Everybody’s favorite non-Disney princess finally shows up in Netflix’s drama about the Royal Windsor Family of Great Britain. We discuss the main storylines, themes, and performances of The Crown Season 4.
The Crown (season four)
Created by: Peter Morgan Starring: Olivia Coleman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Gillian Anderson, Josh O’Connor, Emma Corrin, Marion Bailey, Erin Doherty, Stephen Boxer, Emerald Fennell Composer: Martin Phipps Executive Producers: Peter Morgan, Stephen Daldry, Andy Harries, Phillip Martin, Suzanne Mackie, Matthew Byam-Shaw, Robert Fox, Tanya Seghatchian, Nina Wolarsky, Allie Goss Original network: Netflix Original release: November 15, 2020
We show our ignorance of and love for Britain in this extensive discussion of The Crown’s latest season.
When we recorded this episode Queen Elizabeth II was, in fact, 93. Rather irritatingly, she had a birthday since then making us wrong about yet another thing. Don’t come to us for facts about Britain.
The Crown (season three)
Created by: Peter Morgan Starring: Olivia Coleman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Daniels, Jason Watkins, Marion Bailey, Erin Doherty, Jane Lapotaire, Charles Dance, Josh O’Connor, Geraldine Chaplin, Michael Maloney, Emerald Fennell, Andrew Buchan Composer: Martin Phipps Executive Producers: Peter Morgan, Stephen Daldry, Andy Harries, Phillip Martin, Suzanne Mackie, Matthew Byam-Shaw, Robert Fox, Tanya Seghatchian, Nina Wolarsky, Allie Goss Original network: Netflix Original release: November 17, 2019
And now for something entirely different – an offbeat Coen Brothers comedy set in Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Directed by: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen Produced by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner Screenplay by: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen Edited by: Roderick Jaynes Cinematography: Roger Deakins Music by: Carter Burwell Starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum Distributed by: Universal Pictures
We’re a little late to the party on HBO’s miniseries Chernobyl, but we’ve seen it now and we discuss it away from the initial hype of its release last year. Is it as good as people have said? Is it historically accurate? Does it matter?
Created by: Craig Mazin Written by: Craig Mazin Directed by: Johan Renck Starring: Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley, Adam Nagaitis, Con O’Neill, Adrian Rawlins, Sam Troughton, Robert Emms, Emily Watson, David Dencik, Mark Lewis Jones, Alan Williams, Alex Ferns, Ralph Ineson, Barry Keoghan, Fares Fares, Michael McElhatton Composer: Hildur Guðnadóttir Executive Producers: Craig Mazin, Carolyn Strauss, Jane Featherstone, Johan Renck, Chris Fry Original network: HBO Original release: 2019 Number of Episodes: 5
We discuss one of the greatest war movies of all time – a favorite of us both.
Saving Private Ryan
Directed by: Steven Spielberg Produced by: Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn, Steven Spielberg Written by: Robert Rodat Cinematography: Janusz Kamiński Edited by: Michael Kahn Music by: John Williams Starring: Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Adam Goldberg, Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy Davies Production company: Amblin Entertainment, Mutual Film Company Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
We don’t like to discuss politics straightforwardly on this show, but in today’s episode we touched on a bunch of stuff that borders on political. Well, everything’s political, really. Sorry.
Nevertheless we hope you put up with (and maybe even get something out of) our discussions on The Vietnam War (both the actual event and the Ken Burns documentary), James Gunn’s firing, and how the cultural discourse has gotten so uncivil.
We usually don’t talk “current events” all that much. This episode was recorded a couple weeks ago so things around the James Gunn situation have developed a bit, but hopefully our discussion is still mostly valid.
Stick around to the end of the show to hear us definitely answer the question on everybody’s minds: when did Facebook stop being cool?