastern Orthadox funeral; "memory eternal". Our hope is that everyone who has watched this and will watch this in the years to come takes to heart this encomium, that we need to remember the cost of lies, the cost of taking our eye off our institutions and systems we setup to keep us safe and prosperous, because if you fail to do so the cost only becomes more dear. Thanks for watching along with us, we've loved having you all along for the experience.Final recommendations for more reading and watching from our fellow fans; this site has more information about the fate of dogs left in the Exclusion Zone, and it's not all bad news! Apparently some dogs have recovered and are healthy enough to be adopted! There are also two YouTube videos by Veritasium, "The Most Radioactive Place on Earth", and "A Walk Around Chernobyl". Leave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion:  Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 3, 2019
Jim and I have come to Deadwood at long last, to behold it in movie form. We've seen differing amounts, but we have a lot of esteem for David Milch's western epic, and we thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent this week at the old camp. We talk about our experiences with the show, how Justified informs our thoughts on Deadwood and vice versa, Milch's thoughts on mortality, and how amazingly the movie gave equal closure and tribute to it's legion of incredible characters.  Support Bald Move:  Club Bald MoveLeave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion:  Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2019
Jim, A.Ron and Cecily team up to take on the end of the world as envisioned by Amazon Prime's Good Omens. Adapted from the novel of the same name by co-author Neil Gaiman himself, it offers a warm, funny, and human take on the Apocalypse, focusing on the unlikely friendship between a demon (David Tennant) and an angel (Michael Sheen) who have decided they like Earth like it is, thankyouverymuch, and team up to keep it that way. Then, Cecily and A.Ron talk about their thoughts on the conclusion of the sophomore season of HBO's Barry(00:26:45).Leave Us A Review on Apple PodcastsJoin the discussion: Email  |  Forums  |  Facebook  |  TwitterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2019
Hello, comrades! It's time once again to descend into the man-made hell of Chernobyl, now with 100% more puppy-murder! The deep irony of the episode's title, "The Happiness of All Mankind", underscores the misery of the people who were forced to evacuate, the soul and body destroying heroism of the soldiers and engineers doing the work that must be done, as well as the predicament of the people that have to decide between their principles and ethics and disobeying a political structure that can not only take your career and your life from you, but those of your friends and families. As we close the books on the immediate disaster mitigation and clean up, we look forward to what justice we can get for the victims and the world itself as we deal next week with the judicial and political fallout of Chernobyl.We got a lot of informed and professional feedback on the many questions we've been wrestling with on this podcast, but we were provided two documents in particular you might find interesting. First, a paper on how the "Iron Law of Oligarchy" applies even to democratic and open structures such as Wikipedia. Second, a specific example of the tyranny of Wikipedians in the form of a misguided-grammar Nazi. You may also be interested to read an analysis of the relative risks of nuclear power vs coal power from the The Lancetthat I mentioned in the podcast. Support Bald Move: Club Bald MoveLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2019
Me, Cecily and Jim have some recommendations and thoughts for your weekend viewing! We rave about the nearly flawless two seasons of Fleabag we just saw on Amazon Prime (00:00:00), Jim gives a bit of a preview for Netflix's new dramedy Dead to Me (00:00:00), starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, and then... we get to our review of The Perfection (00:00:00). This is a movie that Jim walked out on. Twice. Yet people are loving this film. What gives? Cecily and me try to defend the film on it's merits, but the truth is it's a hot mess of a film that tries to get away with a lot it probably shouldn't be trying, and you're either up to seeing it or you're not. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2019
Jim and I have seen episode three of HBO's Chernobyl series, "Open Wide, O Earth", and are shaken by the graphic depiction of the Chernobyl first responders' last days. We get to see the horror from multiple perspectives, the victims themselves, the and the friends and family who struggle to cope with this strange manner of death and the danger it poses to them. Meanwhile as the Soviets manage to contain and stop the fire, we gear up for the long war ahead; to fully contain the death and destruction of Chernobyl it will require 750k lives and three years of sacrifice. Will they be up for the challenge? And will they solve the mystery of the reactor's destruction, so that it might never happen again? All this plus some light discussion on the relative merits of free market capitalism vs centrally planned economies in feedback. You know, kids stuff. Support Bald Move:  Club Bald MoveLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2019
Jim, A.Ron and Cecily discuss their thoughts on the latest offerings from the gods of television.Catch-22 (00:00:00) - a new dark comedy/drama from Hulu based on the novel of the same name.Fleabag (00:22:50) - returning for it's second season for Amazon is this extremely funny off-beat comedy about a woman trying to get her life together starring the crazy talented Phoebe Waller-Bridge.Muhammad Ali: What's My Name (00:34.59) - a new sports documentary from HBO, about the famed boxer's life in and out of the ring with an emphasis on his civil rights and humanitarian work. Support Bald Move:  Club Bald MoveLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2019
Jim and I strap on our lead shielding and check our dosimeters before doing a deep dive into the second installment of Chernobyl, the HBO miniseries about the doomed nuclear facility. In "Please Remain Calm", the stakes increase as the lives of over 60 million Europeans are threatened by the crisis, and decisions are made that will lead to the deaths of individuals to potentially save millions.Some further reading / viewing material submitted by the Bald Move audience:Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana AlexievichChernobyl HeartChernobyl. 1986.04.26 P.S.Chernobyl. 3828PBS  American Experience documentary “Command and Control”“Command and Control” by Eric Schlosser Support Bald Move:  Club Bald MoveLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2019
Jim, Cecily, and A.Ron have a round table discussion about the new Watchmen trailer from HBO, the latest micro-comedy from Sundance, State of the Union, an update on Netflix's Tuca and Bertie,and Cecily and A.Ron pitch Hulu's Harlots to Jim. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 8, 2019
Chernobyl is already one of the most fascinating and relevant disaster movies I can think of, and we're only one episode into it's five episode run. "1:23:45" does a great job of introducing us to the men and women that will be affected by the nuclear power plant's explosion, sets up the political dysfunction that will impede the increasingly desperate and heroic attempts to contain the environmental catastrophe, and visually and audibly highlight the dangerous, hellish conditions the rescue workers and plant technicians were forced to confront. Is the Chernobyl disaster a uniquely Soviet phenomenon? Could something like this happen in the West? And what lessons about a pervasive culture of lying and misinformation can we apply to our lives today? We hash out these questions and much more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 3, 2019
We've got the whole crew together today, forming up like a TV-reviewing (and definitely the least rad) Voltron to tackle yet another Netflix original about piece about Ted Bundy, a powerful documentary on the fight to give power back to the people, a modern animated tale of the ups and downs of relationships and the final verdict on season two of American Gods. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile - 00:00:59Knock Down the House - 00:30:13Tuca & Bertie - 00:40:50American Gods - 00:48:11Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 26, 2019
We have a buffet of TV offerings this week, including two documentaries (one about the history of marijuana in America and the other on the future of employment in the face of robotics and AI), one amazing concert experience, and one micro-comedy about BDSM and sex-work. Join our round table featuring Jim, A.Ron and Cecily as we discuss!Grass is Greener - 00:00:00Bonding - 00:14:35Homecoming - 00:23:42The Future of Work - 00:28:54Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 19, 2019
Jim, Cecily and A.Ron are here for a round table on Hulu's new comedy, Ramy, and the latest two episode of Starz, American Gods. We all found Ramy to be really funny as well as insightful, and if you've had to struggle with your religious identity with a strict upbringing (cough, cough) we're sure you'll relate to the material. And then, there's American Gods, which is all over the place, as Gods are wont to do.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 12, 2019
Jim and I talk about our initial thoughts on Netflix's new shows; Black Summer, Special, and You vs. Wild.  We ponder the age old question, what's harder to kill, the zombie genre or Bear Grylls?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 3, 2019
Jim and A.Ron discuss their thoughts and feelings about the season opener for HBO's hilarious and thought-provoking Barry, then Cecily swings by the studio to talk American Gods (00:31:07) episode "The Greatest Story Ever Told".Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 27, 2019
A.Ron and Cecily are back and catching up on season two of Starz American Gods! We're definitely seeing some of the weaknesses the critics and some disgruntled fans have been complaining about in isolated scenes; the road trip with Wednesday and Nancy being a particularly glaring example. But overall, we're still in love with the world, style, and characters being established here. We discuss hot topics from the past two weeks before getting to your feedback!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 15, 2019
Jim and A.Ron give some brief thoughts on the brief episodes of Netflix's new gonzo animated anthology, Love, Death, and Robots, before beginning deliberations on HBO's new documentary, The Case Against Adnan Syed.  We'll be off on vacation all next week! See you when we return!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 13, 2019
Cecily and A.Ron take over Bald Move TV to talk about the new season of Stars American Gods. While we have previously discussed the show in passing, we'll be taking longer looks at it this season, beginning with this premiere episode, "House on the Rock". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 8, 2019
Jim and I cover two semi-related topics, the horror genre take on #metoo that is Hulu's Into the Dark: Treehouse, as well as the documentary on Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland that paints a compelling, credible, and disturbing picture of the pop superstar. It's also an excellent primer on understanding and preventing child abuse, which every parent or potential parent should watch.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 1, 2019
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February 22, 2019
Jim and A.Ron watched a near record amount of television this week! We finished The Umbrella Economy and Lorena, as well as offering first looks at the third season of Documentary Now and the new Prime Original, This Giant Beast that is the Global Economy. Buckle in, this is a mega round up with lots of deep dives into political and economic topics!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 15, 2019
We've seen The Umbrella Academy and Lorena, Netflix and Amazon originals respectively. The Umbrella Academy is a smart, fun take on the X-Men universe with some Noah Hawley DNA mixed in. Lorena is a four part documentary examining the 1993 dismembering case of Lorena Bobbitt. While the case is no doubt interesting and probably a big landmark in the struggle for equality of the sexes, we're not sure this production is doing a great job of raising these issues or presenting the facts in a straightforwaLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 6, 2019
We look at Netflix's new Russian Doll. It offers a funny, inventive, and interesting take on the human condition, what being happy and connectedness means, and what obligations we have to our fellow humans around us. At less than 4 hours, we both feel like it's worth just about everyone's time to check out. We also circle back around to Black Earth Rising, which is still phenomenally interesting at its core, but can't decide which of a million sub-plots it wants to focus on and remains a jumbled mess. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 31, 2019
Jim and A.Ron give their thoughts and opinions on the entire first season of Netflix's Korean medieval zombie series, Kingdom, as well as the first two episodes of Black Earth Rising.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 30, 2019
Welcome to the fifth annual Baldies Awards, the most prestigious Cincinnati-based podcast fake awards show on the planet, where we honor the outstanding achievements in film, television, and Bald Move podcasting for the year! This is the main event, the 2017 Baldies Awards Ceremony proper. Once again we don our most formal t-shirts to hand out the Baldie gold to those deserving. Who takes home the top prize for Drama and Actor? There is sure to be fun and controversy along the way!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 30, 2019
Unlike many other, actual awards shows that are taken seriously by the industry, we're not content to merely rip open some envelopes and throw some confetti and that's that. Oh, no. We sweat the details and record audio and video of all the debates Jim and I have had to arrive at the winners. If you disagree with our rankings and ratings, this is the info that will hopefully explain where and why we disagree! Topics in this episode include Best Debut / Pilot, Return to Form and Best Drama...Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 25, 2019
Jim and I haven't finished The Punisher season 2 yet, but we've seen enough to tap out. The Punisher has the chief sin of these Marvel/Netflix collaborations; a bloated 13 episodes, and adds to it ludicrous character details and plot-points until this grimdark ultra-violent fantasy pushes through the drama boundary and hits unintentional comedy.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 23, 2019
Netflix and Hulu had dueling documentaries on Fyre festival. With slightly different focuses, the documentaries broadly outline how founder Billy McFarland built several ponzi schemes on the idea of selling a fictionalized "baller" lifestyle to young, naive, rich people and took them for a ride. We discuss influencing, the morality of excess, and engage in the kind of barely contained glee at seeing narcissists fall from grace that you'd expect in this discussion of all things Fyre.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 18, 2019
We take a look at the first few episodes of seasons two of both Netflix's The Punisher as well as CBS's Star Trek: Discovery!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 11, 2019
Jim and A.Ron have explored the latest Black Mirror mindf$#%, Bandersnatch. Essentially a choose your own adventure book turned into an interactive Netflix app, Bandersnatch periodically pauses to ask you how the narrative should proceed as you attempt to guide a troubled young 1980's programmer on the cusp of creating an acclaimed video game of the same name. With branching storylines that can have outcomes that can be mundane, psychotic, or extremely meta, we ask if this is the future of television?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 26, 2018
The Romanoffs arrives at the finish line in "The One That Holds Everything". If you were hoping that this would be the one that brings into focus Weiner's thesis for The Romanoffs, you'll probably be disappointed. An ambitious story framing device that doesn't quite work leads to a surprise ending that doesn't feel earned, and we're left at the end of it all confused and asking "why?" What is so fascinating about the Romanovs that justifies the time and expense that went into making this, or watching it?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 19, 2018
This, by our estimation, is the second best episode of The Romanoffs, but that's not saying much about "End of the Line". It features fairly engaging material involving a couple desperate to have a child engaging in grey-market adoption shenanigans in Russia, and the man and woman in question are appealing and sympathetic as leads. The script also approaches "crackling" in places, as these potential parents fight over how far they're willing to go and what compromises they'll accept for their child.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 12, 2018
Jim and A.Ron think this latest episode of Amazon's The Romanoffs, "Panorama" is a mess. At best, it's a mildly interesting yet gorgeous travelogue for Mexico City. At worst, it's a poorly, written, directed, acted, and edited mess that has no idea what it wants to say, and is unable to grasp any of the subjects it reaches for. The only thing that kind of works is the relationship between the two ridiculously photogenic protagonists, but they are also the least interesting of the premises.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 6, 2018
The Deuce wrapped up it's 2nd season in style, with "Inside the Pretend". Simon and Pelecanos did an admirable job putting all their players in position to make the jump to the 80's. The pimps seem on the wane, the porn industry is still waxing, but the men and women of the industry don't seem to be enjoying their ascent as much as it would have seemed at this season's outset. It's hard to have a sunny outlook when people you care about wind up dead; that goes double when you're the one doing the killing.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 5, 2018
The fifth episode of Amazon's The Romanoffs has something to say, but we're not sure what it is, if it's worth saying, and if Matthew Weiner is the right spokesperson for the message, which seems to be; the worst thing you can be accused of is accusing somebody else of something they didn't do. Regardless of how we felt about the themes at play, the presentation left a lot to be desired as well, featuring clunky dialog and either stagey acting and/or bizarre editing choices or both.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 30, 2018
Jim and A.Ron are here to gush about the penultimate episode of this season's The Deuce, "Nobody Has to Get Hurt". Of course, that means that someone will have to. The person who gets the hammer felt shocking and also inevitable in hindsight. There's a lot of story left to unfold, the question now is how much resolution will we get and how much will be irrelevant once the show fast forwards to the 80's. We consider Eileen's career trajectory, Frankie tempting fate, the fall of House Pimp, and much more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 29, 2018
Jim and A.Ron have a split decision on the forth episode of Amazon's The Romanoffs, "Expectations". A.Ron found it pointless and borderline unwatchable, where Jim was drawn into the human element of Amanda Peet's Julia struggling to deal with a secret that has been weighing on her conscience for 20 years. Regardless, the episode does feature engaging performances from very likable stars (the previously mentioned Peet, and John Slattery). What did you think? Tell us using the contact info below!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 23, 2018
Jim and I checked out the latest episode of HBO's The Deuce, "The Feminism Part", and boy, just a lot happened. There's mob money, murder, attempted murder, betrayals, breakups, Bobby's kid lost his virginity! The stakes can be as low as Vince losing himself for a few days tending bar in sleepy Vermont towns, or as high as a dead prostitute washing up and into Detective Alston's case load. That's life on The Deuce. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 22, 2018
Jim and I watched an unexpectedly spooky episode of Matthew Weiner's The Romanoffs, "House of Special Purpose". It's a tale that asks us whether we believe in ghosts or if one or perhaps more people are actually losing their minds. Does the spell work, and what is Weiner saying about coercive / abusive directors and set environments? Despite the super serious subject matter, we also find time to pitch a sequel to Twister, somehow, because of Paul Riser? Perhaps it is us losing our minds after all.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 16, 2018
A.Ron and Jim blow all the doors down on the latest episode of HBO's The Deuce, "We're All Beasts". It provokes a lot of meta discussion about progressive politics, America's long lost battle against vice, and offensive analogies. We also talk about Eileen's guerrilla film-making campaign for what looks to be the very watchable Red Hot. Finally, A.Ron reacts to a 70s-era porno! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 15, 2018
It's been three years since Don Draper 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?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 9, 2018
Jim and A.Ron go cruising for the latest episode, "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 also see members of the gay community step out of the shadows and emerge as people, basically. And Vincent is confronted by his duality being converged.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 2, 2018
A.Ron and Jim are down to talk about the latest episode of HBO's The Deuce, "What Big Ideas". The Deuce drops another couple of bodies, which draws the increasing attention of the Public Morals Task Force. Unfortunately, that attention is incompetent, corrupt, or often both. Bobby and Vincent have trouble dealing with their involvement in the flesh trade, even as Abby and Dorothy beat the streets trying to organize and help their fellow women, often to little result.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 30, 2018
For the first time since The Young Pope, Jim and Cecily come together to record a podcast, this time on season 2 of Netflix's Ozark.  We talk about the many things we liked and the few things we didn't.  We also christen the deadliest road in all of the Ozarks, squeeze a baby for all of its juice, and find out just how much Cecily knows about poison.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 25, 2018
HBO's The Deuce moves out the LaLa land in the latest episode, "Seven-Fifty". The title reminds us that even people that we think of as "good" are capable of terrible exploitation in this world, a reminder that Simon and Pecalanos like to give us every 10 minutes or so. Lori gets her time to shine without her pimp clouding her view, Eileen makes some slight headway towards securing the budget for her high concept adult film, while the first shot is fired in a mob war for control over NYC's sex trade.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 18, 2018
A.Ron and Jim check out another funky episode of HBO’s The Deuce. Lori and Eileen’s careers heat up as the pimps are left out in the cold! Vincent gets nostalgic with Abby, while Paul and Bobby do their best to fight off rivals to their trades.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 13, 2018
We’re not upset with the people who like Castle Rock, as it’s charms are evident; it looks great, boasts an incredibly talented cast, and cribs from very highly regarded plots and material by genius of horror Steven King. Ultimately a show either grabs you or it doesn’t, and we flat out slipped through Castle Rock’s creepy grasp.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 11, 2018
Jim and A.Ron are happy to be back into the swinging 70’s with HBO’s The Deuce, with it’s return episode, “Our Raison D’être”. This time and setting are so colorful, fun, and alive that it’s easy to forget the layer of decay and menace that lurks just beneath each scene. Whether it’s pimps losing their grip on the game or mobsters that have grown fat and lazy from politicians looking the other way, there are a lot of dangerous people that could quickly decide that they are being squeezed ouLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 4, 2018
We’re back to finish up (?) our coverage of HBO’s Sharp Objects, and discuss our thoughts on Hulu’s Castle Rock through S01E08 (00:26:04). Next week we’ll be back to start our coverage of the second season of HBO’s The Deuce.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 28, 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed the experience of watching Sharp Objects these past few months. We found the finale to be of a piece with the whole. Maybe there weren’t satisfying answers to every single element or question raised by the series, but isn’t that the way life goes? We feel we got enough through Camille’s point of view to understand what motivated Adora and Amma, and liked that the show left some things ambiguous and open to interpretation. But what did everyone else think?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 21, 2018
Today we discuss the penultimate episode of HBO’s Sharp Objects, “Falling”, as well as our thoughts on the first six episodes of Hulu’s Castle Rock. Sharp was an especially wild hour, chock full of stomach churning child abuse and problematic sex scenes between damaged and self-destructive people, before promising a truly epic conclusion from the setup of a five way collision between Camille, Amma, Adora, Alan, and Chief Vickers. Will Detective Willis find his way into the middle of this perfect stoLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 20, 2018
Brian Strader is back to, as he says, “play ‘TV Show Dumpster Fire’ roulette.” Unfortunately we think he may have lost by betting on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. We were suitably impressed with the detail of the animations, certain aspects of world building, and the themes here and there. Unfortunately, other aspects of the world building struck us as silly, the translations on the version we watched were universally bad, and themes that were engaging have been made more engaging by lateLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 14, 2018
We’re back to talk HBO’s Sharp Objects and a preliminary spoiler-free discussion of Hulu’s spooky Castle Rock! Here are some time stamps to help you navigate the podcast… 00:00:52 – Castle Rock 00:12:18 – Sharp ObjectsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 7, 2018
Jim and A.Ron talk about another hard to watch but impossible to turn away from episode of HBO’s Sharp Objects, “Closer”. The town of Wind Gap celebrates what could charitably be called a a dark and regrettable moment from their past history, while Adora tortures her daughter Camille in ways that would make Ramsay Bolton blush. Not much is advanced in terms of the central murder mystery, but we get the sense that this show is about to take a big step off a deep, dark cliff that is this toxic town.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 31, 2018
Jim and A.Ron continue to focus on HBO’s Sharp Objects, with a deep dive on the fourth episode, “Ripe”. Of course, Adora is just The Worst, but we see hints that the crazy awfulness of her family didn’t start with her. Who knows how many generations of Wind Gap women have been caught in this cycle of rage and shame? Also, Camille and Willis get handsy, suspicion swirls around John Keane and Bob Nash, and Amma gets (probably) fake murdered by the end of the episode.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 23, 2018
This week’s episode of Sharp Objects, “Fix”, is rough to watch. Filled with painful encounters with family, self-harm, and suicide, it is bleak and yet remains engaging and thoughtful as the camera captures the horrific events without artifice or judgment. Amma appears far more at risk and overtly dangerous than we first anticipated, Adora is an absolute monster, and Camille is clearly in over her head with this situation that she isn’t emotionally prepared for.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 17, 2018
We’re back for more discussion of HBO’s miniseries, Sharp Objects, discussing the second episode, “Dirt”. But it turns out we can’t resist the siren call of discussing “all of television” as we do a deeper dive than is truly necessary on the 2018 Emmy nominations, as well as talk about the Stranger Things season 3 teaser that just dropped. We just can’t help ourselves! 00:00:00 – 2018 Emmy nominations 00:21:18 – Stranger Things season 3 00:24:53 – Sharp Objects episodeLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 10, 2018
Based on the novel by Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects features Amy Addams as a journalist who returns to the small town she grew up in to investigate a series of killings. Giving us strong True Detective vibes, the mystery is intriguing and the characters are vivid and well developed just one episode in. We’ll be back with weekly coverage of Sharp Objects, if you’d like to join the conversation, use the links below!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 1, 2018
Jim and A.Ron have seen AMC’s The Terror, the epic horror/historical drama set in the mid-nineteenth century that tries to answer the question of what went wrong during the doomed Franklin expedition to the arctic circle. These intrepid men were looking for a path through the sea ice that would open up speedier (and more profitable) trade to the new world and eastern markets, but instead they find themselves trapped in a frozen hell for years. Which will run out first? Their supplies or their sanity?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2018
Bald Move TV is back! Jim and A.Ron discuss the fifth season of HBO’s Silicon Valley before considering the brilliant first season of Barry, starring Bill Hader as a hitman trying to turn actor. It probably goes without saying, but massive spoilers for both shows in this episode. If you’d like to skip around, here are timecodes for the discussion… Silicon Valley – 00:00:33 Barry – 00:19:10Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 23, 2018
We spin up Netflix’s Altered Carbon after we’ve decanted it for a few weeks, to see what we make of it in our final analysis. Cool concepts, excellent design, and decent sci-fi action are slightly undercut by sometimes silly and hammy execution, and a failure to take ideas to their logical conclusion. Still, we’re always down to ponder futurism and human singularities, so we dig it. It will be interesting to see if and how they decide to proceed with future seasons!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 5, 2018
Jim and A.Ron have seen the first two episodes of Netflix’s new sci-fi film noir series Altered Carbon. Hundreds of years into the future, the wealthy elite change bodies like we change clothes, and a fallen rebel from a long ago civil war is brought back to life by a rich immortal who wants him to investigate his own “murder”. Intriguing premise, looks amazing, with fantastic action sequences, but we’re a bit worried that some of the lofty ideas and world building are half baked, though not fatalLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 31, 2018
Welcome to the 2017 Baldies Awards, where we honor the outstanding achievements in film, television, and Bald Move podcasting for the year! This is the main event, the 2017 Baldies Awards Ceremony proper. Once again we don our most formal t-shirts to hand out the Baldie gold to those deserving. Who takes home the top prize for Drama and Actor? There is sure to be fun and controversy along the way!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 31, 2018
This 2017 Baldies Awards deliberation is on “Best Drama”! Perhaps the most prestigious of the Baldies, this award recognizes the best television show we saw in 2017, and this deliberation explains why we scored dramas the way we did.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 31, 2018
This 2017 Baldies Awards deliberation is on “Best Female Actor”! Who’s the lady taking home the Baldies Gold?!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 31, 2018
This 2017 Baldies Awards deliberation is on “Best Male Actor”! Who’s the dude taking home the Baldies Gold?!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 31, 2018
This 2017 Baldies Awards deliberation is on “Best First Run Bald Movie”! We saw a lot of movies last year. Which one was best?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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