326: Unpacking The Undoing or Too Many Butterflies

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

326: Unpacking The Undoing or Too Many Butterflies

Wednesday, 28 October

What if Big Little Lies, but in New York City and with no point? That's kind of how Emily and the regulars all felt about The Undoing, the latest Nicole Kidman-David E. Kelley collaboration for HBO; we admired the workmanship, while not really understanding what sets it apart from BLL (besides the quality of the wigs), or buying Kidman and Hugh Grant's chemistry. Will any of us be successfully cliff-hung into watching all six episodes? Later, we investigated Around The Dial with stops at Archer, the new Supermarket Sweep, Revolutionary Girl Utena, The Morning Show, City So Real, and The Queen's Gambit, before location-scouting "Domestic Survivor" for Don's Extra Credit. Emily hoped the signal-to-noise ratio of a fourth-season Halt And Catch Fire episode would be good enough to connect it to the Canon. Stath Lets Flats won, Quibi lost, and Game Time proved a severe insult to the brain (and other things). Quick, look hunted! It's an all-new Extra Hot Great.


SHOW TOPICS

The UndoingATD: ArcherATD: Supermarket SweepATD: Revolutionary Girl UtenaATD: The Morning ShowATD: City So RealExtra Credit: Domestic SurvivorThe Canon: Halt And Catch Fire S04.E02: Signal To NoiseWinner and Loser of the WeekGame Time: A Game For Hoopleheads


SHOW NOTES

Emily Yoshida on TwitterEmily's 2019 Hugh Grant profile for Vanity FairEmily's podcast, Night CallNight Call's Patreon pageTara on the premiere of The Conners for PrimetimerTara on SlashfilmcastSarah's "best of Kartemquin playlist" on Best EvidenceSeason Two of The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show starts next week.Photo: Niko Tavernise / HBO


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