The Mind Robbers Ep. 87 – Agents of Redford

mindrobbersrssThis week, Scott played some Batman DLC, watched a movie, caught up with The Good Wife, and gushes about About a Boy while Matt read a book and discovered a game show. Our Main Topic this week is Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, we review Matt’s movie pick Three Days of the Condor, discuss InStockTrades picks Saga Vol. 3 and Sex Criminals Vol. 1, and listen to the new album from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.


0:01:30 – Cold Cold Heart (SPOILERS)
0:07:39 – The Double (mild SPOILERS)
0:16:57 – The Lies of Locke Lamora (mild SPOILERS)
0:24:44 – QI
0:33:56 – About A Boy – Season 1 (SPOILERS)
0:48:07 – The Good Wife – Season 5
0:55:30 – OFF THE RAILS
1:09:42 – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 1 (SPOILERS)
1:33:41 – Three Days of the Condor (SPOILERS)
1:50:49 – Saga Vol 3 (SPOILERS)
2:01:48 – Sex Criminals Vol 1 (mild SPOILERS)
2:12:12 – The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Days of Abandon

NEXT: Hannibal, The Americans, Mad Men, Silicon Valley, The Running Man, Fear Agent and more!!


11 thoughts on “The Mind Robbers Ep. 87 – Agents of Redford

  1. Scott, have you heard of a small game called Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons? I was amazed when I played it at how well the game was able to communicate purely through visuals and game mechanics without any dialogue. I think you might enjoy it. Brothers is only a couple of hours long, so it is easy to get through. I would recommend playing through the entire thing in one sitting as I think the story is much more impactful that way.

    Anyway, just thought I would bring it to your attention in case you’d never heard of it.

  2. I don’t think it is an accident that the quality of Agents of Shield markedly went up the more Bill Paxton got involved in the plot. I loved the final fakeout punchline in the finale with him. If there was anything the entire season that felt like a Joss Whedon thing, that was it.

  3. I can easily recommend the first two seasons of American Horror Story (AKA the ones available on Netflix). I have not seen the third season as of yet, but the first two were a lot of fun, if wildly different.

    • I’m tempted. But I tried watching the pilot and really REALLY hated everything about it. Maybe I’ll try it again.

      With live-tweeting.

      And alcohol.

      • The first season of AHS is a very slow burn. It took me a few episodes to completely get into it, but it was well worth watching. The second season is more quickly paced and much more insane, befitting its setting.

        I just think the fact that an anthology TV series like this where each season is completely different from the others, yet it is very successful is kind of awesome.

        • On a slightly related note, I finally pushed past my Breaking Bad block and now enjoy the show a lot. It took me many months to crawl through the first season and a half. I didn’t enjoy it much at all, and if it weren’t for figuring that there must be a good reason Breaking Bad is so freaking popular, I wouldn’t have kept watching.

          But now I’ve gone from the middle of the 2nd season to the middle of the 4th in just a few weeks. Once Breaking Bad started embracing the absurd as much as the grittiness, the show finally clicked for me.

  4. I have been devouring the new episodes of 24 like they’re going out of style. I loved that show when it was on, warts and all. Now that it’s back, I am kind of hoping that a new run of the show will kick off after this. So far, the shorter season is keeping things at a breakneck pace, even for 24 which has never really been “slow”.

    Whether we get any more after this or not, I’m going to thoroughly enjoy watching this show again while I can, large tub of popcorn in hand.

    • That’s one of the reasons I’m really looking forward to it. I really did love 24 (warts and all), but the implied promise of removign those 5-9 episodes of bullshit waiting around that seemed to plague every season can only improve the show.

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