T Lo take on the huge blowback regarding John Mulaney's personal life and explain all the personal, professional, and societal reasons they're holding firm on their opinion that parasocial relationships with celebrities shouldn't be normalized. Bring back that early aughts cynicism!
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Movie Talk: ”Being the Ricardos,” ”Belfast,” ”The Power of the Dog”
1:01:24T Lo give their in-depth reviews of "Being the Ricardos," "Belfast" and "Power of the Dog." Is Nicole Kidman a believable Lucille Ball? Does Kirsten Dunst deserve and Oscar? Why did Tom cry through a one third of "Belfast" when it's not a tragedy? And why are all three of these films on their year-end Best list?
Unpacking ”Spencer” and its Relationship with Accuracy
50:42T Lo dive deep on Kristen Stewart's astonishing portrayal of Princess Diana in director Pablo Larraín's "Spencer," unpacking the film's fantastical interpretation of the Princess of Wales' life and asking question about just how much leeway storytellers should have in interpreting real people.
”Passing,” ”The Green Knight,” and Respecting the Source Material
1:04:48T Lo discuss "Passing," starring Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga and "The Green Knight," starring Dev Patel and Alicia Vikander, diving deep on the themes, art direction, costume design and performances and showing how each film's director let the source material determine the direction, no matter how dated it was.
The Big Celebrity Stories of the Week and What They Mean
52:41T Lo unpack a whole range of celebrity news, from Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson dating to Chris Pratt trolling the public to Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo's casting in the Wicked movie adaption. PLUS: Why early aughts bloggers had it right when they treated stars with a lot more cynicism than today and why it's pointless to get mad at Kardashians.
It Doesn‘t Matter How You Dune
52:41It's a sci-fi themed PSO as T Lo explain why Apple TV's "Invasion" is such a disappointment before launching into an extended discussion of director Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of Dune starring Timothee Chalamet. The costumes, the art direction, the performances, their favorite scenes and the cliched Middle Eastern cultural appropriation - they talk about it all.
A Whole Bunch of Opinions on the World this Week
45:40T Lo unpack the news about the tragic accident on Alec Baldwin's film set and the homophobic attacks on Pete Buttigieg, but first: Are SJP's "And Just Like That" costumes for real? PLUS: Why Nicole Kidman is all wrong to play Lucille Ball and whether biopics need to cast for resemblance or mimicry.
The Chappelle Mess, Lizzo‘s Triumph and Project Runway‘s Return
59:08Description: T Lo give their thoughts on Dave Chappelle's transphobic Netflix comedy special and the fallout from it, dissect Lizzo's bold fashion choice for Cardi B's birthday party, and talk about the return of Project Runway for its 19th season and muse on the show's effects and changes in all the years of covering it.
What‘s Up with ”Squid Game” and ”Diana: The Musical”?
50:55T Lo look at the astonishing popularity of Netflix's breakaway hit "Squid Game" and laugh their way through the hilariously awful "Diana: The Musical" in order to answer one question about both of them: Why are people so fascinated by this? From Harry and Meghan to the fall of capitalism, they break it all down for you. PLUS: Why Adele's double Vogue covers matter and why it's good that they're so different.
Let‘s Talk About TV Stuff
1:02:37It's an all TV TALK episode of the PSO as T Lo dive into the Ellen Pompeo/Denzel Washington "Grey's Anatomy" story and what it says about the insulated lives of stars, then offer their contradictory takes on "Midnight Mass," "Y: The Last Man" and "Foundation."
Sandy and Megs, Having Themselves a Week
45:22T Lo tackle the ridiculous brouhaha over the "TAX THE RICH" dress Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore to the Met Gala and why she was perfectly in her rights to do so. PLUS: Harry and Meghan make the TIME 100, pose for a really weird picture, get a ton of totally predictable blowback.