The Mind Robbers Ep. 83 – Irredeemable Monsters

mindrobbersrssThis week, Matt finished his Harry Potter re-read while Scott has played the new South Park game. Our Main Topic is House of Cards season 2, we review Matt’s movie pick Raging Bull, and discuss our InStockTrades Book of the Month Preacher Book 3 along with Scott Pilgrim Vol. 3 and Swamp Thing by Brian K. Vaughan Vol. 1.

SHOW NOTES

0:01:25 – Mistborn: The Final Empire (SPOILERS)
0:13:08 – South Park: The Stick of Truth (mild SPOILERS)
0:24:25 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (SPOILERS)
0:40:46 – House of Cards: Season 2 (FULL SPOILERS)
1:04:24 – Raging Bull (FULL SPOILERS)
1:22:15 – Preacher Vol. 3 (SPOILERS)
1:37:18 – Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness
1:42:45 – Brian K. Vaughan’s Swamp Thing Vol 1

SONG: “Monsters” by Andrew Figueroa Chiang and the Blazing Rays of the Sun

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4 thoughts on “The Mind Robbers Ep. 83 – Irredeemable Monsters

  1. Loved the House of Cards discussion. I loved the first season of the show. It had a lot of interesting characters, and I totally agree with you about rooting for Peter Russo. Season 2 really lacks that character to hang your hat on.
    I really enjoyed watching the 2nd season of House of Cards myself, but only because I was entertained by Kevin Spacey and wondering what stupid depths the plot would go to next. I kept waiting for Rachel to beat the shit out of Stamper for like the entire season, and kept yelling at the screen every time he would visit her. They couldn’t come up with anything else for that guy to do? Seriously?

    However, there is at least one thing that the second season did better than the first: more of Freddy’s BBQ. I love that side character, so I was very glad they found a way to keep him on the show.

    I will be watching the third season of House of Cards out of morbid curiosity. Now that Frank Underwood has seemingly achieved his goal from the first couple seasons….where the hell can they go now? I hope it goes full on crazy. Things I expect from a third season: the Underwoods seduce world leaders, the hacker guy starts a pet store, Remy becomes a gigolo for hire, Rachel becomes terrifying serial killer, Jackie Sharp leaves politics to host the HoC version of The Apprentice, and characters previously killed off come back as zombies!

    • I totally forgot to mention the Freddy’s BBQ storyline, especially because he got an episode. What’s funny to me about that is that I really liked Freddy, but the second they gave him an episode it screamed of the show trying for something it had an idea for because it seems like the sorta thing a prestige drama would do (easy example: Enlightened doing episodes about Helen and Levi) but falling far short of the mark. I really didn’t love that episode. It felt stilted (as the show tended to) and pretentious (that show to a t) and it came off far less than it self-importantly thought it to be.

      And I thought it was one of the better episodes too.

  2. I love your podcast even when I disagree with you. Your analysis is great to listen to. There was a lot of problems with the plot and the writing. This is not that far off from reality. The real life inspiration is LBJ. The fictional is Richard III. He doesn’t change, he wants power, he gets it and he is destroyed. Season 3 will be the fall and will be done. Just like the British version.

  3. The trash in this season was terrible. Just painful.But HBO turned down House of Cards but gave us two seasons of the Newsroom. I want to like it but I know it stinks.

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