Join Guillermo, Jason, Sion and Gary as we discuss Netflix's autism spectrum family melodramedy "Atypical", featuring:
SAM, whose turn ons include thinking about sex and thinking about penguins. Mostly penguins.
DOUG, who clearly didn't think through the ramifications of making one poor choice in your life when everyone you love is an obssessive-compulsive repressed rage-a-holic emotional sadist.
ELSA, who is played by Jennifer Jason Leigh and is therefore perfect and that's all you need to know and can we PLEASE talk about something else like for example what a complete a-hole Doug was to her a decade and a frickin' half ago already.
ZAHID, Sam's coworker and one-man #MeToo class action lawsuit waiting to happen.
CASEY, who loves her brother, but can't think about anything but running, running away, running anywhere, running all the way to the EFF...BEEE...EYE. Okay, maybe just college instead of the FBI.
AND JULIA, who proves that no matter how neuro-typical you are, none of us is more than one chocolate covered strawberry away from blowing up our lives and shopping for a TV in our pajamas in the middle of the night.
Thank you for supporting the Natter Cast and thanks as always to The Distance for our opening music: Caffeinated Woman!
JOIN JASON, Sion, Gary and Patrick as we discuss the rapidly escalating degrees of crazy in four Netflix documentaries, including...
MERCURY 13 .. in which we learn that the ladies' auxiliary of the space program had to have the same right stuff as the guys, only backwards and in high heels.
THE PUSH .. in which we learn that destroying people's confidence in their own common human decency can be fun!
Check out the controversy on Derren Brown here.
THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR .. in which we learn that even in the 1930s, no matter where you go, there you are. Until you disappear and are mummified at sea.
WILD WILD COUNTRY, in which we learn that you cannot make an enlightened, sex-crazed cult community without breaking a few salmonella eggs over a salad bar.
Special thanks to The Distance for our music!
Join Jason, Gary, Sion and Patrick as we discuss our Netflix picks for February 2018, featuring...
BRIGHT, the film in which fairy lives don't matter. And neither does plot, character motivation or backstory. But character chemistry and fun action do, so there's that.
And be sure to check out Lindsay Ellis' video essay on the apotheosis of lazy worldbuilding in Bright.
RETRIBUTION aka ONE OF US, in which two Scottish families do their best to convince themselves that they're not in a Vince Gilligan series despite the looming presence of Lydia Rodarte-Quayle.
ALTERED CARBON, based on the book that envisioned a future of sex, drugs and rock n' roll, comes a series that envisions a future of sex, drugs and Edgar Allen Poe.
DIRTY MONEY, or "Mr. Robot - The Home Game" in which we learn that Volkswagon are naughty boys, there's a such a thing as a strategic maple syrup reserve and Donald Trump is the president.
Thanks for listening and be sure to join us next month for more Netflix madness!
JOIN JASON, GARY AND SION as we discuss our latest binges on Netflix, with in-depth coverage of series 4 of Peaky Blinders!
And be sure to join us on Facebook in our binge-watching, film-loving, stream-addicted group, "I Can't Stop Watching Netflix!"
We open with a short discussion of some of the shows we've been watching, including...
GODLESS, in which we learn that there's nothing a man can do that a woman can't do better, unless that man is Jeff Daniels or Sam Waterson in which case it's an even money bet
WANTED, for those who love Breaking Bad, Thelma & Louise and Australia but just can't seem to pick one.
WORMWOOD, in which we learn that you should probably either drop acid or work for the CIA. It's not good to do both.
And then we continue to our in-depth coverage of Peaky Blinders, featuring...
THOMAS SHELBY, who is not a traitor to his class, just an extreme example of what a working man can accomplish
POLLY SHELBY, who is evidently trying to sleep with everyone on Game of Thrones
ARTHUR SHELBY, who should probably stick to ranching and fixing cars instead of fights
JESSIE EDEN, who is red all over, not just on her right hand
ALFIE SOLOMONS, who is thinking of retiring...maybe to Italy...nah
ABERAMA GOLD, whose red right hand has a finger of unusually small size...little, one might call it
AND LUCA CHANGRETTA, who will make the Blinders an offer they can't understand
Enjoy the show, and be sure to join us soon for the sheckond in our sheries of the Shummer of Sean Connery: The Hunt for Red October
And next month when we begin our tribute to a true San Francisco hero, Dave Toschi (who passed this week at age 86), starting with 1968's class Steve McQueen film, Bullitt.