255: Telling Another Season Of Big Little Lies

Extra Hot Great

By Tara Ariano, Sarah D. Bunting, David T. Cole

255: Telling Another Season Of Big Little Lies

We're thrilled to welcome Eve back to the guest chair...but were we as thrilled to welcome Big Little Lies back into our primetime lives? We talked about Meryl Streep's flawlessly passive-aggressive performance and loved Laura Dern because it's a day ending in Y. After Tara reported on a Kit-Kat-jingle-related Tiny Triumph, Sarah joined her to capsule-review the ATX Festival before we went around the dial with Pose, RuPaul's Drag Race, and Black Mirror. Dan Cassino tasked us with assembling our own personal A-Teams as an Extra Credit, and everyone from Villanelle to Pam Poovey got in on the act. Then we took a tour of Senegal with Françoise's lovely Canon presentation on behalf of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown. Kristen Bell is a winner, Linda Fairstein is a loser, and we all shared a bowl of alphabet soup in Game Time. Don't get stuck in a hallway marching band: it's an all-new Extra Hot Great.


SHOW TOPICS

Big Little LiesTiny Triumph: Tara’s Kit-Kat jingle gets a key RTATX Festival ReportPoseRuPaul’s Drag RaceBlack MirrorExtra Credit: Your Own Personal A-TeamThe Canon: Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown S07.E06: SenegalWinner and Loser of the WeekGame Time: ABC TV Trivia


SHOW NOTES

The Alternatino premiere on YouTubeThe Best Evidence newsletterATX’s TV Campfire podcastPhoto: HBO / Jennifer Clasen


DISCUSSION

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